Wieliczka
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  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    1. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    Discover some of Poland’s most iconic landmarks on this day trip from Krakow. Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most f...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    2. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive yo...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Private Pickup

    3. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Private Pickup

    Benefit from private roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a private transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you b...

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

    4. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

    Book this half-day Wieliczka Salt Mine excursion and a professional, English-speaking driver will drive you straight to the site, where a local guide will take you through the historic underground city. Experience the famous salt mine dating back to medieval times with a history of 9 centuries of salt exploitation. Embark on the tourist route through the mine, located 135 meters underground and only accessible by stairs.

    Encounter a unique place to visit that is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Visiting the Salt Mine is also good for your health on account of its special climate and micro-element-filled air. 

    Fascinating place. Highly recommend. Amazing what was going on underground, beautiful sculptures and chandeliers. Well organised, yes, there are a lot of steps but not all in one go. The guide was very informative telling us events that happened on each level, we got breaks for a few minutes throughout the tour. It wasn’t possible to be socially distant in the lift up to the surface. Outside there is a kiosk selling drinks and a few souvenirs, there is also a BBQ set up, looked like they were selling sausage sandwiches. We had a little hiccup with the pick up, it was sorted efficiently and quickly so no complaints.

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

    5. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

    Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a hotel pickup service on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

    6. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

    Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After meeting your driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 impressive chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. After your guided tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then driv...

  • Krakow: Day Tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine & Wawel Hill

    7. Krakow: Day Tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine & Wawel Hill

    Book this tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine and meet your driver at the designated meeting point in Krakow. Once you are finished visiting the salt mine, Krakow awaits you, beer and pierogi in hand, so grab your audio guide and hit Wawel Hill. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times. That's 9 centuries strong of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 m underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator. Follow your guide through the labyrinthine chambers as you learn about the mine's health benefits due to its special climate and micro-element-filled air. The Wawel tour takes 2 hours and it starts at Tourist Information, Grodzka 52A. From there, follow your audioguide to Kanonicza Street and then Wawel Hill via Herbowa Gate. The tour includes Wawel Hill as well as the main and arcaded courtyards. It ends next to the Dragon’s den. Wawel Hill has...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    8. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    Enjoy roundtrip transportation to the hidden underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Explore 2 miles of labyrinthine passageways on a guided tour of this stunning UNESCO world heritage site. Start your tour with a pleasant drive to the town of Wieliczka. A guide will take you down 800 steps into the depths of the mine. See beautiful chambers, an underground lake, and four extraordinary chapels. Learn about historic salt-mining technology, and marvel at sculptures carved by miners out of rock salt. At the end of the tour, an elevator will transport you back to the surface, and your driver will take you back to the Krakow city center.

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    9. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    As you walk down the 360 steps into the salt mine, you have the impression you are entering a vast underground city, complete with huge caverns and underground lakes. This underground world has earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list thanks to the creativity of the miners who carved chapels out of the walls, hundreds of metres below the surface. You will visit the largest of the chapels, dedicated to St Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. This subterranean church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures carved out of salt. As you follow the 2 1/2-kilometre walk, you'll pass statues dating back to the 18th century depicting mythical, historical and religious figures. The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, the lift carries you back to the surface.

    The company picked us up from the hotel and took us straight to the salt mine. It was a walking tour full of information. They took us three levels down in to the mine.

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    10. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    Enjoy round-trip transportation to the famous Wielczka Salt Mine, and take an in-depth guided tour through this stunning Polish Historic Monument, dating back to the 13th century. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt — including the exceptional St. Kinga’s Chapel — on a 3-kilometer tourist route.  After meeting your English-speaking tour guide/driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of 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 starts by walking down 380 steps, taking you 135 meters underground.   Explore the labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts as you walk through this UNESCO World Heritage site. On the tour, you will also see underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. The salt mine is a tru...

    Absolutely fantastic excursion to see the Salt Mines. They really are stunning and a must-see if you visit Krakow. St Kinga's Chapel takes your breath away! Our guide at the Salt Mines, Natalia, was very informative and entertaining. I'd highly recommend this trip. Thank you!

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,979 reviews

Janusz transported us safely from our hotel to the Salt Mine and back safely. Janusz waited for us while we were led on our tour of the mine by a mine staff tour guide.

Great activity!! Everything neatly on time, good transport, good explanation by the guide and of course the mine itself, an absolute must if you are in Krakow.

Organization top driver top tour guide unfortunately a bit incomprehensible and hurried

A little exhausting, long walks, but sensational insights! Absolutely recommended!

Great experience - right from transportation to the tour