7 Nights | £599 pp
Outward Date: 11/06/2017 - Depart Leeds Bradford 2025 arrive Krakow 2355
Return Date: 18/06/2017 - Depart Krakow 1825 arrive Leeds Bradford 2000
Departing from Leeds Bradford
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.
Your Holiday Hotels
Our opinion…A small friendly hotel, offering great value accommodation in an excellent location. A good selection of bars and restaurants can be easily reached from this hotel.
Location... Garbarska 18. Located just 550 metres from Kraków’s Old Town. In the Old Town’s Main Market there is the St Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall, and the Czartoryski Museum. Wawel Castle is 1.2 km away.
Accommodation…54 en suite rooms feature classical decor.
Facilities… Breakfast room.
Transport...Kraków Główny Railway Station is within 1 km.
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.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Return direct flights from Leeds Bradford to Krakow
4 nights at the 3* Hotel Alexander in Krakow sharing a twin/double room
3 nights at the 3* Hotel Czarny Potok in Zakopane sharing a twin/double room
Private transfer from Krakow to Zakopane
Return private airport transfers
UK Air Passenger Duty
Services of Our 24 hour duty manager