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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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Overview
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.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    DiscoverCracow
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    DiscoverCracow
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
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 to the 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 shows 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're 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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Important Information
Departure Point
plac Szczepański 8, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Italian 11am-12pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

English 2pm-3pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

English 8am-9am
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

English 7am-8am
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Spanish 11am-12pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spanish 2pm-3pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

English 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

English 9am-10am
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

English 3pm-4pm
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

English 12pm-1pm
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Spanish 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Italian 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

French 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 2/24/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Spanish 3pm-4pm
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

English 11am-12pm
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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 - DiscoverCracow
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The walk down many, many steps to get to the start of the mine wasn't too bad. We walked for 2 hours, one of our group had counted 11000 steps at least. A lot of displays to see along the way which was good, but the highlight was the chapel the miners had built. Just absolutely
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A well organized tour by our operator. The mine itself was very impressive and our guide was knowledgeable and made it fun. The chapel was fab and worth visiting just for this. A lot of steps to go down which we were geared up for after reading the reviews on here, and a lift
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We had a guided tour of the mines yesterday by Joanna. She was absolutely amazing and told us everything we needed to know. We learnt so much and would highly recommend!!
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My husband and I did this tour straight after doing the aushwitz tour so I guess our legs were tired anyway but my god this tour went on for 3 long hours! It was never ending and I'm afraid I got bored and stopped listening. The sculptures are amazing made out of salt but 3
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Response from Serukada, Public Relations Manager at Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Susan thank you very much for your feedback, we will share it further to the Salt Mines so the guide quality can be improved for future tours, and maybe the tour will get more friendly for those who are not interested in mining also. Kind regards,
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I didn’t really have any interest in doing the tour hubby wanted to do it but I was surprised by the mines and really enjoyed it wasn’t expecting some of the beautiful things that were in the salt mines..would definitely do it, if you suffer from small spaces don’t there is
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Response from Serukada, Guest Relations Manager at Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Katie! thank you very much for your great review and for choosing our company as your supplier for this tour. Also we are very happy that you enjoyed our service. Looking forward to see you again in Kraków! :)
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By: Discover Cracow Tours
Guy S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
10260
Should visit while in Krakow
We went on a tram from just outside main square (about £0.75 each) Bought 2 tickets on the day with no prior
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Pauline B
Dundee, United Kingdom
5723
Stunning chapel
The walk down many, many steps to get to the start of the mine wasn't too bad. We walked for 2 hours, one of our
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Cathmath43
Greasby, United Kingdom
31
Worth visiting, but expensive for what it is.
A well organized tour by our operator. The mine itself was very impressive and our guide was knowledgeable and
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eadaoin12
Krakow, Poland
32
Great experience!!
We had a guided tour of the mines yesterday by Joanna. She was absolutely amazing and told us everything we needed
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James W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
134
Great Museum
I wasn't sure what to expect when I visited, but it's a great museum. Detailing the history of Kraków during the
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alicia r
40
Amazing food tour
This food tour is a must. You will learn about traditional Polish cuisine on top of a little history about
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Ian
Cardiff, United Kingdom
62
Great Place
Fantastic 3 hours enjoying the various pools, outside being the best !. A must visit if you are in the Zakopane
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Edel K
Xi'an, China
21
Fantastic tour
I was travelling with a friend and we had a great food tour. Unfortunately I forget the woman's name but she
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TrailBlazer242858
60
Must see
Well planned and laid out. Learned so much and explanations make sense of so many things we had seen in Krakow.
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TeeGee62
5955
Unique Piece of History
As a dedication to Tadeusz Kosciuszko this mound was erected from soil brought from the various Polish and
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