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THE SALT MINE - MINERS’ ROUTE

Private half-day tour by car BOOK NOW
  • Tour ID - T/109
  • Availability - every day
  • Type of tour - private, door-to-door
  • Location - 20 km (ca. 30 min drive) from Krakow
  • Total duration - ca. 4.5 hrs
  • No. of persons - from 1 to 8 or 9+

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.

By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in
 a full comfort.

THE TOUR

  • you will become novice miners and learn the ropes of the miners’ profession
  • the visit begins at the Regis Shaft. You will descend into the mine by an elevator to Level I (57m) and come up from Level II (101m)
  • you will visit 21 locations that can guarantee strong emotions
  • tourists receive a protective clothing and some mining equipment: a lamp, a POG absorber and a helmet
  • visitors will climb ladders, squeeze through narrow galleries and explore unknown spaces
  • you will learn the rules of safe behavior, how to operate the specialized equipment and to dig salt with a pickaxe under the watchful eye of the guide
  • you will experience the underground life routine, secrets of mining work, traditions and rituals
  • you are attributed a mining profession and tasks by the tour guide (the Foreman), who will carefully evaluate the execution of the tasks (e.g. measuring the concentration of methane, digging and transporting salt, setting the path and explore unknown chambers)

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 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
  • 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

The average time needed to complete the Miners’ Route is 3 hours. The visit is always conducted under the supervision of a guide. You would be performing different tasks demanding some physical effort . Please bring warm clothing  and comfortable, waterproof. Temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16°C (ca. 58-59F). Before exploring, you will need to complete some formalities. Please consult...

  • The average time needed to complete the Miners’ Route is 3 hours.
  • The visit is always conducted under the supervision of a guide.
  • You would be performing different tasks demanding some physical effort . Please bring warm clothing  and comfortable, waterproof. Temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16°C (ca. 58-59F).
  • Before exploring, you will need to complete some formalities. Please consult the complete documentation.
  • Tourists receive a protective coverall and mining equipment: a lamp, a POG absorber and a helmet.
  • If you are combining the Salt Mine Tour with an airport transfer – your baggage can be left in the Left Luggage Office located by the Ticket Box
  • Please pay for your permit to take photos and make films at the ticket desk or to a driver (10 PLN).
  • The trail does not connect with the Tourist Route and associated chambers – including the Chapel of St. Kinga
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