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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Small Group Tour from Krakow**With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**

Wieliczka Salt Mine Small Group Tour from Krakow**With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**

US$ 70.27 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Discover the subterranean salt caves, lakes and cathedrals of Wieliczka
  • One of the most highly rated things to do in Poland
  • See the dozens of statues and carvings created by miners
  • This small group tour enables intimate experience of the site

Overview

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

A stunning display of craftsmanship, the 700-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine continues to attract visitors from all corners of the world.

With this small group tour (maximum 19 people) you will get to interact with your guide and have all your questions answered. An afternoon tour also means that the site will be less crowded and you will have ample space for photos.

The wondrous underground labyrinth contains dozens of statues, three chapels and an entire cathedral carved out of rock salt by miners. Along the route you will catch sight of huge chandeliers constructed entirely of salt and even a replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper carved into a salt rock wall.

The mine is spread out on 9 levels and runs as deep as 327 metres below the surface of the Earth. The collection inside includes unique pieces of mining equipment dating all the way back to the Middle Ages.

Interestingly, due to the unique microclimate of the mine, it has a beneficial impact on visitors suffering from asthma and allergies.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow 10 minutes before the start of the tour. Board your comfortable coach and enjoy the ride to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, just outside Krakow.

The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to the depth of 64 metres. The trail will lead you through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers. This labyrinthine site consists of 2,400 chambers, vast underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes 135 metres below the surface, from where you will return to the surface by a traditional mining lift.

You will return to Krakow by coach at around 10:15pm or 7:40pm, depending on the season.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Duration

Approximately 4 hours (2.5 hours spent at the site)

Start time

Start time: 1815h (6:15pm)
Duration: Approximately 4 hours (2.5 hours spent at the site)

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow 10 minutes before the tour start time (please provide details of your hotel at the time of booking). Please contact the local tour operator 24 hours before the start of tour to reconfirm departure details.

Ending point

You will be dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • A miner’s shot of vodka and a small gift made of salt

Exclusions

  • Lunch (please bring a packed lunch with you)
  • Fees for photography and filming

Please note

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

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

You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted).No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

The temperature in the mine stays at 14 °C all year round; we recommend bringing warm clothing even in the summer. The route includes extensive walking with 800 steps, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

The price does not include fees for photography and filming.

Children under 5 years old travel free, but only on their parent’s lap.

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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

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