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

    1. 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...

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

    2. 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: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

    3. 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...

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

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

    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 and a traditional Polish lunch on this 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 consisting of traditional Polis...

  • From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    5. 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.

    Wieliczka Salt Mine a "must see" sight. Hard to believe what these brilliant carvers could create underground. Be prepared for a lot of steps down to an underground masterpiece.

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

    6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Private 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 private hotel pickup and transfers on this combined tour from Krakow. Get pickup 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 its fa...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    7. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

    Discover one of the largest and oldest salt mines in Europe, which dates back to the 13th century. Start with a pickup from a central location in Krakow. Travel out of the city to the nearby town of Wieliczka, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Listed salt mine.

    Upon arrival at the mine, meet your guide and begin the journey deep underground to a depth of 327 meters. With your expert guide, explore the vast and fascinating expanse of the salt mine's interior, which is home to numerous underground rooms, corridors, chapel, halls, sculptures, and more.

    Learn about the generations of miners who worked here at the mine and hear about the legends and facts that surround this incredible site.

    Listen to stories about Princess Kinga, and how she brought salt treasures to Polish lands, then admire the underground salt lakes at the mine and the beautifully ...

  • Krakow: Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    8. Krakow: Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    Your tour begins in Krakow at the tour meeting point. From there your tour leader/English-speaking driver will pick you up and take you to 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 lasts around 2.5 hours and starts with you walking down 400 steps. The tour will later end with a lift from the underground to the main ground level. Following your tour, you will be taken back to Krakow's meeting point. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt excavation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs only. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. One of the major benefits of visiting the salt mine is the health benefit of its...

  • From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

    9. From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

    Visit one of the most valuable monuments in Poland on this half-day tour. This salt mine in Wieliczka is the only one of its kind in such good condition. Learn how it is also the only salt mine opened in the 11th century that has been in operation continuously. Almost 300 kilometers of hallways extend across 9 levels, reaching a depth of 327 meters, presenting the evolution of mining. Explore the mine's underground city containing famous chambers and chapels, including the popular St. King's Chapel visited by over one million tourists from all over the world each year. Step back in time to World War II at the Schindler's Factory museum. Located in the former factory of the industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, this site was made famous in the film Schindler's List.

    The Salt Mines is one of those things that you must see. Having said that we could hardly hear the guide so lots was missed. Glad I saw it but wouldn’t rush back. Driver was great. As for the Schindler’s factory - an absolute must see. Gave us ideas on other places to visit and was a sobering but informative account of the WW2 situation in Poland. Having a guide take us through was perfect.

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour w/ Personal Driver

    10. From Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour w/ Personal Driver

    Depart Krakow and travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum to explore the horrific concentration camps used by the Nazis during World War II. Learn the tragic story about the mass extermination that took place at the camps, and see heart-breaking artifacts that date back to the days of the Holocaust. Discover monuments to the tragedy, including original buildings still standing as a sober reminder of the terrible events. Learn more about the history of the camps from an official museum guide. Visit both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, located just 3 kilometers apart, and then get some free time for lunch. Your driver will recommend you a good restaurant. Next, learn more about salt mining at Poland's oldest salt mine, where a licensed museum guide will lead you around the salt chambers at Wieliczka Salt Mine. See magnificent chapels carved from the salt and incredible sal...

    Although this trip is approx 10 hours, it really didn’t feel like it. Visiting the two camps is an absolute must when visiting krakow. It’s very harrowing, so sad, thought provoking but essential to ensure nothing like what happened here ever happens again. Visiting the salt mines after the camps was incredible and lifted our mood. Again the time spent here went in very quickly and our group of five absolutely loved it. Chapel chandeliers made from salt are stunning! Our driver collected us from our apartment on time and made sure we met with the tour guides for each attraction. He dropped us back off at the apartment too. I would highly recommend this trip .

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 938 reviews

Although this trip is approx 10 hours, it really didn’t feel like it. Visiting the two camps is an absolute must when visiting krakow. It’s very harrowing, so sad, thought provoking but essential to ensure nothing like what happened here ever happens again. Visiting the salt mines after the camps was incredible and lifted our mood. Again the time spent here went in very quickly and our group of five absolutely loved it. Chapel chandeliers made from salt are stunning! Our driver collected us from our apartment on time and made sure we met with the tour guides for each attraction. He dropped us back off at the apartment too. I would highly recommend this trip .

Wieliczka Salt Mine a "must see" sight. Hard to believe what these brilliant carvers could create underground. Be prepared for a lot of steps down to an underground masterpiece.

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!