Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, its Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The main reasons for visiting the city are its historical monuments, recreation as well as relatives and friends (placing third in the ranking), religion and business. There are 120 quality hotels in Kraków (usually about half full) offering 15,485 overnight accommodations. The average stay lasts for about 4 to 7 nights. The survey conducted among the travelers showed that they enjoyed the city’s friendliness most, with 90% of Polish tourists and 87% foreigners stating that they would personally recommend visiting it. Notable points of interest outside the city include the Wieliczka salt mine, the Tatra Mountains 100 km (62 mi) to the south, the historic city of Częstochowa (north-west), the well-preserved former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, and Ojcowski National Park, which includes the Renaissance Castle at Pieskowa Skała. Kraków has been awarded a number of top international rankings such as the 1st place in the Top city-break destinations 2014 survey conducted by the British Which?
5 Days / 4 Nights Krakow, Poland Tours & Accommodation package. Enhance your sightseeing experience of Krakow on a hop-on hop-off tour and gain a fascinating insight into the city’s history with informative pre-recorded commentary. When an attraction captures your interest, disembark to explore further, and then simply wait at a nearby stop for the next bus to arrive. Buses depart every 30 minutes and tickets are valid for either 24 or 48 hours depending on the option selected by booking.
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