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Easter Time in Cracow

6 days / 5 nights

Hand Painted Easter Eggs

Day 1  Maundy Thursday  Cracow

Wieliczka - Salt Mine

Group's arrival to Cracow. Meeting your guide at the Balice Airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome cocktail and check-in. In the afternoon we visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the oldest working salt mine in Europe ! You will be transferred by elevator 120 metres below ground, seeing marvellous chapels and sculptures made out of salt throughout the Centuries. You will admire the underground world of salt lakes, galleries, stairs, altars and chambers all carved in salt by many generations of Polish miners, not artists. You will pass through 20 fascinating chambers. The Chapel of St. Kinga – a great chamber like a big church – with a splendid collection of sculptures and bas-reliefs makes this place terrific! Don’t forget to see the amazing carving of the Last Supper. Please note – everything is made from the salt or in the salt. The tourists can see only 2 % of the whole mine, only 3.5 km of underground routes from more that 200 km. The tourist route takes about 2 hours. Dinner with folklore music in a traditional Polish restaurant.

D/O Cracow

Day 2  Good Friday  Cracow - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Wadowice - Cracow

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Franciscan Monastery

It starts in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska for the Passion Mystery, a traditional open-air spectacle of the Way of the Cross. Next continue to Wadowice - the birthplace of the Pope John Paul II, visit to the Pope’s house, which is now a museum. En route to Krakow visits to local churches to see the traditional Grave of Jesus displays. Evening penitential service in Franciscan Basilica with a procession through the cloisters with a religious confraternity in black hooded robes. Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

D/O Cracow

Day 3  Holy Saturday  Cracow

Krakow - St. Anna Basilique

Morning sightseeing of Cracow including : Wawel Hill, Royal Cathedral - for centuries a burial place of Polish kings, Market Square with Renaissance Cloth Hall with numerous souvenir, St. Mary's Church with the famous wooden altar, Collegium Maius, the oldest college of Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 year. We will see traditional blessing of the Easter food baskets in churches. Afternoon at leisure.

D/O Cracow

Day 4  Easter Sunday  Cracow - Bielany - Cracow

Krakow - Camaldolese monastery in Bielany

Traditional Easter breakfast with wishes and Easter souvenirs. Excursion to Bielany - Camaldolese Hermitage Church (Easter Sunday is one of the 12 days during a year when the hermits allow ladies to visit their church). Dinner in a restaurant.

D/O Cracow

Day 5  Easter Monday  Cracow - Zakopane - Cracow

Zakopane - Jaszczurówka

Easter breakfast followed by a visit to the district of Salwator for the Premonstratensian Church and the famous Emaus Easter Fair with the traditional water-splashing. Easter Monday is called "Wet Monday”. Departure for Zakopane. Zakopane is known as a capital of winter sports and mountain tourism. It is, as well, the centre of the Highlanders culture. They cultivate their tradition, which reflects in their folk costume, traditional wooden architecture, glass paintings, etc. Sightseeing of the oldest part of town, cable lift onto Gubalowka hill, lunch accompanied by traditional Highlanders menu and folk music. Shopping. Return to Cracow for dinner and overnight stay.

D/O Cracow

Day 6  Tuesday  Cracow

Breakfast as usually. Depends of dept. time - time for leisure, shopping.


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