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Overview

Cracow is the best well known Polish tourist city. It is a former capital of the country and also often called a cultural capital. Here you will find numerous UNESCO sites such as Kraków Old Town, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and multitude of other historical and religious monuments, fun sites and first rate hotel and gastronomy base. Our three days tour concentrates at UNESCO World Heritage enlisted attractions.

Number of days/duration

3 days, 2 nights

Included meals

HB (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners)

Suggested dates

All year

Number of cities/sights

1 city, 2 towns

Group size

10-50

Trip pace

Calm

Free cancellation

Up to 30 days*

Itinerary

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What's included

2 nights
4 meals
Private coach transportation
Trip staff

Local guide for sightseeing

Entrance fees to

St. Mary's Basilica, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi-German Concentration Camp Museum, Wawel Royal Chambers

Transport

Coach

Pickup place

Airport and hotel for sightseeing trips

Drop off place

Hotel, airport for departure

Language offered

English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian and other on request

Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Trip type

City break

Not included

General conditions and customs

Optional Excursions

Collegium Maius

It is the oldest Polish university and also one of the oldest universities in the word. It was established on the 12th of May in 1364. The golden age of Collegium Maius was in the 15th and 16th century. A great number of Polish best well known scholars studied and taught at this university, among others Nicolaus Copernicus and many western European professors. Having the Collegium, Cracow became even the important centre of alchemy sciences. N...

Main Market Square Underground Museum

The exhibition presents the archaeological excavations which were conducted in the years 2005-2010. The archaeologists got as far as 5 meters below Cracow Main Market Square. Thanks to their work 11 000 exhibits were found. They are connected with door-to-door salt, lead and copper trade and ancient Cracow’s everyday life. All the exhibits with protected earth layers display the process of cultural layers earth formation. In the underground th...

Town Hall Tower

The Town Hall Tower tower is the only remaining part of the Old Kraków Town Hall. This building was built at the turn of the XXIII and XIV centuries in the Gothic style. In 1524 a clock imported from Nuremberg was installed on the tower. The tower is currently a branch of the Historical Museum of the city of Krakow. From the top of the town hall tower visitors can watch the panorama of the Old Town. There is also a tourist information point in...

Cloth Hall

It is a grand market hall built in 13th century and successively extended in the next years. It is situated in the heart of the Main Square in Cracow. Apart from its commercial area on the ground floor, there is the department of the National Museum on the first floor. Currently, there are 4 galleries available for the visitors: Bacciarelli, Michałowski, Siemiradzki and Chełmoński parts. Visitors can also enter observation deck.

Dragon’s Den

A solutional, limestone cave under the Wawel hill. It is one of the most famous of Cracow’s attractions connected with the 13th century legend of Wawel Dragon. The legend has it that the Dragon would live in the cave and trouble Cracow’s folk. In 1972 to commemorate the creature a sculpture Wawel Dragon by Bronisław Chromy was placed at cave’s entry. The cave itself is 270 metres long, however the visitors may tour only 81 metres.

Manggha Museum

Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology is located at 26 Marii Konopnickiej Street. Only 1.1 km from Wawel Castle (15 min walk by Vistula river). The building was designed by a famous Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and it is a distinctive design in the scale of our country. The museum was opened in 1994. The permanent exhibition consists of collections of Mr Feliks Jasieński, the Wajdas family and other donators. The museum often also ...

National Museum

The Cracow’s department of National Museum is the oldest national museum department in Poland. It was created in 1879 and nowadays it is the biggest museum in Poland taking into account the number of buildings (17), units (11) and exhibits (800 000). The specialties of the museum iare Polish arts and culture. Every year the museum is visited by 600 000 guests. The main building of the museum at Aleja 3 Maja has 3 galleries “Weapons and Coulour...

Tempel Synagogue

Tempel Synagogue is situated at 24 Miodowa Street, which is only 500 meters from the Old Synagogue at Szeroka Street. It is one of 4 synagogues in Kraków but services aren’t held hear on regular basis. The building was erected in 1860-1862 in a rectangle shape in a Mauritanian-Renaissance style. Later on the synagogue was rebuilt twice in 1883 and 1924. During World War II the Nazis devastated the building. After the war it become the synagogu...

Kupa Synagogue

Synagogue Kupa is located in the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz in Kraków. The synagogue was founded in the 1640s from the kehilla fund and therefore it is called Kupa (the word "kupa" means fund). At present, the Kupa synagogue is the center of religious life in the Jewish community of Krakow. Every Shabbat services are held and on Friday evenings Shabbat dinners for members of the Commune. The Kupa Synagogue is also available for visitors.

Eagle Pharmacy

Exhibition at the Eagle Pharmacy is located within the limits of the former ghetto area. It commemorates the Holocaust of Krakow Jews and the personage of Tadeusz Pankiewicz, the owner of a pharmacy and an eye - witness of the tragic events. Pankiewicz and his staff (Irena Droździkowska, Aurelia Danek-Czortowa i Helena Krywaniuk.) were the only Poles allowed to live and work in the ghetto. Over the two years of the ghetto's existence, Apteka...

Galicia Jewish Museum

Galicja Jewish Museum is located in the Jewish district of Kazimierz in Kraków. The museum commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, and also introduces Jewish history and culture. Offers two permanent exhibitions: Traces of Memory (a contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland) and An unfinished memory (Jewish heritage and the holocaust in Eastern Galicja). The institution also organizes temporary exhibitions and conducts educational acti...

Home Army Museum in Kraków

The Home Army Museum was created in 2000. The Museum presents the origins of the Home Army, the Underground State and the lives of Polish soldiers on the fronts of World War II and after the war until today. The museum's collection consists of historical souvenirs donated by Home Army soldiers and their families, archival photographs and films. This museum exhibition is devoted to the Polish Underground State and its armed strength, which was ...

Polish Aviation Museum

The Polish aviation museum is located at the site of the no-longer functional Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport. It was one of the oldest permanent airports in Europe. Some of the facilities of the former airport are currently used by the Museum. In the museum the visitors can see aircraft, helicopters, , motor gliders, bullets, bombs and other military objects associated with anti-aircraft artillery and an extensive collection of aircraft engi...

Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

Modern Art Museum MOCAK is situated at 4 Lipowa street, only 72 m from Schindler’s Factory Museum, as it is situated in the old halls of the factory. MOCAK was opened in 2011. Exhibitions of the museum concentrates on the newest modern art of the last 20 years. The context of the works of art in the museum is a post war avant-garde and conceptual art. Exhibition area is 4 thousand square meters, and the whole building has 10 thousand square me...

Vodka Tasting

Polish vodka holds great mysteries and curiosities! Take an extraordinary journey with this iconic Polish product! Polish Vodka is famous for its outstanding taste, quality and diversity. It is worth highlighting that Polish Vodka has also been enlisted at prestigious European Protected Geographical Indication Product List. During our tasting show you will taste for example: Żytnia (traditional rye Vodka), Piołunówka (Absinth), Cherry Liqueur,...

Mead Tasting

We invite all our adult groups for meads tasting from historic restaurant collection. Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, often with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops. The alcoholic content ranges from about 3.5% ABV to more than 20%. The defining characteristic of mead is that the majority of the beverage's fermentable sugar is derived from honey. It may be still, carbonated, or naturally sparkling; dry...

Obwarzanek making workshops

Obwarzanki are traditional parboiled dough rings that tourists can meet in many parts of Kraków’s Old Town. They are part of the city’s history for over 600 years. They are loved by natives, tourists and of course by numerous Kraków’s pigeons. We offer obwarzanki making workshops during which you will learn how to make this famous product. The workshop either in English or in Polish lasts for 1h. There is also possibility of short version of 3...

Communism tour

It is the best way to sightsee Warsaw or Kraków in an unconventional way. The tourist travel on a vintage communism coach, by Poles because of its shape tenderly called “gherkin”, or by vintage Nysa vans from the communism area. Usually, the sightseeing schedule contains some vodka and gherkins tasting. Our guides are young and very enthusiastic which makes the trip very funny and pleasant experience.

Folklore show

Polish folklore combines the tradition and culture of our country. The performance of the folklore group is a combination of unique dances, singing and colourful folk costumes. The band consists of professional musicians and a pair of dancers. During the show you will be able to take an active part in both dancing and singing folk songs.

Cruise on the Vistula

Cruises on the Vistula are organized from March to October. All cruises depart from beneath Wawel Castle approximately every 30mins. Aqua Fun from Krakow carries out two basic variants of cruises on the Vistula, lasting 30 and 60 minutes. During the cruise you will be able to see many attractive places, such as the Old Town, Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, the delightful castle in Przegorzały on the hills of the Wolski Forest and the 15th-century her...

Dumplings workshop

Dumplings are one of the most popular Polish traditional dishes. You can taste them in almost all restaurants. As they are so tasty, why don’t you learn how to make them? Dumplings are known since the 13th century, there are numerous recipes for the dough and feelings that make this dish as versatile as Italian pasta. The dumplings workshop is also connected with various dumplings tasting where the best well known dumplings just must appear: w...

Stained Glass Windows Workshops

It is one of the most original activities that you can order in Kraków. Stained Glass Windows Museum and workshops in Kraków depict a gem of Art Nouveau achievements of famous Kraków Art School. It is located in the original building of the oldest functioning stained glass studio in Poland (operating since 1902). The Museum welcomes groups to 70 participants for 45 min workshops and guided tours and also groups up to 50 participants for 2-8 h ...

Kraków by Bike

We invite all our groups for an active relax and sightseeing of Kraków’s main attractions from the saddle of a bike. This former capital of Poland is ideal for bicycle touring as it is compact, flat and in the centre restricted to car traffic. Our standard tour with English speaking guide will enable you to discover the Old Town, bohemian Jewish Kazimierz district and modern Podgórze. All tours are undertaken in pleasant leisurely pace and our...

Old Jewish district of Kazimierz

The Jewish people have always played an important role in the history of Krakow and Kazimierz and its Jewish population have always played an important role the history of Krakow and have had a great impact on regional economy as well as culture. Kazimierz, that is known as a district of Krakow, used to be a stand-alone city. It was granted city rights in early 14th century, not too long after Jews in the Kingdom of Poland received numerous ri...

Old Synagogue

The Old Synagogue is currently a branch of Kraków City’s Museum and is situated in the very heart of Kraków’s Kazimierz at 24 Szeroka Street. It is one of the oldest buildings of this type in Poland and in Europe. It was built in the second half of the 15th century. Unfortunately, during its history it has burnt a few times. Still, the most tragic period was of course the World War II when the Nazis devastated the building completely. It wasn’...

Remuh Synagogue

It is the only active synagogue in Krakow. The synagogue is situated in the old Jewish Kraków district – Kazimierz, at 40 Szeroka Street. The building was erected in the Renaissance style. It is the only synagogue in the city which has regular religious services and it is the second oldest synagogue in Kraków. Remuh with its cemetery are a unique Jewish, architecture complex from the 16th century. The construction of the synagogue started in 1...

Tempel Synagogue

Tempel Synagogue is situated at 24 Miodowa Street, which is only 500 meters from the Old Synagogue at Szeroka Street. It is one of 4 synagogues in Kraków but services aren’t held hear on regular basis. The building was erected in 1860-1862 in a rectangle shape in a Mauritanian-Renaissance style. Later on the synagogue was rebuilt twice in 1883 and 1924. During World War II the Nazis devastated the building. After the war it become the synagogu...

Schindler’s Factory

The factory is a part of National Museum in Kraków and shows exhibition devoted to World War II. The place itself was popularized by 1993 film “Schinler’s List” by Stephen Spielberg picturing Oskar Schindler saving Jews during World War II. Tourists who come here from all around the world may see the exhibition “Cracow – times of occupation 1939-1945”. It tells the story of Polish, Jewish and German citizens in the occupied Cracow during World...

Reviews

Couldn’t fault our trip to Krakow. It was made all the better by ITS Poland and our guide Anna.
From airport transfers, Auschwitz trip and help with transport while in Krakow, everything was perfect, can highly recommend.
Nick
Absolutely fantastic trip and so well organised.
Our guide Dorota was so knowledgeable on our way to the camps, we had a great insight before arriving.
Its was a very sad day but has to be experienced. Our children are immune for racism for the lifetime.
Patric

Questions and answers

I just wanted to ask about Wieliczka Salt Mine. Could you let me know how much walking and how many steps are involved? Is there a lift down and back up? Our clients are mixed ability when it comes to walking so I want to make sure its accessible for all.

The tour in the mine usually takes about 1.5-2 h walking on route and then some free time at the end of the tour at a restaurant and leisure mine level. The distance to cover is 3.5 km. During the whole route there are 800 steps (at the beginning there are 380 to get to the lower level of the mine). It is possible to omit the steps by taking the lift down (additional payment). If they take the lift, there will be still about 300 steps to cover with the longest one step distance of 180 steps.

If you believe it is too hard your group can take the lift up and down the mine but then they will only visit Underground Museum of Salt and not the ordinary tourist route. It is flat and takes more or less the same amount of time as a tourist route but they won't see St. Kinga's Chapel which is the biggest attraction of Wieliczka visible on most Wieliczka photos.

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