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New Year in Krakow

  • Krakow ©Polish Tourist Organisation

    krakow wawel castle (C) polish tourist organisation
  • Wawel Castle, Krakow © Poland Tourist Organisation

    Wawel Castle, Krakow © Poland Tourist Organisationq
  • Wieliczka ©Poland Tourist Organisation

    Wieliczka ©Poland Tourist Organisation
  • Wieliczka salt mine, Krakow ©Poland Tourist Organisation, Fotopolska

    Poland, Krakow, Wieliczka salt mine
4 day tour
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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.

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Wieliczka

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. 


Dates

30th December 2019


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Depart

If time permits, enjoy some final sightseeing or souvenir shopping before departing Krakow.


Suggested Hotel

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.


3 nights
30th December 2019 Prices on request

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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