Cracow was the capital of Catholic Poland until the end of the 16th century, when the center of political power was moved to Warsaw. Since 1978 its medieval heart has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the city of beloved Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, who has never forgotten these places, where he lived for 40 years.
The world-famous Jagiellonian University, Wawel Castle and one of Europe’s largest ancient squares, Rynek Glowny, are all located in the heart of the city. Krakow, today is the fourth city of Poland, but all Poles consider it the cultural capital of the country and visiting it is easy to understand why: a fascinating place, full of monuments and historical sites, museums, churches, beautiful buildings and at the same time a concentration of restaurants, bars and clubs and cultural events of all kinds.
For those who want to visit the surroundings of Krakow, do not miss the visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, since 1978 UNESCO World Heritage; it is something spectacular, an underground city carved in salt, with churches sculptures and miles of paths. Sad but necessary a visit to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
During the international Choir Festival, you can perform an friendship concert together with other choirs in a church or concert hall in the old town of Cracow and take part at the Grand Concert at Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Arrival in Krakow. Check-in and accommodation in the booked rooms.
Welcome drink together with all participants.
Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Breakfast. Departure for the guided tour of Cracow.
You can see the Jewish quarter Kazimierz, the Remuh synagogue and the cemetery and the Wawel Castle.
Free lunch in the city center.
Afternoon: Festival opening with a Welcome-Drink together with all participants.
Concert possibilities: Friendship concert in a church or concert hall with other choirs in the historic city of Cracow.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast. Morning free at disposal for individual visits.
Departure to Wieliczak to visit the salt mine followed by the Grand Final Concert at the Wieliczka Salt Mine together with all participarting Choirs.
After the Concert Farewell Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight.
Breakfast and departure for the return.