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From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

1. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit the famous Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO-listed site on a guided tour. Take advantage of skip-the-line entry tickets and explore the significant places of the salt mine. Learn about the fascinating history of one of the world’s oldest working salt mines.  Begin your day with a convenient pickup service and enjoy a 40-minute scenic drive through the beautiful areas of Poland. Meet your multilingual guide at the salt mine and take an in-depth guided tour of the historic site. See underground lakes, four chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Immerse yourself into the history and cultural importance of a must-see attraction in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Krakow.

Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket and Tour

2. Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket and Tour

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a rock salt deposit that has been mined since the 13th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness art galleries, underground chapels, and magnificent statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past. Stroll past magnificent chambers and learn about the historical development of mining techniques in Europe from your expert guide.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

3. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Experience the nature, history, and art that lies within the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour and save time with skip-the-line tickets to this popular attraction. Follow your licensed museum guide to a depth of 135 meters below ground.  Start by taking the stairs into the mine. Let your guide take you along a 2-kilometer route through winding corridors, caves, and chambers. Admire sculptures carved from salt and elaborate engravings.  See exhibits on old mining machines and equipment. Learn about how the salt is still extracted from this mine that has been in operation for 700 years. Uncover the acoustic properties of the mine as you listen to Chopin's music  Visit St. Kinga Chapel which is decorated with large chandeliers that cast a glowing light onto the reflective salt. Breathe in the microclimate which is thought to have some soothing respiratory properties. 

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. 

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

5. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine and meet your local guide in front of the entrance. Follow him through the underground historic city as you learn about the major health benefits of visiting the salt mine because of its special climate and microelement-filled air. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135-meters (about 443-feet) underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator.

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

6. Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

Benefit from door-to-door transportation from your Krakow accommodation to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine. Join a small tour group no larger than 20 people and take a guided tour through the stunning 13th-century UNESCO-listed site while witnessing beautiful chambers carved in salt.  Start with a pickup service from your hotel or accommodation by your driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. As you drive, listen as your guide introduces you to the history and cultural importance of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest working salt mines. Once you arrive at the salt mine, be met by one of the mine's official guides. Enter the mine chambers and descend down through a wooden stairway with 378 stairs, taking you 64 meters underground to reach the first level of the mine. Continue further down through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. Visit the underground museum exhibiting mining machines and equipment used to produce table salt for over 700 years. See a subterranean lake and admire the chapels, altars, and unique statues that have been carved by miners out of rock salt. Learn about why this tradition came to be and the efforts that go into preserving these salty works of art. After an awe-inspiring journey through 3 underground levels, take a lift back up to the main ground level. Meet back up with your tour guide who will drop you off back at your accommodation in Krakow.

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

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

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 famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

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

8. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Take a step back in time on this half-day tour of the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine, listed on the first UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1978. Take advantage of skip-the-line entry tickets and convenient pickup and drop-off from Krakow. About 10 km from Krakow, arrive at the Wieliczka Salt Mine to start exploring this historic site with your guide. Go through the most interesting places in the salt mine that consists of 22 chambers, which are located at a depth of 64 to 135 meters underground and are connected by salt pathways of about 3 km in length. As you follow a 3-kilometer labyrinth-like route 135 meters underground, learn about the history of the site from your guide. 

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

9. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Kraków, and then travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking driver. Meet an English-speaking guide on arrival, and then descend beneath the ground to discover an extraordinary underground art museum. Walk down 800 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters, and experience the cooler temperature as you follow a route of around 2 kilometers through the different chambers. Currently one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments – and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – the salt mines feature dozens of statues and four chapels the miners carved out of the rock salt, along with extra carvings made by contemporary artists.

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip

10. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs. This unique place has been listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list since 1978, placing it even higher on tourist's 'to do list.' The miners left in Wieliczka dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for many further years.  There are around 800 steps leading down into the mine. After taking around 350 of them you will find yourself at the first floor underground. After the tour, the lift will take you up towards the exit.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 938 reviews

Everything was perfect! Our driver very polite and helpful, driving very carefully, and wanda the guide in auschwitz just amazing. Salt mines also worth the visit, but be prepared for a long day with a lot of walking!

We were picked up at the hotel. Comfortably transported to the mines. Our tickets were provides. Returned to our hotel. Great trip. GetYourGuide is an excellent service.

The tour was excellent from start to finish. The first thing you do it walk down over 200 stairs but it is not as bad as it sounds and it is definitely worth the walk.

Nagyon jol szervezett kirandulas volt, fantasztikus idegenvezetovel.

Very informative. Paweł, the guide was friendly and engaging.