Cooking Your Way From Krakow To Zakopane
AUGUST 11 – 17, 2013 CULINARY VACATION IS SCHEDULED AROUND THE ANNUAL PIEROGI FESTIVAL BEING HELD IN KRAKOW, POLAND. JOIN US IN 2013 AT THE XI PIEROGI FESTIVAL FOR PIEROGI TASTING, ZYWIEC BEER, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE…
Lesser Poland (Malopolska), located in the southeast part of the country, is one of Poland’s most beautiful and “delicious” regions. In addition to its many unique historic and resort attractions, it is home to the region’s magnificent capital city: Krakow, designated as a “European City of Culture” in 2000. The Old Town district of Krakow was built around Europe’s largest medieval market square, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
But Lesser Poland is also home to the highlanders, or “gorale,” as they are called in Polish. And, while we’re in the charming town of Zakopane and surrounding areas, we will spend lots of time immersed in highlander culture: cooking,singing and dancing in their homes and restaurants. The highlanders’ rich culinary and cultural traditions make this region one of the most exciting Polish destinations to explore in-depth.
Outdoor Attractions: Lesser Poland offers an exceptionally varied and pristine landscape. First-rate hiking and biking trails run through the Tatra Mountains, offering stunning views of gorgeous scenery. Winter sports facilities and folklore events attract travelers here in every season. This region is also famous for its many fine health resorts and national parks that protect its unique environment.
Urban Amenities: Krakow, the capital of Lesser Poland, boasts many of the best museums, theaters and architecture in the country. Krakow is also home to one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities, the Jagellonian University founded in 1364. Krakow’s Main Square is filled with unique and beautiful cafés, restaurants, and pubs. The square is frequently used for concerts and artistic events. Cultural events or culinary festivals happen during each month of the year, offering residents and visitors many opportunities for fun and entertainment. We’ll dine and cook with Krakow’s talented chefs in some of the city’s best restaurants. And, we’ll take time to explore its unique architecture and history during our custom-designed city tour.