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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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Visit the legendary salt mines of Wieliczka near Krakow for a half-day guided tour and admire the beautiful salt sculptures made with "white gold". After the booking you will receive a complimentary  Krakow City DIY audioguide.
Highlights
  • Visit the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Kraków
  • Learn the history of one of the world’s oldest salt mines
  • Explore mining shafts, tunnels, underground lakes, and salt carvings
  • Round-trip transport from city center included, so no need to rent a car
What to Expect
After a pickup from Kraków's city center, travel for about an hour to reach Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world. With your included entrance fee, enter the mine and descend more than 200 steps into an expensive underground network. A guide will show you the way through a maze of tunnels, chambers, and stairways built over eight centuries. Learn about the fascinating history of the mine and browse a collection of antique mining equipment that dates back to the Middle Ages. Breathe deep in the mine’s mineral-rich microclimate, which is thought to have health benefits, and admire detailed shrines and sculptures carved entirely from salt rock. You’ll be dropped off at a convenient point in central Kraków after the tour. As a bonus, receive a free Kraków sightseeing audio guide when you book.
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Departure Point
8 Szczepanski Square Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point (GPS: 50.063667, 19.936157) or 13 Wolnica Square Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point (GPS: 50.048292, 19.944068). 

Please contact local supplier no later than 24h before the service in order to confirm your pickup time and location. Unless you will be picked up from 8 Szczepanski Square. Be aware that if you don't confirm the pick-up time you need to be at 8 Szczepański Square 15 minutes before your chosen time interval. 
Departure Time
Choice of pickup from 8 Szczepanski Square in Krakow city center, or 13 Wolnica Square in Jewish District. Please reconfirm with the local service provider your exact pickup time and place no later than 24 hours before the tour.  Unless you will be picked up from 8 Szczepanski Square. Be aware that if you don't confirm the pick-up time you need to be at 8 Szczepański Square 15 minutes before your chosen time interval.
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to Krakow City Center
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pickup and drop off at the Krakow city center
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Fee for photographing (available to purchase - around 2.50 Euros)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start)
  • Not recommended for participants with claustrophobia
  • Temperature at the Salt Mine is constant (around 14 degrees), please dress appropriately
  • To get a youth discount students must have valid student ID ( date of birth, expire date, picture ) card with during the tour and to show it to th Discover Cracow representative when asked
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a real disappointment. It's lengthy - pushing 3 hours. Bulk of the tour is wandering down passageways with nothing to see. Audio equipment they give you is crap so you're listening to crackling and broken bits of sentences the whole time. Much of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank ChiMike312
Reviewed yesterday

Went with Discover Krakow tours, small minivan to site. Comfortable, quick etc. Then joined a larger group to look around salt mine. Quite a few steps involved in getting down to the depths but down stairs, comfortable pace, easy to keep up. Come up by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have to say I wasn’t massively excited about doing this visit, but it seems everyone recommends going so myself and my dad decided to go. The mines themselves were fascinating, well presented and clean. We paid to have an English speaking guide to tell...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank ZoeOxley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would definitely use this company again! The staff were friendly, helpful and the buses were a really good standard! The tour was an eye opener, really good and unusual. A must visit!

Thank 300dianeh
Reviewed 3 days ago

DON'T DO IT!!! it's definitely an experience never to be repeated.... Even if you have a profound love of mine shafts, salt, sculptures and stairs i would still tell you not to endure the tedium, save some Zloty and go and have a nice Polish...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Sonja P
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Yes they are. Their English is excellent.
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Response from ZoeOxley | Reviewed this property |
I would advise that the person not go. You have to walk down 400 steps to get to the first level and the walls are narrow and uneven. They do have lifts and disabled accessed, but you wouldn’t see the whole mines.
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