Wieliczka Salt Mine was the first place in Poland enlisted at prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List created for the first time itself as well. It says a lot about the beauty and importance of this place. It is a true must see point for all tourists arriving to Cracow. We want to take you on a one day trip that will immerse you into magical world of salt. We will discover tourist route of Wieliczka Salt Mine with the underground lakes, fanciful salt sculptures and masterpiece St. Kinga's Chapel, all that along modern and multimedia trail. We will also see Wieliczka brine graduation tower with proven healing properties and visit "Żupny" Castle to discover some of fascinating Wieliczka history. Spend this mesmerizing day with us!
Up to 30 days*
Pick up from your hotel in Kraków by your guide and coach. Transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Sightseeing tourist route with mine guide. Lunch. Walk and free time by Wieliczka Brine Graduation Tower. Transfer to Żupny Castle Museum and sightseeing. Return to Cracow.
Wieliczka salt mine (13 km from Cracow) is an extended underground city and certainly one of the most interesting touristic objects In Poland. In 1987 it was put down to UNESCO World Heritage List. Every year the mine is visited by over a million tourists from all over the world. The main is no longer producing salt and since 1996 it has been only a touristic attraction. The mine has 9 levels, the deepest is at the depth of 327 m. One of the best well known chambers in Wieliczka is St. Kinga’s Chapel.
The graduation tower (Polish: Tężnia Solankowa, Wieliczka) is located in the Saint Kinia Park, near the Daniłowicz Shaft, which leads to the mine underground. It is one of the four largest graduation towers in the country and the largest in Małopolska. It has 7,500 sq m. area and is surrounded by a garden. At the same time, about 100 people will be able to stay in the graduation tower. Tourists will be attracted both by the health benefits of the facility and additional attractions, such as the 22-meter high observat...
The Castle in Wieliczka (Polish: Zamek Żupny, Wieliczka) was built in the 13th century in the north-western part of the city. It was the historical seat of the mine’s management board between the 13th century and 1945. Currently, the facility is made available to tourists and is the seat of the Cracow Saltworks of Wieliczka. In the Cracow Saltworks Museum, as part of visiting the castle, visitors can see a permanent archaeological exhibition about the history of the city with an interesting model and a rich collecti...
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Wieliczka Salt Mine - tourist route, Wieliczka Brine Graduation Tower, Żupny Castle
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The tour in the mine usually takes about 1.5-2 h walking on route and then some free time at the end of the tour at a restaurant and leisure mine level. The distance to cover is 3.5 km. During the whole route there are 800 steps (at the beginning there are 380 to get to the lower level of the mine). It is possible to omit the steps by taking the lift down (additional payment). If you take the lift, there will be still about 300 steps to cover with the longest one step distance of 180 steps.
If you believe it is too hard your group can take the lift up and down the mine but then they will only visit Underground Museum of Salt and not the ordinary tourist route. It is flat and takes more or less the same amount of time as a tourist route but they won't see St. Kinga's Chapel which is the biggest attraction of Wieliczka visible on most Wieliczka photos.
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