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Wieliczka Salt Mine

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The only salt mine in the world preserved in such pristine condition and placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites !  135 meters underground! Visited by more than 1 million tourists a year!


Prices

REGULAR STUDENTS CHILD 5-15 YRS CHILD 0-5 YRS
140 PLN 110 PLN 80 PLN 0 PLN

Salt Mine Tour includes:

  • hotel/hostel pick-up
  • transport by air conditioned minibus
  • professional Salt Mine guide
  • professional tour leader
  • hotel/hostel drop-off

Timetable

JAN-MAY JUN JUL-AUG SEP OCT-DEC
ENGLISH 11:00 9:00, 14:45 9:00, 14:45 9:00, 14:45 11:00
GERMAN 11:00* 14:45 14:45 14:45 11:00*
FRENCH 11:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 11:00
ITALIAN 11:00** 14:45 14:45 14:45 11:00**
SPANISH 11:00*** 14:45 14:45 14:45 11:00***
RUSSIAN 11:00**** 14:45**** 14:45**** 14:45**** 11:00****

 

 

 

 

 

* Only on Thursdays

** Only on Tuesdays and Sundays

*** Only on Wednesdays and Saturdays

**** Экскурсии проводятся только по понедельникам и пятницам

Duration of the tour:

ca. 4-5 hours

 

Departure time depends on the pick up point. You will receeive all information while booking. The Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour is unavailable on Jan 1st, Easter Sunday, Nov 1st,  Dec 24th, 25th.

Details

"The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only site in the world where mining has continued since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as lesser and major shafts) stretch for the total of 300 kilometres: reaching the depth of 327 metres they illustrate all the stages of the development of the mining technology over time." - the quotation comes from the justification of entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine into UNESCO's 1st World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage on 8th September, 1978 together with 11 other sites from all over the world.

The mine is also notable for a long tradition of tourism. The famous breath-taking site has been visited over the centuries by Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Dimitri Mendeleev, Boleslaw Prus, Ignacy Paderewski, Pope John Paul II, and crowned heads of state, not to mention millions of people from all over the world. Included in the tour is a stunning "underground town" with lakes, passages, and the marvelous St Kinga chapel.

More about the tour:

During the tour you will have a chance to visit the twenty historic chambers connected by 2 kilometers of passages. Descent into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1 st Level( at a depth of 64 metres) and return to the surface by lift up the Danilowicz shaft from the 3rd Level (at a depth of 135 meters. The whole tour lasts about 4-5 hours. You will spend around 2 hours in the Salt Mine. If you would like to take photos, you have to buy permission at the entrance to Saint Kinga's Chapel. During this tour there is no lunch break. If you have bought a student ticket, please do no forget to bring your student card (please do remember that student tickets are only for people under the age of 25). After your arrival back in Krakow, you will be dropped off at your pick up point.

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