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Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tourist Route
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Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
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CitizenWolfie wrote a review Sep 23
Birmingham, United Kingdom37 contributions35 helpful votes
One of the first ever (if not the first) entries to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is a must visit if you're in Krakow. The mines were equal parts interesting, educational, entertaining, and beautiful. Each cavern, lake, sculpture or chapel within elicited gasps of awe and it's truly an outstanding marvel of human endeavour. Despite booking individual visitor tickets we had to enter as part of a guided tour as the mines are literally a labyrinth and certain precautions need to be upheld to keep the mine preserved safely. However, after the main tour there was the option of an additional museum tour where you could see various artefacts and tools used in the making of the mine, as well as a stunning diorama of Wieliczka as it was when the mines began. This was also a guided tour which happened to be hosted by the same guide as our main tour. Speaking of which, our guide was Dorota and I cannot speak highly enough of her. Anyone can memorise facts or a script but it takes real talent to deliver expert knowledge in an interesting way, and Dorota did just that, but also added a lot of personality and humour which really put that tour on the next level. There are several tour companies offering tour packages to the salt mines with travel provided, but we booked directly from the official website and got an Uber from Krakow, which worked out cheaper than pretty much every other tour we could see. Please note that there are some 300+ stairs to navigate over the course of the tour, thankfully all downhill with a lift to return to the surface, but something to consider for those with walking difficulties. It's fair to say that we only really booked the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour as something to kill time on our last day in Krakow but it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip and I only wish we'd visited sooner and spent more time in the beautiful town of Wieliczka as well.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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sarah s wrote a review Sep 20
United Kingdom74 contributions7 helpful votes
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Good day out but the tour was abit rushed, especially the museum tour where we queued for ages not knowing why then found out from some other visitors it was because the museum also has a guided tour. The staff were all sat there looking on their mobile phones. The lady on the museum tour had a strong polish accent so could only grasp some words and I got the impression she did not want to be there. The guide on the first part of the tour was quite amusing though. The food/drink prices were reasonable (much cheaper than Austwitz museum!) Didnt learn alot about salt mining as it was more of a tourist attraction hearding people through corridors but there were some pretty looking rooms with statues. At the end of the museum tour we were exited out of a back door and abandoned - we had no idea where we were and our mobile phone data was not working for some reason when we came out. So we wandered the streets for about 45 minutes until we saw a sign for salt mine, by the time we found our way back to the entrance the gate was shut and locked up. The bus stops made no sense there was no mention of krakow on them, but after a while a bus that said Krakow rocked up so we jumped on it and it was under 4 Zlotty - bargain! I would recommend getting the bus or using uber rather than the organised tours. We got the uber out and it was with us in 1 minute and cost €30 zlotty. Just make sure you dont let the tour guide abandon you and follow them back to the entrance - then the bus stop is just across the road.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kyomie wrote a review Sep 18
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This place is well worth seeing, one of the most amazing places in Kraków! The tour guide was great, and luckily there is a lift back up, didn’t fancy climbing back up the 800 steps! 10/10
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mike C wrote a review Sep 4
Guildford, United Kingdom936 contributions356 helpful votes
When we arrived it wasn’t what we expected. It is in a nice town and is very modern. That all changes as one gets into mine itself and you start the long journey down the steps. The place is well set up for Covid with temperature testing on the way in and an attempt to persuade people to socially distance outside while queuing. There is a small cafe there that does drinks, snacks and lunches. I had booked the visit through my hotel, taking a car with the three of us there and a private guided tour. Marc was our guide and he was really good, very interesting and informative. I have never been 135m (400ft) underground before. It is certainly not cramped down there, the walkways are wide and high and some of the areas open up into serious caverns, with some being turned into amazing spaces.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dapple T wrote a review Sep 1
Wigan, United Kingdom9 contributions
It is interesting to walk down all the steps into the mine and its huge to walk around but we did the guided tour in English and couldn't hear a word our guide was saying at each stop apart from his catch phrase 'english tour with mark' that he would repeat every 2 minutes. He had a very strong accent but spoke so quietly it was very hard to hear at the end of the tour he was completely unhelpful as we came up out of a lift which was nowhere near where out driver left us and he mumbled something about something being closed now and ran off up the street leaving us to try and orientate our way back to the original car park. It's very expensive for the quality of tour you receive.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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