Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

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What To Expect

See one of the oldest salt mines on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List
 on this guided walk through the salt mine with a local expert guide in your own language
 and witness the most beautiful Polish tourist attraction
.

Highlights

  • One of the oldest salt mines on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List


  • Guided walk through the salt mine with a local expert guide in your own language


  • Available daily with morning and afternoon departures

  • Return to the surface in a traditional mining lift.

  • Underground labyrinth extends over 9 levels at 64 to 327 metres below the surface of the Earth


Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Krakow
Departs From:
Krakow
Meeting Point:
Swietego Jana Street or Hotel pick-up
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM; 3:00 PM
Product Code:
14452
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Enter the salt city! This underground labyrinth stretches over 9 levels at 64 to 327 meters below the surface of the Earth. A labyrinth of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks with a total length of 245 km. It is an invaluable monument of material culture, inscribed in 1978 on the UNESCO Heritage List.

Visit one of the largest open-air mines where "white gold" was extracted. Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish monuments. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century.

A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978). The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of sacred art, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends.

Wielicza 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. Moreover, the microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.

The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to the depth of 64 meters. Visitors are led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at the level of 135 meters below the surface. Visitors return to the surface by lift.

Available Languages

January to March

  • English (09:00 and 15:00), German (15:00), French (09:00) and Russian (15:00) daily

  • Spanish (15:00) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

  • Italian (09:00) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

April to October

  • English (09:00 and 15:00), German (15:00), French (09:00), Russian (15:00), Spanish (15:00) and Italian (09:00) daily

November to December

  • English (09:00 and 15:00), German (15:00), French (09:00) and Russian (15:00) daily

  • Spanish (15:00) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

  • Italian (09:00) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Includes

  • Expert Local Tour Guide

  • A guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Entrance fees

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 4 years old and below are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult. Students aged 16 to 24 years old have special rates. Please inquire.

  • The tour takes place under the supervision of a guide


  • The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 degrees), and therefore it is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer


  • There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start


  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes


  • Part of the route has wheelchair access, although prior booking is necessary


  • The price does not include fees for photography and filming


  • The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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