Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow - in Krakow - LikeALocal Guide

Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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47 EUR

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.
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  • 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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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)


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.
Absolute must do!
The tour is approx 2 hours long with a short break in the middle. It is very interesting and informative. Our tour guide was great. Toilets are free here but the will try get an extra tip. Loved this experience. We got a salt lamp from the stalls outside as they are cheap than the ones found inside! Would highly recommend this tour.
I have rarely seen anything this extraordinary. You start by going down a 'spiral' staircase that is square in cross-section and which seems infinite. There follows a 2 km walk though tunnels that frequently widen into display areas, chapels, ponds, son et lumiere, caverns. It is one wonder after another, difficult to encapsulate in words or pictures. The return to the surface is, mercifully, by a fast lift. Salt carvings, salt chandeliers, Salt statues. Goethe apparently called it a 'wonder of the world' in the 1790s - I have to agree with him. Our trip was marred slightly by a guide who thought that his role was to tell jokes rather than introduce the mine - but the sheer profusion and scale of the exhibits shone through his frail ego. I overheard other guides who were excellent. It is absolutely fascinating - please go! I went as part of a group - a category not included below in trip Advisor's list, so I have had to tick 'solo'.

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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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