Departure24 June 2022 I'm flexible
Nights1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
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Once a royal capital with an extraordinary history, and now a lively university town with fashionable bars and restaurants, Krakow is a fascinating city with beautiful monuments and an exuberant atmosphere.
Food and drink
There is a huge amount of choice around the Main Market Square, from pavement cafes, pizzerias and restaurants to numerous cellar bars and pubs. Venture down any alleyway or street however, and you will be rewarded by a cosy eatery or welcoming underground bar. Establishments range from the cheap and retro bars mleczny (milk bars), relics from communist times to modern gourmet treats and fine dining. Traditional dishes such as pierogi, delicious stuffed dumplings, and borchst, a beetroot soup are offered alongside more international menus so all tastes are catered for. The cafes are renowned for their delicious cakes and desserts.
Things to see and do
Descend the 360 steps in to the Wieliczka Salt Mines and be amazed at the devotion of the miners who carved the incredible Chapel of Salt. A well-deserved place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
See for yourself the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau; this former concentration camp is now a poignant museum.
Make the trip across the River Vistula to Podgorze, site of the Jewish Ghetto in Krakow and home to the Schindler factory - much of the film 'Schindler's List" was filmed here. Now a real emerging district it is spotted with hip, bohemian cafes, bars and restaurants.
Krakow Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
21st September 2021 by Inside the Travel LabThe truth about the salt mines near Krakow, Poland
Wieliczka holds an underground secret: pure beauty. Here's what it's like to go deep beneath the earth, complete with tips for visiting the salt mines near Krakow. “Once we start, I will not be able to talk to you. And you will not be able to turn back.” The man stands cloaked in a long charcoal jacket, blowing on his hands to keep warm. For a giant-sized man, he uses a soft voice. "Are you ready?" he asks again. I figure I'm as ready as I'll ever be to climb down 100 metres beneath the...
29th January 2021 by PommieTravelsSpectacular festivals in Krakow
Krakow’s cultural and historical references to past and present honour tributes to the arts, sport and traditions are celebrated all year round. The summer months, especially, you are truly spoilt for choice as the high accumulation of tourists makes Krakow one of Europe’s most popular holiday and weekend break destinations. Krakow’s tourism board reported that 14 million visitors came to this enchanting medieval city in 2019 voted Best European City Destination and European Capital of...
10th March 2022 by Urban Travel BlogLong Weekend: Krakow
“Magiczny Krakow” (Magical Krakow) is how Poles refer to their ancient capital (Warsaw only took over in 1596), and the epithet fits in more ways than one. Yes, there are tales of shoe-makers slaying dragons, alchemists riding around town on giant cockerels and devils lurking in the city’s warren of cellars, but you needn’t resort to using your imagination to experience the magic of this city… you’ll see it in the twin towers of St. Mary’s Basilica glazed by the setting sun,...
19th January 2021 by JohnEurope’s cheapest cities for 2017 travel
The Europe Backpacker Index ranks 56 of Europe’s most popular cities from cheapest to most expensive.We’ve teamed up with Price of Travel again to bring you an infographic, highlighting the top 10 cities where your travel budget will stretch for miles in 2017.The Backpacker Index is based on thorough research and calculated on one night accommodation in the cheapest hostel, two public transport rides per day, one paid attraction per day, three budget meals per day and three local beers or...
19th January 2021 by JohnDiscover the cheapest destinations in Europe for your next holiday
There’s no doubt about it, travel throughout Europe can be an expensive addition to your budget.Some of the world’s most famous destinations, including Italy, France and Spain, are absolutely fabulous, but can easily stretch the wallet on accommodation alone. But, never fear, the team at Simply Holiday Deals has come to the rescue, with a map of the cheapest destinations in Europe, based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015.Based on good quality hostels, the price of daily meals, drinks...
22nd February 2021 by AndyBest hostels in Europe
For travellers on a tight budget, hostels offer an incredibly affordable accommodation option when travelling around Europe. And even though most hostels can satisfy a basic traveller’s needs, if you’re looking for a top-quality experience then you need to check out this list of the 5 best hostels in Europe!Soul Kitchen St. Petersburg, Russia: Named the best hostel in Europe in the 2013 Hoscars, this small hostel is perfectly located in one of the most beautiful areas of Saint...
Weather in Krakow
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Krakow