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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town provided by Cracow Local Tours

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Breeze by the entrance lines of Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wieliczka Salt Mine, with this tour. Along with a skip-the-line admission ticket, this tour provides round-trip transport form Krakow and bottled water to keep you hydrated during the trek underground. Plus, you can learn information about the mine from your guide you wouldn’t learn if traveling alone, and a headset is offered so you can clearly hear the commentary as you go. 
  • You’ll have 8 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    The most popular way, the tourist route is about 3 km of winding corridors located between 135 and 240 meters underground. The tour lasts about three hours, in groups of up to 40 people and starts in the Daniłowicz Shaft, where the guide will introduce you to the history and secrets of the mine. The trail leads to the Chapel of St. Kinga, where you can see salt works of art or a spectacle on a salt lake. It is worth knowing that there are approximately 800 stairs on the route, of which 380 are already at the beginning, which is why we suggest you put on comfortable footwear. The temperature below the ground varies between 14-16 C.
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  • Guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine gives you a rundown of its history
  • Round-trip transport from Krakow allows you to travel stress free
  • Admission fees included for this popular UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bottled water keeps you hydrated during the 2-mile (3-kilometer) mine trek
What to Expect
If you're staying at select Krakow hotels, begin your tour with convenient pickup. Otherwise, meet your guide and group at a central location. Climb aboard a minivan, and enjoy the scenery on the 10-mile (16-kilometer) ride to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine. Once you arrive, start your tour of the mine. Learn about its origins in the 13th century from your guide. Ascend almost 450 feet (135 meters) into the earth, including a climb down 350 steps and a walk through a 2-mile (3-kilometer) network of tunnels. Take in vast chambers decorated with salt carvings, a chapel decorated with salt chandeliers, and caverns hosting salt-rich lakes. Throughout your guided tour, listen to your guide's informative commentary through provided headsets. Climb back to the surface for the ride back to Krakow. Get dropped off at your original departure point at the end of this tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plac Bohaterów Getta, 30-548 Kraków, Poland Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
Return Details
Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków, Poland Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • Round-trip private transfer in the Door to Door by Private Car Option
  • Hotel Pick-up or 8 Meeting Points
  • Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default Bottled water (returnable bottle)
  • WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off not offered, we finish at the 4 droop off points
  • Entrance ticket (it's reserved for you but not included in the price)
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Entrance fee is not included in the price, please pay it to the driver before entering the museum (prices in 2020 : 80 students under 26 y old, or 70 PLN reduced, 90 PLN normal)
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from claustrophobia
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alexis S wrote a review Oct 2020
Timisoara, Romania5 contributions
I am glad I visited it! It is incredible and the guide spoke fluent English and gave precise information. It is worth seeing it and, yeah, breath that air.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Inorbit_76 wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
The cost advertised for the trip is deceiving. Even though under the "HIGHLIGHTS" it say "Admission fees included for this popular UNESCO World Heritage Site" you are still required to pay extra for the admission. It turned out to be an expensive trip. Personally, having been
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Date of experience: September 2020
Hummusqueen wrote a review Sep 2020
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Booked this tour and payed the money, yet still have not received any confirmation email or correspondence from the company to tell me what is going on?! This is after I have emailed them 3 times over a week long....
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from cracowlocaltours, Manager at Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Dear Sir or Madam, Please note we respond to every message within 24h and there is no possibility to miss your 3 messages. We did not receive any of them. Please contact us directly on Best regards, Alicja Cracow Local Tours
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Steve C wrote a review Sep 2020
Sleaford, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited the site today & everything from booking the tour to returning home worked like clockwork. Great information & contact from the 1st email. Driver collected us exactly as planned & the day ran very smoothly including a very comfy air conditioned people carrier. Great half
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Craig R wrote a review Sep 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom1 contribution
Well worth a visit and worth every zloty. Amazing scenery great guide very informative and punctual.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Was picked up bang on time from the hotel. The journey time to Auschwitz seemed to take less time than I expected
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Touching experience
Its one of the tragic places in the world, but I really wanted to visit it. The tour was organised perfectly. I wa
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Amazing krakow
What an amazing tour from start to finish from the moment Michael picked us up to the time when he dropped us off t
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Must do visit
Very thought provoking visit that you must do if you can. Contact and pick up was efficient with this company. It w
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Must do
Tour to Auschwitz was great, very interesting. Driver was very good, efficient and very friendly, would recommend
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A harrowing but important experience
My dad and I got a bus from the city of Krakow back in 2013 along with some other tourists from around the world, i
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Lots of visitors, but the logistics went smoothly. Excellent Swedish speaking guide made from Krakow Resor.
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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