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Krakow Suggested Itineraries

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Arguably Europe's prettiest city, Krakow i s also one of the best preserved. Krakow's eventful history has only embellished the UNESCO-World Heritage listed city.

Day 1: Krakow Old Town and Jewish Quarter

The Old Town centers on Rynek Glowny, a 13 th-century market square. Dominating the square is the Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), once the center for the booming cloth trade. Don't miss the Mariacki church. Every hour on the hour this church sounds a bugle across the city. From here run narrow, largely pedestrianized streets to explore for the architecture, the pace of life, the many monuments, nearly 20 churches and dozen museums. Surrounding it all is the Planty Gardens, a ring-shaped park which was once the city's moat. St. Florian's Gate is the starting point of the Royal Way leading all the way to Wawel Castle.

In the afternoon, head for nearby Kazimierz, the former Jewish district. Here you'll find wonderful bars and cafes. Look out for the Corpus Christi Church, the Tempel Synagogue and ulica Szeroka. The two cemeteries, the Remuh and the New, are worth a look.

Day 2: Wawel Castle and Cathedral

The seat of Polish kings for over 500 years, the Wawel Cathedral dates from 1320-64 and most recently produced Poland's first pope. Make sure you see the Sigismund Chapel. Wawel Castle was the political and cultural centre of Poland until the 17th century. Today it houses a museum in five sections.

Day 3: Twentieth-Century Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was established not far from Krakow and approximately 1.5 million people died there during World War II. After the war, Krakow was left behind the Iron Curtain of Communism, and steel manufacturing dominated city life, based around the new city of Nowa Huta. An earlier industry of Krakow was the Wieliczka Salt Mine, fascinating for its UNESCO listed carvings.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow, Krakow, null
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

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Take a sobering tour of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on a 6-hour trip from Krakow. Travel by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage compound and ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

From USD $44.39
Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow

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Devote a day to the memory of Holocaust victims on this small-group Auschwitz tour from Krakow, led by an expert guide. Departing in the early morning, your ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour, Krakow, Day Trips
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Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour

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Savor the flavors of Krakow on this 2.5-hour evening walking tour with a food-loving guide. Uncover Poland’s rich culinary history and customs as you roam the ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow, Krakow, Food Tours
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow

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Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Along with ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.19
Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Krakow, Day Trips
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Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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For over a thousand years, Krakow has been the center of science, culture and art in Poland. Come and see for yourself upon boarding the Krakow City ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow, Krakow, City Tours
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Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

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Our tour meets in the largest medieval square in Europe, the main market square of Krakow. After an introduction on Krakow's origins we lead our guests to our ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle from Krakow, Krakow, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle from Krakow

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Undoubtedly Dunajec River Gorge is one of the Poland's prime tourist attractions and this great day trip from Krakow gives you the chance to admire some ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
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In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

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While in Poland don't miss your chance to visit Wadowice - childhood home of John Paul ll. Travel through the stunning Beskidy mountain range, pay homage to ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.70
Polish Folklore Show and Dinner in Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
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Polish Folklore Show and Dinner in Krakow

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Enjoy a night of dinner and entertainment in Krakow! At Michalik's Cave, once a favorite bohemian hangout among Krakow’s creative crowd, start with a folk ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa including the 'Black Madonna' Day Tour from Krakow, Krakow, ... 
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Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa including the 'Black Madonna' Day Tour from Krakow

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Follow the Eagles Nest Trail to Czestochowa to see the "Black Madonna", a Gothic painting of Our Lady at the monastery of Jasna Gora. Returning to ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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