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Krakow, Poland’s second largest city, is situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland Region and it is without a shadow of a doubt a visitor’s paradise. The city dates back to the 7th century and it is one of the oldest cities in Poland. To experience all of this, call us today about our cheap flights, holidays and short city breaks from Ireland to Krakow at the best available prices.

Today, Krakow is a well-renowned holiday destination. During the summer months, this splendid city is mobbed with tourists from all corners of the world and numerous pavement cafes seem to takeover every part of the central plaza.

Krakow has been described as the cultural capital leading the way for the country’s tourism industry. Krakow has become one of the hotspot destinations in Europe. Book one of our great value flights, holidays or short city breaks to Krakow today to visit all of its’ amazing attractions.

While enjoying the enchanting city of Krakow and all its amazing sights and attractions, you should do your best to visit two prominent neighbourhoods, which are Old Town and the Old Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz. Don’t miss a trip to Kazimierz south, where you will find Wawel Castle, which served as the Royal Residential Palace and it is one of Krakow’s most distinguished landmarks.

This captivating town has one of the best-maintained medieval city centres in Europe. There are oodles of churches, which cover nearly every architectural era and, which are bordered by monasteries and abbeys. Walking through the Old Town is definitely like stepping back into the past. Check out our super deals on flights, holidays and city breaks to Krakow from Ireland.

Krakow escaped the destruction that so many other European cities endured during the Nazi invasion of the Second World War. Krakow’s landmarks have successfully stood the test of time and these are the original buildings.

Krakow has been named a UNESCO Heritage Site where you are sure to find and explore Medieval Castles and Gothic Churches, which sit alongside high-rises and stylish boutiques.

Holidays and city breaks to Krakow will see you come across a distinctive Jewish influence, which is very much alive despite the devastation at the hands of the Nazis.

When in Krakow, you have to visit Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mines. We all know what happened there but a trip to Auschwitz, which is located 60km west of Krakow, is a must for any visitor to this magical Polish city. Guided tours of Auschwitz are educational and they are considered to be the most effective way to gain more knowledge of the events that took place there.

The Wieliczka Salt Mines are the only salt mines in the world, which is preserved in immaculate condition and it is placed on the original UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites 135 metres underground. More than one million tourists per year visit these Salt Mines.

Restaurant prices in this very scenic city are comparatively the same to other European cities. As a tourist, you are most likely going to eat out for every meal without seeing a colossal dent in your budget. There is so much choice on every corner of this fascinating Polish city where you are sure to find the restaurant of your choice.

Be ready as Krakow is one of the party capitals in Europe and it attracts many visitors from within Poland and abroad, solely for the nightlife and the partying scene. So you better bring your dancing shoes with you because you are going to need them.

Krakow is a little gem in Europe’s gleaming crown.

If you’d like to visit other parts of Poland, we can also offer cheap Warsaw flights and holidays, or you could plan a Sofia holiday during your stay in Krakow.

For cheap flights, holidays and city breaks to Krakow from Dublin, Cork and Shannon, call us today.

 


Information & Facts

Activities

Auschwitz Tour

Wieliczka Tour

Krakow Old Town Walking Tour

Tyskie Brewery Tour

Krakow Bike Tour

Wadowice Tour

Communism Tour

Zakopane Tour - Zakopane, located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, is Poland’s best known mountain resort and is sought after destination throughout the year for its natural beauty and sightseeing, and also outdoor sporting activities, such as hiking, skiing and rock climbing.

Climate

Kraków has an Oceanic climate, one of the easternmost localities in Europe to do so. A mere 100 km north-east of Kraków (east of Tarnow, and north ofKielce), the January mean dips below −3 °C (27 °F) and thus becomes continental in nature. The city features a temperate climatic zone. Average temperatures in summer range from 18 °C to 19.6 °C and in winter from −2.1 °C to 0 °C. The average annual temperature is 8.9 °C. In summer temperatures often exceed 25 °C, and sometimes even 30 °C, while winter drops to −5 °C at night and about 0 °C, at day; during very cold nights the temperature drops to −15 °C. In view of the fact that Kraków lies near the Tatra Mountains, there is often blowing halny; a foehn wind, when the temperature rises rapidly, and even in winter reaches to 20 °C.

Eating Out

The Poles have been described as the Latins of the east, and they know not only how to party, but also how to eat in style. Krakow is jam-packed with a whole range of eating establishments, from the rock-bottomed priced milk bars (bar mleczny) to the most sumptuous gourmet restaurants. You will have to try everything. That is for sure!!!

Getting Around

With most landmarks within easy walking distance from one another, the best way to enjoy Old Krakow is on foot. But you can also roam the Old Town and Kazimierz historic districts driven in a horse cab, an electric cart with a taped guide, or a bicycle rickshaw. You may enjoy to take a tour of Krakow in a double-decker bus.

Getting around in Krakow is pretty straightforward. There is no subway in Krakow, nonetheless that this city has a fairly dense public transport system which consists of tramways and bus lines that mostly a municipal company operates and a number of private-owned minibus fleets. And some suburbanites commute by local trains. 

One-way ticket for a municipal bus or a streetcar (tram) is 3.8 zloty (an equivalent of roughly 0.9 euro). You can buy it at newsstands and from ticket machines at downtown stops and in some buses and tram cars. Drivers sell 60-minute tickets worth five zloty. Immediately after boarding you should put the ticket yourself through the ticket puncher and keep it till you reach your destination.

Kids Attractions

Krakow Zoo

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wawel Royal Castle

Language

Polish

Money

Polish Zloty

Nightlife

Kraków has the highest density of bars in the world. Simply hundreds of bars can be found in cellars and courtyards stretching from the Old Town toKazimierz and beyond. Keeping them open, of course, are the thousands of tourists that flock to Kraków every year, and with higher tourism comes higher prices: expect to pay 7-10zł (2-3 Euros) for a large beer.

Restaurants

Good restaurants and various other eateries that offer quality food are found throughout this charming Polish city. Yet Krakow’s historical Old Town central district seems virtually stuffed with establishments that cater to all types of diners. Here, you will be able to discover hundreds of restaurants, cafes, bistros, grills, pizzerias, salad bars. They are all located in every available space of the area’s old palatial residences and stately burgher houses – upstairs, downstairs, and most willingly in those vast ancient cellars.

A couple of blocks south another scenic downtown district, Kazimierz, which is famed for its past Jewish quarter, also boasts numerous eateries, which you will have to try.

Krakow Restaurant Traditions 

Krakow gastronomy has a long and glorious tradition that dates back to the famously lavish medieval and Renaissance feasts and the Baroque extravaganzas of Polish gentry gourmets. And the city’s legendary restaurants of the past two centuries are fondly remembered. Yet recent decades have brought about a genuine restaurant explosion owing to the hectic efforts of aspiring restaurateurs, native as well as immigrants.

Shopping

Krakow isn’t a shopper’s paradise by any stretch of the imagination but Krakow’s  artsy reputation makes it a great place to purchase antiques, artwork and jewellery. Areas that you must visit include Kazimerz and the open air markets particularlyPlac Targowy. For typical Krakow souvenirs you are advised to head to the Cloth Hall in the centre of Krakow’s main square. Here you will find glasswork, amber, lace, wood-carvings, stuffed dragons and local traditional sweets.

Sightseeing

Tatra Mountains

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wawel Castle

St. Mary's Basilica Krakow

Wawel

National Mueum Krakow

Bialowieza Forest

Masurian Lake District

Wawel Cathedral

Planty Park

Sukiennice - one of Krakow's most recognisable icons

Historical Museum of Krakow

Krakow Barbican

Rynek Główny - The main market square of the Old Town in Krakow

Auschwitz Concentration Camp State Museum

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Orient Hotel

The hotel was built in 2000 and consists of 58 rooms on 3 floors, of which 54 are doubles, 3 apartments and 1 is a family suite. It has a sizeable lobby with a lift, a 24-hour reception with a safe, a currency exchange desk, a cloakroom, a lift, a café, a newspaper stand, a hairdresser, a nightclub,..
Park Inn by Radisson Krakow

With a total of 152 rooms, this air-conditioned city hotel offers a bar and grill restaurant, indoor and outdoor car parking, 5 modern and flexible meeting rooms and an impressive boardroom. Guests are welcomed into a lobby area featuring 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, cloakroom..
Ostoya Palace

The hotel is a 2-storey 19th century Polish palace comprising 24 rooms. It has been meticulously restored and converted into a hotel, making it a mainstay of Krakow tourism. It features the traditional Polish custom of boundless hospitality, combining elegance, discretion and culture with the art of..
Park Inn Krakow

With a total of 152 rooms, this air-conditioned city hotel offers a bar and grill restaurant, indoor and outdoor car parking, 5 modern and flexible meeting rooms and an impressive boardroom. Guests are welcomed into a lobby area featuring 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, cloakroom..
Park Inn By Radisson

This 4 star hotel is located within the city of Krakow and was established in 2009. It is close to the Wawel Castle. The Hotel has a restaurant, a bar, a conference room and a fitness centre/gym. All 152 rooms are equipped with minibar, hairdryer, safe and air conditioning.
Ostoya Palace (Room Only/ Minimum 3 Nights)

Ostoya Palace Hotel is a traditional 4-star property offering elegant accommodation in the heart of Krakow. Highlights include free Wi-Fi, casual Polish dining, a sauna and a good location close to Planty Park.
Ostoya Palace (Minimum 3 Nights)

Ostoya Palace Hotel is a traditional 4-star property offering elegant accommodation in the heart of Krakow. Highlights include free Wi-Fi, casual Polish dining, a sauna and a good location close to Planty Park.
Park Inn by Radisson Krakow (Minimum 2 Nights)

Park Inn by Radisson Krakow is a modern 4-star hotel offering comfortable accommodation near the heart of Krakow. Highlights include onsite dining, free Wi-Fi, a gym and a good location close to the Vistula river.
PURO Hotel Krakow (Superior)

PURO Hotel Krakow is a modern 4-star property offering stylish accommodation in the heart of Krakow. Highlights include free Wi-Fi and a good location close to Main Square.
PURO Hotel Krakow (Superior/ Minimum 3 Nights)

PURO Hotel Krakow is a modern 4-star property offering stylish accommodation in the heart of Krakow. Highlights include free Wi-Fi and a good location close to Main Square.
PURO Hotel Krakow (Superior/ Minimum 2 Nights)

PURO Hotel Krakow is a modern 4-star property offering stylish accommodation in the heart of Krakow. Highlights include free Wi-Fi and a good location close to Main Square.
Ostoya Palace (Non-Refundable)

Ostoya Palace Hotel is a traditional 4-star property offering elegant accommodation in the heart of Krakow. Highlights include free Wi-Fi, casual Polish dining, a sauna and a good location close to Planty Park.
NOVOTEL KRAKOW CITY WEST HOTEL (ex. NOVOTEL KRAKOW BRONOWICE)

Novotel Krakow City West Hotel is a four star property located just within a 15 minute journey to John Paul II International Airport Krakow–Balice and a 20-minute walk from the Old Square. All spacious accommodations are equipped with air conditioning, safe deposit box, direct dial telephone, coffee..
Paszkowka Palace Hotel

This 4 star hotel is located in the suburbs of Krakow.
ORBIS FRANCUSKI KRAKOW

In city center Situated in the city center, this historic hotel is close to Czartoryski Museum, Florian's Gate, and Krakow Barbican. Area attractions also include Planty. Hotel restaurant Orbis Francuski provides a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access, a porter/bellhop, and laundry facilities..
Puro Krakow (Special Offer)

This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre of Krakow. It is close to the Rynek and the nearest station is Tram.
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