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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

4.4 / 5

31 reviews

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

From $43.28 per person

Experience one of Poland’s most popular attractions on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Marvel at beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and lakes 135 kilometers underground.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Polish

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Poland's beautiful and unique Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Follow the tourist route located 135 meters underground on a 3-kilometer tour
  • Marvel at the 20 chambers and salt sculptures in this historic mine dating back to the 13th century
Full description
Enjoy round-trip transportation to the famous Wielczka Salt Mine, and take an in-depth guided tour through this stunning Polish Historic Monument, dating back to the 13th century. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt — including the exceptional St. Kinga’s Chapel — on a 3-kilometer tourist route.  After meeting your English-speaking tour guide/driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide in your chosen language. The tour inside the salt mine starts by walking down 380 steps, taking you 135 meters underground.   Explore the labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts as you walk through this UNESCO World Heritage site. On the tour, you will also see underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. The salt mine is a truly unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow.   After the 2.5-hour tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to the meeting point in Krakow.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the salt mine
  • Local guide in chosen language
  • Picture-taking fee (included in ticket price)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • 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

Know before you go

  • The temperature underground ranges between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius
  • Please note, there are 800 steps to climb, and 350 of these are at the beginning heading down into the mine
  • Smoking and the use of open fire in the mine is strictly prohibited
  • No animals are allowed in the mine, and 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

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

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Positive points: - very well thought out place (wide alley, light, etc.) - very well thought out tour too (animation, interesting explanations, toilet break) - beauty of the mine (especially the church !!) Negative points: - the speed of the tour which does not leave time to take full advantage of each point, when the mine is full of tourists I can understand but there ..

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March 10, 2021

The whole excursion was well organised. Everything was well supervised and matched well. The salt mines themselves are well worth a visit. There is a lot of interesting things to see. The guide Bart was an enthusiastic young man who informed and monitored the group in a pleasant way, loud and clear (because of corona without sound equipment). The mines themselves are very well maintained. The stairs and paths are easily accessible for people who are 'walkable'.

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October 5, 2020

Absolutely fantastic excursion to see the Salt Mines. They really are stunning and a must-see if you visit Krakow. St Kinga's Chapel takes your breath away! Our guide at the Salt Mines, Natalia, was very informative and entertaining. I'd highly recommend this trip. Thank you!

November 16, 2020

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