Wieliczka Salt Mine & Old Jewish District Tours $6740

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Wieliczka Salt Mine & Old Jewish District Tours

Wieliczka Salt Mine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best form of time travel for history buffs. It’s visited for the breathtaking design and health benefits induced by its naturally filtered saline microclimate. During the tour, you will have a chance to explore a salt mine that was in constant use from the 1300s to 2007 and, through looking at the artwork etched into the rock, you will get a sense of what it felt like to be a miner hundreds of years ago. Apparently, if you lick the walls at any given point of the tour, they will be salty. Not that we’ve tried it…

Interested in seeing the real Krakow, where two cultures once coexisted? The Schindler’s List Tour is just for you! On the Schindler Tour, you will be guided around the former Jewish district of Krakow. You will not only see beautiful synagogues, but you will have a chance to visit one as well. See where the city came to life before the Second World War and explore various religious locations such as ritual bathhouses and a cemetery. Visit the ghetto square, where an art installation will shock you. Take in the former walls that enclosed the ghetto. See numerous sites used when shooting Spielberg’s Schindler's List. Afterwards, the guide will show you to the museum, where the tour ends.


All Tour Options Include:

  • The largest synagogue complex in Europe
  • Nowy Square
  • Schindler's Factory Museum
  • Shooting sites for Schindler's List
  • The Ghetto Square with chairs
  • Remnants of the Ghetto Wall
  • Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery
  • Szeroka street - the centre of the Jewish Quarter


What you will see in the Salt Mine?: 

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

Exemplary itinerary for the Comfort Tours

First Day:

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

  • Morning or Afternoon Pick up depends on the day
    We pick you up from central Krakow hotels and points of interest. Prepare for a 30 to 45-minute journey to the salt mine

  • Tour with a licensed guide
    After arrival at Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum, you will meet your guide, descend into the mine, and begin your tour.

  • Free Time
    After the tour, we provide a few minutes for you to grab a coffee, look at souvenirs, or even buy some locally-produced salt.

  • Transport back to Krakow
    We take you back to Krakow so that you can spend the evening as you like.

The Following Day:

Old Jewish District Walking Tour

  • 11:00
    Meeting with the guide at Kazimierz Hotel, Former Jewish District (the same meeting point for all tour options)

  • 11:00 - 12:15
    Visit Kazimierz - the Old Jewish Quarter, Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery

  • 12:20 - 13.00
    Ghetto Square and the Ghetto wall

  • 13:00 - 13.15
    Walk to the Schindler's Factory Museum

  • 13:15 - 13.30
    Tour ends at Schindler's Factory Museum. It takes about 1.5 hours to visit the museum


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Before you visit

Where is the meeting point for the Salt Mine tour? down up

Standard meeting point for the tour is located in the Jewish District, Starowiślna 65, Krakow.

Is Wieliczka Salt Mine far from Krakow? down up

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

How long will the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour last? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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? down up

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.

Do you offer the lowest price guarantee? down up

Yes, we do! Escape2Poland is all about getting our customers the best price out there. If you happen to find the same activity at a lower price, we will refund you the difference promptly. Please mind that the activity’s components must match the offer on our website and the same cancellation policy. That’s not all! Thanks to the promotions we run time and again, you can lower the price at checkout using special discount codes.

Why do the prices differ by day or from the last time I checked the website? down up

Two factors influence the prices on our website. One of them is the date you book the activity for. If you book at short notice, the prices may be higher. Another factor is availability – the number of seats or spots we have for a given tour. The higher the availability we have, the better the price you get.

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