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City breaks in Krakow and beyond

Krakow, Poland

Duration

4 days / 3 nights

Formula

Clio Travel guided tours

Group Size

person

Overview

City breaks in and around Krakow

with Czestochova, Auschwitz and Birkenau

24/10 – 27/10/2024

Stroll through the narrow streets of Krakow and feel the mystical atmosphere of the city; oreach corner reveals a different aspect of Krakow’s history, from ancient to modern times. Visit Poland’s religious center, one of the most important places of worship in the Christian world, Czestochowa. Visit the infamous Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.

A unique destination, Poland!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Useful documents: Valid passport or ID card
  • Tour confirmed with 25 participants, on non-achievement, with a minimum of 15 participants supplement of € 70.00 per person
  • Single supplement € 185.00
  • Registration by 10/08/2024

Itinerary

Itenirary
Day 1 Thursday, 10/24/2024: Italy - Krakow
Meet participants at Milan Malpensa airport, clear customs formalities and depart for Krakow.
Arrive and meet your local guide and transfer to the historic city center for an orientation walking tour lasting about two hours.
At termination transfer to the hotel and accommodation in the reserved rooms.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Itenirary
Day 2 Friday, 25/10/2024: Krakow and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit to the magical city of Krakow with an Italian-speaking guide (duration about 4 hours). We will visit the Old Town, surrounded by the Planty Green Belt, the park built in place of the defensive walls. We will start at the Market Square, the largest medieval square in Europe, whose shape has ' been preserved almost intact for 700 years. Among the buildings on the Square is St. Mary's Church with its famous Gothic polychrome wooden altarpiece.
Continue to Wawel Hill, with its imposing castle overlooking the Vistula River. We will visit the castle courtyard.
After the visit, lunch at one of the city's local restaurants. We will have our first taste of Polish cuisine and taste the famous Polish "Pierogi," thin pies with a variety of fillings.
Afterwards walk through the Kazimierz district, a small fragment of the ancient Jewish city.
The dramatic extermination of Jews in Krakow was the subject of Steven Spielberg's film "Schindler's List." The district was originally founded in the 14th century as a separate town from Krakow, with its own market square and town hall.
In the afternoon excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an impressive set of underground chambers, chapels and galleries carved into the rock salt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mine has been in operation for nearly 700 years and reaches a depth of more than 300 meters.
Return to Krakow, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Itenirary
Day 3 Saturday, 10/26/2024: Krakow - Czestochowa - Auschwitz and Birkenau
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, depart for Czestochowa, the religious center of Poland, one of the most important places of worship in the Christian world, with a tradition of pilgrimages dating back to the 14th.
Meet with local guide and visit the Jasna Gòra Shrine. The tour includes the Basilica with the Chapel of the Black Madonna, the exhibition dedicated to the 600th anniversary of the Monastery, the Armory and the Treasury Room with precious gifts including the Golden Rose offered by John Paul II as an act of devotion to the heart of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
After the tour, lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, transfer to Auschwitz. Guided tour of the former concentration camp, built by the Nazis in 1940, which together with another camp built in 1942, Birkenau, became the extermination site for 1.5 million people.
Return in the evening to Krakow. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Itenirary
Day 4 Sunday, 10/27/2024: Krakow - Italy
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure for individual activities and shopping.
Free lunch. In the afternoon, transfer in time for flight departure to Milan.

N.B. The itinerary may be subject to change depending on flight operations.

The fee includes / The fee does not include

  • Flight to/from Krakow from Milan Malpensa, including airport taxes (subject to reconfirmation)
  • Transfers by GT coach from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
  • Accommodation at the hotel Mercure Stare Miastro 4 **** or similar with accommodation in double and single rooms
  • Half board (breakfast and 3 dinners at the hotel with 3-course menu with water and wine included)
  • Two lunches arranged in local restaurants (with 3-course menu with water and bread)
  • GT coach for the entire itinerary for the visits included in the program
  • Italian-speaking guide service for all the visits included in the program
  • Scheduled entrances to Kraków, St. Mary's Church, Wawel Cathedral and one of the synagogues, entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine with private tour in Italian language, private tour of Czestochova Shrine and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Italian language
  • Local taxes
  • Medical,baggage and cancellation insurance
  • Clio Travel Companion
  • Meals and drinks not listed in the program
  • Tips to guides and drivers on site
  • Personal extras
  • Bus to/from Milan airport to be determined based on the number of people registered for the trip

Tour's Location

Krakow, Poland
from 1,280

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