1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Including Hotel Pick-Up

Product ID: 30710
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Krakow’s Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts a million visitors each year to marvel at its amazing carvings and statues made of salt, and its underground museum and chapels. Descend 140 meters below the surface on this tour!
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, Spanish

Pick-up service

In front of your hotel in Krakow
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Descend 140 meters underground into one of the world’s oldest working salt mines
  • See carvings, statues, and mining equipment all made of salt
  • Marvel at the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, located more than 100 meters below the surface
Full description
Visit one of the world’s oldest working salt mines that has been producing table salt for over 700 years! Your English-speaking guide will take you 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey into the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

The more than 2.5-kilometers long route is full of chambers with amazing carvings, statues, mining machines, and equipment, where everything is made of salt. To reach the first level of the mine, which is 64 meters underground, you have to descend a wooden stairway with 378 stairs. At the end of the tour, you’ll travel to the surface by elevator.

Over the centuries, miners developed a tradition of carving sculptures out of the rock salt. You’ll find entire underground churches, altars, and dozens of life-size statues on 9 underground levels. There’s an underground museum and special-purpose chambers, including a sanatorium for those suffering from respiratory ailments.

The Chapel of the Blessed Kinga is the largest of the chapels, and is located more than 100 meters underground. There’s also a subterranean lake that’s been open to visitors since the early days of mining operations.
Includes
  • Door-to-door transportation
  • English-speaking guide at the mine
  • Entrance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Photo permission inside the Salt Mine (10zł can be paid on the spot)
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Krakow Shuttle

Product ID: 30710