Cheap City Breaks to Krakow from Ireland
Krakow is well known to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is also one of Poland’s most historic cities and a hub of cultural activities. This is what makes it a unique city break destination, perfect for holidays and short city breaks from Ireland. No other city in Poland has so many historic buildings and monuments and nowhere else in Poland will you encounter such a vast collection of art. Krakow was featured on the original list of UNESCO world heritage sites due to the cities exceptional history and artistic accomplishments. Book a city break to Krakow today with Club Travel for some astounding deals on cheap flights and hotels in Krakow.
Hotels in Krakow
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Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre: The luxury Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre is conveniently situated in the centre of Krakow, just a few steps away from the historic old town.
Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow: Located only a few minutes away from the Main Market Square and some of the city's most attractive tourist spots, the Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow is a great place for families and couples on vacation and travellers coming to Krakow on business.
Sights and things to do in Krakow
Wawel Castle: 16th Century castle and now a museum.
St Marys Church: A beautiful church featuring St Marys altar the largest gothic sculpture in the world.
Wieliczka salt mine: This salt mine is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list and is the only mining site in the world to have been running continuously since the Middle- Ages. The massive salt deposits were formed about twenty million years ago.
Auschwitz: Since the war ended, the site has been preserved as a museum and memorial, and receives over a million visitors a year.
Food: No trip to Poland can be called complete without sampling Polish cuisine. Here are some examples;
Pierogi, commonly translated as dumplings, are in fact closer to ravioli and come in a variety
Zurek is a very substantial soup that can qualify as a meal in itself.
Golonka, usually translated as pork knuckle, is a real feast for carnivores.
Bigos, shredded fermented cabbage with tomatoes, chunks of sausage and pork, is enriched with wine, honey, and mushrooms. Served with boiled potatoes.
Shopping: Krakow is a haven for bargain hunters and is home to many flea markets, perfect for picking up artisan food products, old books and various other hidden treasures. Krakow also has many modern shopping malls selling designer brands.
Sightseeing: Many tourists opt for a horse drawn carriage to take them around on a tour of the cities. You could also choose a bike, walking or bus tour of the city. As all of the sights are relatively close together Krakow is the perfect “walking city".
Nightlife: Krakow treats visitors to many cutting edge nightclub venues, there is also the option to go on a “booze cruise” and there are a number of trendy bars and coffee shops open late at night where young people hang out until the early hours.
Krakow Airport: John Paul II International Airport is located 11km west of Krakow city centre. Taking the train is the easiest way to get to the city centre and takes only twenty minutes.
Getting around the city: There are local buses and trams servicing Krakow.
Currency: The local currency used in Krakow is the Polish Zloty. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are found everywhere throughout the city.
Weather in Krakow: Spring is sunny and mild, the summer in Krakow is very hot and in winter it is common for the city to be covered in snow.
Krakow Time: Krakow is one hour ahead of Ireland +1GMT
Electricity: The electrical sockets in Poland are the European two pronged plugs 220V.
Health: You should check with your doctor before travelling.
Visa: Irish citizens do not require a visa to travel to Poland