Guided tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

4.6 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From US$ 28.49 per person

Discover the unground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine with this guided tour. Get fast-track access to one of the most visited tourist places in Poland with this skip-the-line ticket.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Reach a depth of 135 meters as you delve into the world of the salt mines
  • Enjoy seeing items made of salt like detailed sculptures and even chandeliers
  • Stop at the Chapel of St. Kinga, the largest underground chapel in Europe
  • See old mining machines and equipment that are still used to extract salt
  • Delve into the underground world of the salt mines to a depth of 135 meters
Full description

Experience the nature, history, and art that lies within the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour and save time with skip-the-line tickets to this popular attraction. Follow your licensed museum guide to a depth of 135 meters below ground. 

Start by taking the stairs into the mine. Let your guide take you along a 2-kilometer route through winding corridors, caves, and chambers. Admire sculptures carved from salt and elaborate engravings. 

See exhibits on old mining machines and equipment. Learn about how the salt is still extracted from this mine that has been in operation for 700 years. Uncover the acoustic properties of the mine as you listen to Chopin's music 

Visit St. Kinga Chapel which is decorated with large chandeliers that cast a glowing light onto the reflective salt. Breathe in the microclimate which is thought to have some soothing respiratory properties. 

Includes
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • There are 800 steps to climb, of which 350 are located at the beginning
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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The booking was quick and easy, but the only issue I had was that the tour guide was late arriving and I wasn’t informed. I contacted the WhatsApp help desk and was asked to collect a ticket at the online ticket collector counter and join an individual tourist group that was just entering. Other than that, the tour was great.

May 16, 2022

The tour itself was 5 star but the organisation was poor. Booked for 10:45 then. The night before we are told to arrive at 11:00 for our 11:10 tour. At 11:05 we are told our tour guide is running late. A guy randomly turns up with a ticket, which was purchased at 11:11 and tells us to join another queue for a tour at 11:30. Tour was really good (operated by salt mines) Magda was really informative. As everything was late we had to get a taxi back to krakow as it was our last day and had to catch a flight.

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September 27, 2022

Very warm welcome from our guides. Very nice visit! Everything was perfect

September 25, 2022

Product ID: 410635