Krakow In Your Pocket - December 2019 - January 2020

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Activities & Experiences If you’re looking for a more alternative way to see and experience Kraków, or simply enjoy letting ‘the pros’ organise your time, check out the local activities below. More online at iyp.me/polandshop

WOW KRAKOW! HOP ON/OFF BUS See it all at your own pace by hopping on and off this guided bus tour as it zips between 12 essential sites. The bus runs 09:10-17:45, appearing at each stop every 30mins. Tickets (80/55/35zł; kids under 3 free) are available online or from the driver at each stop, and also include free entry to 2 museums. Another option is the ‘Glass Baubles’ experience, which takes you to a factory outside Kraków to see how they make blown-glass Christmas tree decorations and participate in workshops (tickets 150zł).QK‑4, ul. Pawia 8, tel. (+48) 601 50 21 29, www.wowkrakow.pl.

ICE PARK Just west of the Old Town in Jordan Park, this is PL’s largest open-air ice rink, with a main 1200m2 frozen patch, a separate 400m2 space for the little ones, and the super-sweet ‘ice alley’ - a 360m iced trail that leaves the rink and weaves through the park before reconnecting to the main flow. There’s also a cloakroom and cafe for those in need of a warm-up.QF‑6, Jordan Park, entrance from Al. 3-Maja 11A, tel. (+48) 697 00 83 40, www. ice-park.pl. Open 09:00-21:00; Fri, Sat 09:00-22:00. Admission 15/13zł for 75mins ice time (each additional 15mins 2zł). Skate rental 10zł.

OBSERVATION BALLOON For thrilling panoramic views, take a lift in this massive balloon tethered to the riverbank in front of Forum Przestrzenie. Rising 150 metres, the platform holds up to 30 people, all of whom have about 10-12mins to snap some photos from what’s undeniably the best viewpoint in Kraków. Operational year-round, whether it’s flying or not depends entirely on the weather conditions, so check their website or call first.QI‑10, Bulwar Wołyński, tel. (+48) 500 35 05 05, www.balonwidokowy.pl. Open from about 10:00 until 1hr after dusk, but depends on interest. Tickets Mon-Fri 55/43zł, kids 39zł; Sat-Sun 69zł, kids 49zł. 68