Salt Mine & Schindlers Factory One Day tour

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Visit Salt Mine and Schindler's Factory in a joint one-day tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine and Schindler's Factory rank among top tourist destinations from Krakow. With our Salt Mine & Schindler's Factory tour you have an opportunity to visit both landmarks in one day, saving time, money and trouble! Wieliczka Salt Mine is a world-class unique Polish landmark. This underground complex had been the biggest provider of salt in the Polish Kingdom since the 13th century. Now turned into a major tourist attraction, Salt Mine in Wieliczka preserves underground chapels and chambers carved entirely in salt. Oskar Schindler's Factory is where a museum dedicated to the man who saved thousands of Jewish people during World War II is located. Schindler's actions became known mainly thanks to Steven Spielberg's film "Schindler's List".

Private Salt Mine & Schindler’s Factory tour

KrakowDirect offers joint Wieliczka Salt Mine and Schindler’s Factory day tour. We provide door-to-door pick up and drop off, modern, comfortable, private Mercedes Benz vehicle and helpful, English speaking driver at your disposal throughout the day.

Our Private Salt Mine & Schindler’s factory tour from Krakow takes about 5.5 hours. We provide direct pick up from your hotel. Usually it is between 8:15 and 11:15 a.m., but we are flexible to fit to your schedule. One-way trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine takes about 30 minutes. There you join a guided tour in a language of your choice. Standard guided tour takes about 2-2.5 hours. In Wieliczka Salt Mine it is not possible to walk on your own, but you can book a private guided tour as an alternative. After the visit in Salt Mine, our driver takes you to Schindler’s Factory. As exhibitions in the museum are mostly interactive, guided tours are optional. On the way back we can arrange a lunch break upon request. After your tour, our driver will drop you off at your hotel or anywhere else in Krakow city centre.

What does the private Tour include:

  • Door-to-door pick up and drop off
  • Admissions and regular/shared guided tour in English in the Salt Mine
  • Private, air-conditioned Mercedes car/van
  • English-speaking driver's assistance
  • All transportation costs
  • High quality, flexibility and experience
  • Insurance

Sightseeing options for the private car tour:

  • Regular/shared guided tour in English in the Salt Mine is included in the price.
  • There are also tours with shared/regular guided tour of the mine in other languages available. Please contact our customer service to check the availability of the tours in other languages.
  • Admission for a non-guided, interactive exhibition in Schindler’s factory is included in the price.
  • Private/personal guided tour in any available foreign language is possible for additional charge. From April to October it is necessary to book it at least few weeks before the tour date. Please contact our customer service to check the availability of a private guided tour.

 

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Group/Shared Salt Mine & Schindler’s Factory tour

KrakowDirect offers joint Wieliczka Salt Mine and Schindler’s Factory day tour. We provide door-to-door pick up and drop off, modern, comfortable, Mercedes Benz vehicle and helpful, English speaking tour leader at your disposal throughout the day.

Our Group Salt Mine & Schindler’s Factory One Day tour from Krakow takes approximately 6 hours. We pick up our clients directly from their hotel. There are several stops between 9:30 and 10:10 a.m. One-way ride to Wieliczka Salt Mine takes about 30 mins. There  you will join a tour with professional English speaking guide that takes about 2-2.5 hours. After the visit in Salt Mine, our driver takes the group to Schindler’s Factory. Film documentaries and radio recordings are an important feature of a non-guided, interactive exhibition in Schindler’s Factory. After your day tour our driver will drop you off at your hotel or elsewhere in Krakow city centre.

What does the group Tour include:

  • Door-to-door pick up and drop off
  • Admissions and regular/shared guided tour in English in the Salt Mine
  • Mercedes van or minibus
  • English-speaking tour leader's assistance
  • All transportation costs
  • High quality, flexibility and experience
  • Insurance

Sightseeing options for the shared/group tour:

  • Regular/shared guided tour in English in the Salt Mine is included in the price.
  • Admission for a non-guided, interactive exhibition in Schindler’s factory is included in the price.
  • There are also tours in Spanish, Italian and German available. Please contact our customer service to check the availability of Spanish, Italian and German tours.

 

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Salt Mine & Schindlers Factory One Day tour - further information

Salt Mine & Schindler’s Factory tour is an opportunity to visit two of the absolute must-sees in Krakow in one day. Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a major tourist attraction, drawing attention of over a million visitors each year, from Poland and abroad alike. Schindler’s Factory is where you can learn about Oskar Schindler, who dedicated his life to saving Jews during World War II and about the war time in Krakow. With our special one-day tour offer you save time, money and trouble.

Salt Mine & Schindler’s Factory One Day tour is available as a group tour or a private tour. It takes up to 6 hours. In both options, we provide modern and comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle and friendly English speaking driver. On our group Salt Mine-Schindler’s Factory tour we provide direct pick up from hotels our clients are staying in. It means that there are several stops around the city, but no more than 5 or 6. Pick up time is set between 9:40 and 10:10 a.m.

Our private Salt Mine & Schindler’s Factory One Day tour also includes direct pick up from your hotel. As there are no stops on your way, setting of your pick time is more flexible. Usually we arrange it between 8:15 and 11:15 a.m.  One-way drive to Wieliczka Salt Mine takes around 30 minutes.

Once in Wieliczka, our group tours join one of local guided tours in English. In the Salt Mine walking on your own is not possible. On our private tours you have a chance to decide whether you want to have a guided your with a private guide or join one of regular tours. To book one of private guided tours, please contact us in advance.

Standard tourist route covers all highlights of Wieliczka Salt Mine and takes around 2-2.5 hours. It leads through an underground lake, caverns, narrow tunnels, salt sculptures and little chapels. A real underground treasure is carved entirely in salt St. Kinga’s Chapel, where even chandeliers are made of salt crystals.

Please note that on standard tourist route in Wieliczka Salt Mine there are approximately 800 stairs going down. It should be taken into account, because once you participate in the tour, you will be required to last until the end. After a guided tour you will be taken up to the surface by lift. There are no strict regulations regarding your carry-on, but it should be in a reasonable size. Also, baby push chairs are not allowed in the salt mine. Please also note, that in Wieliczka Salt Mine temperatures are around 15ºC. Taking photos and filming is possible only after purchasing additional pass.

There is a special route prepared for visitors with mobility problems. However, it applies only to the private option of the tour. It covers all the highlights but avoids stairs. Visitors use lifts in order to enter the salt mine and this route is slightly shorter than the standard tourist route. Wheelchair users should not experience major difficulties underground, however wheelchair cannot be wider than 56 cm to fit to the lift. If your wheelchair is wider there is a possibility to get a substitute wheelchair in line with Salt Mine’s regulations.

After your visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine, our driver will take you to Schindler’s Factory. Upon request, lunch break can be arranged on a private tour. Ride to Schindler’s Factory should not take more than 30 minutes.

Schindler’s Factory now houses a museum dedicated to the owner of enamel factory that was located there. Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist who owned enamel factory in Krakow’s district of Podgorze during World War II and spent almost all of his fortune on saving his Jewish employees. Oskar Schindler’s actions became widely known thanks to Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s list”. Exhibitions in the museum are mostly interactive, therefore guided tours are optional. However, it is possible to book a guided tour in any available language. In Schindlers museum visitors usually spend around 1.5 hours.

After the tour, our driver will take you back to Krakow city centre. Drop off points are the same as pick up points, but you can ask for a drop off along the way. On a private tour we provide drop off directly to your hotel or elsewhere in the city centre.

Our Salt Mine & Schindlers Factory One Day tour can be booked with a few days in advance. We offer two payment methods. You can pay online while booking our services or in cash to the driver. We prefer cash payments in Polish zlotys, but we also accept Euros, Pounds and U.S. Dollars. The amount in foreign currency is calculated accordingly to current exchange rate. Our driver gives the change in Polish zlotys.

Day tours with KrakowDirect is a great opportunity to take the most out of your stay in Krakow. With our private comfortable car and friendly English speaking drivers, you will spend a satisfying day learing about Polish history and tradition!