Museum Pass is valid for 2 days. Wieliczka Salt Mines: 4 hours approx. and the walking tours: 3 hourStart time
Wieliczka Salt Mine: 9:05am
Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour: 12:15pm
Krakow Old Town Walking Tour: 10:00am
Duration: Wieliczka Salt Mine: 4 hours
Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour: 3 hours
Krakow Old Town Walking Tour: 3 hours
Museum Pass: All the museums have their own opening times. When you pick up your card you will get a leaflet which gives the opening times and addresses of all attractions.
Hotel pick up is available for the Wieliczka Salt Mines Tour. Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.
You can also join the tour at 2 Swietego Jana Street, Discover Cracow Tourist Information point. (Corner of Swietego Jana Street and Main Market Square).
Kazimierz and Old Town Walking Tour: Please make your way to 8 Szczepanski Square.
Krakow Museum Pass: Redeem the voucher for your Museum Pass at Discover Krakow Tourist Information Point on the corner of 42 Main Market Square and 2 Swietego Jana Street.
As per itinerary
This Krakow saver combo tour includes:
A Krakow City Museum Pass to explore the many museums spread around the city. The Museum Pass is valid for 2 days which allows you to travel for FREE on city buses and trams and gives you FREE access to over 30 museums in and around Krakow such as Oskar Schindler's Factory, Eagle Pharmacy, Underground Main Market Square Museum, Traditional Krakow's Bourgeois House and St. Mary’s Basilica and many more.
Visit the centuries old Wieliczka Salt Mines that were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in all of Europe. Your route through the mine leads you through the galleries and chambers on three levels, from 64 to 135 meters below the ground, including the unique and richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga. The route is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and you will have to walk down 400 steps in total.
With this combo tour, choose between two great walking tours:
Kazimierz Jewish Quarter: On this walking tour you will discover the ancient roots of Kazimierz, once an independent town where Catholics and Jews lived side by side. See the different architectural styles used by each community and learn how to tell the difference between them. Be enthralled by stories from the past as you take a guided walk through the cobbled streets.
Old Town Walking Tour: Pretty gardens, shopping malls and churches; meander through the medieval town center to find it all. Admire the Main Market square, one of the world’s most beautiful plazas, and the splendid Renaissance Cloth Hall along with many more famous attractions.
This great Krakow combo combines three of the best Krakow experiences - Wieliczka Salt Mine, Kazimierz Walking Tour/ Old Town Walking Tour and Museum Pass.
Day-1: Wieliczka Salt Mine
You will be picked up from your hotel reception desk in the lobby of your hotel at the time arranged with the local activity operator. Alternatively, you can join the tour at 2 Swietego Jana Street.
Arrive at Wieliczka which is famous for one of the oldest salt mines in Europe and has been in operation for at least 700 years.
Visit the oldest part of the mine which is now open to the public as a museum. Walk through the galleries, chambers and chapels on three levels. Admire the altarpieces, figures and monuments carved out of salt.
Also, visit the largest of the chapels dedicated to St. Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. This subterranean church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures carved out of salt.
The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, the lift carries you back to the surface.
You will be dropped back at your original point of pick-up in Krakow in an air-conditioned bus.
Krakow Old Town Walking Tour: If you opt for a walking tour in the Old Town of Krakow, then you should make your way to the start point at St. Adalbert's Church, Main Market Square. Here you will meet your English-speaking guide. The 3-hour tour consists of a 2 ½ -hour walk tour and a 30-minute break for discussion.
Your tour first takes you through the Old Town with its glorious medieval buildings, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Until the 16th century this district was the center of Polish political, social and cultural life.
You’ll see the famous Main Market Square. Surrounded by elegant townhouses, palaces and churches, this is the largest medieval town square of any European city. At its center is the magnificent Renaissance Cloth Hall, which has been in business for 700 years and could be regarded as the world’s oldest shopping mall!
You’ll see the Town Hall Tower, Krakow’s leaning tower and a famous landmark. Your guide will also point out St. Mary’s, a twin-spired Gothic church with a poignant tradition. Every hour, a plaintive trumpet signal plays from the taller tower to commemorate a famous 13th century trumpeter who was shot while sounding the alarm before a Mongol attack.
Other important landmarks include Jagiellonian University. Established in 1364 by Casimir III the Great, this is the second oldest university in Central Europe and one of the oldest universities in the world.
You will pass Wawel Hill, topped by Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral and the seat of royal power up until the 17th century. The Castle was home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs, many of whom are buried in the Cathedral. The great Cathedral contains a quantity of superb religious art and boasts one of the world’s largest bells.
Your tour includes a walk in Planty Gardens, a leafy ring of some 30 public gardens established on the site of the medieval fortifications, and a half-hour break for discussion. Over coffee (or another beverage) (payable direct) you can discuss with your guide all the fascinating things you have seen and gain insights into the recent history of Poland.
The tour ends in the city center.
Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour: If you plan to take the walking tour around Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, make your way to Main Market Square and meet your guide at St. Adalbert's Church. The 3-hour tour consists of a 2 ½ -hour walk tour and a 30-minute break for discussion.
Before heading off, stop for a minute to admire 11th century St Adalbert, one of the oldest stone churches in Poland. Then, your guide will lead you to Kazimierz, now known as “Krakow’s Jewish District”. Until 1791, Kazimierz was an independent town, with its own charter and laws, where most of the time Jews and Catholics co-existed peacefully. Each ethnic group had its own characteristic building style and even today you can tell which community occupied a particular neighborhood.
Until World War II, Kazimierz was the most important center for Jewish culture in Poland. But, with the mass deportation and extermination of Krakow’s Jews by the Nazis, the area fell into decline.
Your tour starts in the Jewish part of old Kazimierz. You’ll walk along Szeroka, a long, wide cobbled street lined with restaurants. At one end of the street is the Old Synagogue, one of seven synagogues that miraculously escaped destruction by the Nazis.
Dating from the 15th century, the Old Synagogue has been extensively altered over the centuries. Ransacked by the Nazis and used to store armaments, it was renovated in the 1950s and is now part of the Historical Museum of Krakow.
As you pass Plac Nowy (New Square) you’ll see a round building in the middle of the plaza which housed a ritual slaughter house for Kosher meat.
Your guide will show you the main ghetto square and the ghetto wall and locations used in the Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List. This film is based on the true story of German industrialist Oskar Schindler who is credited with saving the lives of more than 1200 Krakow Jews during the Holocaust.
You’ll see the enamelware factory owned by Schindler, where he employed Jewish workers and protected them during the Nazi occupation. Today, the factory houses a museum dedicated to the history of Krakow under the Nazis.
Your tour ends here and does not include entrance to the museum, but if you wish you may pay the admission fee and go inside after the tour is over.
Krakow Museum Pass: The Krakow Museum Pass gives you access to 30 museums in and around Krakow. On producing your pass at the checkpoints, you will not only gain FREE entry, but you will be able to travel on city buses and trams for FREE to get to the museums.
Some of the museums which are included in the pass are as follows:
Krakow National Museum – The Szolayski House
City of Krakow History Museum – Rynek Underground
City of Krakow History Museum – Pharmacy, Pod Orlem
City of Krakow History Museum – The Old Synagogue
City of Krakow History Museum – City Defence Walls
City of Krakow History Museum – Schindler’s Factory
Museum of Archeology
Museum of The Photography
St. Mary’s Church
The Archdiocese Museum
Krakow Polish Aviation Museum
Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec
Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK)
Krakow National Museum – The Emeryk Hutten - Czapski Museum
Please select a booking date based on the date you would like to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine. Your walking tour will be arranged for the next day. Your Museum Pass can be used when you wish.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Wieliczka Salt Mine:
Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free. The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking
This tour does not go inside any monuments or attractions.
Krakow Museum Pass:
Most museums are closed on Mondays
Last admission is usually 90 minutes before closing time
Days must be consecutive
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Museum Pass: Most museums are closed on Mondays and the following public holidays.
Most of museums might be closed on holidays: 4 April 2015, 5 April 2015, 01 May 2015, 03 May 2015, 04 June 2015, 15 August 2015, 01 November 2015, 24-26 December 2015 and 31 December 2015
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Museum Passes must be kept throughout their validity period.
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