Me and my husband are coming to Krakow 23rd-28th November. We've decided some of the things we want to do and see in the day - salt mines, Auschwitz-Birkenhau, schindler's museum, the zoo, lovers bridge, Christmas markets, the ice rink, river cruise, the waterpark, vanilla spa, Cloth Hall shopping centre. Are we missing anything major from that list - we want to get a balance of leisurely walking and relaxation, but also making sure we see things.
We really want to get that 'Christmassy' experience. Does anyone know of any tobogganing, skiing day trips, sleighride trips which run from Krakow? I can ski but my husband can't, but we'd really like a day playing around in the snow and maybe a beginners ski lesson for him. Is there anything that offers this as a day-trip from Krakow to Zacopane? And also, are these type of activities completely weather dependent and therefore not bookable in advance until it snows, or are there always some hilly/mountainous areas which are snow covered in November?
Also, where is the outdoor ice rink in Krakow?
Where is best to go to at night - we want some good, cheap-ish bars with live music/karaoke/entertainment - I'm 28, my husband is 33. Is the Stage any good? Are there any casual casino-type places just for a couple of hours of fun?
I'm a bit worried about how to find everything. Once you're there is everything well-signposted and withing walking distance, or will I need to be super-organised before we go? Where can we get a street and transport map from in Krakow? When we visited Prague they provided free ones in the airport, do they do this in Krakow.
Also, please can anyone recommend the best walking tour of Krakow, and if there is a bike tour available in November?
Any help for any of my questions would be greatly appreciated, thank you!