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Wieliczka Salt Mine - Shuttle Bus From Krakow

US$ 28.18 Price per person from View price guide

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.

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.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

5 hours (approx.)

Start time

Start time: 09:00am and 2:00pm
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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

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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

Do/Dont's

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.

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Please note

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

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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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