Krakow Salt Mine Tour

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Have you ever dreamed of visiting a place that has been in use for over 700 years? With the Krakow Salt Mine Tour now is your chance!

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COMFORT tour includes:

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

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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

Taking a tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine is the best form of time travel for history buffs and everyone interested in cool things. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that many notable people visited for inspiration and health benefits long ago. After your tour, grab a bite to eat in the cafe and don’t forget to get some salt as a souvenir.

On the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour you will experience a mine that was in constant use from the 1300s to 2007 while getting a sense of what it felt like to be a miner hundreds of years ago through their art work etched into the rock.

Famous Poles visited this breathtaking location for centuries for its health benefits, a naturally filtered saline microclimate without any allergens, bacteria or fungi.

Experience the feeling of walking down a myriad of stairs, but do not worry, an authentic working mine lift will take you back to the surface. Apparently, if you lick the walls at any given point of the tour, they will be salty. Not that we’ve tried it…

Did you know?

Many chambers in the mine have some of the best acoustic environments in the world!

A picture of corridor formed in the salt mine by workers. A picture of corridor formed in the salt mine by workers.

Underground passages

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

A relief made in the salt of a shepherd leading a horse carrying a mother and baby. A relief made in the salt of a shepherd leading a horse carrying a mother and baby.

Salt chambers and sculptures

The sculptures of Wieliczka will help you understand how the lives of miners looked like at certain times. It is no doubt that religion was very important to them.

A picture Saint Kinga’s Chapel, carved in the salt mine. Saint Kinga lived during the thirteenth century and is known for her work with the poor and ill. A picture Saint Kinga’s Chapel, carved in the salt mine. Saint Kinga lived during the thirteenth century and is known for her work with the poor and ill.

St. Kinga's Chapel

The most fascinating and awe-inspiring place in Wieliczka is St. Kinga’s Chapel. Named for the patron saint of Poland and Lithuaniua, Saint Kinga.

About tour

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Tips

The constant temperature throughout the mine is 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit). That's why even in the summer months we advise you take a warm sweater.

Walking down the mine can be hard for some people. Remember that you have to walk down 380 steps to reach a depth of 135 meters. It is worth the sacrifice, but please mind your health. Remember to take comfortable shoes!

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Please note

If your accommodation is located within the city centre, areas with limited access for vehicles (such as: Rynek Glowny, Szewska St., Slawkowska St., Jagiellonska St., Grodzka St., Golebia St., Kopernika St., Szlak St., etc.) your pick up will be from an assigned convenient meeting point. Our pick up service covers the Old Town and Jewish district Kazimierz area.

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During high season, tours may be provided in the morning.

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The guide was fantastic, the mini bus man was fantastic and the tour was fantastic, i felt you as a company could not do anything to better the experience

Reviewed by: Valentina

Comment date: 2017-09-20

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Guide was excellent and really knew his stuff

Reviewed by: Diego

Comment date: 2017-09-15

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A busy entrance; guide well conducted

Reviewed by: Nigel

Comment date: 2017-08-27

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The driver was very nice and on time. I was very impressed with the guide whose name is unknown. He was very knowledgeable, spoke English well and could articulate the events in a manner that was clear, engaging and interesting. He was very serious but very good. I really liked him and learned a lot. It was an enriching experience.

Reviewed by: Deborah

Comment date: 2017-09-21

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Would have appreciated some time on our own after the excellent tour

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Comment date: 2017-09-02

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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 or meeting point in Krakow.

Is Wieliczka Salt Mine far from Krakow?

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

How long will the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour last?

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). Before heading back to Krakow again, please keep in mind, that you might queue for up to 15-30 minutes to use the authentic mine lift.

Do I 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 salt mine tour from Krakow take?

The tour itself lasted around 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 one (1) hour of sightseeing, during which 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 gift shop.

Can children visit the Salt Mine?

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

Can we visit the salt mine without guide's assistance?

For your safety and mine security, all visits to the Salt Mine are made only with a guide's assistance.

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

Yes. The saline microclimate is free of allergens, bacteria, and fungi. For those interested, you can even spend the night in the wonderful, healthy air in the centuries old mine.

Is there a lift I can use to go down into the mine with instead of stairs?

There is a specific tour catering to the physically impaired and/or handicapped. Just mention it when making your reservation with us! The lift is available ONLY for people who are disabled or have walking difficulties. Otherwise, a surcharge for using the lift applies. The availability of the lift can only be confirmed on the day of the tour and it cannot be booked in advance. The lift will take you to the -1 level, to get to -2 level, you must to take the stairs. Once the tour is finished, all groups go up by a lift located the -2 level.

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