Guided tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

Activity provider: Cracow City Breakers

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

Activity provider: Cracow City Breakers

From US$ 36.08 per person

Discover the breathtaking Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Krakow. Delve into 20 beautiful chambers of carved salt to find mysterious chapels and serene underground lakes.

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Duration 2.5 - 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Pickup optional
Meet your guide at one of our Starting Points. If your meeting point is at the Kiss and Ride Park - please wait right next to the information sign. If your meeting point is in a hotel - please wait at the front door of this hotel. Please always wait at the meeting point from which you confirmed pickup. Do not change your meeting point without our knowledge. We kindly ask you to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover an underground world full of secrets and legends at one of the world's oldest salt mines, the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Descend up to 135m and explore saline lakes and beautiful underground statues made out of salt
  • Learn about old mining tools, methods of salt extraction, and transportation from an expert guide
  • Admire the unique atmosphere of the St Kinga's Chapel, containing glowing crystal chandeliers, salt floors, and beautiful statues made by miners work
  • Learn a fascinating story about a place stolen from nature and about the people who have made its history over the centuries
Full description

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine and learn about its history from your local expert guide. Inside, visit other attractions like St. Kinga's Chapel, and the Michalowice Chamber. Wieliczka Salt Mine is a priceless monument which was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. It is a place that guarantees extraordinary experiences and a great adventure. Visiting the mine is an interesting journey into the depths of the earth, a space which was discovered more than 700 years ago and where air is free from pollutants, so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. Breathe air free of the pollutants so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. You will get to know Wieliczka Salt Mine by taking a tourist route – a route that leads through an extraordinary underground city hiding many secrets, like chambers carved in salt, majestic carpentry structures, underground lakes or unique salt works of sculptural art. It is a fascinating journey through a maze of corridors carved in rock, over 2 km long and descending more than 130 meters underground. During the walk you will learn a fascinating story about a place stolen from nature and about the people who have made its history over the centuries. Wieliczka Salt Mine - touch the secret! Meeting point We will pick you up from your hotel reception or one of the main meeting points. Transfer to the Wieliczka Salt Mine by air-conditioned minibus (~ 40 min.) During the journey, your tour guide will inform you about the details of the tour. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 2h) An official Wieliczka guide will show you all the secrets of the historic mine in the language of your choice. Admission tickets are prepaid, so you don't have to worry about anything. You will visit, among others: •St. Kinga's Chapel whose design took almost 70 years •The Michałowice Chamber with an impressive size and with an impressive wooden structure protecting the excavation •A collection of mining machinery and equipment •Brine lakes unique on the surface After sightseeing (~ 10min.) After the tour, you will take the elevator back to the surface. If you purchased the option of the tour – Skip the Line Ticket (no transport) - you will end your tour here without transport. Return to Krakow of the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 40min.) You will be dropped off at the location from which you were picked up for the tour.

Includes
  • Entrance tickets with photo permission
  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Services of the Wieliczka guide
  • Transport services, unless otherwise arranged
  • Obligatory headphones and receivers
  • Lift transfer back to the surface after the sightseeing
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The meeting point is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, 10 Danilowicza Street, 32-020 Wieliczka. Please wait at the main entrance to the Danilowicza shaft. Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. You must exchange your voucher for an entrance ticket with our guide.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Visiting the mine is available to people of all ages, but keep in mind that there are 800 steps to walk down, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • You are required to contact Cracow City Breakers no earlier than 3 days and no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the time of departure
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Very nice trip. Travell

July 15, 2022

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