Wieliczka is famous for its Europe's oldest salt mine, which has been operating for at least 700 years. The Wieliczka salt mine is a unique tourist attraction, on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List (it is listed among the twelve top sites). The mine has a labyrinth of tunnels, pits, and chambers, all hewn out by hand from solid salt, beautifully adorned chapels, underground lakes, all located on the three upper levels, from 64 to 135 meters below the ground. Tourists can enjoy the three kilometre long trail and collection of objects related to the mine and mining.
The mine and the museum are guided with experienced guides, who are knowledgeable about the Mine's history as well as its legends and mysteries. The underground tour takes about three hours.
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Important notice: there are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine. Wear comfortable shoes.
Price includes: pick-up and drop-off from your accomodation in Kraków, private transfer, entrance tickets, guided tour of Salt Mine in Wieliczka "Tourist Route"
Exclusion: food and drinks, additional fee for taking photos and filming along the tourist route – 10 PLN