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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Along with the mine's historical importance, its carvings of fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

Highlights

  • Morning or afternoon trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Guided walk through the salt mine
  • Chapel of the Blessed Kinga
  • Underground salt-mining exhibition
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Krakow hotels

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What You Can Expect

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

Legend has it that the salt mines were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. You'll tour the richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition on Level 3.

Your guided tour takes you from 210 to 440 feet (64 to 135 meters) underground, passing through galleries and chambers on three levels. The guided walk consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways.

Entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine, you'll descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1. Although this walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, it will need to be considered when booking this tour. The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, a lift carries you back to the surface.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour is totally worth doing. However, the tour group was a few persons too large, so we felt hurried and did not have time to take in the sights and sounds. This mine is 700 years old, therefore has lots of history. It is fascinating, so it would have been great to have time to stroll through. We must stress that this is beyond the control of the tour operator as the salt mine tours are run by the mine organisation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Hello!
It was a very nice tour, the only thing which was bad was that we wanted to have some more time to go around in the cathederel. That place was fantastic. We also wanted to have more time after the tour to shopping.
Kind regards
Robert Halling

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