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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour from Kraków

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour from Kraków

From US$ 56.69 per person

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a half-day tour from Kraków. Descend underground, hear its history, and walk through the many tunnels and chambers of the mine. See an underground lake and a church with carvings, monuments, and altars made out of salt.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation in Kraków

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a unique underground city with developed infrastructure
  • Learn more about the mine and the Polish miners who worked there
  • Wander through the tunnels and travel between 20 different chambers
  • Explore the underground church with its carvings, altars, and monuments sculpted in salt
  • Walk along the banks of an underground lake
Full description
Travel from Kraków to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and explore this underground world with a half-day tour. Upon arriving at the mine, you will descend more than 380 steps to get to the first level, 210 feet (64 meters) below the ground. Your guide will provide you with insight into the mysteries of the mine, the people who have worked there, and the powers of nature that have ruled the mine. You will then see 20 chambers, including the most beautiful one, St. Kinga's Chapel. This is an underground church that will enchant you with its carvings, altars, and monuments sculpted in salt. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the wonderful spectacle on the bank of one of the salt lakes inside the mine as music from Chopin plays overhead. Then head to the third level, 443 feet (135 meters) below the surface, before riding a lift back to the top.
Includes
  • Transportation by minivan/bus
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Licensed tour guide in the salt mine
  • Headphones to hear your guide
  • Food and beverages (you can bring your food along)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please bring warm clothing and comfortable shoes. The temperature underground ranges from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I am satisfied with your services except that we arrived at the salt mine around 10:18-19 for a scheduled visit at 10:15. We were a group of 6 French, I think we could have expected. We had to wait until 12:15 which disrupted our afternoon for our organization. Our stay being short it disappointed us. Allow longer pick-up times for next tourists. Couldn't we have a little compensation?

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November 14, 2018

Wieliczka great, organization GetYourGuide poor

A visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an absolute must when visiting Kraków. Very impressive tour of the tunnels and various halls. You have to be aware that it is a great tourist attraction with a lot of visitors. In this case, some crowding and waiting are part of it. The mine can only be visited on a guided tour and is offered in different languages. An audio guide will be given. The audio system is out of date and communication was difficult to understand, sometimes it was interrupted when you were a little further away from the guide. Despite these flaws, I can highly recommend a tour of the Wieliczka salt mine.

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August 28, 2018

Es war eine tolle Tour! Unser Fahrer Victor war super freundlich und auch sehr kommunikativ. Es klappte alles sehr gut, obwohl wir erst am Abend vorher gebucht hatten. Wir würden pünktlich vom Hotel abgeholt. Die Tour durch das Salzbergwerk war zudem sehr interessant. Ich würde jedem diese Tour weiter empfehlen! Danke für die tolle Tour und die nette Fahrt!

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August 11, 2021

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