Nothing will transfer you back in time more effectively than an opportunity to touch and see the original form of the completed work that has been preserved for years. Such is the Bochnia Salt Mine – a place full of unique chambers whose genuine ‘raw’ form enchants and attracts tourists hungry for authentic experiences. The natural combination of naturalness and modernity (e.g. in the underground multimedia exhibition) will allow tourists to expand their knowledge about the history of the place in an accessible and interesting manner. A sightseeing tour of the Bochnia salt mine is a journey in time. At the beginning of the encounter with history, tourists will hear a story about the times of Duke Boleslaus V the Chaste and Duchess Kinga. The mystic form of the tour will be enriched with the presence of Polish kings, Genoese mine administrators and the mysterious ghost of a Cistercian monk, whose order was involved in the establishment of the Bochnia mine. After eight centuries of the functioning of the mine, the underground vaults of Bochnia changed into a town where you can take a spectacular railway ride, go down the world’s longest underground slide and sail in a ferry on the brine lake flooding the chamber. It is worth mentioning that the wooden boats present in the salt mine have been entered into the Polish Register of Ships, as is the case with traditional sea-going vessels. We invite you to make an unforgettable journey in time full of unusual stories and attractions!
1. This is a private tour (organised on request).
2. Tour duration: 5–6 hours
3. The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is located 248 metres (443 feet) underground, where the air temperature is approx. 14–16 Celsius degrees (57–61 Fahrenheit degrees). Therefore, the participants are required to bring warm clothes (e.g. sweaters, jackets).
4. This is partly a walking tour, including 700 stairs, so the participants should wear comfortable sports shoes.
Majestic salt chambers, magnificent sculptures and chapels carved in salt and the proximity of mining tools and devices is only a small part of what awaits tourists in the Bochnia salt mine. A sightseeing tour of the historic vaults of the Bochnia mine is an exceptional trip through the most imposing pits of the underground town, which consists of the August level, the Sienkiewicz level and the Dobosz interlevel. Tourists will move around the mine mainly on foot, but it will be possible to reach some distant sections, e.g. by underground railway. During the visit you will have an opportunity to see a network of chambers and galleries with unusual shapes and geological structures, including a stable, an exhibition of wooden tread-wheels and the Chapel of Saint Kinga located at a depth of 212 m underground. This place is the largest and best-preserved chapel in the Bochnia salt mine. The trip ends in Ważyn – the mine’s biggest chamber – where you can go down the world’s longest slide, which is 140 metres long; every Sunday visitors have the unique opportunity to take the world’s only underground ferry cruise around the brine-filled chamber. Finally, tourists return to the outer surface by the same lift that transported them to the vaults of the mine at the beginning of the tour.
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We cooperate only with qualified and experienced tour leaders and guides
We organise regular and private tours, for small and large groups
We have been named the leader of the year among tour operators a number of times. The award is presented by Wieliczka Salt Mine.