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Malopolska Region Wooden Architecture Tour

by Cracow Tours Duration 5h 25m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is £62

Just a short distance from Krakow lies the 930-mile (1,500 km) Wooden Architecture Route, threading between a collection of some 200 beautiful wooden structures – including churches, belfries, granaries, cottages and houses. Remarkably well-preserved, this route gives a fascinating glimpse into the local way of life for Poland’s villagers.

There is a common local saying that goes, “Kazimierz the Great received a Poland made of wood but gave it back built of stone.” Despite this, most local carpenters in rural areas continued to use wood as the main material for construction. This material was cheap and readily available, enabling the local people to be self-reliant in their building work.

As a result, wooden architecture prevailed in the countryside, where buildings were erected in harmony with the landscape. Today, many of these structures are still standing, robust, strong and hundreds of years old, unrivalled anywhere else in Poland.

After journeying south through the countryside, you visit the most attractive and well-maintained of these sites. This tour provides a completely different perspective of Poland, far from the usual tourist sites.

Just a short distance from Krakow lies the 930-mile (1,500 km) Wooden Architecture Route, threading between a collection of some 200 beautiful wooden structures – including churches, belfries, granaries, cottages and houses. Remarkably well-preserved, this route gives a fascinating glimpse into the local way of life for Poland’s villagers.

There is a common local saying that goes, “Kazimierz the Great received a Poland made of wood but gave it back built of stone.” Despite this, most local carpenters in rural areas continued to use wood as the main material for construction. This material was cheap and readily available, enabling the local people to be self-reliant in their building work.

As a result, wooden architecture prevailed in the countryside, where buildings were erected in harmony with the landscape. Today, many of these structures are still standing, robust, strong and hundreds of years old, unrivalled anywhere else in Poland.

After journeying south through the countryside, you visit the most attractive and well-maintained of these sites. This tour provides a completely different perspective of Poland, far from the usual tourist sites.

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8:35 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h 25m No booking or credit card fees

Tour with an English speaking guide, starts between 7:45am-8:45am. If you are interested in complementary hotel pick-up, please make sure to contact the supplier at: office@cracowtours.pl, or on +48 602 49 70 64 no later than 24h prior to your tour. If your hotel is not in central Krakow, or cannot be serviced, or you do not require hotel pick-up, make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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Malopolska Region Wooden Architecture Tour

Activity Location

Lanckorona

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

    7 Powiśle

    Kraków 33-332


Highlights

  • Living history of the Malopolska Region of Southern Poland

  • Scenic drive to the Wooden Architecture Route

  • More than 200 remarkably well-preserved wooden buildings

  • Different viewpoint of Poland & its local culture

  • Wooden churches, cottages & manor houses dot the landscape


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Wooden Architecture Route in the Malopolska region

  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected central Krakow hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Entrance tickets


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips are not included and are left to individual discretion.


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • If you are interested in complementary hotel pick-up, please make sure to contact the local supplier at: office@cracowtours.pl, or on +48 602 49 70 64 no later than 24h prior to your tour.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.

  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.