1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Wieliczka Salt Mine

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Product ID: 344036
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Discover the most popular and incredible salt mine in the world, which is included on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List. Explore its chambers and corridors accompanied by an expert guide.
About this activity
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Duration: 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Please wait in front of your hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this half-day tour
  • Admire the astonishing sculptures within
  • Learn about the history of the mine from a live guide
Full description
About 10 miles (16 km) outside of the Krakow, but still within the Krakow metropolitan area, lies the city of Wieliczka. It's home to the renowned Wieliczka Salt Mine. Once a salt mine, until the early 1990s, when the mine flooded, it was once one of the largest business ventures in Europe. During the 16th century, royal guests began visiting the mine lured by the developing culture and health benefits.

Over the years, miners transformed the mine from a typical dark cave into a majestic location. By the 19th century, giant salt-crystal chandeliers lit the underground complex, they’re still there today. Striking salt-carved monuments line the chambers alongside displays of historic salt-mining technology, an underground lake, four chapels, and numerous statues carved by miners. You're sure to be amazed by the shafts and labyrinth as well as sculptures made by more contemporary artists.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Air-conditioned transportation from Krakow
  • Entry and tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine (if option selected)
  • English-speaking driver
  • All transportation costs
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Student card
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with mobility problems or who are claustrophobic.
• To reach the 1st level of the mine, all visitors need to descend a wooden stairway of 378 stairs.
• Temperatures underground range between 17° and 18°C.
• An ID card for students is necessary.
• The Salt Mine Tour for disabled people is only available as a private tour option.
Organized by

The Tours Brothers

Product ID: 344036