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Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
Day trip

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
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Visit one of the largest underground mining museums in the world with this skip-the-line ticket to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Follow your guide through an underground world of chambers and lakes.

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Duration 2.5 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up at your chosen pickup location in Krakow. Please note that drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group available


  • Enjoy admission to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Explore and learn about the salt mine with a local guide
  • Marvel at the breathtaking underground galleries, chambers and lakes
  • Admire examples of sacred art related to the history of the mine
  • Spend some time at the world's largest mining heritage museum
Full description

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine with this entry ticket. Uncover the highlights of this massive salt mining complex on a guided tour. Reach a depth of 135 meters below the surface of the mine. 

Choose from a tour with or without transportation from Krakow and have the option to pick a tour with a private transportation service. Breeze past long lines with a skip-the-line ticket to this popular attraction. 

Discover the wonders of a salt mine on this guided visit. Starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 meters. Expereince the micro-climate of the mine which is thought to have a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.

Be led through a number of chambers and see underground lakes, shrines, and monuments carved from salt. Pass thorugh through numerous drifts and galleries where evidence of mining activity has been preserved.

See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends surrounding it. Wieliczka is also home to the world's largest mining heritage museum, with a collection of unique pieces of mining equipment from the Middle Ages.

The tour ends at a level that’s 135 meters below the surface. Return to the surface by elevator.

  • Entry ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Pre-booking fee
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 Celsius), so warm clothing is recommended, even in the summer
  • There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the beginning
  • Please note that this tour does not include routes accessible for wheelchairs
  • Students and senior citizens are required to present a valid photo ID with date of birth to receive a discount
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 4034 reviews

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Pick up point was exactly as described and easy to find. Bus was lovely and clean and driver good too, same upon return. Salt mine tour was great, our guide Izabela was very informative and easy to hear. Was a great time for the tour as wasn’t busy to walk around and didn’t get loads of tourists in any photos. Salt mine itself is amazing and well worth a trip. Definitely recommend.

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March 21, 2023

Fantastic adventure bit dubious as what to expect but was not let down the place is amazing from start to finish the guide was good but on some parts of it there are lots of things to take photos of and you have to hurry as the guide has already started talking to the few in the group about the next part of the mine

March 16, 2023

They day before the excursion you receive a whatsapp message of all the details on where to meet your guide etc, which was very helpful and clear. They send a photo image of where to meet and at what time. It was about 3hours long but very interesting and fun. It was not as cold as you would think underground. You reach a depth of 135m which is nearly a mile underground. The mines were absolutely amazing to look at and you do have a few theatrical elements to the tour too which was fun. Before ending you have the option to stop at a restaurant and have a quick bite to eat and a drink.

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March 15, 2023

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