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From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

From US$ 47.57 per person

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO-listed site, on a half-day tour. See the underground lakes, caves and chapels with a professional guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Polish
Pickup optional
The exact pickup time will be provided by email by the local partner within 24 hours of your booking. Make sure to check your inbox and/or junk/spam box for the exact pickup time from your hotel. Your pickup time may be different than the one indicated on your GetYourGuide voucher.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, dating from the 13th century
  • See underground caves, lakes, chambers and chapels
  • Hear about the history of the mine from a professional guide
Full description
Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow. Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time. Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.
Includes
  • Pick-up/drop off at all central Krakow hotels and apartments (if option selected)
  • Transportation by modern Mercedes minibus with Wi-Fi access
  • 2.5-hour guided tour at the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Insurance
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Headphones inside the Salt Mine
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional photo permission (10 PLN to purchase inside the Salt Mine)
  • Gratuity for driver
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for anyone with claustrophobia
  • The sightseeing route for wheelchair users is different than the main tourist route through the mine
  • This guided tour has a maximum size of 40 guests in Wieliczka Salt Mine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 242 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Super nice place to visit, and interesting story about the many chambers. However, you can feel that the guide goes on the trip many times a day, so it got a little strong, with an accent, so I had to stand close to the guide to understand what he said. English, which our trip was on, is probably better not my first language. It was a shame as most of my group would rather not have English as a mother tongue.

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January 6, 2022

It was awesome! The French guide is super funny and told us all about the history of the mine. You go down a lot of stairs at the start but it's worth it! You are allowed to take photos and you will find several souvenir shops. Don't worry, the return is by elevator :)

December 28, 2021

Excellent driver. The St. Kingas Church inside the mine was the reason for our visit. Otherwise it had much of a Dis St.ney-like visit. Very well graded walking paths, and incredibly clean. Been to 3 other salts mines in the last 2 weeks, this one was the least informative about the actual mining and extraction process, however our guide was well informed.

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October 10, 2021

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