4 Night Polish Christmas in Kraków
4 Night Polish Christmas in Kraków Ref: 4PCKI
Private Car Transfer from Kraków Airport to Hotel.
4nights Metropolitan Boutique Hotel 4* or similar, Kraków
1 x Double/Twin Classic Room
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax or explore at your own pace.
Start Time: 10:00am
Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
The Palace under the Rams (Palac pod Baranami), our meeting place for this tour, is in itself a great introduction to the merry atmosphere of a Polish Christmas! From the gate stretches an incredible view of Kraków’s traditional Christmas market, which, for the entire month of December, is located in the Main Square, in the very heart of the city.
We'll start our Kraków Christmas tour with a cup of hot coffee or winter tea in a secret café that’s hidden deep underground. Once we’ve warmed our insides, we’ll head back outdoors and take a walk among the wooden stalls of the market, where you can buy the finest of local souvenirs and handmade Christmas decorations to take back home with you (just leave lots of room in your suitcase!). We’ll stop to sample some regional cheeses like Oscypek, and you’ll get to try aromatic mulled wine, served directly from huge wooden barrels.
We’ll admire some traditional Kraków Christmas cots, and you’ll learn why they are such an important tradition here. We’ll also visit a nearby gallery, where you’ll learn how beautiful hand painted glass balls are made.
To finish off your Kraków tour, we’ll warm up in a local restaurant that’s known for serving the best festive dishes of the season. You’ll get to dig into your plate as your local guide tells you all about Christmas traditions in Kraków and throughout Poland, both today and back in communist times.
Start Time: 19:00pm
Duration: 2 Hrs
Begin your evening at Michalik's Cave in central Kraków. Once a bustling hub for the city’s bohemian crowd, you'll see that the venue has preserved its artsy atmosphere, as you sit among paintings and caricatures of Kraków artists, writers and journalists. Relax and enjoy as the concert and dance performance begins. Learn about Polish traditions and folklore as you watch performers dressed in regional costumes tell their stories through dance and folk music.
If you feel like getting up on your feet, you’ll be invited to join in with the dancing, too. Afterward, savour a 3 course dinner of traditional Polish fare amid the lively atmosphere. With appetites sated, your dinner show will conclude after the meal.
Start Time: 09:00am
Duration: 8 Hrs
The Tatra Mountain is a beautiful section of the Carpathian mountain range and the only one of Alpine character in central Europe. The whole Polish Tatras area constitutes the Tatra National Park (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve). During this tour you would walk through the Chochołowska Valley, take a trip by the cable and ground railway to Gubałówka Mountain and have a chance to stroll around streets of Zakopane, a town that is the heart of this tourist region. The tour ends with the transfer back to Kraków.
After breakfast, Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Kraków Airport for your onward journey.