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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

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From US$ 48.24 US$ 43.41 per person

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO-listed site, on a half-day tour. See the underground lakes, caves and chapels with a professional guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Polish
Pickup optional
The exact pickup time will be provided by email by the local partner within 24 hours of your booking. Make sure to check your inbox and/or junk/spam box for the exact pickup time from your hotel. Your pickup time may be different than the one indicated on your GetYourGuide voucher.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, dating from the 13th century
  • See underground caves, lakes, chambers and chapels
  • Hear about the history of the mine from a professional guide
Full description
Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow. Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time. Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.
Includes
  • Pick-up/drop off at all central Krakow hotels and apartments (if option selected)
  • Transportation by modern Mercedes minibus with Wi-Fi access
  • 2.5-hour guided tour at the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Insurance
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Headphones inside the Salt Mine
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional photo permission (10 PLN to purchase inside the Salt Mine)
  • Gratuity for driver
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for anyone with claustrophobia
  • The sightseeing route for wheelchair users is different than the main tourist route through the mine
  • This guided tour has a maximum size of 40 guests in Wieliczka Salt Mine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 233 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Excellent driver. The St. Kingas Church inside the mine was the reason for our visit. Otherwise it had much of a Dis St.ney-like visit. Very well graded walking paths, and incredibly clean. Been to 3 other salts mines in the last 2 weeks, this one was the least informative about the actual mining and extraction process, however our guide was well informed.

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October 10, 2021

Our driver krzysztof (hopefully spelt right) was a lovely guy, very friendly and gave us some interesting info on the way to the mines. He collected our tickets and brought us through security and explained the process of which line we needed to be in and what time our tour started (we were there about 30mins early). Our group was much smaller than normal groups due to covid19, there was around 15 of us, and our english speaking guide Elizabeth was lovely, very softly spoken and tried joking with us all even though they might not have always landed. Because she was so softly spoken sometimes it was difficult to hear what she was saying from the back. She was very knowledgeable though and answered any questions the group had other than the information that she provided about the different areas of the tour. Its an interesting day trip. It may not be for everyone though, especially those with mobility issues as there is a lot of walking and a LOT of stairs down to each level.

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August 3, 2020

We really enjoyed this trip but be prepared for a lot of walking with a fairly fast pace and lots of steps going down. Had a couple of 10 minute breaks during the trip one to take pics in the main cathedral area and another to grab a drink/wee break. Guide was very knowledgeable and kept the group together well. The mine is huge and you only get to see a tiny part of it, walking for a good 2 hours.

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February 11, 2020

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