Explore Galicia in 4 days – Genealogy Tour

Day 1: Kraków

Let’s start with the unique place, a hideout of Cracovian Medieval history – the Underground Museum of Kraków, situated just 4 meters below the main market square! Then we leave the dungeons and watch the dance of crows in the morning air between tolling bell towers of Saint Mary’s Basilica on the largest medieval market square in Europe. Starting from the Florian’s gate and following the Royal Route we get to the most beautiful fortress and the seat of Polish kings – the Wawel Castle. 

Overnight: Kraków

Day 2: Łańcut, Markowa, L’viv

Start the day with visiting one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Poland – the Łańcut Castle. Since there is no kingdom without peasantry, we drop by at an open-air  Museum of the Village in Markowa on our way towards eastern borderlands. Finally, after crossing the Ukrainian border we reach the “Golden Horseshoe of L’viv Region” – castles & fortresses which were the first to undergo the attacks of enemies from the east.

Overnight: L’viv

Day 3: L’viv, Przemyśl

Begin the day at the amazing Market Square with a sip of a real Lemberg (L’viv) coffee and a bite of Galician Apfelstrudel being watched by the lion – the name “L’viv” comes from. Then let’s explore the city where Polish, Ukrainian, Austrian, Jewish and Armenian cultures blossomed for centuries in mutual harmony. We depart from L’viv in the afternoon in order to reach the city of Przemyśl before night comes. The spirit of Central European multiculturalism is still visible there and we can experience it on the evening tour around the city.

Overnight: Przemyśl

Day 4: Rzeszów, Wieliczka, Krakow

On the way back to Krakow we discover the legend of an unique complex of underground cellars and corridors – one of the greatest attractions of Rzeszów. Our next stop is the Wieliczka Salt Mine that represents 700 years of salt mining tradition, 120 miles of tourist routes all over the mine, museum and an undeground church made out of salt! Once we get back to the Royal City of Cracow we stroll around Kazimierz – an unusual place, with a lot of social, architectural, cultural and religious variety. It is a district of Krakow that owes its really unique character to the five hundred years of the Jewish tradition.