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What to expect

Magical Christmas Vibe

Christmas markets on the Main Square in Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine

The oldest operating salt mine in the world

Tatra National Park

Panoramic views of High Tatra mountains

About the trip

Make your festive season even more magical with this fantastic Christmas market break to Krakow & Zakopane. The short days and cold nights are the perfect excuse to warm up with mulled wine and indulge in some hearty Polish food, which you can find in abundance at the Krakow Christmas market. Not only is this seasonal spectacle the oldest Christmas market in Poland – it’s also one of the biggest in Europe! With many of its stalls selling handmade items from embroidered textiles to traditional Polish pottery, you’re bound to find some fantastic gifts for your loved ones back home. With its castle skyline and beautiful cobbled streets, the Old Town becomes a living Christmas card, especially with a sprinkling of snow. If you love Christmas and festive markets, you will adore this festive break with your fellow solo travellers.

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What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport Taxes & Charges
  • Double/Twin for sole use room
  • Breakfast daily and Welcome Dinner
  • Welcome Drink
  • Guided Tour of Krakow
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Visit
  • Full Day Coach Tour to Zakopane
  • Ride by Funicular Railway Gubalowka Hill (up&down)
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Arrival in Krakow
  • Krakow City Tour
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour
  • Day in High Tatras Zakopane
  • Departure Day

Extras

  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival in Krakow

Welcome to Poland! We will take our transfer to our centrally located hotel and enjoy a welcome drink.

Krakow’s Main Square – one of the largest in Europe – dazzles with its Christmas display. The space has charming wooden booths with a multitude of gifts, street food and stages for cultural events. Start your own evening Krakow exploration on the Main Market Square. Choose your Christmas tree baubles, seek out original gifts and discover the local produce. Taste a typical snack, accompanied by hot wine or beer, or tea flavoured with spices and seasonal fruits.

On this first evening, we gather to enjoy a dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Krakow City Tour

We start our day with a Krakow city sightseeing walking tour from the Old Town. Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland, with the Old Town listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. We will see Barbican and defensive walls with Florian’s Gate, the Main Market Square with Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church and Town Hall Tower. We then stop by the Jagiellonian University, pass by Archbishop Palace (where John Paul II once lived) as well as St Andrew’s Church and St Peter and Paul’s Church to reach the Wawel Hill.

We can enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the Krakow further and feel the magical atmosphere of the upcoming Christmas in Krakow.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 3

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Following breakfast at the hotel, we transfer from Krakow to Wieliczka – the most beautiful and the oldest operating salt mine in the world (UNESCO Heritage Site). For over 700 years, it was a source of Polish fortune and a physical fundament of culture. Today Wieliczka is the most visited Polish tourist attraction, with magnificent chapels, charming underground lakes and original tools and equipment. During this tour, we can see a number of excavated chambers on three levels adorned with beautiful sculptures made of salt.

In the afternoon, we transfer back to Krakow and have free time for the rest of the day.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 4

Day in High Tatras Zakopane

We enjoy breakfast at the hotel before joining a full day excursion to Zakopane in the High Tatras mountains.

Breathtaking mountain views, unique folklore, delicious regional cuisine, & welcoming locals all await us there. This charming town is at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Alpine in character, the range forms the Tatra National Park (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve).

We begin our Zakopane town sightseeing with a stroll along Krupowki Street – one of the best-known Polish promenades. Attracting visitors from all over the world, with dozens of shops and souvenir stalls, regional arts and crafts. Depending on the season,  we’ll stop at the manufacture of Oscypek, where the locally smoked cheese is produced.

We then ride by a funicular railway to the top of Gubalowka Hill, admiring beautiful panoramas of high mountains in the Tatra National Park.

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DAY 5

Departure Day

After breakfast, we’ll have some more free time to explore Krakow further before transferring to the airport for our return flight home.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

INX Design Four-star

INX Design Hotel is located in one of the most recognisable districts of Kraków – Kazimierz. Cobbled streets, historic tenement houses, synagogues and countless cafés and restaurants create a magical atmosphere which will enchant anyone. The street of Starowiślna, where the hotel is located, will take you directly to the main Market Square, while the Vistula Boulevards are perfect for an afternoon stroll along the Vistula River.

Facilities Include

The amenities offered by the hotel, include 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy a sauna and breakfast during their visit. The hotel also has a spacious Lobby bar – the perfect place to relax in an informal and welcoming setting.

Room Includes

  • Flat screen television
  • Wifi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar*
  • Bathroom containing a shower.
  • Air conditioning (between 15 Apr and 15 Oct).
  • Daily room cleaning service
  • Linen changes and towel change on request

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
November 7 °C 1 °C
December 1 °C -5 °C

Our Reviews

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