Private Tour: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip from Krakow

  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5752PRIVSALT
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Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine with a private guide on a half-day trip from Krakow! Taking place at a time of your choice, the 4-hour trip includes round-trip transport from central Krakow and a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed mine with personalized attention from a private guide. Walk underground through the mine’s public areas, and learn about the mining in the Middle Ages while seeing incredible salt sculptures, a church, a lake and more!

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
Meet your private guide at your central Krakow hotel at your preferred time, and then leave the city by luxury minibus, traveling to Wieliczka, a small city roughly half an hour southeast of Krakow. Your destination here is the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, and on arrival you’ll head straight inside to explore the underground public areas with your guide.

A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the working salt mine is a vast network of underground pits, tunnels and chambers -- mostly carved by hand from the ground’s natural salt blocks. More than 20 of the chambers plus several of the tunnels are open to the public, and your guide will introduce you to their highlights.

Walk down the underground stairs, learning about salt mining in the town nearly 700 years ago when the mine was first built, and as you explore the surrounding tunnels and chambers, your guide will point out some incredible features. See the salt lake in Eram Baracz Chamber and visit shrines such as the Chapel of St Kinga – a church where pretty much everything (from its chandeliers to the altar) is made from salt.

See mythical-looking figures carved from salt and hear about the mine’s unique microclimate that is said to benefit asthma and allergy sufferers. The public areas of the mine are also home to an exhibition that documents the history of mining in Poland, and your guide will talk you through some of the more fascinating artifacts. Learn about mining techniques in the Middle Ages and study some old maps of the mine.

Your Wieliczka Salt Mine tour finishes at a depth of 443 feet (135 meters), at which point you’ll step into the mine’s high-speed lift with your guide to return above ground. Travel back to central Krakow with your guide, finishing your trip back at your hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Krakow hotel
Departure Time:
Takes place between 9am - 4pm; contact the local service provider to verify your preferred start time
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Private Tour: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Private guide
  • Entrance fee to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • The temperature of the salt mine is approximately 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius); please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Participants must be able to walk a lot of steps
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Tour code: 5752PRIVSALT