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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 11132
Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest mines and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 4 to 5-hour tour. Explore remarkable underground corridors and carved chapels and see why this site attracts over 1 million tourists every year.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

The exact pick-up time will be confirmed via email separate email after booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine, an UNESCO World Heritage Site on this 4 to 5-hour tour from Krakow
  • Discover the mine’s remarkable corridors and excavations
  • Marvel at historic carvings and statues, made from salt taken out of the mine
  • Learn about the fascinating history of this remarkably preserved site
Full description
Visit one of the world’s most remarkably preserved mines, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, on this trip from Krakow.

Dating back to the 13th century, this mine produced table salt up until the year 2007 and was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Lying on nine levels, the mine’s original excavations stretch for the total of 300 kilometers, reaching a depth of up to 327 meters.

Descend into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1st level (at a depth of 64 meters) and return to the surface by lift from the 3rd level (at a depth of 135 meters).

Marvel at the Wieliczka Mine’s impressive corridors as well as its remarkable statues and figures. Carved into walls of rock salt by miners or sculpted from dissolved salt by contemporary artists, these works of art help to describe the rich past of this historic site.

The mine also has a long tradition of tourism attracting famous visitors such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Frederic Chopin.

Take in the history of this important historic site, before taking the short trip back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Return (roundtrip) transportation from Krakow
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Tour leader
  • Admission fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Optional photography fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
Unavailable dates: 1 Jan, Easter Sunday, 1 November, and 24, and 25 December.

Bringing luggage to the mine is not allowed with the exception of hand baggage. Hand baggage is considered to be luggage of maximum dimensions 35cm x 20cm x 20cm.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2475 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Picked up promptly from the hotel, lovely comfortable minibus and a very friendly driver. They said to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking down stairs and not we’re they right. But trust me, it was worth EVERY STEP. It’s such an impressive work of industrial art, and awe inspiring. Very informed tour guide and you are given all the time you need to take in the amazing sights. Definitely worth the money.

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March 12, 2020

The tour felt absolutely magical to me! The guide, Ola, was very enthusiastic and helpful. I loved how intimate this tour was: the tourist route is very well organized, so in each chamber, we were completely alone with the guide, which adds to the charm and the sense of awe about the place. Insider tip: if you have headphones of your own, don't hesitate to use them and refuse the discardable ones offered for the tour. Which it's practical for people who don't have them, I found that they were not especially good and had a much better sound from my own.

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January 22, 2020

We had direct pickup from the hotel then went straight to the salt mine. Once we arrived, we got the tickets and could skip the queue (avoiding 2/3 hours wait outside). The tour guide inside the salt mine was very informative and comedic. Would totally recommend this compared to travelling to the salt mine individually

December 29, 2019

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Product ID: 11132