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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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Overview
Visit the legendary salt mines of Wieliczka near Krakow for a half-day guided tour and admire the beautiful salt sculptures made with "white gold". After the booking you will receive a complimentary  Krakow City DIY audioguide.
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plac Szczepański 8
plac Szczepański 8, 33-332 Kraków, PolandDeparture from: 8 Szczepanski Square Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point Please contact supplier no later than 24h before the service in order to confirm your pickup time. If you do not confirm it you need to be at 8 Szczepański Square 15 min before your chosen time interval.
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    DiscoverCracow
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Discover Poland
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Visit the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Kraków
  • Learn the history of one of the world’s oldest salt mines
  • Explore mining shafts, tunnels, underground lakes, and salt carvings
  • Round-trip transport from city center included, so no need to rent a car
What to Expect
After a pickup from Kraków's city center, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world. With your included entrance fee, enter the mine and descend more than 200 steps into an expensive underground network. A guide shows you the way through a maze of tunnels, chambers, and stairways built over eight centuries. Learn about the fascinating history of the mine and browse a collection of antique mining equipment that dates back to the Middle Ages. Breathe deep in the mine’s mineral-rich microclimate, which is thought to have health benefits, and admire detailed shrines and sculptures carved entirely from salt rock. You're dropped off at a convenient point in central Kraków after the tour. As a bonus, receive a free Kraków sightseeing audio guide when you book.
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Important Information
Departure Point
plac Szczepański 8, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Italian 11am-12pm
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

English 2pm-3pm
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

English 7am-8am
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

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English 8am-9am
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4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

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1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Spanish 11am-12pm
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

English 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Spanish 2pm-3pm
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1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

English 9am-10am
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English 3pm-4pm
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11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

English 12pm-1pm
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Spanish 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Italian 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

French 4pm-5pm
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Spanish 3pm-4pm
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

English 11am-12pm
1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pickup and drop off at the Krakow city center
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking)
  • Entry/Admission - DiscoverCracow
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Entry/Admission - Discover Poland
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Fee for photographing (available to purchase - around 2.50 Euros)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start)
  • Not recommended for participants with claustrophobia
  • Temperature at the Salt Mine is constant (around 14 degrees), please dress appropriately
  • To get a youth discount students must have valid student ID ( date of birth, expire date, picture ) card with during the tour and to show it to th Discover Cracow representative when asked
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Definitely worth a visit, the Salt Mines may not be the most fascinating thing you’ll ever see but very unique and exceptionally preserved considering how old they are. I think the tour could be made slightly more interesting with better demonstrations of how the salt is
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Little disappointed with the support during the visit. Certainly the mines have a degree of fascination but I feel I would have had a better experience if I had visited with the aid of a guide book. Our guide had good English but the audio equipment worked intermittently and she
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Response from Serukada, Guest Relations Manager at Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for providing us with the feedback regarding the tour. We will get in touch with the The Salt Mines museum and pass them your comment concerning the quality of provided tour guide. We hope that even though, you felt rushed and could not hear the tour guide completely, your visit to the venue itself was a possitive and informative experience. Kind regards,
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This excursion was well worth the money. Remember if you do this trip you have to walk down approximately 325 steps down a wooden staircase. You descend 125metres underground. Some of the highlights are the underground chapel and the carvings. You get a recorder and a set of
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This is a little unfair. The salt mine is worth 3 or 4 stars, but that’s only if you have a half decent tour guide. If you book a tour from Krakow, the company will get you there, but they have no control over the official guide that is assigned to their group. If you get one
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Response from Serukada, Guest Relations Manager at Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Chris, We are sorry to hear regarding your dissatisfaction with the provided tour guide. We will provide the office at the Salt Mine with the received feedback and simultaneously, I encourage to report any technical difficulties with an audio device to the guide during the tour as it is possible to change it in such a situation as yours. Even though the provided guide did not meet the expected standards, we are glad to hear that the overall sights of the salt mine are still worth visiting. Best regards,
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Loved the stunning beauty of this guided tour, this place is just amazing and breathtaking. Takes a while to get around and some ppl always take the Mick being slow. Really good for the money, just don’t do it on half an hour sleep and hungover to death off £12 litre bottles of
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By: Discover Cracow Tours
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Pekeledo
Brisbane, Australia
103
Salt Mines
Amazing place. We booked to be part of a group tour. It felt a bit rushed but what you see is really impressive!
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FamilyP765
Barnsley, United Kingdom
67
A little rushed
The pick up point was easy to find, the bus transport very comfortable, the people we dealt with very friendly.
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JBKELMAN
Ayr, United Kingdom
10
Wonderful food tour on 15 January
Our guide from Discover Kraków led us on a wonderful trip ,through the streets of Kraków , visiting a cheese
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Stoosh56
20
Rushed.
Tour was informative but rushed, hurried through exhibition to avoid to many people in a room at a time. Didn't
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Zakandken
191
Historic place
Visited on Sunday 12/01/2020; very informative site and many great pieces of history available to see. We’ll
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Y7977GFcarolp
20
Excellent Service
Fantastic service great communication will definitely use again cars spotlessly clean drivers very smart and
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niamhc440
20
Well organised, thought provoking day
Very, very worthwhile tour. The guide was extremely informative and receptive to questions. Transport was well
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Gidon B
Tel Aviv, Israel
1814
Disappointing over rated
Although the pick up and return to Krakow on the Double decker bus was great the evening was a bit of a let
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HeShawCan
Birmingham, United Kingdom
4822
Good Afternoon Out, Just Make sure you’re not tired before you go!!!
Definitely worth a visit, the Salt Mines may not be the most fascinating thing you’ll ever see but very unique and
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Fran008Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
15491
SALT MINES WONDERFUL, DISCOVER KRAKOW TOURS POOR
So Salt mines are wonderful,we had a really good guide and in the main all headphones worked. However, the
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287wendyr
Canterbury, United Kingdom
40
Salt Mines
Little disappointed with the support during the visit. Certainly the mines have a degree of fascination but I feel
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sandyj691
10
Salt mines tour
This excursion was well worth the money. Remember if you do this trip you have to walk down approximately 325
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ChrisRush
Morpeth, United Kingdom
8364
Tour Guide failure
This is a little unfair. The salt mine is worth 3 or 4 stars, but that’s only if you have a half decent tour
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328deang
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
7021
Do not go if hungover
Loved the stunning beauty of this guided tour, this place is just amazing and breathtaking. Takes a while to get
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Nathalia303
40
Great guide
The guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau was great, very knowledgable and respectful. As for the tour company, maybe
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