Krakow-cultural capital of Poland. Wieliczka the oldest Salt Mine in Poland.
Krakow - the former capital of Poland, nowadays, because of its beauty and vitality it is said to be the cultural capital of Poland. Krakow gained a special recognition with the title of the host city for the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2000.
Wieliczka Salt Mine - inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Over 700 years old mine houses a permanent exhibition of salt sculptures. The tourist route leads through unique chambers decorated with salt figures. A visit to this place is also a good occasion to see underground lakes, chapels and do shopping 150 meters under the ground!
-walking tour along the Royal Route (the biggest tourist attraction):
-the remnants of Cracow fortifications (the Barbican, St Florian Gate)
-the Main Market Square (the Cloth Hall, the tower of Town Hall, St Mary church with world famous gothic altar by Wit Stwosz)
-Collegium Maius-the oldest building of Jagiellonian University (15th century) with the outstanding inner courtyard
-St Peter and Paul church-the first Baroque church in Cracow
-St Andrew church dating back to the 11th century
-Wawel Hill- the former seat of Polish rulers; the Royal Cathedral-burial and coronation place, the Royal Castle-inner courtyard
-Kazimierz-the former quarters of Jews
-Szeroka Street-before the World War II, the centre of Jewish life. Visit in Remuh Synagogue (still in use) and cemetery which is one of the biggest Jewish cemeteries .
-Heroes of Ghetto Square-the place of the Jewish ghetto from the times of the World War II
-In the Salt Mine you will join the English tour
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours
By comfortable car or van.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
104 zloty - 94 zl per person for the ticket to the Salt Mine
10 zl per person for the ticket to St Mary Church
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Marta arranged a great tour of Cracow and Auschwitz for us. She was on time, knowledgable, and very friendly. We also enjoyed meeting and chatting with her husband.