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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow

From $67.04

Price varies by group size

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

  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Descend to the atmospheric depths of one of the world’s oldest working salt mines on a half-day trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow. Alongside your guide, travel to a depth of 462 feet (140 meters) and navigate an atmospheric tangle of underground chambers replete with mining machines and impressive carvings. Marvel at structures made entirely from salt as you listen to the salt mine’s rich history and ascend to sea level in a swift lift. Round-trip transport from your Krakow hotel is included.
  • Half-day tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Descend 462 feet (140 meters) to the atmospheric depths of one of the world's oldest salt mines
  • Marvel at salt sculptures and working mining machinery
  • Learn about the history and heritage of the salt mine from your guide
  • Round-trip transportation from your Krakow hotel is included

What's Included

  • Door-to-door transportation (Free hotel Pickup)
  • English speaking guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

If your hotel is not listed please add a remark and we will pick you up from any accommodation (also Airbnb) located within Krakow City limits.

What To Expect

Wieliczka Salt Mine

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 meters underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Temperature in the Salt Mine is approximately 14 degrees C (57 degrees F), please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes.
  • Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday.
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 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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Nathan_C
Another brilliant trip provided by Viator, our driver was punctual and very friendly, along with the actual tour guide who walked us through the Salt Mine. Very fascinating to learn about the history behind the mine, and the tour guide was also very funny, which was a pleasant surprise. Would highly recommend 5/5

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Not good for people that can't walk far
Samuel_T, Mar 2024
There was no memorial parts as it wasn't mentioned that it was so much walking that my husband could not complete it, we had to cut the tour short...
Fascinating and eye opening
Nathan_C, Mar 2024
Another brilliant trip provided by Viator, our driver was punctual and very friendly, along with the actual tour guide who walked us through the Salt Mine. Very fascinating to learn about the history behind the mine, and the tour guide was also very funny, which was a pleasant surprise. Would highly recommend 5/5
Basically paying for a shuttle
Snow_R, Nov 2023
The tour guide at the salt mine provides all the information. The rest of the acitivity is basically just a shuttle driver. In my case, I was picked up by one driver to meet a second. The second driver and shuttle was 30 minutes late. No interaction or conversation from either driver really.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear, thank you for your response. Please note that you have a hotel pickup included in the service. The tickets are also rebooked so you don't have to wait in a queue at the ticket office. There are no tickets available very often, so it is very convenient to take the tour with us and don't stress about anything. Regards, Zuzanna Platek MrShuttle
Fabulous highly recommended tour
Nichola_E, Nov 2023
Fabulous informative and intriguing tour of the salt mine lead by our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide.
good
Chris_D, Oct 2023
The experience was well organized and the guide at the mines was both engaging and informative. You are going 600 ft undeground so be prepared for lots of steps on the way down. Although there is a lift for the return to the surface.
Recommend but watch out on the final tour group size
B_L, Sep 2023
The driver was super punctual and the driving time was much shorter than expected. However, we have to join another big tour group as our original tour only got 5 people, ended up with twenty something close to thirty people. This was no good as the purchase website stated that the maximum tour group size is 20. And that's the point why I was willing to pay a bit higher among all other tours available. Rest is good apart from this group size issue.
Fabulous experience
Maxine_H, Aug 2023
Amazing experience. Definitely not to be missed. Lots of steps!! But well worth the knee pain. Didn't realise salt could be carved
Great tour
Jon_P, May 2023
Driver was excellent. Departure was delayed by a delay waiting for people coming off another tour, but Mr Shuttle had a well coordinated recovery, and we met our tour guide on time. Guide was excellent. Lots of walking, lots of stairs (down). Crowds were not bad, but large crowds would make for some waiting around getting in and out of the mine as dispatch coordinated group routing. Worth it! Mine was fascinating. Would not take this tour on the same day as Auschwitz if possible, as it means about 15K steps, and about 3 hours travel for the day if you are staying in Krakow.
Salt Mine tour with transportation from our Krakow hotel.
Philip_M, May 2023
A great place to visit, particularly when the weather is not so nice on the surface. We had a pick up from our hotel and opted to be dropped off at the square afterwards. English speaking driver, and guide at the salt mine. Great all round service.
Half a day very well spent
martin_s, Jan 2023
The whole experience was fantastic and easily worth the price to see this amazing place and recommed
Response from Host, Feb 2023
This review made our day! We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mr.Shuttle
The site was spectacular. The guide was as well!
Joseph_C, Nov 2022
Absolutely loved this tour. The guide was amazing. Super funny and knowledgeable about the exhibits. The mine itself is spectacular, but this was enhanced by our guide. Would come again!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! King regards, Mr.Shuttle
Fantastic trip. Extremely...
Gina_C, Jun 2022
Fantastic trip. Extremely great communication from tour provider & our guide. We highly recommend this excursion
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us the wonderful review! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to seeing you again! King regards, Mr.Shuttle
Tirefull experience
Kelly_V, Apr 2022
Very tirefull experience….” To much for nothing”…. 4 hours walking underground tour, a lot of stairs just to see some statues of salt…. The best of all the salle of church…. And at the end on more klm to reach the lift…..I don’t recommend it…
The whole experience was...
Richard_A, Apr 2022
The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this trip. DO NOT MISS
Saltmines
marie_h, Mar 2022
Overall a nice place to visit Very surprising Good guide Was a nice place and the chapel wow !!! Amazing
Spectacular but overcrowded.
Stephen_B, Mar 2022
We enjoyed the spectacular salt mines trip but had paid for a visit with a group of no more than twenty people. However the groups were not segregated properly and we were placed in a group numbering more than 50 people. This was not acceptable. The mines themselves were nonetheless worth the visit.
Salt Mines
Kenneth_H, Dec 2021
The tour was very interesting and informative The Salt Mines are very impressive, one if the original 12 UNESCO sites. A must see if you are in Krakow.
Not recommended - and lousy for photographers
DaveConroy, Nov 2021
Not far from Kraków. It's an OK trip but TBH too long and too dull. Would recommend the early trip so you avoid heavy traffic on the way back. The guide was just long winded and no spontaneity - like a million facts one after the other and spoken very quickly all through the whole trip. Not really my thing. At the end you think it's the exit as you go through a gate thing that says exit. But you then have many tunnels further and it's quite quite exhausting not knowing where you're going and when the lift up will appear. Finally, you reach the lift. You're then finally let out into a completely different area to where you entered and you have to find your driver not knowing where you are on the site - then it's another random long distance walk with no signage. Just fill in details for your guests please. Don't just treat us like cash cows on a conveyor belt. Not recommended. Some of the carvings are good! I'm an accomplished photographer but the tour is so whistle stop and the place so busy with other groups, and the light so poor, that the experience is a mess.
Very interesting
Amanda_D, Nov 2021
Travelled alone as husband is claustrophobic and decided he could not go in the lift. Well worth the money. Kept updated on pick up times. Driver was brilliant and pointed out places of interest on the way to the mine. The mine guide was very informative and amusing at times. Personally I thought the lift was brilliant but might not be quite so much fun when busy and crowded
Saltmines
Julia_O, Aug 2020
Lovely giude and well organised. Tour. Well worth doing. Giude was very knowledgeable and answered all questions.
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