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Medieval Treasures on both sides of Tatra Mountains (7 days)
Day 1. Kraków
Arrival in Kraków. Check in. Stroll in the Old Town and welcome dinner.
Day 2. Kraków
Sightseeing tour of the Old Town including The Royal Way which runs from the Barbican (Medieval defensive fortification) along Florianska Street to the Market Square. Visit the St Mary’s church with its majestic gothic, wooden altar carved by Veit Stoss and the medieval cloth halls at the very centre of the city. Then tour of the Wawel Hill with the castle and Royal Cathedral. Lunch. Guided tour of the Collegium Maius, the oldest building of the Jagiellonnian University, housing among others original astronomical devices used by Nicolaus Copernicus. Dinner & overnight in Kraków.
Day 3. Kraków – Wieliczka – Krynica (140 km)
Drive to the nearby salt mine in Wieliczka with the underground world of chambers, corridors, chapels and statues carved in salt by generations of miners – unique tourist attraction in the world placed on the Unesco Heritage list. Lunch en route. Arrival in Krynica, the most famous mountains SPA resort in Southern Poland with mineral water springs. Accommodation at the SPA house with possibility of undergoing some wellness treatments. Walk through the town market square and trying out mineral waters. Dinner.
Day 4. Krynica – Bardejov (40 km)
Depature for Bardejov. Crossing the border with Slovakia. Arrival in Bardejov and check in at hotel. Lunch. Sightseeing tour of the town. Bardajev is regarded as the most beautiful and picturesque medieval town of Slovakia. The historic centre is surrounded by the original fortification system with walls, gates and bastions. The town square is dominated by a City Hall and the St.Egidius Church with the famous gothic altars. All the buildings surrounding the market square have preserved their original medieval, charming beauty. Visit the town museum. Bardejov is since 2002 on the list of UNESCO Heritage List. Dinner at hotel and overnight.
Day 5. Bardejov – Levoca (120 km)
A morning departure for Levoca, a capital of the Spis region. En route, visit the Spisska Kapitula, a medieval settlement, surrounded by the massive walls, once inhabited only by priests and their servants. Visit the St Martin Cathedral, one of the oldest gothic buildings in Slovakia. Then a short walk rewarded with the beautiful panorama of the enormous, fabulous ruins of Spisski Hrad castle. Guided visit of the castle. Arrival in Levoca. Check in at hotel and lunch. Guided tour of the medieval town square. Visit the gothic St James Cathedral with the tallest alter in the world (18m). The alter was carved by the most outstanding medieval sculptor Master Paul of Levoca. Dinner at hotel.
Day 6. Levoca – “Slovensski Raj” – Kraków (200 km)
A day of relax. Drive to “Slovensski Raj” (Slovac Paradise). Visit the Ice Cave (lodowa jaskinia) with fascinating ice formations. Lunch. Wandering through the picturesque landscape of the National Park. The smooth hills in the forest and romantic waterfalls make this place a real paradise for tourists. In the afternoon transfer to Kraków for dinner & overnight.