Salt Mine - the World of Wonders
This is a private, direct door-to-door tour with a driver’s waiting time and a return transfer. A guided tour in English at Salt Mine in Wieliczka is included in the total price. Our English speaking driver will take a very good care of you for all the time during the tour. When you reach the mine, a driver will stay with you until you meet your local guide. Visiting the Miners’ Route takes about 3 hours. After the tour our driver will follow your wish and take you back to your hotel or to any point within the Krakow Old Town. You will pay for the whole service after the tour.
The tour is an active expedition and requires increased physical effort. It was designed especially for the fans of exciting escapades. The Miner’s Route is located far from the traditional and busy Tourist Route – at the Regis shaft situated in the center of the town of Wieliczka. The route runs along underground excavations which have so far not been open to tourists.
As soon as you wear the miners’ working clothes and become armed with mining equipment you would stop feel like a regular tourist. The expedition starts from descending into the darkness by the oldest existing mine shaft in Wieliczka called the Regis. From that point you become some novice miner (Slepry) and learn the basics of this demanding profession. Each participant of the tour is attributed a mining profession and tasks by the guide (the Foreman), who takes full charge and care of the group and evaluates the execution of the tasks. You will get a chance of experiencing the daily routine of the miners’ underground life and work. The secrets of mining traditions and rituals will also be disclosed during the tour.
The Miners’ Route was created to answer the needs of the mine visitors – looking for an unconventional leisure activity and interested in spending some time in a unique places. The Miners’ Route tour allows direct access to a unique mining site with the medieval pits of the unique visual, geological, historical and technical value. The pits are one of Poland’s oldest historical monuments that have been operating continually since the 13th century. What is more, they are registered on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list.
During the Miners’ Route Tour everything is authentic – the place, the people, the experience. By descending underground you enter the world where fantasy meets reality. This is the place which will drag you in and absorb all your senses.
PRIVATE CAR TOUR
2 pax 310 PLN | 54 EUR
3 pax 290 PLN | 48 EUR
4 pax 270 PLN | 44 EUR
5 pax 265 PLN | 42 EUR
6 pax 255 PLN | 40 EUR
7 pax 245 PLN | 38 EUR
8 pax 240 PLN | 37 EUR
All prices shown are
- Hotel/apartment pick up and drop off
- Transport by a private car/minivan exclusively for you all the time
- Courteous and excellent English speaking driver
- Visiting the Miners’ Route at the Wieliczka Salt Mine under the supervision of a local guide
- You will receive a protective clothing and some mining equipment: a lamp, a POG absorber and a helmet
- Individual insurance for all passengers (called ‘NNW’ insurance)
- Return transfer to the hotel or any other place in Krakow – following your wish
- Professional service provided by the fully licensed tour company
By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in a full comfort. We do not do group transfers by large buses where people are sometimes driven around the city for one hour collecting other tourists before leaving Krakow.
For this tour we provide comfortable, air conditioned and spacious cars to be exclusively at your disposal. We are fully licensed for tour and transportation services. All our drivers speak very good English.
You are more than welcome to contact us in case of any inquiry. We will give you all additional information you need, and will organize your tour according to your requirements.