Krakow City Breaks for 2017 / 2018
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 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 city break packages 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 city break packages in the Kazimierz Quarter - destroyed in the Holocaust but today a sophisticated area of bars, jazz clubs and restaurants. Check availability for Krakow now with us at Co-operative Travel.
Booking Ahead – Krakow City Breaks 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Krakow city breaks in 2017/18.
Booking ahead for your 2017/18 city break to Krakow has many advantages - especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book cheap city breaks to Krakow for next year and save money now.
Krakow - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: City breaks to Krakow offers the flawless blend of natural scenery, fascinating heritage, spectacular attractions and the vibrant nightlife. Krakow has been a very successful and popular holiday destination as it attracts over 10 million visitors per year. With so much to do and see in Krakow, a city break is perfect for families, singles or groups.
Ideal Time to Go: Krakow has a temperate climate which suggests mild summers and cool winters. The best time to visit Krakow is around June to August as these months provide the warmest weather and highest amount of sunshine. You can also find more festivals during the summer months.
If you’re looking to book cheap city breaks to Krakow, then we recommend visiting around March to May. These months are just outside the peak season which means that you can expect lower hotel rates, fewer tourists and cooler weather.
Weather: Krakow is known to have a temperate climate which means that there is never a bad time to visit. Although the winter months can get quite cold, the beauty and attractions of the city can certainly make up for that. The coldest months are December through to February with average temperatures dropping below -3°C, whereas the hottest months are July and August with average temperatures rising to 19°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Krakow from the UK can take around 2.5 hours, whereas connecting flights take longer.
Time Difference: Krakow is 1 hour ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Polish Zloty (zł)
Fun Fact: The Historic Centre of Krakow has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Top Tip: If you are going to be travelling around Krakow on foot, then we urge you to be careful when crossing the streets. You can only cross roads with marked pedestrian crossings; otherwise you could receive a fine.
Places to Visit on Your Krakow City Break
The culturally-rich city of Krakow offers a spectacular range of fun activities, fascinating attractions and delicious cuisine. Here are a few of the recommended places to visit during your city break in Krakow:
- Main Square – this old fishing town will take you back in time to a beautifully simple era. You can spend hours exploring all of the ancient buildings and interesting artefacts. Try engaging in conversation with some of the kind locals too for a stimulating chat about this cultural location.
- Historic Centre of Krakow – being listed as one of the World Heritage Sites, the historic centre of Krakow is located by the Royal Wawel Castle. This 13th century town is home to Europe’s largest market square and numerous historical buildings.
- Wawel Royal Castle – this castle is located at the top of Wawel hill and dominates the skyline of Krakow. Travelling to the castle is just an easy walk and it provides the best views of the entire city.
How to Get There
Direct holiday flights to Krakow are available at airports all over the UK. As it is a part of Europe, the flights tend to be quite cheap and affordable all year round. You should find it easy to book a flight to Krakow at any time of year, so timing should never be an issue with a holiday to Krakow.