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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pick Up

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pick Up

From US$ 38.95 per person

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s most popular attractions, on a guided tour with hotel pickup. Marvel at beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and lakes 135 meters underground.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration options: 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish
Optional audio guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup locations vary. More information will be provided at checkout.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a half day tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Learn from an expert English-speaking guide
  • Descend 140 meters underground for a 2.5-hour tour
  • Feel the amazing atmosphere in the chambers with statues made of salt
  • Visit the Chapel of the Blessed Kings
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in central Krakow
  • Entrance fee to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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

Not allowed

  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • Valid student ID allows you to get a youth discount
  • Please provide accommodation information when booking to be picked up directly from your accommodation address. Otherwise, you will be awaited at Garbarska 2, Krakow
  • Some hotels are situated in limited traffic areas and no direct pickup is possible. In that case, pickup is provided from the closest meeting point or hotel outside the restricted zone
  • This tour is not recommended if you struggle with claustrophobia or walking disabilities; there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start
  • The maximum size of hand luggage is 35 x 20 x 20 cm; if your luggage is bigger, you can leave it in the locked bus parked next to the museum
  • Taking photographs requires a special permit which can be purchased in the ticket office or during the visit itself and the cost is PLN 10
  • Please wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 208 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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The Salt Mine Tour, well Awesome is the only word I can use to describe it with, we were picked up from the Hotel (hotel Columbus) on time and driven to our destination about 25 minutes away where we were handed over to our Guide. We had to wait about 15 minutes for our Tour to begin, but there is a small coffee shop where you can purchase a drink and something to eat, fortunately the weather was dry as we had to wait outdoors. The tour lasted approximately 2 hours and our guide (Monica) was very knowledgeable. The temperature in the mines is constant all year round so you don't need to wrap up, I ended up taking my coat off as I was too warm. It's quite a trip descending to the bottom of the mine, about 800 stairs and if your not squeamish look down the center of the wooden stairs, it's a long way down. Other than Auschwitz, this was the highlight of our short Trip to Krakow Poland, a Beautiful City and the Polish people are just so helpful and friendly. This is a MUST DO tour

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February 28, 2020

Booking was easy and had to ring to cofirm where we were being picked up at and they were very helpful. Minis bus on time. The disappointing thing was how quickly we had to do the tour. I had my 84 yr old mum with me and althoigh she is fit it was hard work keeping up with the group. It felt very rushed. There was no time to appreciate the attraction or to take many photos. It was also very busy with the next group behind us all the time so we didnt feel that we could linger and take it all in.

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February 18, 2020

Hotel pickup was prompt, about 5 minutes after the agreed time which is fine. The drive to the mines took longer than expected due to a 15 minute detour to pick up two people at a hotel on the outskirts of town. But the van was comfortable enough so it wasn't that much of a hardship. The tour was really good, and I especially appreciated the audio devices. The live tour guide spoke into her headset and we could all hear her through the device, regardless how far away, as you always had one earphone in your ear and your own individual volume control on the device. The guide was clearly understandable and gave good relevant information. I'm a bit deaf and usually have to walk right next to the guide in order to hear, so it was a luxury to be able to pause where I wanted to, and still be engaged in the tour.

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February 3, 2020

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