Krakow, Poland

from £139pp

4 days

Krakow

Duration: 4 days

Krakow is a tried and tested destination for students looking for the perfect weekend break. Centered around the Old town and Medieval square, the city offers delicious food options, intriguing museums and, if you fancy some more culture, Wawel castle is a delightful walk with some lovely views over the Vistula river. There are also two fantastic day trips to do from Krakow – the heart-wrenching yet essential Auschwitz, or the incredible and unique Wieliczka Salt Mines.

If you’d prefer simply to sit back and have a drink or two, you’d be spoilt for choice here. With the highest density of bars in the world, above and below ground, a pub crawl might take several months, and with the price of beer a lot cheaper than the UK there’s no wonder why Krakow is one of the most balanced and popular destinations for students.

Itinerary

  • You’ll meet with your UniLife trip leaders at your chosen pickup destination and head to the airport to catch your flight!
  • After arriving, we’ll head straight to the accommodation to get you checked in and settled so you can make the most of your first evening in Krakow
  • Discover the lay of the land, with the need-to-know History of the city and the best local food and drink recommendations.
  • Spend the afternoon relaxing or visiting the sights – we recommend doing the castle and cathedral on this day.
  • Our trip leaders will be happy to take you round some of the many bars and beer cellars in the city, just ask!
  • You’ll have another chance to explore the city yourself and visit any sights or attractions that you really want to see. 
  • We recommend doing either the trip to Auschwitz or the Salt Mines on this day, and can arrange private transport if needed
  • Join us in the evening with a special bar crawl, taking you round the best drinking spots in the city!
  • On your final day, you’ll check out of the hostel and hop on your flight back home, until next time!

What's included?

Return Flights from London Airport

Return Flights from London Airport

EU Airport Transfers

EU Airport Transfers

Highly-rated Hostel accommodation

Highly-rated Hostel accommodation

Private guided walking tour

Private guided walking tour

Trained UniLife Trip Leader

Trained UniLife Trip Leader

Bar Crawl

Bar Crawl

Booking fees included

Booking fees included

Optional Extras

Optional Extras

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Entry
  • Museum of Illusions Entry
  • Axe Throwing
  • Folk Show dinner ticket

Frequently Asked Questions

The standard ticket will include a small, under-seat bag with maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 20 cm. You can purchase an additional cabin bag with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm as an add-on to your ticket.

Please note, you will only be able to purchase a cabin bag until the deposit deadline date. After this date, you will only be able to purchase additional baggage at the airport.

We reserve the right to issue you a refund for the cost of the cabin bag in the instance the airline has sold out of cabin bag spaces.

The Currency used in your destination is Polish Zloty.

Having some cash is always useful on your trip, but not essential (unless there is city tax required – see & ‘Other Costs in FAQs’). The majority of establishments will accept card payments. Digital Bank cards such as Monzo, Revolut or Starling are particularly useful as they have low charges.

Travel insurance is not included as standard in our ticket costs unless specified in the trip inclusions of your trip page. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip to avoid additional costs in the instance of an accident.

You can purchase travel insurance as an add on during the check out process. We use Endsleigh Insurance to provide insurance. More information can be found here – https://unilifeuk.com/advice/travel-insurance/

The City Tax in Lisbon is approximately €2 per night.

City tax is not included in your trip ticket and is payable in cash once you arrive. In most cases, this will be collected by your Trip Leaders. We ask that you do your best to pay in the exact amount, as there is only a limited amount of change available.

If you have purchased add-ons, You will be provided with the necessary information and your ticket prior to arrival at your destination. If for any reason the activity gets cancelled or is unable to run, you will receive a full refund of the add-on within 14 days of being notified.

If you are an international student, you may require a visa to travel with us. This is the participants’ responsibility and UniLife will not be held responsible or liable in any way in the instance that participants cannot travel because they do not have the relevant visa required.

We will not provide refunds if participants fail to obtain a visa. Please visit this page to find out more information about visas – https://unilifeuk.com/advice/1060/

We are happy to provide you with a personalised visa letter to support your application. Please e-mail contact@unilifeuk.com to request a visa letter.

We require full passport details at least 4 weeks before the date of departure. You can add your passport details by logging in and following this link . https://unilifeuk.com/passport-details/

We require all passports to have a minimum of 6 months validity from the date of travel. Please check your passport validity before you purchase a ticket. If you do require a new passport, this generally takes 6-8 weeks. However, fast-track services are available. Please ensure that you apply for a new passport in a timely manner to prevent any delays or disruption to your travel.

Your rooming preferences are recorded via the passport information section of your account. Please ensure you fill this out as soon as possible. We try our best to accommodate all requests, however are unable to in some cases.

We will always prioritise single-gender rooming requests over other preferences, and will release these to the group shortly prior to departure.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide refunds of the trip deposit. However, If you can no longer attend the trip, it may be possible to sell your ticket to another participant, subject to the Airline or Ferry name change fees. Generally, this is £50 each way (£100 total for a return flight).

You can do this by contacting support@unilifeuk.com with your name, the trip you are travelling on, and full name, e-mail and phone number of the person taking your ticket. If you are struggling to find someone, we would suggest asking your committee first.

Trip highlights

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Wawel Castle

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Auschwitz Visit

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Old Town

Krakow

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