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Prague to Krakow Family Adventure

Prague to Krakow Family Adventure

Authentic family holiday in Eastern Europe.

A family adventure holiday in Eastern Europe packed with great activities such as rafting, cycling and walking, visiting haunted castles in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains and exploring two of the finest cities; romantic Prague and medieval Krakow.   

- Highlights of Eastern Europe 
- Romantic Prague and medieval Krakow
- Stunning Tatras & mysterious Carpathian Mountains
- Medieval castles and ancient towns
- Outdoor activities including walking, cycling & rafting

Trip code: FPK

3 countries in 8 days: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland

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Price: / 8 days, €849 - €929
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The Story of this trip  

The former federation of Czechoslovakia was dissolved in 1993, leading to the creation of two independent states – the Czech Republic and Slovakia. On this great family holiday, we re-unite those two contrasting countries with neighbouring Poland, combining the architectural elegance and history of medieval towns with some of Europe’s most breath-taking mountain scenery.

This perfectly planned itinerary gives you a great opportunity to explore three of the most varied countries in Eastern Europe and their best highlights in 8 days.  The itinerary includes “Golden” Prague, the city of a hundred towers in the Czech Republic, the stunning and still very wild and untouched Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia, where lynx, wolves, brown bears and seven species of eagle still live in their natural environment.  Of course a MUST when visiting Poland – the medieval town of Krakow with the biggest ancient market square in the world.  

Itinerary in brief

DAY 1: Fly to Prague
Today you are welcomed to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.  

DAY 2: Prague and train to The Carpathian Mountains
Today you will go sightseeing in Prague, which is considered to be one of the prettiest towns in Europe. Walk around the historical centre, with the unique backdrop of the 1,000-year-old castle – the largest castle complex in the world and an UNESCO site. In the evening take the sleeper train to Slovakia, the Carpathian Mountains.

DAY 3: Waterfalls and hike to Skalnate Pleso
Hike the popular Tatranska Magistrala trail, admire the cascading waterfalls of Studeny Potok, visit a number of mountain huts and relax by the mountain lake of Skalnate Pleso, with an optional cable car to LomnickyStit 2634m.

DAY 4: Spissky Castle, Levoca and downhill ride to Kezmarok
Explore the Spissky Castle and the medieval town of Levoca, UNESCO sites. Then Enjoy a downhill ride to the royal town of Kezmarok located at the foothills of the High Tatras.

DAY 5: Free day
This day is free for you to choose your own activities and explore the spectacular Slovak Tatras. Choose from walking, cycling, for stunning panoramic views take a cable car to Lomnicky Peak, relax in thermal pools, take a horse drawn cart to mountain lakes and much more.   

DAY 6: Rafting, Cycling and Niedzica Castle
Located in The Pieniny national park, The Dunajec Gorge is a stunning stretch of the Dunajec river that forms the natural border between Poland and Slovakia. Here we go rafting and cycling, then visit the Niedzica Castle. In the early evening transfer to the royal city of Krakow.

DAY 7: Krakow
Take a guided tour of the old town.  Based on legend, Krakow was founded more than 1500 years ago upon the slaying of a dragon that had lived in a cave at the foot of the Wawel hill.

DAY 8: End  
After breakfast transfer to airport for you flight back home.

Day by day itinerary   

DAY 1: Fly to Prague
Today you are welcomed to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.  

Overnight in: Prague  
Meals included: none

DAY 2: Prague and train to The Carpathian Mountains
Today you will go sightseeing in Prague, which is considered to be one of the prettiest towns in Europe. Walk around the historical centre, with the unique backdrop of the 1,000-year-old castle – the largest castle complex in the world and an UNESCO site. Every year, millions of tourists flock to Prague’s historical centre from all over the world. You can follow in the footsteps of the Czech kings to Charles Bridge, walk through the narrow streets, medieval squares, dark passages, and the countless churches that made the city known as ‘Golden Prague’. In the Old Town Square (Staromestske) is the Orloj astronomical clock, one of the most popular attractions in Prague. All of this and much more will be included in your sightseeing tour. In the evening you transfer to the main train station to catch the sleeper train to Slovakia, the High Tatras – the Carpathian Mountains.

Overnight in: Sleeper train to Slovakia
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3: DAY 3: Waterfalls and hike to Skalnate Pleso
After breakfast we transfer by a local mountain tram to Smokovec, the oldest settlement in Tatras. From here we take a funicular to Hrebienok (1285m) from where we then follow a popular tourist path to Skalnate Pleso 1751m (Rocky Lake). Our first stop will be the cascade waterfalls of Studeny Potok. We then continue to Rainerova Chata, the oldest mountain hut in the Tatras built in 1863. After a short break we continue to Zamkovskeho Chata.

Heading east we walk out of a deep forest to a knee-timber area through which we walk all the way to Skalnate Pleso. During the hike we take in beautiful views of the world below us including the mountain villages located at the foothills of the Tatras and the surrounding meadows.

After approximately 1 hour of walking we get to Skalnate Pleso. Here we find a small mountain lake, an observatory and also a cable car station from where you can take a cable car to LomnickyStit (2634m) the second highest peak in the Tatras. On a nice sunny day you get splendid panoramic views. This truly is an amazing experience and you shouldn’t miss this when visiting The High Tatras. Finally we descend by a cable car back to Tatranska Lomnica.  Approximate walking time: 4 hours. Elevation 466 m.

Overnight in: Tatranska Lomnica
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: Spissky Castle, Levoca and downhill ride to Kezmarok
This morning we visit Spissky Castle, the biggest medieval castle in Central-Eastern Europe and world heritage site. We them transfer to Levoca to explore the highlights of the historical centre of this medieval and UNESCO town including the towns museum and St. James church with the highest wooden alter in the world, creator of which was Master Paul, a medieval carver and sculptor. Nowadays Levoca is among the most beautiful and authentic historical town reserves with well-preserved architectural profiles of the medieval town.

After lunch our support vehicle transfers us and our bikes to the heart of the Levoca Mountains where today´s cycling adventure begins. The 15 km downhill ride to Kezmarok starts at an altitude of 800 metres. This most popular trail connecting Levoca and Kezmarok follows the road that was during the communist regime, used by the Czechoslovakian and Russian Red Army. Today the beauty of the Levoca Mountains, once a strictly guarded military area, the secrets of defunct villages in this former military area, Levocska Dolina valley and other attractions are magnets for tourists. This densely populated area with beautiful nature together with mystery and legends is also home to very rare fauna and flora including all of the large predators such as the brown bear, the Carpathian wolf and lynx. In the early evening we return back to our hotel.

Overnight in: Tatranska Lomnica
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5: Free day
This day is free for you to choose your own activities and explore the spectacular Slovak Tatras. Choose from walking, cycling, for stunning panoramic views take a cable car to Lomnicky Peak, relax in thermal pools, take a horse drawn cart to mountain lakes and much more. Your guide will be there to assist.

Overnight in: Tatranska Lomnica
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: Rafting, Cycling and Niedzica Castle
Located in The Pieniny national park, The Dunajec Gorge is a stunning stretch of the Dunajec river located between Poland and Slovakia. The gorge is up to 23km long, making it one of the longest gorges in Europe. The limestone mountains are typical for this area and stretch up to 500m above the river. One of the most famous summits in the gorge is the Tri Koruny (The Three Crowns) offering stunning panoramic views over the Pieniny, Beskids and the Tatra Mountains.

One of the main attractions here is rafting on the Dunajec river, during which we will admire the stunning nature of the Pieniny national park. Undoubtedly the Dunajec Gorge is one of Europe´s most spectacular gorges. We then enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant before hiring bikes and pedalling back to Cerveny Klastor (Red Monastery).

The Niedzica Castle sits on a limestone hill above the Dunajec River on the Poland – Slovakia bordre. The castle holds secret treasures, ancient artwork, and the ghost of a woman who appears every night. Upon entering the castle you will notice a warning sign that you are about to enter a haunted location! The history of the castle that you can see today dates back to 1325 and was built by the Brezevichy family. In the early evening we transfer to Krakow. A must see destination when visiting Poland.

Overnight in: Krakow
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7: Krakow
This World Heritage UNESCO city is famous for its beautifully preserved Old Town: three kilometres of city walls and 46 towers, countless historical buildings, narrow streets, churches and Rynek Glowny, Europe´s biggest medieval market square where you can find hundreds of restaurants, coffee shops and clubs.  Today, Krakow is considered to be the spiritual heart of the Polish nation and is a must-see destination when visiting Poland. Based on legend, Krakow was founded more than 1500 years ago upon the slaying of a dragon that had lived in a cave at the foot of the Wawel hill. Until the 16th century Krakow was the capital of Poland and the seat of Polish kings. The town is dominated by the Wawel hill and the castle, providing a defensive position and solid ground above the marshy meanderings of the Vistula river. During our guided tour you will have the opportunity to admire this amazing city. After lunch enjoy free time in Krakow or take an optional visit to; Wieliczka salt mines or Auschwitz concentration camp, UNESCO sites (payable locally).  

Overnight in: Krakow
Meals included: Breakfast

End  
After breakfast transfer to airport for you flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Availability

Departures available to individual passengers, private groups and tour operators.
It is possible to book any date between May and September, however we have listed below some recommended dates.
 

Dates 2016 (guided groups without flights)

Start

End

Trip status

Adult

Child

Sun 31 July

Sun 8 Aug

Guaranteed to run

929 EUR

849 EUR

 

What is included

- 7 nights accommodation in 3*hotel/ guest house
- 7 breakfasts
- All activities as per itinerary
- All transfers to / from activities as per itinerary
- Guide services

What is not included

- Flights
- Airport transfers on days 1 and 8.

Trip status explanation

Available: Book your place today.

Guaranteed to run: Holiday is guaranteed to run and we recommend to go ahead to book flights.

Limited Space: Holiday is guaranteed to run with only few more spaces left.

Closed: Holiday is fully booked or unavailable.
 

WANT DIFFERENT ITINERARY OR PRIVATE DEPARTURE?

If you want to change this itinerary or need a private departure for your group
Please feel free to contact our (SK) office.
Contact us on +421 (0)908 021 469
info(at)aygoadventure.travel

We can tailor most of our tours based on your needs, budget and preferred activities. Give us a go!

Photos

Images Prague to Krakow Family Adventure.

Practical Information

Start
Prague, Czech Republic

End
Krakow, Poland

Flights
We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flight to Prague.

Airport transfers
If you require a private transfer from the airport to your hotel do not hesitate to request this at the time of your booking. Discounted private transfers are available to all passengers booking AYGO holidays.

Activity level
Easy to Moderate

Group size
Guided departure: Min 4, Max 16

Age
Min 6.

Land only
Land Only includes everything except international flights.

Accommodation  
All of our tours are based and operated on a twin/double-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation such as friends, family
members, or work colleagues. On this tour we are able to offer customers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room for each night of the tour.

Hotel Plan    
Day 1: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 2: Train
Day 3: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 4: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 5: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 6: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 7: Hotel/Guest House 3*

Group leader
This trip will be led by a professional English speaking guide.  

Local currency  
Czech Republic: Czech Koruna
Slovakia: Euro
Poland: Zloty

Budgeting for your tour
The below excursions or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants and the type of establishment.

Cost of local service/activities: -

Travel insurance
It is a condition of joining any of our tours that you must have valid travel insurance and it is your responsibility to obtain a policy that covers all activities included in your chosen holiday, as well as medical expenses and emergency repatriation in the event of illness or injury.

Visa Requirements
An entry visa is not required by citizens of EU, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ. Citizens from any other country should confirm all visa-related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.  

Private groups
We are able to arrange private departures for the vast majority of our small group tours. Private departures are available to individual clients who do not wish to mix with others. Private departures follow the same itinerary on a date that suits you best and there are no minimum numbers in order to run your holiday. If you are interested in booking a private departure please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

If you have any questions regarding this holiday
Please feel free to contact our (SK) office.
Contact us on +421 (0)908 021 469
info(at)aygoadventure.travel

 

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