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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town

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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. 
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    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    The most popular way, the tourist route is about 3 km of winding corridors located between 135 and 240 meters underground. The tour lasts about three hours, in groups of up to 40 people and starts in the Daniłowicz Shaft, where the guide will introduce you to the history and secrets of the mine. The trail leads to the Chapel of St. Kinga, where you can see salt works of art or a spectacle on a salt lake. It is worth knowing that there are approximately 800 stairs on the route, of which 380 are already at the beginning, which is why we suggest you put on comfortable footwear. The temperature below the ground varies between 14-16 C.
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  • 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
  • Bottled water keeps you hydrated during the 2-mile (3-kilometer) mine trek
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.
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Departure Point
Rynek Główny 30, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Plac Bohaterów Getta 13, 30-527 Kraków, Poland Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland ibis budget Kraków Stare Miasto, Pawia 11, 31-154 Kraków, Poland PURO Kraków Kazimierz, Halicka 14A, 31-036 Kraków, Poland Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22A, 31-535 Kraków, Poland Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, Świętego Filipa 18, 31-150 Kraków, Poland DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Dąbska 5, 31-572 Kraków, Poland Novotel Kraków City West, Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków, Poland Hotel Petrus, Jana Pietrusinskiego 12, 30-321 Kraków, Poland Camping Smok, Kamedulska 18, 30-252 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Ostoya Palace Hotel, Józefa Piłsudskiego 24, 31-109 Kraków, Poland Apartamenty Galeria, Długa 55, 31-147 Kraków, Poland ApartHotel Astor, Krowoderska 70, 31-158 Kraków, Poland City Lights Apartments, Lubicz 17a/59, 31-503 Kraków, Poland PURO Hotel Kraków Stare Miasto, Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Kraków, Poland Vienna House Easy Cracow, Przy Rondzie 2, 31-547 Kraków, Poland Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 3, 32-083 Balice, Poland Best Western Hotel Galicya, Rzemieślnicza 4, 30-403 Kraków, Poland Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, Flisacka 3, 30-114 Kraków, Poland Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland Sympozjum Hotel, Kobierzyńska 47, 30-363 Kraków, Poland Hotel Alexander, Garbarska 18, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland
Return Details
Wielopole, Kraków, Poland Starowiślna, Kraków, Poland Pawia, Kraków, Poland
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • Round-trip private transfer in the Door to Door by Private Car Option
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 8 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default Bottled water (returnable bottle)
  • WiFi on board
  • Shared two way transfer in the Group Tour Option
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off not offered in the Group Tour option
  • Entrance ticket (it's reserved for you but not included in the price)
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Entrance fee is not included in the price, please pay it to the driver before entering the museum (prices in 2019 : 69 PLN reduced, 89 PLN normal)
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from claustrophobia
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ana María A wrote a review 10 Feb
12 contributions1 helpful vote
The place was definitely interesting, and the guides made it fun and relaxed. They were very helpful and knew all the stories. Beware of you are a bit claustrophobic, because at some points it is tight in the tunnels, and you have to go downstairs almost 900 steps.
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Amy H wrote a review 10 Feb
4 contributions
The salt mines are truly magic, they get more impressive as the tour goes on. The photos speak for themselves. There are a lot of steps down and you are walking then for the best part of 3km so not great for those with bad knees. This tour price includes transport only and you
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TaylorBck wrote a review 10 Feb
19 contributions14 helpful votes
My husband and I visited the salt mines this weekend. It was fantastic. Our trip was from Kraków and the cost is for the transport to the mine (and back to Kraków) you pay your guide for your admission tickets when you arrive. 90 zloty. There is a lot of walking but well worth
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Date of experience: February 2020
Tom H wrote a review 9 Feb
1 contribution
Paid the £25 odd for the trip via tripadvisor to find out we had to pay another £45 (with current exchange rates) as we got on the bus, if you look very closely at the bottom of the small print it says *ticket not included, absolute sham
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jo S wrote a review 8 Feb
42 contributions13 helpful votes
Would highly recommend this trip. Great tour guide, and the Mine is incredible. A lot of stairs to walk down at first, but then it’s fairly flat. You should definitely do this.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Cracow Local Tours
Ian S
This was a great tour. We did not receive our pick up time until about 15 hours before we left. In saying that, we
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John G
Fuengirola, Spain
Camp visit on bright Feb day
A moving but very worthwhile trip, the bus met us on time, we chose the late morning trip so we had a little lie
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Ideal if you want to pack it all in day
Very comfortable bus and arrived on time. Michael our bus driver was extremely pleasant and efficient. Lunch was
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Sharon S
Billericay, United Kingdom
Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
Great day with a helpful driver. The guides were so informative at both venues. Thought provoking day, would
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Zach B
Somber Trip
As hard as the visit was, Auschwitz is a must when in Krakow. As hellish of a place this is, this serves as a
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Ryan S
The guide was very knowledgeable and while we were only a small group, she ensured the experience was interactive
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Ana María A
Oslo, Norway
Salt mines in Wieliczka
The place was definitely interesting, and the guides made it fun and relaxed. They were very helpful and knew all
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Amy H
Rainham, United Kingdom
Great tour, great value but ticket price not included
The salt mines are truly magic, they get more impressive as the tour goes on. The photos speak for themselves.
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Fantastic morning
My husband and I visited the salt mines this weekend. It was fantastic. Our trip was from Kraków and the cost is
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Tom H
Paid the £25 odd for the trip via tripadvisor to find out we had to pay another £45 (with current exchange rates)
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Russian
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