Kraków & Tours
Kraków is one of the most beautiful cities you will ever see. It came to prominence nearly 1,000 years ago when it became the royal capital of Poland and the centre of ancient trade routes to the orient and Baltic. The trade route, together with salt from Kraków’s salty mines ensured its immense prosperity. The city boasts an amazing collection of over 6,000 historic buildings. Including: 18 museums, 2.5 million works of art, a castle that evolved to become the sumptuous royal palace, one of Europe’s oldest universities and over 140 churches. Spared any significant war damage, today the city is a delight to explore. Its atmosphere is vibrant, alive and timeless. Amble your way through traditional markets and when it’s time to eat, dine on local specialities in beautifully vaulted medieval cellars In 1978 the unknown Archbishop of Kraków was elected Pope John Paul II. This fact unified the country, helped the Polish people to throw off the yoke of communism and led to a surge of self-confidence and optimism that is so evident today.