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Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and Schindler’s Factory on a day tour from Krakow. With a hotel pick up and drop off facility in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan or minibus, you can travel hassle-free in much lesser time than usual.
Explore Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in the world, dating back to the 13th century and learn about its medieval history from a professional English-speaking guide. Marvel at its underground complex of chambers and chapels, carved entirely in salt. Enjoy further transportation to the Oskar Schindler's Factory, the site of a museum dedicated to the man who saved thousands of Jewish people during World War II, and involve yourself in the interactive exhibitions there.
Daily, except MondayDuration
4 to 6 hours approximately depending on pick-upStart time
Hotel pick-up between 8:50am and 11:15am
You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow city centre.
Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick-up.
You will be dropped off to your hotel at Krakow city centre
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour
Begin this exciting combined tour with a pick up from your hotel in Krakow city centre. Travel in an air-conditioned, WiFi-enabled Mercedes Benz vehicle with a friendly, English-speaking driver. Embark on a one-way trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for about 30 minutes.
Enjoy a skip-the-line entrance to one of the oldest salt mines in the world, dating back to the 13th century and follow your professional guide to a unique underground complex of chambers and chapels, carved entirely in salt. Spend two and a half hours witnessing the most impressive places in the mine like St. Anthony’s Chapel andSt. Kinga’s Chapel, where even chandeliers are made of salt crystals by the former miners.
Learn about the various stages of mining technology and development over time at Wieliczka, the only site in the world where mining has continued ever since the Middle Ages. Prepare to be awe-inspired by the original excavations such as longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes and minor and major shafts that lie on nine levels and stretch to about 300 kilometres.
Get back on your minivan or minibus to continue this journey to your next destination - Schindler’s Factory.
Schindler’s Factory Tour
Embark further on a 1.5 hour tour of Oskar Schindler Factory that commemorates the life of a man who saved over a thousand Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Participate in the interactive exhibitions at the museum.
This tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or elsewhere in Krakow city centre.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details. Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Your hand luggage should be in a reasonable size and your larger luggage should be left in the car.
Taking photos and filming in Wieliczka Salt Mine is possible only after purchasing an additional pass. The cost for taking photos is 10 PLN / 2,5 Euro - cash only.
There are no restrictions regarding the age of children in Wieliczka Salt Mine, but they should be either capable of walking unassisted or carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby pushchairs are not allowed underground (salt mine).
There is a special route in the Salt Mine prepared for wheelchair-users and visitors with mobility problems. Additional regulations apply regarding the width of the wheelchair (cannot exceed 56 cm; there is a possibility to get a substitute wheelchair).Exhibition halls in Schindler’s Factory are wheelchair accessible.
Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC). Also, it should be taken into account that narrow paths may seem claustrophobic, and once underground there is no possibility to shorten your visit and turn back. At the entrance, visitors go 400 steps down and the whole tourist route features over 800 stairs.
...Tanya Rhead, United Kingdom, 30/Jan/2018
The salt mine tour was excellent, again service great but a little rushed to be able to take it all in and visit toilets and shop.
Great service driver was friendly and informative would highly recommend