Poland’s “Royal Capital” is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. Using this city as your base will allow you the explore some of the most interesting and charming spots along the Vistula river. Do a wine tasting in the old town of Sandomierz, where Benedictine and Cistercian monks started making wine back in the 10th century, cycle in Niepolomice’s forest and enjoy a traditional Polish lunch at a king’s summer residence and go to Zamek Pieskowa Skala, a renaissance style castle which was part of the Eagles' Nest fortification system during medieval times. In between, explore the old Jewish quarter of Krakow, where old synagogues mix with independent bars & shops, wander through Nowa Huta, where nuclear bunkers were part of a recent past and learn more about one of the darkest episodes in human history by visiting Schindler’s factory. Do not forget to indulge yourself with some traditional pierogi and zapiekanka. You will not only have the best time discovering this part of southern Poland but you will be doing the right thing; use public trains and buses, go to locally owned business and integrate by joining a group of maximum 10 people.
Welcome to the City!
Today our adventure begins. This afternoon you will meet your localhost and settle into your new home. As you will soon discover, we choose comfortable flats/houses in convenient locations (away from the crowds), as we want you to enjoy the time you spend home and we want you to be able to move easily through the city whilst discovering less known quarters. After freshening up, we will go for some drinks to one of our hidden spots, before heading for an included welcome dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants. There you will get to indulge yourself with some Polish delicacies! Tonight is all about breaking the ice, sharing, having fun and having your first encounter with the local cuisine. Our culinary journey will begin with traditional Polish food (we hope you are hungry and thirsty). Poland is known for its famous pierogi (Polish dumplings), but don't be naive, there is a lot more to be discovered. Your first Polish lesson begins today - Witamy w Krakowie!