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  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    1. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    Discover some of Poland’s most iconic landmarks on this day trip from Krakow. Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most f...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    2. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive yo...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

    3. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

    Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Benefit from roundtrip transfer services on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt min...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Private Pickup

    4. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Private Pickup

    Benefit from private roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a private transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you b...

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

    5. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

    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. Experience the famous salt mine dating back to medieval times with a history of 9 centuries of salt exploitation. Embark on the tourist route through the mine, located 135 meters underground and only accessible by stairs.

    Encounter a unique place to visit that is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Visiting the Salt Mine is also good for your health on account of its special climate and micro-element-filled air. 

    Fascinating place. Highly recommend. Amazing what was going on underground, beautiful sculptures and chandeliers. Well organised, yes, there are a lot of steps but not all in one go. The guide was very informative telling us events that happened on each level, we got breaks for a few minutes throughout the tour. It wasn’t possible to be socially distant in the lift up to the surface. Outside there is a kiosk selling drinks and a few souvenirs, there is also a BBQ set up, looked like they were selling sausage sandwiches. We had a little hiccup with the pick up, it was sorted efficiently and quickly so no complaints.

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

    6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

    Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a hotel pickup service on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit...

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

    7. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

    Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. Meet your guide at the salt mine and start the tour by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level where you can browse through gift shop and buy a unique memorabilia.

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

    8. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

    Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine and meet your local guide in front of the entrance. Follow him through the underground historic city as you learn about the major health benefits of visiting the salt mine because of its special climate and microelement-filled air. 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 (about 443-feet) underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator.

    The tour was good but it was led by the staff at the salt mine, so the ticket is really just to skip the line

  • Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket and Tour

    9. Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket and Tour

    Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a rock salt deposit that has been mined since the 13th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness art galleries, underground chapels, and magnificent statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past. Stroll past magnificent chambers and learn about the historical development of mining techniques in Europe from your expert guide.

  • From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    10. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Kraków, and then travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking driver. Meet an English-speaking guide on arrival, and then descend beneath the ground to discover an extraordinary underground art museum. Walk down 800 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters, and experience the cooler temperature as you follow a route of around 2 kilometers through the different chambers. Currently one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments – and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – the salt mines feature dozens of statues and four chapels the miners carved out of the rock salt, along with extra carvings made by contemporary artists.

    Wieliczka Salt Mine a "must see" sight. Hard to believe what these brilliant carvers could create underground. Be prepared for a lot of steps down to an underground masterpiece.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,423 reviews

Wonderful experience! The guides are great at explaining and have great knowledge in history and brings everything into life. Would highly recommend, the tours are operated separately but very successful and we weren’t lost and guided all the way.

Fantastic experience, Olga was our tour guide for Schindler's factory and the Jewish ghetto, then Krzysztof drove us to the salt mines. Both very knowledgeable and very good tour guides. I can't wait to get back to Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine a "must see" sight. Hard to believe what these brilliant carvers could create underground. Be prepared for a lot of steps down to an underground masterpiece.

Janusz transported us safely from our hotel to the Salt Mine and back safely. Janusz waited for us while we were led on our tour of the mine by a mine staff tour guide.

A little exhausting, long walks, but sensational insights! Absolutely recommended!