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From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

4.4 / 5

85 reviews

From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

From US$ 77.89 per person

Visit Schindler's Factory and one of the best-preserved salt mines in the world to see underground lakes, caves and chapels made of salt on this half-day tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Exact pick-up time will be provided by email by the local supplier within 24 hours after your booking. Make sure to check your inbox and/or junk/spam box for the exact pick-up time from your hotel. Your pick-up time may be different than the one indicated on your GetYourGuide voucher.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a medieval salt mine founded around 1044 AD
  • Explore magnificent salt lakes and caves
  • Learn the history of the mine from a professional guide
  • Feel the atmosphere of Krakow during World War II at the Schindler's Factory
  • Hear about the life of someone who saved more than 1,000 people during the Holocaust
Full description
Visit one of the most valuable monuments in Poland on this half-day tour. This salt mine in Wieliczka is the only one of its kind in such good condition. Learn how it is also the only salt mine opened in the 11th century that has been in operation continuously. Almost 300 kilometers of hallways extend across 9 levels, reaching a depth of 327 meters, presenting the evolution of mining. Explore the mine's underground city containing famous chambers and chapels, including the popular St. King's Chapel visited by over one million tourists from all over the world each year. Step back in time to World War II at the Schindler's Factory museum. Located in the former factory of the industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, this site was made famous in the film Schindler's List.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation in a minibus
  • Wi-Fi on the minibus
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Entrance fee to Schindler's Museum
  • Tour guide in Schindler's Factory
  • 1.5-hour at the interactive exhibition
  • 2.5-hour guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional photo permission
  • Tip for the driver
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

At the entrance of Raddison Blu Hotel Krakow - Straszewskiego 17 street

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with claustrophobia
  • This tour can accommodate people with limited mobility
  • The wheelchair-accessible route through the mine is different than the standard tourist route
  • Your exact pick-up time and location will be confirmed after booking
  • This guided tour has a maximum size of 40 guests in Wieliczka Salt Mine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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The Salt Mines is one of those things that you must see. Having said that we could hardly hear the guide so lots was missed. Glad I saw it but wouldn’t rush back. Driver was great. As for the Schindler’s factory - an absolute must see. Gave us ideas on other places to visit and was a sobering but informative account of the WW2 situation in Poland. Having a guide take us through was perfect.

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July 27, 2020

Expensive but just about worth it as a one off experience

The tours are quite expensive but worth it as a one off trip if you are in Krakow. Would not go again though due to cost. The salt mine tour was a little rushed and could have been a little more slower to allow us to look around as well as time to have something to eat in the restaurant. The guide was good and had a touch of sardonic wit which was amusing The factory tour part allowed us to avoid the large queue outside and was very educational as it was about the history of NAZI occupation of Krakow during WW2 which was different and more horrific than the experiences perhaps of countries that were not occupied. Could have spend longer reading through the displays but time was limited on the tour. The displays were not arranged in a way that made the tour easy though. However if you are expecting to have a tour of Schindlers factory as it was in 1940's then you will be disappointed. There is some information on Schindler etc but the tour is mainly about WW2 Krakow history.

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January 15, 2019

Impressive and worth a visit

Well organised trip and impressive mines, especially the chapels. Only reason not given a 5-star rating is that we found it difficult to hear and/or understand the young guide. The microphone on the guide was around his neck with the mike infront of him. The commentary was quiet at best, and when he turned his head to explain/show something, the volume dropped to almost non-existent. Members of the group told him a few times, and he did hold the mike up to his mouth on occasion, which helped, but I think people stopped telling him after a while and just accepted they couldn't hear. the receivers only had one ear-piece - maybe two would have helped?

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September 14, 2018

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