Wieliczka Salt Mine tour & Wawel Audio Guide

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Duration: 4.5 hours
Tour ID: 7060
Overview

The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135-meters (about 443-feet) underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator. Follow your guide through the underground historic city as you learn about the major health benefits of visiting the salt mine because of its special climate and microelement-filled air.

Wawel Hill is one of the most important places for Polish people. It has been the home for kings and queens for many decades. It is a must-see for Polish and foreign tourists. Wawel has been the monarch’s residency from the 11th century, where they have been crowned and as well as buried. The Wawel hill consists of the Royal Castle, magnificent Cathedral, Crown Treasury and Armory, the Dragon’s den and beautiful courtyards.

The Wawel tour takes 2 hours and it starts Tourist Information Grodzka 52A. From there follow your audioguide to Kanonicza Street and to the Wawel Hill via Herbowa Gate. On the way, you will be explained the role of every building on the Hill and its history behind it. The tour includes visiting the Wawel Hill, Main Courtyard, Arcaded Courtyard and it will end next to the Dragon’s den.

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most important UNESCO place in Poland
  • Visit one of the most important monuments of mineral and religious culture in Poland
  • Learn the history of the most important Castle in Poland
  • IMPORTANT: Narrow paths of the route may appear claustrophobic.
  • The exit takes place via the elevator.
  • You must purchase a permit to take pictures at the mine.
  • Visit one of the most amazing places in Krakow!
  • Follow the tourist route that's located 135 meters below ground
  • The constant annual temperature along the tourist route is approx. 17-18C.
  • Touring in group up to 30 people.
  • There are more than 800 steps to climb on the route, including 380 at the beginning.
  • Bus transport with a guide
Good to Know
  • Duration Duration: 4.5 hours
  • This tour is available: Every day
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Bus transport (pick up and drop off)Bus transport (pick up and drop off)
  • Knowledgeable tour guide (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French)Knowledgeable tour guide (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French)
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Inclusions
  • • Pick up from meeting point in Kraków
  • • Return air-conditioned transportation from Krakow
  • • Entrance tickets to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • • Licensed guide in your chosen language
  • • Wawel Hill Audio guide
  • • English-speaking driver or tour leader
Exclusions
  • • Food and drinks
  • • 10 zł pass to take photos
Meeting Point
Know Before You Go
  • Please note the tour time is the arrival time at the meeting point for Wieliczka Salt Mine tour.
    The Wawel Hill audio guide tour can be conducted anytime you wish. The audio guide can be picked up everyday between 9:30 and 16:00.

    More information about Salt Mine:
    • Skip the line ticket allows you to not stand in the queue to the office ticket, but you might wait in the queue with the whole group to enter the Salt Mine due to many people visiting
    • Please bring warm clothing as the temperature underground ranges between 14°C and 16°C (about 57°F and 61°F)
    • Please wear comfortable shoes to climb the 800 steps
    • Smoking and open fires in the mine are strictly prohibited
    • No animals are allowed in the mine, nor Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10 cm

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Reviewed by Dara9 NL   May 25, 2022
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We had been looking forward to going on this tour and we weren't disappointed. t was made all the better by our tour guide. He was outstanding. His knowledge and presentation was of the highest and he has a very personable manner. We would thoroughly recommend him and the company to anyone contemplating this tour.
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Reviewed by filbinjabtaras.04 US   May 24, 2022
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I appreciate this tour because it was brillant!!! I would recommend him highly to anyone wanting a tour. Thanks.
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Reviewed by Heron M NO   May 20, 2022
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We all had a great time - tour guide was knowledgeable and sociable, and he made the tour very enjoyable. Thank you very much,
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Reviewed by 529heidi1981 IE   May 20, 2022
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this was our first visit with this tour company. We were extremely pleased with the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. She went out of her way to ensure our visit was a success, even helping my wife find some local shops for gifts she wanted. We definitely recommend this company.
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Reviewed by CarlaK US   May 19, 2022
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Our guide had good English. She was very happy and chatty which made the day for us. I will recommend this tour and this guide and private tour they were very helpful.
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Reviewed by David US   May 17, 2022
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It was a great and enjoyable tour. It was an excellent. Thank you for everything.
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Reviewed by Claudia Labuschagne CN   May 17, 2022
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You are in very good and reliable hands with that tour. It was a real pleasure to have the tour. Thank you.
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Reviewed by Eu Jin T CN   May 17, 2022
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We did this tour today. My guide was the best!! So knowledgeable, funny and just lovely! thanks to our guide! 11/10
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Reviewed by Jim Garner US   May 16, 2022
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A wonderful tour and a very good guide who really knew what he was talking about.
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Reviewed by Susan D US   May 16, 2022
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Every part of the tour was fascinating, which was complimented by a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide.
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