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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 73 02
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wieliczka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Mines, Specialty Museums, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Mines, Specialty Museums, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

An absolutely outstanding attraction. Our guide was really great and kept us spellbound. Don't make the mistake of overdressing. It's extremely warm down there even in mid winter. Nothing I can write here can capture the amazing experience of the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We travelled here independently. Took the 304 bus from the city centre (around 4PLN each way), 40mins journey and we were at the quiant town of Wieliczka. Salt mine entrance is only 2 mins walk from the bus stop. Entrance is 79PLN for foreign language tours and an extra 10PLN for camera licence. English tours are on the hour, every... More 

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Secunda, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was blown away at the splendour of turning a mine into a tourist attraction. Our guide, and forgive me for forgetting your name, was absolutely brilliant-so much charm, knowledge and humour-you made the tour worthwhile. Words do not do justice to this site-you really must visit and experience the spectacle for yourself. A lot of walking-be sure to wear... More 

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somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

great attraction, allow half a day and pay the extra for an English speaking guide. Don't bother with "tour" trips, take the 304 bus from town, about 30 mins and drops outside the mine. Steps down and lift back up but lots of steps! Not for those unsteady on their feet but a fascinating attraction and definitely worth a visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Visited from Krakow and what an amazing tour around the salt mine. The walk down the hundred's of step's to the mine is a trek but when you get there you will be blown away by the chamber's, lake's, sculpture's and even the tunnels are exciting. If you are up to it do the full tour as the "museum" part... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

From the moment you step inside and make your way down the 54 flights of 7 stairs until the moment you resurface in the little lift, you will be astonished and amazed at the engineering expertise and artistic ability of the salt miners. Chandeliers made entirely from salt and carvings which would challenge some of the great sculptors are contained... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Having no idea of what I was about to see I had no expectations at all but the awe one feels while going down the hundreds of steps, entering the long galleries with the lifelike statues and reaching the salt carved church can be described only by a talented author. Visiting in the middle of the winter pleasantly resulted not... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

A short journey from Kraków takes you to an amazing place .its a bit of an adventure that takes you down into the mine where you find everything carved out of salt .you need to go and see for yourself it will take your breath away .the guides are excellent with so much information making it a must do !!

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Unique attraction. Unbelievable complex of tunnels including lakes and a church. Many sculptures. Starts with long walk down 350 steps but pace of tour is reasonable. Good fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

There were a lot of other sites I was going to visit in Krakow before I visited the Saltmine. A friend has been before and suggested we go straight from the airport before we went to the hotel. So glad we did. I shan't go into a history lesson here but these mines are centuries old with a massive story... More 

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