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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

by Cracow Tours
per traveller Price was CA $73 Discount price is CA $59
Duration: 4h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Fascinating guided walk through depths of Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Intricate carvings of figures, monuments & altarpieces

  • Exploration of the underground salt-mining exhibition

  • History & legends surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Chapel dedicated to St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners

Highlights

  • Fascinating guided walk through depths of Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Intricate carvings of figures, monuments & altarpieces

  • Exploration of the underground salt-mining exhibition

  • History & legends surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Chapel dedicated to St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners

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8:35 AM, Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour in English

Duration 4h

Tour with an English speaking guide, starts between 7:35am-8:35am. If you are interested in complementary hotel pick-up, please make sure to contact the supplier at: office@cracowtours.pl, or on +48 602 49 70 64 no later than 24h prior to your tour. If your hotel is not in central Krakow, or cannot be serviced, or you do not require hotel pick-up, make your own way to the 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.

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Daniłowicza 10

Wieliczka 32-020

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • 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.

    7 Powiśle

    Kraków 31-101


Description

Explore an incredible underground world as you investigate the cathedrals, carvings, and passageways in the Wielczka Salt Mine. Learn about the mine's history, traverse its winding pathways, and stand in awe of its massive columns and open rooms, some more than 1,000 feet (305 m) below ground.

Descend into the depths of the salt mine, which feels like entering a vast underground city, complete with huge caverns and underground lakes. Visit chapels illuminated in dramatic and colourful lights, and learn about St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners.

Chat about the mine's history along the 1.5-mile (2.5-km) walking route, and feel free to ask questions of your guide along the way. From glittering chandeliers suspended from towering ceilings to intricate sculptures and religious carvings, there's always something new to discover around the next bend of this subterranean wonder.


Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected centrally located Krakow hotels only)

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Lift journey to the ground level on exit

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

  • Local live guide

  • Tour escort/host

  • Entrance ticket


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • If you are interested in complementary hotel pick-up, please make sure to contact the supplier at: office@cracowtours.pl, or on +48 602 49 70 64 no later than 24h prior to your tour.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pick-up 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 pick-up time.

  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, 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.

  • 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 kilometres) 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, although constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn.


Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour ratings based on 178 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

3/5 Dec 29, 2019

The mines were beautiful and the history was interesting; however, our guide seemed to be running a marathon. Everything just seemed really rushed. This took away from the overall experience. I would say the mines are a definite must-see. Hopefully you'll have a better experience with your guide.

LESLIE-ANN R

United States

5/5 Dec 19, 2019

The whole trip, rhe tour guide who picked us up was very friendly ,helpful and informative. Very well organised and amazong experience at the salt mine

5/5 Dec 10, 2019

Excellent tour, the guide provided at the site was excellent & provided very good commentary, there is a lot of walking so a certain level of fitness required