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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow provided by Symposium Cracoviense Sp. z o.o. (Cracow Tours)

Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
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About
Spend a day at one of Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage sites—Wieliczka Salt Mine. Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental, and get there with ease, as this tour includes round-trip transport from Krakow. Once at the salt mine, travel through its tunnels and chambers with a guide to lead the way and provide background information. Expect to see underground lakes, a chapel, carvings of former royalty, and even salt chandeliers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy a stress-free day trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • No need to book transfers—round-trip transport is included
  • Hear audio commentary clearly—headsets are included
  • Lots to see—admire intricate salt carvings, lakes, and a chapel
What to expect
  • Your tour begins in Krakow, where you’re picked up directly from your hotel. Journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and, upon arriving, make the descent 440 feet (135 meters) below ground, passing through tunnels and chambers on three levels. Travel through each unique chamber with your guide, learning the history behind the centuries-old salt mine. Hear the legend of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, whose dowry included the salt mines when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. Explore the ornate Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, with altarpieces and chandeliers made from natural salt deposits, and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition. The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, shoot back up to the surface in a high-speed lift, where you will be returned to your Krakow hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a stress-free day trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • No need to book transfers—round-trip transport is included
  • Hear audio commentary clearly—headsets are included
  • Lots to see—admire intricate salt carvings, lakes, and a chapel
What to expect
  • Your tour begins in Krakow, where you’re picked up directly from your hotel. Journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and, upon arriving, make the descent 440 feet (135 meters) below ground, passing through tunnels and chambers on three levels. Travel through each unique chamber with your guide, learning the history behind the centuries-old salt mine. Hear the legend of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, whose dowry included the salt mines when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. Explore the ornate Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, with altarpieces and chandeliers made from natural salt deposits, and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition. The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, shoot back up to the surface in a high-speed lift, where you will be returned to your Krakow hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2145IT4
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Tour escort/host.
  • Elevator ride to the ground level on exit.
  • Local live guide.
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly.
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • The tour does not include the lift that takes you down.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • DEPARTURE TIME You are required to contact Cracow Tours no earlier than 3 days and no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the time of departure. DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels all over Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels all over Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. Please note: pickups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance. RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
  • Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Go to the big bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow and look for coaches marked on both sides with "Cracow Tours". Please keep on eye out for this signage when awaiting your pickup. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • DEPARTURE TIME You are required to contact Cracow Tours no earlier than 3 days and no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the pickup time and pickup point on
  • DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels all over Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels all over Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. Please note: pickups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance.
  • RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION • All customers are required to contact Cracow Tours no earlier than 3 days and no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the time of departure. • The tour does not include the lift that takes you down. • Wieliczka Salt Mine tour is not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start) and for participants with claustrophobia. • The guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Visitors entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1 (64 meters below ground level). This walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, however we ask you consider the walk and 380-step staircase when booking this tour. The return to the surface will be by lift up the Danilowicz Shaft, from Level 3 (135 meters below ground level). • The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, though constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn. • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the main cannot exceed dimensions: 35x20x20 cm. • Children must be accompanied by an adult. • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Tour escort/host.
  • Elevator ride to the ground level on exit.
  • Local live guide.
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly.
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • The tour does not include the lift that takes you down.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • DEPARTURE TIME You are required to contact Cracow Tours no earlier than 3 days and no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the time of departure. DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels all over Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels all over Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. Please note: pickups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance. RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
  • Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Go to the big bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow and look for coaches marked on both sides with "Cracow Tours". Please keep on eye out for this signage when awaiting your pickup. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • DEPARTURE TIME You are required to contact Cracow Tours no earlier than 3 days and no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the pickup time and pickup point on
  • DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels all over Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels all over Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. Please note: pickups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance.
  • RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION • All customers are required to contact Cracow Tours no earlier than 3 days and no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the time of departure. • The tour does not include the lift that takes you down. • Wieliczka Salt Mine tour is not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start) and for participants with claustrophobia. • The guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Visitors entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1 (64 meters below ground level). This walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, however we ask you consider the walk and 380-step staircase when booking this tour. The return to the surface will be by lift up the Danilowicz Shaft, from Level 3 (135 meters below ground level). • The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, though constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn. • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the main cannot exceed dimensions: 35x20x20 cm. • Children must be accompanied by an adult. • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Powiśle 7
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground. Thus it is no surprise that till now, the Tourist Route, the main visiting route of the mine has been visited by 43,026,898 tourists from around the whole world in search of adventures.
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adrian
Doncaster, UK13 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2020 • Couples
The pick up transfer was on time, the driver was amazing, he told us all about the history of the mines on the journey his knowledge was incredible.
We got there 45 minutes early so he decided to give us his own tour of the town which was fantastic.
The.mine itself is incredible & jaw dropping at times, the guide was knowledgeable & her English good.
Well recommended tour
Written 4 September 2020
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Steven Guiney
Lisburn, UK8 contributions
Very impressive
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very unique experience. Booked the tour with Krakow tours. Pick up and dropped off from the city centre.
Written 29 February 2020
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Stephen N
Mont Albert North8 contributions
Surprisingly interesting
Feb 2020 • Family
This was a fantastic site and a great tour. Be prepared for a massive hike down stairs over 100 metres. The host on the bus was very helpful and informative. Our guide in the mines was terrific. Pretty tiring, so get dropped off near main square and recharge at Pierogi Raj.
Written 7 February 2020
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Nicola R
Castlederg, UK3 contributions
Very good tour!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Salt mines were fascinating! Our tour guide was excellent, very information and funny! Definetely worth a visit.
Written 2 February 2020
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Phillip M
3 contributions
Catherine age 59
Jan 2020 • Couples
A brilliant experience for all ages. Not closterphopic in anyway. Don't be put off by guide. Easy modern steps. Very enjoyable. Good value for money
Written 14 January 2020
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Kristian M
Lorenskog Municipality, Norway4 contributions
A must see
Dec 2019
Nice guide, a lot of stairs, fantastic mine and museum. A day to remember, In my opinion this is a place were u have to join a guided tour, to get the best experience.
Written 12 January 2020
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Elum15
London, UK14 contributions
Rude staff, pretty site
Jan 2020
We were meant to have complementary hotel pick up, but that was not the case, we had to travel to another hotel for pick up. When we went to the pick up spot, the driver was not there. When we finally managed to get through on the phone to customer service to ask where the driver was they said that the driver told them we weren't there when we were, and the person on the phone hung up on us when we asked if there was time for us to meet them at an alternate location. We called back numerous times but no answer, eventually he offered to pick us up the following the day. Overall customer service at this point was extremely rude and disappointing and had ruined our day plans.
The following day when we went on the tour, the tour guide was a nice but shy lady. The talk was a bit boring, but it was a pretty view. If you are looking for something to fill your time with in Krakow this is worth a try, because it's not something you would see in most cities.
Written 6 January 2020
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Ashleigh S
3 contributions
Many many stairs
Fantastic trip! Not far from Krakow, well worth the visit! Be warned, lots of walking!

Lots of amazing sculptures to see!
Written 31 December 2019
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David M
Naseby, UK15 contributions
Excellent visit
Dec 2019 • Family
A fabulous place to visit. Incredible sculptures carved from salt. Really good guide service. Took around 2 hours
Written 22 December 2019
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Johanna138
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK76 contributions
A must see
Dec 2019 • Solo
Short drive from Krakow and we had a lovely guy with the Cracow Tours on the bus and a very knowledgeable one at the Mine.
Written 21 December 2019
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