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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!

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

2. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

Tour Leader will assist you with entrance to the museum. Sightseeing takes place 135 m below the surface. Get ready to walk down 800 stairs to get to the starting point. The tour takes up to 3 hours. Channel your inner miner, exploring the depths of underground chambers, churches, and altars made of salt. After a 2.5 km walk with a licensed guide provided by the museum, you'll return to the surface with an original elevator used by the miners. The Wieliczka Salt Mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and extends via horizontal passages and chambers for over 287 kilometers (178 miles). The rock salt is naturally of varying shades of grey, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white crystalline substance that might be expected.

Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket and Tour

3. Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket and Tour

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a rock salt deposit that has been mined since the 13th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness art galleries, underground chapels, and magnificent statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past. Stroll past magnificent chambers and learn about the historical development of mining techniques in Europe from your expert guide.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

4. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Experience the nature, history, and art that lies within the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour and save time with skip-the-line tickets to this popular attraction. Follow your licensed museum guide to a depth of 135 meters below ground.  Start by taking the stairs into the mine. Let your guide take you along a 2-kilometer route through winding corridors, caves, and chambers. Admire sculptures carved from salt and elaborate engravings.  See exhibits on old mining machines and equipment. Learn about how the salt is still extracted from this mine that has been in operation for 700 years. Uncover the acoustic properties of the mine as you listen to Chopin's music  Visit St. Kinga Chapel which is decorated with large chandeliers that cast a glowing light onto the reflective salt. Breathe in the microclimate which is thought to have some soothing respiratory properties. 

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

5. 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. 

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

6. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine and meet your local guide in front of the entrance. Follow him through the underground historic city as you learn about the major health benefits of visiting the salt mine because of its special climate and microelement-filled air. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135-meters (about 443-feet) underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator.

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.

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

9. 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.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

10. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Tour Schindler's factory with a licensed museum guide. Oskar Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," employed thousands of Jews and saved approximately 1200. Next, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the gruesome events that took place during World War II. See a part of the undestroyed wall surrounding the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle," and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Then you will be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, and the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Although it seems that there are many hours, it was enjoyable because everything was very fluid and between one activity and another we had time in Krakow to eat and rest a bit. Both guides were excellent and knew how to answer all the possible questions we had, the truth is that it is a luxury with professionals like this. Highly recommended.

amazing company they waiting us on pickup because we late 10 minutes. also the instructors was amazing in both places

Fantastic day out. Guide was amazing - very knowledgeable and interesting and really made a sad day very enjoyable

Really well organized tour, expert and very prepared guides, really very satisfied

Amazing place , but with 800 stairs it’s not a easy walk