Wieliczka Salt Mine Private Tour

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Private Tour
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Duration: 3,5 hours
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Avaiable languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
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Free Hotel Pickup
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Lunch available

Trip Itinerary

  • 1
    Hotel pickup

    We will pick you up from you hotel or apartment at the time that you chose during booking.

  • 2
    Transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Our English speaking driver will take you to the Wieliczka – it takes approx. 20-25 minutes to get there.

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    Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    The Salt Mine combines many centuries of tradition and modernity. The mine’s attractions include magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt, underground saline lakes and unique statues sculpted in salt. The tour takes approx. 2,5 hours.

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    Transfer and hotel drop-off

    Our driver will be happy to drop you off at your hotel or in any point in city center.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

Visit one of the oldest salt mines in the world on a private half-day tour to Wieliczka and see why it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During this private tour, you will experience the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the most popular attractions in Poland. See stunning sculptures made of salt and marvel at the chapel of St. Kinga. Wieliczka is the perfect day trip from Krakow and you'll have a hard time finding a more convenient way to visit it than with MrShuttle. If you want to avoid crowded public transport and enjoy a comfortable trip, this private tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine is for you.

Private tours: Experience the underground in person

There's a reason why Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland has so many visitors every year. Apart from the fact that it started its operation in the Middle Ages and is one of the oldest salt mines in the world, it is home to some surprising sights. During your 2-hour visit, you will see saline lakes, underground chambers, long passages, carvings and unique sculptures. Of course, they are all made of salt. The Tourist Route that you will follow is around 2 miles long and you will reach a depth of 135 m. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes as in total there will be some 800 steps to tackle. Don't worry too much though, as there's a lift to take you back at the end of the tour. Have in mind also that down in the mine it can be chilly as the temperature is constant throughout the year (17-18°C) so dress appropriately.

Book Wieliczka Salt Mine tour with MrShuttle

Because we value flexibility and want to offer you the best tours in Krakow, we give you two options for this tour. Just pick the one that suits you most, book the trip and enjoy the tour the way you want it!

  • Private transportation and shared guide - if you decide to book this option, our English-speaking driver will pick you up in front of your hotel in Krakow on the date of the tour and drive you to Wieliczka. Once you're at the Salt Mine you will join a group of visitors for a guided tour underground.
  • Private transportation and private guide - if you want the tour guide all to yourself, choose this option. Our driver will also collect you from your accommodation at a specified hour and transfer you to Wieliczka where you will meet your private tour guide. Please specify the time you would like to start this trip when booking and we will get in contact with you to confirm it. The time of the pickup will be confirmed once we book your guide. Keep in mind that in high season, not all guides are available for day-to-day bookings.

No matter which of these two options you choose, you will take a tour of the Salt Mine along its most popular Tourist Route. You will also be accompanied by a helpful guide. Prepare to learn a lot about the mining techniques over the centuries, tools and the miners who used to work there. Your tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine along the Tourist Route will take a little over 2 hours and in that time you will get to see some of this UNESCO Heritage site's hidden charms. St. Kinga's Chapel will most likely be the highlight of your tour so keep your eyes peeled.

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  • Kamil Kluczewski profile avatar
    Kamil Kluczewski

    Great tour, friendly driver and spotless vehicle!

  • Nicola profile avatar
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Extremely informative, excellent guide very knowledgeable she brought humor to the experience and fantastic carvings. Worth going I would also like to add that the transport gentleman was excellent Paul I believe his name is very polite helpful and funny on all trip was great.

  • Alan profile avatar
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    The trip was fascinating and well worth doing. Our guide Marec was excellent, giving a full explanation of everything and was very witty, making us laugh a lot.

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Here is a break down of all the activities in the tour:
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This is a private half-day tour from Krakow that comes with two options. You can decide for yourself if you want to join a guided tour with a group of other visitors or have a private guide. Entrance tickets are already included in the price so you don’t have to waste time in a queue. Please wear comfortable footwear and bring an extra jumper as the temperature underground is about 17-18°C regardless of the season above ground.


Door-to-door service is included in the price of this tour. Our licenced driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to Wieliczka Salt Mine in a comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz Van or a Minibus. Once the tour is over, they will take you back to the same place, also free of additional charge.

We do our best to provide you with a knowledgeable local guide that will make the tour even more interesting. Apart from English, we can organize the tour in other languages like Spanish, Russian, German, Italian or French.

More reasons why you should use our services:

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Hassle-free transport

Let us figure out all the details, while you experience Wieliczka Salt Mine in comfort. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you back afterward. No need to occupy your head with train schedules!

Professional & Helpful guide

You will be guided by a person who knows all there is to know about Wieliczka Salt Mine. Don't be shy to ask questions!

Skip the lines

Your time is precious, so don't waste time in queues to buy the entrance tickets. When you book this tour, they are already included in the price.

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Here you can find answers for frequently asked questions.

The temperature underground is 17-18°C is all year round so don't pass on that extra hoodie even in the summer.

Our guided half-day trip to Wieliczka is available every season of the year. Please note that the only days when it is not possible to book it are: 25th of December, 1st of January, Easter Saturday afternoon, and Easter Sunday.

Yes, some parts of the Tourist Route in Wieliczka Salt Mine are accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact us to organize a visit to these parts.

Please note that door-to-door service from Balice airport or hotels near the airport comes with an additional fee of 70 PLN.

We can offer you tours in English, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French and Polish. If you'd like to book the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour in a different language, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Yes, taking photos and filming is allowed during the tour.

Yes, you can use the toilet before the guided tour of the salt mine starts and there are 2 more locations that can be used during the visit.

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