Guided tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

From US$ 31.96 per person

Discover the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mine on a comprehensive guided tour. Marvel at beautiful chambers, chapels, salt sculptures, and lakes 135 meters underground.

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Duration options: 3 hours
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Highlights
  • Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, dating back to the 13th century
  • See underground caves, lakes, chambers, chapels, and salt sculptures
  • Learn about the mine’s fascinating history from a professional guide
  • Follow a labyrinth-like 3 km route that is 135 meters below ground
Full description
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.
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine guided tour
  • Access to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia

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      Meeting point

      Arrive at Wieliczka ticket office (ul. Daniłowicza 10 32-020 Wieliczka. GPS: 49.9831029°N, 20.0556922°E) at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Please note that the local partner will send you a confirmation number one day before your activity. It must be presented at the ticket office and exchanged for a direct entry ticket.

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      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes
      • Warm clothing
      • Student card

      Not allowed

      • Luggage or large bags

      Know before you go

      • There are 800 steps on the way down the mine and the return to the surface will be by lift
      • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC)
      • You need to purchase a permit to take photographs in the mine
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.3 /5

      based on 2667 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.3/5
      • Transportation
        3.2/5
      • Value for money
        4.2/5
      • Service
        4.2/5

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      Be aware that at the start of the tour, there are a lot of wooden stairs to descend. I felt a bit panicked at first but it was fine, people took their time. As you go down, there are numbers on the wall. The bottom of the stairs is number 54, each flight was 6 steps. There is a lift at the end of the tour to bring you back up. And there's a restaurant in the mine to rest and have something to eat. It's worth the effort.

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      March 7, 2020

      Expect lots of walking, but nothing unbearable (had elderly and kids in my group and they were perfectly fine). Most of us took out our coats and jackets during the tour as it gets warm - 2 to 3 layers would be perfect. Tour guide was humorous yet informative; pace was perfect as well. Highly recommended!

      February 25, 2020

      Good but a bit rushed at times. Stairs were not as bad as I imagined, but not recommended for less mobile people. More chance of getting dizzy than tired going down stairs, turning 90 degrees every 6 steps. Seeing carved rock sculptures was amazing especially in the big chapel. Lift back up to surface was VERY cramped. 9 people into a very small cage!

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      February 16, 2020

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      VA ID: 395819