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POLAND’S BEST ZAKOPANE & KRAKOW
FROM € 699
Group 1: 22/07 – 28/07
Group 2: 29/07 – 04/08
Group 3: 05/08 – 11/08
Group 4: 12/08 – 18/08
Group 5: 19/08 – 25/08
Group 6: 26/08 – 01/09
Zakopane, Bachledova Valley, Magura Spiska Mountain, Pieniny National Park, Morskie Oko, Krakow, Lagiewniki Hill, Auschwitz, Birkenau, Wadowice, Wieliczka Salt Mines
We will meet at the airport at 6.15 am for our Ryanair flight departing at 8.45 am and arriving at Krakow airport at 11.20 am. We then start our trip to Zakopane, a beautiful village at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. On arrival, we go to the hotel and check-in. Afterwards, we will have a walking tour around Krupowki Street and the town centre.
After breakfast, our optional full-day excursion will take us across the border to Slovakia. We drive to Bachledova Valley, where we take a short cable car (extra) ride to Magura Spiska Mountain. We then shall stop in the Treetop Walk (extra). Bachledka Treetop Walk is situated in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. Here we will see the unique nature of the Belianske Tatras. On a more than 600-metre-long route, we will go through the forest with various animal and plant species, find many surprises and learn some lessons. The view from the 32-meter-high observation tower is magnificent, within arm’s reach, we will have majestic trees some of which are even older than us. Later in the afternoon, we will take a cable car up to Gubalowka mountain (extra) where we can admire the lovely views over the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane, and Koscielisko on the south and Gorce and Beskidy Mountains as well as the small villages on the North. We will also have the possibility to visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of Fatima, built as a votive offering of thanks to her for saving the Pope’s life after the assassination attempt of 13 May 1981.
Today, we will go on our full-day optional excursion to the Pieniny National Park. We shall take a river raft (included) trip down the rapids of the river Dunajec, with its magnificent backdrop of mountain tops, 1,500-high limestone cliffs, trees embedded in rock formations and meadows. After our eventful trip, we can have lunch (extra) in the area. Later, we will have some free time for personal sightseeing.
After an early breakfast will check out from our hotel. Before starting our transfer to Krakow, we will visit Morskie Oko or Eye of the Sea (translated in English). It is the largest and fourth deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains, in southern Poland. It is located deep within the Tatra National Park in the Rybi Potok (the Fish Brook) Valley, of the High Tatras mountain range. Morskie Oko is one of the most popular destinations in the Tatras, often receiving over 50,000 visitors during the vacation season. Then, we will experience a horse-drawn carriage ride (extra) that will take us most of the way up the mountain. Later in the afternoon, we will start our trip towards Krakow. Following check-in Hotel Wysianski, will join the tour leader for a familiarisation walk around Krakow,
Today, we will go on our optional half-day excursion to visit Krakow through a guided walking tour. We will start by seeing the Bishop’s Palace, Wawel Hill, Wawel Castle and the Cathedral. The Castle was home to many Polish kings and queens. We will see the Royal tombs and the Sigismond’s Bell. Afterwards will walk up to Grodzka Street leading us to the heart of Krakow, the Rynek Gowny (main Market Square). Later in the afternoon, we will have an optional visit of Lagiewniki Hill and the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy as well as the tomb of Sour Faustina. Otherwise, will have the rest of the day free for personal sightseeing.
Today, we will have an optional full-day excursion with a difference taking us to Auschwitz Birkenau and Wadowice. The first stop will be in Auschwitz and Birkenau, we will witness one of the most memorable lessons of modern European history. During our visit, we will see the flower-strewn Death Wall, the national memorials, the rail line and the remains of the hundreds of barracks, a testimony to the number of lost lives through Nazi activities across occupied Europe. The next stop will be in Wadowice to visit the Pope John Paul’s Museum (extra) in which John Paul was born and raised. The visit begins on the ground level and ascends by ramps to the top of the museum. The two main rooms of the original home are the central focus of the museum, with the multimedia exhibit constructed lovingly around them. The museum includes personal items that were meaningful in John Paul’s life, including the Vatican clock and the Polish bible, which was read to him by the sisters in his final moments. It is a modern, multimedia museum which immerses visitors in the great man’s life and accomplishments.
After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and have some free time. Early afternoon we will have an optional excursion to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, an incredible place which was once described as being as remarkable as the Pyramids and more useful! Today, this famous attraction is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights of this tour include the stunning underground lake and the beautiful underground cathedral, St. Kinga’s Chapel. Late afternoon we will make our way to Krakow airport for our Ryanair flight departing at 7.55 pm and arriving in Malta at 10.30 pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
€799/*€699 Adult in Triple
€847/*€747 Adult in Twin
€1,049/*€ 949 Adult in Single
€ 699/*€ 599 Child sharing
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
**There are many restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel where one can choose from.
€ 25 /€ 20 Zakopane Guided tour
€ 39 /€ 30 Bachledova Valley / Gubalowka Mountain
€60/€ 35 Pieniny National Park
€ 28/€14 Krakow guided tour
€35 /€25 Lagiewniki Hill
€57/€47 Auschwitz- Birkenau /Wadowice
€65/€60 Wieliczka Salt Mines
Ryanair flights to Krakow Airport including 20kg luggage
3 nights in a 3-star Hotel in Zakopane
3 nights in 3-star Hotel Wyspianski or similar in Krakow
Rooms with private facilities & and TV
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Not included in the price:
Bachledova Treetop walk & Magura Spiska cable car €27 per adult/€22 per child
Gubalowka Cable car Trip with Return €7.50 per adult/€6 per child
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride €30 per person
Tatra National Park Entrance €2 per person
Pope John Paul’s Museum €13 per person