Day trip

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Holidays

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Holidays
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From US$ 56.32 per person

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine on an excursion from Krakow and discover a one-of-a-kind underground world that was created hundreds of years ago.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
Pickup included
Hotel pickup: the driver will find you at the lobby. Apartment pickup: the driver will find you at the front of the building.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most important monuments of Polish heritage
  • Follow the tourist route that’s 135 metres below ground
  • Marvel at the 20 chambers in this historic underground city
  • Discover the salt chapels in the underground chambers
Full description
Take a half-day trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine where a local guide will escort you through the historic underground chambers. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has an extensive underground network of tunnels and constructions made from salt.  Enjoy a guided walk along the 3-kilometre-long tourist route 135 metres under the ground. Experience the health benefits of its special climate and its micro-element filled air. See the chapels made of salt constructed by the miners, as well as the spectacular salt chandeliers. Pickup from Krakow begins at 8:30 AM with arrival at the salt mine around 9:30 AM. The trip also includes free time during which you can independently explore the areas of the mine and Saltworks Castle.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Live speaking guided tour at the museum
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • English speaking driver/tour leader
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • There are 800 steps to climb, and 350 of these are at the beginning, taking you down into the mine. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Please bring warm clothing
  • Smoking and the use of open fire in the mine is strictly forbidden
  • Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10 cm are not permitted inside the museum - please leave them at your hotel
  • No animals are allowed in the mine
  • You can choose from the following languages: English, German, Italian, or French
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Well worth doing. Can get quite warm underground so advise to wear layers that can be taken off. Book in advance to save queuing.

January 4, 2020

Excellent tour and guide, there was a lot of walking involved, maybe not so good for people who cannot walk far.

March 25, 2022

Una experiencia muy bonita un lugar precioso, el guía excelente muy gentil responde a todas las preguntas que se le hace ,la empresa nos recogió del hotel .lo recomendamos

April 19, 2022

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