Guided tour

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

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21 reviews

Activity provider: Walking & talking

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

Activity provider: Walking & talking
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Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a day trip from Krakow and immerse yourself in over 700 years of history and architecture. Explore the St. Kinga’s Chapel, underground corridors, etc with a guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, Polish, German, English, Italian, French
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up at the hotel you chose during your booking. Transportation will be by a private and comfortable vehicle and will take approx. 30-40 minutes, depending on where your hotel is located. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most beautiful and original Museum in the world.
  • Discover the grand St. Kinga’s Chapel
  • Visit the world’s largest mining UNESCO heritage
  • Go down through 800 stairs and descend 135 meters underground
  • Enjoy the beneficial microclimate and have a deep breath
Full description

Visit the most famous salt mine in Europe. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the UNESCO monuments and has been gathering salt for over 700 years. It’s one of the most beautiful facilities of this type in the world. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from the city center or from the hotel if private transport is selected. With an air-conditioned, comfortable bus/van, reach Wieliczka town in about 25 minutes. Meet your guide, and walk down the wooden stairs to a depth of 65 meters. The guide will explain the rules of a salt mine as well as various legends and stories about mine’s past. The tour takes place in the underground corridors and chambers, well prepared for visitors. Certain points on your way are dedicated to famous people who decided to visit Salt Mine in the past, for example, Chopin or Goethe.

Hear many stories about mining and the progress of the works over the years. After a while, encounter a huge chapel carved underground. It’s considered one of the most beautiful chapels in the world – St. Kinga Chapel, where the artists carved a church in salt. It’s time to get some photos and have a quick rest before proceeding with the tour. After a short break, proceed to a huge area with an underground lake, where the world’s first underground balloon flight took place. There will be a few places to buy souvenirs as well. Don’t worry there is no need to climb these hundreds of steps again to go to the surface. There is a mining elevator that helps you get out of the mine. It’s time to meet your driver at the place of departure to the mine, and have a safe journey back to Krakow.

Includes
  • Transfers from Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mine and back
  • Skip the line ticket
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless the private option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

In front of Maltański Hotel, Kiss and Ride Bus Stop

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Baby carriages
  • Flashlight

Know before you go

  • There are about 800 steps on the route, including 320 steps at the start (Way down)
  • Please put on comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the conditions on the route
  • The temperature underground is about 17-18ºC
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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The visit was good, but we did not have time for the museum. Not the company's fault but 2 of the party went missing at one point ie they did not turn up at a meeting point, and we could not leave the mine till they turned up which left us zero time for the outside gift shop. Salt mines are definitely worth seeing and the tour guides give good insights.

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July 18, 2022

A nice experience with a great guide. It is best to take the first time slot of the day. You may be the first in the mines!

July 30, 2022

The tour guide was amazing, definitely glad I went

July 27, 2022

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