If you’re keen to explore Krakow you may want to do more than wander around the Old Town and Kazimierz on your holiday. Thankfully Krakow has a host of tour operators providing lots of exciting trips in and around the city. There’s certainly lots to explore and booking a tour can often be the best way to get the most that Krakow has to offer.
Most visitors will want to visit one or both of Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Both are UNESCO listed attractions, for very different reasons of course. Auschwitz was the site of two death camps in which one a half million people perished, and is a required visit for anyone interested in history and of course a site of pilgrimage for many Jews and others whose family members so tragically lost their lives there. You can book a trip to this moving museum through Krakow Tours.
Wieliczka Salt Mines
The Wieliczka Salt Mines are slightly out of town but well worth the trip. An underground labyrinthe of corridors and chambers carved from salt, they rarely fail to bedazzle any visitor. The Chapel of St. Kinga is a well-known highlight, which has to be seen to be believed.
Famously known as ‘Stalin’s gift to Krakow’, Nowa Huta is a centrally-planned district built on the outskirts of the city. The ‘New Steelworks’, as Nowa Huta means in English, were designed to the last detail as a Socialist city and today are a living reminder of the Communist dream. Book a trip through Krakow Tours and you will discover this fascinating district with the help of an energetic young guide and some trusty transport in the form of a genuine Eastern Bloc Trabant.
Of course there are many more tours and excursions that are possible in Krakow and further afield too. We suggest you take a look at the Krakow Tours website to see what else this amazing city has to offer from guided walks to hot air balloon flights, you’re bound to find something extremely exciting and rewarding!