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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup)

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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup)

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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Discover the expansive, underground salt mine at Wieliczka on this guided excursion from Krakow. Join a small group and visit the ancient salt mine that has been in production since the Middle Ages. Enjoy a guided tour through the facility, admiring the chapels, chambers, and saline lakes as you walk, and learn about the mine's unique history.
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Wieliczka Mine
  • Hassle-free transfers from your Krakow hotel are included
  • Choose from several tour times to suit your schedule
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
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We can pick you up from your hotel / appartment, just send us an e-mail with the name of the hotel or your address (door to door service, includes in price).
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cracow For You - Local Tours & More
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup).
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What is the social distancing policy during Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup)?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup).
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup)?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (with hotel pickup).

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  • "Just remember to wear layers as the deeper into the mine you go the warmer you get so will end up carrying your coat." See review

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star-5
Fantastic Day! Highly Recommend
Aaron_D
, Jul 2022
Got picked up by a driver on time and was very friendly and knowledgeable. We got some free sightseeing in with the driver and told us about the sights we passed, such as The ghetto and other things. The salt mines were very interesting and excellent. Although was a lot of walking and stairs, we didn’t mind that. The lift was out of order on the way up so had to walk about 2KM to the other lift. That was a minor issues. Very good facilities, such as an underground gift shop, toilets and cafe. The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. Although sometimes couldn’t hear her. It’s was not that cold down the mines. But if you feel the cold like me, make sure you take some warm clothing.
star-5
Fantastic tour! Pick...
Amanda_C
, Jul 2022
Fantastic tour! Pick up/return went smoothly. The tour itself was very informative and I thought breaks were well timed. Would highly recommend to anyone considering touring the salt mines!
star-5
Amazing Salt Mines
Jason_M
, Jun 2022
Hotel pick up, confirmed the night before & arrival on time. Jerry (driver) was great, as was Evalina (guide). Both were very friendly & knowledgeable. Approx 40 mins drive from Krakow, with the guided tour lasting around 2 hours. Fascinating place with lots of history including incredible sculptures & chandelier’s made from salt Highly recommended
star-5
This is the tour to book if you want to see the Salt Mines in Krakow!
Philip_L
, May 2022
We booked this tour based on the reviews and we are glad we did. Our hotel was not on the list of pickups so we added it and Jerry, our driver, contacted us via Whatsapp the night before and arranged to pick us up at our hotel. He was right on time and gave us a great commentary on the 25 minute trip, pointing out the local landmarks etc. At the Salt Mines, he walked us to the ticket office, picked up our tickets and took us to the queue. A few minutes later he managed to get us past the huge crowds and straight in. He told us he would meet us at the exit to the mines and when we got there, he was there waiting for us. He then took us back to our hotel. An excellent service, a friendly guide and a totally recommended trip. If you want to visit the Salt Mines, book Jerry to get you there. You will not be disappointed at all.
star-5
Great experience
Adam_K
, May 2022
Great visit, Jerry was awesome so helpful dropping us off and picking us up. He reached out ahead of time set pickup time, gave tips on where to eat and walked us through the entire experience.
star-5
Amazing underground experience
Deborah_D
, May 2022
Our guide Kate was full of interesting facts and figures. These salt mines are an amazing Warren of steps, tunnels and chambers with statues carved out of the rock salt. Be prepared for lots of walking. Our driver was very friendly and chatty.
star-2
Don’t book with this company
Julie_A
, May 2022
Pick up time changed day before pick up. We had to cancel plans we had made for later in the day because pick up time and tour time was changed
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, to solve this issues can we get your booking number and then we can have a look and see what wents wrong. Best Regards Jerry
star-5
Definitely worth doing the tour, we would of got lost without a guide
Nichola_B
, May 2022
One of the best parts of our trip to the salt mines was the drive there and back. Jerry, our driver to the salt mines, was very friendly and informative and gave us loads of info on the route with regards to the history of the area.
star-5
Amazing experience , very...
djspy_n
, May 2022
Amazing experience , very nice guide , worth the money ! Strongly recommend it ! Pick up from hotel , not far from city centre !
star-5
Great day out
Kathryn_H
, Apr 2022
Although my accommodation was not on the list, Jerry confirmed pickup from there. The salt mines were an amazing experience, especially when considering that the visit takes in only 1% of the whole!. Definitely recommended.
star-5
A definite if visiting Krakow
Richard_M
, Apr 2022
This tour was extremely well organised from start to finish. Jerry our driver was outstanding. He picked us up on time and even went out of his way to give us a private tour of some of Krakow. His knowledge and English were both excellent. He was also kind enough to send through some restaurant recommendations via WhatsApp with links. He could not have done more and nothing was too much trouble. The Salt Mine itself was also outstanding. After the initial walk down the 320 steps, the tour guide walked us through at the right pace and was very knowledgeable about the history of the mine. There is also a coffee / gift shop during the tour approximately 130 meters down. Definitely worth a visit. There is a lift back up so don’t worry about the 300+ steps back up!
star-5
See it to believe it.
Jordan_M
, Apr 2022
The experience was great, very worthwhile!! The driver was fantastic, punctual, friendly and professional and helped us sort a great traditional Polish meal. Thank you very much. 10/10
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star-5
Great experience and a must when visiting Krakow
PoulMartin_L
, Apr 2022
The salt Mine was a great experience with a very good guide. The most impressing was the huge church room inside the mine a 100 m below the surface. This visit is a must if you visit Krakow. We were picked up spot on time by a very friendly driver who gave us a couple of good tips for our visit in Krakow. He told us that there are specific days when museums are free to enter. We thus visited the underground museum the next day based on the tip from our driver.
star-4
Unmissable unique experience
ADAM_B
, Mar 2022
Really brilliant, efficient pick up and collection. A unique place but be prepared for lots of walking.
star-5
Salt mines and tour
Geraldine_P
, Mar 2022
Great day out. Our guide Jarry was very friendly and very helpful. He showed us the sites and explained everything in perfect English
star-5
Salt mine is unbelievable!
Robert_D
, Mar 2022
Very interesting tour! Great tour guide. A lot of walking but amazing site! It is probably not at all what you expect. It is absolutely huge and the tour can only cover a very small portion of it. Amazing!
star-4
Unexpectedly Interesting!
Mary_P
, Mar 2022
We had been warned about the steps down, exhausting but worth it! It's much warmer in the Salt Mines than I had realised it would be, most of our group were carrying their coats, so dress for approx 16c. Some of the sculptures are amazing, especially in the church. Our driver ' Jerry' was very informative and friendly, giving us some very interesting bits of information.
star-5
Our trip to salt mine
Tom_L
, Mar 2022
The whole trip. Very tiring and certainly not for anyone with walking difficulties glad we chose to do this trip. The chandeliers made out of salt were fab. Problems at times with guide wearing mask abd understanding what was said
star-5
Fabulous trip
Carl_T
, Mar 2022
A very interesting trip, pick up time great and the guide at the salt mines was very knowledgeable. I was blown away by the statues and chandeliers made of salt.
star-3
The salt mines itself...
Stephen_W
, Feb 2022
The salt mines itself very good but was shambles with pick up driver was late and had to call. Then on return journey driver wasn't there and we had to wait an HR for pick up so we ended up booking a taxi at our expense. The driver was so unprofessional as was slagging the office saying there's always a problem. The exit to salt mines was awful as rude polish guide didn't give us any info and didn't speak english

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