Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour From Krakow

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:35am-8:35am, all year round 15:45-16:45 from April to September Tour starts between 7:35am-8:35am or 15:45-16:45. If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup please make sure to contact.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Powiśle 7, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point
    Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Along with the mine's historical importance, its carvings of fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces have earned the Wieliczka salt mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All entrance fees included

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Wieliczka salt mine, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland

Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground. Thus it is no surprise that till now, the Tourist Route, the main visiting route of the mine has been visited by 43,026,898 tourists from around the whole world in search of adventures.


Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle.

Tour escort/host.

Elevator ride to the ground level on exit.

Local live guide.

Headsets to hear the guide clearly.

Hotel pickup and drop-off (designated centrally located Krakow hotels only).

If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact us

no later than 24h prior to your tour.

Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels.

Pls arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced,

you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street,

across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow.

Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Fee for photographing.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact the supplier no later than 24h prior to your tour. Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, or you do not confirm the pickup time & location, you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Wieliczka Salt Mine tour is not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start) and for participants with claustrophobia.

The guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Visitors entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1 (64 meters below ground level). This walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, however we ask you consider the walk and 380-step staircase when booking this tour. The return to the surface will be by lift up the Danilowicz Shaft, from Level 3 (135 meters below ground level).

The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, though constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn.

Taking photographs requires a special permit which may be purchased in the ticket office or during the visit itself. The permit price is PLN 10.

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the main cannot exceed dimensions: 35x20x20 cm.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Mar-2020

    Picked up on time , nice comfortable bus , good guide, everything explained about the trip, Great trip in all , salt mine was absolutely amazing, highly recommended

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Loved all aspects of the trip from our pocket rocket guide Natalya, the underground churches to the pit lift ride at the end. Well worth it.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    It was a really cool place. Make sure to put on some comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    Really good tour, be warned lots of steps! Some interesting facts and amazing sculptures. Only downside was that my receiver didn’t pick up the tour guide’s commentary very well at times so I missed quite a bit of what he was saying, a shame as he clearly knew his stuff

  • 19-Feb-2020

    It was amazing to see the vast spaces and many sculptures of salt! Easy walkable areas and steps but be prepared to do lots of it to see many areas. There are a few shops underground to buy food/drink souvenirs on the way around the tour. It’s a must to go in a small group tour as more facts are heard and more time to look at everything! The animations are quite breath taking to watch. Margaret’s voice was nice to listen to and she explained everything well. Very well worth the money!!!

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Absolutely amazing. The tour guide Tomasz was excellent and was such a lovely person with a great sense of humour and the lady who picked us up on the coach was fantastic. Well worth a visit

  • 11-Feb-2020

    Pick up from hotel just a 2 min walk away was good. Our tour guide in the Salt Mine (Peter)
    was very good and spoke good English

  • 11-Feb-2020

    Great tour, extremely well organised. Picked up from the hotel and transferred then to another bus, where we had a lovely guide Barbara then also at the at mines Monica the guide was excellent. Would recommend booking this tour.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    My husband and myself made our own way to the pick up point which was a 5 minute walk. A minibus then took us to the bus station where we changed to a coach and travelled to Wieliczka to visit the salt mines. The English speaking guide on the coach was very good and gave us all the information we needed. Once we arrived we were given 15 free time to use the loo and get a drink. We were then given headsets and met our English speaking guide in the mine and made our way down hundreds of wooden stairs and the mine was amazing and the guide was very good and funny. We had free time to buy goods from the souvenir shops too. We were then dropped back into Krakow main square. Would highly recommend using Viator for this trip and the Auchwitz one.

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Excellent tour guide, amazing location. Incredible to find out the details of the mine and how long it has been operating! Definitely recommend

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