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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

From $39.44 per person

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this excursion from Krakow and discover a one-of-a-kind underground world that was created hundreds of years ago. Take an unforgettable guided walk along the 3-kilometer-long tourist route 135 meters under the ground.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Polish, Russian
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels in Old Town or the Jewish Quarter. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner the day before your tour. If you would like to be picked up from your hotel, you have to contact the tour operator no later then day before your tour to confirm if it is possible, otherwise please be at the meeting point from voucher. If pick up at your hotel is impossible we will offer the closest place where we can pick you up.

Experience

Itinerary
3 - 3.5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 45 minutes
  • Break

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine (guided tour)

  • 45 minutes
  • Krakow

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit one of the most important monuments to mineral and religious culture in Poland
  • Follow the tourist route that’s 135 meters below ground
  • Marvel at the 20 chambers in this historic underground city
Full description
Book this half-day Wieliczka Salt Mine excursion and a professional, English-speaking driver will drive you straight to the site, where a local guide will take you through the historic underground city. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs only. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. One of the major benefits of visiting the Salt Mine is the health benefit of its special climate and its micro-element filled air. There is also the possibility to book Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz Birkenau tour in one day. If this is the case, the tour will last around 11-12 hours. There will be live guides at both museums.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from the meeting point in Krakow
  • Licensed, guided tour
  • English-speaking driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide during transportation (driver only)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Bring warm clothing, as the temperature underground ranges between 14 and 16C
  • There are 800 steps to climb, and 350 of these are at the beginning, taking you down into the mine. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Smoking and the use of open fire in the mine is strictly forbidden
  • No animals are allowed in the mine. The mine does not offer any animal shelters of its own for your pets
  • Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10 cm are not permitted inside the museum - please leave them at your hotel
  • A wide range of comfortable vehicles are at your disposal, depending on the size of your group
  • Student ID is required for student tickets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3412 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Excellent half day visiting the salt mines, the transport was on time in a nice and cold air-conditioned bus, the parking was close and the tickets etc were handled without issue. No queuing for entry etc we just walked straight to the front and in we went! Well worth visiting and this trip made it easy to get to - highly recommended Thank you :)

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August 16, 2020

The company in charge of the trip has been really thoughtful. Our driver Gregory gave us all the information we needed and wanted to know and made the process really smooth and enjoyable. In the salt mine we had another guide (provided by the mine itself), and the visit has been exactly what was announced (no bait-and-switch). The trip back has been also very smooth. I highly recommend visiting Wieliczka and learning better about its immense relevance to Cracow. In addition, it holds breathtaking gems really worth exploring!

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August 15, 2020

Pick up was on time, journey took around 20 minutes then our bus guide walked with us to the entrance of the mine and gave tickets on exact hour with directions how and when to get to the check line. Mine was incredible , also kids loved it. Our salt mine guide was great lots of good information and fun. Its bit too little time in the great Kinga chapel which is beautiful so that is disappointing. Was also no time to go to museum of mine machines and salt because we were told we have only 2 hours and 15 minutes to get out and find the bus. It wasn’t that called underground because it’s A/C there only windy so jumper was enough. Overall fantastic trip.

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July 27, 2020

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