Guided tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeeKrakow

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeeKrakow
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From US$ 35.48 per person

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Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest mines and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 4 to 5-hour tour. Explore remarkable underground corridors and carved chapels and see why this site attracts over 1 million tourists every year.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
The exact pick-up time will be confirmed via email separate email after booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine, an UNESCO World Heritage Site on this 4 to 5-hour tour from Krakow
  • Discover the mine’s remarkable corridors and excavations
  • Marvel at historic carvings and statues, made from salt taken out of the mine
  • Learn about the fascinating history of this remarkably preserved site
Full description
Visit one of the world’s most remarkably preserved mines, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, on this trip from Krakow. Dating back to the 13th century, this mine produced table salt up until the year 2007 and was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Lying on nine levels, the mine’s original excavations stretch for the total of 300 kilometers, reaching a depth of up to 327 meters. Descend into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1st level (at a depth of 64 meters) and return to the surface by lift from the 3rd level (at a depth of 135 meters). Marvel at the Wieliczka Mine’s impressive corridors as well as its remarkable statues and figures. Carved into walls of rock salt by miners or sculpted from dissolved salt by contemporary artists, these works of art help to describe the rich past of this historic site. The mine also has a long tradition of tourism attracting famous visitors such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Frederic Chopin. Take in the history of this important historic site, before taking the short trip back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Return (roundtrip) transportation from Krakow
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Tour leader
  • Admission fees
  • Food & drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The bus bay at Wielopole Str.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • Unavailable dates: 1 Jan, Easter Sunday, 1 November, and 24, and 25 December.
  • Bringing luggage to the mine is not allowed with the exception of hand baggage. Hand baggage is considered to be luggage of maximum dimensions 35cm x 20cm x 20cm.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2555 reviews

Review summary

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

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First of All the guide inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine was incredible and a very cheerful person. I guess we should have had a little more time buying souvenirs and the tour inside the mines was 2 hours. Everything else was the transportation and the waiting time. All in all I would recommend this app and I will definitely choose it again!!

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October 28, 2022

Very good tour. Guide was knowledgeable and did a great job of informing us of the itinerary the e tire time. We paid for the 4 hour tour so I know it was quick. I do wish they would have communicated opportunities to purchase souvenirs. I assumed there would be time at the end but we left pretty quickly. Other than that, fantastic tour!

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November 28, 2021

Picked up promptly from the hotel, lovely comfortable minibus and a very friendly driver. They said to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking down stairs and not we’re they right. But trust me, it was worth EVERY STEP. It’s such an impressive work of industrial art, and awe inspiring. Very informed tour guide and you are given all the time you need to take in the amazing sights. Definitely worth the money.

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March 12, 2020

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