• Tour code: 5752PRIVSALT
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private, half-day trip from Krakow. Hear the history of this 700-year-old mine from your guide and wander its chambers and tunnels. See the Chapel of St Kinga carved from salt and examine mining artifacts from the Middle Ages. After your excursion through the UNESCO-listed site, you’ll be dropped off back at your Krakow hotel.

Highlights

  • Private half-day trip to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Hear the history of the 700-year-old working salt mine from your guide while exploring underground
  • Walk down through the public areas of the vast mine, exploring its chambers and tunnels
  • See an incredible salt lake and then visit the Chapel of St Kinga where everything is carved from salt
  • Visit a mining exhibition to see fascinating artifacts of mining equipment during the Middle Ages
  • Take the tour at a time that suits you best, and enjoy personalized attention from your private guide

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip from Krakow

Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this trip!

A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the Wieliczka Salt Mine comprises an extensive network of underground chambers and tunnels, most of which have been carved by hand from the natural salt blocks.

Meet your private guide at your central Krakow hotel, traveling 30 minutes southeast of the city to Wieliczka. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed salt mine and begin your descent along the underground stairs.

As you explore the surrounding tunnels and chambers, your guide will discuss the history behind the 700-year-old salt mine and lead you to some of its most impressive features. Visit the Chapel of St Kinga, a church where almost everything, from its chandeliers to the altar, is made from salt and see the beautiful salt lake in Eram Baracz Chamber.

Afterward, explore an exhibition that documents the history of mining in Poland and examine some of the more fascinating artifacts with your guide. Learn about mining techniques in the Middle Ages and study some old maps of the mine. You’ll also pass mythic figures carved from salt and hear about the unique microclimate below ground.

Finish your tour 443 feet (135 meters) below ground before traveling back up to the surface via the mine's high-speed lift. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing trip back to Krakow, where you'll be returned to your hotel.

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