Wiliczka Salt Mine and Krakow City Tour is a private tour by car including guided visits in English.
Enter the ‘Underground World of Wonders’ and visit the oldest Salt Mine in Europe – the Salt Mine of Wieliczka. Admire mysterious caves, magnificent chapels, saline lakes and sculptures. Discover dignified beauty of the Royal City of Kraków and let our guide make your visit the one to always remember! Feel the charm of the Polish capital of history, culture and art.
This tour is an ideal offer for those visitors who have only one free day to go on tour while visiting Krakow and want to make the most of it. This is also a very practical proposal for those tourists who simply want to see as much as possible in one day, without any rush.
We invite you to the real world of wonders! The Wieliczka Salt Mine was inscribed onto the First UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in 1978. It reaches a depth of 327 meters and the mine passage is almost 300 km long! The Salt Mine continuously produced kitchen salt from the 13th century until 1996, being one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines. Every year it is visited by over one million tourists, being undoubtedly one of the most frequently visited sites in Poland. There are no appropriate words to express the mystery and beauty of the Wieliczka Salt Mine… you just must see it!
It is a private tour with a door-to-door return transfer and a guided tour in the mine included in the total price. Our English speaking driver will take a very good care of you for all the time during the tour. He will pick you up directly from your hotel and take you to the mine (only about 30 minutes drive from Kraków). When you reach the mine, our driver will accompany you until you meet you local English speaking guide and join your tour. Visiting the mine always takes place under the supervision of the guide, there is no possibility to visit the site on your own. Visiting usually lasts approximately 2.5 hours and includes about 2.5 km walk down the comfortable and about 2 metres wide corridors and paths. Three levels are made available for visitors to see. There are 20 chambers and about 800 steps to climb. Tourists enter the mine descending 380 steps to the first level (64 m underground) and return to the surface by an elevator from the third level (135 m). Temperature in the mine is between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius, all year round.
The second item of that tour is a walking city tour of Krakow. After a lunch break (optional, meals not included in the price) our experienced and knowledgeable guide will take you for an unforgettable walk around the Old Town of our beautiful city. You will enter the town through the medieval St Florian’s Gate that has always been the main gateway leading to the city. You will see the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall and a majestic, twin-spired St Mary’s Church listening to the unique sound of the famous Krakow’s trumpet call. Walking down the former Royal Route, passing dozens of medieval townhouses and churches you will reach the Wawel Hill – the former residence of Polish kings with the Royal Castle and the cathedral. Our professional and full of energy guide will provide you with interesting information not only concerning Krakow but also recommend you some places to eat, go shopping etc.