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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

From US$ 30.27 per person

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

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Duration options: 4 - 6 hours
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  • 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
  • Discover a historic monument to mineral and religious culture in Poland
Full description
Enjoy 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 meeting your driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the 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 impressive 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. After your guided tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to the meeting point in Krakow.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine day trip
  • Access to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport from meeting point to activity: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      Meet in front of the Maltański Hotel, at the Kiss and Ride Bus Stop with the sign "K+R".

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      Important information

      What to bring

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

      Not allowed

      • Luggage or large bags

      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
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      Overall rating

      4.4 /5

      based on 2527 reviews

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      I really enjoyed the Salt Mine tour itself - it’s definitely worth a visit. The only downside was the transfer from the meeting point and back. We were asked to arrive at 10.30am at the meeting point however once actually getting to the Salt Mines we were then informed our tour wasn’t for another hour so we needed to find something else to do and come back. We were also waiting an hour for the driver to pick us up after the tour had finished. The timings could have been better organised as we wasted 2 hours just waiting around.

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      September 17, 2021

      We really enjoyed the tour! Amazing things to see underground! The guide who explained everything inside was so good with e great sense of humour! I would definately reccomend it! I would ask once again the option to have a tour in greek. I am really sorry that it is excluded from the language options

      September 8, 2021

      The tour itself was good, the guide in the mine was very informative though I feel that they could benefit from a mic and headphone setup as it was difficult to hear him at times. The experience before we got to the mine however was very poor. We were called the day before asking if we could move the booking back several hours as it was double booked, we agreed but this did impact other plans. On the day the driver at the pickup point did not properly check if we were his passengers so we had to wait around for longer. When we arrived at the mine the guide/tour organiser was not at all helpful and asked us to wait for "20 minutes" whilst he got the tickets. 50 minutes later he arrived with no apology and the tickets stated that they had been purchased 40 minutes previously.

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      November 6, 2021

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      VA ID: 395791