City Breaks to Krakow
A historic and beautiful city dating back to the 7th century, last minute Krakow city breaks are a treat at any time of year. Book Krakow package city breaks with us at Co-operative Travel, to discover this haunting and timeless East European city for yourself.
One thing you’ll notice immediately about Krakow is that it’s cheap. Krakow city breaks are typically booked in boutique hotels and guest houses, close to the historic city centre and banks of the beautiful Wisla (Vistula) River. Bargain city breaks to Krakow are snapped up in December for the fabulous Christmas markets, and in November for the enchanting All Souls Holiday festivities and Zaduszki jazz festival. From early spring to mid-autumn, visitors book Krakow package city breaks and take river boat cruises for pleasant cruises upstream, to picturesque Bielany and Tyniec.
European city breaks in Krakow are a fascinating lesson in history. The capital of Poland for over 500 years, Krakow is today the country’s heritage and cultural hub. However, short your holiday, find time to visit Wawel Castle, and historic Krakow Old Town.
All weekend breaks should include a carriage ride from 13th century Rynek Glowny. The commercial hub of the city for centuries, it is the largest medieval town square in Europe, surrounded by Renaissance and medieval palaces, churches and kamienice (merchants houses). Dominating the scene is the 16th century Renaissance-style Drapers Hall, crowned by a magnificent parapet of carved masks. Other things to see on cheap Krakow city breaks include the 10th century church of St Adalbert's, and the magnificent Brick Gothic Basilica of St Mary’s.
With cheap, lively bars and restaurants, and attractions within walking distance of each other, Krakow breaks can be enjoyed on the tightest of budgets. Nature lovers can enjoy weekend breaks in Decjusz Park and Wolski Forest. Lively types can book Krakow package city breaks in the Kazimierz Quarter, destroyed in the Holocaust but today a sophisticated area of bars, jazz clubs and restaurants. Check availability now with us at Co-operative Travel.