Groupies are invited to discover the charms of Krakow during the magical Christmas markets period, with its old townhouses lit up with Christmas lights, cobblestone streets covered in snow, and the aroma of seasonal treats filling up the air, triggering nostalgic moods.
History buffs can also take the opportunity to learn about some of the darkest moments of WWII during an optional Auschwitz Memorial Museum Tour.
Auschwitz Memorial Museum Tour
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, situated about an hour drive from Krakow, is a UNESCO’s World Heritage-listed memorial complex preserved to remember the victims of the biggest Nazi concentration camp in Europe. During this 1.5-hour guided tour, participants will explore both, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau buildings, learn about the Nazi Holocaust and trace some of the stories of individual prisoners. On the way to the memorial site, guests will watch a documentary film depicting the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Round-trip transport from Krakow’s Old Town is included
- English-speaking driver or tour pilot
- Guided tour with headsets
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up (selected hotels)
- 5 drop-off points to choose from in central Krakow
- Professional guide, museum employee
- Bottled water
- Wi-Fi on board
- All fees and taxes for entry/admission
Set in the heart of the city, Emaus Apartments make for an excellent point for exploring what Krakow has to offer. Guests can make themselves at home staying in the tastefully decorated apartments which feature kitchenettes and private bathrooms. The apartments are located near the Blonie Park, while the famous Market Square is within a walking distance.
Located 1.5km from the Kraków Old Town, 1.7km from ICE Conference Centre and about 20 minutes’ walk of Jagiellonian University, Petrus Hotel offers an ideal base for exploring the city’s main attractions. The rooms are kitted out with en suite bathroom. There are TV and safe in each room. Petrus Hotel’s restaurant serves international specialities.
Groupon’s Guide to Krakow
The storied city of Krakow turned into a cosmopolitan centre over the centuries, inviting tourists to traditional charm market squares, riverside castles and museums alongside a wide range of bars and clubs.
The cultural capital of Poland provides art admirers with plenty of galleries to visit, from the Bunkier Sztuki to the Starmach and the Pauza galleries, all featuring innovative works from breaking Polish painters, sculptors and graphic designers. Classical music lovers will enjoy the wide range of concerts and spectacles available at the Krakow Philharmonic and the Krakow Opera, while seekers of other cultural opportunities will be delighted by annual standouts like the Street Theatre Festival, the Jewish Culture Festival and the Krakow Film Festival. Refined pastimes come complemented by numerous bars, pubs, cafes and riverboat dining occasions. The city has an oceanic climate. The average temperature in the summertime is 20°C, but it often exceeds 25°C, making this period of the year the most enjoyable for visitors. The Polish ‘golden autumns’ bring soothing weather and temperatures in the mid-teens in September and October, with significant drops in November. Although winters are cold, with average temperatures between -2°C and 0°C, travellers may enjoy a wide range of winter activities.
Option 1: simple stay
- £69-£189 for 2 nights, depending on the departure city chosen
- £89-£199 for 3 nights, depending on the departure city chosen
- £109-£219 for 4 nights, depending on the departure city chosen
Option 2: with Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
- £109-£229 for 2 nights, depending on the departure city chosen
- £129-£239 for 3 nights, depending on the departure city chosen
- £149-£259 for 4 nights, depending on the departure city chosen