Salt mine in Wieliczka and Krakow – private tour by car
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most ancient mines in the world. It has been operating since the 13th century with no intermissions. In 1978 it was listed at UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. The tourist route open for visitors connects three levels and reaches 135 meters under the surface. Besides the Tourist Route, the underground passages and chambers house the Krakow Salt-Works Museum, one of the largest mining-related museums in Europe. The museum’s collections can be admired both underground at level 3 of the salt mine and in the Salt-Works Castle. Irregular chambers carved out of salt looking like natural caves, secret corridors, underground lakes, fantastic wooden structures supporting the walls, a spacious church at a depth of 110 meters, but also a collection of sculptures and decorations made by miners themselves: for example, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in a 3d version carved in salt by an amateur artist An amazing combination of fantastic views and stories, legends, ghosts and anecdotes with an equally fascinating story.
Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Until the end of the 16th century, the capital of Poland, where polish kings were coronated in magnificent royal castle. Here you can see the well-preserved city complex and the largest square in medieval Europe, and the Jewish town of Kazimierz with the second oldest European synagogue after Prague, eat a fresh Krakow pretzel and listen to the bugle call played from the tower of St. Mary’s Church to the four corners of the world, which includes it is a reminder of the Tatar invasions in the 13th century. You cannot get bored in Krakow, the great concentration of monuments, museums and all kinds of bars, clubs and restaurants does not allow it. By the way: everyone knows the painting by Leonardo da Vinci “Mona Lisa del Gioconda” located in the Louvre in Paris, but hardly anyone knows that in the Czartoryski Museum in Krakow there is another of the portraits of the Master’s hand – “Lady with an Ermine”. In the Old Town you can also find the Wawel Hill – with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle (until 1611 Wawel was the formal seat of Polish monarchy – it was the place of royal coronations ), Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-driven cabs.
Plan of the tour:
- early morning pick up and evening drop off your accommodation
- private transportation by car/minivan with an English speaking driver
- group guided tour in Wieliczka Salt Mine in chosen language up to 3,5 hours
- entrance tickets to the salt mine
- up to 3 hours free time in Krakow
The tour lasts up to 16 hours. Tour available in English by default. Other languages: Spanish, Italian, German and French on request if available.
Price depends on number of people.
Prices per person:
- 1 person – 1400 PLN
- 2 people – 740 PLN
- 3 people – 540 PLN
- 4 people – 490 PLN
- 5 people – 450 PLN
- 6 people – 430 PLN
- 7 people and more – contact us.
For more details please contact with us.
Tour available with the tour guide in Krakow – additional cost 400PLN.