Skiing, Sightseeing and Thermal pools in Poland – Winter Adventure

Date: 19-21.01.2018

Start time: 11-00 am

This is a winter adventure packed trip to the heart of Polish culture and tradition. We will be visiting two UNESCO heritage sites, a castle, and the most amazing city in Poland: Krakow.

The itinerary was created to challenge you and at the same time allow you some time for relaxing and socialising. After the tough day of skiing/taking skiing classes we will unwind in the thermal pools. We will also have a chance to let our hair down and enjoy famously cheap polish drinks and party.

What’s included: all transfers (but not the flights), 2 nights accommodation, 2 x breakfast, 2x lunches,  skiing instructors for beginners, ski rental, ski passes for the ones not taking the class, thermal baths tickets, guided tour of the City, tickets to the salt mine, tour guide at the salt mine. For more details see plan of the trip.

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2018-01-19 11-00 am

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2018-01-21 09-00 pm

Description

This is a winter adventure packed trip to the heart of Polish culture and tradition. We will be visiting two UNESCO heritage sites, a castle, and the most amazing city in Poland: Krakow.

The itinerary was created to challenge you and at the same time allow you some time for relaxing and socialising. After the tough day of skiing/taking skiing classes we will unwind in the thermal pools. We will also have a chance to let our hair down and enjoy famously cheap polish drinks and party.

What’s included: all transfers (but not the flights), 2 nights accommodation, 2 x breakfast, 2x lunches,  skiing instructors for beginners, ski rental, ski passes for the ones not taking the class, thermal baths tickets, guided tour of the City, tickets to the salt mine, tour guide at the salt mine. For more details see plan of the trip.

Price structure: 

Please pay the deposit of £100.00 + paypal fees today. This will reserve your spot.

You can pay the reminder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip. To make second payment, just go back to the website, choose the ‘reminder’ from the list and make the payment.

 

Single room supplement cost £40

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.

We will also see The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, which is one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world. It is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

We will be skiing in Bialka Tatrzanska, a ski resort that boasts a thermal complex comprising net floor area of 8,580.33 m².

Terma Białka in Białka Tatrzańska is an extraordinary place – it combines fun of an aqua park, comfort of a SPA and the therapeutic effects of thermal baths. It offers entertainment and relaxation with an interior design which combines highland style with modern architecture. Their pro-ecological mind set demonstrates Terma’s concern for the natural environment and well-being of future generations.

Geothermal water is extracted from a depth of 2500 m with a temperature of 72°C.

Recommended Flights*:

TBP

*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email Sylwia 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.

In terms of spending money, you should be ok with £50. £100 will buy you plenty! Just remember you have to have polish Zloty – Euro is not accepted.

Please see the detailed trip plan of the trip at the end of the description to see what is included.

More info about the sights

Krakow:

One of Poland’s oldest cities, it was already extant at the nation’s birth in 966. It was the capital from 1038 until 1596, when that honour was wrested away by the upstart Warsaw (although Krakow’s Royal Castle remained the burial place of kings, military heroes, poets and even presidents). Nowadays, erudite, softly-spoken Cracovian intellectuals rather look down their elegant noses at the fast-paced, noisy, money-fixated Varsovians.

Every visitor should see Europe’s largest medieval market square with its Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church with its Gothic pentaptych altarpiece carved from limewood, Wawel Hill and its royal castle and the Wawel cathedral with its outstanding Renaissance chapel.

The medieval buildings of the Collegium Maius university with its unique collection of astronomical instruments, the Barbican, and St Florian’s Gate is another gem worth visiting.

The Jewish quarter of Kazimierz features a wealth of Jewish heritage sites, including a 16th century cemetery and seven synagogues of which one is now the Jewish museum. Each summer the Jewish Culture Festival is held there, attracting followers of the Jewish culture from the whole world.

Wieliczka:

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world.

It is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

Today, the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine combines many centuries of tradition and modernity, the history of several hundred years and an underground metropolis with extensive infrastructure.

The mine is a product of work of tens of generations of miners, a monument to the history of Poland and to the Polish nation – a brand, present in Polish consciousness for centuries.

Bialka Tatrzanska:

Bathing in thermal water mineralized like this, influences organism in a very beneficial manner. It improves especially mental comfort, decreases stress, stabilizes nervous system thanks to which it restores peace of mind and improves overall psychophysical condition as well as protects against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases among others. Also, it eliminates heart diseases, stabilizes pulse, cures the cardiovascular system diseases, reduces obesity and even eliminates sleeplessness.

IMPORTANT: By signing up for this trip you acknowledge that you will be getting your own travel insurance (at an appropriate level) as the organiser only facilitates the group, but doesn’t take responsibility for your safety during the trip. Skiing can be a dangerous activity and you will have to make sure that you take any necessary precautions.

Trip plan

Day one (Friday)

Morning flight (not included)

Airport transfer

Visiting Wieliczka

Transfer to Bialka Tatrzanska

Dinner

Day 2 (Saturday)

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast (included)

9:00 – 9:30 walking to the slopes

9:30-10:00 ski rental  (included)

10:00 – 13:00 skiing (included)

3 hours of ski lessons included for the beginners/a ski pass included for the advanced skiers

Packed lunch – included

14:00 – 16:00 Thermal Baths (entry ticket included) – please remember to bring your own towels or you will have to pay for the hire.

16:00 – 18:30  transfer from Bialka Tatrzanska to Krakow

18:30 – 19:30 checking in and refreshing

20:00 dinner (not included)

Day 3 (Sunday)

Breakfast

Guided tour of Krakow

Free time

Dinner

Airport transfer

Evening flight (not included)

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.

BAD WEATHER: In the case of bad weather replacement activities will be offered. Much more likely is very low temperatures – PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHES, HATS AND GLOVES WITH YOU!

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

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 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.

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