Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour From Krakow

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Overview

Visit the legendary salt mines of Wieliczka near Krakow for a half-day guided tour and admire the beautiful salt sculptures made with "white gold".

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Instant Confirmation

Know More about this tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish monuments. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as the beginning of the19th century. A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978).

The underground path leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of art, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and its legends. Wieliczka is the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. Moreover, the microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.

The tour starts with a descent of 64 meters by stairs. You are then led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at the level of 135 meters below the surface and the return to the surface is by lift.

Inclusions for Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour From Krakow

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels in Krakow
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions for Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour From Krakow

  • Food and drinks
  • Fee for photographing (available to purchase - around 2.50 Euros)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start)

Not recommended for participants with claustrophobia

Temperature at the Salt Mine is constant (around 14 degrees), please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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129 reviews by the users

  • Enjoyable tour and not something we had ever seen before. Worth a look at the amazing statues and chapels the miners had produced.

  • Fantastic tour!

  • Did not know what to expect on this tour but the experience was well worth it. Fantastic engineering-amazing carvings well worth a trip

  • the salt mine chapels were incredible and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

  • The tour was well organised and well executed, with just the right amount of time spent in the mines. The tour guide told jokes when going around the mine and it was really good fun with some of the banter he was coming out with, the only small criticism would just be that there were a couple of moments when I could not understand what he had said because of his accent. This was literally only a couple of times this happened.

  • 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 mini bus. The guide at the mine was very knowledgeable and really brought to trip to life. We were in a perfect sized group 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 Discover Krakow.

  • Not sure what I expected when we went here but it was beautiful and well worth the trip. Krakow was raining for the few days we were there so this was a nice dry day below ground. Our guide told us we could lick the walls if we didn't believe her it was all salt, followed by over 900 people visit a day during peak season, i wonder how many actually try it. The chaple at the very end is the most amazing carvings I have ever seen!

  • What a great experience this was. More so for my Wife than for me. I wear hearing aids and was unable to hear the tour guide via the equipment provided. My Wife could hear her although it was very faint she said. Perhaps this is one area where an improvement could be made. Apart from that, this was a superb day out. Quite amazing. Not just the carvings but everything about the place. It is enormous. Cavernous in places. We were forunate enough to be there when there was a church service taking place 110 metres below ground!!. The choir were singing and it was simply wonderful to hear. The accoustics are amazing. I don't wish to spoil it for anyone who has not been there but this, like Auschwitz and Birkenau, is a must do experience if in Krakow. I would also like to say that, although arranged through Viator, they, in turn, arranged everything we did, from airport collection, the tours etc., right through to airport drop off at the end of our trip with Discover Cracow. They were amazing. 10 out of 10 to both them and Viator.

  • Amazing visit . Personally I prefer natural caves to the man made structures in the salt mines .

  • Excellent tour, an amazing place to go and see. We were blown away by some of the chambers inside the mine, so beautiful.

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