Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour in English from Krakow

Cultural & Theme Tours in Poland

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Tour the remarkable and mysterious undergrounds of the "Wieliczka" Salt Mine, available daily with a guided group tour in English.The Wieliczka Salt Mine was listed as a UNESCO site as one of the first objects in the world. It is not surprising, therefore, that interest in sightseeing increases year by year. The charms of the Mine, its mysterious corridors, chambers, salt sculptures and underground lakes can be enjoyed all year round regardless of the weather.The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most recognizable tourist attractions in Poland. About 1 million tourists visit every year. The origins of the mine date back to the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, the Wieliczka Salt Mine was the most profitable enterprise in Europe. Profits from salt extraction in the times of Casimir the Great constituted 30% of the entire kingdom's income. The mine draws the attention of many visitors thanks to the healing properties of salt.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandThe most popular way, the tourist route is about 3 km of winding corridors located between 135 and 240 meters underground. The tour lasts about three hours, in groups of up to 40 people and starts in the Daniłowicz Shaft, where the guide will introduce you to the history and secrets of the mine. The trail leads to the Chapel of St. Kinga, where you can see salt works of art or a spectacle on a salt lake. It is worth knowing that there are approximately 800 stairs on the route, of which 380 are already at the beginning, which is why we suggest you put on comfortable footwear. The temperature below the ground varies between 14-16 C.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • Round-trip private transfer in the Door to Door by Private Car Option
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 8 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • Bottled water - Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default.
  • WiFi on board
  • Shared two way transfer in the Group Tour Option
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Photo permit for 10 PLN fee
  • Hotel drop-off not offered in the Group Tour option

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Skip the line
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