Kraków

Salt mines, old city centre and lovely churches of Kraków .

Kraków has many opportunities to show you Polish life away from the crowds. Visit local markets, go exploring on foot whilst also enjoying the medieval old town in the heart of town.

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River, it dates back to the 7th Century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It offers a great blend of traditional and modern life. Kraków, the old royal capital, is acclaimed for its many precious architectural monuments and a unique friendly atmosphere.

Be sure to visit the town square, planned and established in the 13th century. The place where life is led both over- and underground, with countless pubs or restaurants - housing cellars and Cracow Underground Museum operating under its surface.

Flanked by old townhouses and merchant’s houses, palaces and churches, representing the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical architectural styles with their decor, it is defined by the image of iconic Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall) where you may still shop for souvenirs or familiarise yourself with the 19th-century Polish paintings at the gallery operating upstairs.

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If you happen to find yourself hungry in the Old Town of Krakow, you will not need to leave the area to satisfy your appetite – no matter what your tastes and budget are. There are hundreds of eateries to choose from, ranging from bagel stands and milk bars to the top tier, absolute crème de la crème restaurants.

If you fancy something more gourmet – visit Szara Gęś, Cyrano de Begerac or Aqua de Vino.

If street food is more up your alley, then we recommend checking out Pierogarnia Krakowiacy or Trattoria Cyklop.

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The Magical Baltic States and Poland

12 days - Independent tour of the Baltic States and Poland.

  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
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