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Krakow & Auschwitz

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  • Date: December
  • Destination: Poland
  • Duration: 4 nights
  • Price: 399
Destination Krakow
From Dublin
Dates November & December 2017
Duration 3 Nights
Price €399
Flight Details Dublin 17.00 Krakow 20.55

Krakow 21.25 Dublin 23.30

Shannon 16.10 Krakow 20.15

Krakow 19.50 Shannon 22.00

Travel in December for Christmas Markets. December departures include a tour of Wieliczka Salt Mines replacing Auschwitz tour.

Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

 

Introduction to Krakow & Auschwitz

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with evidence showing settlements there since 20,000 BC. Legend has it that it was built on the cave of a dragon whom the mythical King Krak had slain.

Auschwitz :

Beginning in 1940, Nazi Germany built several concentration camps and an extermination camp in the area, which at the time was under German occupation. The Auschwitz camps were a major element in the perpetration of the Holocaust; at least 1.1 million people were killed there, of whom over 90% were Jews.

The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I, the administrative center; Auschwitz II (Birkenau), an extermination camp or Vernichtungslager; and Auschwitz III (Monowitz), a work camp.

The Polish government restored Auschwitz I and turn it into a museum honouring the victims of Nazism; Auschwitz II, where buildings were prone to decay, were preserved but not restored. Today, the Auschwitz I museum site combines elements from several periods into a single complex: for example the gas chamber at Auschwitz I (which had been converted into an air-raid shelter for the SS) was restored. The museum contains very large numbers of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes taken from their victims; also suitcases, which the deportees were encouraged to bring with them, and many household utensils.

Itinerary

**December departures : Christmas Markets will be taking place & we include our Insiders tour to the Saltmines Tour and not Auschwitz tours.  Auschwitz is sometimes available upon request.

**November Departures: Our Insiders Tour is to Auschwitz & Birkenau and we can request Tours to The Wieliczka Saltmines upon request

Day 1: Fly directly from Dublin or Shannon to Krakow and private guided transfer included to your hotel.

Day 2: Morning guided tour to Auschwitz Camp, stopping at Birkenau camp. Return to Krakow in the afternoon. (Replaced with Wieliczka Saltmines for all December departures)

Day 3: Day at leisure. There are a number of  interesting things to do in Krakow, including the Wieliczka Saltmines (€35 per person) and classical concerts in a number of the churches, including St. Peter & St Paul’s Church, and St. Bernadin’s Church. These afternoon concerts are very reasonable, working out at approximately. 40 PLN per person.

Day 4: Collection from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Return direct flight to Dublin or Shannon.

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Price inclusions

  • Direct flight from Dublin or Shannon to Krakow
  • Airport transfer to your City Centre Hotel
  • 3 nights in the 3* Logos Hotel (Dublin departures) or the 3* Atrium Hotel (Shannon departures)
  • Based on 2 adults sharing a twin or double room, Single rooms also available upon request
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • Guided tour to Auschwitz and Birkenau
    • In December guided tour is to Wieliczka Saltmines
  • Return transfer from your hotel to airport
  • Direct flight Krakow to Dublin or Shannon
  • Services of a representative for coach transfers and insiders tour
  • Taxes, charges, 1 x check-in bag per room of 15kgs (Dublin departures only) and 10kg hand luggage per person

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated above
  • Single room Supplement
    • €53 (Dublin)
    • €99 (Shannon)
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €100 per person
  • Full payment due at 10 weeks prior to departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance from €21 (conditions apply)

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Accommodation details

Dublin Departures:

The comfortable 3-star Logos Hotel offers spacious guestrooms. Since 1995, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Krakow.

Notable for its location in Old Town of Krakow, the hotel provides access to EC Krakow, Wawel and Town Hall Tower within 10 minutes’ walk. The property is set a 20-minute stroll from Krakow center.

The castle, churches and museums are set within walking distance.

This property offers 37 rooms including Spacious Suite, Small Twin Room and Quadruple Room. The rooms are appointed with private bathrooms and light wood furniture.

Dining options include a hot hot buffet breakfast served every morning. The Rotisseria restaurant serves fusion cuisine. Guests can relax in the coffee bar serving bottled drinks.

J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Logos Hotel.

Shannon Departures:

Hotel Atrium is a 3-star hotel right next to main square of Krakow. The hotel is surrounded by typical buildings of Krakow and thanks to its privileged location on the street Krzywa, it allows guests to relax away from the noise of the city.

A short walk away is the famous and ancient market Stary Kleparz, where every day our chef buys vegetables, fruit, dairy and Polish typical seasonal products such as delicious mushrooms. All this to serve you unique dishes made with fresh produce and quality.

During the past 17 years our team has not only done everything possible to make your stay great, we also take very seriously the comments and opinions of our guests. We do all this in order to keep improving and to offer the best possible service. Because our goal is your satisfaction.

Testimonial of our Krakow Insiders Tour

Toni.

I want to say how much we enjoyed our recent trip to Krakow & Auschwitz and thank you again.
We found the transport always on time and the tour guides were excellent in their knowledge and the weather was Sunny (as the last time I was there it rained all the time)
The Hotel was so central and within easy walking distance of a lot of places, as my daughter and I love to walk also.

Thanks again. Joe & Sinead Fleming. Krakow & Auschwitz March ‘15

Dear Toni,
Just a note to let you know how much Sean and I enjoyed Krakow. We were met by our wonderful guide Annia at the airport. Hotel Logos was very nice, very clean, good location, friendly staff and very good breakfast. The only drawback was the bar was closed.  Our trip to Auschwitz/Birkenau was excellent, we had a fabulous guide,who was passionate about his country’s history. It is a long trip, we left at 1.30 and arrived back at at 8.15. We also made the trip to the salt mines which was very interesting and well worth the visit.  Overall a very enjoyable experience. Krakow is a lovely city , market square being the hub, where there is an abundance of restaurants, shops, churches etc.  
Many thanks again for all your help and looking forward to another trip with Travel Escapes.  Kind regard,  Marie N,  ~  Krakow & Auschwitz May ’15.

Toni- hi

just  a quick “go raibh maith agaibh” for service on our super trip to Krakow,  “ANYA” the guide was very attentive – all our tours/internal travel went without a hitch-very courteous drivers etc.
We were “knocked out ” with the Auschwitz tour.
We would like to thank you and your colleagues for professional attention throughout
hopefully we can avail of your services again soon
slán go foíll
Con . ~ Krakow & Auschwitz, May ’15

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Dates and Prices

Dublin Departures:

Date  Price 
05 November 2017 €399
12 November 2017 €399
19 November 2017 €399
03 December 2017 €399

Travel in December for Christmas Markets. December departures include a tour of Wieliczka Salt Mines replacing Auschwitz tour.

Shannon Departures:

Date  Price 
21 April 2018 €429
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