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

Wieliczka: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour with Optional Transfer

Product ID: 183341
Explore the underground labyrinth of the Wieliczka Salt Mines to discover one of the world’s largest mining heritage museums. See sacred art and old mining equipment that reflects the mining techniques of the Middle Ages through to the modern day.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Krakow. Please contact local supplier in order to confirm no later than 24-hours before the tour.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the underground UNESCO salt mines of Wieliczka
  • Listen to a fantastic 700-year history narrated by a guide
  • Enjoy the hotel pick-up or meeting point pick-up
Full description
Head underground to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine and marvel at the salt formations, including the stunning Chapel of St. Kinga. Located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, just outside of Krakow, you will transfer to the mine by air-conditioned vehicle and then begin your descent.

Start with a climb downstairs to a depth of 64 meters. You will be led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments. Follow the underground trail through numerous drifts and galleries, where traces of mining activity have been preserved. See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today.
Includes
  • Live guide
  • Transport from meeting point
  • Hotel pick-up (with selected option)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Hotel pick-up is available for selected hotels (if option is chosen)
• In order to confirm your hotel pick-up, please contact the local tour provider at least 24 hours before tour start
• In case of lacking information about the hotel, you will be picked up from a meeting point
• Please note that the temperature in the mine is a constant 14 degrees, and it is recommended you bring warm clothes even in summer
• There are 800 steps, including 380 at the start, so please wear comfortable shoes
• Part of the route has wheelchair access, although prior booking is necessary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Bueno en realidad nos explican el lugar que visitamos pero no se dice nada de como se trabajaba, de la vida en aquella época. Es mas la visited de monumental. The guia muy maja agradable there. Cuando llegas con el bus todo el mundo va perdido te Ensñan el lugar de encuentro con ua simple foto y ala ... buscate la vida. La verdad el transfer a la mina muy mal organizado, la visita génial

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December 14, 2019

Unique tour....don’t worry about steps they are all wide, well banistered wooden ones and you use a lift to ascend at the end of the tour. However, be aware that there is 6k of walking at a reasonable rate. Collection and delivery to hotel well organised with freedom to call when ready for collection.

July 19, 2019

December 18, 2019

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Product ID: 183341