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Krakow

Poland
Krakow travel packages
Poland's historic capital and cultural heart.
Krakow's unique spirit has made it a popular destination for city breaks.
Poland's second largest city, Krakow is the country's most popular tourist destination. Visiting Krakow is a thrill, as it's full of history, architecture, and cuisine. Poland's royal capital, Krakow came out of WWII unscathed, unlike much of the country. There is no doubt why Krakow is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The quaint Old Town is lovely, though it houses Europe's largest medieval market square. Krakow's Jewish district gives a glimpse into life during and before WWII, while the city offers great art and history museums.
Krakow offers great restaurants providing hearty local classics, as well as more varied fare. The city has many cultural and musical festivals throughout the year, and its many students help keep the nightlife vibrant. Krakow is a popular spot for day trips, whether to nearby Auschwitz and the Wieliczka salt mine, or to Zakopane and the surrounding High Tatra mountains. Krakow will be a highlight, whether you're focusing on Poland, or visiting its neighbors as well.

Where to stay in Krakow

In Krakow the majority of the accommodation options we offer, from hotels, B&Bs to apartments, are located in the historic old town area, with just a few by Kazimierz, the former Jewish ghetto. Take your pick from simple but cozy three star to luxury five star hotels in historic buildings. If you're staying a little longer the extra space of an apartment and access to a kitchen is also a possibility. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Boutique Hotel in Historic Building
Close to the Jewish Quarter, this small, historic hotel offers authentic frescoes, a pause-worthy lobby and a romantic atmosphere.
Historical Townhouse
You can live like a local in these spacious and comfortable apartments that are perfectly located in the heart of Krakow's Old Town.
4-star Stylish Boutique Hotel
This hotel is unique and very modern, with all the amenities, including a jacuzzi in most rooms!

Things to do in Krakow

There's lots to see in and around Krakow and we can include many varied tours and activities as part of the Krakow leg of your Eastern Europe tour. Learn about Krakow's history on the City Tour, go down the salt mines of Wieliczka, learn in detail about Jewish Krakow, even go for a traditional Jewish Style Dinner with Klezmer. The most historically significant sites near Krakow is of course Auschwitz, about an hour away, and this can be visited on a private or group day trip, or included on a transfer to or from Prague. Or get out of the city center and into Poland's great outdoors with a day trip to the mountain resort of Zakopane. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Jewish Dinner and Klezmer Concert in Kazimierz
Ghetto and Schindler's Factory Private Tour
Krakow Home Cooked Small Group Tour
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour
Chopin Music Concert
Kazimierz Highlights of Jewish Heritage Private Tour
John Paul II Heritage Small Group Tour
Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour With A Private Driver

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Krakow vacation packages
Based on 55 reviews
Review by Vicky & George

Vicky & George

Florida

Jay Way Travel makes it easy to plan a trip the way we prefer to travel: with a lot of support, planning help and guidance and yet you are not in a big group but independent. Definitely recommend. And thank you for a great nine days!

Jay Way Travel makes it easy to plan a trip the way we prefer to travel: with a lot of support, planning help and guidance and yet you are not in a big group but independent. Definitely recommend. And thank you for a great nine days!

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by William & Rebecca

William & Rebecca

California

Because of JayWay Travel's guidance and service our trip to Central Europe exceeded our expectations in every way.

Because of JayWay Travel's guidance and service our trip to Central Europe exceeded our expectations in every way.

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Krakow, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Krakow, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Harmon & Betty

Harmon & Betty

Pennsylvania

JayWay Travel was easy to work with, outstanding service, honest and pleasant. Jared was tops.

JayWay Travel was easy to work with, outstanding service, honest and pleasant. Jared was tops.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Białystok
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Białystok
Rating :
5 / 5

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Krakow

How long should we spend in Krakow?

Krakow's pretty old town and somewhat scruffier former Jewish ghetto area of Kazimierz need at least a day to see in any detail and we usually arrange a walking tour of these shortly after our guests arrive to get their bearings in the city as well as learn of its rich history. If you are particularly interested in Jewish heritage then the Jewish Krakow tour or the Jewish style dinner are musts too.

Popular trips outside of Krakow include a visit to Auschwitz Birkenau or the Wieliczka salt mine. Nature lovers might enjoy a full day trip to Zakopane, in the Polish Tatra mountains. With all these possibilities it's very easy to spend at least 3 days in Krakow.

Is Krakow safe?

Krakow is s a place where you can walk safely at night or day. As in any city, be careful with your belongings in crowded areas.

What are the people like in Krakow?

There's a very large student population from all over Poland and further afield in Europe so the atmosphere is friendly, and you will have no problems communicating - around 80% of young people speak English, as do staff in all the bars and shops in the town center. Although popular with visitors, Krakow is not overcrowded with them. As a result Krakow has an authentic feel, and if you want you should find it easy to chat with the locals.

How can I get around Krakow?

Most of the sights are located within easy walking distance in the center so the best way to explore old Krakow is on foot. Many streets and squares are pedestrianised so it's usually the only option! If you want to see the old town without walking there are however some interesting options, from horse-drawn carriages, electric carts with a taped guide, to a bicycle rickshaw.

Outside of the center Krakow's public transport network of trams and buses is a cheap and effiicient way to get from place to place. Taxis are also relatively inexpensive. A 10km journey, between 6am and 10pm Monday to Saturday, will cost you no more than 50zl or 70zl from 10pm to 6am or all day Sunday.

What is the weather usually like in Krakow?

Krakow's weather is akin to New York, with fairly hot summers, and cold winters (albeit not as snowy in recent years).

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