New Year in Krakow
Krakow is a charming town, complete with cobbled streets and horse-drawn carriages. Founded on the legend of King Krak slaying a dragon, this is a magical place throughout the year. During the festive season, however, snow usually falls and coats the city, transforming Krakow into a true winter wonderland. Poland’s ancient capital is famous for its beautiful old town with spectacular architecture, rich in Gothic churches and Baroque palaces.Read more
Explore the fascinating world of the Wieliczka salt mine on a guided tour of this UNESCO listed wonder. During your tour, navigate the amazing chambers of the mine on a 2.5km route past magnificent carvings and statues. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Underground Salt Cathedral of Krakow’, the attraction includes four chapels which miners have beautifully carved out of the rock. Furthermore, even the crystals of the chandeliers are made of reconstituted rock salt!
The Old Town
Krakow is bursting with history. Its beautiful old buildings remain and its museums host collections of priceless artefacts. Follow in the footsteps of kings on the ‘Royal Route’ – the coronation path of Polish monarchs – from Florianska Gate to Wawel Castle. The castle complex contains a wealth of vibrant treasures; perhaps catch a glimpse of the crown jewels. Experience the mystery of the winding lanes as you celebrate the festive season and bring in the New Year.
30th December 2019
Arrive in Krakow
Arrive in Krakow and check in to your hotel. If time permits, begin exploring the area – perhaps potter around the cobbled lanes of the Old Town.
New Year’s Eve
After breakfast, visit one of the oldest working salt mines in the world, Wieliczka salt mine. Descend 140m underground into a cavern full of chambers with carvings, statues and machinery and equipment for mining, of course. After navigating this underground world, return to your hotel and celebrate the New Year with dinner and a party.
New Year’s Day
Enjoy a day at leisure to continue your exploration of this beautiful city. Perhaps walk the royal route or admire the stunning Wawel Castle.
If time permits, enjoy some final sightseeing or souvenir shopping before departing Krakow.
Hilton Garden Inn Krakow ****
Situated on a bend in the Vistula River across from the Wawel Castle, the hotel is within walking distance from many cultural attractions such as the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter and the historic Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The location provides the perfect base for exploring the Galician architecture, verdant city parks, baroque palaces and gothic churches of Poland’s second largest city. Enjoy free WiFi, spacious bedrooms, complimentary fitness facilities, and a 24hr convenience mart. The Hilton Garden Inn Krakow has two restaurants, a bar and a lounge.
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