Krakow & Auschwitz

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Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with evidence showing settlements there since 20,000 BC. Legend has it that it was built on the cave of a dragon whom the mythical King Krak had slain.

Auschwitz :

Beginning in 1940, Nazi Germany built several concentration camps and an extermination camp in the area, which at the time was under German occupation. The Auschwitz camps were a major element in the perpetration of the Holocaust; at least 1.1 million people were killed there, of whom over 90% were Jews. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I, the administrative center; Auschwitz II (Birkenau), an extermination camp or Vernichtungslager; and Auschwitz III (Monowitz), a work camp. The Polish government restored Auschwitz I and turn it into a museum honouring the victims of Nazism; Auschwitz II, where buildings were prone to decay, were preserved but not restored. Today, the Auschwitz I museum site combines elements from several periods into a single complex: for example the gas chamber at Auschwitz I (which had been converted into an air-raid shelter for the SS) was restored. The museum contains very large numbers of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes taken from their victims; also suitcases, which the deportees were encouraged to bring with them, and many household utensils.

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with evidence showing settlements there since 20,000 BC. Legend has it that it was built on the cave of a dragon whom the mythical King Krak had slain.

Auschwitz :

Beginning in 1940, Nazi Germany built several concentration camps and an extermination camp in the area, which at the time was under German occupation. The Auschwitz camps were a major element in the perpetration of the Holocaust; at least 1.1 million people were killed there, of whom over 90% were Jews. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I, the administrative center; Auschwitz II (Birkenau), an extermination camp or Vernichtungslager; and Auschwitz III (Monowitz), a work camp. The Polish government restored Auschwitz I and turn it into a museum honouring the victims of Nazism; Auschwitz II, where buildings were prone to decay, were preserved but not restored. Today, the Auschwitz I museum site combines elements from several periods into a single complex: for example the gas chamber at Auschwitz I (which had been converted into an air-raid shelter for the SS) was restored. The museum contains very large numbers of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes taken from their victims; also suitcases, which the deportees were encouraged to bring with them, and many household utensils.

Inclusions

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Krakow
  • Airport transfer to your City Centre Hotel
  • 3 nights in the 4* Golden Tulip City Hotel
  • Single rooms also available upon request
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • Guided tour to Auschwitz and Birkenau (or Wieliczka Saltmines in December)
  • Return transfer from your hotel to airport
  • Direct flight Krakow to Dublin
  • Services of a representative for coach transfers and insiders tour
  • Taxes, charges and 10kg hand luggage per person

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly directly from Dublin to Krakow and private guided transfer included to your hotel.

Day 2

Morning guided tour to Auschwitz Camp, stopping at Birkenau camp. Return to Krakow in the afternoon. (Replaced with Wieliczka Saltmines for all December departures)

Day 3

Day at leisure. There are a number of  interesting things to do in Krakow, including the Wieliczka Saltmines (€35 per person) and classical concerts in a number of the churches, including St. Peter & St Paul’s Church, and St. Bernadin’s Church. These afternoon concerts are very reasonable, working out at approximately. 40 PLN per person.

Day 4

Collection from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Return direct flight to Dublin.

Accommodation

Hotel Golden Tulip Krakow City Center – 4 Stars

The Golden Tulip Krakow City Center hotel boasts an excellent location in the heart of the Old Town. Only a few minutes walk through the historic streets separates our 4-star hotel from the largest Market Square in Europe. We are proud to offer services at the highest level according to our “Playtime Anytime” motto.

The Golden Tulip Krakow City Center hotel offers accommodation in cozy and functional rooms equipped with all facilities for leisure and business travelers. 86 rooms, including standard, deluxe rooms, suites, and rooms for disabled persons, provide everything to make your stay a memorable experience.

Tulip Restaurant

Our restaurant is in a unique, glazed patio in the very center of the city. We invite our guests in an intimate and elegant ambience, to eat our very tasty cuisine.

Cocktail Bar

Our bar is the perfect place to relax with friends or to have a business meeting. At the bar you can have a wide range of classic cocktails, Polish vodkas and liqueurs, beers from craft breweries, or coffee and tea.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated above
  • Single room Supplement €112 
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €100 per person
  • Full payment due at 10 weeks prior to departure
  • Optional Insurance from €21 (conditions apply)
  • Optional tour to Wieliczka Saltmines can be added for €36pp

  Cost per person: €459pp
  Number of nights: 3

04 November 2019 €459
11 November 2019 €459
18 November 2019 €459
25 November 2019 €459
03 December 2019 €459
09 December 2019 €459

Travel in December for the Christmas Markets. December tours will include a tour of the Wieliczka Saltmines instead of Auschwitz.

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