4 Nights | £429 pp
Outward Date: 16/10/2017 - Depart Gatwick 0925 arrive Krakow 1255
Return Date: 20/10/2017 - Depart Krakow 2135 arrive Gatwick 2315
Departing from Gatwick
Fly direct to Krakow. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 4 nights.
morning your local guide will meet you at the hotel and take you on a
four-hour walking tour of the city. Learn about Krakow's fascinating
history and heritage, taking in some beautiful examples of Gothic and
Renaissance architecture as you go. Top of the list must surely be Wawel
Castle, the very symbol of Poland's national pride and identity. A tour
inside reveals Poland's very own crown jewels. The tour also
encompasses Krakow's picturesque Old Town, dominated by the Main Market
Square, Rynek Glówny. The Market Square ranks amongst the largest
medieval squares in Europe and throughout history has served as a focal
point to large city events.
There is time to relax before a late
afternoon excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, situated a 40-minute
drive outside Krakow. A UNESCO World Heritage Suite, the Salt Mine
started life in the Middle Ages and represents one of Europe's oldest
morning is devoted to uncovering the city’s Communist past and to really
capture the authenticity and flavour of life during the Communist era,
you’ll travel with your English-speaking guide in a genuine East German
Trabant car. Your journey starts in the Socialist suburb of NowaHuta,
famed as Stalin’s gift to Krakow and one of the most elaborate examples
of social engineering. Pausing for refreshments at a Communist-style
restaurant, your tour takes in an immaculately-preserved Communist
apartment museum where you’ll see original propaganda films, photos and
maps depicting life in 1970s Poland before lunch in an authentic
Communist milk bar.
The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you
wish, perhaps just sitting awhile in a café and absorbing the sights
and sounds of the city, visiting one of the many museums for which
Krakow is famous or exploring the Jewish heritage trail in Kazimierz and
across the river in Podgórze, site of Schindler’s Factory.
full-day excursion takes you out of the city on a poignant journey of
remembrance to Auschwitz, a name synonymous with tragedy, persecution
and mass genocide. The largest of the World War II concentration and
extermination camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau was specifically designed as a
death camp not only for Jews but also for Poles, gypsies, Russian
prisoners of war and other nationalities deemed fit to be there by the
Nazi regime. Reaching Auschwitz after a 90-minute drive from Krakow,
you’ll have an in-depth guided tour in English of both Auschwitz and
Birkenau (including transportation between the two camps), lasting
approximately three and a half hours. This is a thoroughly moving and
utterly memorable tour that will resonate for years to come.
out of your hotel and join the private transfer to the airport for the
return flight to the UK. If time permits you can leave your luggage with
the hotel and enjoy a last few hours exploring the city.
Your Holiday Hotels
Great little hotel with fantastic staff.Location...
Well located within Krakow. Town Hall Tower and Cloth Hall approximately 700 metres from the property.Accommodation...
Rooms come with flat-screen TV, tea/coffee maker, safety deposit box and air conditioning. Bathrooms come with shower (no bathtubs) and free toiletries.Facilities...
There is a bar and restaurant. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Please note there is no lift at this hotel.Transport...
Nearest bus stop 100 metres.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Return direct flights from Gatwick to Krakow
4 nights at the 3* Garden Palace, Krakow sharing a twin/double room
Private half day Krakow walking tour with guide and admission fee to Wawel Cathedral and the Crown Treasury
Half day tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Half day Communist tour of Krakow in East German Trabant car
Full day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau
Return private airport transfers
Hand Luggage Only
UK Air Passenger Duty
Services of Our 24 hour duty manager