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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow

From US$ 40.48 per person

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this excursion from Krakow and discover a one-of-a-kind underground world that was created hundreds of years ago. Take an unforgettable guided walk along the 3-kilometer-long tourist route 135 meters under the ground.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4.5 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Polish, Russian
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels in Old Town or the Jewish Quarter. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner the day before your tour. If you would like to be picked up from your hotel, you have to contact the tour operator no later then day before your tour to confirm if it is possible, otherwise please be at the meeting point from voucher. If pick up at your hotel is impossible we will offer the closest place where we can pick you up.

Experience

Itinerary
3 - 3.5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 45 minutes
  • Break

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine (guided tour)

  • 45 minutes
  • Krakow

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit one of the most important monuments to mineral and religious culture in Poland
  • Follow the tourist route that’s 135 meters below ground
  • Marvel at the 20 chambers in this historic underground city
Full description

Book this half-day Wieliczka Salt Mine excursion and a professional, English-speaking driver will drive you straight to the site, where a local guide will take you through the historic underground city. Experience the famous salt mine dating back to medieval times with a history of 9 centuries of salt exploitation. Embark on the tourist route through the mine, located 135 meters underground and only accessible by stairs.

Encounter a unique place to visit that is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Visiting the Salt Mine is also good for your health on account of its special climate and micro-element-filled air. 

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from the meeting point in Krakow
  • Licensed, guided tour
  • English-speaking driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide during transportation (driver only)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Bring warm clothing, as the temperature underground ranges between 14 and 16C
  • There are 800 steps to climb, and 350 of these are at the beginning, taking you down into the mine. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Smoking and the use of open fire in the mine is strictly forbidden
  • No animals are allowed in the mine. The mine does not offer any animal shelters of its own for your pets
  • Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10 cm are not permitted inside the museum - please leave them at your hotel
  • A wide range of comfortable vehicles are at your disposal, depending on the size of your group
  • Student ID is required for student tickets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3448 reviews

Review summary

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

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Fascinating place. Highly recommend. Amazing what was going on underground, beautiful sculptures and chandeliers. Well organised, yes, there are a lot of steps but not all in one go. The guide was very informative telling us events that happened on each level, we got breaks for a few minutes throughout the tour. It wasn’t possible to be socially distant in the lift up to the surface. Outside there is a kiosk selling drinks and a few souvenirs, there is also a BBQ set up, looked like they were selling sausage sandwiches. We had a little hiccup with the pick up, it was sorted efficiently and quickly so no complaints.

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September 27, 2021

Very nice visit of the salt mines. The only warning to do was the umpteenth change of time by GetYourGuide, moreover once we arrived at the mines we waited a good 40 'before actually starting the guide. Let's say if I had other plans they would have gone awry. For the rest, the guide, although Polish, spoke a fair amount of Italian. She explained herself well along the way and with her sympathy she managed to make us walk a lot. Too bad it causes covid some paths are blocked.

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August 21, 2021

Excellent half day visiting the salt mines, the transport was on time in a nice and cold air-conditioned bus, the parking was close and the tickets etc were handled without issue. No queuing for entry etc we just walked straight to the front and in we went! Well worth visiting and this trip made it easy to get to - highly recommended Thank you :)

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August 16, 2020

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