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From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip

1. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs. This unique place has been listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list since 1978, placing it even higher on tourist's 'to do list.' The miners left in Wieliczka dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for many further years.  There are around 800 steps leading down into the mine. After taking around 350 of them you will find yourself at the first floor underground. After the tour, the lift will take you up towards the exit.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

2. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Enjoy round-trip transportation to the famous Wielczka Salt Mine, and take an in-depth guided tour through this stunning Polish Historic Monument, dating back to the 13th century. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt — including the exceptional St. Kinga’s Chapel — on a 3-kilometer tourist route.  After meeting your English-speaking tour guide/driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide in your chosen language. The tour inside the salt mine starts by walking down 380 steps, taking you 135 meters underground.   Explore the labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts as you walk through this UNESCO World Heritage site. On the tour, you will also see underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. The salt mine is a truly unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow.   After the 2.5-hour tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to the meeting point in Krakow.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

3. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit one of the world’s most remarkably preserved mines, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, on this trip from Krakow. Dating back to the 13th century, this mine produced table salt up until the year 2007 and was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Lying on nine levels, the mine’s original excavations stretch for the total of 300 kilometers, reaching a depth of up to 327 meters. Descend into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1st level (at a depth of 64 meters) and return to the surface by lift from the 3rd level (at a depth of 135 meters). Marvel at the Wieliczka Mine’s impressive corridors as well as its remarkable statues and figures. Carved into walls of rock salt by miners or sculpted from dissolved salt by contemporary artists, these works of art help to describe the rich past of this historic site. The mine also has a long tradition of tourism attracting famous visitors such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Frederic Chopin. Take in the history of this important historic site, before taking the short trip back to Krakow.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

4. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

5. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit the most famous salt mine in Europe. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the UNESCO monuments and has been gathering salt for over 700 years. It’s one of the most beautiful facilities of this type in the world. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from the city center or from the hotel if private transport is selected. With an air-conditioned, comfortable bus/van, reach Wieliczka town in about 25 minutes. Meet your guide, and walk down the wooden stairs to a depth of 65 meters. The guide will explain the rules of the salt mine as well as various legends and stories about mine’s past. The tour takes place in the underground corridors and chambers, well prepared for visitors. Certain points on your way are dedicated to famous people who decided to visit Salt Mine in the past, for example, Chopin or Goethe. Hear many stories about mining and the progress of the works over the years. After a while, encounter a huge chapel carved underground. It’s considered one of the most beautiful chapels in the world – St. Kinga Chapel, where the artists carved a church in salt. It’s time to get some photos and have a quick rest before proceeding with the tour. After a short break, proceed to a huge area with an underground lake, where the world’s first underground balloon flight took place. There will be a few places to buy souvenirs as well. Don’t worry, there is no need to climb these hundreds of steps again to go to the surface. There is a mining elevator that helps you get out of the mine. It’s time to meet your driver at the parking lot, and have a safe journey back to Krakow.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

6. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the dark history of Poland on this guided tour. Start your tour with pickup by your instructor who will explain to you the sightseeing plan for the day before starting your audio-guided tour of Kazimierz and Podgórze district.   For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Its Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is an important center of cultural life in the city. Explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Ghetto Heroes Square, 6 synagogues, Szeroka Street, and more. The last stop on your tour will be a 2-hour visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This museum tells the story of Oskar Schindler and the fate of the Jews during wartime in Krakow. Using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artifacts, and dynamic media installations, you’ll delve even deeper into the darker sides of Krakow’s history.

Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

7. Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

Visit this labyrinth of corridors, caves and chambers carved out of the rock at Wieliczka.  Wieliczka Salt Mine is a perfect day out, in operation since the 13th century. The mine today has been visited by more than 40 million people and was recognized as one of the original World Heritage Sites named by UNESCO. The mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 287 kilometers long. Marvel at beautiful statues and other art carved directly into the salt rock.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

8. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine and learn about its history from your local expert guide. Inside, visit other attractions like St. Kinga's Chapel, and the Michalowice Chamber. Wieliczka Salt Mine is a priceless monument which was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. It is a place that guarantees extraordinary experiences and a great adventure. Visiting the mine is an interesting journey into the depths of the earth, a space which was discovered more than 700 years ago and where air is free from pollutants, so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. Breathe air free of the pollutants so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. You will get to know Wieliczka Salt Mine by taking a tourist route – a route that leads through an extraordinary underground city hiding many secrets, like chambers carved in salt, majestic carpentry structures, underground lakes or unique salt works of sculptural art. It is a fascinating journey through a maze of corridors carved in rock, over 2 km long and descending more than 130 meters underground. During the walk you will learn a fascinating story about a place stolen from nature and about the people who have made its history over the centuries. Wieliczka Salt Mine - touch the secret! Meeting point We will pick you up from your hotel reception or one of the main meeting points. Transfer to the Wieliczka Salt Mine by air-conditioned minibus (~ 40 min.) During the journey, your tour guide will inform you about the details of the tour. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 2h) An official Wieliczka guide will show you all the secrets of the historic mine in the language of your choice. Admission tickets are prepaid, so you don't have to worry about anything. You will visit, among others: •St. Kinga's Chapel whose design took almost 70 years •The Michałowice Chamber with an impressive size and with an impressive wooden structure protecting the excavation •A collection of mining machinery and equipment •Brine lakes unique on the surface After sightseeing (~ 10min.) After the tour, you will take the elevator back to the surface. If you purchased the option of the tour – Skip the Line Ticket (no transport) - you will end your tour here without transport. Return to Krakow of the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 40min.) You will be dropped off at the location from which you were picked up for the tour.

Krakow: Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

9. Krakow: Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Your tour begins in Krakow at the tour meeting point. From there your tour leader/English-speaking driver will pick you up and take you to Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine, along with a local guide in your chosen language. The tour inside the Salt Mine lasts around 2.5 hours and starts with you walking down 400 steps. The tour will later end with a lift from the underground to the main ground level. Following your tour, you will be taken back to Krakow's meeting point. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt excavation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs only. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. One of the major benefits of visiting the salt mine is the health benefit of its special climate and micro-element-filled air.

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

10. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. We will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow and then travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan with a professional driver. Meet your authorized guide upon arrival, then venture underground to discover a unique underground art museum. Eight hundred steps down, you will reach a depth of 135 meters, following a route of approximately 2 kilometers through a variety of chambers. Currently, it is one of the official national monuments of Poland - and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the Wieliczka salt mine, there are dozens of statues and four chapels carved by rock salt miners, as well as additional sculptures made by contemporary artists.

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It was very “value for money” Our tour guide was very kind and she explains us every think.. After that we have very good physical health.. I suggest everyone to visit this museum!!

Fantastic tour and informative guide. Well worth the visit - lots of walking so be prepared!

Excellent value for money, excellent guide great communication

Mateusz was an amazing driver. We enjoy the the trip.

Very efficient pick up and journey. Excellent guide.