Day trip

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
Day trip

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
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From US$ 34.67 US$ 29.47 per person

Visit one of the largest underground mining museums in the world with this skip-the-line ticket to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Follow your guide through an underground world of chambers and lakes.

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Duration 2.5 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up at your chosen pickup location in Krakow. Please note that drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy admission to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Explore and learn about the salt mine with a local guide
  • Marvel at the breathtaking underground galleries, chambers and lakes
  • Admire examples of sacred art related to the history of the mine
  • Spend some time at the world's largest mining heritage museum
Full description

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine with this entry ticket. Uncover the highlights of this massive salt mining complex on a guided tour. Reach a depth of 135 meters below the surface of the mine. 

Choose from a tour with or without transportation from Krakow and have the option to pick a tour with a private transportation service. Breeze past long lines with a skip-the-line ticket to this popular attraction. 

Discover the wonders of a salt mine on this guided visit. Starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 meters. Expereince the micro-climate of the mine which is thought to have a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.

Be led through a number of chambers and see underground lakes, shrines, and monuments carved from salt. Pass thorugh through numerous drifts and galleries where evidence of mining activity has been preserved.

See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends surrounding it. Wieliczka is also home to the world's largest mining heritage museum, with a collection of unique pieces of mining equipment from the Middle Ages.

The tour ends at a level that’s 135 meters below the surface. Return to the surface by elevator.

Includes
  • Entry ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Pre-booking fee
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 Celsius), so warm clothing is recommended, even in the summer
  • There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the beginning
  • Please note that this tour does not include routes accessible for wheelchairs
  • Students and senior citizens are required to present a valid photo ID with date of birth to receive a discount
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3994 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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Booked with a central pickup rather than hotel and lots of confusion at pickup location. Multiple tours starting from the same point and difficult to know which one you were on. Eventually found the right one but had the last small seat at the back of bus which was a row of 4. Not enough room to sit fully back due to space so had to ride sitting forward in the aisle. Short journey however which was nice but when arrived were tile there was a 25 minute break until our guide arrived. Once your started it very very good. Guide was excellent and didn’t feel rushed. Journey back was fine as managed to get a seat further forward however on looking back noticed someone sitting leaning forward as I had done due to space. Perhaps the aisle seat in the back should have been kept empty. Would recommend but better co-ordination needed at pick up point

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March 23, 2023

Very interesting the 800 steps to get down was hard work but well worth it the highlight for me personally was the Chapel at the bottom chandeliers were magnificent and the carvings around it tour guide quite hard to understand getting lift up to ground level at the end was a very welcome surprise

March 23, 2023

Hello, We had a great time at the saltmine tour. It was lovely to see the incredible mines. In particular we wanted to give our recommendations and positive respons to our guide Malgorzata Sznajdrer. We had a great time with her. She explained everything very Well and she had such a positive vibe. She was really a gem. We had quite the laugh within this informational tour thanks to her. Thankyou!

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March 23, 2023

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