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

Krakow: Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Product ID: 352256
Take a unique tour by a licensed guide for a walk along a 3-kilometer tourist route 135 meters under the ground. With round-trip transportation from Krakow, this is the perfect chance to explore one of the most beautiful salt mines in Poland.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Russian, Polish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow a tourist route 135 meters below ground
  • See one of the most beatiful salt mines in Poland
  • Marvel at the 20 chambers in this historic underground city
Full description
Your tour begins in Krakow at the tour meeting point. From there your tour leader/English-speaking driver will pick you up and take you to Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine, along with a local guide in your chosen language.

The tour inside the Salt Mine lasts around 2.5 hours and starts with you walking down 400 steps. The tour will later end with a lift from the underground to the main ground level. Following your tour, you will be taken back to Krakow's meeting point.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt excavation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs only. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. One of the major benefits of visiting the salt mine is the health benefit of its special climate and micro-element-filled air.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the salt mine
  • Local guide in your chosen language
  • Picture fees
  • Transportation both ways
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Bring warm clothing, as the temperature underground ranges between 14 and 16 Celsius
• There are 800 steps to climb, be sure to wear comfortable shoes
• Smoking and the use of open fire in the mine is strictly forbidden
• No animals are allowed in the mine
• Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10 centimeters are not permitted inside the museum, please leave them at your hotel
• Student ID is required for student tickets
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From US$ 45.35 US$ 22.67 per person

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Interesting but disappointed excursion in terms of organization. We started our visit at 3.15pm and had to be at the bus for 5.30pm. At 4.30pm, part of the tour was over, the guide told us that we have the big tour ticket and that the second part would start within half an hour so at 5 pm and that it was necessary to count at least 1 hour. we could not have been on time at the bus so we did not know how to do this second part. Considering the price of the ticket, I find it very unfortunate.

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February 11, 2020

A nice experience to do for sure, dress light and comfortable shoes because it is hot 135 m underground and you can walk enough

February 7, 2020

February 3, 2020

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Product ID: 352256