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Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour

1. Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour

Learn about the tragic history of the largest former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and descend to the underground Museum: Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour from Krakow. Begin in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with a guide provided by the museum. You'll learn the terrible history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After a short break, you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum where you'll spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Spend some free time before entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt.

From Krakow: Wine Tasting at Wieliczka Vineyard

2. From Krakow: Wine Tasting at Wieliczka Vineyard

After pickup from your accommodation in Krakow, relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as you’re taken the short distance to Wieliczka Vineyard. The vineyard is just 10 km from Krakow and is one of the best spots in Poland for wine growing. Learn the history of the vineyard, and how the owners bring their prize-winning experience of working in vineyards and wineries on four continents. See the organic farm methods they use, and the variety of plants they maintain besides grapes for wine. Taste a total of 4 wines or ciders and stroll through the vineyard. Enjoy a traditional local snack as an accompaniment (for an additional fee), such as cheese or local cold cuts of meat.

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.

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

4. 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.

Wieliczka Vineyard: Wine Tasting with Aperitif and Tour

5. Wieliczka Vineyard: Wine Tasting with Aperitif and Tour

Learn about biodynamic farming on a 2-hour visit to Poland's first biodynamic vineyard. Take a walk through the vineyard and see the wide variety of grapes that are cultivated in a natural way, respectful of the surrounding habitat. Wander out to a picnic tent where you'll taste 4 different wines along with cheese and sliced meats while admiring the surrounding countryside. After the tasting, visit the winery where you'll see how these wines are made and have the opportunity to purchase some at the winery gift shop. At the end, approximately at 4:00 PM, your guide will accompany you back to the meeting point. In the case of rain, your guide will bring you by car and the tasting will take place in the winery.

From Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Small Group Tour with Lunch

6. From Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Small Group Tour with Lunch

This tour starts in Warsaw. You will be picked up by English speaking driver from your hotel. First you will visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 1996. Under the ground level you will find salt sculptures, lakes, and unbelievably spectacular chambers. More than 1 million tourists visit the mine annually – not without any reason. Afterward, your driver will take you for lunch in a local restaurant either in Auschwitz or in Krakow depending on the timing. In Krakow, a local guide will take you on a tour around the city. You will see among others the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbicane, and ‘Sukiennice‘ (Cloth Hall). The most interesting sight is the Wawel Hill with its Cathedral and Royal Castle, a place of royal coronations, weddings, and funerals. Some of its oldest stone buildings can be dated back to the 10th century. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, Wawel Dragon had his lair – the dragon’s cave is now a popular tourist stop. After the tour, you will come back to Warsaw around 22:00.

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

7. 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.

Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

8. Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Discover the atmosphere, multiculturalism, and medieval beauty of Poland's second largest city. Be captivated by the Old Town of Krakow with its beauty and centuries-old history, which you can almost breathe while walking its streets. Go for lunch to one of the local restaurants, then to nearby Wieliczka. Head down one hundred meters below the surface of the earth and find yourself in almost fairy-tale reality. Find a labyrinth of endless corridors hollowed out in the rock, breathtaking Crystal Caves, salt lakes and spacious chambers filled with works of art made by sculptor miners. Go for a stroll in the park and visit the small, but charming market square in Wieliczka, before returning back to Warsaw.

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