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Holidays in Krakow, Poland

  • Wawel Castle, Krakow
    Wawel Castle, Krakow
  • Rynek Główny, Krakow
    Rynek Główny, Krakow

Holidays to Krakow result in truely fascinating stories because the city has such a turbulent past. Call the Exodus travel experts to chat about the various travel option available.

Kraków in English also spelled Krakow or Cracow, is the third largest, and one of the oldest, cities in Poland, with a population of  over 750,000 in 2006. Situated on the Vistula river in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918, and the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish scientific, cultural and artistic life. As the former national capital with a history encompassing over a thousand years, the city remains the spiritual heart of Poland. It is a major attraction for local and international tourists, attracting seven million visitors annually. Famous landmarks include the Main Market Square with St. Mary's Basilica and the Sukiennice Cloth Hall, the Wawel Castle, the National Art Museum, the Zygmunt Bell at the Wawel Cathedral, and the medieval St Florian's Gate with the Barbican along the Royal Coronation Route. In 1978, UNESCO added Cracow's Historic Centre, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle to the list of World Heritage Sites.

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  • Explore Poland's historical cities
  • Visit UNESCO listed Malbork Castle and Auschwitz
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Highlights of Central Europe

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Enjoy the cultures and landscapes of the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

  • Five countries and many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in two weeks
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  • Scenic landscape in Moravia and in the Tatra Mountains
  • Optional activities such as a Danube boat cruise, or a visit to Auschwitz
Trek the Polish High Tatras

Trek the Polish High Tatras

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Climb Mt Rysy - Poland's highest peak

  • Summit Mt Rysy (2,499m), Poland's highest mountain
  • Spend a night in the Picturesque folk town of Zakopane
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