Poland Culinary Vacations: Krakow to Zakopane

Krakow Poland

Krakow Poland

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…

Local Cuisine

Local Cuisine

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.

A toast with new friends!

A toast with new friends!

Main Attractions

7-day/6-night custom-designed, intimate cooking vacation in Poland’s Lesser Poland region, immersed in beautiful Krakow and the unique highlander culture.
Elegant and comfortable accommodations at a luxurious: 5-star Villa Marilor palace/hotel/SPA in Zakopane and 5-star luxury boutique Hotel Kosciuszko in Krakow.
Visits to local markets; opportunities to learn crafts from local artists.
Hands-on and demonstration-style cooking lessons throughout the week.
Delicious regional cuisine: freshly made meals and breads, plus wine, beer and vodka tastings.
Visits to agrotourist farms, famous for warm hospitality and Polish countryside experiences.
Motor excursions into famous cities and towns to see renowned art and architecture, including buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
An excursion by raft through the Dunajec River Gorge.
The option to extend your time in Krakow and further explore this spectacular southern Polish city.
For more details about Poland Culinary Vacations please contact our travel specialists!
Sonja Arrasi, Cruise & Travel Masters
800-264-0557
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