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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town

  • Guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine gives you a rundown of its history
  • Round-trip transport from Krakow allows you to travel stress free
  • Admission fees included for this popular UNESCO World Heritage Site
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town

Breeze by the entrance lines of Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wieliczka Salt Mine, with this tour. Along with a skip-the-line admission ticket, this tour provides round-trip transport form Krakow and bottled water to keep you hydrated during the trek underground. Plus, you can learn information about the mine from your guide you wouldn’t learn if traveling alone, and a headset is offered so you can clearly hear the commentary as you go. 

What to Expect

If you're staying at select Krakow hotels, begin your tour with convenient pickup. Otherwise, meet your guide and group at a central location. Climb aboard a minivan, and enjoy the scenery on the 10-mile (16-kilometer) ride to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Once you arrive, start your tour of the mine. Learn about its origins in the 13th century from your guide. Ascend almost 450 feet (135 meters) into the earth, including a climb down 350 steps and a walk through a 2-mile (3-kilometer) network of tunnels. Take in vast chambers decorated with salt carvings, a chapel decorated with salt chandeliers, and caverns hosting salt-rich lakes. Throughout your guided tour, listen to your guide's informative commentary through provided headsets.

Climb back to the surface for the ride back to Krakow. Get dropped off at your original departure point at the end of this tour.

Reviews (163)

1 - 5 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Not to be missed

Had a great day out at the saltmines.booked in Krakow and eastern directly there and ticket provided.A top maybe check out arranging a trip by taxi yourself as there is plenty to see around the village but we didn't have time to look around.It was...More

Thank susan w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Experience

This has to be a 'Must' to any visit to Krakow. The whole experience is so different to anything expected. and the organisation at the mine is of the highest order.

Thank Hoylake186337
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site guided-tour packaged in a well-organised Half-day trip by Cracow Local Tours

This is a must-see attraction if you are visiting Poland, and certainly if you are in Krakow. Booked the tour on Tripadvisor which went through their sister company Viator. Received confirmation email with option to cancel up to 24 hours before trip. Called the Cracow...More

1  Thank BJoseUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was worried this might be a bit claustrophobic but it wasn't at all. The walk down is done on a wooden staircase. There are lots of things to see including a cathedral like area which is amazing. It's not for people who have trouble...More

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You need to have plenty of stamina for this excursion. The. Sculptures in the cathedral were amazing. Also the history of the salt mines from early man through to present day was well done.

Thank annvelocette