The city of Chopin, Copernicus and Pope John Paul II, royal capital of Poland for 500 years, Krakow is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities you will ever see and ranks alongside Prague and Vienna as one of the architectural gems of central Europe.

The city boasts an amazing number of historically interesting buildings – over 6,000! – as well as 18 museums, one of Europe’s oldest universities, more than 140 beautifully decorated churches, over two million works of art, and a magnificent medieval square that is the second largest in Europe. Will four days be enough to see everything?  There is also the option of visiting the Second World War concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau for a sobering and thought-provoking history lesson.

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £109 per person. The price includes return flights to Krakow, three nights bed and buffet breakfast as mentioned, guided sightseeing tour of Krakow, visit to the castle district, visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, return airport transfers, services of a Riviera tour manager throughout. Not included: Optional trip to the Salt Mines £22, approximate costs, payable locally.

Day 1

Fly to Krakow.

Day 2

After breakfast we will have a walking tour of Krakow, following which we defy you to disagree that this is one of the most beautiful cities you have ever seen.

Day 3

This morning’s guided tour will be extremely moving, first we visit Auschwitz and then nearby Birkenau and the notorious watchtower. We return to Krakow this afternoon, if you wish to stay in Krakow for the full day, you are free to do so.

Day 4

Return home.