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Itinerary for Krakow & Zakopane Short Break

Krakow & Zakopane Short Break

Krakow & Zakopane are perfectly partnered for a twin-city short break. After the culture, cafes and city-life of Krakow, you escape into the mountains, surrounded by fresh air, lush landscapes and a multitude of ways to relax or energise - depending on your style. In Zakopane, you can sightsee in this picturesque mountain resort, be pampered at a hotel spa, or book onto outdoor activities such a rafting, mountain-biking, or hiking. You could also take a day trip to a nearby thermal pool complex, or up higher into the mountains with a local guide.

6 nights * Choose from 3, 4 or 5 star hotels * Private tours & day trips * Culture or activities in the mountains * From EUR pp

Day 1 - Krakow

Arrival to Krakow

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it). Welcome to Krakow!

 

Day 2 - Krakow

Private Krakow City Tour (2.5 hours)

Our local guide will meet you in your hotel reception. Strolling through the Old Town of Krakow we introduce you to our beautiful city of Krakow. Our local guide will get you acquainted with the old town, show you the main sights and welcome you with some stories about Krakow and what it is like living here. We are very happy for you to tell us your interests and what you would like to discover and experience during your stay in Krakow, then we can recommend THE places you should visit during your stay. We look forward to sharing our city with you.


Day 3 - Krakow

Auschwitz - Birkenau (Group Tour)

This is a group tour to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau; the largest concentration and extermination camp built by the Nazis during WWII. This is a comprehensive group tour in the company of a professional guide showing you this most moving, infamous remnant of modern history. The tour of the Auschwitz camp takes about 2 h, after a 15 min break you visit the site of Birkenau camp which takes about 1 h, you stay with the same guide for both parts. Drive from Krakow to Auschwitz approx. 1 h 20 min (one way) and you will be picked up from your hotel and delivered back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

If you do not want to visit Auschwitz, or have visited before - we have other day trips from Krakow, for example, to Zalipie painted houses for a bit of rural folklore and crafts. Or there is plenty to do in Krakow city to easily fill a day. Discuss your interests with us, to find the right trip or museum etc for you.

 

Day 4 - Krakow To Zakopane

Private transfer from Krakow to Zakopane (visiting Wielizcka Salt Mine on the way)

Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the salt mines. Here you will join a group tour of the salt mine.
Wieliczka Salt Mine is located only 15 km (20 min by car) from the city centre of Krakow. Here you will find one of the largest and oldest mines in Europe and an absolutely unique and surprising place. The total length of underground passages, tunnels, and chambers is in the hundreds of kilometers and they are spread over several levels. These historic workings are an excellent example of the development of salt mining and extraction techniques from the 13th until the 20th century. The salt extracted from Wieliczka mine in the Middle Ages was called white gold (due to its value) and accounted for up to 30% of the royal treasury. Here today, deep underground, you can find New Year’s Eve parties, weddings, and even sporting events! During our visit we will discover the treasures of the underground mine: huge underground caves, tunnels, chapels, including the most spectacular Holy Chapel of Saint Kinga, with decorations and statues carved out of the salt.

After the salt mine tour, our driver-guide will drive you to Zakopane, to your hotel. Welcome to the mountains!

 

Days 5 & 6 - Zakopane

Days at Leisure in Zakopane

There is a lot to do and see in Zakopane, whatever the season and your interests. Kayaking, cycling, hiking, rafting... some of the active pursuits you can choose from. Or for a more leisurely time; hiking, horse and trap ride, spa & welllness sessions, with plenty of shops and cafes to soak up the local culture too. Something for all the family!

 

Day 7 - End of the tour

Private transfer from your hotel to Krakow airport

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Krakow airport for your flight home.

 

Overview

Bestselling short break in Poland - Krakow & Zakopane
Exceptional personal guides and drivers
Can start any day of the year
Choose from 3, 4 or 5 star hotels
Tailor the itinerary to suit you - add day trips, extra nights or travel on to our other destinations
From EUR pp

Notes

For groups of friends we can offer a discount, so please ask us about this
If you want to visit a particular place or event - we can arrange this!
This tour does not include flights - you can book your own or we can do this for you
Tailor-made itineraries are our speciality and we want you to get the right tour for you
Call or email us to discuss your plans

More Reviews

EVERYWHERE WE WENT WE WERE THANKED FOR SUPPORTING POLAND BY NOT CANCELLING OUR TRAVEL

We had a wonderful holiday and we felt so amazingly welcome. As you know, with the impact of the current war in Ukraine, the country is under great financial pressure and tourist industry is suffering. Everywhere we went we were thanked for supporting Poland by not cancelling our travel. We’ve got to say the whole sordid business had little impact on our holiday. We felt very safe, and it was heartwarming to see firsthand how the Polish nation has risen to the challenge and helped the Ukrainians. As we’ve said we had a fantastic time and really enjoyed all that we saw. Things we’d change are few which show how good the itinerary was that you and the team had organised for us. Absolutely loved the extra trips that you had suggested. It’s a given that we’d be happy to recommend your company to anyone (and have done so on numerous occasions already).

POLAND PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS O, APRIL 22


THE BEST CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE IN POLAND

We’ve just returned from the best Christmas holiday experience in Poland…. All organised by Sally and team from Baltic Holidays… Where do I begin???? The whole trip was organised by Sally… flights, transport, hotels, food, restaurants, trips and lots lots more. It was Christmas Wonderland. Our rooms were amazing and well equipped, warm and comfortable. The hotel is next to the entrance to the forest/mountains… so lovely snowy walks and sledging.We walked into Zakopane, skied, sledged and so so much more.I can’t explain in words how grateful I am for this amazing holiday that Sally organised for Fred, Freya,Gaia and myself.I am still quite emotional about how amazing the experience was, especially when the pandemic seemed to be against us travelling.Regarding covid… we felt safe and at no risk… and we have returned home to receive negative PCR tests.All I can say is definitely give Baltic Holidays a call and book a holiday asap…. You deserve it!!!!

THE HOLMES FAMILY, KRAKOW & ZAKOPANE, CHRISTMAS 2021


ALTOGETHER A GREAT SUCCESS.

Dear Jurga and Sally, Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Poland. Everything went well and the hotels were excellent. We were particularly pleased with our two drivers/guides who were knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful. Altogether a great success. Thank you for organising it so efficiently.

TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE TOUR OF POLAND, THE GRINKES, SEPTEMBER 2019


WITHOUT DOUBT THE FINEST TOUR COMPANY I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED

They put together an amazing, personalized 1 month tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. They drove me to the capitals of each and also to 3 of their incredible beach resorts on the Baltic Sea. There were a lot of moving parts on this tour and it ran like clockwork and any minor hiccup was remedied immediately. I have traveled the world and they are without doubt the finest tour company I have ever encountered and I will be using them soon for a tour of Russia and Ukraine. The staff is terrific and great fun to work with. They go way out of their way to create a flawless experience. Kudos to Jurga, Sarah and Linas for all their amazing work and kindness. If you want to tour the Baltic States, make sure your first call is to Baltic Holidays!!

TAILOR-MADE BALTIC TOUR, MR FRESTON, AUGUST 2018


EVERYWHERE WE WENT WE WERE THANKED FOR SUPPORTING POLAND BY NOT CANCELLING OUR TRAVEL

We had a wonderful holiday and we felt so amazingly welcome. As you know, with the impact of the current war in Ukraine, the country is under great financial pressure and tourist industry is suffering. Everywhere we went we were thanked for supporting Poland by not cancelling our travel. We’ve got to say the whole sordid business had little impact on our holiday. We felt very safe, and it was heartwarming to see firsthand how the Polish nation has risen to the challenge and helped the Ukrainians. As we’ve said we had a fantastic time and really enjoyed all that we saw. Things we’d change are few which show how good the itinerary was that you and the team had organised for us. Absolutely loved the extra trips that you had suggested. It’s a given that we’d be happy to recommend your company to anyone (and have done so on numerous occasions already).

POLAND PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS O, APRIL 22

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