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Wieliczka Salt Mine and Oskar Schindler Factory guided half day tour from Krakow

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Availability: Please check the calendar
Duration: 6 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit a medieval salt mine
  • Explore magnificent salt lakes and caves
  • Learn the history of the mine from a professional guide
  • Feel the atmosphere of Krakow during World War II in Oscar Schindler's Factory Museum
  • Get to know about the life of person who saved the lives of more than 1,000 people
What to expect

Explore Wieliczka Salt Mine with a 4.5-hour guided tour from Krakow. See one of the oldest salt mines in the world, dating back to the 13th century. This unique underground complex of chambers and chapels, carved entirely in salt, has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. You'll have 2.5 hours at the mine, enough time to visit all the wonders of Wieliczka with your professional guide. The guided tour at the mine will be done with a maximum of 35 people. Afterwards, you'll visit Oskar Schindler's Factory, a site of a museum dedicated to the man who saved thousands of Jewish people during World War II.

This tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine and Oskar Schindler Factory takes up to 6 hours. Your journey will commence by shared, modern transport in a comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle with a friendly, English speaking driver. The tour starts with direct pick up from your hotel, usually between 09.30am and 10.15am.

From there you will embark on a one-way trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine for about 30 minutes. Entry tickets will be distributed and a guided tour in English in the Salt Mine will begin. A standard guided tour in the Salt Mine typically takes around 2.5 hours. After your visit to the Salt Mine concluded, your driver will take you to Schindler’s Factory. As exhibitions in the museum are mostly interactive this offer will cover the entrance fee and visitation in the museum will take you around 1.5 hours. Lunch boxes may be provided at additional cost. After the tour, your driver will drop you off at your hotel or anywhere else within the Krakow city centre.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Profesional guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • From April 2019: guided tour of the Schindler Factory
  • Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Krakow city center, if booked, or from the collective meeting point in Krakow
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or minibus
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Insurance
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines for entrance tickets
  • Ticket to Schindler's Factory
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Permission to take a photos in Salt mine
  • Till March 2019: professional guide in Schindler's factory
Reduced price
  • Infant 0 - 4 - Free
  • Youth - 5 - 17
Where

Pick-up service, if booked, or collective meeting point at: 17, Straszewskiego Street

Meeting point:

In front of the Radisson Blu Hotel or pick-up service

What to remember
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please reconfirm the starting time and pick up place directly with the provider at the contacts provided in the voucher you receive after the booking
  • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 15ºC
  • Maximum group size of 40 passengers
  • At the entrance, visitors descend 400 steps down and the whole tourist route features over 800 stairs. Narrow paths in the Salt Mine can seem claustrophobic and there is no possibility to shorten your visit and turn back
  • In the Salt Mine taking photos and filming is possible only after purchasing an additional pass, which costs 10zł or €2.50 in cash only
  • There are no restrictions regarding the age of children in the Salt Mine, but they should be either capable of walking unassisted or carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby pushchairs are not allowed underground.
  • Exhibition halls in Schindler’s Factory are wheelchair accessible
  • Your hand luggage should be in a reasonable size and your larger luggage should be left in the car
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When
  • Till March 2019: every day except Mondays
  • From April 2019: on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Starting time: 8:50am
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Provider
Krakow Direct
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
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