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

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour from Kraków

Product ID: 38120
Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a half-day tour from Kraków. Descend underground, hear its history, and walk through the many tunnels and chambers of the mine. See an underground lake and a church with carvings, monuments, and altars made out of salt.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from your accommodation in Kraków
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a unique underground city with developed infrastructure
  • Learn more about the mine and the Polish miners who worked there
  • Wander through the tunnels and travel between 20 different chambers
  • Explore the underground church with its carvings, altars, and monuments sculpted in salt
  • Walk along the banks of an underground lake
Full description
Travel from Kraków to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and explore this underground world with a half-day tour.

Upon arriving at the mine, you will descend more than 380 steps to get to the first level, 210 feet (64 meters) below the ground. Your guide will provide you with insight into the mysteries of the mine, the people who have worked there, and the powers of nature that have ruled the mine.

You will then see 20 chambers, including the most beautiful one, St. Kinga's Chapel. This is an underground church that will enchant you with its carvings, altars, and monuments sculpted in salt.

Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the wonderful spectacle on the bank of one of the salt lakes inside the mine as music from Chopin plays overhead. Then head to the third level, 443 feet (135 meters) below the surface, before riding a lift back to the top.
Includes
  • Transportation by minivan/bus
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Licensed tour guide in the salt mine
  • Headphones to hear your guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages (you can bring your food along)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Please bring warm clothing and comfortable shoes. The temperature underground ranges from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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I am satisfied with your services except that we arrived at the salt mine around 10:18-19 for a scheduled visit at 10:15. We were a group of 6 French, I think we could have expected. We had to wait until 12:15 which disrupted our afternoon for our organization. Our stay being short it disappointed us. Allow longer pick-up times for next tourists. Couldn't we have a little compensation?

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November 14, 2018

Wieliczka great, organization GetYourGuide poor

A visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an absolute must when visiting Kraków. Very impressive tour of the tunnels and various halls. You have to be aware that it is a great tourist attraction with a lot of visitors. In this case, some crowding and waiting are part of it. The mine can only be visited on a guided tour and is offered in different languages. An audio guide will be given. The audio system is out of date and communication was difficult to understand, sometimes it was interrupted when you were a little further away from the guide. Despite these flaws, I can highly recommend a tour of the Wieliczka salt mine.

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August 28, 2018

Amazing

November 28, 2018

Organized by

ComFort Tours Cracow S.C.

Product ID: 38120