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Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral & Salt Mine, with Lunch

1. Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral & Salt Mine, with Lunch

Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

2. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

3. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

4. From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Discover the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private day trip from Wroclaw. Admire the legendary cobbled Main Square, and check out other stunners such as Wawel Castle, the residence of Polish kings. Then, travel on to Wieliczka, a UNESCO-protected 13th century salt mine of subterranean tunnels and galleries. Descend deep underground to explore the salt-carved chapels, church and statues — all wonders to behold — before returning to Wroclaw. After your hotel pick-up in Wroclaw, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Krakow, Poland’s second biggest city and former royal capital. En route, view Poland’s pretty countryside and hear about Krakow’s storied history from your informative guide. Learn how the city has always been a hub of Polish learning and arts, and how it centers on the largest medieval town square in Europe. On arrival, take a guided tour of old Krakow’s highlights. Admire the cobbled Main Square (Rynek Główny), and see noteworthy landmarks such as the Cloth Hall and the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, one of the world’s oldest universities. Make your way to the Kazimierz district, the old Jewish quarter. Take in this atmospheric neighborhood, and learn how some scenes from the movie Schindler’s List were filmed here. Then, head for one of Krakow’s must-sees: Wawel Castle. Admire the 14th century hilltop complex that was home to many Polish kings, and see the metal sculpture of a dragon below the hill. Hear the old legend of the Wawel dragon, and watch the sculpture breathe fire — just like its mystical, medieval counterpart. Continue from Krakow to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a 13th century, UNESCO-listed mine that is one of Poland’s historical treasures. A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the mine consists of subterranean chambers, tunnels and carvings, mostly cut by hand from the natural salt. Descend via the stairs, and tour the highlights of this incredible hidden world. Behold the statues and chapels, and marvel at the showpiece: the Chapel of St Kinga, an entire church where everything is hewn from salt, including chandeliers. As you explore, learn about the history of the mine and the mining techniques used here, and then ride the high-speed lift to the surface. Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off in Wroclaw.

Krakow: Castle, Cathedral & Salt Mine Guided Tour with Lunch

5. Krakow: Castle, Cathedral & Salt Mine Guided Tour with Lunch

Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

6. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

Discover some of Poland’s most iconic landmarks on this day trip from Krakow. Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

Explore some of the Krakow historical highlights on a full-day tour of the city's highlights. See some of the most famous sites in Krakow like Wawel Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and Wieliczka Salt Mine and learn their history. Meet your guide in Krakow to get started on your full-day adventure. Head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the halls and chambers of the castle and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls. Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, and enjoy a traditional Polish lunch for a taste of local cuisine. Travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. Wander this UNESCO-designated location, and marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine's past. Enjoy this tour of three of Poland's most famous landmarks and learn more about local history, culture, and way of life.

Krakow: Old Town by Golf Cart, Wawel, & Wieliczka Salt Mine

8. Krakow: Old Town by Golf Cart, Wawel, & Wieliczka Salt Mine

Spend the day exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this multi-stop Krakow tour, lunch included. Visit the most important places of the Old Town in a comfortable and eco-friendly golf cart vehicle, then embark on guided tours of Wawel Castel and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. During this sightseeing tour in a heated electric golf car, see the oldest of Krakow's historic area and some of the most iconic parts of this UNESCO heritage-listed city. Explore the Planty Park with the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican and drive through Main Market Square where you can spot the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. See the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard. Listen to your audio guide as you pass the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, the 13th-century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Next, take a look at the Wawel Royal Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle in all its glory and go inside to visit the symbol of Krakow and one of the most important museums in Poland. Following alongside an expert local guide, take in the museum’s collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Visit the chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August, Italian Renaissance paintings from the Lanckoronski collection, and the Wawel collections of Asian and Middle Eastern art featuring the largest collection of tents in Europe. Experience the museum's permanent exhibitions that recreate the appearance of rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. After getting to know the castle and cathedral, take a break and have a traditional Polish lunch (included). Next, go to Wieliczka, a small town 10 km from Krakow where you can find one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe. Follow a more than 3-km-long route and see more than 20 halls, including the unique St. Kinga's Church. Explore the underground church that’s richly decorated with chandeliers, carvings, and sculptures. The depth of the mine is 340 meters and the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The mine also features a special curative microclimate in the mine and the sanatorium at a depth of 135 m. 

Krakow: Old Town Tour on a Golf Cart with Authentic Lunch

9. Krakow: Old Town Tour on a Golf Cart with Authentic Lunch

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this multi-stop Krakow tour. Visit the most important places in the Old Town in a comfortable, eco-friendly golf cart. Embark on a guided tour of Wawel Castel and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have an authentic Polish lunch. Jump aboard a heated electric golf cart and listen to your audio guide as you drive through Planty Park and see the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Continue on to the Main Market Square with Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. Pass through the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard, the Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, a Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Stop at Wawel Royal Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle to begin your guided tour. See the collections of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, gold, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Partake in a 2-course lunch before heading to the Salt Mine for a guided tour that includes an underground church. Experience the unique microclimate and see the Salt Mine Health Resort.

Krakow: Old Town by Golf Cart, Wawel, & Wieliczka Salt Mine

10. Krakow: Old Town by Golf Cart, Wawel, & Wieliczka Salt Mine

Spend the day exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this multi-stop Krakow tour. View the highlights in the the Old Town from a comfortable and eco-friendly golf cart. Embark on guided tours of Wawel Castel and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have a delicious lunch.  Hop aboard a heated electric golf cart and cruise through Krakow's old town. Explore the medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican in Planty park. Pass by the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Roll through the Latin Quarter to see the Collegium Maius. Listen to your audio guide as you pass the Baroque 17th-century church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Gate, and a 13th-century Franciscan Monastery. Visit the museums inside the Wawel Royal Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle. Follow your local guide through the museum’s extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, and jewelry. Admire the tapestries of Zygmunt August and Italian Renaissance paintings. Walk through collections of Asian and Middle Eastern art. Marvel at recreations of rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. After seeing the castle, take a break with a traditional Polish lunch. Continue to the town of Wieliczka for a tour of the elaborate salt mines. Stroll through a 3-kilometer route through the largest salt mines in Europe. Marvel at 20 underground halls as you descend to a depth of 340 meters. Explore the richly decorated St. Kinga's Church. Experience the curative microclimate in the mine's sanatorium.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Visit of the castle accompanied by a very interesting guide. He then accompanied us to lunch in a restaurant (with a choice of menu) then a driver accompanied us to the mine for a visit provided by the mine staff (the driver gave us the necessary time without any time constraints!) thank you to all for this wonderful day

Krakow was beautiful. Wieliczka Salt Mine was overrated.

Looking back, I wish that I had used the time spent at the Wieliczka Salt Mine to have some free time in Krakow.

great knowledge of the guide and you could ask for details even if you knew the history of the Wawel Castle

Great service, all on time. I recommend Rekommenderar!