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

From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

Product ID: 101570
Visit Schindler's Factory and one of the best-preserved salt mines in the world to see underground lakes, caves and chapels made of salt on this half-day tour.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:15 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Exact pick-up time will be provided by email by the local supplier within 24 hours after your booking. Make sure to check your inbox and/or junk/spam box for the exact pick-up time from your hotel. Your pick-up time may be different than the one indicated on your GetYourGuide voucher.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a medieval salt mine founded around 1044 AD
  • Explore magnificent salt lakes and caves
  • Learn the history of the mine from a professional guide
  • Feel the atmosphere of Krakow during World War II at the Schindler's Factory
  • Hear about the life of someone who saved more than 1,000 people during the Holocaust
Full description
Visit one of the most valuable monuments in Poland on this half-day tour. This salt mine in Wieliczka is the only one of its kind in such good condition. Learn how it is also the only salt mine opened in the 11th century that has been in operation continuously.

Almost 300 kilometers of hallways extend across 9 levels, reaching a depth of 327 meters, presenting the evolution of mining. Explore the mine's underground city containing famous chambers and chapels, including the popular St. King's Chapel visited by over one million tourists from all over the world each year.

Step back in time to World War II at the Schindler's Factory museum. Located in the former factory of the industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, this site was made famous in the film Schindler's List.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation in a minibus
  • Wi-Fi on the minibus
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Entrance fee to Schindler's Museum
  • Tour guide in Schindler's Factory
  • 1.5-hour at the interactive exhibition
  • 2.5-hour guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional photo permission
  • Tip for the driver
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the entrance of Raddison Blu Hotel Krakow - Straszewskiego 17 street

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with claustrophobia
• This tour can accommodate people with limited mobility
• The wheelchair-accessible route through the mine is different than the standard tourist route
• Your exact pick-up time and location will be confirmed after booking
• This guided tour has a maximum size of 40 guests in Wieliczka Salt Mine
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From US$ 78.63 US$ 39.32 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Expensive but just about worth it as a one off experience

The tours are quite expensive but worth it as a one off trip if you are in Krakow. Would not go again though due to cost. The salt mine tour was a little rushed and could have been a little more slower to allow us to look around as well as time to have something to eat in the restaurant. The guide was good and had a touch of sardonic wit which was amusing The factory tour part allowed us to avoid the large queue outside and was very educational as it was about the history of NAZI occupation of Krakow during WW2 which was different and more horrific than the experiences perhaps of countries that were not occupied. Could have spend longer reading through the displays but time was limited on the tour. The displays were not arranged in a way that made the tour easy though. However if you are expecting to have a tour of Schindlers factory as it was in 1940's then you will be disappointed. There is some information on Schindler etc but the tour is mainly about WW2 Krakow history.

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January 15, 2019

Impressive and worth a visit

Well organised trip and impressive mines, especially the chapels. Only reason not given a 5-star rating is that we found it difficult to hear and/or understand the young guide. The microphone on the guide was around his neck with the mike infront of him. The commentary was quiet at best, and when he turned his head to explain/show something, the volume dropped to almost non-existent. Members of the group told him a few times, and he did hold the mike up to his mouth on occasion, which helped, but I think people stopped telling him after a while and just accepted they couldn't hear. the receivers only had one ear-piece - maybe two would have helped?

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September 14, 2018

The Salt Mine is interesting, a lot of walking- Schindler’s Factory is an amazing museum with mixed media exhibits. I would recommend getting a guide because there’s just so much. You can easily spend 2-3 hours there. There was no line when we got there on a Wednesday at 3.

September 13, 2018

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Product ID: 101570