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Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Address: Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 278 73 02
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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A must see!

We really enjoyed our trip to the salt mines and think its a must see. We got the local 304 bus across the road from the Galeria Shopping Centre which took about 30 minutes. One... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our trip to the salt mines and think its a must see. We got the local 304 bus across the road from the Galeria Shopping Centre which took about 30 minutes. One mistake we made was that we didnt check which stop to get off...we hoped we would know it once we got there or see some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Be sure to insist on using the lift if you have a problem with over 300 steps down to the 64 metre level in the mine. Then there is a lot of walking for, what we thought, was a disappointing result. The big Church is amazing, but we thought the rest was rather ho hum. Lots of tunnels. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Taking the train to the salt mines was easy and efficient. The tour is long and includes a lot of stairs, so wearing comfortable shoes is a must. Bring your camera, photography is allowed. The tour was interesting but does last for a few hours. The salt mines were the reason we went to Poland, and we are thrilled with... More 

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Soldridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was really blown away with the salt mines. I was not expecting anything as vast or visually stunning and if you've never seen a salt mine before, I thoroughly recommend it for the experience. BUT... We lucked out with a great tour guide called Matt. I expect the experience would have been a little more disappointing without his sunny... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well I was blown away after getting down the hundreds of stairs, I didn't know what to expect of a salt mine, but it was incredible. The fact that you have to take a tour makes it very informative so you know exactly what your looking at- this made me appreciate the structures more. I don't know how people managed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tourist info at Cloth Hall handed out a leaflet with instructions. I took the bus there, 304 from Kurnicki St and yes, about the 40 mins estimated by the tourist office. Coming back I took the train, which was cheaper and faster and very comfortable indeed (not as crowded as the bus). Also much nearer to the Salt Mine exit,... More 

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aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent trip, very informative but the initial purchase of tickets and queuing pay stem could be better to save you queuing twice. We were told once there that you can buy tickets online 2 days in advance which I would recommend. Try to get there early and check the tour times of your language in advance. There is a lot... More 

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Although the place is fairly impressive we expected more. We thought we would go round like the miners did but it was a gentle stroll through large passages. Lots of walking but at a slow pace as there were so many groups going around that we had to keep stopping. Worth a visit if you have spare time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Tour guide was very good. Make sure if you have problems with mobility you make tour operator aware as they will arrange for you to use the lift to enter the mines. There are a lot of stairs - up and down to use so of no use if you find stairs a problem. Lots to be learnt here. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's interesting but a REALLY long walk. Lots of stairs. Not for those who are scared of winding stairways. Otherwise very interesting!

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