André Rieu in Krakow, 14 June 2020

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André Rieu is back in Poland with a brand-new show! Together with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many soloist André Rieu will give you what you’ve come to expect from his performances: the maestro conducting his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and playing his world-famous Stradivarius violin to create a colourful concert full of surprises. The repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes. Discover stunning Kraków! As the capital of the Małopolskie Province, Kraków is best recognized for its priceless historical monuments of culture and art. Kraków is also Poland's former royal capital and one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Discover the wealth of the medieval fairy tale city of Krakow on this enthralling André Rieu Concert Break.

Inclusions

• Return flight from Dublin, taxes and transfers • Four-nights in the four-star Grand Hotel Krakow with breakfast • City tour of Krakow • Entrance fee to the National Museum; painting of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine“ • Visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mines • Pre-concert dinner • Concert evening by Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Enjoy sparkling entertainment, catchy waltzes and beautiful melodies with category 1 tickets. • Free time for independent sightseeing • Private transfers and local guide according to the programme

Itinerary

Day 1

Your tour will start with an afternoon flight to Krakow. Your flight with Ryanair departs Dublin at 07:20 and arrives in Krakow 11:15 (flight times subject to change). On arrival in Krakow, meet your local guide and transfer to the 4* Grand Ascot Hotel in Krakow Hotel where you are booked for four-nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Your hotel: The 4* Grand Ascot Hotel This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Krakow. An elegant building with a sophisticated interior, friendly staff and a restaurant serving European cuisine make this hotel a great place to stay. Arrive at hotel at approximately 12:30 and check-in.

Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2

This morning, explore Krakow with our local guide as you take a walk through the Old Town. Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is an architectural gem and the best way to explore is on foot. See the main city highlights including the Marketplace, the historic Cloth Hall, Wawel Castle (exterior view). Visit the medieval St. Mary’s Basilica with its wooden alterpiece carved by Veit Stoss and The National Museum with the painting of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine“. Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 3

Today, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, to see the underground world of the oldest salt mine in Europe with its beautifully carved chambers, chapels and an underground lake: all made in salt. The Wieliczka mine is often referred to as "the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland". In 1978 it was placed on the original UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Discover the wonders of this infamous salt city. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 metres! You’ll be led through a number of chambers and see underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The underground labyrinth covers 9 levels at 64 to 327 metres below the surface of the earth. Nearly 2,400 chambers are connected with sidewalks, for a total length of 245km. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established at the Turn of the 19th century. The trail leads through numerous drifts and galleries where evidence of mining activity has been preserved. You’ll also see examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends surrounding it.

Wieliczka is also home to the world's largest mining heritage museum, with a collection of unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. The tour ends at a level that’s 135 metres below the surface, and you’ll return to the surface by elevator.

Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 5

Morning and afternoon at leisure. In the evening, attend the highlight of your stay in Krakow – a concert performance by the wonderful André Rieu with Category 1 tickets. Your evening will begin with pre-concert dinner in your hotel followed by an evening with Andre Rieu in concert. At the end of the evening, private coach transfer back to hotel.

Day 6

Today, you have the day free in Krakow for independent sightseeing. In the early evening, meet your local guide for coach transfer to airport for return flight. Flight departs Krakow at 17:25 and arrives Dublin 19:25.

Accommodation

Your hotel: The 4* Grand Ascot Hotel This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Krakow. An elegant building with a sophisticated interior, friendly staff and a restaurant serving European cuisine make this hotel a great place to stay.

Extra Information

Booking Deposit

Booking deposit is €350 pp.  Balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure date.  No credit card charge on deposit payments. 

Passport

It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport. EU passport holders do not require a visa to travel within the EU. As a rule of thumb for European travel your passport should be valid until your intended date of return to Ireland. For travel outside the EU a validity of a minimum of 6 months beyond your return date is required. A visa may be needed for your holiday and information regarding this will be sent closer to travel.

Travel Insurance

IFC strongly recommends travel insurance and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check www.ehic.ie for more information. IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check 

  Cost per person: €1,059pp
  Number of nights: 4
  Dates available: 14 June 2020

Single supplement €279 

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