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  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    1. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive yo...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

    2. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

    Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After meeting your driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 impressive chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. After your guided tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then driv...

  • From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    3. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Kraków, and then travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking driver. Meet an English-speaking guide on arrival, and then descend beneath the ground to discover an extraordinary underground art museum. Walk down 800 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters, and experience the cooler temperature as you follow a route of around 2 kilometers through the different chambers. Currently one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments – and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – the salt mines feature dozens of statues and four chapels the miners carved out of the rock salt, along with extra carvings made by contemporary artists.

    Wieliczka Salt Mine a "must see" sight. Hard to believe what these brilliant carvers could create underground. Be prepared for a lot of steps down to an underground masterpiece.

  • Krakow: Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    4. Krakow: Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    Your tour begins in Krakow at the tour meeting point. From there your tour leader/English-speaking driver will pick you up and take you to Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine, along with a local guide in your chosen language. The tour inside the Salt Mine lasts around 2.5 hours and starts with you walking down 400 steps. The tour will later end with a lift from the underground to the main ground level. Following your tour, you will be taken back to Krakow's meeting point. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt excavation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs only. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. One of the major benefits of visiting the salt mine is the health benefit of its...

  • From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

    5. From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

    Visit one of the most valuable monuments in Poland on this half-day tour. This salt mine in Wieliczka is the only one of its kind in such good condition. Learn how it is also the only salt mine opened in the 11th century that has been in operation continuously. Almost 300 kilometers of hallways extend across 9 levels, reaching a depth of 327 meters, presenting the evolution of mining. Explore the mine's underground city containing famous chambers and chapels, including the popular St. King's Chapel visited by over one million tourists from all over the world each year. Step back in time to World War II at the Schindler's Factory museum. Located in the former factory of the industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, this site was made famous in the film Schindler's List.

    The Salt Mines is one of those things that you must see. Having said that we could hardly hear the guide so lots was missed. Glad I saw it but wouldn’t rush back. Driver was great. As for the Schindler’s factory - an absolute must see. Gave us ideas on other places to visit and was a sobering but informative account of the WW2 situation in Poland. Having a guide take us through was perfect.

  • From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    6. From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    Discover the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private day trip from Wroclaw. Admire the legendary cobbled Main Square, and check out other stunners such as Wawel Castle, the residence of Polish kings. Then, travel on to Wieliczka, a UNESCO-protected 13th century salt mine of subterranean tunnels and galleries. Descend deep underground to explore the salt-carved chapels, church and statues — all wonders to behold — before returning to Wroclaw. After your hotel pick-up in Wroclaw, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Krakow, Poland’s second biggest city and former royal capital. En route, view Poland’s pretty countryside and hear about Krakow’s storied history from your informative guide. Learn how the city has always been a hub of Polish learning and arts, and how it centers on the largest medieval town square in Europe. On arrival, tak...

    Looking back, I wish that I had used the time spent at the Wieliczka Salt Mine to have some free time in Krakow.

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour with Transfer

    7. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour with Transfer

    After defeating 800 stairs, you will go down to a depth of 135 meters. Deep underground you will find a kind of salt city: winding corridors, caves and chamber salt sculptures, as well as exhibitions and old mechanisms still in operation thanks to which you will learn the methods of extraction. Get ready for the experience not only visual, but also acoustic - this is the only place where you will be delighted with Chopin's music, admiring the accompanying effects of light being dozens of meters underground. The salt mine is also a place wchich is known for its pro-health properties.  The sighteeing takes about 2 hours 30 minutes. Directly after sightseeing, you return to Krakow and will be dropped off at your hotel or another place within the city center. Transport by minibus that fit 8 passengers or Mercedes Sprinter coach. Entire tour lasts about 4 hours.

    enjoyed but found we where herded round quickley like cattle. not enough time to browse and take pictures without getting caught up with next group. then having to play chase.

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour from Kraków

    8. Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour from Kraków

    Travel from Kraków to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and explore this underground world with a half-day tour. Upon arriving at the mine, you will descend more than 380 steps to get to the first level, 210 feet (64 meters) below the ground. Your guide will provide you with insight into the mysteries of the mine, the people who have worked there, and the powers of nature that have ruled the mine. You will then see 20 chambers, including the most beautiful one, St. Kinga's Chapel. This is an underground church that will enchant you with its carvings, altars, and monuments sculpted in salt. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the wonderful spectacle on the bank of one of the salt lakes inside the mine as music from Chopin plays overhead. Then head to the third level, 443 feet (135 meters) below the surface, before riding a lift back to the top.

    Driver arrived on time and was very pleasant.The salt mines are amazing a fantasic visit with also fantastic guide Mya. Very comfortable vehicle for travel.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Punctual transfer with driver who spoke English, very nice and helpful. He picked us up from the hotel and accompanied us to the entrance of the mine where we were taken over by a guide who illustrated the wonders of the mine in perfect Italian. At the end of the visit the driver picked us up at the point we had agreed upon and took us back to the hotel, chatting amiably. Super recommended.

I really liked the trip. The driver was kind and explained us everything. The salt mine is definitely amazing experience which I recommend to anyone. Also we had the coolest guide at the sight.

Wieliczka Salt Mine a "must see" sight. Hard to believe what these brilliant carvers could create underground. Be prepared for a lot of steps down to an underground masterpiece.

The driver was very helpful and informative. He was also very friendly.bpick up was perfectly on time and taxi was impeccably clean.

The visit is well worth it, it is interesting and pleasant.