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.
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.
5 hours (approx.)
Start time: 09:00am and 2:00pm
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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.)
Your hotel in Krakow
Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour requires a moderate amount of walking. Please carry appropriate clothing as the temperatures inside the salt mine remain at 14° Celsius all year along.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.
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