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Polish Discovery

Overview

Travel by Air
3 Included Excursions
  • Explore the quaint town of Zakopane at your leisure and learn some of the local history on our introductory tour
  • Discover beautiful Krakow, whose medieval centre is one of the best preserved in Europe
  • Visit the moving Auschwitz Memorial Museum

Discover Poland’s unique scenery from our picturesque base in Zakopane. Set at the foothills of the spectacular Tatra Mountains, this is one of Poland’s most popular mountain resorts, yet retains its local traditions and folklore customs. Explore this lovely town at your leisure and be sure to visit the popular Krupowki Street, for shops, bars and restaurants.

We'll be able to enjoy a taste of the city life as we visit bustling Krakow, enjoy the relaxing retreat of Zakopane and take an emotional trip to Auschwitz, to visit the museum here.

Added value
Enjoy a traditional folklore entertainment evening with dinner.

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One - UK to Zakopane
Fly from the UK to Krakow, where we are met and will transfer to the resort of Zakopane. (D)

Days Two to Six - Zakopane
We spend the next five days in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains with much to see and do in free time as well as three included excursions to discover the best and most important sites in south Poland. There will also be a chance to enjoy three optional excursions during this time.

We visit the city of Krakow, one of the oldest in Poland known for its beautiful town square and a huge number of great Gothic and Renaissance architecture. While here you can enjoy a guided tour of the city as an optional extra.

We take a guided tour of the notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz, it is an opportunity to look at what occurred here during the war, an important part of both Polish and European history.

We also take a tour of Zakopane, which has been a popular destination for skiing and hiking for more than 100 years.

You can also opt to join our additional excursions, one is a tour of the Dunajec Valley, while the other goes to the magnificent Wielczika Salt Mine.
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Day Seven - Zakopane to UK
Time to say goodbye to Zakopane, as we transfer back to Krakow airport for our flight home. (B)

B,D : Breakfast, dinner

Hotel Czarny Potok

Located just five minutes' walk from the main street of Zakopane, the Czarny Potok is a very comfortable hotel, with a homely atmosphere and good standards.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Krakow

Explore the famous city of Krakow, which was the royal capital for 500 years and is today a treasure trove of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. One of Poland’s oldest cities, as well as its second-largest, Krakow is known for its magnificent historic attractions, such as the splendid Wawel Castle, St Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the main square. Enjoy a stroll through the heart of the old town, or relax with a coffee and watch the world go by.

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Half Day: Auschwitz Memorial Museum

Today we will visit the poignant Auschwitz Memorial Museum, which provides a stark look at what occurred during the World War II, and is an important part of the country’s, and the world's history. We’ll take a tour of the camp, with full information relating to the museum and its history provided by an experienced guide.

Please note: At the time this holiday goes on sale, we do not have confirmed bookings to visit Auschwitz. If we are unable to secure the visit, this excursion will be changed to Wielickza Salt Mines. Customers will be informed of any change.

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Half Day: Zakopane

Join our interesting guided tour today and learn more about the lovely town of Zakopane and its history. You can familiarise yourself with some of the town's local places of interest and see some of the beautiful wooden architecture which is popular in this part of Poland.
Zakopane is also known as the winter capital of Poland, and is a popular destination for skiing and hiking, so there may be opportunity, depending on season, to see some of the local ski jumps.

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Optional Excursions

Full Day: Scenic Dunajec Valley

Take in the amazing views of the Dunajec Valley during our scenic drive today, as we make our way through this splendid landscape. We’ll follow the Dunajec River along part of its path through southern Poland, admiring the mountainous landscape with its rolling green hills. Sit back, relax and make the most of this wonderful day out. 

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Krakow Guided City Tour

Krakow is famed for its marvellous historical monuments, which really allow the city to stand out. It was once the capital of Poland and dates from the Stone Age, and it still maintains its magical atmosphere. Legend has it that the city was founded when a man named Krakus built the beginnings of the city above a cave occupied by a dragon called Smok Wawelski. 

We’ll take an exciting tour of the city to find out about its most famous landmarks, and to learn about its fascinating history.

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Located in southern Poland, the Wieliczka Salt Mine was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest salt mines still in operation. The mine's attractions include dozens of statues, three chapels and an entire cathedral that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. This is a really unique attraction and we are sure you will be amazed at the history and contents at the mines.

 

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