Guided tour

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow

From US$ 32.53 per person

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 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Russian, German, Spanish, French, Italian, English, Ukrainian
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up at your chosen place in downtown Krakow.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • Admission ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Pre-booking fee
  • Private or shared transportation from Krakow (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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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

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3456 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Very informative and interesting, our English Speaking guide was lovely but we feel she did feel pressured to speed up our tour as there was another guide hot on our heels all the way round..until we got to the first refreshment break, which meant we didn't get as many photographs as we would have wished to. Also the guide started her explanations before the whole group were together and being a group of 35..many missed alot of information. But all in all it was an excellent trip.

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September 22, 2022

A short minibus ride from Krakow and we were at the Wieliczka Salt Mine; minibus very clean and efficient... plenty of time for comfort break then we were in the mine with an excellent funny, witty guide who showed us through the tunnels and into this vast and elaborate phenomena that is the salt mine. It truly is something not to be missed, with its impressive galleries, chambers, corridors, and elaborate cathedral-like central area. Much more than I expected, and highly recommended.

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September 14, 2022

This is my second visit to the Salt Mines. The first time, I took the regular city bus and changed twice and stood in line for over an hour to get in. This tour bus was worth it. I wasn’t sure how to pick up tickets and the customer service was fast to answer my questions just hours before the bus left. The shuttle bus was comfortable and had plugs to charge your phone. They dropped us off not to far from the Salt Mines and had to wait maybe 5 minutes to get in. Perfect for a bathroom break. And the only thing is you don’t get that much time to look around the gift shop before leaving to the shuttle bus. But that is a minor detail. Overall I would highly recommend the experience!

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September 11, 2022

Product ID: 88085