WELCOME TO “WĘDROWIEC” TRAVEL AGENCY!

The travel agency Wędrowiec has been operating on the tourist market since 1993. The office is run by professional and experienced tour guides. We have the tourist license & registration no 82 issued by the Voivod of Lesser Poland. We are a member of the Tourist Chamber of Cracow & the Polish Youth Tourism Chamber.
 

OUR TRAVEL AGENCY OFFERS WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO SATISFY DEMAND OF GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL TOURISTS.


WE ORGANIZE:


Complete incoming services
Professional guided tours in Cracow & the region of Lesser Poland (in Polish & in foreign languages)
Sightseeing tours by electrical cars (melex) & on bikes
Communism tours
Special programmes on request: cultural, interest, religious, business, incentives and others
Youth and Hotel Accommodation
Transport service
Entrance tickets to museums, theatres or different cultural events
Traditional dinners with Cracow folk music
Jewish Evenings with klezmer music
Sport activities like: quad – biking, go – carting, paintball, shooting, snowmobiling, rafting
Entertainment: Cracow nightlife
Summer & winter Holiday in Poland & abroad (holiday stays)
Tours in Poland & abroad (package tours)
SPA packages

We invite you to use our services. The long - term experience and reliable partners both in Poland and abroad are the guarantee of the high level service offered by our office.

Contact:

INCOMING GROUPS - TOUR GUIDES SERVICES - ACCOMODATION
B.U.P. Wędrowiec
31-101 Kraków , ul. Powiśle - car park
tel. +48 12 294 01 56, Tel/Fax. +48 12 427 13 27
Tel : +48 12 292 72 75 Tel/Fax : +48 12 421 89 08
Mobile: +48 501 29 29 69


The office is open every day from 8.00 a.m. to 4 .00 p.m.
In season (May - September) from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
biuro@wedrowiec.krakow.pl
www.wedrowiec.krakow.pl



TOURIST ROUTES IN CRACOW:
- The Royal Route
- The Footstep of John Paul II
- The University Route
- The Jewish Heritage
- The Krakow’s Saints Route
- The Schindler’s List – Podgórze
- The Nowa Huta Route
- The Mysterious City - Legends in Cracow
- The Vistula River Trips (Boat Cruise)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AROUND CRACOW:
- Trip our great grandfather: Ojców National Park - Pieskowa Skała
- The route of Pope John Paul II: Kraków - Wadowice
- The Madonna’s Sanctuaries: Kraków - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Częstochowa
- Auschwitz – Birkenau – Concentration camp
- The Salt Mine Wieliczka
- The wooden architecture: Orawa - Tatra Mountain - Spisz
- Mountain poetry: Pieniny – Dunajec River Rafting
- Tatry Mountains & Zakopane – winter capital of Poland; skiing, snowmobiling, traditional dinner
- Tyskie Brewery Tour



KRAKÓW:
THE EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE IN THE YEAR 2000
EUROPE’S TOP TOURIST DESTINATION


Kraków – is one of the few places in the world that have been included in the UNESCO's list of World Cultural Heritage in the year 1978. Kraków was up to 17th c. the capital of Poland and is still capital of culture with monuments, museums, art galleries and theatres. It is also the town of young people because of Jagiellonian University and many colleges. The most attractive for tourists is the “Royal Way” beginning near the Barbican, to come through St. Florian's Gate, Floriańka Street, the Main Square with St. Mary’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall. Then Grodzka Street ending at the Wawel Hill with Wawel Cathedral and the Castle with Royal Chambers full of colored tapestries. Inside the Cathedral you can find Sigismund’s chapel, the biggest historical bell in Poland and the tombs of Polish Kings and Heroes. The Jewish quarter of Kazimierz features a wealth of Jewish heritage with its 16th c. cemetery and synagogues. The first museum of Krakow’s Jewish population is located there.

Wieliczka – a little town next to Kraków, with the famous Salt Mine which is included on the UNESCO's list of World Cultural Heritage. The tourist route is very attractive going underground through the labyrinths, lakes up to St. Kinga Chapel, which is the prettiest chamber with white crystal salt chandeliers. It is one of the oldest mining sites in the world still in uninterrupted operation.

Ojców National Park – is situated in the Prądnik Valley with beautiful landscape and fantastic rocks, unique natural species, ravines and caves. In Pieskowa Skała there is 14th c. castle, called the pearl of Polish Renaissance.

Oświęcim - Brzezinka – the biggest Nazi Concentration Camp in Europe - Auschwitz - Birkenau. Now it is the State Museum and the Monument of the Martyrdom of the Poles and other Nations. UNESCO put it on to the list of World Heritage in 1979.

Wadowice – the small town not far from Kraków, has been very famous since 1978 when bishop Karol Wojtyła became the Pope John Paul II. The Pope was born here and in his family house there is His Museum. The most interesting monument of Wadowice is the parish church from 15th c. in where the Pope was baptized.

Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland, nicely located at the foot of Tatra Mountains. The High Tatras so beloved by our Pope are with the landscape, mountainous architecture, fantastic Morskie Oko Lake belong to the most beautiful places in the entire Tatra range.

Pieniny – is very picturesque limestone mountain. The well - known spas Krościenko and Szczawnica are situated at the foot of the Pieniny Mountains. The most attractive tour is along fantastic rapids of the Dunajec River with rafts.

Częstochowa - Jasna Góra – the famous Pauline Fathers Shrine. Every day hundreds of pilgrims arrive there from all over Poland and abroad. The aim of their visit is the famous and miraculous painting of „Black Madonna”. The monastic museum is full of art pieces and votive offerings.

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Bernardine Monastery sanctuary is visited by million pilgrims especially during Holy Week with famous Via Dolorosa and on Our Lady’s Assumption Day.


More about Cracow…
Cracow, the former capital of Poland, is the most distinguished and beautiful Polish city in which thousands of ancient buildings have been preserved. It is a treasury of national and historical remembrances and works of art and an accumulation point of many styles and cultures.
In the past, as the residence place of the Polish kings, Cracow developed for centuries due to the political status of the Kingdom of Poland in the world and due to the development of commerce, craft, art and science.
Cracow's numerous sacral and secular buildings are the monuments of the 1000-year-long history of the Polish Nation.
Cracow is also the first European city that was included in the list of the most precious places of the world (UNESCO's list of World Cultural Heritage). It happened in June 1978, in Washington, during a UNESCO session.
The 13th-century urban system of Cracow has survived unchanged since the date of the city charter. Established in 1257, the Main Market Square, which was the largest square of Medieval Europe, has the shape of a square with the sides that are 200 meters long. It is surrounded with town houses built in the 14th and 15th centuries, which many times underwent remodelling in the subsequent centuries.
The most precious buildings in the Market Square are: the Cloth Hall, the City Hall Tower, St. Adalbert's Church, St. Mary's Church with Veit Stoss' high altar (which is the most splendid masterpiece of late Gothic wooden sculpture in Europe), the palace Pod Baranami and the monument of Adam Mickiewicz.
In the 15th century the entire area of the present Old Town was surrounded by a moat and a system of double city walls with towers. Only some sections of that defensive system have survived until nowadays. Among them the most splendid one is the complex with St. Florian's Gate, the towers of Haberdashers, Carpenters and Jointers and the Barbican - a Gothic defensive construction.
The Old Town is surrounded by a green belt of the so-called Planty Gardens. They were established on the site of the former city walls.
Wawel is the dominating element in the panorama of the city. On that hill, situated upon the Vistula River, two buildings of utmost importance in the history of Cracow and Poland have been preserved. One of them is the Royal Castle, which was the residence of the Polish kings until 1609. In its chambers one may see a splendid collection of Renaissance tapestries.
The other building is the Wawel Cathedral. This Gothic church is the third church on this spot and some fragments of the earlier Romanesque structures have survived in its walls. Among the numerous chapels of the Cathedral the most singular one, notable for its unity of style, is the Sigismud Chapel built by a Florentine artist - Bartolomeo Berecci. In one of the towers of the cathedral is suspended the largest bell in Poland called Sigismund, while in the vaults there are the tombs of the Polish kings and of the most distinguished leaders of the Polish nation: Tadeusz Kościuszko, Duke Józef Poniatowski, Marshal Józef Piłsudski, General Władysław Sikorski, Adam Mickiewicz and Juliusz Słowacki.
A special curiosity of Cracow, which is also a subject of a legend, is the Dragon's Den - a great cave in the Jurassic rock of Wawel Hill. Its entrance is situated on the Vistula River bank.
Cracow is also a university town renowned for the Jagiellonian University, which was established in 1364 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Its oldest college, built in the 14th century, is now used for representative purposes and it houses the University Museum. Its precious collection includes such objects as the medieval rector's insignia, alchemical and astronomical instruments. Particularly notable is a globe going back to 1510 on which America was marked for the first time
Kazimierz is a present district of Cracow that was once a town in its own right, separated by an arm of the Vistula River.
At the end of the 15th century, Jewish emigrants from Germany and France started settling down there. In this way a Jewish town, with its own legal system and extensive autonomy came into being. Before World War II the Jewish community in Cracow consisted of about 60,000 people.
The most interesting and precious objects that have survived until today are: the Old Synagogue housing a Division of the Historical Museum of the City of Cracow with a Judaica exhibition, the Remuh Synagogue and cemetery, Isaac's Synagogue, High Synagogue, Popper's Synagogue and the Tempel Synagogue.
Cracow is also referred to as the city of museums. And truly the collections that exist in Cracow cannot be evaluated or compared to any others.
The most important collections are:
The Wawel State Art Collections with the Royal Chambers, the Treasury, the Armoury and the Cathedral Museum,
The National Museum with the gallery of Polish 19th-century painting and sculpture, the gallery of Polish 20th-century art, the Szołayski House, Jan Matejko's House and the Czartoryski Collection (including the 'Lady with an Ermine' by Leonardo da Vinci and 'A landscape with the Good Samaritan' by Rembrandt)
The Historical Museum of the City of Cracow
The Archaeological Museum
The Biological Museum
The Ethnographical Museum
The Pharmacy Museum
The Museum of Cracow's Salt-Mines in the Wieliczka salt-mine with sculptures made in salt.

You can see the most interesting places in Cracow, as well as the museums and historic monuments with our highly qualified guides.

Up to 5 hours of sightseeing:
- in Polish - 270.00 PLN
- in a foreign language - 400.00 PLN


 

 

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