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Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

4.8 / 5

85 reviews

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Hotel Pickup

From US$ 61.43 per person

Visit the wonderous Wieliczka Salt Mine, on a small-group guided tour that includes pickup service from your accommodation in Krakow. Marvel at beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and underground lakes.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please be ready outside your accommodation at the start time indicated on your confirmation voucher. Allow up to 15 minutes delay in case of any traffic problems.

The Original experience

Itinerary
3 hours
  • Krakow

  • 30 minutes
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine (guided tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Embark on a fully-guided journey from Krakow to the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Descend 140 meters underground into one of the world’s oldest working salt mines
  • See life-size statues, impressive chapels, and intricate altars carved out of salt
  • Explore 3 underground levels and discover the mine's history and cultural importance
  • Enjoy door-to-door pickup and drop-off service from your hotel or accommodation
Full description

Benefit from door-to-door transportation from your Krakow accommodation to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine. Join a small tour group no larger than 20 people and take a guided tour through the stunning 13th-century UNESCO-listed site while witnessing beautiful chambers carved in salt. 

Start with a pickup service from your hotel or accommodation by your driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. As you drive, listen as your guide introduces you to the history and cultural importance of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest working salt mines.

Once you arrive at the salt mine, be met by one of the mine's official guides. Enter the mine chambers and descend down through a wooden stairway with 378 stairs, taking you 64 meters underground to reach the first level of the mine.

Continue further down through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. Visit the underground museum exhibiting mining machines and equipment used to produce table salt for over 700 years.

See a subterranean lake and admire the chapels, altars, and unique statues that have been carved by miners out of rock salt. Learn about why this tradition came to be and the efforts that go into preserving these salty works of art.

After an awe-inspiring journey through 3 underground levels, take a lift back up to the main ground level. Meet back up with your tour guide who will drop you off back at your accommodation in Krakow.

Includes
  • Entrance ticket
  • Hotel or accommodation pickup and drop-off service
  • English-speaking driver/guide throughout the tour
  • English-speaking and official guide from the Salt Mine Museum
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Water
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • There is no elevator to go to the underground chambers. This activity consists of over 800 steps and a 2.5 km-long walking route
    • There is no cell phone reception inside the salt mine
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 85 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5

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    The whole experience from start to finish was excellent, our guide Marek was spot on time to pick us up from our hotel, he was friendly and spoke very good English. He explained what would happen throughout our tour to the salt mine and also answered questions about other attractions in Krakow and life in general for the Polish people. The transport was spotless and M was a very good driver. Thank you Marek.

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    January 16, 2022

    Great tour! It was very organized, and we saw a lot more than if we had done individual tours. Our guide was so gracious, and accommodated our request to be dropped off at a location other than our hotel. We also loved the salt gifts our guide gave us at the end of the tour!

    December 30, 2021

    Great trip. Our driver was on time and we had a smooth transfer to the mine. The commentary was hard to hear as our mine guide wore a mask (maybe a clear visor may be better for the lipreaders) and we were followed by a very noisy school party. Whilst this didnt spoil the visit, we would have liked more commentary. Lastly, leave your coat on the bus. its very warm down there and lugging your coat becomes a bind. Lots of steps to descend and lots of walking. Not a trip for those who have poor mobility.

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    December 15, 2021

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