Guided tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket with Guide

4.4 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: SeeKrakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket with Guide

Activity provider: SeeKrakow

From US$ 27.86 per person

Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest mines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can explore remarkable underground corridors and carved chapels and see why this site attracts over 1 million tourists every year.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • 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
Skip the lines and 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Lying on nine levels, the mine’s original excavations stretch for the total of 300 kilometers and reach a depth of up to 327 meters. Descend into the mine by a 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). You can 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
  • Skip-the-Line admission ticket for a guided tour
  • Live guide
  • Headset
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional photography fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Car/bus parking located ul. Daniłowicza 7, 32-020 Wieliczka. Next to "Karczma Halit" Restaurant. There is a banner with the local operator's name on the fence. Look for "SeeKrakow" banner and please wait there. Meet "SeeKrakow" driver to exchange your voucher for a ticket. Your voucher cannot be redeemed at the Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket office. Help Desk +48 506 379 678

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Important information

Know before you go

  • As there are many stairs involved, please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please bring warm clothing, temperatures underground range between 14° and 16° Celsius
  • The average time needed to complete the route is approximately 2.5-3 hours
  • 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 by 20cm)
  • Please note that this tour does not include routes accessible for wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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We had the tour organized for Sunday, but not knowing how to get around (we only had the skip-the-line tiket with guide in Italian) we got lost. I called and they were kind enough to move us the next day and above all they found us two places with the guide in Italian. When we organize the next trip I will entrust myself to them with my eyes closed. The tour in the mine is spectacular and the guide was great! Very nice and professional!

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October 22, 2018

It's a nice place, a lot to walk, the guide was cold with no energy, she talked very quietly.

August 27, 2022

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 183203