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Wieliczka Salt Mine private visit and group tours

Salt Mine tours in Wieliczka and Bochnia town from Krakow.

You can book your tour on our website for the future dates. There is a variety of options to choose from, which are also customizable.

Email to contact me: info@krakowtourguide.info

Mobile to call me. My name is Anita.  0048602388200

– Salt Mine group tours in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and other languages. Tourists’ Route. The price 200 PLN/50 euro per person.

What’s included:

  • Transportation to/from Salt Mine with air-conditioned bus or minivan.
  • The meeting point at the city center.
  • Licensed local guide in your/chosen language.
  • The Salt Mine visiting in groups not exceeding 35 people.
  • English speaking tour leader care during the trip.
  • Earphones, making visiting easy.
  • The trip takes 4 hours.
  • Insurance for the duration of the tour.
  • The payment via link or cash on spot
  • The cancellation policy: 24h before departure.
  • Office address: sw. Gertrudy 14/P1, Krakow (City center, next to Wawel Hill)

Book now: info@krakowtourguide.info

The Salt Mine, other sightseeing suggestions:

– A private tour with private guide in different languages available. Private mini van transportation  ”door to door”. Tour leader/driver supervision. A private licensed guide available in a chosen language. Entrance tickets. Itinerary:

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport to the Salt Mine ~ 30 min
  • Sightseeing tour (2.50h)
  • Your free time
  • Return to Krakow ~ 30 min

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– The tour in small groups with a guide available in a chosen language. Private mini van transportation  ”door to door”. A tour leader/driver supervision. Group sightseeing reservation (up to 35 people). Licensed guide available in a chosen language. Entrance tickets. Itinerary:

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport to the Salt Mine ~ 30 min
  • Sightseeing tour (2.30 hrs, up to 35 people, comfortable headphones)
  • Shopping time
  • Return to Krakow ~ 30 min

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– Miners’ Route. Explore the Salt Mine in Wieliczka like a miner.

  • We invite adults and children (over the age of 10) for an unusual trip! 🙂
  • Dressed in workwear clothes, fully equipped with mining gear.
  • You will descend in the dark into the oldest mining shaft called Regis.
  • The guide, here called the Foreman, will assign you to a mining job and tasks and evaluate their performance.
  • You will become a beginner miner who takes his first steps in a demanding job.
  • Your task will be: exploration of salt deposits and its transport to the surface, measurement of methane level, calculate the route and discover unknown chambers.
  • You’ll see how hard the miner’s work is, but you’ll also learn the secrets of mining traditions and rituals.
  • You will experience firsthand mining effort.
  • Sightseeing takes about 3h in groups of up to 20 people.
  • Great fun for organized groups and individual tourists.

Booking in advance: info@krakowtourguide.info

Important! Miners Route.

  • The tour starts on time! Don’t be late!
  • It takes about 3h in groups of up to 20 people.
  • It’s an active way of sightseeing and requires intense muscular effort.
  • The trail is not linked to the tourist route and its chambers (such as the Chapel of Saint Kinga).
  • Sightseeing possible only under the supervision of a guide.
  • The trail is available for people over the age of 10.
  • Underage accompanied by an adult.
  • Tourists receive protective overalls and mining equipment: a lamp, an absorber, and a helmet.
  • Warm clothing and comfortable, waterproof boots are indispensable.
  • The temperature   underground ranges from 14C to 16C.
  • You go down to the mine in a lift to level I (57m) and up from level II (101m).
  • Smoking is forbidden!
  • Using the open fire or electric torches in the mine is forbidden too!

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What we do step by step:

  • Salt Mine is situated 15 km from Krakow city center and journey takes around 40 minutes up to 1 hour.
  • Upon the arrival to the parking lot, while your tour leader does all the formalities for you, you will get a break to prepare to go down the steps to the Mine.
  • Every visitor gets an entrance ticket to the mine.
  • The visit, assisted by a local guide, lasts around 2 hours.
  • One break in an underground café is included. After the visit the group gets ready to get on a miners’ lift to get back to the ground.

What we see:

  • Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt.
  • Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt.
  • Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors.
  • 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground. Thus it is no surprise that till now, the Tourist Route, the main visiting route of the mine has been visited by millions  tourists every year from all over the world in search of adventures.

The route:

  • The journey starts at the Danilowicz Shaft.
  • You meet your guide, who during their excursion will tell you everything you want to know about the mine history and its secrets.
  • Travelling further and further into the mine chasm you discover unusual places and see with your own eyes the power of human hands that once excavated rock salt.
  • You will also have the opportunity to see a completely different image of the mine hearing the legend about Princess Kinga and how she brought the salt treasure to Polish land.
  • Half way along the route you will see the wondrous chapel dedicated to her and the saline works of art decorating the chapel.
  • Will be a moment for reflection hearing the music of Chopin accompanying a light and sound spectacle on the shores of one of the saline lakes.
  • At the end, when we have tasted the specialities offered in the underground tavern.
  • We continue our journey to the Krakow Salt Works Museum.
  • We will be able to return to the surface in a lift at the end 🙂

Attention! Please. New safety regulations in the Salt Mine:

  • maximum size of luggage: 30x20x20 cm.
  • No bottles or containers allowed.

And a brief history of the Mines:

  • The underground cities. Created by nature, but refined by man. Both Salt Mines are wonderful.
  • Salt Mine in Wieliczka and Salt Mine in Bochnia Town situated 30 km from Kraków, only.
  • That is 15 km longer distance then Wieliczka Salt Mine.
  • If you have little more time and wish to visit real old style mine –  I am inviting you to see the real, harsh route of sightseeing in the Salt Mine in Bochnia. …
  • Salt Mine in Wieliczka is wonderful, amazing, surprising, worth to pay expensive visiting.
  • The salt mine was subsidized with a huge sum of money, years ago. That is why new corridors, new renovations, wonderful innoventions useful for visitors were prepared.
  • Both Salt Mines were established in order of king Kazimier the Great in 14 c. but Bochnia Salt Mine was before Wieliczka Salt Mine :). Yes, it is truth! Both Salt Mine served for Polish kingdom and to the King. Brings the glory and huge money to the Polish kingdom which was in ruin after when Poland was divided into provinces and needed new fresh skills and money first of all.
  • The both Salt Mines under The King Kazimierz gave the employment to the huge number of workers which were gathering in an area of Wieliczka town and Bochnia town. They were coming from all over the Poland and not only, to work there.
  • The Salt was treated as a GOLD in that time, and it was very big part of the business and royal income.
  • Very well known supervisors of both Salt Mines were from jewish community like Mr. Levkov. Still we have the street named after him in Kraków. That is proof how strong connections with jewish community existed.

I present the offer of Bochnia Salt Mine which is situated 60 km from Krakow City.

I know that it may seem to you that the offers of two salt mines may be too much, that you prefer well-known objects coming to Krakow for the first time and the city itself also has a lot to offer, but you never know if the offer of the Bochnia mine it will not attract people who are looking for unique attractions (tourist route with an underground boat crossing), niche, but at the same time older than the most popular objects and also inscribed on the UNESCO list. We want to offer you a specific product, which is the Tourist Route with an underground boat crossing.

Which contains ? :

  • before the descent, a demonstration of the work of an antique steam engine
  • exit to the mine by a mining elevator (the so-called “cage”)
  • it takes 16 people at one time on two levels of the elevator
  • cable car travel approx. 1 km
  • visiting the route enriched with multimedia exhibition (chambers: St. Kinga’s chapel, Mysiur chamber, treadmill chambers, Dobosz inter-level)
  • descent to the Wazyn chamber 250 m underground (time to rest)
  • crossing to a boat crossing (the crossing itself takes about 15 minutes)
  • passage to the pit and exit from the mine.
  • For organized groups (over 15 people) the product is available with a guide in English at a price of 104 PLN pp.
  • Duration: approx. 4 hours

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