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Wieliczka Salt Mine - Guided Tour from Krakow With Free Audio Guide

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Key Highlights

  • The Wieliczka Salt Mines are on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List
  • Built over 700 years ago the Salt Mine is one of the Oldest in Europe
  • Admire the astounding craftsmanship, all figures, monuments and alters are completely made from salt
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start 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)

    Meeting Point

    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.

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off back at your hotel.
    Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free!

    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.

    Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English and German speaking guide
    • Entrance to the Salt Mine
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Transfers in air-conditioned coach

    Exclusions

    • Meals
    • Fee for photography and filming
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Fabulous

      ...

      Mrs Karen Lucius
    • Top Marks

      A very pleasant and informative tour....

      MR G SCOURFIELD
    • Salt Mine Tour

      Picked us up from the hotel on time and was well organized, Traveled to the salt mine in a luxury minibus with no problems, would recommend this tour company....

      K Gorman
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