Based on a March 15, 2017 departure from NYC staying 4-nights at the Hotel Wyspianski.
|Featuring||Wander amidst Krakow's lively Old Town, impressive museums, towering churches & Jewish quarter on your own; flex dates with flights & hotel included|
|Style||Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
|Departures||Flexible Dates: Choose the date you'd like to depart and how many days you'd like to stay|
|Themes||History & Culture|
|What to Expect||Our independent packages offer you maximum freedom to see what you like, when you like during your vacation. We offer optional airport transfers as well as your choice of sightseeing excursions.|
|Already Booked?||Find everything you need to know before you go, including how to pay your balance due, passport & visa requirements, flight information, weather, and more.|
Welcome to Krakow, Poland’s second largest city, located on the banks of the Vistula River and tracing its roots back to the 7th century. In 1978 Karol Wojtyla, the Archbishop of Krakow, was elevated to become Pope John Paul II. He was the first Slavic Pope and the first non-Italian Pope in more than 400 years.
Day 1: Depart USA
- Your exciting trip to Krakow begins today as you depart for Poland on an overnight flight.
Day 2: Arrive Krakow, Poland
Full Day Itinerary:Upon arrival in Krakow, make your own way to your hotel independently or choose our optional airport transfer. Enjoy the balance of the day to relax and unwind and enjoy the facilities of the hotel.
Days 3-5: Krakow, Poland
Full Day Itinerary:Enjoy 3 days of leisure to explore beautiful Krakow on your own. Visit Wawel Castle; Church of St. Joseph or see the old city walls and Florian Gate.
Krakow's Old Town is a UNESCO sight and features the Barbican, the Cloth Hall and Rynek Glowny.
Not to be missed is the Wielczka Salt Mine. One of the oldest salt mines in Europe, this mine is also home to fabulous carvings of figures and altarpieces.
Day 6: Return to the USA
- This morning, transfer to the airport independently or select our optional transfer.
- Later, return to the USA.
Salt Mines of Wieliczka
The Wieliczka Salt Mine was created during over nine centuries of excavation. Today it consists of over 300 kilometers of galleries and 3000 chambers spread over nine floors.
Your guide will show you some of the ancient shafts, salt lakes, mining equipment and art work housed in the mine. The Wielisczka Salt mine is on the UNESCO World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage sights.
Half day tour of Krakow
Visit Krakow’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which was the seat of Polish power until the late 1500’s. During your tour you will visit the Jewish District which was the scene of the uprising on January 18, 1943.
Also visit St. Mary's Church which was originally constructed during the early 15th century has been destroyed and reconstructed numerouse times; most recently after World War II.
The Cathedral at Wawel Hill was constructed more than 900 years ago and was the the church where Karol Wojtyla (later John Paul II) was ordained into the priesthood.
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- I'm traveling solo. Can you help me find a roommate? Unfortunately, we can't pair you with a roommate on this package.
- Can I bring my kids? Are there any age restrictions? To book this package, you must be 21 or older. Your traveling companions must be 8 or older at the time of travel.
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