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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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    What to Expect
    Your tour will begin in Krakow, where you’ll be picked up directly from your hotel. Journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and, upon arriving, make the descent 440 feet (135 meters) below ground, passing through tunnels and chambers on three levels.

    Travel through each unique chamber with your guide, learning the history behind the centuries-old salt mine. Hear the legend of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, whose dowry included the salt mines when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. Explore the ornate Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, with altarpieces and chandeliers made from natural salt deposits, and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition.

    The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, shoot back up to the surface in a high-speed lift, where you will be returned to your Krakow hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Powiśle 7, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point
    Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or designated centrally located Krakow hotels.
    If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact the supplier no later than 24h prior to your tour.
    Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
    If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, or you do not confirm the pickup time & location, you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
    Departure Time
    Please note that departure times vary depending on the pickup location. Unless you will be picked up from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Departures from the designated centrally located hotels are held 30-50 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
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    original departure point
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Tour escort/host.
    • Elevator ride to the ground level on exit.
    • Local live guide.
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (designated centrally located Krakow hotels only).
    • If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact us
    • no later than 24h prior to your tour.
    • Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels.
    • Pls arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
    • You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
    • If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced,
    • you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street,
    • across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow.
    • Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
    • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Fee for photographing.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact the supplier no later than 24h prior to your tour. Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
    • If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, or you do not confirm the pickup time & location, you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
    • Wieliczka Salt Mine tour is not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start) and for participants with claustrophobia.
    • The guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Visitors entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1 (64 meters below ground level). This walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, however we ask you consider the walk and 380-step staircase when booking this tour. The return to the surface will be by lift up the Danilowicz Shaft, from Level 3 (135 meters below ground level).
    • The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, though constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn.
    • Taking photographs requires a special permit which may be purchased in the ticket office or during the visit itself. The permit price is PLN 10.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the main cannot exceed dimensions: 35x20x20 cm.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We booked this with Krakow Local Tours and were picked up near our hotel. Then went round another 3 pick ups before heading to Salt Mine At the appointed time we were taken down on wooden steps 64 metres below. It is quite special stopping...More

    Thank george650000
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The salt mine was definitely worth the trip. Transportation from local hotel right to the mine with tickets. The only thing not included and you have to pay separately for is a small fee to be able to take pictures. Yes, a fee to use...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank X101101
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Our guide’s name was Adrianna, she was AMAZING. She was so enthusiastic and happy and bubbly, she spoke very good English and kept making jokes. There were 800 stairs on the way down but a lift on the way up. If you are claustrophobic you...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank SharkBait3902
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    When I told my husband and teenage daughters I had booked a trip to a salt mine as part of our break they were underwhelmed to say the least! However the tour was really interesting, quite humourous and turned out to be one of the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank cru601
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Tour leader was really helpful. Called me to explain where to meet when I read info incorrectly. Didn’t leave us behind :)

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Jinkies2013
    1 September 2019|
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    Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
    I tend to get claustrophobic in confined places but had no trouble on this tour. The worst part is when your group enter the first passage and are packed in closely but then you descend over 300 steps into the mine. It then... More
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    Abby N
    21 October 2018|
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    Response from RichardGalway | Reviewed this property |
    To take the normal tour involves a lot of walking, however on my recent tour we were told that a lift had recently been installed for people with 'disabilities' so if a lot of walking is a problem for you this could be an... More
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    989gilliank
    8 October 2018|
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    Response from eugen18 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, I saw there facilities for wheelchairs. I am not sure which spots in the mine may be accessed this way, so it might be a good idea to ask this question on the mine's web site.
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    • Duration: 4h
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