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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Optional Transfer

1. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Optional Transfer

Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Krakow or choose to meet in Wieliczka. Walk the labyrinthine passages, marvel at the chapels and chambers, and be wowed by the statues and art installations of the mine. Let your guide take you down winding corridors and into salt caves. Enjoy transportation from Krakow or choose to meet in Wieliczka, then descend 800 stairs to a depth of 135 meters to enter what feels like an underground salt city. Be awed by chambers of salt sculptures, art exhibitions, and old machinery from the days when it was a functioning salt mine. See how salt was extracted as you learn about the space's history from your guide. Pause to listen to the unique acoustic properties which come from the nature of the space. Hear how Chopin sounds in this environment, accompanied by spectacular underground lighting. Learn about the health properties of the salt mine as you tour its multiple chambers. At the conclusion of your experience, head back to the vehicle for transportation back to Krakow.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

2. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour

Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine and meet your local guide in front of the entrance. Follow him through the underground historic city as you learn about the major health benefits of visiting the salt mine because of its special climate and microelement-filled air. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135-meters (about 443-feet) underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

3. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

Tour Leader will assist you with entrance to the museum. Sightseeing takes place 135 m below the surface. Get ready to walk down 800 stairs to get to the starting point. The tour takes up to 3 hours. Channel your inner miner, exploring the depths of underground chambers, churches, and altars made of salt. After a 2.5 km walk with a licensed guide provided by the museum, you'll return to the surface with an original elevator used by the miners. The Wieliczka Salt Mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and extends via horizontal passages and chambers for over 287 kilometers (178 miles). The rock salt is naturally of varying shades of grey, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white crystalline substance that might be expected.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

4. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

Step inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine and admire the salt sculptures, chambers, and tunnels in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear the story behind the mine from your guide and descend 140 meters. Begin your trip at your accommodation where an English-speaking tour leader will collect you.  Drive to Wieliczka Salt Mine which is about 40 minutes away. Arrive at Wieliczka and descend the 378 stairs 64 meters down to Level 1. Your guide will brief you about safety regulations in the mine. After this, your English-speaking guide will take you 140 meters further underground for a 2.5-hour tour route that is almost 3 kilometers long. Discover many unique chambers with amazing carvings and statues made of salt. At the end of the route, explore the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, return to the surface by the high-speed lift.

Wieliczka: Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

5. Wieliczka: Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow. Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time. Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

6. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

Our host will help you find your group and enter the museum. The tour takes place 135 meters below the surface. Get ready to go down 800 steps to get to the mine. Sightseeing takes up to 3 hours. Following your guide, you will explore the depths of underground chambers, churches, and altars made of salt. After a more than 2.5-kilometer guided walk, you will return to the surface in the original elevator used by the miners. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is 327 meters deep and extends over 287 kilometers (178 miles) through horizontal corridors and chambers. The rock salt is naturally different shades of gray, reminiscent of rough granite rather than the white crystalline substance that would be expected.

Wieliczka: Salt Mine Entrance and Guided Tour Ticket

7. Wieliczka: Salt Mine Entrance and Guided Tour Ticket

Starting at the Wieliczka Salt Mine main gate, an English-speaking tour guide will hand you your entrance ticket and your tour will begin. The group will then descend the 378 stairs 64 meters down to level 1, where you will receive a brief explanation about safety regulations in the mine. Following this, your English-speaking guide will take you 140 meters deeper underground for a 2.5-hour tour almost 3 kilometers in length. The tour consists of a regular tourist route during which you will discover long corridors, unique chambers with amazing carvings, and statues made of salt. You will hear of the legend of St. Kinga and see her amazing underground chapel, as your guide explains to you the miners' daily routines. You will have an opportunity to get to know everything about salt extraction whilst hearing stories about past times when salt was referred to as "white gold". At the conclusion of the route you will be granted time to explore the souvenir shop and snack bar, and from there you will return to the surface with the high-speed lift.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 295 reviews

Mine and breathtaking visit. A bit of a wait at the start and an organization that skates a bit for the constitution of groups and the distribution of tickets, but nothing serious.

Unbelievers experience, visiting the saltmines was over and above my expectations. Great guide. Well worth visiting, would highly recommend

Excellent tour. Just had an issue with meeting the guide. We were informed to meet in front of unesco sign. Not clear at all.

Not suitable if you are claustrophobic or have mobility issues due to some small spaces and a lot of steps.I loved it.

Unique, not to be missed. Do not be afraid of steps: it is in stages and it does not slip