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Visit one of the oldest working salt mines in the World – Wieliczka’s Salt Mine. Book Salt Mine Tour from Krakow.
Wieliczka Salt Mine, a Material Culture World Heritage Site, with its over 1 million guests every year. It is one of the biggest tourist attraction located near Krakow it is famous in Poland as well over world! It is one of sixteen Polish UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites – you can find the link here http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
During the trip, You will visit one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – the Wieliczka’s Salt Mine, which has been producing table salt for over 700 years! On tour from Krakow Your English speaking guide will take You up to 140 meters underground for a 2,5-hours journey through over 2,5-kilometers long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues and large collection of mining machines and equipment, where everything is made of salt. Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift. You should be back to Krakow around 13:00 (or 19:00 in you go on afternoon tour).
Polish Salt Mines Krakow tour – Wieliczka
Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions .
Salt Mine from Krakow. How to get there?
The easiest option to get to Salt Mine is to book a door-to-door tour with us, we offer private tours as well! KrakowShuttle operates Salt Mine Tour every day: in the morning – around 8.00 a.m. and in the afternoon – around 2 p.m. so you can easily choose which option goes better with your plans.
Our driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or apartment in Krakow and will drive you to Wieliczka. After a short walk, you will join an English speaking tour with the official guide provided by the museum. After the tour the driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
Here are few more reasons why you should use our services:
Salt Mine Krakow Bus
Your Salt Mine Tour will be operated by a comfortable Mercedes-Benz van or minibus. Our drivers speak English so your driver will take care of you during the trip and you can ask him anything you want. Remember that this is a door-to-door service so you won’t need to look for any bus stop — please wait in front of your hotel and we will pick you up from there on the day of the Salt Mine Tour. Price includes door-to-door transfer, assistance, insurance and entrance fees together with English speaking guided tour. There aren’t any hidden costs!
- To book please select the date and number of people.
- You will be redirected to our secure reservation system.
- After completing the reservation you will receive verified voucher.
- 12 hour before the tour you will receive text message about exact pickup time.
If you’re afraid you’ll get hungry during the tour don’t worry! There is an optional lunch box possible to book while making your reservation. On the way back (around 12.30 p.m.), we will serve you our delicious freshly prepared every day packed lunch set including: salad, cheese sandwich, chocolate wafer and bottle of water. We also offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options so if you need one, please remember to add a remark in your booking form and there won’t be any problem with that.
We use a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Vans and Minibuses. Our drivers are well trained and fully licesned for travel ground transportation. Our door to door service means that you will be pickup directly form your hotel and delivered to the same spot after the tour, for free.
We will transfer You to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which happens to be one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – it has been producing table salt for over 700 years! You will be attending an English guided tour at 9:50 or 15:40. Your guide will take You up to 140 meters underground for a 2,5-hours journey through over 2,5-kilometers long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues, where everything is made of salt.
Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift.
Guides are local experts certified by the museum. Regular tour is available in English. If you would like to book the tour in any other language our team is happy to prepare special offer for you.
Maximum group size is 40 people.
Optional lunch box includes chicken and pasta salad, cheese roll, chocolate wafer and bottle of water. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or lactose free option is available on request.
Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday.
Please note that for Balice airport/hotels near the airport pickup the additional fee is 60 PLN per booking.
Temperature in the mine is constant all year long. It is 17-19 degrees Celsius.
The maximum dimensions of hand luggage which can be brought on the tour is 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. You can leave your larger luggage in the car.