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Villages and Rural Sights Around Kraków

£69 pp

Kraków, Poland

6 Hours

10-25

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Escape the crowds of the city and uncover some of the most beautiful villages in Poland, with the help of a local guide committed to showing you stunning settlements you simply wouldn't find yourself.

Valid for 12 months

£70 for one person

Villages and Rural Sights Around Kraków

What You'll Do

Escape the crowds of the city and uncover some of the most beautiful villages in Poland, with the help of a local guide committed to showing you stunning settlements you simply wouldn't find yourself.

There’s a saying in Poland – “Kazimierz the Great received a Poland made of wood, but gave it back built of stone” – and whilst this might be true of most of the towns, the majority of rural villages were built by skilled carpenters and craftsmen.

On this tour of some of the most stunning examples of traditional wooden architecture, you’ll be picked up from a centrally located hotel in Kraków, before being taken on a select portion of the Wooden Architecture Route. This route stretches over 1500 km and consists of over 200 churches, belfries, granaries, cottages and manor houses, all sculpted in exquisite detail.

You’ll see buildings that blend with perfect harmony into the pastoral Polish countryside, as a result of wood being a cheaper, more available and more easily sculpted than stone back when these villages were established.

The tour visits selected sites where the Wooden Architecture Route runs close to Kraków, some of which provide unparalleled examples of perfectly preserved, traditional Polish villages.

From the picturesque village of Lanckorona, with its cluster of beautiful buildings gathered around its traditional market, the manor house in Stryszów which sits comfortably nestled beneath Mount Chełm, to the Wygiełzów Heritage Park, scattered with attractive homesteads, orchards and vibrant floral gardens, there is a huge amount to see, all set in the rolling hills of the Polish countryside.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off back in central Kraków.

Experience
Highlights

Take in the picturesque village of Lanckorona with romantic buildings situated around the market

Visit the manor house in Stryszów located at the foot of Mount Chełm

Experience Wygiełzów Heritage Park, where you can find homesteads with orchards and floral gardens, as well as a church with a bell tower

Your Local Host:

Agnieska

Meet Agnieszka Olechów. Throughout all her years, she has been specialising in unique and off the beaten track tours in and around Kraków.

Her tours show you the most beautiful and important places in Kraków and the city's surroundings in a way that allows you not only to visit them, but also to experience their unforgettable spirit.

Location Information

There is a choice of pickup from either the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels all over Krakow.

If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time (begins at 9am).

  • Entrance tickets
  • Learn about the history of the wooden architectural style with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Transportation

FAQs

The experience begins at 9am, and finishes when you are dropped back off in Krakow around 6 hours later.

This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Adult pricing applies to all travelers.