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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour
Discover the most popular and incredible salt mine in the world, which is included on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List. Explore its chambers and corridors accompanied by an expert guide.
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- Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this half-day tour
- Admire the astonishing sculptures within
- Learn about the history of the mine from a live guide
DescriptionAbout 10 miles (16 km) outside of the Krakow, but still within the Krakow metropolitan area, lies the city of Wieliczka. It's home to the renowned Wieliczka Salt Mine. Once a salt mine, until the early 1990s, when the mine flooded, it was once one of the largest business ventures in Europe. During the 16th century, royal guests began visiting the mine lured by the developing culture and health benefits. Over the years, miners transformed the mine from a typical dark cave into a majestic location. By the 19th century, giant salt-crystal chandeliers lit the underground complex, they’re still there today. Striking salt-carved monuments line the chambers alongside displays of historic salt-mining technology, an underground lake, four chapels, and numerous statues carved by miners. You're sure to be amazed by the shafts and labyrinth as well as sculptures made by more contemporary artists.
IncludesHotel pickup Air-conditioned transportation from Krakow Entry and tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine (if option selected) English-speaking driver All transportation costs
- • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility problems or who are claustrophobic. • To reach the 1st level of the mine, all visitors need to descend a wooden stairway of 378 stairs. • Temperatures underground range between 17° and 18°C. • An ID card for students is necessary. • The Salt Mine Tour for disabled people is only available as a private tour option.