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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Product ID: 11588
The Wieliczka Salt Mine tour by bus takes you to the only mine that has functioned continuously since the middle ages. With underground chambers and statues sculpted in salt lakes, it is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

8.15 Sympozjum Hotel (on request only) 8:00-8:30: Best Western Premier, Best Western Efekt Express, Best Western Galicya, Hotel Conrad, Hotel Crown Piast, Demel Hotel, Elektor, Fortuna Bis Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Chopin, Novotel City West, Orient Hotel, Park Inn, Petrus, Sympozjum, Qubus and Wentzl - (all on request only) 8:40 2 Matejki Square, 7 Szcepanski Square, Galaxy Hotel 8:45 Aleksander 1 Hotel, Andel's Hotel, Ester Hotel 8:50 Globus Hotel, Logos Hotel, Wyspianski Hotel 8:55 Holiday Inn, Novotel Centre/Ibis Centre, Queen Boutique Hotel 9:00 Royal Hotel 9:05 Radisson Blu 9.10 Sheraton
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • This Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour by Bus takes you to the only mine that has functioned continously since the middle ages
  • See statues sculpted in salt and saline waters
  • Walk 136 meters below ground level
Full description
The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only mining site in the world that has functioned continuously since the Middle Ages.

Its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) are located on nine levels and extend to 300 kilometers: reaching the depths of 327 meters.

During the tour, you will see underground chambers hewn out of the salt rock and statues sculpted in salt and saline lakes. Visitors with strong stomachs may walk down three levels and 136 meters below ground level.

The mine is on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.
Includes
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Services of the Mine guide
  • Lift up
  • Entrance ticket to the Salt Mine
  • Transportation by coach
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If your hotel is not listed below, please make your way to the last pick-up point: Sheraton Hotel at 09:10.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for those, who have problems with walking or are claustrophobic
• To get to the 1st level, all tourists need to descent a wooden stairway of 378 stairs
• ID card for students is necessary
• Wieliczka Salt Mine visit includes the entry of the elevator upwards-only
• In a regular group tour, there is no possibility of using the exit elevator to go down
• Salt Mine Tour is only possible for disabled people as a private tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The tour is really interesting, the elevator at the end a bit exciting :) The pickup not so much.. We're pickup with a taxi (so far so good). Dropped of at a hotel at 8:30 at this location a bigger coach would pick us up at 09:00 according to the driver.. So a 30 minute wait outside.. Not perfect but it wasn't raining.. so bearable... However the coach came at 09:30 eventually, so an hour wait.. A bit disappointing.... The tour itself was very nice and interesting. And a must see if you visit krakow. After the tour when we've reached the coach we were kindly informed they were waiting for us. (prob 5 minutes). Not so nice to tell if you've left your customers an hour in the cold before.... The return dropoff in Krakow in stead of your hotel sucks. According to the tour-operator because it's so busy in the centre however apparently the pickup in the morning can be arranged by taxi but not in the afternoon, it would be a nice addition to be brought back as well.

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March 8, 2020

We’ll organised trip

The English speaking guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, we’ll organised trip/excellent excursion. I would use the company again. Only downside was an elderly couple who decided to ignore the guides instructions and instead stayed down the mine having lunch/coffee whilst the rest of us sat in the bus waiting for them for over 45 minutes, very inconsiderate indeed.

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March 19, 2019

Amazing sculptures and the mine itself was very interesting.

This was an enjoyable trip and the sculptures made of salt were amazing. There are a lot of steps within the tour and some people found this difficult. There was a lift back up to the surface but it only takes 9 people at a time and this is very tight and claustrophobic. Our guide was good but it did seem a little rushed in places.

February 14, 2015

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Krakow Tours Point Travel DMC

Product ID: 11588