Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £469pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £599pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.
Fly direct to Krakow. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 4 nights.
Krakow: A natural starting point for any visitor to Krakow, Rynek Glowny represents the heart of the Old Town. The largest marketplace in Europe and the focal point for city events, Rynek Glowny exudes a stunning diversity of architectural styles. Also top of the list must surely be the Royal Castle and Cathedral. Symbol of Poland’s national pride and identity and representing the very best of Krakow’s architectural treasures, theysit atop Wawel Hill. For centuries a seat of kings and a former royal coronation and burial site during Krakow’s tenure as the country’s capital, today Wawel Castle and Cathedral offer a wealth of historical and architectural attractions including the Polish crown jewels and a most unique ecclesiastical interior.
Krakow: For centuries Kazimierz represented Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, yet following the war only a handful of survivors remained. Backdrop to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 epic Schindler’s List, Kazimierz is today one of Krakow’s most vibrant and atmospheric communities, jam-packed with historic synagogues, bustling cafes, antique shops and art galleries.
For those who wish to make a special journey of remembrance, we can arrange trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau. (Please ask for details.) A name synonymous with tragedy, persecution and mass genocide, Auschwitz was the largest of the World War II concentration and extermination camps and has come to symbolise one of the most horrific acts in recent human history. Without a doubt this is a thoroughly sombre and moving trip, but one that will resonate for years to come.
Krakow: For a complete contrast to the awesome architecture so symbolic of ‘classic’ Krakow, Nowa Huta represents the antithesis of heritage and tradition. A rather eerie example of 1950’s social engineering and regarded as Stalin’s gift to Krakow, Nowa Huta was the Socialist answer to the post-war push for industrialisation. With milk bars by the dozen and tours available by authentic Trabant cars, this is as much an excursion back in time as it is an opportunity to see a very different side to Krakow.
You will be collected from your hotel in Krakow and driven by private car to your hotel in Zakopane where you will spend 3 nights.
Zakopane: The region of Zakopane is widely recognised for its unspoiled nature and magnificent landscapes. The ideal place to relax and unwind either by doing very little and just enjoying the scenery or by taking advantage of 250km of trails, perfect for summer hiking.
Zakopane: The town is also known for its unique turn-of-the-20th-century wooden chalets. You may also find time to visit the Tatra Museum. Founded in 1875, it is one of the oldest regional museums in Poland. With some charming folk interiors, and a range of local costumes and art, it has plenty to gave a flavour of Highland style.
Join the private transfer from your hotel to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
Our opinion...The 3 star Hotel Maksymilian is housed in a 19th-century building situated only 700 metres from the Main Market Square, where you’ll find many of the places of interest in Krakow.
Location... Wawel Royal Castle is just a 20-minute walk away. Shops and restaurants are also close by.
Accommodation…Rooms at the Maksymilian are elegantly furnished and decorated with warm colours. Each comes with a safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries.
Facilities…The restaurant offers a great selection of traditional Polish cuisine.
Transport...Hotel Maksymilian is located 2 km from Kraków Główny Railway and Bus Station.
Our opinion...This cosy hotel is located on the Czarny Potok stream and is 5 minutes’ walk from the main pedestrian area, Krupówki street.
Location... Near the hotel there are many restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping areas for guests to visit.
Accommodation…44 modern, well equipped en suite rooms
Facilities...It features a spa & wellness centre with indoor pool.