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Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

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Visit the legendary salt mines of Wieliczka near Krakow for a half-day guided tour and admire the beautiful salt sculptures made with "white gold". After the booking you will receive a complimentary  Krakow City DIY audioguide.
  • Visit the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Kraków
  • Learn the history of one of the world’s oldest salt mines
  • Explore mining shafts, tunnels, underground lakes, and salt carvings
  • Round-trip transport from city center included, so no need to rent a car
What to Expect
After a pickup from Kraków's city center, travel for about an hour to reach Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world. With your included entrance fee, enter the mine and descend more than 200 steps into an expensive underground network. A guide will show you the way through a maze of tunnels, chambers, and stairways built over eight centuries. Learn about the fascinating history of the mine and browse a collection of antique mining equipment that dates back to the Middle Ages. Breathe deep in the mine’s mineral-rich microclimate, which is thought to have health benefits, and admire detailed shrines and sculptures carved entirely from salt rock. You’ll be dropped off at a convenient point in central Kraków after the tour. As a bonus, receive a free Kraków sightseeing audio guide when you book.
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Departure Point
8 Szczepanski Square Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point (GPS: 50.063667, 19.936157) or 13 Wolnica Square Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point (GPS: 50.048292, 19.944068). 

Please contact local supplier no later than 24h before the service in order to confirm your pickup time and location. Unless you will be picked up from 8 Szczepanski Square. Be aware that if you don't confirm the pick-up time you need to be at 8 Szczepański Square 15 minutes before your chosen time interval. 
Departure Time
Choice of pickup from 8 Szczepanski Square in Krakow city center, or 13 Wolnica Square in Jewish District. Please reconfirm with the local service provider your exact pickup time and place no later than 24 hours before the tour.  Unless you will be picked up from 8 Szczepanski Square. Be aware that if you don't confirm the pick-up time you need to be at 8 Szczepański Square 15 minutes before your chosen time interval.
Return Details
Returns to Krakow City Center
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pickup and drop off at the Krakow city center
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Food and drinks
  • Fee for photographing (available to purchase - around 2.50 Euros)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start)
  • Not recommended for participants with claustrophobia
  • Temperature at the Salt Mine is constant (around 14 degrees), please dress appropriately
  • To get a youth discount students must have valid student ID ( date of birth, expire date, picture ) card with during the tour and to show it to th Discover Cracow representative when asked
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews well worth a visit approx hours under ground walking difficulties wieliczka salt mine wooden steps take photos discover cracow interesting trip fantastic trip an english speaking guide sense of humour long walk recommend this trip excellent guide organised trip lift
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really good tour which we all thoroughly enjoyed ,only complaint is Discover Cracow tours who transported us to and from our location let us down as we were kept hanging about for our journey back also drivers made no attempt to communicate or even get...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found the visit interesting, but the entire venue was very commercialised, with the aim to get visitors through in large numbers. They claim in the summer high season they have up to 10,000 visitors per day! In my opinion the group sizes are too...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tourist64490
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an experience. Although we did a tour, it's possible to make your own way there on the train. We had a guide, who spoke English, and decended the stairs down... it was a lot of stairs! The result was lots and cave areas, with...More

Thank HollyJane
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was amazing and did enjoy it but the only downside to it was that we were rushed a bit due to high amount of groups that was going through salt mines. I would recommended highly just so one can see chapel and sculptures made...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ewa P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice place to visit if you are in Krakow. It is quite close to the town and the transport in the mini-bus was for about 30 minutes. Befire entering the mine we had some time to go to the toilets or buy...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christer D
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9 September 2019|
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Response from Jenny1180 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can just turn up and buy a ticket, but usually there is a big queue, its up to you!
30 August 2019|
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Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s a set time 2-3 hours , a lot of walking. But it’s a amazing place
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23 August 2019|
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Response from davidbeevor | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a couple of shops inside the mine at stopping points. There are also 3 or 4 stalls on the road leading from the car park to the entrance.
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