We have laid out a typical timetable for a Krakow Workation in order to give you an idea what a month in the Poland’s most popular city has to offer and the services we can provide.
Places to stay
Your Workation Package Includes
Preparation for your Workation starts long before you touch down in Poland. You’ll be in touch with your Local Hero in Krakow 1-2 months before departure, so we can get to know you and your preferences better. We want to make sure you get the most out of your time in Krakow, so we’ll ask about your interests, what you want to see and do, eating choices, any equipment you’ll need, and what kind of work schedule you want to keep. We’ll provide you plenty ideas and suggestions for your free time.
Your Personalized Destination Guide Web App
After booking you will receive a personalized destination guide web app we’ve customized for your Workation. You’ll find a wealth of information in there about Krakow, things to do, and the many services available to make your life easier. We also blog regularly about Krakow, covering a wide variety of topics of interest to anyone workationing there. If there’s anything you need more help with, just ask your Local Hero!
Arriving in Krakow
Welcome to Poland! Upon your arrival at Krakow Airport, a driver will meet you and drive you to your apartment. The drive takes about 30 minutes. Depending on your arrival time your Krakow Local Hero will meet you after you check-in, or the following morning. At this time they will provide you with a local SIM complete with data as well as a public transport pass to cover you for the duration of your stay.
You’ll appreciate the dedicated workspace in your apartment, and the reliable high speed wifi. We can arrange for an external screen or other tech accessories to increase your productivity. We will also stock your apartment with all the necessities (e.g condiments, bathroom essentials, cleaning supplies) to start your stay off smoothly. You’ll be pleased to note that weekly cleanings are included in the price.
Krakow Local Hero
with Your Local Hero
Upon arrival, your local hero will help you get settled and show you around your new neighborhood. He will inform you about what this part of the city has to offer. You will be introduced to the local shops, bars, and restaurants as well as other facilities such as gyms, parks, and other entertainment based on your specific needs. She’ll also help you get a feel for your location and the connections to other parts of the city using your public transportation pass. She’ll even help you install some useful local apps. You’ll get information about other useful services like dry cleaning and food/grocery delivery. We will make sure you are well prepared to make the most of your Workation ahead!
During your stay in Krakow
We’ve got you covered with endless additional ideas and services to make the most of your stay. You can request any of the optional extra tours, excursions and getaways to be added to your Workation package now, or at any point after booking.
If you prefer the buzz of a workplace atmosphere, we can include a month’s co-working pass, with either a fixed desk assignment of flex-desk. Krakow has a few co-working spaces so we can help you pick one that suits you not just in terms of location but also the kind of people you’ll be sharing office space with. That makes it an ideal way to meet locals too.
We can include a month’s membership at a well equipped gym close to your apartment in your Workation package to help you keep up good habits from home.
If you’re already working with a personal trainer, you know how invaluable they can be to insure you maximize your workouts. We realize finding an English-speaking trainer who understands your needs isn’t always easy in Krakow, so we’ve done our research. For an additional fee, we will arrange a private personal trainer for you to better keep in shape.
Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add these to your package
We are able to arrange a variety of experiences which will both immerse you in the local culture and provide unforgettable memories. Krakow’s past century has been eventful. Students of 20th century history can take advantage of being somewhere that witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust and then decades of communism. Otherwise pick up a new language, perfect your favorite sport or try something new, discover your talent with music lessons or hire a business coach. The options are endless and we are happy to help you take full advantage of your time away.
Your first weekend: Getting to Know Krakow
If you’ve been working hard all week, now is the time to appreciate your surroundings and mingle with the locals a little. Your local hero will already have pointed out some of the city’s popular spots for locals and foreigners. It being your first weekend, it’s time to do the touristy thing and we’ve got some suggestions for how to spend the whole day in and around Krakow’s historic center. After a walking tour that’ll give you some historical and cultural background, we suggest ticking off a few more must-dos: a walk in the Wawel Castle grounds and a walk around the old town, through the Planty park. The following day you can get to know Krakow, and Polish culture even better, by taking a food tasting tour with a group of like-minded travelers.
Today you’ll be getting a feel for the story of the city with a private tour with a local expert. There’s much to discover as you walk the famed Royal Route through the city’s heart, on this tour filled to the brim with historical facts and anecdotes. You’ll wander from the Barbican and St. Florian’s Gate to the spectacular hilltop royal Wawel Castle, visiting the Main Square with its Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Basilica along the way.
Continue your day in Krakow after the tour by continuing on to Wawel Royal Castle. It might seem unassuming at first but this castle on a hill is one of the most important cultural and historical sites in Poland. For centuries it was the residence of Polish royalty.
Krakow’s old town is encircled by the Planty Park, a strip of green in the center of the city. It’s the perfect place to run, stroll, or make occasional stops at the many cute cafes along the way.
If you want to discover rich, multidimensional world of traditional Polish food and beverages, we invite you to join this exceptional tasting expedition! You will have a chance to try Polish dishes that are inevitably connected with the country’s folklore, history and culture. During the tour, your guide will share with you all the intriguing tales and anecdotes related to the Polish cuisine.
Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add this to your package
Ideas for the rest of your Zagreb Workation
With the nearest coast a couple of hours drive away, and the Istria region to the West of the city around the same distance, your weekends could easily be spent soaking up the sun or visiting charming hilltop villages. Ljubljana is a similar distance too, so a weekend in another country isn’t out of the question. Closer to Zagreb there are a number of day trip possibilities as well.
Optional Day Trips from Krakow
Make the Most of Your Time, Before and After Work
Optional Weekend Getaways
For some serious nature time, head to popular day trip destination Zakopane for an overnight. If you’re missing big city life then Polish capital Warsaw is a high-speed train ride away. Check out Krakow’s “little sister” Wroclaw, a buzzing student city, or tick off another country by nipping into Ukraine for some time in the country’s funnest city, Lviv.