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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (+hotel pickup)

1. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (+hotel pickup)

Just book your trip and relax. On the evening before the tour you'll get an e-mail and text with the details like pickup time. On the day of your tour - welcome on-board, please pass the seatbelts and start magnificent journey! Get some knowleadge about the City of Cracow from experienced host-drivers and after that, join to the guide and group of maximum 30 people in the Salt Mine. At the beginning you'll pass around 370 wooden steps but it'll be not so hard! - See beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and underground lakes. - See life-size statues, imposing chapels, and intricate altars carved in salt. - Explore the 3 underground levels and learn about the history and cultural importance of the mine. - Return using a specific, very interesting elevator. Easy and fun! Tour with a guide lasts approximately 2-2,5 hours. After all, quick drop to the destination of your choice. In Cracow of course... General, if may offer some advice. Downtown Cracow will always be there. Why not spend some time getting to know the other parts of the city? That way, when you do go "downtown", it will be that much more special... Yes? Okay! Happy travels!

Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

2. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Enjoy a combo Vistula River cruise and guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, skip-the-line entry included. Look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, then go to Wieliczka and admire underground wonders made of salt by the forces of nature and the work of human hands. Start your day by hopping on board a boat with a heated deck and leather sofas that will make you feel at home, even on cold days. On warmer days, head to the upper platform to enjoy the views while spending time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside and spot monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the cathedral, and the iconic silhouette of a dragon. Then, change to a bus and drive to Wieliczka, a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years old) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, and the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, and a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine and a sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning round-trip to Krakow. 

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine

3. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine

Explore the vast, magnificent chambers of the Wieliczka Salt Mines at this UNESCO World Heritage site. See the centuries of tradition and modernity that make up this underground city. As you descend into the mine, admire the charming underground lakes and twisting saline tunnels. Also, see the preserved machines, tools, and salt sculptures that date as far back as 700 years ago. Visit the chapel dedicated to Princess Kinga and admire the numerous saline works of art decorating the chapel. End the tour with spectacular light and sound show on the shores of one of the saline lakes. By the end of the walking tour, you will have only passed through 1% of the mine.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

4. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

Book this half-day Wieliczka Salt Mine excursion and a professional, English-speaking driver will drive you straight to the site, where a local guide will take you through the historic underground city. Experience the famous salt mine dating back to medieval times with a history of 9 centuries of salt exploitation. Embark on the tourist route through the mine, located 135 meters underground and only accessible by stairs. Encounter a unique place to visit that is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Visiting the Salt Mine is also good for your health on account of its special climate and micro-element-filled air. 

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

Benefit from door-to-door transportation from your Krakow accommodation to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine. Join a small tour group no larger than 20 people and take a guided tour through the stunning 13th-century UNESCO-listed site while witnessing beautiful chambers carved in salt.  Start with a pickup service from your hotel or accommodation by your driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. As you drive, listen as your guide introduces you to the history and cultural importance of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest working salt mines. Once you arrive at the salt mine, be met by one of the mine's official guides. Enter the mine chambers and descend down through a wooden stairway with 378 stairs, taking you 64 meters underground to reach the first level of the mine. Continue further down through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. Visit the underground museum exhibiting mining machines and equipment used to produce table salt for over 700 years. See a subterranean lake and admire the chapels, altars, and unique statues that have been carved by miners out of rock salt. Learn about why this tradition came to be and the efforts that go into preserving these salty works of art. After an awe-inspiring journey through 3 underground levels, take a lift back up to the main ground level. Meet back up with your tour guide who will drop you off back at your accommodation in Krakow.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

6. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

7. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Take a step back in time on this half-day tour of the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine, listed on the first UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1978. Take advantage of skip-the-line entry tickets and convenient pickup and drop-off from Krakow. About 10 km from Krakow, arrive at the Wieliczka Salt Mine to start exploring this historic site with your guide. Go through the most interesting places in the salt mine that consists of 22 chambers, which are located at a depth of 64 to 135 meters underground and are connected by salt pathways of about 3 km in length. As you follow a 3-kilometer labyrinth-like route 135 meters underground, learn about the history of the site from your guide. 

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

8. Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Discover the wonders of a salt mine on this exciting guided visit. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 meters. The micro-climate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies. You’ll be led through a number of chambers and see underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments. The underground labyrinth covers 9 levels at 64 to 327 meters below the surface of the earth. Nearly 2,400 chambers are connected with sidewalks, for a total length of 245km. The mine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1978. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established at the turn of the 19th century. The trail leads through numerous drifts and galleries where evidence of mining activity has been preserved. You’ll also see examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends surrounding it. Wieliczka is also home to the world's largest mining heritage museum, with a collection of unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. The tour ends at a level that’s 135 meters below the surface, and you’ll return to the surface by elevator.

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

9. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Kraków, and then travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking driver. Meet an English-speaking guide on arrival, and then descend beneath the ground to discover an extraordinary underground art museum. Walk down 800 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters, and experience the cooler temperature as you follow a route of around 2 kilometers through the different chambers. Currently one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments – and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – the salt mines feature dozens of statues and four chapels the miners carved out of the rock salt, along with extra carvings made by contemporary artists.

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer

10. Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer

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 descent 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.

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4.5 / 5

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Everything went well as per the plan and the planning of both places in one day was spot on. The pick up was on time and everything went smooth. Their communication was excellent too before and during the tour. I will highly recommend this one day tour with this company.

Everything was perfect! Our driver very polite and helpful, driving very carefully, and wanda the guide in auschwitz just amazing. Salt mines also worth the visit, but be prepared for a long day with a lot of walking!

Great tours It's a very long day so just be prepared for that. Also a shame we got back so late (around 8:30pm) though I think a normal time would have been around 7:30ish.

Very informative. Paweł, the guide was friendly and engaging.

pick was on time and the travel was very comfortable.