Discover the charm of Poland with a visit to Krakow and Warsaw. Start in Krakow, the former capital of Poland, which boasts a myriad of landmarks including a Renaissance-era trading outpost of the Cloth Hall and a 14th-century Gothic church, as well as a Jewish quarter which is now a hub of hip cafes and bars. Then, head to Warsaw, a city that got back to life from its challenging past and is now a thriving capital full of museums, nightlife options, open-air concerts and seasonal events.
After exploring the cities, travellers can unwind in the modern hotels with en suite facilities.
- Turnau City Aparthotel or Atelier Aparthotel by Artery Hotels in Krakow
- Platinum Hotel & Residence Wilanów or Best Western Hotel Felix in Warsaw
Travellers will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, and learn more about the Nazi Holocaust during this full-day trip. A professional guide will tell the stories of individual prisoners at the camp and discuss the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. Alternatively, participants can opt-out of the guided option and explore the site on their own.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Outbound: flight to Krakow
- 2 or 3 nights in Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour while in Krakow
- Train from Krakow to Warsaw
- 2 or 3 nights in Warsaw
- Inbound: flight back from Warsaw
Groupon’s Guide To Krakow
The storied city of Krakow turned into a cosmopolitan centre over the centuries, inviting tourists to traditional charm market squares, riverside castles and museums alongside a wide range of bars and clubs.
The cultural capital of Poland provides art admirers with plenty of galleries to visit, from the Bunkier Sztuki to the Starmach and the Pauza galleries, all featuring innovative works from breaking Polish painters, sculptors and graphic designers. Classical music lovers will enjoy the wide range of concerts and spectacles available at the Krakow Philharmonic and the Krakow Opera, while seekers of other cultural opportunities will be delighted by annual standouts like the Street Theatre Festival, the Jewish Culture Festival and the Krakow Film Festival. Refined pastimes come complemented by numerous bars, pubs, cafes and riverboat dining occasions. The city has an oceanic climate. The average temperature in the summertime is 20°C, but it often exceeds 25°C, making this period of the year the most enjoyable for visitors. The Polish ‘golden autumns’ bring soothing weather and temperatures in the mid-teens in September and October, with significant drops in November. Although winters are cold, with average temperatures between -2°C and 0°C, travellers may enjoy a wide range of winter activities.
Groupon’s Guide To Warsaw
From exhibitions and outdoor shows to architectural wonders and world-renowned landmarks, from science centres to cool pubs and social clubs, Warsaw is an ideal location for an Eastern European city break.
The Polish capital beckons travellers with UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Old Town historic centre scattered with colourful burgher houses and churches, chief among which is the Gothic St. John the Baptist’s Cathedral. Medieval landmarks are ideally balanced by contemporary attractions, such as the Multimedia Fountain Park, housing music festivals and themed shows. Day trips and exploration continue with exciting nightlife partying, courtesy of the many clubs, cafes, and restaurants. Warsaw has a humid continental climate, where the summers are warm and the winters are cold. Amid temperatures of 20°C, the rain sometimes sneaks during summer months as well. Autumn features a ruddy setting and a sky coloured in grey tones. With temperatures below freezing, winter gives visitors a chilly feel, with only one Krakow hour of sunshine per day. The weather is getting warmer and warmer every day in spring as the snow starts to melt and it is gently replaced by rainfalls.
Option 1: standard, no tour
- €149-€259 for 4 nights with Dublin flights, depending on departure date chosen
€199-€309 for 6 nights with Dublin flights, depending on departure date chosen
- €189-€339 for 6 nights with Shannon flights, depending on departure date chosen
Option 2: with Auschwitz tour
- €189-€299 for 4 nights with Dublin flights, depending on departure date chosen
€239-€349 for 6 nights with Dublin flights, depending on departure date chosen
- €229-€379 for 6 nights with Shannon flights, depending on departure date chosen