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Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer

1. Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer

Step back in time at the UNESCO-listed mining heritage museum in the Wieliczka Salt Mines on this guided tour from Krakow. Reach a depth of 64 meters as you pass by vast underground and lakes and thorugh chambers of carved salt. Transfer to the mine from a centrally-located meeting point in Krakow in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and then begin your descent into this facinating underground world that has been in use since the Middle Ages. Navigate through a number of chambers to see lakes, shrines, and salt monuments. Follow the underground trail through numerous drifts and galleries, where traces of mining activity have been preserved.  See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine. Watch as light reflects off of chandeliers onto intricately carved salt in the St Kinga's Chapel which is dedicated to the patron saint of salt miners. 

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Including Hotel Pick-Up

2. Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Including Hotel Pick-Up

Visit one of the world’s oldest working salt mines that has been producing table salt for over 700 years! Your English-speaking guide will take you 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey into the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The more than 2.5-kilometers long route is full of chambers with amazing carvings, statues, mining machines, and equipment, where everything is made of salt. To reach the first level of the mine, which is 64 meters underground, you have to descend a wooden stairway with 378 stairs. At the end of the tour, you’ll travel to the surface by elevator. Over the centuries, miners developed a tradition of carving sculptures out of the rock salt. You’ll find entire underground churches, altars, and dozens of life-size statues on 9 underground levels. There’s an underground museum and special-purpose chambers, including a sanatorium for those suffering from respiratory ailments. The Chapel of the Blessed Kinga is the largest of the chapels, and is located more than 100 meters underground. There’s also a subterranean lake that’s been open to visitors since the early days of mining operations.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

3. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow. Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time. Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

4. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, a monument that has functioned since the Middle Ages and is a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage monument. Take a guided tour of this subterranean wonderland. Experience unforgettable impressions when you descend 64 to 327 meters below the surface, and marvel at the numerous chambers, cave, salt drifts, and artistic works in the mine. Explore this fascinating underground city with your expert guide. Those who suffer from allergies and respiratory illnesses may even experience relief because the microclimate in the mine has been known to have healing and soothing properties.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip and Guided Tour

5. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip and Guided Tour

Descend into a hidden world of underground corridors and rooms on this Wieliczka Salt Mine day trip from Krakow. Learn about ancient mining tools and the machines that were once used to extract and transport salt. Meet your driver at the meeting point in Krakow and sit back and relax on the comfortable journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine where you will be greeted by your licensed museum guide. Explore the 3-kilometer path through 20 unique rooms. Admire the chandeliers, carvings, and salt statues which adorn the richly decorated church that was dedicated to the patron saint of miners. View huge wooden structures, unusual underground lakes, and traces of the of the past as you wander through the mine. Experience the microclimate which was was thought to have healing properties. Visit the old sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. After the tour, return to the meeting point in Krakow.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Having the guide and a small group was very helpful. Being the first group in was also good because we didn't have to wait on other groups to finish as we kept moving.

Had a good time on this trip. Our driver was great, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyed the salt mines.

Great experience, second time going to the mines. Lots of walking so come prepared but definitely worth it

My experience was unique. The saltmine is a place worth visiting.

Fascinating to see one to the world's heritage sites.