Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour From Krakow

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Choice of pickup from 8 Szczepanski Square in Krakow city center, or 13 Wolnica Square in Jewish District. Please reconfirm with the local service provider your exact pickup time and place no .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    8 Szczepanski Square Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point (GPS: 50.063667, 19.936157) or 13 Wolnica Square Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point (GPS: 50.048292, 19.944068).  Plea.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to Krakow City Center
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit the legendary salt mines of Wieliczka near Krakow for a half-day guided tour and admire the beautiful salt sculptures made with "white gold". After the booking you will receive a complimentary Krakow City DIY audioguide.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Instant Confirmation

Know More about this tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish monuments. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as the beginning of the19th century. A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978).

The underground path leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of art, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and its legends. Wieliczka 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. Moreover, the microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.

The tour starts with a descent of 64 meters by stairs. You are then led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at the level of 135 meters below the surface and the return to the surface is by lift.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pickup and drop off at the Krakow city centre
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking)

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Fee for photographing (available to purchase - around 2.50 Euros)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start)

Not recommended for participants with claustrophobia

Temperature at the Salt Mine is constant (around 14 degrees), please dress appropriately

To get a youth discount students must have a student ID card during the tour and show it to the DiscoverCracow representative when asked