Krakow: Cruise on the Vistula River and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
- Live Guide
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- Day Trip
- 5.5 hr
Relax on the Vistula River on a modern boat and admire many of Krakow's most beautiful attractions along the way. A heated deck and comfortable leather sofas will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, we invite you to the upper platform to enjoy the beautiful views while spending time outdoors. Then, change to the bus and drive to Wieliczka - a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one of a kind Church of St. Kinga - the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers, carvings and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine, and there is a sanatorium at a depth of 135 m.
Operated by: CRACOW LOCAL TOURS
Sailing on a catamaran on the Vistula River on a small two-way cruise, you will get to know Krakow's monuments, visible from the side of the river. Admire all the most important places in Krakow from the Vistula River. See Krakow from a new perspective as you follow the flow of the queen of Polish rivers.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)
The Kościuszko Mound in Krakow is one of the five mounds located in Krakow. It was erected in honor of Tadeusz Kościuszko - a great patriot and leader of the national uprising
Pass By: Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters
Fortified like a castle, this mighty monastery, founded in the 12th century, was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The most important Krakow traditions are also associated with it: here, on Monday after Easter, the annual Emmaus festival is celebrated. Hence, the Lajkonik procession - the most important symbol of Krakow - sets off every June.
Pass By: Wawel Royal Castle
The limestone hill rising above the Vistula River is the former center of power, the legendary (associated with the mythical founder of Krakow and his descendants) and historical: princely, episcopal and royal. Wawel is a complex of castle and sacred buildings - a symbol of the city, but most of all a museum presenting the most valuable monuments of Polish material culture. Take a good look and you will also notice the silhouette of the famous Wawel dragon breathing fire towards onlookers
The original, modern form of the building housing the museum of art and technology is perfectly seen from the river level. The wavy line of its roof is to refer directly to the waves of the Vistula River.
Pass By: Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce)
The baroque church of Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Stanislaus on Skałka rises above the boulevards, right on the Vistula River, on a small hill made of white Jurassic limestones. The basilica is also a national pantheon (many distinguished painters, musicians and poets are buried here) and a library with priceless documents, books and incunabula.
Pass By: Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
Once independent, the city situated south of Wawel was the hub of Jewish life in Kraków for centuries, and today it is one of the greatest tourist attractions of the city.
Stop At: Wieliczka Salt Mine
It is definitely worth a visit! Ballroom, concert hall, art gallery, shrine - all made of salt and located underground. The tourist route through the Wieliczka Mine passes by chambers and drifts, salt and wooden chapels, brine lakes, and around you there are breathtaking views. The walk resembles an expedition not only deep into the Earth, but also into the depths of history. Mining machines, tools, traces of manual salt extraction - all this fits into the story of people and the place that they have created over the centuries. The sacred places of the mine, including the delightful chapel of St. Kinga, create a unique, unique in Europe, and perhaps in the world, underground pilgrimage route.
Duration: 4 hour