Guided tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From US$ 56.35 per person

Take a tour of the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine. Embark on a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site which combines nature, and history, a well as historic and contemporary art.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
Pickup optional
The supplier will pick you up from your hotel/apartment.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the vast subterranean world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Take of tour of its 20 chambers filled with art, machinery, and exhibitions
  • Descend to a depth of 135 meters below the ground to learn about salt mining
  • Check out its unique acoustic properties and admire a light installation
  • View the historic and contemporary art installations which fill the space
Full description

Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Krakow. Walk the labyrinthine passages, marvel at the chapels and chambers, and be wowed by the statues and art installations of the mine. Let your guide take you down winding corridors and into salt caves.

Enjoy transportation from Krakow, then descend 800 stairs to a depth of 135 meters to enter what feels like an underground salt city. Be awed by chambers of salt sculptures, art exhibitions, and old machinery from the days when it was a functioning salt mine.

See how salt was extracted as you learn about the space's history from your guide. Pause to listen to the unique acoustic properties which come from the nature of the space. Hear how Chopin sounds in this environment, accompanied by spectacular underground lighting.

Learn about the health properties of the salt mine as you tour its multiple chambers. At the conclusion of your experience, head back to the vehicle for transportation back to Krakow.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission tickets
  • Licensed guide
  • Bus transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Pick up from Kiss&Ride point: Wielopole street 2.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Making fire

Know before you go

  • The temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16° C
  • There are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 217 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Worth a visit-a lot of walking-only other complaint would be the guide-we were at the back of the group when he got to a point of interest and started talking he was halfway through what he had to say by the time we caught up-he should have waited til everyone was there before starting his talk-we missed out on a lot of information because of this.

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October 31, 2022

We were picked up on time right outside our apartment as advised by email/text the day before. The driver was very friendly & gave us the necessary instructions on how the tour would work - timings etc The salt mine tour itself was great. Tour guide was very entertaining. I wouldn’t recommend it if you do get claustrophobic though. The main chapel within the salt mine was just stunning. Lots of walking, so be prepared.

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September 28, 2022

Very interesting and well conducted visit. Unfortunately, when you want to take a few photos, the pace is too fast and you have to choose between the guide's comments or the memories that you immortalize with your camera. A must-visit place! 4/5 stars for the quality / price ratio because the transport support remains quite expensive.

September 7, 2022

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