- Guided walking tour of Kraków
- Guided walking tour of the Wawel Castle
- Entrance and ecumenical worship in St. Mary’s Basilica
- Day excursion to Częstochowa
- Jasna Góra Monastery with worship in the basilica of the Virgin Mary
- Wieliczka Salt Mine tour with worship in the underground chapel of St. John Paul II
- Guided walking tour of Kraków’ Kazimierz Jewish District
- Visit and guided tour of the Oskar Schindler Factory
- Visit of Wadowice and entrance to the former home of Pope John Paul II
- Visit of the Papal Basilica in Wadowice
- Visit and guided tour of Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and memorial with worship
Classical evening concert. Payable locally to your Tour Manager. Approx £28.
- Hotel porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- All entrance fees
- All hotel, guide, driver and restaurant gratuities
- Optional ecumenical worship with our ordained Tour Leader
Included meals & drinks
Meals: breakfast each day is an excellent full cold and hot buffet. All dinners are included, with two being in atmospheric local restaurants and four being in the hotel. One lunch is also included in a local restaurant in Częstochowa.
Drinks: welcome and farewell drinks. With the two dinners outside of the hotel and the lunch we include a beer, wine or soft drink plus water and tea or coffee at the end of each meal. For the four dinners in the hotel water and tea, coffee are included. All other drinks are at your own expense.
Our team in Kraków
This holiday includes a knowledgeable Tour Manager and qualified local guides to bring the stories and history of the region to life. Also, our dedicated McCabe ordained faith leader is there solely for our guests and will arrange optional ecumenical worship, some in the historical locations visited. They will escort all excursions and be available for any queries.
The flight is direct to Kraków with easyJet from London Gatwick. Flights to Kraków from other UK regional airports may be available. Please enquire at time of booking and we can research this for you.
Our airport UK representatives will assist you with check-in and on arrival in Kraków you will be met and transferred to the hotel and meet with your Tour Leader, Local Tour Manager and fellow pilgrims for pre-dinner drinks and dinner.
Flight EZY 8821 departs Gatwick: 10:20 arrives Kraków: 13:50
Flight EZY 8822 departs Kraków: 11:00 arrives Gatwick: 12:35
Length of flight to Kraków: two hours and 30 minutes
Flight times are subject to change and confirmed with your final paperwork
GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL CITY CENTRE (4*) - Six nights
Situated less than 500 metres from the main square and within easy walking distance from the Old Town, the Cloth Hall and local tourist attractions. This is a great location for exploring Kraków as well as evening strolls to enjoy the atmosphere of local restaurants, bars and street entertainment.
Hotel facilities: restaurant, bar with a comfortable lounge area, 24-hour front desk and room service. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Your room: double or twin rooms with a large Queen size bed or two singles. All are equipped with air-conditioning/heating, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and safe.
Your bathroom: bath tub or shower cubicle, hairdryer and complimentary soap, shampoo and shower gel are provided.
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Poland freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for three months after your return from Poland.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In Kraków the average minimum and maximum temperatures during your stay are listed below.
May: 10-21 June: 12 - 23 September: 10 - 21
Weather is similar to an average UK summer and rain falls on an average of six to nine days a month. Temperatures do drop in the evening so do bring some warmer wear so that you can stroll the Old Town that will be right on your doorstep.
Dress is casual throughout the holiday. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings, particularly for the optional classical concert where jeans and casual wear where may not be permitted, however this is not a black tie event, just smart casual. Gentlemen are asked to wear a shirt (no jacket necessary) and ladies a dress or two piece outfit (trousers or skirts are fine). Cool casual clothing is recommended in the day time with evenings in the hotel being smart/casual. As the sightseeing visits require a certain amount of walking, we suggest you take a pair of good comfortable shoes with a cushioned sole.
There is a certain amount of walking (and stairs) involved on a daily basis on this holiday so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Tour Manager will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up then please make sure you tell your Tour Manager who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage.
Some streets in the city centre, Jewish Quarter as well as on the excursions will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. For your guided walking tours in Kraków, the Jewish Quarter and Auschwitz you must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes, walk one and a half kilometres and be able to manage two to three flights of stairs to gain the maximum enjoyment from this tour and take full part in all activities.
The McCabe Educational Trust
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McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
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