Krakow

Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with Transfer

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From $66.88

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

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the world's oldest salt mines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as being one of Poland’s most popular attractions. This half-day tour from Krakow includes a guided tour of the underground mines, tunnels, lakes, and chapels, plus pickup and round-trip transport from a central Krakow hotel.
  • Half-day tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Explore the underground wonders of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a walking tour
  • Admire highlights including an underground lake and the St. Kinga’s Chapel
  • Learn more about Poland’s oldest working mine from a knowledgeable guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure times available
  • Great-value tour includes entrance fees and round-trip transport

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option wth hotel pick up selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge and insurance
  • WiFi access
  • Permission to take photos
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

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

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Pickup details

The exact pickup time depends on your accommodation address. You will be informed of your exact pickup at least the day before the tour starts. Pick up time differ from the one stated on the Viator voucher +/- 15 min.

What To Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Krakow hotel. Traveling by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicle, set out on the short journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

On arrival, your guide is waiting to whisk you on a walking tour of the magnificent mines. Venture underground, where the vast complex of caverns, tunnels, and chambers are all completely carved from salt—a dazzling sight. Along the way, visit the Kinga’s Chapel, where even the chandeliers are carved from salt crystals; pause to admire dramatic salt sculptures; and pose for photos by the underground lake.

After you explore the mines, head back to Krakow, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The route includes over 800 stairs.
  • Not recommended for participants who become easily claustrophobic. There are some very narrow paths inside the salt mine and this may be difficult for some. Once you have begun the tour there is no possibility to shorten your visit or turn back.
  • Hand luggage should be of a reasonable size, and larger luggage should be left in the car.
  • There is no minimum age to experience the activity, however, children should be capable of walking unassisted or be carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby strollers are not allowed underground.
  • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 15ºC or 59ºF, it is recommended that you bring a jacket
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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Something you wouldn`t believe possible.
Judith_B, Apr 2024
The whole experience of the mine was incredible. A very moving site and to think how it was achieved is almost unbelievable.
Not to be missed
Lynne_S, Apr 2024
Man who picked us up very nice and was a great driver picking us up and dropping us at hotel door.guide at salt mine was very knowledgeable and told us everything we needed to know.salt mines are a must couldn't believe how well done it is with cafe toilets ect .
It was a very nice...
Taisa_M, Apr 2024
It was a very nice experience! Lots of walking but it was worth it as the main events are amazing to see.
Salt mines
allan_g, Apr 2024
Brilliant. Great communication from company and pick up on time. Tour was really well explained and amazing place. Well worth a visit
Good
Deborah_P, Mar 2024
The salt chandeliers were amazing!!! It a very good tour with a knowledgeable tour guide called Justin. The only thing i can complain about it took a long time to queue to get out of the shafts in the lift. But on the whole worth the money and the experience.
We had a great tour of...
Margaret_G, Mar 2024
We had a great tour of the Salt mines. An amazing place to visit. I was really relieved that our booking went ahead from Viator as we had booked another tour to Auschwitz that was cancelled very late which didn't allow us to get tickets with anyone else. Very disappointed and wouldn't recommend or use again.
Amazing trip
Micaela_C, Mar 2024
Would definitely recommend this tour! Absolute breath taking but there is A LOT of walking so be prepared, absolutely loved every second of it and our tour guide Simon was amazing.
Salt Mines @ Wieliczka
SUSAN_E, Mar 2024
First class tour, a lot of stairs going down but they are relatively easy although do get a little dizzy but worth every step to see the Church - i’m not religious but it is stunning, the lift back up is interesting to say the least!
Great value
Russ_B, Mar 2024
Viator deliver again - on time providing good customer service better than some other operators that leave you to manage your own booking, the location was unbelievable
Must see
Carly_B, Mar 2024
The guide was great. So much to see and look at. There is a lot of steps and walking. Brilliant afternoon, must visit.
PERFECT TIMING and morning well-spent!
JaciAnn_C, Mar 2024
This tour was great! A larger shuttle picked us up from the hotel - we had a smaller van for a completely different tour the day prior. Our driver Lukasz introduced himself and explained what we could expect from the morning. Once we got to the Salt Mine, he was able to get us in earlier to be the first group on property! This was a real treat. Overall, the tour was well-timed and met our expectations.
A spectacular trip
Ian_P, Mar 2024
A fantastic trip! The mines are fantastic. The guide gave a great tour with lots of facts and with humour. Highly recommended!...
Lots of steps but beautiful mines
kelly_w, Feb 2024
The driver was great in an air con mini bus. The rep was very knowledgeable. This trip involved alot of walking and over 800 sets, some uneven. Great for a religious person as lots of engraved pictures from the bible. The only negative was the lift which fitted 6 grown adults and was such a squeeze we had to take out bags off and we were all squashed touching each other. Maybe a pre warning. Apart from that it was a very informative trip and very beautiful creations. I possibly would have brought something in the gift shop had we had more of a breather
A must!
Lisa_R, Feb 2024
The cathedral, the lake, the salt sculptures in general were all amazing! Great tour guide. Only thing is I feel the end was quite dragged out and too long.
Must do trip.
MichaelIgor_M, Feb 2024
What a fantastic trip to a hidden underground gem. The engineering of the salt mine, the carvings will definitely leave you in awe.
10/10
Karen_G, Feb 2024
Pick up on time very friendly staff couldn't be more helpful very comfortable transfer highly recommended
Brilliant Tour
Sara_C, Jan 2024
We were picked up from our hotel by Michael. On the journey he pointed out places of interest. We arrived easily and he arranged for us to join an earlier tour instead of waiting around. The tour was fab, really interesting, but very tiring with lots of walking and steps! An amazing piece of history and definitely worth visiting.
Great tour, highly recommended
Mona_S, Jan 2024
Great tour, were picked up on time from hotel, great driver. Tour of the salt mines was excellent with a very knowledgeable guide. Dropped back to door of hotel. Would highly recommend 👌
Amazing!
Kate_C, Jan 2024
A “must do” trip- amazing!!!!! Hotel pick up was a bonus and our driver was excellent as was our tour guide
Great tour - Don’t take toddlers!
Jessica_G, Jan 2024
Great tour, little hard to hear the tour guide if you’re at the back. But we tried to stick close by during the tour. Our tour had children in, and I never have a problem with kids at all, but they where toddlers and I can’t imagine it was a great place to bring them, they where screaming while we were trying to listen, this isn’t the tours fault, more the people booking, there was other kids on the tour that where only a few years older but a better age to still enjoy running about but quiet when they needed to be. Pick up was smooth and back was fine. Great experience
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