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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine - Guided Tour from Krakow **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**

Wieliczka Salt Mine - Guided Tour from Krakow **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**

US$ 44.08 Price per person from View price guide

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

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.

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Reviews

We were picked up by the wrong travel guide. We followed the tour with them but were asked to wait for our proper tour guide to take us back to our hotel. They didn't show up... Katerina Kalaitzis

We were picked up on time for our 20 minute trip from krakow to the saltmine , we were in a English speaking group of about 20 people. When we got to the mine our guide gave us a... David whitehead

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 01 Nov – 31 Mar:
Morning Tour with German or English Guide: 0905h (09:05am)
01 Apr – 31 Oct:
Morning Tour with English Guide: 0900h (09:00am)
Afternoon Tour with German or English Guide: 1510h (3:10pm)
Duration: 4 hours

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).

Ending point

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

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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

Do/Dont's

Do carry suitable clothing; the temperature inside the mine is 14° Celsius all year round

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Please note

Please confirm your excursion and pick up time with the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour. The contact details of the activity provider can be found on your voucher.

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

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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
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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  • 4.5Reviews (76)
  • "It was an amazing experience." We were picked up by the wrong travel guide. We followed the tour with them but were asked to wait for our proper tour guide to take us back to our hotel. They didn't show up...
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