Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Transport & Ticket Reservation

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Transport & Ticket Reservation

From US$ 46.25 per person

Save time with reserved skip-the-line entry to Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of more than 2,400 chambers. Get transported to the mines from Krakow, and explore this subterranean wonderland.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Waste no time waiting in line with reserved skip-the-line access
  • Learn about the rich history of the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Marvel at the incredible Chapel of the Blessed Kinga
  • Enjoy hassle-free transportation from Krakow to the mines
  • Explore the world's largest mining heritage museum
Full description
Visit the mind-blowing Wieliczka Salt Mine, a must when in Krakow. One of the oldest salt mines in Europe, its carvings of fabulous figures, monuments, and altarpieces have earned Wieliczka a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1978. The product of multiple generations of miners who hand-carved it from blocks of salt, this subterranean world of pits, tunnels, and huge rooms has to be seen to be believed. The whole underground labyrinth stretches over 9 levels and descends 327 meters (1,073 feet) below the surface of the Earth. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century, and nowadays the route consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Head 210 to 440 feet (approximately 64 to 135 meters) underground, passing through galleries and chambers where traces of mining activity have been preserved. Along the way, see many examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends. One of the undoubted highlights is the spectacular Chapel of the Blessed Kinga — a huge, underground church where everything, from the chandeliers to the altarpieces, has been chiseled out of salt. Also, don't miss the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today.
Includes
  • Transportation from Krakow city center to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Skip-the-line ticket reservation
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point is in front of the Maltański Hotel at the bus stop Kiss+Ride.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

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    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
    • Please check-in at least 15 minutes before the departure time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

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    It was well organised and worth a visit but as the tours were 30 people it was quite crowded and a little rushed. There is a shop at the exit so wait to buy your gifts until you reach the exit. Take a packed lunch too as not enough time to eat at the restaurant there.

    March 9, 2020

    Place is absolutely amazing - must see if in krakow Our guide did not have a headset for her microphone and kept moving it away from her mouth which meant only some of her words were audible - the group found this challenging so we lost a few people Shame about that - but the place is definitely worth a visit - its amazing

    March 4, 2020

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