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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Highlights / General details Visit one of the most precious and most fascinating monuments of culture in Poland. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century. A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978). The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of sacred art, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends. Wieliczka is at the same time the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. Moreover, the microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to the depth of 64 meters. Visitors are led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at the level of 135 meters below the surface. Visitors return to the surface by lift. Inclusion Hotel pick-up and drop-off service (select hotels only); Services of an English-speaking guide; Round-trip bus transportation from Krakow; Entrance fees. Exclusion Photography fees; Optional activity costs; Personal expenses; Gratuities. Hours of operation English departures: Daily, year-round; 9:00am and 3:15pm. German departures: Daily, year-round; 3:15pm. Spanish departures: Daily, April - October / Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, November - March; 3:15pm. Italian departures: Daily, April - October / Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 9:00am. French departures: Daily, year-round; 9:00am. Russian departures: Daily, year-round; 3:15pm. Duration Approximately 4 hours. Location Hotel pick up from selected hotels. If the guest’s hotel is not included in the complimentary pick up, than the meeting location is Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point 2 Jana Street. Policies Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. Warm clothes are recommended. The temperature in the mine remains constant at around 14 degrees Celsius. The tour route commences at a depth of 64 meters, which is reached on foot. (For elderly persons, there is the possibility of a lift ride.) The tour encompasses several dozen chambers and ends 135 meters below ground level; return to ground level by lift. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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