Krakow with Denis Lyle
DATE: 9 May 2019
DURATION: 4 days
TOUR ESCORTED BY: Denis Lyle
PRICE: £595pp sharing
Single Supplement £135
Arrival to Krakow airport. Transfer to the hotel. Time at leisure in evening
Take an afternoon stroll with the local guide to the heart of Krakow where you will see the Main Market Square with large Gothic Cloth Hall, just to allow you to get familiar with the area.
Krakow - Having escaped destruction during World War II, the city uniquely retains its charming medieval shape. The central Market Square – the largest in Europe – In the middle of the square there is the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice, 14th c.), Wawel Castle is an interesting example of Renaissance architecture, which houses one of the largest collections of tapestries in Europe. Overnight at hotel
Day 2 –Breakfast in hotel. Half day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with local guide.
Witness here one of the most memorable lessons of modern European history. The visit includes a film showing the camp’s liberation and you’ll see the flower strewn Death Wall, the national memorials, the rail line, ramp and remains of the hundreds of barracks, a moving testimony to the number of lost lives through Nazi activities across occupied Europe. Picnic lunch.
Afternoon to the famous Salt Mines.
Wieliczka Salt Mine - During this fascinating tour you will see underground lakes that change into variety of colours, wonderful churches, including the famous church of St. Kinga, original tools and equipment. Well-preserved traces of the past allow you to imagine the working conditions of the people who worked in the mine and their struggle to overcome the elements. Free time for lunch
This morning you will visit the Kamimierz district with English speaking guide. Kazimierz district - from the 15th Century became the main cultural centre of the Jewish community in Poland with its unique oriental atmosphere. Its soul perished during the traumatic events of World War II but many of the buildings, some still with Yiddish inscriptions, survived.
Free time for lunch.
This afternoon you will visit ‘Schindler’s Factory’ – a story about Krakow and its inhabitants under Nazi Occupation.
This is a new branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow, where you can visit the exhibition “Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945” which has been set up in the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory. The exhibition is a story of Krakow and the fate of its Polish and Jewish citizens during World War II, but it is also about the German occupiers, who arrived here on the 6th September 1939 and brutally interrupted the centuries-old history of a Polish-Jewish Krakow. Here, the grand history of WWII intersects with everyday life. Overnight stay in Krakow.
Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Transfer to Krakow airport for return flight.
- Return flights and taxes
- Return transfers
- Fully air-conditioned coach
- Services of a fully qualified English speaking guide throughout
- All entrance fees as included in the itinerary
- Bed & Breakfast throughout (+ 1 picnic lunch)
- Lunches and evening meals except where specified
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips & Gratuities
Join us on Thursday 27 September 2018 at 8pm at the House of Vic Rynn, Moira Road, Lisburn BT28 2RF for a presentation of all tours led by Pastor Denis Lyle. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 02838 394489.