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Embark on a fascinating guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow in an air-conditioned minivan or minibus. Explore the oldest salt mines in the world, dating back to the 13th century that boast of one-of-its-kind underground complex of chambers and chapels, carved completely in salt. Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit all of its wonders like St. Anthony’s Chapel and St. Kinga’s Chapel as you listen to informative commentary by an accompanying English-speaking guide.
This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off to ensure a stress-free travelling experience.
4 hours approximatelyStart time
Pick up at 8:50am
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 pickup.
Hotel drop-off at Krakow city centre
Start this tour with a hassle-free pick up directly from your hotel in Krakow city centre. Enjoy an easy travel experience in an air-conditioned, WiFi-enabled Mercedes Benz vehicle while you spend 30 to 40 minutes each way to and from Wieliczka Salt Mine. An English-speaking, friendly driver accompanies you on the way.
Meet your guide on arrival at the Salt Mine, who will show you the way to all the Wieliczka’s underground wonders for the next two and a half hours. Explore a unique underground complex of chambers and chapels, such as St. Anthony’s Chapel andSt. Kinga’s Chapel, where even chandeliers are made of salt crystals by the former miners.
Being the only site in the world where mining has continued ever since the Middle Ages, the tourists get to learn about all the stages of mining technology and development over time. As you continue a remarkable journey of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, witness original excavations such as longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes and minor and major shafts that lie on nine levels and stretch to about 300 kilometres.
This tour ends with a drop off back to your hotel or wherever you wish to in Krakow.
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.
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 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).
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.
We were met outside our apartment by a lovely driver, who then took to the Salt mines were our tour guide was Sebastian who was brilliant, if you get him your in for a treat,...Tracy Heenan, United Kingdom, 12/Feb/2018
Great service. Pick up on time and very friendly.
exellent. A great tour company