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Kraków 7 days
Kraków - Wieliczka - Auschwitz - Zakopane - Dunajec Gorge - Kraków - Częstochowa - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Wadowice - Kraków - Kazimierz Distric

1st DAY 
Arrival to Kraków, instalation in the hotel. Guided short walk via the beautiful streets of Old Town in Kraków and the largest market square – Rynek Główny (in medieval Europe it was the meeting place of Kraków burghers and merchants from all over the Europe), you can meet inhabitants sitting in the gardens of pubs and restaurants of Kraków and hear the Bugle Call, played from the taller tower ofSt. Mary’s Church every hour to four sides of the world. Entrance to the St. Mary’s Church with one of the largest Gothic altars in Europe which was carved in linden wood by Master Veit Stoss. 
Dinner in the restaurant in Old Town. 


2nd DAY 
After breakfast departure for a guided tour in Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the most ancient mines in the world. It has been operating since the 13th century with no intermissions. 
In 1978, it was listed as UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. The tourist route open for visitors connects three levels, and reaches 135 meters under the surface. Besides the Tourist Route, the underground passages and chambers house the Kraków Salt-Works Museum, one of the largest mining-related museums in Europe. 
Further trip to departure to Auschwitz - which is the German version of the Polish Oświęcim, is known worldwide as the site of a notorious Nazi concentration camp. The first section of the concentration camp, Auschwitz I, was established immediately after the Nazi occupation of Poland in September 1939. Among its first prisoners were the professors of Krakow’s Jagiellonian University, many of whom died here. In all about 120,000 Poles, Gypsies and other nationalities died or were executed in this section of the Auschwitz concentration camp. In 1942 the second section, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was built for the sole purpose of housing and exterminating Jews brought here by train from all over Europe. Parts of both camps have been preserved as a memorial to those that died. 
Dinner in the hotel. 


3rd DAY 
After breakfast trip to Zakopane via Chochołowska Valley. Zakopane is one of the best-known and most visited tourist venues in Poland. Zakopane and its environs are well known for the highlander’s handcrafts. In the area of Krupówki Street, the Zakopane’s main shopping mall, stand a number of wooden houses. In Chochołów, to the north-west Zakopane, are more than 30 of these lovely highlanders’ timber constructions. 
We propose traditional rafting down the Dunajec Gorge which is one of Poland’s greatest tourist attractions. The route passes through one of Europe’s mountain gorges in Pieniny National Park. 

4th DAY 
After breakfast guided tour of Kraków including entrance to Wawel Castle (The Polish Acropolis. Originally Romanesque, later Gothic, the castle is mostly a Renaissance construction in its present form), Wawel Royal Cathedral, Cloth Hall and Pope’s window in See Metropolitan. In the afternoon cruise via Vistula River to Bielany and back. 
Transfer to “Folwark Zalesie” - dinner with a folk performance. 

5th DAY 
After breakfast departure to Częstochowa. City where The Pauline Monastery is located. It is Poland’s most important religious sanctuary, famous for its miraculous icon of Black Madonna. Throughout centuries, the monastery gathered a wealth of art object and precious votive offerings. 

Further trip to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - a huge monastery with beautiful located Stations of the Cross – each one a separate chapel. The newest acquisition on the UNESCO List of the World Heritage in Poland. The excursion includes also a visit to the nearby Wadowice - a town situated on the Skawa River, 55 km away from Krakow, was an important spot on the trade route from Kraków to Silesia. One of the most interesting monuments of Wadowice is the parish church dating back to the 15th c., located in the Market Square. It was rebuilt in the 18th c. but preserved its gothic presbytery till the present. The Pope John Paul II was born here. His family house is located at 7 Kościelna Street. In 1991 there was erected St. Peter’s Church which was a votive offering of the inhabitants of Wadowice expressing their gratitude for saving the Pope’s life after the assassination on May 13.1983. 
Dinner in the hotel in Kraków. 

6th DAY 
After breakfast guided tour of Kraków, including entrance toCzartoryski Museum. You can observe how crowds always gather at one place. They all come to admire the portrait of Lady with an Ermine of Leonardo da Vinci. Our next stop will be Cloth Hall – Sukiennice – in the past the first stalls were placed here. At first they were simply stone shops with lanes in between. The structure of Sukiennice is partially Gothic and partially Renaissance. 
Free time in the early afternoon. 
Than guided tour in Kazimierz District. At the present Kazimierz is one of the most popular districts of the city, thanks to its rich tradition and the atmosphere enabling us to feel the „spirit” of its former inhabitants. 
Entrance to Remuh Synagogue, one of the few left in Cracow. It couldn't have held more than eighty or ninety people, but then there aren't that many Jews left in the city. Before the war, there had been as many as 70,000. Between 200 and 300 remained. On the synagogue grounds is an ancient and historic cemetery. 
Dinner in Kazimierz district with the concert of Klezmer music. 

7th DAY 
After breakfast – departure. 

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