The Very BEST
I spent two weeks in Krakow and I contacted Jolanta of European Legacy Tours at the last minute when my plans changed to set up a tour of Krakow and Zalipie. If I could give the time I spent with Jolanta 10 stars, I would!!
Being a female traveling solo, meeting Jolanta was like spending time with a good friend. She was so helpful in every matter, large and small, which was very comforting, and she was so personable, I felt very at home in her company.
She made my trip so special, using her many local connections to absolutely amaze me! I was in Poland for the Jewish Culture Festival and upon hearing this, Jolanta made immediate arrangements to accompany me through the Jewish quarter of the city, introducing me to restaurant and hotel owners who provided beautiful views from their rooftops and delicious meals which I would never have experienced without her. She even called a local Rabbi to give me a tour of a synagogue that is being refurbished and to familiarize me with Jewish happenings in Krakow. These are the unique types of opportunities that one couldn’t imagine being treated to until you meet Jolanta!
Visiting the painted village of Zalipie was just the same - every detail was seen to, from transportation, to morning coffee, to an explanation of local customs which was very handy to a side trip to a synagogue in the area which I didn’t even know existed until Jolanta told me about it. Shopping for lunch in the village market was a little highlight that added to the day.
Although my time was limited to Krakow and Zalipie, my understanding is that European Legacy Tours organizes trips all around Eastern Europe. I am already in the process of planning another tour with Jolanta. I went to Poland alone and came back with an invaluable tour guide as a new friend! Thank you for all the precious memories! I can not recommend them highly enough!