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.
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.
Wow we had a great afternoon exploring the salt mines highly recommend it it was amazing....Deborah Duckworth
Excellent guide, very good organization....Paul Farber
We really had a fantastic experience and the bus guide and the guide giving the tour were very good and nice...Geraldine Kessie
Wieliczka Salt Mine English Guided Tour: 0905h (9:05am) & 1515h (3:15pm)
Wieliczka Salt Mine German Guided Tour: 0905h (9:05am) & 1515h (3:15pm)
Duration: 4 hours
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).
You will be dropped off back at your hotel.
Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.
Do carry suitable clothing; the temperature inside the mine is 14° Celsius all year round
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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