1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Bochnia Salt Mine

Krakow: Guided Bochnia Salt Mine Tour

Product ID: 354620
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The UNESCO-listed Bochnia Salt Mine is the oldest rock salt mine in Poland, having operated since 1248. Together with your local guide, you will discover the history of salt excavation in Poland.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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  • Visit the oldest salt mine in Poland
  • Explore a UNESCO-listed site
  • See the historic steam engine
  • Take a ride on the mine railway
Full description
Going down to a depth of 176 meters, discover the history of salt excavation in this region. All the qualities of the Bochnia Salt Mine were finally appreciated on a global scale on June 23, 2013, when it was officially included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

After descending to the mine by a traditional mining shaft, take a narrow-gauge railway ride to visit the Underground Multimedia Exposition, which will take you on a journey back in time to the era of the first Polish kings. Then, begin exploring the Ważyn Chamber.

The tourist route is composed of the most breathtaking chambers and galleries with unique shapes and geological structures. These include the most famous Mysiur Stables and Saint Kinga’s Chapel. Kinga's Chapel is one of the most well-preserved and largest chapels in the Bochnia Salt Mine, sitting at a depth of 212 meters below ground. Following your experience, return to the surface by the same mining shafts.
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver
  • Admission to the salt mine
  • English-speaking tour guide in the mine
  • All parking fees and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the small and round "Krakville Tours" building

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Walking sticks
Know before you go
The Bochnia Salt Mine is located a little further than Wieliczka, so it is much calmer and less crowded.

From US$ 43.93 per person

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Krakville Tours

Product ID: 354620