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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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Welcome to the salt city! The UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine is among Poland’s most precious and fascinating sights. Visit several vast chambers, admire magical underground lakes, and see impressive artworks carved out of salt on an unforgettable tour 135 metres below the mine’s surface.

Duration: 4.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
We were well looked after on their wonderful tour. Pickup and drop off were reliable, as was the handover to the onsite guide. The van was clean, roomy, comfortable.
We tour itself was very interesting and we highly recommend it when on vacation in Krakow.
C.
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Highlights

  • Explore vast underground galleries and chambers
  • Admire magical underground lakes
  • See impressive artworks carved out of salt
  • Enjoy the many positive health benefits of the mine’s microclimate
  • Take a ride in a traditional mining elevator

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Description

The Wieliczka Salt Mine was once one of the biggest and most profitable "white gold" mines in the world.

The first tourist trail inside this underground labyrinth was established at the turn of the 19th century. A couple of centuries later, in 1978, the mine was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Now the largest mining museum in the world, it features an extensive collection of unique equipment that reflects the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries, and chambers where traces of mining activity and sacred artworks depicting the mine’s history have been preserved. Additionally, the mine’s microclimate is beneficial to visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.

At the beginning of the tour, we’ll descend the steps into the mine to a depth of 64 metres. We’ll then explore a number of chambers, passing impressive monuments carved out of salt and magical underground lakes. The tour finishes 135 metres below ground. We’ll return to the surface by elevator.

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What’s included & not included

  • Pick up and drop off in the centre of Krakow
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine admission fee
  • Professional guide
  • Additional fees (e.g. photography fee)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Meeting point

Straszewskiego 14

Reviews from travellers (15)

4.8/5

V
Everything was good.
H
They arrived on time, the drivers were good too! Salt Mines is a must see! Great experience :D Beautiful carvings and a great tour guide!! He was so funny and interesting :D
K
We booked through the hotel on arrival into Krakow to go to Auschwitz and the Salt Mines. It was brilliant value for money and we thoroughly enjoyed the trips. Auschwitz was very emotional but something that everyone should visit if they get the chance.
The Salt Mines were amazing although be aware of the 380 steps down straight away and then a couple of hundred after. You do get a lift up (thank god).
P
We did the Salt mines tour in the afternoon, which was fantastic experience, lots of steps down, so people with walking problems would struggle. Dont worry you get the lift for your return to the surface. We were picked up from the hotel and dropped off at the end of the day.
R
My wife and I took 2 tours with this company last week. The first was the Auschwitz and Birkenhau Tour. We were well looked after by the Discover Tour guide and driver. When we got to Auschwitz we were handed over to one of their tour guides. I believe her name was Anna. She looked after us for the Auschwitz and Birkenhau part. She was a very good tour guide who spoke good English. She had a passion in what she was telling us and was very emotional with it. She was very knowledgeable about the 2 sights and was not following a script like some tour guide do. The next day we went with Discover Cracow to the Salt Mine and once again we were well looked after. The company tour guide took us through the Salt Mine with one of the Salt Mine guides and once again we were provided with detailed account of the history of the mine. Both the Auschwitz and Salt Mine tour are well worth doing whist in Krakow and in my opinion Discover Cracow is a good company to do it with.

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4.7/5

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Brilliant tour - gave us an insight to Krakow that we wouldn't have got any other way. Luckily we were the only ones on the tour - it was very personalised.
Saw much of the old Krakow that is on the road less troden that few other tourtists would experience. Gingerbread vodka and dumbling jars one of the many indellible memories. thanks so much, we're still talking about the day some weeks later.
Do yourself a favor, book this tour and don't look any further!
I'm extremely glad I booked this tour! Everyone involved were very helpful and knowledgeable. The bus they use it's comfortable; and the pace is very manageable. They will come to pick you up (and drop you off) at your hotel if you request to. Small group, which is great because you may even get to know other people in the group. They provide you with a good size lunch; the guides are very knowledgeable and they make a very good effort to keep the group together. Truly enjoyed this tour. I haven't downloaded my images from my camera, so I hope I can come back and upload them later.
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Tour operated by: Discover Cracow