4 hoursStart time
Wieliczka Salt Mine English Guided Tour: 9:00am & 3:15pm
Wieliczka Salt Mine German Guided Tour: 3:15pm
From 17th July to 7th August, 2016:
Morning tour: 08:45am (Daily in English and Italian)
Afternoon tour: 2:45pm - (Daily in English and Spanish)
Please wait next to the reception desk in the lobby of your hotel in Krakow.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Alternate Pick up point: You can join the tour at 2 Swietego Jana Street, Discover Cracow Tourist Information point. (Corner of Swietego Jana Street and Main Market Square).
From 26th July to 1st August 2016, tour departs from Corner of 39 Swietego Wawrzynca Street and Starowislna Street, no hotel pickup will be provided.
You will be dropped off back at your hotel.
Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.
Visit the centuries old Wieliczka Salt Mines that were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in all of Europe.
Over the centuries, devout and superstitious miners have carved fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces out of its salt walls. These amazing works of art, in addition to the mine's historical importance, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.
Your route through the mine leads you through galleries and chambers on three levels, from 64 to 135 meters below the ground, including the unique and richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga. The route is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and you will have to walk down 400 steps in total.
You will be picked up from your hotel reception desk in the lobby of your hotel at the time arranged with the local activity operator. Alternatively, you can join the tour at 2 Swietego Jana Street.
Arrive at Wieliczka famous for one of the oldest salt mines in Europe, which has been in operation for at least 700 years.
Visit the oldest part of the mine which is now open to the public as a museum. Walk through the galleries, chambers and chapels on three levels. Admire the altarpieces, figures and monuments carved out of salt.
Visit the largest of the chapels dedicated to St. Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. This subterranean church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures carved out of salt.
The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, the lift carries you back to the surface.
You will be dropped back at your original point of pick-up in Krakow in an air-conditioned bus.
Itineraries and timings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.
Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free.
The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking
...Mrs Karen Lucius
We booked this online for the afternoon of the day we arrived in Krakow. Hotel pick up was on time, though another party held us up as they were not at their arranged pick up...KATH PIPER-BROWN
Had a brilliant time at the salt mines. the added bonus was our tour guide Mark, his knowledge was excellent and his added humour a truly excellent bonus...Mr Nigel Dunn