Wieliczka Salt Mine tour

4.5 / 5 total 1779 reviews
Duration: 4.5 hours
Tour ID: 7059
Overview
Book this half-day Wieliczka Salt Mine excursion and a professional, English-speaking driver will pick you up at your Krakow hotel and drive you straight to the site, where a local guide will take you through the historic underground city.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation.

The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs, or by elevator now on special demand. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow.

One of the major benefits of visiting the Salt Mine is the health benefit of its special climate and its micro-element filled air.
Highlights
  • Knowledgeable tour guide (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French)
  • You must purchase a permit to take pictures at the mine.
  • The exit takes place via the elevator.
  • Touring in group up to 30 people.
  • IMPORTANT: Narrow paths of the route may appear claustrophobic.
  • The constant annual temperature along the tourist route is approx. 17-18C.
  • There are more than 800 steps to climb on the route, including 380 at the beginning.
  • Bus transport with a guide
  • Visit one of the most important UNESCO place in Poland
Good to Know
  • Duration Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Tour Start Time: MULTI
  • Tour End Time: MULTI
  • This tour is available: Every day
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Knowledgeable tour guide (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French)Knowledgeable tour guide (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French)
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Inclusions
  • • Pick up from meeting point in Kraków (Possibility of pick up from hotel need to be confirmed with local operator. Please contact at least the day before tour to set meeting point, otherwise please go to main meeting point Straszewskiego 14)
  • • Return air-conditioned transportation from Krakow
  • • English-speaking driver or tour leader
  • • Entrance tickets to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • • Licensed guide in your chosen language
Exclusions
  • • 10 zł pass to take photos
  • • Food and drinks
Meeting Point
Know Before You Go
  • • The elevator is used only to get to the surface from the bottom of the mine.
    • Bring warm clothing, as the temperature underground ranges between 14 and 16C
    • There are 800 steps to climb, and 350 of these are at the beginning, taking you down into the mine. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes
    • Smoking and the use of open fire in the mine is strictly forbidden
    • No animals are allowed in the mine. The mine does not offer any animal shelters of its own for your pets
    • Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10 cm are not permitted inside the museum - please leave them at your hotel
    • A wide range of comfortable vehicles are at your disposal, depending on the size of your group
    • Student tickets require valid student ID and be no older than 25 years old. Customers over 25 years old need to purchase adult ticket

    IMPORTANT: For all the Wieliczka Tours to date 31.12.2019 the meeting point is at 64 Grodzka Street, for tours in 2020 starting on the 2nd of January the meeting point is at 14 Straszewskiego Street.
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Reviewed by Naomi Giovani US   June 02, 2022
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Outstanding! Incredible! Amazing! Nothing prepared me for the wonders of the sights seen traveling into the mines. It was simply one of the best tours I have ever taken. Our guide spoke wonderful English and had a great sense of humor too. She took her time to ensure all questions or inquiries were addressed before moving on. The long walk down was punctuated with humorous comments. On our return to the top, while we were certainly packed into the elevator for the trip to the surface, it was fast and I did not find it distressing at all. Fantastic adventure! A must-see!

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Reviewed by Uncle_Retrospective GB   June 02, 2022
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Our guide was so friendly right from the start. Very knowledgeable about the tour. Answered any questions we had and was helpful with anything we needed. All around a great experience! You will not be disappointed.
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Reviewed by M.Peter NL   May 29, 2022
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Amazing tour, beautiful places to visit, Unforgettable experience. Our guide was so kind.
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Reviewed by Daniyal US   May 27, 2022
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Touring the Salt Mines was an incredible experience. Bring your best walking shoes because walking down over 400 narrow irregular stairs in dim light can be challenging, and your legs will definitely feel it the next day. What a marvelous work of human engineering and creativity! The fact that there were horses living and working so far under the surface of the earth is mind-boggling! This is a must-see experience.

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Reviewed by bado MY   May 26, 2022
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My tour guide was incredible!! She was very knowledgeable, helpful, and incredibly passionate. It is evident that she loves what she does and genuinely wants to connect people with this incredible experience.

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Reviewed by Ebba c US   May 26, 2022
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A wonderful salt mine tour Krakow guide. She did an excellent job. I would recommend this tour company to anyone who comes to this city.

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Reviewed by Esrok J KR   May 26, 2022
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I had an absolutely lovely salt mine tour Krakow with my tour guide who was a gem of a tour guide! He was so knowledgeable, engaging, and friendly, and was so great at finding me photo opportunities! Overall, it was a great experience, and I would definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed by Robert and Marcia Liang CA   May 25, 2022
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A fascinating place to visit that pictures do not do credit to. Incredible that all the carvings are made of salt and just continue to get better and better until the final stunning chapel. Discover Krakow picked us up at the hotel at the agreed time and transport, for the short trip, was in a comfortable minibus. The guide at the mine was very knowledgeable and brought to trip to life. We were in a perfect-sized group of 12 and were able to see and hear everything without ever feeling rushed. Recommend anyone going to Krakow to visit the salt mines and to do so with PrivateTour.Com.

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Reviewed by Fabry222 IT   May 20, 2022
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EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE!!! OUR TOUR GUIDE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO BE YOUR TOUR GUIDE IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A ASTONISHING DAY!

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Reviewed by Chrissie J DE   May 16, 2022
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it was extremely detailed and they both solved every question we had. The organization was perfect and they were always on time and willing to help.

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