Krakow market square, Poland

Krakow

Adventure Holidays in Krakow

Holidays to Krakow result in truely fascinating stories because the city has such a turbulent past. Call the Exodus travel experts to chat about the various travel option available.

Kraków in English also spelled Krakow or Cracow, is the third largest, and one of the oldest, cities in Poland, with a population of  over 750,000 in 2006. Situated on the Vistula river in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918, and the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

 

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Krakow Adventure Holidays

Highlights of Central Europe

Enjoy the cultures and landscapes of the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

Guided Group Adventure Holidays, Tailormade Adventures

Discovery & Wildlife
14 days inc. flights
From £1,879
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Discover Poland

Discover vibrant, historic cities and beautiful countryside in the heart of Europe

Guided Group Adventure Holidays

Discovery & Wildlife
8 days inc. flights
From £1,119
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
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Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish scientific, cultural and artistic life. As the former national capital with a history encompassing over a thousand years, the city remains the spiritual heart of Poland. It is a major attraction for local and international tourists, attracting seven million visitors annually. Famous landmarks include the Main Market Square with St. Mary's Basilica and the Sukiennice Cloth Hall, the Wawel Castle, the National Art Museum, the Zygmunt Bell at the Wawel Cathedral, and the medieval St Florian's Gate with the Barbican along the Royal Coronation Route. In 1978, UNESCO added Cracow's Historic Centre, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle to the list of World Heritage Sites.

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