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Krakow & Auschwitz

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  • Date: December
  • Destination: Poland
  • Duration: 4 nights
  • Price: 419
Destination Krakow
From Dublin or Shannon
Dates November – December
Duration 3 Nights
Price €419
Flight Details Dublin 17.00 Krakow 20.55
Krakow 21.25 Dublin 23.30

Travel in December for the Christmas Markets. December tours will include a tour of the Wieliczka Saltmines instead of Auschwitz.

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.


Travel in December for the Christmas Markets. December tours will include a tour of the Wieliczka Saltmines instead of Auschwitz.

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.

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* Ascot Hotel
  • 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 (or Wieliczka Saltmines in December)
  • 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, and 10kg hand luggage per person

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated above
  • Single room Supplement €99
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €100 per person
  • Full payment due at 10 weeks prior to departure
  • Optional tour to Wieliczka Saltmines can be arranged at an extra fee (call for details)
  • Optional Insurance from €21 (conditions apply)

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Accommodation details

Ascot Hotel

ASCOT Hotel *** is a modern arranged and equipped building, suiting both tourists’ and businessman needs. It has 105 beds in 49 comfortably equipped, elegant and functional single, double, triple and four-person rooms.

We have a lovely restaurant and bar with great selection of drinks. Moreover, the hotel offers conference hall, fully equipped with audiovisual devices, general use internet work-place and many other additional services.


Testimonial of our Krakow Insiders Tour


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

Travel in December for the Christmas Markets. December tours will include a tour of the Wieliczka Saltmines instead of Auschwitz.

Dublin Departures:

Date  Price 
05 November 2018 €419
12 November 2018 €419
19 November 2018 €419
26 November 2018 €419
03 December 2018 €419
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