|Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland
Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in Europe. The mines historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. You will be guided with a group on a route through 3 levels of underground galleries and chambers.
It was the genius of Frederic Chopin that made Poland\s music world famous. The Mazurkas, Etudes, Polonaises and Scherzos became a test and measure of any pianist\s talent. Enjoy a Chopin piano recital, performed just for you in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission. Departs at 6:20 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours
This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by very important Polish noble families. The main building, consisting of 3 wings, housed the oldest museum established in Poland in 1805 to preserve the memory of the Sobieski family and represent spectacular national history moments of the time, including the Battle of Vienna in 1683 against the Ottoman Empire. The residence complex extended by large gardens and lake-side promenade, fortunately avoided deeper destruction in 1939-1945. After detailed renovations in 2010 and 2011, Wilanow Palace presents its valuable collection of royal furniture, portraits and china. Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours