Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour


Lesser Poland, Poland

25.99 USD

1 - 10

2 hrs 30 mins


in Lesser Poland, Poland
From $25.99 USD
per person
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Tour Information


Overview
  • Visit one of the largest underground mining museums in the world, where white gold, as salt was called, was extracted from the ground. Skip the lines at Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the most fascinating and popular of all Polish monuments.

Location
  • Around:
    • Lesser Poland, Poland
  • Pickup: Arrive at Wieliczka ticket office (ul. Daniłowicza 10 32-020 Wieliczka. GPS: 49.9831029°N, 20.0556922°E) at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Please note that the local partner will send you a confirmation number one day before your activity. It must be presented at the ticket office and exchanged for a direct entry ticket.

Categories
  • Landmarks category Bus & Minivan Tours
  • Walking biking icon Walking Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

Additional
  • Price per person: $25.99
  • Size: 1 - 10 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: en, fr, es, de, pl, it, ru

Inclusion
  • Admission ticket for a guided tour
    Pre-booking fee
    Private or shared transportation from Krakow (if option selected)

Exclusion
  • Food and drinks
    Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour

Discover the wonders of the salt city on a 2.5-hour visit. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 meters! The micro-climate of the mine, by the way, has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies. You’ll be led through a number of chambers and see underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments. The underground labyrinth covers 9 levels at 64 to 327 meters below the surface of the earth. Nearly 2,400 chambers are connected with sidewalks, for a total length of 245km. The mine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1978. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established at the turn of the 19th century. The trail leads through numerous drifts and galleries where evidence of mining activity has been preserved. You’ll also 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 reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. The tour ends at a level that’s 135 meters below the surface, and you’ll return to the surface by elevator.

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Additional Information

• 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

Reviews

4.3 stars, based on 751 reviews
Anonymous – United Kingdom
Anonymous – United Kingdom
Long. Waited on a bus for 25 minutes at the end for other random people to buy stuff at the gift shop. Also the lift at the end was the size of a shower cubicle. They shoved 8 adults in there cheek to cheek during a socially distanced pandemic without any prior warning or consent, which made us really uncomfortable. Only got 3 minutes to look around the main chamber with all the salt sculptures. My group abandoned me while I was getting photos. Not magical tbh. Wouldn't rate or reccomended.
26/09/2021
Jade – United States
Jade – United States
The guided tour was a great way to spend an afternoon in krakow!
14/09/2021
Anonymous
Anonymous
Amazing, once in lifetime experience, it was like entering a completely different world
27/06/2021
Anonymous
Anonymous
We were picked up at the designated place and whisked away on the 25 minute journey in a lovely clean car. The mines themselves are like nothing I've ever encountered or even imagined! The tour guide was full of insights about the rooms as well as life down in the mines. There is ALOT of stairs (all going down) and you cover alot of distance so comfortable shoes are a must! At the end our driver met us and took us back to where we were picked up.
14/09/2020
Anonymous – United Kingdom
Anonymous – United Kingdom
The guided tour was excellent very impressive and well worth a visit.
12/03/2020
Bethan
Bethan
lots of steps but totally worth it!
09/03/2020
Michelle – Ireland
Michelle – Ireland
Be aware that at the start of the tour, there are a lot of wooden stairs to descend. I felt a bit panicked at first but it was fine, people took their time. As you go down, there are numbers on the wall. The bottom of the stairs is number 54, each flight was 6 steps. There is a lift at the end of the tour to bring you back up. And there's a restaurant in the mine to rest and have something to eat. It's worth the effort.
07/03/2020
Anonymous – United Kingdom
Anonymous – United Kingdom
Fab value for money, staff very helpful and the guide was informative and funny
02/03/2020
Ineke – Netherlands
Ineke – Netherlands
Easy booking. Clear instructions. Meeting point easy to find.
26/02/2020
Martin – United Kingdom
Martin – United Kingdom
Easy to find ticket office, guide very knowledgeable and gave us a great insight to the mines.
26/02/2020
Ruby – France
Ruby – France
Expect lots of walking, but nothing unbearable (had elderly and kids in my group and they were perfectly fine). Most of us took out our coats and jackets during the tour as it gets warm - 2 to 3 layers would be perfect. Tour guide was humorous yet informative; pace was perfect as well. Highly recommended!
25/02/2020
Julie – United Kingdom
Julie – United Kingdom
Fabulous trip, well worth a visit. Well organised trip with a fabulous English speaking guide.
24/02/2020
Cameron – United Kingdom
Cameron – United Kingdom
Excellent tour with a guide who had any information you wanted to know. Good experience but good walking shoes are required as the experience lasts around 2.5-3 hours.
23/02/2020
Rekha – France
Rekha – France
The guide was good
22/02/2020
Joanne – United Kingdom
Joanne – United Kingdom
Amazing place to visit, tour guide was fantastic and very funny!
21/02/2020
Joanne – United Kingdom
Joanne – United Kingdom
Fabulous visit must see while visiting Krakow
20/02/2020
Shawn – United Kingdom
Shawn – United Kingdom
Good but a bit rushed at times. Stairs were not as bad as I imagined, but not recommended for less mobile people. More chance of getting dizzy than tired going down stairs, turning 90 degrees every 6 steps. Seeing carved rock sculptures was amazing especially in the big chapel. Lift back up to surface was VERY cramped. 9 people into a very small cage!
16/02/2020
Anonymous – Greece
Anonymous – Greece
To meeting point είναι πολύ μακριά απ την κρακοβια στη περιοχή που είναι τα αλατορυχεια. Πρέπει να βρεις ο ίδιος τρόπο να πας και δεν συμφέρει
15/02/2020
Shane – Ireland
Shane – Ireland
brilliant tour, very well run with an amazing understanding of such a majestic place
15/02/2020
Michael
Michael
good tour but a lot of walking and quite tiring so be prepared for that.
13/02/2020
Herman – Belgium
Herman – Belgium
Train is best way to get there.
08/02/2020
teresa
teresa
Amazing trip. Great value for money. I would highly recommend it.
03/02/2020
Jake – United Kingdom
Jake – United Kingdom
Good day out.
27/01/2020
Barbara – United Kingdom
Barbara – United Kingdom
Very interesting. Do not need warm clothing as recommended.
25/01/2020
Adam – United Kingdom
Adam – United Kingdom
Convenient and efficient
23/01/2020
andrew – United Kingdom
andrew – United Kingdom
Plenty of walking but amazing experience
21/01/2020
Mariella – Malta
Mariella – Malta
Interesting explanation
19/01/2020
Chloe
Chloe
Our guide, Monika I think it was, was very funny and informative. This is a must see tour if you are visiting, it's absolutely amazing!
15/01/2020
Ben
Ben
Tour guide was excellent. She spoke very good English. Was happy to answer any questions and made the tour very interesting. A lot of walking and steps so if you struggle with stairs or walking a distance I'd suggest going on another tour. Highly recommended though. It's a very cheap taxi ride, UBER charged about £5 one way from Krakow centre.
11/01/2020
Flavia – United Kingdom
Flavia – United Kingdom
Easy to hear and understand, informative guide,
11/01/2020
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