This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from four nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in Krakow to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- Sightseeing tour of Krakow
- The Pieskowa Scala National Park
- A day in Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains
- The UNESCO World Heritage Village of Chocholow
- A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau
- A trip to the Wielizcka Salt Mine
- Visit to the Czestochova Monastery
- Sightseeing visit of Warsaw
- Visit to Zelazowa Wola – birthplace of Frederic Chopin
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - You are met by our local representative and check in to your hotel.
Day 2 - Krakow & Pieskowa Scala - You begin with a guided tour of Royal Krakow. You will see some historic burghers’ houses, the biggest market square in medieval Europe, the 11th oldest university in the world, and various examples of architectural styles including romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, art nouveau. You continue to Pieskowa Scala, the most charming of Poland’s national parks. Visit canyons up to 120m deep and white limestone cliffs containing innumerable caves.
Day 3 - Zakopane - Zakopane is nestled in the heart of the Tatra Mountains. You stop en route at Chocholow, with its traditional wooden carved houses. You visit Villa Koliba, a beautifully arranged museum of the ‘Zakopane Style’ movement. You visit the oldest church in town and have some free time to explore the rest of Zakopane. After lunch you take a funicular journey to the top of Mount Gubalowka, from where there are the most spectacular views of the Tatra Mountains. You finish with dinner at a mountaineers’ restaurant.
Day 4 - Auschwitz-Birkenau - This former concentration camp is a symbol of horror, inhumanity and the holocaust. The camp was constructed by the Nazis in 1940 for Polish citizens, and from 1942 became the most important camp for the mass extermination of European Jews. The ruins of the gas chambers, kilometres of barbed wire, wooden barracks, the train platform where people were unloaded and selected, remain as horrifying. The photographs and documents recovered from the site, as well as locks of hair and shoes remain as testament to the sheer scale of the atrocities committed. After some free time back in Krakow, you will have a dinner accompanied by traditional Klezmer music.
Day 5 - The Wieliczka Salt Mine - This isa superbly preserved world-class system of underground chambers and corridors. Your guide will accompany you around this unique attraction and tell you interesting stories of geological origin, types of salt, customs and beliefs that miners practiced. An abundance of salt statues, chapels, beautifully illuminated lakes and perfectly purified air make the visit an unforgettable one.
Day 6 - Czestochowa - The monastery here is a sanctified place of national worship and pilgrimage. See the Basilica, the Treasury, the Way of the Cross and fortifications.
Day 7 - Warsaw - Sightseeing visit including Royal Palace and Lazienki –Palace on the Water. Pass through the Old Town, completely destroyed during World War 2. See the New Town, the Barbican, St John’s Cathedral, Castle Square and Aleje Ujazdowskie with numerous churches, monuments, historic buildings and palaces.
Day 8 - Zelazowa Wola - Visit to the birthplace of Frederic Chopin. The manor houses a museum exhibiting memorabilia of Chopin’s family. Return to UK.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.