Guided tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

4.6 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Royal Cracow

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Activity provider: Royal Cracow
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From US$ 49.60 per person

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Step back in time and explore the salt industry of Poland on a guided tour of the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine. See magnificent rock formations and masterpieces of contemporary art carved from salt.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, Italian, English, Polish
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Krakow. The Old Town is a restricted traffic zone so if your accommodation is in this area, the local partner will contact you to confirm the nearest possible pick up location.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one the oldest salt mines in Poland
  • Breathe deeply underground and feel the benefit to your health
  • Discover beautiful chambers and chapels carved out of rock salt
Full description
Depart Krakow city center and journey to the extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine in the nearby surroundings to see where table salt was produced from the 13th century to the year 2007. Upon arrival, enter the labyrinth of corridors and chambers that stretch over 9 levels and up to 327 meters below sea level. Follow your guide through the numerous underground chambers and galleries to see amazing subterranean lakes and drifts. Experience the unique microclimate of the mine, said to be ideal for those who suffer for asthma and allergies, and feel the benefits to your health. Learn more about how the site was formed by generations of miners working over centuries. Now one of Poland's national Historic Monuments, the attraction features dozens of statues, 4 chapels carved out of rock and rock salt art by contemporary artists.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Krakow City Centre
  • Food and beverages
  • Photo permission fee (PLN 10)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The maximum size of bags allowed in the salt mine is 35 x 20 x 20 centimeters
  • Permission to take photos is available for PLN 10
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. People with disabilities may find the area difficult, but can be accommodated on request
  • The temperature in the mine is about 14 to 16 degrees Celsius
  • There is no lunch break during the tour
  • There are approximately 800 steps along the route
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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They told us the time and the meeting point for transportation to the salt mine. The driver was friendly and personable! Very helpful. The guide was very experienced and charismatic, thanks to which the visit was more interesting than expected. The salt mine is absolutely worth visiting for its particularity.

August 24, 2018

very good guide

We had a bad driver to accompany us to the scene of the visit. The driver had not prepared his pickup circuit, we circulated 35 miniute in Krakow to reach his second meeting point which put her late. As a result we arrived with a small delay, fortunately following my requests we joined the group before the start of the visit. His driving was not safe. Sergio

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August 13, 2018

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Product ID: 88859