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Half-Day Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour From Krakow With Transport provided by Krakow Direct Private Tours

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Half-Day Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour From Krakow With Transport

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Skip the hassle of driving or booking transportation on this half-day guided tour. In the company of a guide, explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its unique underground complex of chambers and chapels, carved entirely in salt
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
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    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow. Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time. Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.
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You'll end at
Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
Straszewskiego 17, 31-101 Kraków, PolandIn front of Radisson blu Krakow, Straszewskiego 17 Street
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  • Comprehensive tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your central Krakow hotel
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
  • Learn more about Poland’s oldest working mine from your guide
Important Information
Departure Point
Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow, Straszewskiego 17, 31-101 Kraków, Poland
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option wth hotel pick up selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge and insurance
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • WiFi access
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Boxed lunch (available for purchase, please advise at time of booking)
  • Photography (requires a photo pass which costs 10 PLN / 2.5 EURO - cash only)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The route includes over 800 stairs.
  • Not recommended for participants who become easily claustrophobic. There are some very narrow paths inside the salt mine and this may be difficult for some. Once you have begun the tour there is no possibility to shorten your visit or turn back.
  • Hand luggage should be of a reasonable size, and larger luggage should be left in the car.
  • Photography is allowed if a photo pass is purchased which cost 10 PLN / 2.5 EURO - cash only.
  • There is no minimum age to experience the activity, however, children should be capable of walking unassisted or be carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby strollers are not allowed underground.
  • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 15ºC or 59ºF, it is recommended that you bring a jacket
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lucie m wrote a review Mar 2020
Derbyshire, United Kingdom20 contributions7 helpful votes
Second tour we booked with Krakow Direct Private Tours and it was again very very good. Great organisation and direct transport to the salt mine and it included the tour and pass (no extra fees like I've seen on other trips). Very good driver and tour guide was witty and funny
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Date of experience: March 2020
Timbertop wrote a review Mar 2020
Newbury44 contributions7 helpful votes
Well worth a visit but if you suffer from claustrophobia then maybe think again. The stairs are quite a long hike down if you have dodgy knees but thankfully there's a lift up at the end and amazingly at the lowest level toilets and a large subterranean restaurant! Lots of
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Date of experience: March 2020
DawnyStar wrote a review Feb 2020
leicester13 contributions9 helpful votes
Excellent communication with Krakow Direct prior to the tour. Our driver was punctual, polite and drove safely. He explained the procedures for the morning and handed us over to our guide. The guide was entertaining and informative and we were not rushed. I wasn't sure what
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Date of experience: February 2020
kittykatbrown wrote a review Jan 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom91 contributions42 helpful votes
Great trip, we had Simon again, prompt friendly, knowledgable and happy to answer all our questions. All information received from Krakow Direct was spot on and they answered all emails quickly. I would highly recommend. Salt mines were pretty spectacular and worth a visit, my 9
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Daryl M wrote a review Jan 2020
Woking, United Kingdom460 contributions116 helpful votes
We were rather worried about booking a tour of the salt mines because some reviews said that you paid for the transport and then had to pay again for the tickets for the mine. Not with this company. We were collected from our hotel, taken to the mine and given a comprehensive
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Date of experience: January 2020
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A hard but inspiring day.
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I found this place late before heading over for a weekend trip, their service was exceptional in every way from the
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A wonderful service, drivers was really friendly and helpful . Very smart, both journeys were very smooth, driver
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Michael our driver was great. Explained everything before we started and set the scene for a great tour. Was appre
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lucie m
Great organisation and good tour
Pick up from location point was very easy to find and very close to main square. Pleasant journey to the site and c
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I booked all our transfers and tours with this company for my wife and myself. Private transfer from airport to ou
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We went on the Auchwitx-Birkenau tour with Krakow Direct. Our minibus with driver, Peter, picked us up from the ho
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Informative tour
Tour guide was informative and thoughtful. The entire day was well organised, straight forward and easy to understa
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Maureen P
Lovely staff, pace a little too quick though.
We booked two tours via our hotel with this company to Auschwitz- Birkenau and then one to the Wieliczka salt mine,
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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