Krakow and Optional Auschwitz
Tuesday 22 March 2022 (5 Days)
Krakow survived the ravages of the war intact which left a wealth of historical buildings and the Old Town Hall is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city break to Krakow should include a Visit to Wawel Cathedral, climb the tower to see the overwhelming Zigsmunds Bell. Marvel at the Medieval Cloth Hall and the ancient Market Square, one of the most beautiful in the world. During your short break to Krakow, an optional excursion to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp can be arranged for those who are interested. Visit the 900 year old Salt Mine in Wieliczka which is one of the wonders of the world. It’s like a mysterious underground City with over 200 km of passageways, but everything you see is made of salt, including the chapels alter, chandeliers, sculptures and floor paving.
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)
The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest in the Third Reich. According to historical investigations, 1.5 million people, among them a great number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured and murdered in this camp, the symbol of humanity's cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Full of unique beauty and active continuously since the Middle Ages – the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine is visited by tourists every day, showing the most amazing works of art sculpted throughout the many centuries of laborious miners’ work. The underground Wieliczka Salt Mine boasts kilometres of walkways and ramps, magnificent chambers, lakes and breathtaking salt statues. Modern technology can also be come across along the route to educate those eager to learn more about the Mine.. It is hard to imagine – the Tourist Route involves almost 800 steps to climb and over 2 kilometres of meandering corridors although this part of the Mine makes up for only 1% of the entire underground world!
The Wieliczka Salt Mine was one of the first among 12 sites from all around the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most frequently visited tourist sites in the world!
Breathtaking cities, tranquil seaside, beautiful lakes… there is even a desert! Poland has it all…but on the very south of the country, one more absolutely magical gem awaits your visit – the Tatra Mountains. It is at their foot where you will find Zakopane.
Located a little over 100 kilometres (just under 70 miles) from the capital of Lesser Poland, Zakopane is the ultimate one-day tour destination from Krakow for people who want to experience something extraordinary. The town offers a perfect blend of outdoorsy fun, beautiful views and fascinating traditions. The most important things about this beautiful town in southern Poland are the majestic Tatra Mountains and the unique folklore.
the wooden architecture the traditional costume – even today proudly worn by the locals – the folk music, and the local handicrafts.
Single Supplement: £112
Balance Due by: 11 January 2022
Day 1- Depart Manchester on your flight to Krakow
Transfer to your hotel (approx. 30 mins)
Rest of the Day at Leisure
Day 2 – Included Walking Tour of Krakow (2 hours)
Optional Excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine (Half-Day)
Day 3 - Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion to Auschwitz and Birkenau (6 Hours)
Day 4 - Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion to Zakopane (6 Hours)
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Evening Transfer back to Krakow airport for your retunr flight to the UK
With only a 5-minute walk of the Kraków’s beautiful Main Market Square, the Hotel Wyspiański features bright rooms with satellite TV and a modern bathroom with a hairdryer.
All rooms at the Wyspiański come with a working space with a telephone. WiFi is available. Some rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel restaurant, which specialises in Polish and European dishes. Guests can enjoy a drink or snacks at the bar.
Front desk staff is available 24 hours a day and can arrange room service or store guests’ valuables in the hotel safety deposit box.
Hotel Wyspiański is located only a 10-minute walk of the Kraków Główny Railway Station and Galeria Krakowska Shopping Centre. The central location guarantees easy access to the historical Old Town, where many dining and entertainment facilities are located.
Manchester - Krakow- Manchester (Easyjet)
Outward: 12h45 - 16h15
Return: 20h45 - 22h45
All times shown are in the local times applicable to that country
Flight supplements: no other flight options
All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.
1 x Small Cabin Bag (56x44x25cm)
See “Extras” for additional luggage with charges
NEW Easyjet Luggage Policy
As from 10 February 2021 Easyjet are changing their luggage policy.
For all tours after that date, the options will be
A) Cabin Baggage Only (1 Small Bag 45 x 36 x 20cm) to be placed under the seat in front of you
This is included with all bookings.
B) Front Seats (Rows 2 – 6) and Extra Legroom Seats will be allowed 2 bags £36
( 1 Case/Bag Max 56x45x25cm and 1 the included Small Bag 45x36x20cm)
C) 15kg Check-In Luggage £60
D) 23kg Check-In Luggage £70
Prices are shown for the return.
Option B will be subject to availability at the time we book the flights.
Should this option not be available, then we will contact you.
Please note that if one person in your party selects Option B and the others select another option, then you will not be sat together on the aircraft.
Door 2 Door Transfers
These are currently only available from Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield areas
Manchester Airport £85pp Return
Hotel Upgrades – see Accommodation
Room Upgrades – see Accommodation
Optional Excursions – Further details will be e mailed to you approximately 3 months prior to departure
Add-Ons – not available for all tours
Special Assistance - If this is required at the airport please notify us when booking