ca. 6,5 hrs
NO. OF PERSONS
from 1 to 8 or 9+
Salt Mine - the World of Wonders
Admire mysterious underground lakes, chapels, dozens of chambers, labyrinth of corridors, statues and sculptures – all carved out of the rock salt by the miners in past 600 years. On the way back visit also a former Oscar Schindler’s Factory with the impressive ‘Krakow under Nazi Occupation’ exhibition.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine was inscribed onto the First UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in 1978. It reaches a depth of 327 meters and the mine passage is almost 300 km long! The Salt Mine continuously produced kitchen salt from the 13th century until 1996, being one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines. Every year it is visited by over one million tourists, being undoubtedly one of the most frequently visited sites in Poland. There are no words to express the mystery and beauty of the Wieliczka Salt Mine… you just must see it!
It is a private tour with a door-to-door return transfer, Our English speaking driver will take a very good care of you for all the time during the tour. He will pick you up directly from your hotel and take you to the mine (only about 30 minutes drive from Kraków). When you reach the mine, our driver will accompany you until you meet you local English speaking guide and join your tour, which is a group that consists of max. 30 people. Visiting the mine always takes place under the supervision of the guide, there is no possibility to visit the site on your own. The visit in the mine usually lasts approximately 2.5 hours and includes about 2.5 km walk down the comfortable and about 2 metres wide corridors and paths. Three levels are made available for visitors to see. There are 20 chambers and about 800 steps to climb. Tourists enter the mine descending 380 steps to the first level (64 m underground) and return to the surface by an elevator from the third level (135 m). Temperature in the mine is between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius, all year round.
The second item of that half day tour is visiting of the former Oscar Schindler’s Factory. The museum established in the original factory’s administrative building is devoted to the history of WW II in Krakow. The unforgettable and touching multimedia exhibition entitled ‘Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945’ presents the wartime history in a very modern and accessible manner. According to thousands of visitors this museum – opened in 2010 – is definitely one of the best ones they have ever seen. Although you will not find too much information about the Oscar Schindler’s Enamel Factory from its working days, this is one of the most interesting and most often visited sites in Poland.
Optional Guided Tour of the Schindler’s Factory & Jewish Ghetto:
Alternatively, if you wish, you can visit the Factory with our English speaking licensed guide. The great advantage of this option is the fact that our experienced and informative guide will show you not only the Schindler’s Museum itself but the Old Jewish District and the site of the former Jewish Ghetto from WW II as well.
Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel and during about 45 minutes drive on the way to the Schindler's Museum you will see all the sites mentioned above. Our guide will give you an excellent introduction to the rest of this ‘WW II Tour’ providing the perfect background information. You will be introduced to that very complicated, tragic and important part of the history. The guide will give you professional information and answer your questions.
This guided option of the Schindler's Factory tour preceded by visiting the Jewish District and the Jewish Ghetto from WWII is charged 500 PLN additionally (per the whole group). Private guide is at your service for approximately 2,5 hours in total.
After the tour our driver will take you back to your hotel or to any point within the center of Krakow – following your wish. You will pay for the whole service after the tour.
PRIVATE CAR TOUR
300 PLN | 59 EUR
230 PLN | 43 EUR
190 PLN | 35 EUR
166 PLN | 40 EUR
150 PLN | 27 EUR
139 PLN | 24 EUR
130 PLN | 23 EUR
All prices shown are
You must also know that:
- There are toilets spaced along the tourist route (after about 40 and 90 minutes of visiting respectively)
- This is a private tour with group visit in the Salt Mine, conducted by an English speaking guide.
- For the wheelchair users/visitors with walking dificulties there are some parts of the route adapted. Earlier bookings in this case are required. If you wish to book this option of visiting please contact us
- 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
- Guided tour in English at the Salt Mine
- Transfer to the former Schindler’s Enamel Factory
- Visiting ‘Krakow under Nazi occupation 1939-1945’ exhibition established at the Factory
- 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
Entry tickets to Schindler’s Factory – 28 PLN per person (6€ per person). Wieliczka Salt Mine: 119-159 PLN per person (27 – 35 € per person). Price depends on the date of the tour. We will add this cost to the total price of this tour.
It is highly recommended that you contact us as early in advance as possible to book this tour.
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.