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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

From US$ 38.95 per person

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s most popular attractions, on a guided tour with hotel pickup. Marvel at beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and lakes 135 meters underground.

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Duration options: 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish
Optional audio guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup locations vary. More information will be provided at checkout.
Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, dating back to the 13th century
  • See underground caves, lakes, chambers, chapels, and salt sculptures
  • Learn about the mine’s fascinating history from a professional guide
  • Follow a labyrinth-like 3 km route that is 135 meters below ground
  • Benefit from a convenient hotel pickup and a shared roundtrip transfer service
Full description
Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to your accommodation in Krakow.
Includes
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
  • Pickup and transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia

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      What to bring

      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes
      • Warm clothing
      • Student card

      Not allowed

      • Luggage or large bags
      • Flash photography

      Know before you go

      • There are 800 steps on the way down the mine and the return to the surface will be by lift
      • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC), and narrow paths may seem claustrophobic
      • You need to purchase a permit to take photographs in the mine
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.5 /5

      based on 5191 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.4/5
      • Transportation
        4.4/5
      • Value for money
        4.2/5
      • Safety
        4.6/5

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      The Salt Mine Tour, well Awesome is the only word I can use to describe it with, we were picked up from the Hotel (hotel Columbus) on time and driven to our destination about 25 minutes away where we were handed over to our Guide. We had to wait about 15 minutes for our Tour to begin, but there is a small coffee shop where you can purchase a drink and something to eat, fortunately the weather was dry as we had to wait outdoors. The tour lasted approximately 2 hours and our guide (Monica) was very knowledgeable. The temperature in the mines is constant all year round so you don't need to wrap up, I ended up taking my coat off as I was too warm. It's quite a trip descending to the bottom of the mine, about 800 stairs and if your not squeamish look down the center of the wooden stairs, it's a long way down. Other than Auschwitz, this was the highlight of our short Trip to Krakow Poland, a Beautiful City and the Polish people are just so helpful and friendly. This is a MUST DO tour

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      February 28, 2020

      Booking was easy and had to ring to cofirm where we were being picked up at and they were very helpful. Minis bus on time. The disappointing thing was how quickly we had to do the tour. I had my 84 yr old mum with me and althoigh she is fit it was hard work keeping up with the group. It felt very rushed. There was no time to appreciate the attraction or to take many photos. It was also very busy with the next group behind us all the time so we didnt feel that we could linger and take it all in.

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      February 18, 2020

      Hotel pickup was prompt, about 5 minutes after the agreed time which is fine. The drive to the mines took longer than expected due to a 15 minute detour to pick up two people at a hotel on the outskirts of town. But the van was comfortable enough so it wasn't that much of a hardship. The tour was really good, and I especially appreciated the audio devices. The live tour guide spoke into her headset and we could all hear her through the device, regardless how far away, as you always had one earphone in your ear and your own individual volume control on the device. The guide was clearly understandable and gave good relevant information. I'm a bit deaf and usually have to walk right next to the guide in order to hear, so it was a luxury to be able to pause where I wanted to, and still be engaged in the tour.

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      February 3, 2020

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