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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half Day Trip from Krakow

From $70.49

Select Date and Travelers

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

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

Overview

Explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a half-day tour from Krakow. Follow an expert guide through the mine’s tunnels and chambers and discover the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, an exhibition on the history of Poland’s salt-mining, figures carved from salt and more. See why this 700-year-old complex has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Krakow hotel.
  • Morning or afternoon trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Guided walk through the salt mine
  • Chapel of the Blessed Kinga
  • Underground salt-mining exhibition
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Krakow hotels

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Tour escort/host.
  • Elevator ride to the ground level on exit.
  • Local live guide.
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • The tour does not include the lift that takes you down.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Parking 24H Kraków old town car park cracow
    Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza 2, 31-029 Kraków, Poland

    Meeting point at Parking Kiss&Ride (2 Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza street) in front of the "Zabka" store. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Lesser Poland Voivodeship
    Kraków, Poland

    Regardless of whether you have chosen the pick-up option or the main meeting point, you will be dropped off at the end of the tour to the center of Krakow at 2 Wielopole Street.

Pickup details

DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: Parking Kiss&Ride (2 Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza street) in front of the "Zabka" store or selected hotels all over Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: Parking Kiss&Ride (2 Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza street) in front of the "Zabka" store. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels all over Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. RETURN DETAILS Regardless of whether you have chosen the pick-up option or the main meeting point, you will be dropped off at the end of the tour to the center of Krakow at 2 Wielopole Street.

What To Expect

Your tour begins in Krakow, where you’re picked up directly from your hotel. Journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and, upon arriving, make the descent 440 feet (135 meters) below ground, passing through tunnels and chambers on three levels.

Travel through each unique chamber with your guide, learning the history behind the centuries-old salt mine. Hear the legend of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, whose dowry included the salt mines when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. Explore the ornate Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, with altarpieces and chandeliers made from natural salt deposits, and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition.

The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, shoot back up to the surface in a high-speed lift, where you will be returned to your Krakow hotel.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point or selected hotels all over Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: Parking Kiss&Ride (2 Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza street) in front of the "Zabka" store. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels all over Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time
  • RETURN to the center of Krakow at 2 Wielopole Street
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour does not include the lift that takes you down
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
  • The guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Visitors entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1 (64 meters below ground level). This walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, however we ask you consider the walk and 380-step staircase when booking this tour. The return to the surface will be by lift up the Danilowicz Shaft, from Level 3 (135 meters below ground level)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the main cannot exceed dimensions: 35x20x20 cm
  • The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, though constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn
  • 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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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour
Neil_B, Dec 2023
This is a great tour to learn about the salt mines and their history, and to see the main chapel with beautiful salt sculptures and carvings. Our tour guide, Gosia, was outstanding and made the whole experience really enjoyable.
Nightmare of a day
Sinead_D, Dec 2023
The tour company contacted us the evening before to communicate pick up time & we were told we would be back at 3pm. Our flight home was the same day & we had to leave for the airport at 5.30pm & had plans to do other stuff before we left. When the driver picked us up & brought us there, we were told that we were supposed to be doing our tour at 11.30am, but we had to actually wait until 1pm to do it. It was a two hour tour, which meant it was only finishing at 3pm. There are big queues for the lift back up to the main entrance & it takes some time to get there. Because of this; it was 5pm when we got back to the city centre. It messed up our other plans before heading to the airport. The tour itself, was cool to see the chapel made from salt, but apart from that, I didn’t think it was anything special or even that interesting.
Peter the driver was...
Kenny_C, Nov 2023
Peter the driver was great, very friendly and flexible. The Salt Mines were fantastic, a must see at least once in your life, the guide Jac was really informative and kept the group engaged and moving.
The salt mine exceeded...
WAYNE_B, Oct 2023
The salt mine exceeded expectations. Amazing skills! Andrew, our driver, was very helpful getting us the tickets & waiting for us exactly at the spot where the tour ended. He was a very polite & efficient young man.
Salt mines
Jacqueline_D, Oct 2023
A must to visit...totally unbelievable what was achieved many years ago..pre technology and not a degree in sight,just skill past down
Transport miscommunication but amazing experience overall
Joanne_K, Apr 2023
A fantastic experience but the transport logistics could have been better. We were told a pickup location and time, twenty mins later still no sign of the transport. Rang up the number and it turns out the coach was waiting on a completely different street. No communication about this. That said, the actual salt mines were incredible. We had a fantastic tour guide and it was fascinating. A LOT of steps in quite a confined space to get into the mine, so perhaps wouldn’t recommend for people who are claustrophobic.
Holiday trip to Salt Mines
Jacquie_H, Jan 2023
We were collected exactly on time and driven to the Salt Mines by our driver. He drove well and the car was very clean and comfortable. He then explained to us what to do and gave us our tickets. We had a fantastic time and the Salt Mines are fascinating and very interesting to feel that you are so far below the ground. Our English speaking guide was excellent. The driver was waiting at the agreed meeting place and we were taken back to our hotel. It was wonderfully easy and can thoroughly recommend the 3-4 hours it takes.
Great Experience
DIANE_B, Nov 2022
Great experience, needs to be seen to be believed. Tremendous engineering and craftsmen skills. Definitely worth a visit
Great guide, very informative
Willliam_B, Sep 2022
Very interesting tour to see how salt is mined. The guide was very informative, and the tour route showed great detail for the mine. This was an interesting tour with a great guide.
Not to be missed an amazing experience.
Chrissy_F, Jul 2022
We were amazed by the beautiful carvings created the talent the whole experience was fabulous and the walkways and steps easily accessible. Our tour guide was very experienced and very knowledgeable.
Don’t go !
Randy_K, Jul 2022
Horrible your a real waste of time - you could not understand one word that the guide said. The tour seemed endless- most of the time you were just walking through old mine shafts. Very claustrophobic even for someone who is not claustrophobic!!
A must see
Marianne_B, Jul 2022
Could I give one more star, this trip is worth it. Fun guide and beautiful place with great stories.
Salt mine amazing
John_K, May 2022
The salt mine is exquisite and worth the walking down all those stairs. It was amazing. The drivers did a good job and the guide we had at the mine was very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your opinion. We are glad that the trip has met the expectations.
Brilliant tour would...
David_P, Mar 2022
Brilliant tour would highly recommend- the tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues and you must be prepared for a long walk including lots of steps
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you liked the trip and it met your expectations. Definitely, it is quite demanding route
Must see attraction.
Ian_V, Feb 2022
Very nice and informative tour of the mine. Very friendly tour guide. Pickup available from certain hotel.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that the trip met your expectations.
Enjoyable journey
AnaSofia_R, Nov 2021
Really enjoyed this experience, such an expansive and interesting mine. The fresh air is great for soothing respiratory conditions such as asthma. There’s even a surprise in the middle! This was complimented by the humour and knowledge of our guide Simon. Overall really enjoyable journey through the history of the salt mine!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for your opinion.We are glad you enjoyed it and thank you for using our services.
must see in krakow
FrankTierney_K, Oct 2021
it was very organized. the tour guide and energetic and fun. she kept the group entertained for 2 hours. definitely worth the trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that the Salt Mine will be even more memorable thanks to your guide
Great tour!
Katie_J, Jul 2021
This tour was great. The salt mine was amazing to see and we really enjoyed learning about it and seeing it.
Great half day visit
Elaine_M, Oct 2020
Pickup was on time and was by car instead of bus due to current covid restrictions and low number of visitors. Our driver was Jack and during the 30 minute drive to the Salt Mines, he shared information about Krakow and the mines. He was a breath of fresh air, informative, knowledgeable and he really enhanced our trip. Fabulous guide. Entry to the salt mines was smooth after hand sanitation and temperature check and Jack had the tickets organised. Trip inside the mine lasted around 2 hours, a few unexpected sights inside, worth the visit. Lots of walking and lots of stairs going down so need to be relatively mobile. Not claustrophobic in any way, some low ceiling heights but not an issue unless very tall and walkways were wide. Amazingly we could still access 4G on our phones despite being so far underground. Cafe and gift shop underground and also gift shop on surface level at exit point. Cash machine and toilet facilities on entry and more toilet facilities at 2 points underground. Driver Jack was waiting for us on exit as promised. Would definitely recommend as half day trip out of the city. Picked up at 8.30 and back in Krakow for 1.00pm.
Great Experience not to be missed
Emma_B, Sep 2020
This is definitely one the best attractions I have ever visited. Tour guide was excellent and the the mine is beautiful - a real must if you travel to Kraków.
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