Day 1 UK - Krakow
Make your own way to the airport for your flight to Krakow. On arrival you will meet your Holiday Director and transfer to your centrally located hotel, just a 10 minute walk from Rynek Glowny, the historic main square at the heart of the old town. Later we'll gather for a festive welcome drink.
Day 2 Krakow
This morning, join your holiday director for a guided walking tour of Krakow. The Krakow Christmas market takes place every year in the city’s historic central square, Rynek Glowny, the largest medieval square in Europe. The square is filled with wooden stalls selling Christmas decorations, toys, gifts and delicious food items. Traditional, hand-painted Christmas glass baubles are a polish speciality and there are many other handicrafts on display. Traditional festive treats include spiced nuts and local gingerbread. We’ll stop for a welcome mulled wine and tasting of local speciality Oscypek, before continuing to Wawel Castle. The tour will finish with a light lunch of typical polish pierogi (dumplings) in a local restaurant followed by time at leisure to explore more of this beautiful city at your own pace.Meals included: B,L
Day 3 Krakow - At Leisure
Today is free for you to discover more of Krakow. Perhaps spend some more time at the Christmas market, or find your way to Kazimierz, south of the old town. Historically considered the Jewish quarter, the area has an atmosphere all of it’s own with excellent museums, bohemian cafes and popular beer basements to explore. If you prefer you can join your Holiday Director on an optional morning guided excursion to the Wielicka Salt Mines. This breath-taking site dates back 700 years when rock salt was discovered here and since then over 300 miles of tunnels have been dug. However, more than tunnels have been excavated, the mine contains vast ornate chambers, statues carved from rock salt, and a stunning central chapel lit by chandeliers.Meals included: B