This group tour starts in Warsaw. Transportation by car, minivan or small bus. You will be picked up by our English-speaking driver from your hotel. Transportation by car, minivan or small bus. First you will visit Wieliczka Salt Mine. Afterwards the driver will transfer you to Krakow for a lunch in one of the local restaurants. Then our local guide will take you for a tour around Krakow. After the tour you will come back to Warsaw around 22:00.
Wieliczka Salt Mine – You will have an opportunity to discover the extraordinary history of the Wieliczka mine. Every ye
ar more than 1 million of tourists visit the mine – not without any reason. It was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 1996. The mine reaches a depth of 327 meters. It is so deep that I would easily fit the Eiffel Tower. Under the ground level you will find saline corridors, salt sculptures and statues, spectacu
lar timber constructions, saline lakes and magnificent chambers chiseled out in rock salt. During the guided tour you will experience the alluring mystery of the mine and listen to all the legends and secrets hidden underground for centuries. You will hear one
of the most fascinating Polish legends inside the Chapel of St. Kinga. She was
a princess who is known for bringing precious salt to Polish land. You will also see the only underground church in Europe! Wieliczka Salt Mine is a ‘must’ when you visit Krakow!
Your city tour of Krakow begins in the Main Market Square, which is the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. The Old Town offers a unique atmosphere with thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-driven cabs. You will see among others Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and ‘Sukiennice‘ (Cloth Hall) – Renaissance major centre of international trade.
Besides you will see the Wawel Hill – with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle it is the most picturesque and important sight in Krakow. Some of its oldest stone buildings are dated back to 10th century. Until 1611 Wawel was the formal seat of the Polish monarchy – it was the place of royal coronations, weddings and funerals. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, Wawel Dragon had his lair. Now it is a popular tourist stop.
If you prefer you can visit Kazimierz – the former Jewish district. From the 14th until the 19th century Kazimierz was an independent town – a place of coexistence of Christian and Jewish cultures, separated from Krakow by a branch of the Vistula river. Nowadays it is a cultural center of the city and young people’s favourite place of meetings.
– driver: English
– guide in Wieliczka: English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, German, Ukrainian
– guide in Krakow: English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese (other languages on request)
7:00 Pick-up at your hotel in Warsaw
12:00 – 14:00 Guided tour in Krakow
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
16:00 – 18:00 Tour in Wieliczka Salt Mine
22:00 Drop-off at your hotel in Warsaw
[the order may change]
Price: 185 EUR/person – minimum 2 persons on the tour
This tour DO NOT operate on: 1st January, Easter, 1st November, Christmas