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Wieliczka Salt Mine - Shuttle Bus From Krakow

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Key Highlights

  • The renowned salt mines in Wieliczka were part of the settlement of the Hungarian princess, and later Saint, Kinga, when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years agoamazing figures and monuments out of its salt walls which have earned the Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.
  • Includes an English speaking driver/assistant who will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel
  • Tour includes a visit to the richly ornamented Chapel of St. Kinga
  • Miners have engraved amazing figures and monuments out of its salt walls which have earned the Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    5 hours (approx.)

    Start time

    09:00am and 2:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Krakow.(Please advise us of your preferred tour departure time and hotel address 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.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Krakow

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Visit the legendry salt mines in Wieliczka 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 metres 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

    Your tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Krakow at a convenient time chosen by you. Accompanied by an English-speaking driver/assistant, you will travel in a private vehicle for a tour of Wieliczka.

    • Arrive in Wieliczka, a town 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 Salt Museum.
    • The highlight is the richly ornamented Chapel of St. Kinga.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel in Krakow.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English-speaking driver/assistant

    Exclusions

    • Entrance fees to Wieliczka Saltmine (€18 to be paid at the site) which includes the guided tour in English
    • Food and drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.

    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.