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From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

From £29.44 per person

Explore the medieval Wieliczka Salt Mine with an English-speaking guide and see original holes, galleries, ramps, lakes, chambers, and shafts. Follow a specially-prepared tourist route located 135 meters below ground.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Polish
Pickup optional
Pickup from your hotel in Krakow city center.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine with an English-speaking guide
  • Follow a special tourist route through the underground chambers
  • Learn the history of the salt mine, from the 13th century
  • Purchase unique souvenirs made from rock salt
  • Return to the surface on an original elevator
Full description
Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Kraków, and then travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking driver. Meet an English-speaking guide on arrival, and then descend beneath the ground to discover an extraordinary underground art museum. Walk down 800 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters, and experience the cooler temperature as you follow a route of around 2 kilometers through the different chambers. Currently one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments – and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – the salt mines feature dozens of statues and four chapels the miners carved out of the rock salt, along with extra carvings made by contemporary artists.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus with English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Permission to take photos at the salt mine (10 zloty)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the local partner’s shop on Ulica Backa.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You will need to walk down 800 steps to enter the salt mines. The return trip back to ground level is by original elevator
  • The hotel pickup time is subject to change. In the event of this occurring you will be informed by phone, email or at reception
  • Bring valid student ID if you book a reduced price ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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The guide was great and everything was superbly organized and on time. We walked in the Mine for 2.5 hours. It was like being in The Lord of the Rings :) We had a few breaks (including to go to the bathroom). You can take pictures and even buy some souvenirs inside the Mine. It's definitely worth to do it !

8 October 2021

Punctual transfer with driver who spoke English, very nice and helpful. He picked us up from the hotel and accompanied us to the entrance of the mine where we were taken over by a guide who illustrated the wonders of the mine in perfect Italian. At the end of the visit the driver picked us up at the point we had agreed upon and took us back to the hotel, chatting amiably. Super recommended.

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9 July 2021

Eventually spectacular

Although we had a timed ticket we had to stand around in various queues for about an hour before actually getting into the mine. There are lots of steps but handrails both sides. First set of steps was longest, about 390 I believe but we had several stops when we caught up with the previous group. Interesting information and some clever sculptures especially in the ‘cathedral’ which was an amazing spectacle with altar, biblical scenes including Last Supper, all carved in salt. Well worth visiting but could have done without standing for an hour before all the steps.

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15 September 2019

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Product ID: 80763