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Travel to Krakow, Auschwitz & Birkenau
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Travel to Krakow, Auschwitz & Birkenau 

Departing 18th or 25th November 2019 from Dublin

3 nights B&B and dinner on one night for two people at the 4* Golden Tulip Hotel for €798 

 

Offer includes:

A choice of departure on 18th or 25th November 2019 from Dublin Airport. The offer includes direct return flights to Krakow, 3 night's accommodation in the very central 4* Golden Tulip Hotel based on two people sharing a twin room. Breakfast each morning and one evening dinner are also included. Other features of this great offer are return airport transfers to the hotel with an English speaking guide to introduce you to the beautiful city of Krakow, a full day tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with pick up and drop off at your hotel and airport taxes, priority boarding and 10kg hand luggage are all included. 

About Krakow, Poland: 

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with evidence showing settlements there since 20,000 BC. Legend has it that it was built on the cave of a dragon whom the mythical King Krak had slain.

About Auschwitz / Birkenau:

Beginning in 1940, Nazi Germany built several concentration camps and an extermination camp in the area, which at the time was under German occupation. The Auschwitz camps were a major element in the perpetration of the Holocaust; at least 1.1 million people were killed there, of whom over 90% were Jews.

The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I, the administrative center; Auschwitz II (Birkenau), an extermination camp or Vernichtungslager; and Auschwitz III (Monowitz), a work camp.

The Polish government restored Auschwitz I and turn it into a museum honouring the victims of Nazism; Auschwitz II, where buildings were prone to decay, were preserved but not restored. Today, the Auschwitz I museum site combines elements from several periods into a single complex: for example, the gas chamber at Auschwitz I (which had been converted into an air-raid shelter for the SS) was restored. The museum contains very large numbers of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes taken from their victims; also suitcases, which the deportees were encouraged to bring with them, and many household utensils.

About the Golden Tulip Hotel Krakow City Center – 4 Stars

The Golden Tulip Krakow City Center hotel boasts an excellent location in the heart of the Old Town. Only a few minutes walk through the historic streets separates this 4-star hotel from the largest Market Square in Europe. 

Tulip Restaurant: 

The hotel's restaurant, where you have one dinner included is in a unique, glazed patio in the very center of the city. 

Cocktail Bar:

The hotel bar is the perfect place to relax with friends. At the bar you can have a wide range of classic cocktails, Polish vodkas and liqueurs, beers from craft breweries, or coffee and tea.

Other optional tours that can be prebooked through Travel Escapes: 

Wieliczka Salt Mines:

The Wieliczka salt mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 300 km long. It features a 3.5-km touring route for visitors (less than 1% of the length of the mine's passages) that includes historic statues and mythical figures. The oldest sculptures were carved out of rock salt by miners; more recent figures have been fashioned by contemporary artists. Even the crystals of the chandeliers are made from rock salt that has been dissolved and reconstituted to achieve a clear, glass-like appearance.

The rock salt is naturally grey in various shades, so that the carvings resemble unpolished granite rather than the white or crystalline look that many visitors expect. The chapel of Saint Kinga in Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the wonders of Poland. Hand-carved one hundred years ago by a group of highly gifted miners, it is an awe-inspiring thing to behold. It would be a great shame to miss it during your trip to Krakow and besides, there are many other attractions to be explored here too, including underwater lakes, as well as ancient, smaller chapels - the mines here date all the way back to the thirteenth century.

Schindlers Factory:

Just beyond the Jewish Quarter on the far side of the river from the Main Market Square is Oskar Schindlers Factory located at 4 Lipowa. The museum is housed in what used to be the administrative building of the former Oskar Schindler factory, Emalia. The wartime history of the factory, its owner Oskar Schindler, and the Jewish prisoners of the Płaszów camp became known primarily thanks to Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List. It is the intention of the museum to show the history of the factory. Lipowa in a broader historical context, and provide visitors with an opportunity to learn more about the history of Kraków under the occupation.

TERMS of OFFER

Price is based on two adults sharing a twin room and includes;

  • Direct return flights to Krakow
  • Depart Dublin 09:55am and arrive in Krakow 13:55pm on outbound flight
  • Depart Krakow 5:00pm and arrive in Dublin 7:05pm on inbound flight
  • 3 night's accommodation in The Golden Tulip Krakow Hotel based on two sharing a twin room
  • B&B board basis with breakfast each morning and dinner on one night
  • Return airport transfers to and from hotel
  • Full day tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with pick up and drop off at hotel
  • 10kg hand luggage per person
  • Airport taxes and priority boarding also included

LOCATION

COMPANY INFO

Travel Escapes / Cruisescapes
Suite 30, The Hyde Building, The Park
Carrickmines D18 EY94,
Dublin,
Ireland

T: +35312941000

E: book@cruisescapes.ie
W: https://www.cruisescapes.ie

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