An architectural jewel

Majestically medieval, Kraków is the cultural capital of Poland and its only city to have had its historic monuments remain unscathed from the ravages of the Second World War. Its stunning and compact Old Town boasts the exquisite interiors of St Mary’s Basilica, the glorious domes of Wawel Cathedral, the royal treasures of Wawel Castle and the impressive Rynek Główny – the largest market square in Europe. Kraków’s former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, is a jumble of pretty squares and lively streets. Fascinating museums, a vibrant cultural life and achingly pretty architecture make Kraków the perfect destination for a city break.


In the heart of the Old Town

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From £399 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Suggested Hotel

Wyspianski Hotel, Kraków

  • 3-star hotel in the heart of Kraków
  • Excellent value for money
  • Just a short distance from the market square, close to plenty of bars & restaurants
  • Modern & comfortable rooms
  • Spacious lounge bar

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Kraków Walking Tour

Experience the essence of Kraków with a beautiful walk around the Old Town (Stare Miasto) and Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz). This guided walk includes interesting commentary on Kraków’s beautiful buildings and intriguing history, which stretches back thousands of years.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

This ancient salt mine is today an incredible subterranean formation of sparkling sculptures, reverent chapels, and dark lakes linked by a maze of caverns and passageways. Found just outside of the city of Kraków, these spectacularly hewn chambers form a fascinating and beautiful underground world to explore.


Cloth Hall

Kraków’s iconic market building, the Cloth Hall, dates back over 700 years and was once the centre of the city’s textile trade. The building, which dominates the Rynek Główny square, has been added to over the centuries and is a fascinating amalgamation of Gothic architecture, Renaissance features, and Art Nouveau interiors. Today, the arcaded stalls are mostly occupied by souvenir shops, and the upstairs is home to the National Museum with its unparalleled collection of 19th century Polish art.

Wawel Royal Castle

A paragon of Kraków’s identity, this stately residence as it stands today is a 16th century palace built in the Renaissance style, but it has been an important settlement for thousands of years. Within the castle are five fascinating exhibitions which tell the story of Polish royalty and hold impressive collections of weaponry, oriental art, Italian and Dutch artworks and period furniture.

Wawel Cathedral

A national sanctuary, the beautiful Wawel Cathedral has crowned many a Polish monarch and its history stretches back over 1,000 years. A magnificent building both inside and out, the cathedral is a compendium of several chapels and towers from different periods of history, and shelters an overwhelming number of treasures, tombs, paintings and carvings.


The enchanting area of Kazimierz was once a town in its own right, and previously formed Kraków’s Jewish Quarter. Ruined by the Nazis during World War II, Kazimierz has undergone a colourful 21st century renaissance and is now being restored to a district of buzzing bars and cafés, impressive museums, pretty backstreets and elegant synagogues.


Known across the world as the former site of a mass genocide orchestrated by the Nazis, the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp was established in 1940 and was witness to the brutal killing of over a million people. Today, it is a sobering memorial and museum which confronts the horror and atrocities that took place here.

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