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Jet2.com launches Leeds – Krakow flight

Jet2.com has launched flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Krakow. Yorkshire’s leading airline will operate twice-weekly service during both the winter and the summer.

With flights departing on Fridays and Mondays, this gives local holidaymakers great choice and flexibility when it comes to flying to Poland’s second biggest city, whether for a long weekend, short break or longer. Krakow is ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Europe.

Top 10 reasons to visit Krakow:

Main Market Square: Visit the beautiful Cloth Hall and you’re in the world’s oldest shopping mall. The huge Cloth Hall has stalls selling an incredible range of goods from amber to woodwork. It sits in the main square, one of Europe’s largest medieval squares, which has seasonal markets, concerts and festivals throughout the year.

Christmas markets: Located in the maze of medieval streets that make up the Old Town, Krakow boasts one of the best-known Christmas markets in Poland. Lasting for six weeks, featuring a huge variety of decorations, food and drink, and frequently coated in a beautiful dusting of snow, this Christmas market is sure to get you in the festive spirit!

The history: Take a tour around Kazimierz, the city’s historic Jewish District, and visit the Oskar Schindler Enamelled Goods Factory and the world-class museum there. One of the most important places to visit is the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the largest concentration camp in Europe during World War 2.

Food and drink: It is said that Krakow boasts more cafés, restaurants and bars per square metre than any other city on earth! Try mustard coated sausages, the incredible local cheesecake, pierogi dumplings and delicious stews. And, of course, Poland is famous for its vodka!

Wawel Castle: The glorious Wawel Castle, perched on top of the hill of the same name immediately south of the Old Town, is by far the most important collection of buildings in Poland. Full of history, and providing amazing views across the city, it’s an absolute must during any visit to Krakow.

Wieliczka Salt Mines: A marvellous underground world of natural and industrial importance, with UNESCO Heritage Status. Visitors of all ages can take in pristine chapels, underground lakes and historical mining sites.

The Tatra Mountains: A two hour’s drive from Krakow will take you to the Tatra Mountains, Poland’s answer to the Alps. Here you’ll find stunning views and pristine nature as well as great hiking.

Ojców National Park: Although small in size, this national park in Krakow County has more than its fair share of beautiful scenery and statuesque monuments.

Great nightlife and music scene: Krakow’s jazz scene could rival New Orleans, with a club on every corner in the Old Town. After a long day of exploring, head to one of the outdoor restaurants where bands play every night. For something more classical, the Kraków Philharmonic Concert Hall is a primary location for many of Poland’s top performers.

Easily accessible: You can reach Krakow in just under 3 hours with Jet2.com‘s friendly flight times and a generous baggage allowance of 22kg.

For hotel deals in Krakow, visit Booking.com Krakow page.

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