This private trip is a superb choice for anybody who would like to experience something special while exploring the rural areas of south-eastern Poland.
Six wooden churches of southern Little Poland were inscribed on the UNESCO heritage list as the most representative examples of surviving Gothic churches built in horizontal log technique. Although they belong to Roman Catholic tradition, they embody spirit characteristic for the closed regions of Eastern Europe. You can find similar landmarks in Romania (the Maramures region) or in the neighbouring areas of Slovakia.. These churches were usually sponsored by rich local nobility. Somewhat different Orthodox wooden churches can be found further to the east in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine.
One does not have to travel far from Krakow to spot wooden churches. Surprisingly enough, they have been standing apart from the attention of travelers coming to Krakow. StayPoland will try to fill this gap by offering this two day tour. We strongly recommend it, and if you want to add something more to the itinerary, please do not hesitate to contact us.
08:00 – start from Krakow, private limousine/van and an English-speaking driver
10:00 – a stop at the mediaeval Bochnia Salt Mines
13:30 – the historical city of Tarnow. A very interesting and beautiful Renaissance-style city, lunch break
16:00 – the wooden church in Binarowa (St. Michael Archangel’s Church, the 16th century)
18:00 – the wooden church in Sekowa (St. Philip and Jacob Apostels’ Church, the 16th century)
20:00 – arrival to Gorlice, dinner, accommodation at a *** hotelDAY 2
08:00 – breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 – Krynica – one of the most popular Polish spa resorts under Jaworzyna Mountains with a lovely and healthy environment of Beskid Sadecki Mountains
12:00 – optionally a lunch in Krynica
15:00 – Bobowa – a typical shtetl: pre-World War II settlement, synagogue, Jewish cemetery
17:00 – wooden church in Lipnica Murowana (St. Leonard Church, the 15th century)
20:00 – arrival in Krakow