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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 73 02
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As featured in Daytrips from Krakow
Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wieliczka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Specialty Museums, Caverns/ Caves, Mines, Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Salt Mines are about half hour drive from Krakow, in a little village called Wieliczka.You can also catch a train from the main railway station... more »
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this trip. It's close to Kraków and the whole trip was very well planned and executed. Visiting the numerous caverns and areas below the surface was fascinating and something very different to any other trip I have done. Going through a company is best as the queue to buy at the site is very long indeed.if you... More

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Hedge End, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Our decision to do the Miner's Tour (1/2 off when we where there) was one of the best decisions we've ever made. The Tourist Route is obviously amazing (and highly recommended) but the Miner's Route is a great way to experience the mine in a more intimate way. In addition to being a much smaller group (just the two of... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The tour of the salt mines is amazing....you descend deep into the mine and are amazed at the bottom where there is a beautiful chapel, exquisite carved images, and all have been carved by miners who once worked in the mine.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Situated 30 minutes from Krakow this is a very popular tourist attraction. Unless you have VIP access prepare to queue to go down the elevator. If you are at all frightened of the dark or small spaces then don't do this tour. The cages used to go down are small but hold 9 people in dark very cramped condition At... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Via the "Discover Krakow" tour guides. They arranged pick up, the tour and dropping off. The salt mines tour is only 1% of the mine itself. Lots and lots and LOTS of walking! including 233 steps down to begin with. You have to have a reasonably good level of fitness to do this tour. Your tour guide was well informed... More

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Eilat
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Fascinating tour, our guide was very knowledgeable, answered all questions seemed to love her job and comes from a mining family!! Beautiful and I learnt quite a bit. The sculptures and the chapel were amazing. There are two parts of the tour and surprisingly my wife and I were the only couple to continue the second part out of our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Seriously - a must see?!?! 3 hours of my life wasted. It is way too long and the majority of that is walking through corridors or gift shops. Our guide was nice enough and is the only reason I am giving it two stars. I have been to other mines in other countries, and enjoyed them and so this -... More

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Derbyshire, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Having heard mixed reviews about the salt mines, I was unsure if to visit and unfortunately I wished that I had given it a miss in favour of one of the other numerous attractions in Krakow. I visited the Salt Mines on an organised trip from the hostel which cost approx £25. The trip only lasted from half a day... More

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Zebbug, Malta
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Prepare to go 54 storeys underground down a stairway, once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Excellent tours and guides, not good for claustrophobic people, can get cold and hot. Salt statues and the church are impressive. Do not miss it.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was surprised to read some reviews about impolite guides. We had a very good and polite guide who told a lot of interesting stories. We really liked the tour, but the food in the cafe was a bit disappointing.

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