Wieliczka, Poland
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clock-o4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Descend to the atmospheric depths of one of the world’s oldest working salt mines on a half-day trip to the Wielickza Salt Mine from Krakow. Alongside your guide, you’ll travel to a depth of 462 feet (140 meters) and navigate an atmospheric tangle of underground chambers replete with mining machines and impressive carvings. Marvel at structures made entirely from salt as you listen to the salt mine’s rich history and ascend to sea level in a swift lift. Round-trip transport from your Krakow hotel is included.
  • Half-day tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Descend 462 feet (140 meters) to the atmospheric depths of one of the world's oldest salt mines
  • Marvel at salt sculptures and working mining machinery
  • Learn about the history and heritage of the salt mine from your guide
  • Round-trip transportation from your Krakow hotel is included

Reviews

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L
, Dec 2018

Very interesting but overall found the tour went on a bit long, although I can fully understand the reason behind this, as it enables you to see all aspects of the mine.

B
, Dec 2018

3 of us visited this sight and we all found it extremely interesting and totally different to anything we have in Australia. A lot of stairs, all going down ..thank heavens.. up in a lift.

M
, Nov 2018

Easy pick up from our hotel by an excellent driver and taken the 25min journey to the Salt mines. The driver collected our tickets and handed us over to one of the Salt Mine tour guides. The tour guide was excellent, his English was impeccable and he was very knowledgable about the Salt mines. The tour took about 3 hours and the driver then took us back to the city. The whole day was about 5 hours long. The taxi to the Salt mines there was 6 people but the tour of the Salt mines consisted of about 15 people.

N
, Oct 2018

Didn’t think I would like it so many feet under ground and thought I would fee claustrophobic. However it was open, vast and very impressive. I’m glad I made the trip.

s
, Jun 2018

The Salt mine was an excellent tour with lots of really interesting information from our guide Michael. I can confirm that the walls actually do taste like salt! It's incredible all of the statues and the chandeliers made from the salt. Our favourite part was probably listening to Chopin by the salt water. We'd definitely recommend a visit and perhaps if we went again, we'd take the advice of our guide at a different tour and count the steps on the way down stops you feeling so dizzy!
Recommendations: try and stick closer to the guide as sometimes the earphones cut out due to signal being underground so we didn't always hear what was being said, but what we did catch was very funny/interesting and we'd recommend Michael!

C
, Mar 2018

Tour was brilliant very interesting and I would thoroughly recomend it. Expert guide who was very knowledgeable and funny. We were picked up from our hotel and driven to the salt mine by a very friendly drive who was there to meet us after our tour finished and drove us back to our hotel

R
, Nov 2017

The pick up and transport was punctual but the driver did not give us his name. We enjoyed the salt mines but would probably not do this tour again.

M
, Nov 2017

really enjoyable and informative trip , not to long with plenty of walking . Both guide and driver were very good .

D
, Oct 2017

A lot of steps ! Was good but only for those able to walk down a lot of steps!

K
, Sep 2017

Our guide picked us up directly at our hotel. Instead of a giant bus we were joined by others to be a small group of 12 I now a mini-bus/van. Our guide walked us right where our tour started tour is run by the salt mine. Tour group within the mine had about 30 people and then picked us up when we were done. Our guide was knowledgeable and professional. It was worth it to us having the less crowded/more personal ride out to the salt mines. The salt mines themselves are a unique, interesting place to see.


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