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Krakow - Poland’s Student City

Guided Weekend TripBegin Your Adventure Now

With over more than 200,000 students living in the city, Krakow is the place to go for a good time. Explore the city’s different histories during the day, then party all night. This city’s up-and-coming attitude will have you excited all weekend with checking out Schindler’s Factory, different city districts, a day trip to Auschwitz, vodka tasting, and more! All of this during one quick weekend in Poland’s student city!

Tour Features:

  • Entry into Schindler’s Factory, featured in the Spielberg’s classic: ‘Schindler’s List’
  • Day trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • Group Dinner Feast at an underground microbrewery
  • Vodka tasting lesson
  • Golf cart ride through the Jewish Quarter
  • Stay at the most popular hostel, only steps away from the lively Old Town center
  • Nightlife highlights: explore the cellar bars beneath the city and underground student clubs
  • Our professional local, Dawid, taking you every step of the way
  • Additional option: Salt mining

Upcoming Dates:

If your date isn't included, email us
and we'll try to squeeze you in!

Meet Your Tour Guide:

Dawid Kadziolka

After growing up just outside of Krakow, Dawid now enjoys showing students around his hometown. He studied at University in Krakow and he can't wait to show you the hidden side of his hometown.

"Dawid was extremely adept, he made it a trip that, for myself and my friends, will be memorable not only for its impact emotionally, but also for the unexpected gems discovered throughout the city and just blatant fun" - Kristen, Fall 2014

Additional Info Trip PDF Begin Your Adventure Now

If your date isn't included, email us at info@wsaeurope.com and we'll try to squeeze you in!

Tour kicks off Friday around 10am at the hostel, so we recommend that you arrive Thursday night!

Come early and stay late! Options to add Thursday and Sunday night at hostel

Extra Option: discounted trip to the Salt Mines on Sunday

More Trip Details:

Enjoy traditional Polish group dinners at famous restaurants in the city

Stroll through the Jewish Quarter & Sunday market

All local group transportation

Full time service of our professional WSA Krakow local tour guide

A fun group of fellow backpackers

Recommendations on the best local restaurants and cuisine

Discounts on all other WSA adventures and more!

Have any questions? Learn how our trips work and check out our FAQ page for all the answers! Otherwise, shoot us an email.

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Unguided WSA DetourBegin Your Adventure Now

Retrace the cobblestones of history while winding through Krakow's medieval market square, pay your respects at Auschwitz, visit Schindler's Factory, and enjoy traditional Polish cuisine culture. Don’t forget the incredible nightlife of the city, packed with more than 200,000 local students!

Tour Features:

  • Take a day trip to Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camps
  • Sleep in a top-rated hostel steps from Old Town Square and enjoy nightly ‘Polish Parties’
  • €1 Nightlife, 7 nights/week student parties, and 24 hour pierogi
  • Sweeten the mood at a chocolate factory and sample the city’s best Jewish food

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