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Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
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Visit one of the largest underground mining museums in the world with this skip-the-line ticket to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Follow your guide through an underground world of chambers and lakes.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Polish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up at your chosen pickup location in Krakow. Please note that drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy admission to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Explore and learn about the salt mine with a local guide
  • Marvel at the breathtaking underground galleries, chambers and lakes
  • Admire examples of sacred art related to the history of the mine
  • Spend some time at the world's largest mining heritage museum
Full description

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine with this entry ticket. Uncover the highlights of this massive salt mining complex on a guided tour. Reach a depth of 135 meters below the surface of the mine. 

Choose from a tour with or without transportation from Krakow and have the option to pick a tour with a private transportation service. Breeze past long lines with a skip-the-line ticket to this popular attraction. 

Discover the wonders of a salt mine on this guided visit. Starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 meters. Expereince the micro-climate of the mine which is thought to have a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.

Be led through a number of chambers and see underground lakes, shrines, and monuments carved from salt. Pass thorugh through numerous drifts and galleries where evidence of mining activity has been preserved.

See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends surrounding it. Wieliczka is also home to the world's largest mining heritage museum, with a collection of unique pieces of mining equipment from the Middle Ages.

The tour ends at a level that’s 135 meters below the surface. Return to the surface by elevator.

Includes
  • Admission ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Pre-booking fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 Celsius), so warm clothing is recommended, even in the summer
  • There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the beginning
  • Please note that this tour does not include routes accessible for wheelchairs
  • Students and senior citizens are required to present a valid photo ID with date of birth to receive a discount
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3803 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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The tour guide was very friendly, with a lot of humor. We really enjoyed it!! But at the end of the tour we noticed that we lost a hat, asked the person at the elevator and he called and found it. We waited for them to bring it to us. They were really helpful and kind!! We want to thank them, as it was new and was needed for cold. When we got at the parking the buses were ready to leave. The first one left, and the second one saw us and stopped and called the first one. This is outrageous! You are supposed to call us, otherwise why do you have our phone number. And there were 2 seats in each bus, although we were all sitting in one bus.

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January 29, 2023

Using get your guide was easy and explained everything. When booking for the Salt Mines they made sure if there was any changes a text message and email was sent out. Meeting point arranged and driver was there on plenty of time. There was no hassle and taken straight to the Salt mines where meet English speaking guide

January 13, 2023

The transport to and from the mine was very very comfortable. The bus picked us up at out designated time and dropped us to the destination on time. The tour guide was fantastic. She was so knowledgeably and answered all the questions that we had. She was so friendly and helpful

January 13, 2023

Product ID: 88085