Salt Mine Guided Tour in Wieliczka from Krakow

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From $64.59

30 reviews   (4.57)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Krakow, Krakow

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The salt mine in Wieliczka is famous for being Europe’s oldest salt mine, which has been operating for at least 700 years. Wieliczka’s salt mine is a unique tourist attraction, and is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List (listed among the twelve top sites). Get lost with wonder as you make your way through the labyrinth of tunnels, pits and chambers, all hewn out by hand from solid salt. Beautifully adorned chapels, underground lakes, and other hidden treasures are spread out on the three upper levels of the complex, ranging from 64 to 135 meters below the ground. Tourists can enjoy the three kilometre-long trail and a collection of objects related to the mine itself and mining industry.

What's Included

Admission ticket


Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned van

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Gratuities ( optional)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Poland Active - Day Tours

• Admission Ticket Free

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Your trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine will begin in the city centre or at your hotel in Krakow.

Wieliczka is only a short distance, 10km away from Kraków.

After a 30 minutes’ drive you will be there to begin your 2.5-hour wonder through the network of underground tunnels and labyrinths.

You’ll have to take approximately 360 steps down to the mine. Down in the mine there is a specific micro climate. Due to the high iodine content it is helpful in the treatment of respiratory problems.

The tour of the mine is guided by experienced professionals who will tell you all about the local history, legends and many interesting facts about the mine.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


carolmad, 18-01-2020
A thoroughbred enjoyable and informative tour with excellent guide. The museum was well presented but be aware you need to be quite fit to do this as you cover a king distance walking over 3 hours.
A marvel
Culture696588, 18-01-2020
It is amazing that people manually excavated to a depth of over 300 meters below ground in what you would call a labyrinth of tunnels and vast chamber's at extreme hight too. The structure is wondrous. I will not say what has been created at the depths on several levels as it will spoil visitors going to see such feet’s achieved. By the way you walk down but come back up in one of the original mine lifts, so don’t panic.
Well worth the visit. Just to let visitors know there is restoration work going on at the extreme depth. I was allowed and other tourists, with a guide down to 165 meters.
Not to be missed
robcU9262LY, 01-01-2020
This is a great place, so much bigger than you think,
You only do 1 percent of the Mine on the tour,
Definitely a must visit,
Annie1Birmingham, 08-12-2019
If I’m Krakow you must build it the Salt Mines. Brilliant and informative and totally unexpected. Thomasz our guide was funny and knowledgeable. Beware lots of walking but well worth it. Great value too.
Well worth a visit
Mike B, 08-11-2019
Well worth a visit lots of wooden steps down to the main attractions a long walk through the caves but nothing too strenuous amazing sight might feel a bit rushed with the tour guide

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