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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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Reviewed by Carol

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.

This operator has 76 reviews for other tours

4.7/5

Excellent informative tour
Nice small group, excellent guide with extensive knowledge
A nice small group of only 15 people. We booked the early tour to be there before the crowds but on arrival we were given half and hour break. By the time our tour started several coach loads had turned up and were ahead of us so it was relatively busy and some parts quite crowded. The break would have been better served at the end of the tour so we had time to eat lunch rather than the 10 minutes we got then.

The tour guide however was excellent and very knowledgeable, able to answer all questions. She was very considerate of a few guests who found it hard going with the pace and all the walking.

Although excellent, the tour is very rushed and you dont get to see everything only the major parts of interest and you are rushed through some of the blocks. It is very good as an overview.
Quite good tour
The tour was quite good overall. The time schedule was more or less what it was supposed to be. The tour guide was informative in general but after some time I felt she was repeating herself and i was not getting new information. In Birkenau (second part of the tour) we had no headphones which made things a bit more difficult but it was still ok.
One remark, is about the pick-up from the hotel feature of the tour. I asked if it was possible to be picked up from my hotel and i was told it is not possible which was not a problem for me. Same thing happened with more people i guess. If you cannot offer pick up from the hotel, you should not advertise it as something definite but something possible.
Great Tour
We would definitely recommend this tour. It left quite early in the morning but this is a good thing as we got there quite early and before most of the large tour buses. We were able to get into the site quickly and through the buildings without huge queues. When we saw the amount of people behind us in big tours we were very happy we had decided to go on this early morning tour. We were happy with the pace and the information as it is a grim topic and we felt we saw and heard enough. Overall we would recommend this tour and especially the early morning is worth it.
B
Polish Folk Show & Dinner, Krakow - July 2017
Booked online and arrived half an hour earlier to obtain a good seat and redeemed our paperwork. We were seated comfortably near the stage, but then the waiter came back to us and questioned whether our paperwork was actually a ticket (which it was so problem solved), but annoying. We had also spoken to him the previous afternoon as we did a recce on the location.
We then placed our dinner orders, but although being the first to do so, we were actually the last to be served by which time our food was cold. A group of four people who had just turned up on the night were fussed over and then had finished their dinner long before ours even arrived!
The entertainment was fairly good, but a lot of audience participation.
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Tour operated by: Discover Cracow