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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Krakow, Poland

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Avg Distance

    Approximately 2.5 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    Your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Hotel/apartment pick up and drop off - Transport by a private car/minivan - English speaking driver - Fast track entrance and a guided tour in English - Individual insurance for all passengers

Highlights

  • About 2.5 km walk through the labyrinth of chambers and corridors excavated 600 years ago
  • Mysterious underground lakes situated about 100 meters below the ground level
  • Chapels carved out in rock salt
  • Galleries showing miners’ work hundreds of years ago

Guide

Rafal

 

Trip Info

This is a private tour by car & guided visit in English to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, leaving from Krakow, Poland.

Admire mysterious underground lakes, chapels, shafts, dozens of chambers, labyrinth of corridors, statues and sculptures – all carved out of the rock salt by the miners in the past 600 years.

For all our tours and transfers we provide fully comfortable, air conditioned and spacious cars to be exclusively at your disposal. We are fully licensed for domestic people transportation services and all of our drivers speak very good English.

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 your 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.

You must also know that:

· There are toilets spaced along the tourist route (after about 40 and 90 minutes of visiting respectively)
· Taking photos is charged 10 PLN additionally. Please pay for your photo permit at the ticket desk or to our driver after arrival
· For the wheelchair users/visitors with walking difficulties there are some parts of the route adapted. Earlier bookings in this case are required. If you wish to book this option of visiting please contact us

After the tour our driver will take you back to your hotel or to any point within the center of Krakow – following your wish. You will pay for the whole service after the tour.

By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in
a full comfort. We don’t do group transfers by large buses where people are sometimes driven around the city for one hour collecting other tourists before leaving Krakow.

You are more than welcome to contact us in case of any enquiry. We will give you all additional information you need. We will fully organise your tour according to your requirements.

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