MINI STUDY TOUR. CRACOW AND SURROUNDINGS IN 4 DAYS
Cracow is one of Poland’s most beautiful cities and attracts yearly millions of tourists. It is a fantastic place to be discovered during this short but interesting trip, full of experiences: narrow streets of the Old Town, always crowded Market Square, the oldest Polish university founded in 1364, old residence of Polish kings and their coronation place, old Kazimierz district with its numerous cafes, bars, restaurants with their open-air gardens. The itinerary includes also a visit of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp museum and of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, both on UNESCO Heritage list, as well as a pilgrimage in the footsteps of pope John Paul II. The tour is a good idea for a short study tour or an inspiring long weekend excursion.
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IMPORTANT: You can adjust this itinerary to your needs, interests, financial possibilities and time available. Would you like to change something, add something, upgrade or lower the standard of the hotel? Do you need full board treatment, or want to stay a little longer? Contact us!
Fotografie: Pawel Pacholec / licencja: Creative Commons 2.0
Arrival to Cracow, meeting with the guide, transfer to the hotel 3*, check-in, in the afternoon sightseeing of the old Jewish district Kazimierz, one of the best preserved Jewish settlements in Europe. It was here where many scenes from Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” were filmed. Today Kazimierz is a vibrant district, popular among artists and students, known for its nightlife, art galleries and fashionable cafes and eateries. Welcome dinner, overnight.
Breakfast and a guided visit of the historical centre of Cracow: Wawel hill with its renaissance castle and cathedral, the resting place of the Polish kings and national leaders, Old Town, Royal Route, the largest in Europe Market Square, the cloth hall and St. Mary’s church with its altar – a wooden masterpiece of Veit Stoss. Next we proceed Wieliczka salt mine, a World Heritage site of UNESCO, one of the greatest tourist attractions of the region. Return transfer to the hotel, dinner, overnight.
Breakfast, transfer to Wadowice, birthplace of pope John Paul II. En route the sightseeing of Calvaria, a unique architectonic and landscape complex, listed as a heritage site by UNESCO, created to be the Polish Jerusalem. In Wadowice we will see the house where Karol Wojtyła was born and we shall visit the church where the future pope was baptized. We will have an opportunity to taste the famous “Kremówka” or cream cake, the favourite sweet of young Karol. Next, transfer to Auschwitz and a guided visit of the camp site. Transfer to Birkenau where still camp barracks and a railway platform with the entrance gate – one of the iconic symbols of the holocaust – can be seen. Return transfer to the hotel, dinner, overnight.
Breakfast, check-out, depending on the time available, continuation of Cracow sightseeing: St. Florian’s gate and the city walls, Barbican, free time. Transfer to the airport, return flight.