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Krakow and Zakopane December 2019

Magical Christmas 2019:  

Includes all the following unless otherwise indicated


Day 1 Krakow: December 2, Monday

  • Greeting at Krakow Balice International Airport with ground transportation to your hotel
  • Check in and stay at Hotel Jan with standard double room; 100 yards to Market Square and the Christmas Market
  • Welcome dinner: Starej Kuchni, Old Town Krakow, included: Vodka toast, choice of soup, mixed pierogi, Feast plate of Polish meats, sparkling and still water, hot tea, Coffee and dessert. Additional beverages not included but available on request.


Day 2 Krakow: December 3, Tuesday

  • Buffet breakfast at Hotel Jan 
  • Walking tour of Christmas Market and Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica with Alter tour with Gary and Michelle
  • Stop and enjoy lunch in the market. There are several Polish food venders at the Christmas Market and the food is excellent and inexpensive! cash only): not included
  • Chopin Concert: Bonerowski Palace with a glass of wine
  • Late dinner reservations at Kogel Mogel one of our favorite modern Polish restaurants. Travelers choice from menu and optional attendance; not included


Day 3 Krakow; December 4; Wednesday 

  • Buffet breakfast at Hotel Jan 
  • Wawel Castle and Cathedral walking tour with Gary and Michelle
  • Early dinner reservations at La Grande Mamma, one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Travelers choice from menu and optional attendance not included 
  • Spend the evening browsing the Christmas Market. 
  • Great opportunity for an optional carriage ride, cash only; not included


Day 4 Krakow; December 5. Thursday

  • Buffet breakfast at Hotel Jan 
  • Tour of Wieliczka salt mine (4 ½ hours)
  • Optional lunch in Wieliczka or Krakow;  not included
  • Dinner at 6:45 PM; an evening Folk dinner at a cottage on the lake with traditional music and dancing; all you can eat and drink. 


Day 5 Krakow; December 6, Friday

  • Buffet breakfast at Hotel Jan
  • Planty Park, Grunwald Monument, Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate walking tour with Gary and Michelle. 
  • Stop and enjoy lunch in the market. There are several Polish food venders at the Christmas Market and the food is excellent and inexpensive! cash only): not included
  • Collegium Maius English Tour at 1PM
  • Krakow sightseeing by eco-vehicle at 3 PM– Kazimierz District of Krakow (Old Jewish neighborhood)
  • Spend the evening browsing the Christmas Market. 
  • Traveler's choice for your dinner experience. We can help with choices and reservations. not included


Day 6 Zakopane; December 7 Saturday

  • Buffet breakfast at Hotel Jan
  • Transportation to Tyniec with walking tour of the 900 year old monastery with Gary and Michelle. A stop at the monk's gift shop and then we will continue to Zakopane.
  • Check in at Logos  Hotel, Zakopane for 2 nights. You have free access to the  jacuzzi and sauna 
  • Afternoon walking tour of Zakopane with shopping with Gary and Michelle
  • Traveler's choice for your dinner experience. We can help with choices and reservations. not included


Day 7 Zakopane; December 8 Sunday

  • Buffet breakfast at Logos
  • Sleigh ride: pick up from your hotel, one hour of sleigh ride up the Chocholowska Valley in the Tatra National Park, short break in the mountain refuge with hot drink and a piece of cake included, back to the parking, meeting the driver and transfer back to the hotel.
  • Afternoon in Zakopane; 
  • We can arrange for optional skiing or spa treatments; not included
  • Dinner: Thank you dinner at Logos; includes starter, soup, pierogi, main dish, water, wine, coffee/tea and dessert


Day 8 Airport:

  • Buffet breakfast Logos
  • Transportation to Krakow Balice Airport for your return flights


Price is $1500 per person with double occupancy and does not include airfare, those meals and beverages not listed or listed not included on the itinerary. Also, not included is any additional gratuities and travel insurance. We highly recommend travel insurance and we can assist you with that. 

A $750 per person deposit is required at the time of booking. 

Sleigh rides near Zakopane, Poland

Sleigh rides near Zakopane, Poland

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Krakow, day 1, 2 and 3

We will start your trip in old town Krakow near the main Market Square for 3 nights.  There are countless things to see and do but we will concetrate on some of the best sites;  Wawel Castle, St. Mary Cathedral, Collegium Maius, Kazimierz,  the Barbican, Florianska Gate. Planty Park. We will even make time for a Chopin concert. Your rooms, breakfasts and a welcome dinner are included. 

Wieliczka, day 4

After breakfast you will have a few hours of relaxation or shopping in Krakow. We will then drive to Wieliczka, to the famous salt mine and enjoy a guided tour of this amazing place. We will spend the night in a near by hotel. Your room and breakfast are included in the price.

Małopolska, day 5, 6 and 7

After breakfast we drive in Southern Poland's beautiful country side where you will take  a traditional wooden raft trip on the Dunajec River with an English speaking guide. You will also visit a famous Chapel (St. Michael's Archangel) in Debno Podhalanskie- XV century church, tour the Niedzica Castle and stay on the Dunajec River. During these three days we can also arrange fly fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking or a spa visit. Your rooms and breakfasts are included in the price.

Back to Krakow;  day 8

We head back to Krakow-Balice Airport on the 8th morning. We can get you on your fly back to the US that day or arrange for your stay near the airport for departures the following day. If you are staying over night we offer a trip to Tyniec Benedictine Abbey, circa 1040.  We can also help with travel plans for a continued visit in Poland.


Pricing:

Pricing starts at $1500 US per person sharing. Single accommodations and extended stays will add to your costs. Your breakfasts and 2 dinners are included in the price as well as the activities listed above. Alcohol, gratuities, travel insurance and airfare are not included. Additional tours and activities will increase your costs.  A 50% deposit is required. 

carriage rides Old Town Krakow Poland

carriage rides Old Town Krakow Poland

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