Krakow Salt Mine Tour

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The salt mine tour was superb, with attention to detail, very well organised. Janet, Brighton

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QUALITY tour includes:

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Transport to the Salt Mine
  • English speaking Guide
  • All fees and tickets included
  • Transport back to Krakow

Small Groups

We keep our groups small, so the visit
is more personal and comfortable

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Parties 4+, students & early birds get extra discounts. All available on-line

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What you will see

In your programme:

  • St. Kinga's Chapel
  • Underground passages
  • Salt chambers and sculptures
  • Mining tools & machines
  • Saline corridors & passages
  • Genuine saline lakes

Underground Magic

One of the oldest salt mines in the world, it is also a perfect example of miner art. It’s no wonder that Wieliczka Salt Mine was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List - this place is absolutely unique for all kind of tourists.

The Salt Mine tour gives you a unique opportunity to venture into the maze, walking through skilfully crafted salt chambers and to see breathtaking salt churches with extraordinary sculptures. Moreover, the air in the Salt Mine is apparently very good for your health!

Visiting Wieliczka is a form of time travel too... Its chambers relate to historical events and characters, so it is an ideal place to learn Polish history.

Wieliczka is a MUST-SEE!

A visit to Wieliczka is a truly marvellous experience. You will be amazed with the stunnning views and you’ll never forget this adventure.

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Underground passages

The journey through real labyrinth of salline corridors will give you a chance to explore the extraordinary landscapes of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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Salt chambers and sculptures

The sculptures of Wieliczka will help you to understand and see how the life of Miners looked like at the time.

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St. Kinga's Chapel

The most fascinating and incredible place in Wieliczka. The tour stops there for a moment, so everybody can reflect on the beauty of this place.

About tour

Standard itinerary for the Quality Tour

Pick up & Transport
Afternoon pick-up around 16:00*, depending on your location, and 50 min journey to the Salt Mine.

*Subject to changes depending on the Museum guide's availability. During the high season the tour might be in the morning.

Tour
Visitors enter the Mine descending a 380-step staircase to Level 1 (135 metres below ground level). You walk around the mines and corridors accompanied by the licenced guide. The return to the surface is by lift.

The tour takes around 2 hrs.

Transport back to Krakow
You will be dropped off at your accommodation or by the Market Square if requested

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Our tip

The temperature in the Mine, though constant, is rather low +14 ‘C (57 F). That's why even in the summer time we advise to take warm clothes.

Walking down the mine can be hard for some people. Remember that you have to pass over 380 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters. It’s worth the sacrifice to see it all, but mind your health and take comfortable shoes.

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Please note

If your accommodation is located within the city centre area with limited access for vehicles such as: Rynek Glowny, Szewska St, Slawkowska St, Jagiellonska St, Grodzka St, Golebia St as well as Kopernika St and Szlak St. your pick up will be from an assigned convenient meeting point.
Our pick up service covers the Old Town and Jewish district Kazimierz area.
Please note - For Qaulity tour: Due to road works untill the end of August, if your accommodation is located on following streets: Radziwillowska, Szlak, Strzelecka, Lubicz, Westerplatte, Basztowa, plac Matejki, Pawia, Ogrodowa, we will set up a meeting point as close as possible. For more details please contact our office.

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Please note

During high season the tour may be provided in the morning/early afternoon.

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Excellent trip, superseded my expectations
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Dominica was very good and had a very good sense of humour.

Reviewed by: Teresa

Comment date: 2016-06-11

10.0

I really different experience, I didn't know what to expect from this tour, but I really enjoyed it and found it a really interesting tour , our guide was once again very knowledgeable.

Reviewed by: Vanessa

Comment date: 2016-05-24

10.0

Excellent trip, superseded my expectations and our guide Dominique was wonderful

Reviewed by: Thomas

Comment date: 2016-05-15

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Nothing major.Just let customers know there is 450+ steps to climb down when you first enter the Mine.Advise customers to wear a coat as it can get cold down there and wear sensible footwear.

Reviewed by: Pat

Comment date: 2016-05-01

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Before your visit

Where is the meeting point for the Salt Mine tour?

You will be picked up for the tour from your accommodation in Krakow.

Is Wieliczka Salt Mine far from Krakow?

Wieliczka Salt Mine is located around 8 miles from the centre of Krakow.

How long does the trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine take ?

The journey from Krakow to the Salt Mine takes around 30-50 minutes, depending on the traffic. The sightseeing takes between 1,5 h and 2 hours (including some free time after the tour). Please note the way up using the lift may take another 15-30 minutes.

Do we need to pay for the entrance tickets to the Salt Mine?

All entrance fees and tickets are already included in the price of the tour. There are no hidden costs.

Is the whole Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour underground?

Yes, the whole Salt Mine tour takes place underground in the chambers and passages of the old mine.

What kind of clothes should we wear?

It might be chilly underground so please have some warm clothes for the tour. The temperature in Wieliczka Salt Mine is usually around 14 degrees Celcius.

I'm an elderly person, will I need to walk a lot?

The tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties as it requires ascending and descending long staircases.

Can we take pictures in the Salt Mine?

To take pictures at the Salt Mine, visitors need to make an additional payment of 10PLN (around 2 GBP).

How long does the sightseeing take?

The sightseeing (including some free time after the tour) may take between 1,5 h to 2 hours. It might take another 15-30 minutes to make your way up using the lift, depending on the number of visitors.

Will there be a break during the tour?

Yes, the first break is after 1 hour of sightseeing - during that time you can get some snacks or go to the toilet. The other break is after the tour is finished, you have around 10-15 minutes to use the toilet or buy some souvenirs in the Mine's shop

Can children visit the Salt Mine?

Yes, children of all ages can visit the Salt Mine. Please note, however, that there are about 700 steps to descend so it is advisable to leave the prams at the luggage room located overground.

Can we visit the Salt Mine without guide's assistance?

All visits to the Salt Mine are made only with a guide's assistance due to security reasons.

Is it true that the air in Wieliczka Salt Mine has healing properties?

Yes, it is true. The air does have healing properties - it helps in treating allergies, asthma and other ailments.

Can we descend to the Mine in a lift instead of taking the stairs?

The lift is available (free of charge) only for people who are either disabled or have walking difficulties. Otherwise, a surcharge for using the lift applies. The availability of the lift can be confirmed on the day of the tour and it cannot be booked in advance - the lift may be unavailable due to a technical control. The lift will take you only to -1 level, to get to -2 level, you need to take the stairs. Once the tour is finished, all groups go up by a lift located the -2 level.

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