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Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow

  • Learn the history of Wieliczka Salt Mine with a guided tour
  • Explore the subterranean wonders of this 700-year-old mine
  • Admire the delicate details of sculptures carved into salt
Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
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Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
From US$53.21
Descend into another universe with a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this 4-hour tour from Krakow. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its sophisticated salt sculptures, dates back to the 13th century. Your guide will shed light on the fascinating history and cultural significance of this unique site.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Matejko Square in Krakow’s historic center. Board the bus to begin your 4-hour tour and listen to your leader’s description of the mine history as you travel the 30 minutes to Wieliczka. Once you arrive, you’ll walk to the salt mine and have time for a snack or restroom break.
You’ll then descend the 380 steps to the first level of the mine. Your guide will share information on the rich history of Wieliczka, dating back seven centuries. You’ll discover another world of salt lakes, caves, winding tunnels, and elaborate salt sculptures. On this 2-hour visit, travelers will walk 1.8 miles (2.5 km) and climb down 820 steps.
Stop at the underground gift shop for distinctive salt-related souvenirs, then journey back to ground level by elevator. You’ll board the bus to Krakow, where your tour concludes in Matejko Square.
Reviews (37)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2018
Make your own way there and be wary of organised tours.

The salt mine is fascinating and well worth a visit but I would not recommend using the bus tour groups. Make your own way there and book on to the first available English tour. It will cost you half the price of an advertised tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelersTips
Reviewed 26 November 2018
Left Us Behind

So, I am no stranger to travel. By the time I was 12, I had filled 2 passports, at 18 I became a tour guide and by 20, had my own guide services company. I worked for an airline for 30 years and have been...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Colette G
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Definitely worth your time!

We booked this tour through Crakow City Tours and I'm really glad we did. The driver (Gregory) was super helpful and friendly, and made sure that we were looked after by the people at the mine itself. I booked this even though my husband was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cyclejam
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Interesting visit

Spent approx 4 hrs here, you probably don’t need any more than that. There is a lot of stairs to walk down but I think there is wheelchair access and a lift but not sure if you miss anything by using the lifts etc. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank p18tey
TomKrak, Manager at Cracow City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Kindly we would like to thank you for your opinion. In relation to access for disabled visitors, we would like to inform that there is a special guided tour in Salt Mine Wieliczka for person having a mobility difficulties or other disabilities. In that case...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Really not so interesting

It puzzles me why this is one of the top tourist attractions in the region. Yes, it is a huge salt mine of which the tour visit covers only 1% but that 1% is already plenty to cover in a 2-2.5 hr visit. Let me...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Victor K
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23 July 2018|
Response from mullinsmob | Reviewed this property |
I checked out the website and I found a half day tour that starts at 9.45am but it depends on whether you need transport etc so it would be advisable to look on the website. Easy to navigate with prices included. We did an... More