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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow with Private Round-Trip Transfers

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Explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a half-day tour from Krakow, including private, round-trip transportation. Hear the history of the 700-year-old mine on a guided group tour and wander its chambers and tunnels. See the Chapel of St Kinga carved from salt and examine mining artifacts from the Middle Ages. Added bonus: travel to and from the UNESCO-listed site via private vehicle and select a departure time that best suits your schedule.
  • Travel directly to and from the mine in a private car
  • Enjoy a group tour of the UNESCO-listed mine with an expert guide
  • Marvel at the Chapel of St Kinga, a stunning subterranean church carved from salt
  • See an underground lake and mining tools used in medieval times
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Józefa Piłsudskiego 6/9, 31-109 Kraków, Poland

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
French Tour
3/26/2020 - 6/27/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Spanish Tour
3/26/2020 - 6/27/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Italian Tour
3/26/2020 - 6/27/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
German Tour
8/12/2020 - 7/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the Wieliczka Salt Mine comprises an extensive network of underground chambers and tunnels, most of which have been carved by hand from the natural salt blocks.

Choose your preferred departure time and meet a private driver at your central Krakow hotel, traveling 30 minutes southeast of the city to Wieliczka. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed salt mine, join up with your guided group tour and begin your descent along the underground stairs.

As you explore the surrounding tunnels and chambers, your guide will discuss the history behind the 700-year-old salt mine and lead you to some of its most impressive features. Visit the Chapel of St Kinga, a church where almost everything, from its chandeliers to the altar, is made from salt and see the beautiful salt lake in Eram Baracz Chamber.

Afterward, explore an exhibition that documents the history of mining in Poland and examine some of the more fascinating artifacts with your guide. Learn about mining techniques in the Middle Ages and study some old tools that were once used to dig and work the shafts. You’ll also pass mythic figures carved from salt and hear about the unique microclimate below ground.

Finish your tour 443 feet (135 meters) underground before traveling back up to the surface via the mine's high-speed lift. Reunite with your private driver for a relaxing trip back to Krakow, where you'll be returned to your hotel.
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Discover Cracow Tours
Begin your half-day tour with a pickup at your centrally located Krakow hotel at your desired time. Meet your driver, settle into your comfortable private car, and travel directly to the Wieliczka Salt Mine without any stops to pick up other passengers.
Duration: 30 minutes
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Wieliczka Salt Mine
After a roughly 30-minute drive, arrive at the UNESCO-listed mine, leave your driver, and join a guided group tour of this 700-year-old complex of salt-cut tunnels and chambers that extends for nearly 200 miles (300 kilometers) underground. Hear how the first shafts were dug in the 13th century and descend the steps to a depth of 210 feet (64 meters) to explore the three upper levels that make up the mine’s tourist route. Then, with a guide leading the way, delve into the subterranean corridors, halls and chambers. As you walk, learn about the reputedly health-giving microclimate of this underground complex, and admire the salt-carved monuments and figurines that line the galleries and depict the characters, legends and events associated with the mine's history. Along the way, enter the magnificent Chapel of St Kinga – a subterranean church decorated with an altarpiece and chandeliers that are all hand-sculpted from salt. Listen fascinated as your guide recounts how it took two men more than 30 years to create this glittering underground sanctuary. Walk past more salt shrines and view the eerie subterranean lake in the Eram Baracz chamber. Then, finish by viewing the displays of mining tools that were used to dig and work the shafts during the late Middle Ages. Having explored to a depth of 443 feet (135 meters), ride the elevator back to the surface. Then, bid farewell to your group and meet back up with your private driver.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Settle into your car and travel straight back to Krakow, where your tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The temperature of the salt mine is approximately 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius); please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Please note: the salt mine contains many steps
  • Guests are recommended to bring a packed lunch on the day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Cracow

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What is the maximum group size during Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow with Private Round-Trip Transfers?
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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The driver was friendly and...
, Apr 2016
The driver was friendly and informative. it was lovely to travel in style and comfort without waiting for others
we found this trip lived up to...
christine w
, Mar 2016
we found this trip lived up to expectation we had seen the video but being there was superb your driver deserves a mention he was very good and knowledgable
Convenient pick up and drop off in...
Till I
, Oct 2015
Convenient pick up and drop off in private van. Other than that not much difference because you join a huge tour group with other visitors
Fascinating place but be prepared for...
Richard G
, Sep 2015
Fascinating place but be prepared for lots of steps down into the mine.
Exceeded our expectations. Our...
William D
, Aug 2015
Exceeded our expectations. Our driver was exceptional, professional and handled everything with ease.
Very exciting and generally a good...
Martin H
, Apr 2015
Very exciting and generally a good experience worth the while. Be advised that there are a few other options available for touring the mine as well. This is the tourist option suitable for everyone. There is also a more challenging 'Miners Tour' and other options as well.
J'ai payé très cher cette excursion...
Philippe L
, Jan 2016
J'ai payé très cher cette excursion mais c'est normal ? vu la saison , Au niveau TAXI très bien. L'accueil assez lamentable . NOUS SOMMES RESTE AU FROID 20 minutes en plein vent -12 sans assistance .Bon ceci dit c'est une visite de mine avec un intérêt largement surfait dépêcher vous , il y a du monde ! .Le guide en français , très poli , mais qui se fout de la gestion d'appareil wifi de ma femme qui ne marche pas !!!l

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