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mumbai, india
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visit to krakow salt mines

We shall be visiting Krakow this month and would very much have liked to do a guided trip to the salt mines. However, both my husband and myself suffer from painful knees and considering that this trip involves walking down more than 400 steps into the mine, we feel rather diffident about our ability to take this trip. Would somebody who has similar problems and has ventured to do this trip into the mines, kindly guide us with their opinion. Would appreciate a frank reply to my post.

Nowy Sacz, Poland
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11. Re: visit to krakow salt mines

Best advice for anyone thinking about hiring a car for a holiday in Krakow is ... don't. Krakow has an excellent system of trams and buses for getting around and (not least because it's an ORIGINAL medieval city) very limoted parking in the centre ... limited as in "you will not be permitted to drive or park there!."

By all means, hire a car for trips elsewhere, but really a hire car in Krakow will be as much use, and as big of a liability, as a hire car in London or NYC.

Even for trips to eg Zakopane, look at the bus - it's 2.5 hours each way. The highway gets very very busy n friday afternoon and sunday evening - stuck in a car or on a coach with a loo and dvds?

Nowy Sacz, Poland
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12. Re: visit to krakow salt mines

Re "the next English tour". If you want to be sure of a place (numbers are kept to a max of 35 per tour) and you're fairly sure of your arrival time, you can book tickets on line

Birmingham, United...
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13. Re: visit to krakow salt mines

Thanks a lot for every information.

Kraków
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14. Re: visit to krakow salt mines

The best is trip by Railbus from Krakow Glowny to Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia. 20-30 minut, comfortable, air conditioning. 304 is often full of passangers, is very hot, and become late.

Chicago, Illinois
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15. Re: visit to krakow salt mines

Tim,

I've booked a tour with Krakow Travel Tours for a Sunday morning at 10am. Since I've got a limited amount of time in Krakow, I'm opting for the convenience of an organized tour. The price seemed reasonable to me. Here's the link to the website, www.krakowtraveltours.com.

Good luck.

mumbai, india
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16. Re: visit to krakow salt mines

Thanks Johnb121 for the information on tours for people with disabilities who wish to attempt a visit to the salt mines. Look forward to the trip now.

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