Krakow & Southern Poland - The Trails of the Vistula

Kraków, Poland

Krakow & Southern Poland - The Trails of the Vistula
Kraków, Poland



About this trip

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.

What’s included

  • Local host
    Friendly, Knowledgeable and Local Host. Your first point of contact with the local culture and your guide throughout your adventure.
  • Accommodation
    7 nights of comfy, fully equipped and conveniently located accommodation. You will be able to cook and do your laundry in our selected flats and houses (shared and private rooming options available).
  • Escapades & Wander about
    That's what we call our included activities. More info available - Keep reading!
  • Meals
    1 Welcome dinner, 1 lunch & 1 Farewell dinner + Coffee & tea, fruit and toasts at your accommodation to start your days.
  • Transport
    A public transport pass for you to move around like a local + private transportation for escapades that require it.
  • Tailor-made digital maps
    Have all the info you need at your fingertips to make the most of your free time.
  • Events in town guide
    Stay on top of what is going on so you can enjoy what you like!
  • Advice
    Advice on your “pre and post-experience” arrangements Just hit us and we will help you as much as we can!
  • Flights
    We can help you find out the best options but the tickets are not on us!
  • Travel insurance
    We can also tell you what we think is best but you have to buy it.
  • Activities
    Any activities which are not mentioned as included in the itinerary are not included. Easy.
  • Meals
    Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary as included are not included. Even easier!
  • Tips
    Tips are not included. If you believe your host and local guides did a great job show them your gratitude.

Available Packages

Shared room
6 left

Price per person - 2 people of the same gender sharing one bedroom in single beds

€980
Private room
4 left

Single person in a private bedroom

€1350
Couples
only 1 left

Price per couple - Sharing a double bed in a private room

€1900

Itinerary

Day 1
Witamy w Krakowie!

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!

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Be Local Explorers
We are a group of nomads that have lived in 12 countries and has visited over 85. We speak 9 different languages and we are always on the move. We all have different backgrounds, from design and PR to tourism management and sustainability. We have vast experience organizing and running adventure tours all over Europe, the north of Africa and Asia. We all embrace new cultures, ways of thinking and we find meaning and stay productive by connecting with the right people. Most importantly, we are curious by nature and tireless explorers!