Krakow Short Break
- Discover the charm & beauty of Krakow on this 4-night holiday to Poland.
- Stay at a hotel in the heart of Krakow with easy access to all the must-see highlights.
- Learn the history of Krakow on a guided half day tour visiting the city’s main attractions.
- Experience panoramic views of the Tatras Mountains on a full day trip to Zakopane.
- Enjoy leisure time to discover the city on your own, with tips from our local guide.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Krakow
Join us to explore the perfect combination of bustling, modern city and medieval heritage on this 4-night short break to Krakow. As Poland’s former national capital, the city has a history encompassing more than a thousand years and still remains a leading cultural centre. On this holiday, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of the city’s main highlights including stops at St. Mary's Church, the Wawel Cathedral (known for the giant sized 13 tonne Sigismund Bell that resides in its bell tower), and the Royal Tombs, the final resting place of 10 Polish kings. We’ll also take a full day excursion to Zakopane, a resort town at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Here, we’ll explore the town’s charming centre with a local guide and take a short funicular ride to the top of Gubalowka hill, to enjoy the panoramic views of the countryside.
*Please note that some locations featured on this holiday will involve walking on uneven surfaces, hills and steps. We invite you to contact us for any additional details required.
Activity Level: Easy
Travel to Poland
Arrive in Krakow
Upon arriving in Krakow, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.
Guided Walking Tour
Enjoy a half day walking tour of the magical city of Krakow. Here you will see the main square, visit St. Mary's Church, and explore the Wawel Cathedral.
Free Time at leisure
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Krakow. Visit Basztowa street for lunch or take in the city.
Excursion to Zakopane
This morning, depart your hotel for a full day excursion to Zakopane. Known for its unique wooden architecture and charming style of decoration, this popular resort town is located in the Tatrzanski National Park, in the heart of the magnificent Tatra Mountains. On a short guided walk through the centre, visit Krupowki Street and Krzeptowki Sanctuary while taking in the town's folk atmosphere and scenic surroundings. Also included is a short funicular ride to Gublowka hill, where on a clear day you can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains. There will be free time for sightseeing, shopping and perhaps sampling some regional specialities for lunch, before transferring back to your hotel in Krakow.
At Leisure or Optional Excursion
Free Time in Krakow
Today will be free for shopping and sightseeing of your own choice. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit. If you would like to visit Auschwitz or Wieliczka Salt Mines this can be pre booked, only one tour can be booked for your day of leisure. Auschwitz this devastating place is where thousands of people were held and lost their lives during World war II. You will learn tales of former prisoners - including Anne and Otto Frank - see the gas chambers, and learn about how the camp was eventually liberated. Also popular, the Wieliczka Salt Mines (UNESCO Heritage Site), contain a labyrinth of underground tunnels all shaped by hand and cut out from the salt. There are altars and chapels, including the highlight, the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, where Mass is sometimes celebrated.
Optional Excursion - Salt Mine or Auschwitz
Only one tour can be pre booked Salt mines or Auschwitz on free day, these excursions are subject to availability.
Depart your hotel to Krakow Airport for your return flight.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.