Christmas Markets and Winter Activities

4 Days
Availability : 13th - 16th December '24
Malta
Krakow, Poland
Max People : 25

Christmas Markets and Winter Activities

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  • 4 Days
  • Krakow, Poland
  • 13th - 16th December '24
  • Max People : 25

Tour Details

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Highlights – Read more in the ‘What is Included’ section and ‘Day-to-Day’ Itinerary below

  • Hotel with Bed & Breakfast* and airport transfers
  • Visiting one of Europe’s best Christmas Markets in Krakow
  • Guided city tour of Krakow
  • Traditional food and beautiful scenery
  • Day trip to beautiful Zakopane with local guide
  • Day trip to salt mines & Auschwitz
  • Easy going, stress-free with free time to roam around and do your own thing
  • Help with booking process of flights

Tour Details

Travel with Daniela Farrugia from Danescapes and visit one of the best Christmas markets in Europe in Krakow & Zakopane, Poland. 

Christmas in Krakow

Krakow is tailor-made for Christmas and a perfect destination for a holiday to visit Christmas markets in the festive month due to its historic Old Town, huge festive markets in the main square and horse-drawn carriages. The short days and cold evenings are the perfect excuse to warm up with mulled wine and indulge in some hearty Polish food, which you can find in the cosy Christmas market. With its castle skyline and beautiful cobbled streets, the Old Town becomes a living Christmas card, especially with a sprinkling of snow. The whole Christmas Market is draped in fairy lights and offers everything you could want – local crafts, family-friendly attractions, mouth-watering waffles and, of course, mulled wine!

Zakopane

The mountain town of Zakopane is one of the best day trips from Krakow and you will not believe how beautiful this area of Poland is. Zakopane is located at the base of the Tatra Mountains, right on the Slovakian border. Zakopane is a popular destination year-round. In summer, visitors flock to the area to embark on epic hikes around the mountains, and in the colder months Zakopane is home to some Christmas markets and excellent skiing!

Zakopane is known for it culinary delights and one of the best things to do in Zakopane is to eat cheese “Oscypek”. It is a delicious smoked sheep’s milk cheese which is a local staple, and you will find stands selling the stuff all over the town of Zakopane. Other popular dishes from this area are kwaśnica, potato kluski, hałuski, lamb specialities and moskola (a pancake served with oscypek) and bryjka.

  • Oscypek – smoked sheep’s milk cheese
  • Kwasnica – a traditional soup prepared with fermented sauerkraut juice and smoked meat
  • Haluski – egg noodles and caggabe
  • Potato Kulski – Potato dumplings usually served in soup
  • Moskola – pancakes
 
More exciting, day-by-day information is available below in the Itinerary section.

Meeting Point

Malta International Airport

Arrival Airport

Kraków John Paul II International Airport

Dates

13th – 16th December 2024

Price Includes

  • Daniela Farrugia from DanEscapes as the group leader
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3* hotel with Bed & Breakfast in a double room (extra charges apply for single rooms).
  • Tickets to Auschwitz & Saltmines
  • Local guide for a city tour of Krakow
  • Local guide for Zakopane
  • Funicular railway tickets in Zakopane
  • Obwarzanek Musuem
  • Airport Transfers
  • Trasport to Zakopane
  • Insolvency Fund Protection

Requirements

  • Insurance policy covering this particular trip
  • A passport valid for at least six months after the return date
  • Sign Globaltravelbook's waiver form
  • Inform us of any medical or religious food restrictions
  • Visa - (no visa required for Maltese citizens)

Price Excludes

  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Private expenses
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Globaltravelbook and operators in Poland
  • Everything not mentioned in 'include section'

Itinerary

Christmas Markets in Krakow | Zakopane, Poland

Day 1Arrival in Krakow

We will meet at Malta International Airport and travel together to Krakow, Poland. If anyone is flying from outside of Malta, you will need to meet us in Krakow

  • Transport from airport to the hotel 
  • Guided city tour
  • Explore the Christmas Market
  • Optional dinner with the group at a traditional Polish restaurant (everyone pays for their own)
  • or free time to eat somewhere else of your choice

Included: Transfer to hotel, Guided Tour & Overnight in Krakow.

Day 2Zakopane Tour

  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – Departure to Zakopane
  • Guided Tour | Funicular Railway | 
  • 6pm – Departure back to Krakow
Included: Breakfast, Transfer to Zakopane and return, Guided Tour, Funicular railway (2.5 hours each way)

Day 3Full day excursion to Oswiecim (Auschwitz-Birkenau camps) & Salt Mines

Easy morning – Breakfast at hotel

Tour of Auschwitz – Auschwitz concentration camp was a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II

Lunch

Tour of Salt Mines – Visiting the salt mines in Krakow, Poland, offers a unique journey through subterranean chambers filled with intricate salt sculptures, chapels, and lakes, showcasing the rich history and artistry of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Additionally, the mines provide a fascinating glimpse into centuries-old mining techniques and the cultural significance of salt in the region.

Included: Breakfast, Guided tour in Auschwitz and Saltmines & Overnight in Krakow

Day 4Departure

  • Easy morning – Breakfast at hotel
  • Free time to roam around the Christmas market and discover Krakow on your own or as a group. Read here more some ideas
  • Depart to Airport
  • Flight at 15.55
Christmas Markets & more
From€550
December 13, 2024
Available: 23 seats
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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking - subject to availability
  • First come, first served basis.The minimum number of people required for this trip is 10 people. In the case this is not reached, you will get your full payment back.
  • Our local partners and tour leader can adjust the itinerary at the last minute due to weather conditions. Changes will only be made with your safety and well-being in mind, and not for any other reason.
  • If you decide to switch from a shared room to a single room after booking, the single supplement option won't apply. We'll need to work out a new price for the single room based on each individual case.
  • It is the responsibility of the persons joining an experience to communicate any food intolerances/allergy-related information. GTB or the Service Provider will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food/drinks consumed, or items one may come in contact with while on an experience
  • Refer to the FAQs Section for further information
  • Travel and Health insurance is obligatory: All travellers must be fully insured, and purchase their own travel insurance which covers trekking up to 4000m. A waiver document must be filled in, signed and sent back to Globaltravelbook.
  • International flights are not included. You must book your own flights and be in the visiting country on the itinerary dates. Your flight must arrive by or before the Arrival Day, and depart no earlier then the Departure Day.
  • Signing up to any of our trips and any risks involved are the sole responsibility of the individual, and organizers cannot be held responsible in any way to illness, altitude sickness, injury or trauma during the trip.
  • If a traveller for some reason cannot travel on the dates, the organiser is not responsible.

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To secure your spot you need to send a 50% deposit either via bank transfer or our online payment system after completing the booking form. Second payment is required by the 1st October 2024

  • Account Name: Globaltravelbook Limited
  • Bank Address: APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara, BKR 4012
  • IBAN: MT53APSB77013000000047276110011

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your booking, we will offer a refund of any balance which we have not yet paid or are obliged to pay to any other Third Party. When a booking is cancelled within the month prior to departure, the remaining balance will be non refundable as well as we would be fully committed at that stage. All types of travel insurance are supposed to cover “cancellations” and for this reason we require that such travel insurance is purchased prior to travel.