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

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Including Hotel Pick-Up

Product ID: 30710
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
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

In front of your Krakow hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 to the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Headphones inside the mine to hear better
What’s Not Included
  • Photo permission inside the Salt Mine (10zł can be paid on the spot)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2496 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Tour guide that works for Wieliczka Salt Mine was great! Very informative, kept the tour engaging and made the tour fly by quick. Really liked have a hotel pick-up. Driver met us right in front of our hostel. Picked up a few others along the way to the salt mine location. I really enjoyed not having to get in and out of other transportations. When returning back from the tour, the driver was kind drop us off in the middle of town instead of back at our hostel.

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April 1, 2020

A really worthwhile tour & we were lucky to go the day before all tourist attractions were closed. Some fascinating structures made from salt to see plus the salt lakes. The lift up to the surface is a real working miners lift & very cramped - bear in mind if you're claustrophobic!

March 18, 2020

We were picked up our hotel and taken to salt mines. Was easy and straight forward. The tour was amazing - the tour operator was great. And then picked up and taken back to our hotel. Got a text the night before to tell us our pick up time. Excellent from start to finish.

March 6, 2020

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Product ID: 30710