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.
Over the centuries, devout and superstitious miners have carved fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces out of its salt walls. These amazing works of art, in addition to the mine's historical importance, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.
Your route through the mine leads you through 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.
4 hoursStart time
01 September 17 - 31 Oct 17:
English Tour: 8:00am, 10:30am & 4:00pm
German Tour: 8:00am
Spanish Tour: 4:00pm
Italian Tour: 10:30am
French Tour: 8:00am
01 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18:
English Tour: 9:00am & 3:00pm
Spanish Tour: 3:00pm
Italian Tour: 9:00am
Tour departs from 8 Sczepanski Plac (8 Szczepanski Square). It is a 2 minute walk from Main Market Square.
You will be dropped off back at your hotel.
Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.
Make your way to the designated meeting point and embark on the journey to Wieliczka.
Arrive at Wieliczka famous for one of the oldest salt mines in Europe, which 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.
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.
Itineraries and timings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.
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
Brilliant well worth a visit. Great your guides and easy pick up, organisation etc....Shane Beard, United Kingdom, 27/May/2017
Our guide on site with very informative and I felt the tour was well paced. Very interesting sites to see...MELISSA Intveldt, United States, 17/Oct/2017