Sunday, 8 May 2016

Krakow - a sophisticated hen do

Back from a fantastic 2 night stay in Krakow  - visited for a hen weekend


We flew out of Leeds Bradford airport to Krakow


I had arranged the return transfers from the airport to the apartment before we left the UK, based on the reviews of this company

http://www.krakow-airport-express.com/

There were 10 of us and it cost us £7 each for the return journey

They were waiting in the airport with a sign with my name on and we had two very smart Mercedes Vito's.  Very friendly drivers and for our return journey they arrived 15 mins early.  Would definitely use them again.

We stayed at these lovely apartments near the Jewish quarter

http://aparthotelmiodowa.pl/en/

They were fantastic, spotlessly clean and very spacious, cost us £23 each per night and this included breakfast

Once we had checked in we headed out for lunch in the Jewish square to a lovely place called Hamsa





We shared some meze platters and had a couple of glasses of Prosecco and it cost us about £8 each - the service and food were first class and the food was lovely.



After lunch we heading up towards the old town in preparation of our guided bike tour which we booked with


Our guide was really nice and full of local knowledge



Was raining as we started but the sun soon came out





We rode out of the city through lovely parks and down onto the river.  Stopping off at points of interest.  We were a bit worried that 3 hours would be too long, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it was a great way to see the city.







I will hire bikes next time I go for sure






We rode past some lovely places and buildings.

On our first night we heading up to the old town with a "bar guide" and he took us to some local vodka bars




At the end of the night we stopped off for some lovely chicken kebabs at a little cafe called Akropolis on Grodzka just off the main square heading towards the castle.  We got 10 kebabs, drinks and chips and it only cost about £18.

The next day we all split up into smaller groups as some wanted to shop and some wanted to go the the castle.

We had a lovely wander round the shops and got some nice jewellery very reasonably priced.  We had a few drinks along the way





The town is lovely and the buildings are so pretty.  There are horse drawn carriages and trams to get you around





We stopped for lunch in the main square at a cafe the food and drinks were really cheap and it was a great spot for people watching http://www.cafemalaga.pl





Then we headed up to the castle to meet the others







Lots to explore and every where is so pretty, the castle grounds were lovely to sit and relax





We wandered back down to the Jewish quarter after the castle for a drink before we headed back to get ready for our last night out.  We had a lovely relaxing few drinks at http://www.vinci-krakow.pl/





More aperol spritz !!




Then it was back to the apartment to get ready to go out for our final meal




Lots of giggles along the way



We had a lovely meal




and a great night followed by a couple of cocktails at a bar in the Jewish square called http://www.ptaszyl.pl/

All in all we had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back #liftselfie


On the last morning I had a lovely walk round the Jewish quarter





I found a new friend





Goodbye Krakow, until the next time







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