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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow
"Choose your preferred departure time when you book and begin your experience with a pickup in central Krakow or from your Krakow hotel. Board your coach and as you travel watch an onboard documentary that explains the history of WWII and the Nazi Holocaust. Learn how approximately 1.5 million people — mostly Jewish Polish and Russian prisoners — were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau from 1940 onward until both camps were liberated by the Allies in 1945.After roughly 1.5 hours on the road arrive at Auschwitz and set off on a guided tour of both the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau sites. Enter the Auschwitz I compound through the gates inscribed with Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) and discover how it quickly turned from a detention camp for Polish political prisoners into a center for mass murder.Explore the main buildings — some still intact and some in ruins — and walk around the exhibitions that chart the fates of many
From EUR39.00
Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow
"Legend has it that the salt mines were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess Kinga when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. You'll tour the richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition on Level 3.Your guided tour takes you from 210 to 440 feet (64 to 135 meters) under passing through galleries and chambers on three levels. The guided walk consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways.Entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine you'll descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1. Although this walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear it will need to be considered when booking this tour. The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here a lift carries you back to the surface."
From EUR41.00
Krakow Airport Arrival Transfer
"Travel from Krakow Balice Airport to your Krakow hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When making a booking you will need to advise your flight details and your Krakow accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking (subject to availability) and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24-48 hours p you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pick up times and places. Price is per person based on 7 adults per car/vehicle."""Pre-book your transfer from Krakow Airport and enjoy a hassle free vacation! This is a private transfer service so the price is the same for groups of 1-3 people who will be transferred in a private car and the same price will apply for groups of 4-7 peop
From EUR6.00

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Planty - the green belt of the Old Town.

Our plane in its approach of the Krakow-Balice airport did fly over Krakow. I could easily distinguish the Wawel hill and the green belt of the Planty gardens around the old town, something unique in...
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Jan 30, 2014

City Park

This lovely park transects the city. There are numerous paths, benches and bagel stands amongst the planted trees and flowers. Its a nice place to take a morning stroll or later in the day.A quieter...
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Jun 17, 2013

Stroll around the Planty

The Planty is a ring of green space around the Old Town of Krakow. When the Austrians took over in 1806 they dismantled the medieval fortifications, though some parts of the wall remain. There is a...
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Feb 01, 2013

The Planty

The Planty is a ring-shaped city park which surrounds the Old Town. It was planted in the 19th century on the site of the former moat and medieval city walls, after these were dismantled because of...
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Jun 15, 2010

Wander the Planty.......

Although I (as a history-person) would have loved to see Krakow in its walled state, I must admit that replacing the walls with a 'green belt' was an excellent idea.Not only is the Planty a lovely...
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Jun 04, 2010


Planty is the wonderful green space that effectively encircles the Old Town. On most maps it appears to be fortified walls. Appropriately, they once were. A series of towers and walls were surrounded...
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Jul 26, 2009

Stroll through the gardens

The Old town is encircled by a stretch of green park called Planty, which used to be a moat.The Old town is about 800m wide by 1200m long so it is easily walkable and it is very pleasent to walk to...
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Nov 08, 2007


Planty is a ring of parkland that encircles the Old Town. Its walkways and benches offer views of many fine buildings, and the verges are peppered with statues to heroes of old.The gardens came about...
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Jun 11, 2007

Copernicus monument

Copernicus was a very significant personality of Poland and a student of Jagellonian University. Thats not miracle, that his sculpture is standing next to new Jagellonian University building, at...
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Sep 08, 2006

Parks around Krakow old town

Old city walls were mostly demolished at the beggining of 19th century, and some empty place left without building around old town. Parks started to be planted in 1820 with lots of sculptures, flowers...
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Sep 08, 2006

A lovely idea.............

The Planty gardens form a sort of horseshoe round the old city of Krakow, following the line of the city walls (no longer visible, except as footings). They date from the 1820's, and have lawns,...
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Sep 01, 2006

The parks

Don't worry to miss out on green. All around the old town a park encircles the area with lots of shady trees.Around wawel castle (especially on the river side) there are also parks, mainly larger...
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Aug 29, 2005
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Florian Gate

The Florian is opposite to the Barbican one of the most beautiful Gothic towers in Krakow. This was built in the 14th century by Prince Leszek Czarny. The tower was part of the fortification system of...
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Grunwald Monument

This stunning statue commemorates the victory over the Teutonic Knights in 1410. At the top on his horse is the King of Poland Władysław Jagiełło, his sword pointing downwards in his right hand. At...
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Czartoryski Museum

The Muzeum Ksiazat Czartoryskich or Czartoryski Museum dates back to 1801 and is the oldest museum in Poland. The history behind the museum starts with the Czartoryski dynasty in the 13th...
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National Museum

Special Exhibition (Sept 2011)- on loan from the Spanish Royal Family. There was an excellent exhibition of various treasures from the Spanish royal family including furniture, paintings, personal...
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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

Founded in 1364, the University of Krakow is amongst the oldest in the world. King Wladislaw II. Jagiello bought that former noble mansion from the Anjou family for the University in 1400 which became...
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Market Square - Rynek Glowny

Main Square is one of the most beautiful places in Poland, in my opinion. It's really huge - I've heard that it's one of the biggest market squares in Europe. You can spend all day by walking and...
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Encircling the historical centre


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