A visit to Kraków is a journey into Poland's past. As the royal capital for 500 years, the city was able to absorb much history and talent over the centuries and is today one of Europe’s cultural treasure troves. As a result, no other city in Poland can boast so many historic buildings and monuments or such a vast collection of artworks.
Upon arrival in Kraków embark on a fascinating guided walking tour around the city's landmarks. Your knowledgeable local guide recounts Kraków's rich history and brings you close to its famous art and architecture. Wawel Castle is the must-see centrepiece as the historic seat of Polish kings and the country's symbol and pride. Visitors to Kraków also find themselves drawn to the Old Town with its soaring Gothic churches and the gargantuan Market Square, the largest in Poland. Just outside the Old Town lies the former Jewish quarter Kazimierz with its silent synagogues reflecting the tragedy of the recent past. Kraków's difficult history in World War II is exhibited in the factory where Oskar Schindler employed and, as a result, saved many Jewish prisoners. Today it houses a fascinating museum dedicated to the Nazi occupation of Poland and daily life in the ghetto.
Complete your day with an unforgettable visit to world-famous Wieliczka Salt Mine situated a short distance from Kraków. This amazing world of pits and tunnels hewn from solid salt contains a chapel decorated with salt chandeliers and altarpieces.
Visit Kraków or Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau in one day. Ask for more details.