Polish Christmas Markets

KRAKOW, ZAKOPANE, CHOCOLOAW & WIELICZKA SALT MINES

10 - 14 Dec 18
Starting From
€ 469

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at 05:00 hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Ryan Air flight to Krakow, Poland departing at 07:00 hrs. Upon arrival at 09:40 hrs, your private coach will head towards your 3* Hotel Atrium in central Krakow. Due to its central location, drop off location would be 200 meters away from the reception. After some free time to freshen up, join the tour leader and an English-speaking guide for an optional half day guided tour of Krakow. Krakow, a southern Poland city near the border of the Czech Republic, is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Its old town – ringed by Planty Park and remnants of the city’s medieval walls – is centered on the stately, expansive Rynek Glówny also known as market square. Visit some of the most important places of interest including the History Museum for the Krakow Nativity Cribs Exhibition (entrance included). Later head back to the hotel for check-in, room allocation and overnight.

Join the tour leader for a full day excursion to Zakopane, a spectacular mountain paradise that boasts numerous attractions, breath-taking views, highland cultural heritage and unique architecture – all framed by the stunning Tatra mountains. This tour includes a visit to the picturesque village of Chocholaw and a return trip on the modern funicular up to the summit of Gubalowka Mountain. We will also have time to visit and participate in the highlanders Christmas market consisting of interesting regional stalls where many vendors offer a wide range of product, most notably local products, handmade souvenirs and the famous Oscypek cheeses. After free time in these beautiful surroundings return to your hotel for overnight

Today, after breakfast, join the tour leader and board your private coach for a chance to visit the Christmas bauble factory (entrance included) in Miechow, just outside Krakow, where you will have a unique opportunity not only to observe how baubles are made, but also decorate one of your choice, which you will be able to take home as a very unique and special Christmas souvenir. Return to Krakow for lunch (extra), before heading to the Wieliczka mines (entrance included) – Europe’s oldest salt mine that is still operational today and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. With a three mile long guided tour of its chambers and corridors, all richly decorated with sculptures and figures, this is truly an unforgettable experience. Return to Krakow for dinner (extra) and overnight

Today, join your fellow group members for a trip to the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki. At its heart stands the chapel where the miraculous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of Sister Faustina are to be found. This small church, consecrated in 1891 and dedicated to St. Joseph, has since witnessed the prayer of the Apostle of The Divine Mercy and the extraordinary graces received by Sister Faustina. For this reason, the Lagiewniki Shrine became the centre of devotion to The Divine Mercy. Back in Krakow, you may opt to visit the Galeria Krakowksa which offers 60,000 square meters of retail temptation over three floors (extra) before dinner (extra) and overnight.

After breakfast, and check out, join your fellow group members for a trip to the famous Factory Outlet Village just outside of Krakow. This outlet mall features in excess of 120 foreign and domestic brands - including Levi’s, Reserved, Calvin Klein, Guess, Calzedonia, Gino Rossi, Benetton, Wittchen, Solar, Simple, Sinsay, Pepe Jeans and much more more - at 30-70% off the prices you’d expect elsewhere. Rest assured you will find what your’re looking for in time for the Christmas presents to your loved ones back home. Later return to central Krakow for some free time before boarding your private coach transfer to Krakow’s airport for your flight back to Malta departing at 17:15 hrs

Wieliczka Salt Mines

Rates

 SpecialNormal
Triple€469€569
Twin€519€619
Single€599€699
Child (under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)€399€439

Excursions

 AdultChild
Krakow €25€20
Zakopane & Chocolaw €39€34
Bauble Factory €30€30
Wieliczka Salt Mines €40€40
Lagiewniki and Sanctuaryof the Divine Mercy €39€34
Factory Outlet €15€15
Total for all excursions€188€173

Price Includes

  • Direct Ryan Air flight to Krakow
  • 20 Kgs Check in Luggage
  • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • 4 Nights at the 3* Atrium Hotel (or similar) on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Tour Leader
  • City Tax
  •  Insolvency Fund Protection

Not Included

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package is taken