Krakow, Poland :  2 Nights 4* Spa Hotel Incl Flights + Guided Auschwitz Tour from £198 per couple (£99p.p) @ GoGroopie
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Krakow, Poland : 2 Nights 4* Spa Hotel Incl Flights + Guided Auschwitz Tour from £198 per couple (£99p.p) @ GoGroopie

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Refreshed 24th Sep 2018 (Posted 19th Sep 2018)
This is for 2 nights in a 4* Spa Hotel with flights and Hand luggage from £99pp and this also includes a Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Flight are from Stansted (STN), Luton (LTN) or Gatwick (LGW) on Dec 3rd, 4th or 5th.

There are plenty of other dates available at different prices and Manchester flights, but they're more expensive/

Hotel Rated as Very Good on Trip Advisor

Hotel Facilities Include:

  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Spa & Wellness Center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi



  • Explore the charming Medieval core of Krakow with a 2-3 night mini-break
  • Relax at the 4*Sympozjum Krakow
  • Lounge in an en suite room with free Wi-Fi, TV and air con
  • Unwind in the hotel spa which offers a Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath
  • Dine in the hotel restaurant which is open daily
  • Trip also includes a guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Learn about the Holocaust from knowledgeable guides and tour the permanent exhibits
  • Also save some time to visit the 13th-century Main Square in the heart of the city
  • Explore the royal chambers of Wawel Castle and museum
  • Brush up on Polish art at the Krakow Cloth Hall and market




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That hotel is a bit out the way to be honest. I live here and surprised there's a hotel there.
It's only a short tram/bus/taxi ride away from Podgórze (Nazi era Jewish Ghetto) and Kazimierz (old Jewish Ghetto) which both are great areas, but still, it wont be much more to stay further central.
Remember, It's 28 degrees now, but it's going to get real cold next month until next April, so you wont want to be hanging around for too long waiting for taxis (although they are cheap here)
Negatives a side... Any reason to visit this city gets heat from me. Unless you're a stag party... This is the wrong city for that if you respect the history.
londongeeza6 h, 1 m ago

Wow. Still not rid itself from its Nazi past then?


You confused Poland with germany.
mel140817 h, 12 m ago

If you do visit Auschwitz please please do NOT take a camera etc.It is not …If you do visit Auschwitz please please do NOT take a camera etc.It is not a theme park, it's a cemetery for more than 1,000,000 people, Respect their memory.


Their memory is respected by remembering, we shouldn't censor history. I would encourage photography and show the world what you saw encourage others to go, It is possible to take tasteful and respectful photos, I doubt anyone is wandering round with selfie sticks and hash tagging..

My wife really wants to do the tour, I for one would be taking photos...
Edited by: "MrSprkle" 20th Sep 2018
Do not be to shy and make a few calls. Almost everyone speaks some if not good English and you can get a real deal and cheap hotels. Trains and buses in Poland are dirt cheap. You can go from Karkow to Wroclaw and then to Gdansk. All three cities have return flight connections. I would recommend Wroclaw and Gdansk. Krakow is popular for stag parties (unfortunately people there are fed up with young and drunk English boys demolishing streets at nights). So if its for a stag party then no. The Auschwitz tour can be pretty sad and may not be for those who are more emotional. But there is a salt mine nearby (google Wieliczka) which is open for visitors. If you would like a meal in Krakow, walk away from the main square (just 200-300yards) and you will get 2-4x cheaper restaurants. Do not change your money at the airport. You will get a lot better rates if you just withdraw money from a cash machine or in a place called Kantor or Wymiana Walut (Money exchange shops). Definitely do not exchange here in the UK.
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That hotel is a bit out the way to be honest. I live here and surprised there's a hotel there.
It's only a short tram/bus/taxi ride away from Podgórze (Nazi era Jewish Ghetto) and Kazimierz (old Jewish Ghetto) which both are great areas, but still, it wont be much more to stay further central.
Remember, It's 28 degrees now, but it's going to get real cold next month until next April, so you wont want to be hanging around for too long waiting for taxis (although they are cheap here)
Negatives a side... Any reason to visit this city gets heat from me. Unless you're a stag party... This is the wrong city for that if you respect the history.
Stay in the puro great hotel in my opinion
Do not be to shy and make a few calls. Almost everyone speaks some if not good English and you can get a real deal and cheap hotels. Trains and buses in Poland are dirt cheap. You can go from Karkow to Wroclaw and then to Gdansk. All three cities have return flight connections. I would recommend Wroclaw and Gdansk. Krakow is popular for stag parties (unfortunately people there are fed up with young and drunk English boys demolishing streets at nights). So if its for a stag party then no. The Auschwitz tour can be pretty sad and may not be for those who are more emotional. But there is a salt mine nearby (google Wieliczka) which is open for visitors. If you would like a meal in Krakow, walk away from the main square (just 200-300yards) and you will get 2-4x cheaper restaurants. Do not change your money at the airport. You will get a lot better rates if you just withdraw money from a cash machine or in a place called Kantor or Wymiana Walut (Money exchange shops). Definitely do not exchange here in the UK.
Krakow is a lovely city and the auschwitz tour is a very moving experience in my opinion. Very cheap to eat, drink and get around once you’re in Poland, just come back from gdansk and it was lovely too. Also good to stock up on some cheap smokes if you want, before brexit takes them all away, well apart from 200. £3.40 for 20 Marlboro.
If you do visit Auschwitz please please do NOT take a camera etc.

It is not a theme park, it's a cemetery for more than 1,000,000 people, Respect their memory.
If you don't mind a cheap place try Dragon Aparthostel on Senatorska.

Cheap and five minutes from town.
mel140817 h, 12 m ago

If you do visit Auschwitz please please do NOT take a camera etc.It is not …If you do visit Auschwitz please please do NOT take a camera etc.It is not a theme park, it's a cemetery for more than 1,000,000 people, Respect their memory.


Their memory is respected by remembering, we shouldn't censor history. I would encourage photography and show the world what you saw encourage others to go, It is possible to take tasteful and respectful photos, I doubt anyone is wandering round with selfie sticks and hash tagging..

My wife really wants to do the tour, I for one would be taking photos...
Edited by: "MrSprkle" 20th Sep 2018
Apartment rental is much more popular in Poland than here, just go to booking.com and you can find recently refurbished flats with all amenities for around £50 per night even in high season, much better than some chain hotel in my opinion. You don't really want to eat dinners in a crappy hotel restaurant if you can go out to the old town and have a huge bowl of pierogi with some borscht to go down with them!

I mean, this flat in the old town for example, £116 for 2 nights. A hostel full of drunk tourists in a middle of nowhere in Scotland will cost more...

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Krakow has amazing academic and artsy vibe, I always compare it to Edinburgh only not as windy. Early December can be hit and miss though, you might get cold, crisp air and lots of sunshine or miserable rainy weather, but there are plenty of pubs to hide so it's a win-win anyway.

Edited by: "BenderRodriguez" 19th Sep 2018
Hope this helps someone:

Beware if you're not white like myself. I was shouted at multiple times and spat on in krakow because of my skin colour. Will never travel there again.
Highly recommended
Troy.Wilkins14 m ago

Beware if you're not white like myself. I was shouted at multiple times …Beware if you're not white like myself. I was shouted at multiple times and spat on in krakow because of my skin colour. Will never travel there again.


Wow. Still not rid itself from its Nazi past then?
mel14082 h, 38 m ago

If you do visit Auschwitz please please do NOT take a camera etc.It is not …If you do visit Auschwitz please please do NOT take a camera etc.It is not a theme park, it's a cemetery for more than 1,000,000 people, Respect their memory.


True photography is a thing of beauty.....it's a bit twee & naive of you to presume people will be coming to Auswitchz to treat it like a 'theme park' & dish out a self righteous lecture, I very much doubt you get anyone behaving like that.......
2 night? baring in mind you probably lose most of one day with the flights.....
As others have said, this is quite far out town, especially considering it's pretty cheap to stay inside the city walls. Not much point travelling to Auschwitz if you only have 2 days as well - there's plenty to do in the town within walking distance.

There aren't many hotels in Krakow (or in Poland in general) - you generally get better deals staying in apartments.

Loved it when we visited, although be prepared for the locals to keep telling you how much better Krakow is than Warsaw! In fairness they are right though.
Go while pound is worth more than zloty and while you don't need a visa. Next year it's a trip to Slough rather than Krakow, Prague or Budapest...
Troy.Wilkins3 h, 33 m ago

Beware if you're not white like myself. I was shouted at multiple times …Beware if you're not white like myself. I was shouted at multiple times and spat on in krakow because of my skin colour. Will never travel there again.


Sorry you suffered such racism, Troy. Such stupid, ignorant people.
Edited by: "freyabo" 20th Sep 2018
Just booked flights and a nice private apartment in town centre for 3 nights at £125pp (EasyJet & Booking.com).

With that in mind, not sure this post is such a great deal given you don't get to select flight times, hotel is iffy, and you can't select preferred airport etc on this deal. But thanks for the inspiration anyway!
londongeeza6 h, 1 m ago

Wow. Still not rid itself from its Nazi past then?


You confused Poland with germany.
MrSprkle6 h, 28 m ago

Their memory is respected by remembering, we shoudl'nt censor history. I …Their memory is respected by remembering, we shoudl'nt censor history. I would encourage photography and show the world what you saw encourage others to go, It is possible to take tasteful and respectful photos, I doubt anyone is wandering round with selfie sticks and hash tagging..My wife really wants to do the tour, I for one would be tking photos.


I was there last week and believe it or not, there were people taking selfies which was disrespectful. You are allowed to take pictures anywhere except in 2 places.
Troy.Wilkins7 h, 40 m ago

Beware if you're not white like myself. I was shouted at multiple times …Beware if you're not white like myself. I was shouted at multiple times and spat on in krakow because of my skin colour. Will never travel there again.


I'm sorry that happened. Sadly, my country has been regressing terribly in recent years :-( Last time I visited Krakow there was a far right, anti-gay demonstration taking place in the main square .
thomasrykala17 m ago

I'm sorry that happened. Sadly, my country has been regressing terribly in …I'm sorry that happened. Sadly, my country has been regressing terribly in recent years :-( Last time I visited Krakow there was a far right, anti-gay demonstration taking place in the main square .



I second that, people now mostly use horse and cart believe it or not!
Krakow is one of my favourite places but I wouldnt stay there its too far out, stay next to the old town square, it is a great place to see/stay/eat
tommytbone111 h, 32 m ago

That hotel is a bit out the way to be honest. I live here and surprised …That hotel is a bit out the way to be honest. I live here and surprised there's a hotel there.It's only a short tram/bus/taxi ride away from Podgórze (Nazi era Jewish Ghetto) and Kazimierz (old Jewish Ghetto) which both are great areas, but still, it wont be much more to stay further central.Remember, It's 28 degrees now, but it's going to get real cold next month until next April, so you wont want to be hanging around for too long waiting for taxis (although they are cheap here)Negatives a side... Any reason to visit this city gets heat from me. Unless you're a stag party... This is the wrong city for that if you respect the history.


would it be good for a stag party if we dont respect the history?
redspelly2 h, 24 m ago

I was there last week and believe it or not, there were people taking …I was there last week and believe it or not, there were people taking selfies which was disrespectful. You are allowed to take pictures anywhere except in 2 places.


Why is it disrespectful? If that's the only way you can take a picture of yourself? Maybe you want the memory of visiting Auswitchz, or to show to family members etc.....if they were taking selfies in a stupid way I agree though ie pulling stupid faces 'hey I'm at Auswitchz'.

I would suggest 95% people that actually travel to visit Auswitchz are going to be respectful by virtue of the fact they are choosing to visit.
Edited by: "Keith_Moon" 20th Sep 2018
IvIarkGraham12 m ago

would it be good for a stag party if we dont respect the history?


of course go thrash the place
subbafer2 h, 32 m ago

You confused Poland with germany.


No I didn’t. I’m fully aware of where Auschwitz is.
1.5 km away from town centre
londongeeza6 m ago

No I didn’t. I’m fully aware of where Auschwitz is.


In Europe init geeza
Good Deal in case of Flight tockets & guided tour but the hotel is in the middle of nowhere... but you can still consider it cos taxi service are not so expensive in Poland .
IvIarkGraham1 h, 20 m ago

would it be good for a stag party if we dont respect the history?


Good one
thomasrykala2 h, 14 m ago

I'm sorry that happened. Sadly, my country has been regressing terribly in …I'm sorry that happened. Sadly, my country has been regressing terribly in recent years :-( Last time I visited Krakow there was a far right, anti-gay demonstration taking place in the main square .


My south East Asian wife was treated very well when she visited. Some parts of West Yorkshire, however... the racist abuse we’d regularly get was a major factor in us leaving the area.
thomasrykala2 h, 36 m ago

I'm sorry that happened. Sadly, my country has been regressing terribly … I'm sorry that happened. Sadly, my country has been regressing terribly in recent years :-( Last time I visited Krakow there was a far right, anti-gay demonstration taking place in the main square .


Yeah, it's shocking that the far right has a visible presence on the streets again around Europe/America. We're seeing enough of it in England.
It surprises me in Poland though as there isn't a black community here historically or currently really. So what fuels these people? The current government isn't helping I suppose.
As a contrast though, i saw a Pride parade in the streets of Kraków back in May! Now that is positive progress
Keith_Moon19th Sep

True photography is a thing of beauty.....it's a bit twee & naive of you …True photography is a thing of beauty.....it's a bit twee & naive of you to presume people will be coming to Auswitchz to treat it like a 'theme park' & dish out a self righteous lecture, I very much doubt you get anyone behaving like that.......


you'd be surprised how many people don't understand and respect the past of this place.

If you're going to Krakow you definitely want to stay close to the market square or the jewish quarter. It's not expensive at all.
eboue4 m ago

you'd be surprised how many people don't understand and respect the past …you'd be surprised how many people don't understand and respect the past of this place.If you're going to Krakow you definitely want to stay close to the market square or the jewish quarter. It's not expensive at all.


That's very surprising, I can't imagine why Auswitchz would be on someone's bucket list if they don't understand it - it's not Disneyland is it! I guess could be folks who visit Krakow then find out about it while there...
londongeeza1 h, 36 m ago

No I didn’t. I’m fully aware of where Auschwitz is.


It's either a bait, or you completely missed the fact that in the past 200 years Poland, unlike Britain, hasn't invaded a single country for oil or just because their big brother from across the pond said it would be fun.
londongeeza1 h, 37 m ago

No I didn’t. I’m fully aware of where Auschwitz is.


How about learning some history first before insulting whole nation?
tommytbone116 m ago

Yeah, it's shocking that the far right has a visible presence on the …Yeah, it's shocking that the far right has a visible presence on the streets again around Europe/America. We're seeing enough of it in England. It surprises me in Poland though as there isn't a black community here historically or currently really. So what fuels these people? The current government isn't helping I suppose.As a contrast though, i saw a Pride parade in the streets of Kraków back in May! Now that is positive progress


It's exactly the historic lack of black community that causes an issue here. Poland was never involved in slavery and has never been rich enough to attract large migration groups from other continents. (Why would you move to Poland if you can go 500km further west and earn 4x times as much in Germany as you would in Poland?). Many people in small towns or villages have never seen a black person in real life.

Because historically the number of black citizens was so small, racism has never been a major issue for the internal politics (I fully understand it always is an issue for the person suffering verbal or physical abuse) and therefore it's never really been addressed properly. Poland's has been catching up in the recent years tho and things are improving.

There's always a chance you might get picked on by an idiot or a group of them. Having said that Krakow is still one of the safer places I've ever been to and polish people are really hospitable, sometimes just not aware of cultural differences.
Keith_Moon20th Sep

That's very surprising, I can't imagine why Auswitchz would be on …That's very surprising, I can't imagine why Auswitchz would be on someone's bucket list if they don't understand it - it's not Disneyland is it! I guess could be folks who visit Krakow then find out about it while there...


Yeah, it's one of the must sees in the area. Some people just sign up 'cause it's top spot on tripadvisor and their mates went there too' or go in large groups completely unaware of what to expect.

If you look at Auschwitz from a perspective of an ignorant tourist, it's just a bunch of buildings in a barbed-wire fenced camp. It's the history that makes this place unique on so many levels.
Keith_Moon19th Sep

True photography is a thing of beauty.....it's a bit twee & naive of you …True photography is a thing of beauty.....it's a bit twee & naive of you to presume people will be coming to Auswitchz to treat it like a 'theme park' & dish out a self righteous lecture, I very much doubt you get anyone behaving like that.......


Twee & niave, NO, I've been there and I witnessed many people with selfie sticks, some even posing by the 'wall of death' and attempting to take pictures of the piles of glasses/pans/toys etc. You need to open your eyes and see the type of self centred morons that are out there...
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