Discover Poland – Tatra Mountains, Krakow and 2nd World War

£329.00

Date: 12-15.07.2018

This trip takes you to some of the most interesting places Poland has to offer. We will explore the natural beauty of the Tatra Mountains, where we will follow one of the most stunning trails through Dolina Pieciu Stawow (the valley of five lakes). You will also have a chance to explore Wieliczka-the oldest salt mine in Poland and experience Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most memorable places of modern European history.    

What` s included:

  • 2 nights in the 3* hotel in Zakopane-twin/double rooms with breakfast
  • 1 night in the 3* hotel in Krakow-twin/double rooms with breakfast
  • Guided Tatra Mountains hike on Friday
  • Dinner on Friday
  • Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Guided tour of Wieliczka
  • Guided tour of Krakow
  • All transfers
  • Dedicated bi-lingual host from Poland

What`s excluded:

  • flights
  • food (with the exception of Friday`s dinner)
  • drinks
  • insurance

 

Start

2018-07-12

End

2018-07-15

Meeting point

Krakow Balice Airport Mieczysława Medweckiego 1, 32-083 Balice, Krakow

Description

This trip takes you to some of the most interesting places Poland has to offer. We will explore the natural beauty of the Tatra Mountains, where we will follow one of the most stunning trails through Dolina Pieciu Stawow (the valley of five lakes). You will also have a chance to explore Wieliczka-the oldest salt mine in Poland and experience Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most memorable places of modern European history.    

Highlights:

– Explore the oldest and most beautiful Salt Mine in Poland-Wieliczka. It is a world-class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

– Get to know the history of the 2 WORLD WAR by visiting the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

– Discover the most beautiful and the highest part of Carpathian Mountains-High Tatras to enjoy the surrounding and fresh air.

– Taste delicious pierogi (polish dumplings) and other polish national dishes

– Enjoy a guided tour of the Krakow 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.

Krakow

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.

ITINERARY (subject to change)

Day 1, Thursday

Morning flight to Krakow and meeting at the airport.

Trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine-UNESCO Heritage Side.

Transfer to Zakopane, Dinner (not included) and drinks.

Day 2, Friday

After breakfast, we will drive to hiking starting point. It`s about 6 hours of hiking, moderate level, 800 meters ascent, 16km.

Enjoying unspoiled nature, amazing landscapes and freshest air of Tatra National Park.

Dinner and relax (included)

Day 3, Saturday

After breakfast, we will check out and drive to Auschwitz. We will visit the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp and learn how the complex functioned. This approximately 3-and-a-half-hour tour will take you back in time to revisit the Holocaust as it was carried out at this site, claiming well over 1 million victims. The complex comprised 3 main camps. Auschwitz I was the administrative center, Auschwitz II (also known as Birkenau) was the extermination site, and Auschwitz III (called Monowitz) was a labour camp.

It has been calculated that the number of the people killed here was between 1.1 and 1.6 million. Approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews, who were shipped here from almost every country in Europe.

Most of the victims were exterminated in chambers that used Zyklon B gas, while other deaths were the result of systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and so-called medical experiments.

Before the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945, the SS attempted to destroy the camp and burn the archives. Not everything was destroyed, however, and the Polish government restored Auschwitz–Birkenau as a moving memorial to the victims.

After the tour, we will drive to Krakow, check-in and enjoy local food and drinks.

Day 4, Sunday

After breakfast, we will start a guided tour of Krakow. Our well-informed local guide will focus on 2 World War history but also show you main highlights of this beautiful city. Free time in Krakow for more sightseeing or shopping

Goodbye dinner and transfer to the airport.

What` s included:

2 nights in the 3* hotel in Zakopane-twin/double rooms with breakfast

1 night in the 3* hotel in Krakow-twin/double rooms with breakfast

Guided Tatra Mountains hike on Friday

Dinner on Friday

Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Guided tour of Wieliczka

Guided tour of Krakow

All transfers

Dedicated bi-lingual host from Poland

What`s excluded:

flights

food (with the exception of Friday`s dinner)

drinks

insurance

Price structure: 

Price: Early Bird £299 . From 1st March-£329.

Please, pay full price to secure your place.

Once the payment is done, please get in touch with us before you will book your flights.

Recommended Flights*:

12th July 2018, easyJet, EZY8511, 09:40-13:10, LGW London Gatwick – KRK Krakow

15th July 2018, British Airways BA873, 21:15-22:45, KRK Krakow – LHR London Heathrow

You are welcome to book different flights, however, in this case, separate airport transfer will need to be arranged (which may cost an extra fee).

*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them. 

Clothing and Equipment list:

http://katsadventures.com/blog_type/what-do-you-need-to-bring-with-you-for-a-hike/

DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:

By signing up to this event you confirm that you have read and consented to our terms and conditions (click to download) and waiver (click to download). You will also email signed a copy of both to Sylwia on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com within 3 days of making the payment for the event and no later than 3 days before the event. You also agree to a ‘no refund’ policy.

INSURANCE: 

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.  In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.

Cancellations:

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://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

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