Guided tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: Discover Cracow

From US$ 29.16 per person

Visit one of Poland’s most popular attractions on a guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Marvel at beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and lakes 135 meters underground.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 4 - 6 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Italian, Russian
Optional audio guide
English
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • There are 800 steps on the way down the mine and the return to the surface will be by lift
  • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC), and narrow paths may seem claustrophobic
  • You need to purchase a permit to take photographs in the mine
Highlights
  • Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, dating back to the 13th century
  • See underground caves, lakes, chambers, chapels, and salt sculptures
  • Learn about the mine’s fascinating history from a professional guide
  • Follow a labyrinth-like 3 km route that is 135 meters below ground
  • Discover a historic monument to mineral and religious culture in Poland
Full description
Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After meeting your driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 impressive chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. After your guided tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to the meeting point in Krakow.
Includes
  • Access to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport from meeting point to activity: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet in front of the Maltański Hotel, at the Kiss and Ride Bus Stop with the sign "K+R".

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 2578 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.4/5

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    The guide was great and everything was superbly organized and on time. We walked in the Mine for 2.5 hours. It was like being in The Lord of the Rings :) We had a few breaks (including to go to the bathroom). You can take pictures and even buy some souvenirs inside the Mine. It's definitely worth to do it !

    October 8, 2021

    February 24, 2022

    January 8, 2022

    Product ID: 395791

    VA ID: 395791