1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 87356
Explore the historical Wieliczka Salt Mine on a half-day guided tour from Krakow. See the magnificent underground St. Kinga's Chapel and marvel at the salt sculptures and saline lakes.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German, French, Italian, Russian, English
Audio guide/headphones
English, French, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from your accommodation in Krakow. The pick-up time may be prior to or later than the departure time, depending on the location of your accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the underground corridors and chambers of Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • See unique sculptures carved in rock salt in the underground chapel
  • Learn the history and legends of the mine
  • Ride an original miner's lift
Full description
Depart Krakow and journey to the incredible Wieliczka Salt Mine in a small group of no more than 8 passengers with an English-speaking driver. Meet a local guide employed by the salt mine on arrival, as your driver takes care of your entrance tickets.

Make your way into the Danilowicz Shaft in a group of no more than 35 people, and learn the history of the mines on a 2.5-hour tour using earpieces to hear your guide clearly. Descend into the bowels of the earth using 800 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters (442 feet). Marvel at the rock salt walls and sculptures made by contemporary artists.

Navigate the subterranean corridors and visit 20 different underground chambers, including the impressive St. Kinga's Chapel. Walk back to the shaft to return to the surface aboard an original lift used by the miners.
Includes
  • Pickup from listed hotels and meeting points / 3 available drop off points
  • English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee (if group with private car option selected)
  • Bottled water (returnable bottle)
What’s Not Included
  • Permit to take photos or film (PLN 10)
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fee (if regular group option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Warm clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended
• The entrance fee is included with the small group options
• If you select a regular group option, the entrance fee (90 PLN adult, 80 PLN student with ID card 18-26 years old, 70 PLN youth and child 5-26 years old) must be paid on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 225 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Definitely a must see if you visit Krakow, the tour guide who brought us there, Jakob, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our guide at the Salt Mines, Simon, was amazing, such a sense of humour and very informative. The only concern I had was that when we booked and paid for our tour we were not told that this does not include the entrance fee, we had to pay a further 270 zolties between 3 of us, we assumed that the cost included both travel and entrance fee, very disappointed in this.

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March 16, 2020

After a very long descent down 800 wooden steps we arrived into long corridors with paths leading off in different directions.. Its hard to believe that the sights we saw were actually made out of salt.. The highlight of the tour was the breath taking sculptures.. The religious ones.. The chandeliers.. The statues.. Amazing.. Thankfully we came back up in a lift...

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February 26, 2020

The company texted us the day before giving us the meeting point. It was located only 5 minutes from our hotel so very good location. The bus was on time and the driver spoke good english. We knew that you had to pay for tickets for the salt mines when you got there so the money which was pre paid was for transport only. However others on our trip did not therefore got a shock thinking they’d paid for everything. Only thing i would say is to make it clearer this is just for the transport NOT the ticket.

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February 1, 2020

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CRACOW LOCAL TOURS

Product ID: 87356