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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town - with unbiased reviews

Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town

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Overview
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. 
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Highlights
  • 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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Departure Point
Rynek Główny 30, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Plac Bohaterów Getta 13, 30-527 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 ibis budget Kraków Stare Miasto, Pawia 11, 31-154 Kraków, Poland PURO Kraków Kazimierz, Halicka 14A, 31-036 Kraków, Poland Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22A, 31-535 Kraków, Poland Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, Świętego Filipa 18, 31-150 Kraków, Poland DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Dąbska 5, 31-572 Kraków, Poland Novotel Kraków City West, Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków, Poland Petrus, Jana Pietrusińskiego 12, 30-321 Kraków, Poland Camping Smok, Kamedulska 18, 30-252 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Ostoya Palace Hotel, Józefa Piłsudskiego 24, 31-109 Kraków, Poland Apartamenty Galeria, Długa 55, 31-147 Kraków, Poland ApartHotel Astor, Krowoderska 70, 31-158 Kraków, Poland City Lights Apartments, Lubicz 17a/59, 31-503 Kraków, Poland PURO Hotel Kraków Stare Miasto, Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Kraków, Poland Vienna House Easy Cracow, Przy Rondzie 2, 31-547 Kraków, Poland Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 3, 32-083 Balice, Poland Best Western Hotel Galicya, Rzemieślnicza 4, 30-403 Kraków, Poland Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, Flisacka 3, 30-114 Kraków, Poland Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland Sympozjum Hotel, Kobierzyńska 47, 30-363 Kraków, Poland Hotel Alexander, Garbarska 18, 31-131 Kraków, Poland
Duration
4h
Return Details
Wielopole, Kraków, Poland Starowiślna, Kraków, Poland Pawia, Kraków, Poland
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • Round-trip private transfer in the Door to Door by Private Car Option
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 8 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • 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
  • Shared two way transfer in the Group Tour Option
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off not offered in the Group Tour option
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers 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 2019 : 69 PLN reduced, 89 PLN normal)
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from claustrophobia
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ronnie S wrote a review Yesterday
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Tour guide was informative and overall great tour. Tour lasts 2 half -3 hours breathtaking views. I would bring comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking. A must do in Kraków.
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Paul D wrote a review Yesterday
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Really interesting trip, well organised. You start by walking down endless steps into the depths of the mine and the guide entertains you with the history, and shows quite remarkable sculptures. My wife and I are in our sixties and found the walking quite a strain - it's about
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Date of experience: December 2019
Julie K wrote a review 4 Dec
51 contributions8 helpful votes
Fab trip to the Salt mines. Driver polite and minibus clean and comfortable. Lots of pick up points which you can choose (ask your hotel reception to point out the nearest to you and then email where you want ) Viator very responsive and you receive an email 24 hours before
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Date of experience: December 2019
Betty G wrote a review 4 Dec
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The visit to the salt mine was fantastic. Well worth the money only drawback was when booking with tripadvisor, it was not made clear that you only pay for the transport to there and back. Extra charge had to be payed to driver for admission to the mine. So be aware there is
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Date of experience: December 2019
Happy D wrote a review 1 Dec
54 contributions35 helpful votes
The salt mines were the highlight of a very enjoyable trip to Krakow. This company are very efficient - we were emailed the day before with the time of collection from our hotel. Peter, our friendly driver collected us on time and was there to meet us at the end of the tour. We
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Date of experience: November 2019
Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Russian
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