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Stafford, United...
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Visiting sites outside of Krakow

We are visiting Krakow for 5 days in August. We will obviously be visiting the major sites, but are keen to spend a day outside of Krakow. After much research we are interested in the following. Could anyone advise which is the most worthwhile and enjoyable?

The first place we've considered is getting the train to Tarnow and whilst there going to Debno castle (inyourpocket.com/poland/…Debno-Castle_96035v). What are peoples opinions on this as a day trip?

Another possibiblity is the the ethnographic museum at Wygielzow (http://openairmuseum.pl/skansen/wygielzow). Would it be possibl to do a private tour of Auschwitz and then stop here on the return journey? or would it be better to go to (http://www.muzeum.sacz.pl/116,The_Sadecki_Ethnographic_Park.htm ) on a seperate day, and if so, how would we get there please?

We are happy to travel independantly but are also considering this trip (polandtours.pl/our-offer/poland-day-trips/kr…), has any one one any opinion of this tour?

Sorry for all the questions but we hope to get as much out of our visit to Poland as possible. Any infomaion an opinions gratefull received,

Thank in advance

Nowy Sacz, Poland
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1. Re: Visiting sites outside of Krakow

The ethnographic park outside Nowy Sacz is an excellent place to visit, with a huge amount to see. The coach will take roughly 2-2.5 hours to get down here, and the scenery on the way is lovely - the area to the south of Krakow is one of forested hills and lakes. Nowy Sacz is intersting too.

Combining any visit with Auschwitz is difficult. Auschwitz is both physically and emotionally draining. Some time in the open air at the skansen may be a good idea, though.

Wielizka - the salt mine - is also well worth a visit.

And yes, Tarnow is worth visiting too!

As for getting to and between places, the Polish rail system is not too good, bt the coach and bus systems are excellent. But you can also - for a price - hire a taxi for a day or half day. Of course, tours run to many sites, some more "tweakable" than others

dallas tx.
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2. Re: Visiting sites outside of Krakow

i would go to zakopane....but stay the night!...tarnow is strictly a day trip....1 hour by train

Kraków
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3. Re: Visiting sites outside of Krakow

I read your profile and think, that the interesting for you will be:

- The Wooden Architecture Route in Malopolska http://www.drewniana.malopolska.pl/?l=en

- The Dunajec River Tour: http://www.splyw-dunajcem.com/english/

- The Ojcow National Park: http://www.ojcow.pl/english/index_1_en.htm

- The Tatra Mountains: www.tatry.pl/…

Stafford, United...
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4. Re: Visiting sites outside of Krakow

Thanks everyone for the advice, much appreciated. I've got lots to think about, so many places to visit!

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