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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Live Guided Group Tour

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From Krakow Wieliczka Salt Mine
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From $31.50

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Visit the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine the easy way from Kraków on this organized tour. Don’t worry about figuring out bus timetables or hiring expensive taxis to get to this popular natural and heritage wonder. Learn about the enormous salt cave, its history as a mine, and the amazing carved sculptures on a guided tour through two miles (3.5 kilometers) of tunnels.
  • Best for travelers who like walking, plus there are many steps
  • Entrance fees are included
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • A convenient trip from Kraków

What's Included

  • Tour with a Professional In-Person Guide
  • Tickets and admission fees
  • Some options include a shared two-way transfer
  • Some options include Hotel Pickup
  • Some options include departure from a Meeting Point
  • Some options include a two-way private transfer
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

Meeting points

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Pickup points

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End point

  • Poczta Główna
    Kraków, Poland

    The drop-off is in the city centre, Old Town, Krakow, near the Main Square. This is not an exact location.

Pickup details

Please note that some options do not include transportation or pickup. If you select a Meeting Point option, please refer to the list of meeting points below. If you choose an option with Hotel Pickup, please provide your address. We offer pickup from a wide area in central Krakow. However, there are hotels outside our range. If you are a party of four or more and your hotel does not appear in the pickup area, please fill in your address in the comments. We may be able to provide a hotel pickup or pickup from a nearby location. We will send an email/text with detailed instructions about your meeting place and time the day before the activity.

What To Expect

Wieliczka Salt Mine

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The Salt Mine tour includes 800 steps descending into a depth of 135 meters underground and up to 3 km of winding corridors.
  • The temperature inside the Salt Mine is stable all year long, around 14 degrees Celcius.
  • There is an original miner's lift to bring you up to the surface.
  • The exit shaft is 500 m away from the one used to enter the mine.
  • Not recommended for travellers with a fear of small enclosed spaces.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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An excellent tour, from...
Edna_W, Apr 2024
An excellent tour, from the guide to the time for the tour. The history was fantastic. A must see. The staircase down was much easier than I would have expected. The statues and cathedral were incredible. A must do if in Krakow.
Entertaining
Linda_s, Apr 2024
The mine was very interesting the carvings were magnificent. Well worth tackling the decending stairs
Enjoyable knowledge bear grills
arran_w, Apr 2024
Driver was sound and informative, tour guide was spot on, decent trip overall get ready for some heavy steppin
A must see.
Jennie_D, Apr 2024
Everything work efficiently with pick ip tickets etc. A must see whilst in Krakow. However. Not suitable for those with walking issues.
Brilliant
Lynn_J, Apr 2024
What a great tour. So glad I visited. Really enjoyed this tour and our tour guide was absolutely brilliant. Our tour operator picked us up on time from our hotel and was there to take us back when your ended.
Good little tour
Debthomas74, Apr 2024
Excellent tour from start to finish. Picked up on time by a lovely chap and then taken directly to the salt mines. Amazing place to go and would def recommend it!
Loved the salt mines
Bryce_W, Mar 2024
The salt mines are amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us laughing. Be prepared for lots of walking. It’s a popular place so the tour is a little fast paced. A must see if visiting Krakow.
Amazing experience
Kath_D, Mar 2024
Amazing trip well organised, driver picked us up from the hotel on time, he was very friendly and polite. Salt mine is a must it’s incredible we had a very good guide to show us round. A lot of steps to go down thank goodness there is a lift back up.
Peter our driver was...
Kenneth_G, Feb 2024
Peter our driver was fantastic and the trip down the mines was fantastic would recommend it to everyone
Salt mines was good
Christopher_L, Feb 2024
Salt mines was good guide was knowledgeable only reason gave a 3 star was we booked to be picked up and dropped off at the hotel, but instead we got picked up but dropped off in square. So had to get own way back.
Excellent tour and service
Kenneth_R, Jan 2024
Excellent tour. Really enjoyed going to the salt mines. I also used their driving service which was very convenient.
Great Tour in Krakow
Steve_S, Dec 2023
We were in Krakow to visit the Christmas Market. One side trip we were told to take was a tour of the Salt Mines. We were not disappointed. The trip for Old Town Krakow to the mines was about 40 minutes. Our driver was very prompted in picking us up and also very clear in telling us where to meet at the end of our tour. The Tour guide at the mine was great. Her English was very good, and she was very knowledgeable about the mines. It definitely is a lot of walking, but it is worth it to hear the fascinating story of the development of the mine and the carvings within. We would certainly recommend a tour it your schedule allows for it.
Worth a visit
Heather_K, Dec 2023
Well worth a visit, the mines are extraordinary. I went with elderly parents who still walk but are a bit slower, they made it but were tired. Group was probably a bit big, lots of barging and trying to get a seat for an 80 year old man off a group of 20 year old...impossible! Lifts were an expensive option down. The tour company were excellent, on time with both pickups and driver David, friendly.
This tour is overrated....
Michael_C, Nov 2023
This tour is overrated. We were all expecting the wow factor. Also very expensive compared to other Krakow tours
A must
Andrea_B, Oct 2023
Fantastic service . My driver Maciek was utterly brilliant and kept me informed on pick up times . He was friendly and polite and drive with care Thanks to Jim and you’re your I had a great time
Needs smaller groups
Phillip_W, Oct 2023
The Salt Mine was interesting; however, we were in a group of about 40 so it was difficult to hear the guide if you were short and didn’t elbow your way to the front. Also, with so many people, difficult to take pictures. Need smaller groups!
Unforgettable Tour of Salt Mines
Glitter_M, Oct 2023
Pickup and dropoff was smooth. The drivers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was an amazing experience.
Amazing
Samantha_F, Oct 2023
It.was the chapel the most amazing place I've ever seen. Our tour guide was so informative and nice. It's so worth a visit
Great experience!
Vince_H, Sep 2023
This trip was very enjoyable. Pickup time is were met with efficiency and quick transport to the caves. The cables were beautiful and really interesting I have never seen anything like it. I highly recommend this trip. Also my driver Maciej was very professional and punctual.
Very complete tour. I...
Loreley_K, Aug 2023
Very complete tour. I received proper info about it and the time schedule by mail and WhatsApp. The driver was the best! He showed us the town and then explained about the salt mine’s story.

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