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.

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

ASCOT Hotel *** is a modern arranged and equipped building, suiting both tourists’ and businessman needs. It has 105 beds in 49 comfortably equipped, elegant and functional single, double, triple and four-person rooms. We have a lovely restaurant and bar with great selection of drinks. Moreover, the hotel offers conference hall, fully equipped with audiovisual devices, general use internet work-place and many other additional services.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated above
  • Single room Supplement​ €99 
  • 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)

  Cost per person: €419pp
  Number of nights: 3

Dublin Departures:

14 April 2018 €449
21 April 2018 Sold Out
05 November 2018 €419
12 November 2018 €419
19 November 2018 €419
26 November 2018 €419 

Shannon Departures:

14 April 2018 €449
21 April 2018 Sold Out

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  Call:  (01) 294 1000