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Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport

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Kraków, Poland
Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport

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The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the world's oldest salt mines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as being one of Poland’s most popular attractions. This half-day tour from Krakow includes a guided tour of the underground mines, tunnels, lakes, and chapels, plus pickup and round-trip transport from a central Krakow hotel.
  • Half-day tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Explore the underground wonders of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a walking tour
  • Admire highlights including an underground lake and the St. Kinga’s Chapel
  • Learn more about Poland’s oldest working mine from a knowledgeable guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure times available
  • Great-value tour includes entrance fees and round-trip transport
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option wth hotel pick up selected)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Fuel surcharge and insurance
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
WiFi access
Food and drinks
Boxed lunch (available for purchase, please advise at time of booking)
Photography (requires a photo pass which costs 10 PLN / 2.5 EURO - cash only)

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow , Floriana Straszewskiego 17, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

    In principle the endpoint of this tour is the same as a meeting point - in front of Radisson Blu Krakow, Straszewskiego 17 Street, but you could also ask your driver to stop at a place of your choice on the way to the Krakow city center.

  • Dajwór 69 , Dajwór 69, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
  • Poczta Główna , Westerplatte 20, 31-045 Kraków, Poland
  • Your exact pickup time will be provided by email by the local supplier within 24 hours after your booking. Your pickup time may be different than the one indicated on your voucher - this applies if option with hotel pick up selected.
    Your tour begins with pickup from your central Krakow hotel. Traveling by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicle, set out on the short journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

    On arrival, your guide is waiting to whisk you on a walking tour of the magnificent mines. Venture underground, where the vast complex of caverns, tunnels, and chambers are all completely carved from salt—a dazzling sight. Along the way, visit the Kinga’s Chapel, where even the chandeliers are carved from salt crystals; pause to admire dramatic salt sculptures; and pose for photos by the underground lake.

    After you explore the mines, head back to Krakow, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    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.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The route includes over 800 stairs.
    • Not recommended for participants who become easily claustrophobic. There are some very narrow paths inside the salt mine and this may be difficult for some. Once you have begun the tour there is no possibility to shorten your visit or turn back.
    • Hand luggage should be of a reasonable size, and larger luggage should be left in the car.
    • Photography is allowed if a photo pass is purchased which cost 10 PLN / 2.5 EURO - cash only.
    • There is no minimum age to experience the activity, however, children should be capable of walking unassisted or be carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby strollers are not allowed underground.
    • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 15ºC or 59ºF, it is recommended that you bring a jacket
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Krakow Tours by KrakowDirect
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport ?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport .
    What is the policy on sanitization during Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport .
    What is the social distancing policy during Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport ?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport .
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport ?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Salt Mines Krakow - Wieliczka Guided Tour & Transport .

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    • "It is quite warm down there so there’s no need to put a load of layers on , bring a drink with you as there is a lot of steps ." See review
    • "As it says in the literature - there's lots of walking and steps - so not for the unfit." See review
    • "People should be aware a lot of walking but no inclines so easy walking and well worth it" See review


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    , Nov 2021
    Very beautiful and informative tour. The guide took us deep into the earth to see wonderful caverns. The sculptures were craved by masterful artisans that truly captivated the lifelike art.
    Great experience all round
    , Nov 2021
    Great experience from booking to drop off! Driver slightly delayed but received a call to keep us informed and was only a few minutes, and later dropped us off wherever we wanted in town. Tour guide friendly and informative. All in all, highly recommend
    Highly recommended
    , Mar 2020
    Amazing experience a fair bit of walking but such a wonderful experience. Well organised from pick up to drop off driver was lovely !
    Mine superb
    , Mar 2020
    Mine is amazing Lots of walking (Downhill) but plenty of stops (to hear about mine) and a couple of breaks. Slight moan re Mine (not operator) produced a 20zl not to psy for 8zl orange and girl on desk really unhelpful and refused to take. I am diabetic 2 so this was awkward for me. Dont think offering 20 for 8 was unreasonable well into day
    Great trip
    , Mar 2020
    Second time of doing this visit with the same operator. Always on time and an excellent service from start to finish
    Krakow Salt Mines
    , Mar 2020
    The Highlight of our visit to Krakow area. Tour was well organised. Picked up at our hotel by a very pleasant young man and transported to site in a very comfortable minibus with six other tourists We were in a guided tour of 40/50 people with an Excellent English speaking guide. Th tour moved at a steady rate. Tourists need to be very mobile as there is a lot of walking up and down mine shafts at a brisk pace as there are large numbers of visitors every day Strongly recommend this tour. It is a great experience and worth the cost I do not think it would be as enjoyable as s solo tourist without a guide
    Very good tour
    , Feb 2020
    Hotel pick up was excellent. Clean mini bus with friendly driver. Salt Mine tour was excellent though you need to be fairly fit.
    , Feb 2020
    Informative guide with a senve of humer ,small group , not rushed safe interesting , plenty of time for photos
    A must see in Poland
    , Feb 2020
    Would 100% recommend! We got picked up and dropped off at our hotel. The communication between the company and I was really good. The guide was really friendly and did a great job also . It is quite warm down there so there’s no need to put a load of layers on , bring a drink with you as there is a lot of steps . The ques at the gift shop are too long .
    Salt mines - definitely worth a visit
    , Feb 2020
    Awesome trip where we were picked up from our hotel by Peter our friendly, safe driver from Krakow Direct. Arriving at the salt mines we were kitted out with our entrance tickets and our audio equipment and headphones before we met our knowledgeable guide who worked for the salt mines- wow this lady knew her stuff. 780 steps down (135 metres) into the mine for approximately 2 hour tour seeing some incredible pieces of art carved from salt. The highlight for me was the great hall with its own chapel and alter (they do actual weddings here!!) the carving of the last supper was fantastic and so was the Pope Jon Paul II statue. Free time for a look round the shop or refreshments before cramming into the mine shaft lift (not for the faint hearted but the only way out - but it only takes 40 seconds) if you have time on your trip to Krakow this attraction should definitely be on your itinerary.

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