×

Search Results

flag
flag Pound Sterling
Search

Local Living and Learning in Krakow

View All Dates and Prices
Program Type
Learning Level
Activity Level
Program Size

Program Overview

The Krakow area is known for its rich culture and history.

Would you like to know how the Polish live, where they buy their food and how they spend their free time?

We will show you the true Poland in this very different program which will enable you to see the true face of the country. Come and walk in the shoes of the Polish!


Local Living and Learning in Krakow


October 23, 2022 days and October 29, 2022 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Krakow Arrival

Welcome to Poland!

DAY 2: Krakow – Wieliczka-Dinner with a Local Family

After breakfast at the hotel, you will spend the morning exploring the sights of the city of Krakow with a professional private guide.

DAY 3: Krakow –Local Market Visit- Wieliczka Salt Mine

This morning, breakfast at the hotel will be followed by exploring the local market! Your guide will show you all of the local goods and foods and educate you on local market life.

DAY 4: Krakow-Local Traditions- Local Farm Obwarzanek Making Experience

In the morning, you will have a workshop at the local community center to meet with locals!

DAY 5: Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow

This morning’s adventure leads to Zakopane. This most famous of mountain resorts in Poland is also its winter capital, and is celebrated for its unique wooden architecture.

DAY 6: Krakow-Folk Art Workshop

Today, you will visit Zalipie and Tarnow for a workshop.

DAY 7: See You Again!

Don’t leave yet! Extend your journey on one of our numerous photography, art and culture programs throughout Europe!


Why Learning Journeys?

At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.


The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!

Brand Pillars

Transformation

The quest for knowledge as we open our hearts and minds to new experiences can transform us. As we see the world through the eyes of others, the communities we visit and touch are also transformed. This cycle of positive change is at the heart of every Learning Journeys experience.

Education

Learning Journeys is designed to nurture that ember of curiosity inside you into a flame of life-long discovery. Continued learning ensures continued growth, whether pursuing any number of interests that intrigue you or a passion you have honed over the years.

Exploration

Truly, the world is your classroom. Exploring the rich and varied cultures of the destinations you visit multiplies the value of your educational pursuits, and the exploration of yourself. The journey itself – to a new place and new you – is what truly matters.

Self-reflection

Through reflection, we bring learning to life. Pausing from the chaos of our daily lives allows us to sort through experiences to create meaning, from which we learn more deeply about ourselves. Understanding what truly moves us leads to rich and profound actions that shape our lives.

Community service and sustainability is at the core of the Learning Journeys mission. In addition to hands-on interactive classes, we work in the local communities, helping to improve lives and our planet. Destinations are chosen for their exceptional beauty, abundant wildlife, accessibility to expert practitioners, and generally fun places to visit! The destinations are near and far-North America, Latin and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and more.

Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting. “Learning Journeys” are an excellent value for money and an investment.


Departure

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<p> The Krakow area is known for its rich culture and history. </p>
<p> Would you like to know how the Polish live, where they buy their food and how they spend their free time? </p>
<p> We will show you the true Poland in this very different program which will enable you to see the true face of the country. Come and walk in the shoes of the Polish! </p>

</body>
</html>

What You Will Learn/Do

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<p> You will be able to meet local people </p>
<p> Your dinner will be held in a private home: see how we live </p>
<p> You will try some food and drinks outside the normal tourist realm </p>
<p> You will cook Polish dishes </p>
<p> You will not be treated as a tourist, but as real Polish citizen </p>

</body>
</html>

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<p>A portion of your program goes to global restoration and community-based programs. </p>

</body>
</html>


Program

DAY 1: Krakow Arrival

Upon arrival to Krakow, your Learning Journeys guide will be waiting for you at Krakow Airport for transfer to your hotel to check-in.

Overnight in Krakow


DAY 2: Krakow – Wieliczka-Dinner with a Local Family

The tour includes Wawel Castle with the cathedral, as well as the main market square with the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. You will also have the chance to unwind and taste some traditional liqueurs in a famous historic café.

Krakow is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe whose ancient Old Town with its medieval layout has been listed as a class “O” historic monument. Ensconced in the very heart of the city is the Market Square, the biggest medieval square in Europe, and the heart of Kraków’s cultural, social and trading life.

Standing in the middle of Market Square is the yellow Sukiennice cloth hall where you will find stalls just as visitors would have discovered them in the 13th Century. In the modern day, souvenirs, works of folk art and amber jewelry are sold.

In the gothic St. Mary’s church, you will find the biggest and one of the most beautiful medieval alters in all of Europe, the work of Veit Stoss. Next to the Old Town is the UNESCO-listed Wawel Royal Castle.

This seat of Poland’s rulers and kings stands atop a hill overlooking the Vistula. This sight of many alterations over the centuries depicts a medley of styles: from Romance and Gothic to Renaissance and boasts one of the most priceless collections of ornamental Arras tapestries in the world – the great Renaissance Gobelin tapestries.

You will have an afternoon visit in local villages/towns where you will be hosted by a local family.
For dinner tonight, you will eat in the private home of a local family!

Learning Experience:
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 3: Krakow –Local Market Visit- Wieliczka Salt Mine

In the afternoon, it’s time to visit the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mines on a private journey! This tour delivers a great experience of the medieval galleries and halls hewn in rock and salt deposits.

The world famous Wieliczka salt mine, whose beginnings date to the Middle Ages was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The mine boasts an astonishing labyrinth of underground galleries and chambers close to 300 km in length.

The public can visit a 3,5 km section lying at a depth of between 64m and 135 m as it winds through innumerable chambers, lakes, and chapels featuring salt-sculpted figurines, bas reliefs and chandeliers. The Chapel of St. Kinga is especially beautiful, which given its dimension is perhaps more deserving of being called an underground salt church.

Learning Experience: Local Market, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 4: Krakow-Local Traditions- Local Farm Obwarzanek Making Experience

The workshop will afford the opportunity to ask questions and gain fresh insight into Polish life. Discussions will include Polish traditions, foods, and local crafts. You will also try the most popular local dishes such as pierogi, Bigos and zurek and many more!

In the afternoon, you will embark on a journey to a local farm to experience everyday Polish life. Learn how to make an “Obwarzanek” on your own! The history of obwarzanek krakwoski dates back to the Middle Ages.

The name “obwarzanek” refers to a special production process and that features a distinctive technique of boiling dough. At Krakow Obwarzanek museum you will witness the entire process and we will show you how to do your own obwarzanek!

Learning Experience: Obwarzanek Workshop
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 5: Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow

The sightseeing tour of Zakopane includes Old Cemetery, and Kościeliska street – where a complex of wooden buildings is typical of the Podhale region, which originated in XIX century. Walk along Krupówki where the charming pedestrian streets are lined with restaurants and pubs.

Check out the souvenir stands that offer wooden sculptures and wool sweaters, folk handicrafts and the delicious highland cheese ‘oscypek,’ and absorb the captivating views of the Tatras that stretches from Gubalowka Mountain.

Lunch in a traditional Highlander inn with all local specialties.

Zakopane is one of Poland’s prime tourist destinations, retaining its charm and attracting thousands of foreign visitors.

The town and its stunning scenic surroundings, located in the Tatrzanski National Park in the heart of the magnificent Tatra Mountains, offer numerous strolls, hiking and cycling opportunities in the surrounding valleys and peaks. Zakopane is well-known for its unique wooden architecture, style of decoration and tasty regional dishes.

Chochołów, an old village close to Zakopane, which is today an open-air ethnographic museum where you can meet with a local wood sculptor in his workshop.

Afterward, you will have a free afternoon to explore Krakow!

Learning Experience: Zakopane- Meet with Local Wood Sculptor
Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 6: Krakow-Folk Art Workshop

These small villages provide an opportunity to see the architecture of the local houses! Zalipie is home to some of the most vivid folk art in all of Poland.

An invitation to a workshop with local Zalipie decorators awaits you where you will learn how to paint on furniture, china and glass.

Local experts will show you how to use colors and tools to create your own decorations which you can take home with you as souvenirs (wooden knifes, spoons and forks and others). There will be no limits to your imagination in this art of the heart.

After this experience, will head back to Krakow.

Learning Experience: Zalipie Workshop
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 7: See You Again!

Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys immersion. Choose to journey back to Poland or consider one of our journeys abroad in Greece, France, Germany, South Africa, Costa Rica, and more!

Meals included: Breakfast




Program Registration Fees

All itinerary prices are listed in USD

Per person for Single Standard $650.00

Per person for Standard $2,350.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

10/23/2022 8:00:00 AM

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/homabth80yoknjb/living_local_krakow.jpg?dl=0,https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/0zt8uszl8i2mww6/kraliv2.jpg?dl=0,https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ip5lqgdjohx5nse/kraliv3.jpg?dl=0,https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/sxjuy9jv43ulsbt/kraliv4.jpg?dl=0

Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Easy


What You Will Learn/Do

How the locals live

Polish cuisine

The culture and history of Poland

Polish Architecture

Authentic day in the life of a Poland local


Why This Program Is Unique

You will be able to meet local people

Your dinner will be held in a private home: see how we live

You will try some food and drinks outside the normal tourist realm

You will cook Polish dishes

You will not be treated as a tourist, but as real Polish citizen


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

A portion of your program goes to global restoration and community-based programs.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1: Krakow Arrival

Welcome to Poland! Upon arrival to Krakow, your Learning Journeys guide will be waiting for you at Krakow Airport for transfer to your hotel to check-in. Overnight in Krakow

DAY 2: Krakow – Wieliczka-Dinner with a Local Family

After breakfast at the hotel, you will spend the morning exploring the sights of the city of Krakow with a professional private guide. The tour includes Wawel Castle with the cathedral, as well as the main market square with the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. You will also have the chance to unwind and taste some traditional liqueurs in a famous historic café. Krakow is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe whose ancient Old Town with its medieval layout has been listed as a class “O” historic monument. Ensconced in the very heart of the city is the Market Square, the biggest medieval square in Europe, and the heart of Kraków’s cultural, social and trading life. Standing in the middle of Market Square is the yellow Sukiennice cloth hall where you will find stalls just as visitors would have discovered them in the 13th Century. In the modern day, souvenirs, works of folk art and amber jewelry are sold. In the gothic St. Mary’s church, you will find the biggest and one of the most beautiful medieval alters in all of Europe, the work of Veit Stoss. Next to the Old Town is the UNESCO-listed Wawel Royal Castle. This seat of Poland’s rulers and kings stands atop a hill overlooking the Vistula. This sight of many alterations over the centuries depicts a medley of styles: from Romance and Gothic to Renaissance and boasts one of the most priceless collections of ornamental Arras tapestries in the world – the great Renaissance Gobelin tapestries. You will have an afternoon visit in local villages/towns where you will be hosted by a local family. For dinner tonight, you will eat in the private home of a local family! Learning Experience: Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight in Krakow

DAY 3: Krakow –Local Market Visit- Wieliczka Salt Mine

This morning, breakfast at the hotel will be followed by exploring the local market! Your guide will show you all of the local goods and foods and educate you on local market life. In the afternoon, it’s time to visit the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mines on a private journey! This tour delivers a great experience of the medieval galleries and halls hewn in rock and salt deposits. The world famous Wieliczka salt mine, whose beginnings date to the Middle Ages was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The mine boasts an astonishing labyrinth of underground galleries and chambers close to 300 km in length. The public can visit a 3,5 km section lying at a depth of between 64m and 135 m as it winds through innumerable chambers, lakes, and chapels featuring salt-sculpted figurines, bas reliefs and chandeliers. The Chapel of St. Kinga is especially beautiful, which given its dimension is perhaps more deserving of being called an underground salt church. Learning Experience: Local Market, Wieliczka Salt Mine Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Krakow

DAY 4: Krakow-Local Traditions- Local Farm Obwarzanek Making Experience

In the morning, you will have a workshop at the local community center to meet with locals! The workshop will afford the opportunity to ask questions and gain fresh insight into Polish life. Discussions will include Polish traditions, foods, and local crafts. You will also try the most popular local dishes such as pierogi, Bigos and zurek and many more! In the afternoon, you will embark on a journey to a local farm to experience everyday Polish life. Learn how to make an “Obwarzanek” on your own! The history of obwarzanek krakwoski dates back to the Middle Ages. The name “obwarzanek” refers to a special production process and that features a distinctive technique of boiling dough. At Krakow Obwarzanek museum you will witness the entire process and we will show you how to do your own obwarzanek! Learning Experience: Obwarzanek Workshop Meals included: Breakfast, lunch Overnight in Krakow

DAY 5: Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow

This morning’s adventure leads to Zakopane. This most famous of mountain resorts in Poland is also its winter capital, and is celebrated for its unique wooden architecture. The sightseeing tour of Zakopane includes Old Cemetery, and Kościeliska street – where a complex of wooden buildings is typical of the Podhale region, which originated in XIX century. Walk along Krupówki where the charming pedestrian streets are lined with restaurants and pubs. Check out the souvenir stands that offer wooden sculptures and wool sweaters, folk handicrafts and the delicious highland cheese ‘oscypek,’ and absorb the captivating views of the Tatras that stretches from Gubalowka Mountain. Lunch in a traditional Highlander inn with all local specialties. Zakopane is one of Poland’s prime tourist destinations, retaining its charm and attracting thousands of foreign visitors. The town and its stunning scenic surroundings, located in the Tatrzanski National Park in the heart of the magnificent Tatra Mountains, offer numerous strolls, hiking and cycling opportunities in the surrounding valleys and peaks. Zakopane is well-known for its unique wooden architecture, style of decoration and tasty regional dishes. Chochołów, an old village close to Zakopane, which is today an open-air ethnographic museum where you can meet with a local wood sculptor in his workshop. Afterward, you will have a free afternoon to explore Krakow! Learning Experience: Zakopane- Meet with Local Wood Sculptor Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch Overnight in Krakow

DAY 6: Krakow-Folk Art Workshop

Today, you will visit Zalipie and Tarnow for a workshop. These small villages provide an opportunity to see the architecture of the local houses! Zalipie is home to some of the most vivid folk art in all of Poland. An invitation to a workshop with local Zalipie decorators awaits you where you will learn how to paint on furniture, china and glass. Local experts will show you how to use colors and tools to create your own decorations which you can take home with you as souvenirs (wooden knifes, spoons and forks and others). There will be no limits to your imagination in this art of the heart. After this experience, will head back to Krakow. Learning Experience: Zalipie Workshop Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Krakow

DAY 7: See You Again!

Don’t leave yet! Extend your journey on one of our numerous photography, art and culture programs throughout Europe! Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys immersion. Choose to journey back to Poland or consider one of our journeys abroad in Greece, France, Germany, South Africa, Costa Rica, and more! Meals included: Breakfast


Program Registration Fees

2022 Departures & Fees 7 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
March 27, 2022
Reserve Online
£1,762.50
Per Person
£487.50
Per Person
April 10, 2022
Reserve Online
£1,762.50
Per Person
£487.50
Per Person
May 15, 2022
Reserve Online
£1,762.50
Per Person
£487.50
Per Person
June 26, 2022
Reserve Online
£1,762.50
Per Person
£487.50
Per Person
August 14, 2022
Reserve Online
£1,762.50
Per Person
£487.50
Per Person
September 18, 2022
Reserve Online
£1,762.50
Per Person
£487.50
Per Person
October 23, 2022
Reserve Online
£1,762.50
Per Person
£487.50
Per Person
Dates & Fees: View 2022
Final pricing will be displayed on the summary page.

Services Included


Related Trips