This trip takes you to some of the best places Poland has to offer. We will explore natural beauty of Tatra Mountains, where we will follow one of the most stunning trails through Dolina Pieciu Stawow (the valley of five lakes), Przelecz Szpiglasowa and Morskie Oko (the eye of the sea). And to cool us down a bit after all the walking we will do some rafting on Dunajec.
We will be visiting the former capital of Poland - Krakow. It is one of the oldest cities and the most beautiful one. The Old Town, together with the Wawel Hill and the Kazimierz district, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Medieval urban layout of the Old Town has not changed for centuries. We will enjoy a guided tour of the old town as well as an evening expedition to the old Jewish quarter where we will soak its magical atmosphere over a traditional glass of beer. You will also have a chance to party there (at Kazimierz) on Saturday night where there are all the best bars in town, all walking distance from the hostel.
Recommended flights (Ryanair)
London (Stansted) → Krakow Thu, 05 Jun[masked]:40 - 23:00
1 Adult, 59.99 GBP
Krakow → London (Stansted) Sun, 08 Jun[masked]:40 - 23:59,
1 Adult, 70.99 GBP
(flights not included)
Early bird price of £164 applies if you pay in full by the end of March. From the 1 till 15 April you can still get a slight discount and pay the total of £184. From 16 April the full price of £204 will apply.
Please note that the dates above are the dates when the money reaches my account. Some banks take shorter some take longer to process your transfers, so please check with your bank how long it takes before deciding on the day on which to send the payment.
3 nights accommodation and 3x breakfast, 1 dinner, transfers, an all day hike, rafting, guided tour of Krakow.
Some of the meals (please see the plan to see which ones), drinks.
How much can you expect to spend?
A pint of beer costs about 5zlotys (just a bit over GBP1), food will depend on what you order, but you can eat a decent meal for about GBP10.
Deposit: of £100 (+paypal fees) needs to be paid on RSVP to secure your place. Please note, until the deposit is paid your place is not confirmed.
The final payments: have to be in my account two weeks before the trip the latest. Please put this date in your diary now as no reminders will be sent and if you have not paid by then you will be removed from the trip and your deposit will not be refunded. Bank account details to pay the balance can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/Bank_account/. Please make sure you account for the paypal fees in your calculations (so the £3.80 on top of £100 deposit should not be deducted from the reminder of the payment)
IMPORTANT: By signing up to this trip you have agreed to the following disclaimer:
'While safety is our top priority and although we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity/trip involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.' The organiser only facilitates the group, and doesn't take responsibility for your safety during the trip.
You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in (if in doubt, check with your insurance provider).
With all the crazy stuff happening with the weather recently, please note that we may be prevented from doing some of activities due to unpredictable weather events. If this is the case replacement activities will be offered.
Plan of the trip
Thursday, 5 June 2014
19:40 - 23:00 London (Stansted) → Krakow Thu, 05 Jun 2014 1 Adult, 59.99 GBP
Please make sure that you have some food with you for the way, as there will not be anywhere we can stop for food.
23:00 - 23:30 going through security and collecting luggage
23:30 - 1:30am driving to the mountains (transfers included)
1:30 - 2:30 night hike to the hostel - we will start the trip with a real adventure! Please make sure that you have head torches with you, we will be walking on the trail, so no suitcases on wheels allowed neither.
The accommodation at the hostel is included (3-4 people rooms).
Friday, 6 June 2014
9:00 - 10:00am Breakfast
10:15 leaving for the hike
A hike through Dolina Pieciu Stawow and Przelecz Szpiglowska to Morskie oko. (about 7 hours)
From here it's 2 hours walk back to Roztoka, to our hostel, but you may be able to opt for a ride in a horse and carriage (this would not be included)
(total 9 hours + stops)
The hike is not an easy one, so you need to be moderately fit to do it. If you would like to get an idea of what we will be doing, this video shows the most difficult part of the trail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTghbRk7w8. Please note however, this is the difficult part of it, there are easy bits as well. :)
Also, if you don't want to do this one, you will be able to take and easy route to Morskie Oko or even decide on horse and carriage ride.
Evening meal at the hostel (included)
Saturday, 7 June 2014
8:30 - 9:30 breakfast (included)
Check out of the hostel
9:30 leaving the hostel and 1 hour walk to the car
10:30 - 11:30 driving to Sromowce Wyzne (transfer included)
Rafting at Dunajec from Sromowce Wyżne To Szczawnica, 18 km, 2 hours 15 minutes (included)
14:00 lunch (not included)
Driving to krakow (transfer included) and check in to the hostel
Dinner (not included) restaurant Farina, ul. św. Marka 16 |[masked] Kraków (www.farina.com.pl)
Drinks at Alchemia (not included)
You can go out after this as we will be in the heart of the city, with all the best bars within walking distance.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Free time and lunch
2pm -5pm Guided tour of krakow (included)
5pm - 8pm dinner
8pm Pickup from momotown
Flights Krakow → London (Stansted),Sun, 08 Jun[masked]:40 - 23:59, 1 Adult, 70.99 GBP (not included)
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure;http://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/.
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