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Magical Boomtown (15/0168)

5 days incl. HB/programme from € 166,50


  • 4 nights in Cracow
  • accommodation in a youth hotel
  • half board including…
  • 4 x breakfast
  • 4 x dinner at the hotel
  • guided city walk
  • visit to the Jagiellonian University and…
  • meeting/discussion with Polish students
  • city sightseeing tour of Cracow including…
  • entrance fee to St Mary’s Church
  • visit to the UNESCO salt mine in Wieliczka incl. entrance fee
  • visit to the concentration camps of Auschwitz & Birkenau and…
  • documentary film on the camp’s liberation
  • visit to a Polish school and…
  • meeting/discussion with pupils and teachers
  • visit to a Jazz concert
  • 21st person free of charge in single room
  • 42nd person free of charge in double/twin room
  • 24/7 telephone hotline
  • free photo downloads for your promotion



Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Cracow, meeting with our tour guide and check in. Afterwards, guided walk through the city center. Cracow is Poland’s most attractive university town. Nowhere else you will find so many pubs and bars. Cracow, with 750.000 inhabitants, ceased to be the capital of Poland in 1596, but it has maintained its role of an important cultural center. The Old Town, registered on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, was not destroyed during World War II, which is why it preserves its very special medieval atmosphere. Today, the Market Square, once the biggest in Europe, is a popular meeting point of the youth and attracts people with many cozy Jazz clubs, Rock houses, pubs and discotheques.

Day 2: University and Salt mine

In the morning, visit to the Jagiellonian University and meeting/discussion with Polish students. Afterwards, city sightseeing tour of Cracow – former residence of Polish kings. In the afternoon, excursion to the UNESCO salt mine in Wieliczka, only 12 km away from Cracow. At a depth of 130 m, you admire subterranean chapels, restaurants, banquet halls, a soccer ground and a sanatorium.

Day 3: Auschwitz and Birkenau

Full day excursion to Auschwitz & Birkenau, 60 km away from Cracow. Here the Nazis erected the biggest concentration camp during World War II, where more than 1,5 million people lost their lives. Today the whole area is memorial museum. After the visit, you will watch a documentary film on the camp’s liberation by the Soviet Red Army.

Day 4: Visit to a Polish school and Jazz concert

During today’s visit, you will have the chance to see the conditions of Polish schools and talk to pupils and teachers. Afterwards, free time for individual activities – for example a visit to the Aquatic Park. In the evening, visit to a Jazz concert in one of Cracow’s innumerable clubs.

Day 5: Departure

Breakfast and departure.


Programme options

  • „City rally“ sightseeing tour
  • city tour with electric cars
  • special tour with a focus an communism
  • tickets to a cultural event
  • tickets to a jazz concert
  • bowling night at the bowling alley
  • guided clubbing tour
  • special movie tour „Schindlers‘ List“
  • special Cracow tour „UNESCO city of Literature“
  • guided tour of Royal Castle and Royal Cathedral on Wawel hill
  • guided tour of the Jewish quarter Kazimierz
  • visit to a Klezmer concert in Kazimierz
  • visit to a concert of Gregorian chorus at Tyniec Abbey
  • hike in Ojcowski National Park
  • excursion to the Cracow-Częstochowa Upland
  • hike in Tatra Mountains including a city tour in Zakopane
  • rafting tour on Dunajec at Pieniny National Park
  • visit to the birthplace of Pope John Paul II in Wadowice
  • guided tour of UNESCO Bernardine monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  • excursion to Częstochowa and visit to Pauline monastery with holy picture of Black Madonna
  • visits to companies and factories
  • lectures on topics of your choice
  • visits to schools and universities


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  • Golden Tulip
  • Polonia Palace
  • Gdańsk
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