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Krakow for May Bank Holiday

Leaving on early flight on 24/5 from Gatwick to Krakow.
Visiting various museums, churches, salt mine and enjoying Polish culture.

If you’re looking for a reason to visit Poland then you’ve just found it with Krakow. Beautiful, charming and romantic, this Polish city of idyllic medieval squares and imposing Gothic architecture might be the country’s second city, but it is the number one destination for tourists visiting the country each year. 
This city knows all about the limelight. After all it was the royal capital of Poland for 500 years, meaning it’s had plenty of time to grow the rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage you’ll find there today. And it’s certainly very impressive, with its 6000 historic buildings, nearly two-dozen museums and a staggering 2 million pieces of artwork.

Shopping


Hidden away beneath the Market Square, Likus Concept Store is a designer fashion destination housed in a stunning, spacious brick cellar joined with a sleek steel and glass design (13 Rynek Glowny).

Sightseeing


Krakow may be renowned for its beautiful, gothic architecture, but some new-builds are giving the city a reputation for good design, too. The Malopolska Garden of Arts (Ulica Grabowskiego, tel:[masked]) is an award-winning glass construction that fits seamlessly into its old surroundings.

Key Areas
Once home to Krakow's Jewish community, the district of Kazmierz has a tragic history. Over time the synagogues have largely been converted into museums and the area has emerged as a social and cultural hub, filled with some of the city's top galleries and cafes. Day Trips


If you need some time out from the summer heat, try going underground at Wieliczka Salt Mines (10 Jana Mikołaja Danilowicza, tel:[masked]). A maze of caverns, beautiful chapels, hotels, a spa and tour guides armed with great salt-based puns make this place feel like a whole city. It's a 15-minute taxi ride away from the centre of Krakow.

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  • Damon

    Another time.

    April 28, 2013

  • angela­ changed the location to London Gatwick Airport

    April 20, 2013

  • angela

    Hi, I've booked the 06.35 from Gatwick to Krakow with Easyjet and am returning on 29th May on 10.35. The return cost about £150 but there are flights from Stanstead also with Ryanair. I was planning to stay in Wawel as it's very central. Do you want to meet up in a few weeks to discuss? Has anyone else booked flights?

    March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Angela, should you need support with planning, the folks at http://www.opentrips....­ surely know their thing. Also good for finding travel mates & sorting out ideas!

      April 16, 2013

  • SARA

    so whats the plan? itinerary? any group discounts?

    April 5, 2013

    • angela

      Sara, as I've said below: I've booked the 06.35 from Gatwick to Krakow with Easyjet and am returning on 29th May on 10.35. The return cost about £150 but there are flights from Stanstead also with Ryanair. I was planning to stay in Wawel as it's very central. Do you want to meet up in a few weeks to discuss itinerary?

      April 11, 2013

  • joseph

    This sounds great...which airline and timetables?

    April 10, 2013

    • angela

      Hi, I've booked the 06.35 from Gatwick to Krakow with Easyjet and am returning on 29th May on 10.35. The return cost about £150 but there are flights from Stanstead also with Ryanair. I was planning to stay in Wawel as it's very central. Do you want to meet up in a few weeks to discuss? Has anyone else booked flights?

      April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a look on my trip to Poland on 5 of August as well. Enjoy Polish culture and people

    April 5, 2013

    • SARA

      is it the same place Krakow?

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      there are three diffrent cities close togetver

      April 8, 2013

  • Jan

    Hi there, let me know the plan details once done and cost so I can plan!

    March 1, 2013

  • Edwin

    Sounds good. I love Krakow and polish food as I am polish. I have not been in Krakow for ages however. Lets iron the plan details. I do not have yet 100% schedule for myself.

    March 1, 2013

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