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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Private Tour from Krakow

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Private Tour from Krakow

From US$ 65.02 per person

Explore the underground labyrinth of the Wieliczka Salt Mines to discover one of the world’s largest mining heritage museums. See sacred art and old mining equipment that reflects the mining techniques of the Middle Ages through to the modern day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Krakow
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the underground salt mines of Wieliczka
  • Listen to a fantastic 700-year history narrated by a guide
  • See the incredible salt lake
  • Visit the Chapel of St. Kinga, where everything is carved from salt
Full description
Head underground to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and marvel at the salt formations, including the stunning Chapel of St. Kinga. Located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, just outside of Krakow, you will transfer to the mine by air-conditioned vehicle, and then begin your descent. Start with a climb down stairs to a depth of 64 meters. You will be led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments. Follow the underground trail through numerous drifts and galleries, where traces of mining activity have been preserved. See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is at the same time the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Private guide
  • Entrance fee to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Smoking indoors

Know before you go

  • Please note that the temperature in the mine is a constant 14 degrees, and it is recommended you bring warm clothes even in summer
  •  There are 800 steps, including 380 at the start. Please wear comfortable shoes. Part of the route has wheelchair access, although prior booking is necessary
  • A discount entrance fee is available for students aged up to 24 with a valid student ID. Entry is free for children under 5 years of age traveling with carers, although it is necessary to provide this information on booking
  • The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch
  • It is forbidden to smoke or use open flames in the mine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Private group family of 5 picked up from hotel on time , the car took us to salt mines or gained our tour guide and tickets no waiting around , very professional, after tour took us back to hotel , tour was amazing , saline’s is a definite to visit in krakow, deginately recommend this company

December 1, 2021

Great

guide on time and prepared everything according to our expectations, perhaps beyond our expectations

January 4, 2017

October 1, 2021

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