Krakow Short Break
Join us to experience fascinating history, beautiful architecture and unique culture on our holidays to Poland. All of our holidays to Poland include return flights, accommodation, all transfers and an exciting array of excursions with an expert, local guide. So, stop planning and start packing!
Poland’s former capital, Krakow, is a stunning medieval city known for its well-preserved Old Town and Jewish quarter. The town’s Market Square, once the largest in Europe, is framed by tenement houses, baroque palaces and beautiful churches. Just outside Krakow lies the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in the world. This spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site features magnificent chambers carved out of rock salt. On our holidays to Krakow, we’ll have plenty of free time to visit these fascinating sites and learn the history of the city on a guided walking tour.
Zakopane, a resort town at the foot of the Tatras Mountains, is known for its unique wooden architecture and charming style of decoration. On our holidays including an excursion to Zakopane, we’ll enjoy a short guided walk through the centre, visit Krupowki Street and explore Krzeptowki Sanctuary; all while taking in the town’s traditional atmosphere. We’ll also take a short funicular ride to Gubalowka hill to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Our excursions to Zakopane include free time for sightseeing, shopping or sampling regional specialities at one of the town’s quaint cafes or restaurants.
The fairy tale city of Wroclaw boasts a unique mix of heritages, with architecture influenced by Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian traditions. The city’s beautiful Old Town or ‘Stare Miasto’ is home to a variety of landmarks including the monumental painting of the Battle of Raclawice. On our holidays including Wroclaw, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Cathedral Island, Market Square including the Old Town Hall, and Wroclaw University. We’ll also have plenty of free time in the city to discover its other incredible sights or just relax and take in the atmosphere of this picturesque city.
Poland’s capital and arguably its most famous city, Warsaw is a not to be missed. After being devastated by World War II, the city’s original 13th-century Old Town was meticulously reconstructed and restored to its former glory. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, travellers can read about the recreation as they wander its beautiful cobbled streets. On our holidays including Warsaw, we’ll tour the Old Town including Zamkowy Square, Lazienki Park and the Royal Route, which passes by numerous historic buildings and monuments. We’ll also discover Wilanow Palace & Park, known as the ‘Polish Versailles’ on a half day trip.
The town of Gdańsk offers a perfect mix of cobbled streets, quaint cafes and gothic architecture. On our Polish holidays including Gdańsk, we’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s spectacular Old Town including the Golden Gate, Prison Tower, Town Hall, Artus Court and the most famous symbol of Gdańsk, the Neptune fountain. This remarkable bronze statue of the sea god Neptune was created in 1549 and converted into a fountain in 1633. During WWII, the statue was removed and hidden away for safe keeping along with many of the city's other treasures, and remains in near-perfect condition today.
On our holidays to Poland, we’ll explore some of the country’s most interesting sights including the timber-framed baroque Peace Church, the history-steeped city of Warsaw and the breathtaking Tatra Mountains. Poland is also well-known for its delicious food and we’ll be able to sample some of it on our holidays including classic pierogis, jam-packed donuts called paczki, and bigos, a delicious hunter’s stew. Whether you’re interested in learning about the country’s military history or immersing yourself in its culture, our holidays to Poland have something for everyone. We offer a variety of holidays including short City Breaks to Krakow and Gdańsk, ideal for getting a taste of the must-see highlights, along with a 6-night trip that takes us to some of the country’s best towns and villages. Searching for something a little different? Our Christmas Market holiday to Krakow is the perfect way to turn Christmas shopping from a chore to a treat.
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
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.
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
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