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Discovering Krakow, Poland

If you’re looking for a culture-rich, quaint and picturesque city-break, than look no further than Krakow, Poland. Not an obvious choice, compared to city break favourites, such as Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam, but for me, the surprise of its true beauty has left a lasting impression and eagerness to book another break over there.

I’ve recently signed to The Blogger Programme management, who host monthly trips for their talented team and bloggers within its network – under the hashtag #TBPAbroad.

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The purpose of the Krakow talent trip was not only to discover and experience an incredible new city, but to meet and bond with the rest of the blogging and vlogging talent on-board, through group activities and a few top-notch dinners! The talent included @Emmacorriehill,  @theemasphere, @dfmarin, @batesrobyn and @beautyrocksblog to name a few!

As per all my past city travel guides, I’ve broken down my top visiting suggestions into the following sections: Where to stay, How to get there, Where to eat, How to get around and What to do, so, without further ado…

How to get to Krakow

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Wizz Air operates daily flights from Luton to Katowice with fares starting from £22.99 (One way, including all taxes, non-optional charges and one cabin bag). The experience is smooth (potentially the smoothest landings and taking off I’ve ever experienced), quick (it only took two hours to get to Krakow) and most importantly on-time.

If you’re looking for private transfers to and from your hotel, you can use Krakow Excursions and Transtours, who specialise in  luxury airport transfers – very good if you’re travelling as a group.

Where to stay in Krakow

The Sheraton Grand offers 5* luxury from £57 per night. The large, modern rooms feature Sheraton-unique beds, which literally feels like you’re sleeping on marshmallows they’re that soft! marble bathrooms and scenic views over the historic castle and river.

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The breakfast buffet offers a vast array of items, catering to all tastes and dietary requirements. From Polish sausage and hash browns through to continental offering pastries, fruit, nuts, cereal, yoghurts, ham and cheese and of course, waffles!

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Breakfast at The Sheraton Grand, Krakow

As well as a rooftop bar, featuring breathtaking views of the city skyline, The Sheraton Grand offers guests Club Room/Lounge access – a calm, relaxing area catering for daytime and evening grazing, pre-dinner drinks or just to pick up daily essentials to take on the road with you.

Where to Eat in Krakow

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Boccanera is a modern Italian with a menu and location to die for! nestled down a cute side street, the menu consists of wood oven pizzas, speciality pasta dishes and mains such as duck, with fig jus and potato gnocchi. Being Poland, you won’t get a fright when the bill comes!

How to get around in Krakow

You can do Krakow by foot, but if you want to go a little further afield and discover cultural spots such as Auschwitz, you can either book on a tour through Tell Me Travels or jump in an Uber, which are relatively cheaper than in the UK. Segway tours are another great way to explore the city, especially at night! There’s really something quite fun about whizzing through the square on a segway. This can also be booked through Tel Me Travels.

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A big thank you to The Blogger Programme for hosting the trip, as well as the fantastic brands and sponsors featured on my Instagram:

 

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