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Krakow Holidays & City Breaks

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Enchanting castles and medieval houses decorate Poland’s best preserved city. Culture-filled Krakow blends history with the modern delights of lively bars, trendy cafes and world-class museums.

Delve into history that stretches back to the 10th century on holidays in Krakow. Horse-drawn carriages clop across cobbled streets and picturesque squares host architectural gems. Spring and autumn blanket the city in the glorious colours of nature, while summer buzzes with festivals. Looking for sparkly winter wonderlands? Christmas in Krakow is a festive dream.

Entertainment in Krakow

Indulge in theatre, music, dance and film to your heart’s content on Krakow holidays. Culture vultures flock to the city for a year-round schedule of events. No matter when you visit, listen to jazz in basement clubs and gallery-hop to uncover innovative art. Between fun excursions, fill up on hearty traditional dishes and international fare at top-notch restaurants.

Why book Krakow holidays

Must-visit historical sites

Krakow’s Old Town, Old Jewish quarter & Wawel Castle

Sample the local food

Pair the traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) with Polish IPA

Fab shopping scene

Pick up some unique items from Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter 

Hit the nightlife & bar scene

Krakow promises fun nightlife with plenty of bars & clubs to keep you going

Famous square

Lively Rynek Square is the largest medieval town square in Europe

Top attractions to visit

Don’t miss out on Wawel Castle & Wawel Cathedral

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Top 5 things to do in Krakow

Top 5 things to do in Krakow

Romantic vistas for couples holidays, family-friendly attractions and dynamic nightlife districts await on Krakow city breaks.

  • The medieval Market Square is the heart and soul of the UNESCO-listed Krakow Old Town. Plan to return time and again, with museums, souvenir shops, historic buildings and pubs to discover. Or, just settle in at a restaurant and people-watch for hours.
  • To thoroughly explore the city, stroll along the Vistula Boulevards. Following the longest river in Poland, the charming pathways lead to attractions including the Bernatek Footbridge. It’s otherwise known as the Lovers’ Bridge, so don’t forget a padlock to hang for your sweetheart.
  • The artificial Kosciuszko Mound was built to honour Polish military hero, Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Hike up 34 metres and get your camera ready for panoramic city views.
  • History and modern living collide with an energetic vibe on Florianska Street. Part of the Royal Route, the famous stretch is lined with Renaissance facades, craft beer bars, shops and historic cafes.
  • Only around an hour from the city centre, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum offers a moving experience of the Holocaust.
Famous buildings in Krakow

Famous buildings in Krakow

Get set for gasp-worthy moments when you stumble upon architectural marvels on holidays to Krakow.

  • The massive complex of Wawel Castle dominates the Krakow city skyline. Once the domain of Polish kings and queens, it features majestic Gothic belfries, imposing fortifications and a museum with five sections.
  • Seven spiked turrets top the circular Krakow Barbican, a structure straight from a fantasy that was built in 1498. Now, the formidable gatehouse hosts jousting tournaments, feasts and events for tourists.
  • Two striking towers of different heights characterise St Mary’s Basilica. Take a peek inside to see beautiful stained-glass windows, wall paintings and the incredible altarpiece.
  • Marking the start of the Royal Route, St Florian’s Gate is one of the city’s originals. It was built in the 14 century as part of Krakow’s fortifications.
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church was the first baroque building in Krakow. Statues of the 12 disciples line the fence and it’s topped by a skylit dome.

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Krakow weather

Krakow weather
Jan
0°C
Avg. Dry Days 12
Feb
2°C
Avg. Dry Days 12
Mar
8°C
Avg. Dry Days 14
Apr
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 13
Nov
8°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Dec
2°C
Avg. Dry Days 15

Your Krakow questions answered

What is the best time of year to visit Krakow?

For pleasant weather and fewer tourist crowds, visit Krakow from March to May and September to October. Summer is the most popular season, with music festivals, folk fairs and blue skies. The spectacular Krakow Christmas Market runs for the month of December.

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