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Head to the two most visited tour destinations in the vicinity of Krakow with the security of a tour organized just for you.
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One of Poland's top tourist attractions, a world-class monument and one of UNESCO's World Culture and Natural Heritage sites. Here's a little bit of history about the mine, and what to expect when you visit.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine began operations in the 13th century, and is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation.
You can now take tours of parts of the mine, and wonder at underground lakes, intricate salt carvings, and the salt chapels.
Using the medicinal properties of the enviroment, an innovative treatment therapy has been created in the mine resort with a number of wonderful health benefits.
You can choose to stay in the mine in one of the wonderful hotels - enjoying the benefits of the clean air and calming atmosphere.
Make sure to check what events are on when you visit - if you time it right you can see Europe's oldest mining orchestra, or some live salt sculpture making.
The salt mines are open to tourists for tours Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
Tours last roughly three hours, allowing you to enjoy an extensive look at the mines, learn about their history and see the cultural attractions.
- When should I visit?
- Tours available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- A non-Polish adult ticket is 79PLN, which is about $21.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- By train, head to the Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia train station, or take the 304 bus to Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli.
- Additional information
- ** Discount tickets are available for groups and for families. | Make sure you wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes! There are 800 steps to climb!*
What people are saying about Wieliczka Salt Mine
We went on an early trip which was great, pick up 7:30am which he was there for on time, he knew English well and introduced him self as Greg. He got us to the venue in plenty of time so we were able to have a break before going in. The salt mines them self are a must see! they are beautiful and breathe taking however if you do need to pay 10 zloty to take photos. The driver was waiting for us when we came out of the mine and we left prompt once all passenger came back. Tour lasted around 4.5 hours from pick up to drop off with the pick up location being easy to find (with a nice view of wawel castle)
This is a great tour at both venues. It is a long day, but worth it and we scheduled to do both in a day from Krakow. Our driver's personality left a bit to be desired and didn't really seem to like what he was doing. Fortunately, he wasn't our tour guide at the venues. The guides we had were great at both places. There was a bit too much time in Wieliczka for lunch and waiting for our appointed tour at the mines for some reason we didn't quite understand, but wondered the small town and found some ice cream to pass the time.
Obviously the subject matter of this tour is horrific and it is difficult to contextualise what these people suffered. None the less I strongly believe it must be experienced and these people never forgotten. To that end the tour we booked was fantastic. The driver and the tour guides were great and the whole experience was easy and convenient. The salt mines is an absolute must as well and genuinely stunned me, in a very different way to Auschwitz.
Fantastic opportunity! was abit rushed as we had 1 guide for 37 people, which was abit too much for the guide as people kept disappearing so we spent most of the time waiting for these to be found. Also, could you mention that one has to walk over 400 steps down and to use the lift down, one has to pay extra. For those who with health problems , it helps to get prepared. Thank you to the lady that took us round, very funny and experienced.
We booked the tour one week in advance and when we got there, it was easy to find the info tour, approx. 100 m down the road from the mine entrance. The woman guiding us was very professional, she told us stories about old family miners, we had visual effects in some areas of the mine, giving a very entertaining note to the tour.