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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$53.49
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 (35)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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

Thank cyclejam
Reviewed 4 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

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 13 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

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 7 April 2018
Unique Experience

About 30 mins drive from Krakow city centre. Some amazing rooms in this labyrinth, all carved directly from the salt. Lots of steps (280?) down to the first level. It's a bit cramped and tall people need to watch their heads. Even this going down...More

Thank fatgordon
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Excellent service from Krakow city tours. Prompt, efficient an reasonably priced. Pleasant, chatty driver named Woitek drove us to and from the Saltmines and was knowledgeable about the area also. Will definitely be using this service on our next visit to Krakow.

Thank mullinsmob
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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