André Rieu in Krakow, 16 June 2021

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
5 days and 4 nights
Poland (Krakow)
Ireland (Dublin)

Description

 

André Rieu in Krakow

4-days, only €1089pps
Departing 16 June 2021

Direct flights from Ireland

 

BOOKING DEPOSIT 50%
Balance due 56 days prior to
tour departure date

André Rieu i back in Poland with a brand-new show! Together with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many soloist André Rieu will give you what you’ve come to expect from his performances: the maestro conducting his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and playing his world-famous Stradivarius violin to create a colourful concert full of surprises. The repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes.

Discover stunning Kraków! As the capital of the Małopolskie Province, Kraków is best recognized for its priceless historical monuments of culture and art. Kraków is also Poland's former royal capital and one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Discover the wealth of the medieval fairy tale city of Krakow on this enthralling André Rieu Concert Break.

 

Program

Day 1

Fly Dublin-Krakow with Ryanair operated by Buzz Airlines. Flight departs Dublin at 19:25 and arrives Krakow 23:20 (please note that flight times are subject to airlines discretion). On arrival in Krakow, meet your local guide and transfer to the 4* Vienna House Andel’s Krakow where you are booked for four-nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Vienna House Andel's Krakow is a contemporary 4-star hotel, and is well-located just 9 minutes’ walk from the Main Market Square in Kraków and close to Galeria Krakowska, Kraków’s main shopping center. Its designer rooms come with air conditioning and satellite TV.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Mavericks Restaurant and in the evening, you can relax over a drink in the SMOK bar.


Day 2

This morning, explore Krakow on a walking tour with your local guide. Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is an architectural gem and the best way to explore is on foot. See the main city highlights including the Marketplace, the historic Cloth Hall, Wawel Castle (exterior view). Visit the medieval St. Mary’s Basilica (interior visit) with its wooden alterpiece carved by Veit Stoss.

Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 3

Today, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, to see the underground world of the oldest salt mine in Europe with its beautifully carved chambers, chapels and an underground lake: all made in salt. The Wieliczka mine is often referred to as "the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland". In 1978 it was placed on the original UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Discover the wonders of this infamous salt city. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 metres! You’ll be led through a number of chambers and see underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The underground labyrinth covers 9 levels at 64 to 327 metres below the surface of the earth. Nearly 2,400 chambers are connected with sidewalks, for a total length of 245km. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established at the Turn of the 19th century. The trail leads through numerous drifts and galleries where evidence of mining activity has been preserved. You’ll also see examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends surrounding it. Wieliczka is also home to the world's largest mining heritage museum, with a collection of unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. The tour ends at a level that’s 135 metres below the surface, and you’ll return to the surface by elevator.

Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 4

Today visit Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Auschwitz-Birkenau is today both a both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to the physical and emotional suffering endured during the Holocaust. Learn about the history of the largest concentration camp from WWII with a professional licensed guide.

This evening, enjoy a pre-concert dinner in your hotel. After dinner, meet your local guide for transfer to the Tauron Arena for an evening with Andre Rieu in concert.

Day 5

Today, you have the day free in Krakow for independent sightseeing. In the early evening, meet your local guide for coach transfer to airport for return flight. Flight departs Krakow at 21:20 and arrives Dublin 23:20.

Price includes

• Return flight from Dublin, taxes and transfers
• Four-nights in the four-star Vienna House Andels Hotel with breakfast
• City tour of Krakow
• Visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mines
• Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau
• Three-course pre-concert dinner following by concert evening by Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Enjoy sparkling entertainment, catchy waltzes and beautiful melodies
• Free time for independent sightseeing
• Private transfers and local guide according to the programme

Price does not include

Booking Deposit
Low booking deposit of €150 pp to secure your place. Second deposit due by 31 December 2020 - €200 pp. Balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure date.

Concert tickets
Please note that concert tickets are located in sector A1 and are second category tickets.

Luggage
Only hand luggage is included in your tour price. Ryanair offer a selection of pre-booked seat and baggage extras with fees attached. We will advise these optional extras at the time of booking.

Passport
It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport. EU passport holders do not require a visa to travel within the EU. As a rule of thumb for European travel your passport should be valid until your intended date of return to Ireland. For travel outside the EU a validity of a minimum of 6 months beyond your return date is required. A visa may be needed for your holiday and information regarding this will be sent closer to travel.

Tour Activities
Please note that there is a fair amount of walking on this tour. This tour includes three excursions, a walking tour, a visit to the Salt Mines which is not suitable for people with mobility impairments due to the number of steps involved. Ours are active holidays. Walking, stair-climbing and standing around for periods are unavoidable aspects of this tour. This tour is suitable for those of a normal fitness but may not be suitable for those who need support. Walking and getting on and off a coach several times a day is part of the tour.

Please note that we reserve the right to amend the timings of the tour itinerary in line with supplier requests and included excursions may take place on different days.

COVID-19 Special information
Please note that the visitor attractions state that customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned and that in a attempt to reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited. Masks are required in visitor attractions and indoors and we would ask all travellers to bring their own. Temperature checks are mandatory in certain attractions.

Travel Insurance
IFC strongly recommends travel insurance and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check www.ehic.ie for more information. IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check