Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

4.3 / 5

151 Reviews

Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

From US$ 50.61 per person

Discover the unique beauty of Salt Mine. Travel to Wieliczka and unravel the one-of-a-kind underground landscape.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Audio guide/headphones
English
Pickup optional
Any address in Krakow

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel in a comfortable, spacious, and air-conditioned van
  • Visit the stunning Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Learn more about the history of the mine on a guided tour
Full description
Wieliczka salt mine is a beautiful place carved from rock salt. The mine reaches a depth of over 300 meters and is about 287 kilometers long. Sometimes, the mine is described as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland. The astonishing site is placed on the original UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and is definitely one of the must-see places while in Krakow. Begin your tour in front of tourist information at Grodzka 61 Street. Meet your driver, board the comfortable car, and begin your experience. The journey to the salt mine should take approximately 45 minutes. Once you arrive at Wieliczka, the driver will explain the plan for your visit to the mine and give you all the important details, such as the meeting point and the time by which you should be back in the car.  The visit to Salt Mine will take about 2 hours. Learn more about the incredible story of the mine. Admire the beautiful chambers carved from rock salt. Walk around and enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience of discovering this stunning place. The guide, who will accompany you throughout your underground experience, will make the tour an unforgettable experience. After you finish your tour, hop back onto the vehicle and travel back to Krakow. Upgrade your tour to include hotel pickup and drop-off in Krakow and an optional traditional dinner of Polish cuisine in the best restaurant in the neighborhood called Pod Wielką Solą.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation between Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine (if option chosen)
  • English-speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option chosen)
  • Entrance fee
  • Guided tour of the Salt Mine
  • Traditional Polish dinner (if option chosen)
  • Food or drink (unless option with dinner chosen)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Grodzka 65 Street, Kraków.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring your ID with you for verification purposes
  • We recommend wearing warm clothing as the temperature in the Salt Mine can be 14 degrees
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes because the total length of the route is 3.5 kilometers, which includes about 800 steps
  • You need to purchase a permit to take photographs in the mine, which is 10 zł
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 151 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Worth visiting but found it difficult to hear what the guide was saying unless you were standing right beside her. I have COPD and found the pace she went out was to quick and I became breathless and couldn’t keep up. Although I enjoyed the visit it wasn’t what I was expecting.

1 October 2020

This tour was excellent! Well organised, on time and communicative making sure everyone knows where to meet, when, etc. The drive to the mines was shorter than taking the normal bus and access all arranged and well managed. Highly recommend! Visiting the mines was a great experience! I was awed and surprised at the amazing things the miners turned many of the carved out spaces into. A chapel still used today for mass, restaurant, other interesting things. Really worth a visit!

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28 September 2020

We visited during the easing of lockdown in Poland so were subject to the restrictions in the mine but they were brilliant. Temperature tested before entry and queuing outside to wait for a tour guide (shelter provided). The groups are roughly 20 in size and are guided with a very knowledgable employee. There are 800 steps down to the mine with two sections to have a rest on benches (with places for snacks and the toilet). The mine is an incredible experience with great photo opportunities and takes about 2-3 hours. Just remember to take good shoes and a light jacket as it is between 14-16 degrees down there.

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18 August 2020

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