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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

1. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, hop on a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Sit back and relax along your journey, enjoying the view along your ride. Skip the hassle of booking on site, and enjoy the prearranged tickets hat will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, four chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Immerse yourself fully in the experience of visiting a unique place and a must-see attraction during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level, marveling at the space around you once outside. Your driver will then drive you back to your accommodation in Krakow.

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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

2. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After meeting your driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 impressive chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. After your guided tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to the meeting point in Krakow.

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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

3. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

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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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

4. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, a monument that has functioned since the Middle Ages and is a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage monument. Take a guided tour of this subterranean wonderland. Experience unforgettable impressions when you descend 64 to 327 meters below the surface, and marvel at the numerous chambers, cave, salt drifts, and artistic works in the mine. Explore this fascinating underground city with your expert guide. Those who suffer from allergies and respiratory illnesses may even experience relief because the microclimate in the mine has been known to have healing and soothing properties.

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Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Transport & Ticket Reservation

5. Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Transport & Ticket Reservation

Visit the mind-blowing Wieliczka Salt Mine, a must when in Krakow. One of the oldest salt mines in Europe, its carvings of fabulous figures, monuments, and altarpieces have earned Wieliczka a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1978. The product of multiple generations of miners who hand-carved it from blocks of salt, this subterranean world of pits, tunnels, and huge rooms has to be seen to be believed. The whole underground labyrinth stretches over 9 levels and descends 327 meters (1,073 feet) below the surface of the Earth. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century, and nowadays the route consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Head 210 to 440 feet (approximately 64 to 135 meters) underground, passing through galleries and chambers where traces of mining activity have been preserved. Along the way, see many examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends. One of the undoubted highlights is the spectacular Chapel of the Blessed Kinga — a huge, underground church where everything, from the chandeliers to the altarpieces, has been chiseled out of salt. Also, don't miss the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today.

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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip and Guided Tour

6. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip and Guided Tour

Descend into a hidden world of underground corridors and rooms on this Wieliczka Salt Mine day trip from Krakow. Learn about ancient mining tools and the machines that were once used to extract and transport salt. Meet your driver at the meeting point in Krakow and sit back and relax on the comfortable journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine where you will be greeted by your licensed museum guide. Explore the 3-kilometer path through 20 unique rooms. Admire the chandeliers, carvings, and salt statues which adorn the richly decorated church that was dedicated to the patron saint of miners. View huge wooden structures, unusual underground lakes, and traces of the of the past as you wander through the mine. Experience the microclimate which was was thought to have healing properties. Visit the old sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. After the tour, return to the meeting point in Krakow.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

It was awesome! The French guide is super funny and told us all about the history of the mine. You go down a lot of stairs at the start but it's worth it! You are allowed to take photos and you will find several souvenir shops. Don't worry, the return is by elevator :)

Everything worked out great! Smooth process, communicative Fahree / collectors and very nice, humorous guide in our language! All around well satisfied, the whole group! Gladly again!

Excellent experience. An amazing rare combination of natural and man-made efforts since 1286! Very interesting tour. So glad I made it. I recommended it to my friends already!

Went with a taxi bus, quick and good guide in the salt mine

Definitely worth seeing! Great tour, impressive and vivid!