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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town

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Breeze by the entrance lines of Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wieliczka Salt Mine, with this tour. Along with a skip-the-line admission ticket, this tour provides round-trip transport form Krakow and bottled water to keep you hydrated during the trek underground. Plus, you can learn information about the mine from your guide you wouldn’t learn if traveling alone, and a headset is offered so you can clearly hear the commentary as you go. 
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    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    The most popular way, the tourist route is about 3 km of winding corridors located between 135 and 240 meters underground. The tour lasts about three hours, in groups of up to 40 people and starts in the Daniłowicz Shaft, where the guide will introduce you to the history and secrets of the mine. The trail leads to the Chapel of St. Kinga, where you can see salt works of art or a spectacle on a salt lake. It is worth knowing that there are approximately 800 stairs on the route, of which 380 are already at the beginning, which is why we suggest you put on comfortable footwear. The temperature below the ground varies between 14-16 C.
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  • Guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine gives you a rundown of its history
  • Round-trip transport from Krakow allows you to travel stress free
  • Admission fees included for this popular UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bottled water keeps you hydrated during the 2-mile (3-kilometer) mine trek
What to Expect
If you're staying at select Krakow hotels, begin your tour with convenient pickup. Otherwise, meet your guide and group at a central location. Climb aboard a minivan, and enjoy the scenery on the 10-mile (16-kilometer) ride to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine. Once you arrive, start your tour of the mine. Learn about its origins in the 13th century from your guide. Ascend almost 450 feet (135 meters) into the earth, including a climb down 350 steps and a walk through a 2-mile (3-kilometer) network of tunnels. Take in vast chambers decorated with salt carvings, a chapel decorated with salt chandeliers, and caverns hosting salt-rich lakes. Throughout your guided tour, listen to your guide's informative commentary through provided headsets. Climb back to the surface for the ride back to Krakow. Get dropped off at your original departure point at the end of this tour.
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Departure Point
Rynek Główny 30, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Plac Bohaterów Getta 13, 30-527 Kraków, Poland Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland ibis budget Kraków Stare Miasto, Pawia 11, 31-154 Kraków, Poland PURO Kraków Kazimierz, Halicka 14A, 31-036 Kraków, Poland Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22A, 31-535 Kraków, Poland Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, Świętego Filipa 18, 31-150 Kraków, Poland DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Dąbska 5, 31-572 Kraków, Poland Novotel Kraków City West, Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków, Poland Hotel Petrus, Jana Pietrusinskiego 12, 30-321 Kraków, Poland Camping Smok, Kamedulska 18, 30-252 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Ostoya Palace Hotel, Józefa Piłsudskiego 24, 31-109 Kraków, Poland Apartamenty Galeria, Długa 55, 31-147 Kraków, Poland ApartHotel Astor, Krowoderska 70, 31-158 Kraków, Poland City Lights Apartments, Lubicz 17a/59, 31-503 Kraków, Poland PURO Hotel Kraków Stare Miasto, Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Kraków, Poland Vienna House Easy Cracow, Przy Rondzie 2, 31-547 Kraków, Poland Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 3, 32-083 Balice, Poland Best Western Hotel Galicya, Rzemieślnicza 4, 30-403 Kraków, Poland Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, Flisacka 3, 30-114 Kraków, Poland Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland Sympozjum Hotel, Kobierzyńska 47, 30-363 Kraków, Poland Hotel Alexander, Garbarska 18, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland
Return Details
Wielopole, Kraków, Poland Starowiślna, Kraków, Poland Pawia, Kraków, Poland
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • Round-trip private transfer in the Door to Door by Private Car Option
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 8 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default Bottled water (returnable bottle)
  • WiFi on board
  • Shared two way transfer in the Group Tour Option
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off not offered in the Group Tour option
  • Entrance ticket (it's reserved for you but not included in the price)
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Entrance fee is not included in the price, please pay it to the driver before entering the museum (prices in 2019 : 69 PLN reduced, 89 PLN normal)
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from claustrophobia
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Cracow Local Tours
We had a good trip to the salt mines the tour guide we had there was very informative. The exhibits carved in the
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eithne R
Lucan, Ireland
Salt mines
What a wonderful place to visit- mines are spectacular. The journey to the mines however did not run smoothly. I
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Lochgelly, United Kingdom
Salt mine tour
Very good tour, well organised with very good tour guides. Lots of information available from tour guide No
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Jane J
Full day tour to Auschwitz- Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow.
We had a brilliantly organised trip. Picked up from outside hotel at 6.15. The tour company had been in touch
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit
This is a great tour. Really interesting and informative. The tour round the mine takes around 3 hours. Although
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Getting a little too commercialised
Visited about 7 years ago, when it was a bit raw and more of an adventure. Now the tour is too organised, too many
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John B
Incomprehensible, Compelling; Tragic
The arrangements for the trip were faultless and our guide extremely knowledgeable. We were picked up on time and
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Kathryn M
Guide was very good. However our vouch said a lunchbox was included, but this was not the case. When I asked for
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Krakow, Poland
Excellent but emotional!
We went to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and tour with Local Tours. Very punctual on pick up times. We were driven
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Reanna Klanseck
Baumholder, Germany
All-Time Favorite!
This is one of my all-time favorite tours, and I do a lot of tours! The driver was punctual, friendly, and a good
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Russian
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