Kra-cking Krakow! Not once, twice but three times


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November 12, 2019 at 09:50

According to a Which? survey, Krakow is the best city break destination in Europe. The Polish city has beat more 40 other European cities, to come out on top as the best place for a short break for the third consecutive year.

Almost 5,000 respondents rated cities they’d visited on food and drink, accommodation, tourist attractions, shopping, ease of getting around, value for money and lack of crowds with Krakow receiving an overall score of 93 per cent. It was the only destination to receive a five-star rating for value for money, thanks to the average cost of a hotel being £59 and a beer costing around £2.

Offering streets and squares unchanged since medieval times, grand castles, columns and Kazimierz, it’s no surprise that the culture-packed Polish city tops the list of best city break destinations.

We offer multiple weekly flights to Krakow from Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle Airports, giving customers total freedom of choice in line with their budgets, lifestyles and diaries - a move we pioneered over a decade ago. So, whether you are looking for a long weekend, short break or longer, there’s great choice and flexibility when it comes to flying to the top city break destination in Europe. What are you waiting for?

Jet2CityBreaks wraps up a handpicked programme of 2-5 star hotels with fantastic flight times on our award-winning airline. This is alongside 22kg hold baggage allowance and 10kg hand baggage allowance on all European city routes, so you can enjoy your journey knowing that you have space for all your essentials. On top of that, our ATOL protected breaks are available for a low £60 per person deposit.

Should you need any more of an excuse to visit Krakow, here are the top 10 reasons:

Main Market Square: Visit the beautiful Cloth Hall and you're in the world's oldest shopping mall. The huge Cloth Hall has stalls selling an incredible range of goods from amber to woodwork. It sits in the main square, one of Europe's largest medieval squares, which has seasonal markets, concerts and festivals throughout the year.

Christmas markets: Located in the maze of medieval streets that make up the Old Town, Krakow boasts one of the best-known Christmas markets in Poland. Lasting for six weeks, featuring a huge variety of decorations, food and drink, and frequently coated in a beautiful dusting of snow, this Christmas market is sure to get you in the festive spirit!

The history: Take a tour around Kazimierz, the city’s historic Jewish District, and visit the Oskar Schindler Enamelled Goods Factory and the world-class museum there. One of the most important places to visit is the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the largest concentration camp in Europe during World War 2.

Food and drink: It is said that Krakow boasts more cafés, restaurants and bars per square metre than any other city on earth! Try mustard coated sausages, the incredible local cheesecake, pierogi dumplings and delicious stews. And, of course, Poland is famous for its vodka!  

Wawel Castle: The glorious Wawel Castle, perched on top of the hill of the same name immediately south of the Old Town, is by far the most important collection of buildings in Poland. Full of history, and providing amazing views across the city, it’s an absolute must during any visit to Krakow.

Wieliczka Salt Mines: A marvellous underground world of natural and industrial importance, with UNESCO Heritage Status. Visitors of all ages can take in pristine chapels, underground lakes and historical mining sites.

The Tatra Mountains: A two hour’s drive from Krakow will take you to the Tatra Mountains, Poland’s answer to the Alps. Here you’ll find stunning views and pristine nature as well as great hiking.  

Ojców National Park: Although small in size, this national park in Krakow County has more than its fair share of beautiful scenery and statuesque monuments.

Great nightlife and music scene: Krakow’s jazz scene could rival New Orleans, with a club on every corner in the Old Town. After a long day of exploring, head to one of the outdoor restaurants where bands play every night. For something more classical, the Kraków Philharmonic Concert Hall is a primary location for many of Poland’s top performers.

Easily accessible: You can reach Krakow in just under 3 hours and with flights or packages with Jet2CityBreaksavailable, there’s no better time to book a trip.


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