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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 11132
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Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest mines and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 4 to 5-hour tour. Explore remarkable underground corridors and carved chapels and see why this site attracts over 1 million tourists every year.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, French, Spanish, Italian, English

Pick-up service

The exact pick-up time will be confirmed via email separate email after booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine, an UNESCO World Heritage Site on this 4 to 5-hour tour from Krakow
  • Discover the mine’s remarkable corridors and excavations
  • Marvel at historic carvings and statues, made from salt taken out of the mine
  • Learn about the fascinating history of this remarkably preserved site
Full description
Visit one of the world’s most remarkably preserved mines, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, on this trip from Krakow.

Dating back to the 13th century, this mine produced table salt up until the year 2007 and was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Lying on nine levels, the mine’s original excavations stretch for the total of 300 kilometers, reaching a depth of up to 327 meters.

Descend into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1st level (at a depth of 64 meters) and return to the surface by lift from the 3rd level (at a depth of 135 meters).

Marvel at the Wieliczka Mine’s impressive corridors as well as its remarkable statues and figures. Carved into walls of rock salt by miners or sculpted from dissolved salt by contemporary artists, these works of art help to describe the rich past of this historic site.

The mine also has a long tradition of tourism attracting famous visitors such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Frederic Chopin.

Take in the history of this important historic site, before taking the short trip back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Return (roundtrip) transportation from Krakow
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Tour leader
  • Admission fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Optional photography fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
Unavailable dates: 1 Jan, Easter Sunday, 1 November, and 24, and 25 December.

Bringing luggage to the mine is not allowed with the exception of hand baggage. Hand baggage is considered to be luggage of maximum dimensions 35cm x 20cm x 20cm.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
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Product ID: 11132