Excursion 1: Kraków Old Town Walk
Start and duration: takes approximately 3 hours
Price: 35 EUR per person
|The tour includes all the highlights of the Old Town that made Kraków famous. It follows the Royal Route which the spectacular Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica and the magnificent Royal Castle on Wawel Hill.
We will start at Main Market Square and through Grodzka street – straight to the Wawel Hill (where the Cathedral and the Castle are placed). On the way there are plenty of monuments, old merchant houses, traditional cafes and restaurants.
Excursion 2: Cracow’s John Paul II Sanctuary, Kosciuszko Mound – Tyniec Abbey
Start and duration: takes approximately 6 hours
Price: 50 EUR per person
Price includes: English speaking guide, admission fees, transportation by minibus.
Cracow’s John Paul II Sanctuary
|John Paul II Center in Kraków is destined to be the main shrine to the saintly Pope who led the Catholic Church into its third millenium and made an indelible mark on the world. The vast complex has been designed to accommodate a number of Catholic institutions, such as a Volunteerism Center and the Institute of John Paul II, as well as churches and chapels. The center is conveniently situated in close proximity to the famous Sanctuary of Divine Mercy.|
|The most famous mound in Poland, Kosciuszko Mound is situated on the Blessed Bronislawa Hill in Kraków. A symbolic tomb is a tribute to the great national hero, Tadeusz Kosciuszko. The Kosciuszko Mound is a highlight of the Kraków landscape. The place that used to be pictured by painters,now enraptures the tourists with its diversified panorama. There is a view from the mound over the green Blonia Commons, historic Wawel castle, industrial district Nowa Huta, forests, rocks of the Kraków-Czestochowa Upland and the Tatra summits.|
|Tyniec is situated on the right bank of the Vistula river, 12 km off the city center, among limestone Jurassic hills, called the Tyniec Hills. The picturesque region, hills, forests and the river attracts number of visitors who wish to relax and get in some fresh air. The Monastery was founded in 1044 and at one time was heavily fortified; defending the approach to Polishs capital by river, but besides that for years it was a learning center for medieval royalty. Today it is not only an active monastery but also a center of culture, providing a venue for classical music concerts and recitals. The locally-made products such as honey, preserves, beer and wine are of an excellent quality. Visitors can follow the monasterys paths during a short but very interesting and mysterious tour guided by famous Father Leon.|