Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Overview

Descend into the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine to explore this massive subterranean complex on a guided tour. Go 135 meters underground to see the mine’s highlights, including underground lakes, chapels, statues, and mining equipment carved from salt. With skip-the-line access, learn about the history and legends of the mine as you walk through chambers and galleries. Its stable microclimate is said to benefit asthma and allergies. Transportation from Krakow is included in some options for this atmospheric day trip spotlit by centuries of Polish mining heritage.

Highlights

  • Enjoy admission to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Explore and learn about the salt mine with a local guide
  • Marvel at the breathtaking underground galleries, chambers and lakes
  • Admire examples of sacred art related to the history of the mine
  • Spend some time at the world’s largest mining heritage museum

Included/Excluded

  • Entry ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Pre-booking fee
  • Food and drinks

Tour Plan

What to expect

See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends surrounding it. Wieliczka is also home to the world's largest mining heritage museum, with a collection of unique pieces of mining equipment from the Middle Ages. The tour ends at a level that’s 135 meters below the surface. Return to the surface by elevator.

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Additional information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 Celsius), so warm clothing is recommended, even in the summer
  • There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the beginning
  • Please note that this tour does not include routes accessible for wheelchairs
  • Students and senior citizens are required to present a valid photo ID with date of birth to receive a discount
Cancelation policy

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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