Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

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Duration: 4 hours
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Available languages: English
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Wieliczka Salt Mine, a Material Culture World Heritage Site, with its over 1 million guests every year. It is one of the biggest tourist attraction located near Krakow it is famous in Poland as well over world! It is one of sixteen Polish UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites.

About this trip

Visit one of the oldest working salt mines in the World – Wieliczka’s Salt Mine. Book Salt Mine Tour from Krakow.

During the trip, You will visit one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – the Wieliczka’s Salt Mine, which has been producing table salt for over 700 years! On tour from Krakow Your English speaking guide will take You up to 140 meters underground for a 2,5-hours journey through over 2,5-kilometers long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues and large collection of mining machines and equipment, where everything is made of salt.

Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift. You should be back to Krakow around 13:00 (or 19:00 in you go on afternoon tour).

Polish Salt Mines Krakow tour – Wieliczka

Wieliczka in which Salt Mine is located is just near Krakow – your journey will take around 30 minutes. The tour takes around 2.5 hours so it shouldn’t take long than approximately half of your day. You can visit it even if you are staying in Krakow for a day or two — Wieliczka Salt Mine should definitely be on your “to do” list during your visit in Poland. Still not sure? Take a look at Salt Mine’s pictures which will convince you it is worth a visit.

Salt Mine from Krakow. How to get there?

The easiest option to get to Salt Mine is to book a door-to-door tour with us, we offer private tours as well! KrakowShuttle operates Salt Mine Tour every day: in the morning – around 8.00 a.m. and in the afternoon – around 2 p.m. so you can easily choose which option goes better with your plans.

Our driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or apartment in Krakow and will drive you to Wieliczka. After a short walk, you will join an English speaking tour with the official guide provided by the museum. After the tour the driver will drop you off at your accommodation.

Salt Mine Krakow Bus

Your Salt Mine Tour will be operated by a comfortable Mercedes-Benz van or minibus. Our drivers speak English so your driver will take care of you during the trip and you can ask him anything you want. Remember that this is a door-to-door service so you won’t need to look for any bus stop — please wait in front of your hotel and we will pick you up from there on the day of the Salt Mine Tour. Price includes door-to-door transfer, assistance, insurance and entrance fees together with English speaking guided tour. There aren’t any hidden costs!

Trip Itnerary

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    Hotel Pickup

    We will pick you up from your hotel. You can decide to go on a morning or afternoon tour. Usually, the pickup time is 8.00 - 9.00 a.m. or 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.

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    Transfer to Wieliczka

    Ride takes around 30-40 minutes from Krakow to Wieliczka.

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    Visit to Salt Mine

    You should start a group tour at 9:50 or 15:40. Local expert guide will take you for about 2.5 hour journey along Tourist Route

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    Return to Krakow

    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.

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  • Joyce profile avatar
    Joyce
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    Definitely worth going to. We had not heard too much about the salt mines until we arrived in Krakow but are so glad we took this trip. It is a fascinating tour, our guide (Nik) made it especially interesting, he had the patience of a saint. His English is excellent and gave us a very entertaining tour of these mines. Be prepared to be surprised! Definitely recommend.

  • Catherine profile avatar
    Catherine
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    5

    A very nice trip to go to and a great sight for the city of Krakow. Along with All the amazing things you can see in the Saltmine, you learn about the history behind it. The excursion was very well organized. We were picked up from our hotel on time, and our driver explained us about our visit. Our guide was also very nice and informative. Definitely worth the visit and the trip is highly recommended!

  • Natasha profile avatar
    Natasha
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    Mr.Shuttle transport arrived on time & it was a great service from start to finish, same as many other times we have used Mr.Shuttle. The Salt Mine guided tour was wonderful. Plenty of stairs and plenty of walking so wear your comfy walking shoes. Highly recommended if you are interested in history as there is so much to learn.

  • Salena profile avatar
    Salena
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    Belgium
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    Amazing place to visit. You have to see it to believe how beautiful it is down below. Such a surprisingly good way to spend 5 hours.

  • Julia profile avatar
    Julia ,
    Netherlands
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    5

    Lovely guide and well organised. Tour. Well worth doing. Guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions.

  • Lauren J profile avatar
    Lauren J ,
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    5
    5

    Zostaliśmy odebrani i odwiezieni prosto do hotelu. Byliśmy odebrani jako pierwsi tego dnia, więc było dość wcześnie. Kopalnia soli była wspaniałym doświadczeniem i bardzo interesująca. Ten sam kierowca czekał i odwiózł nas z powrotem. W pełni polecam rezerwację tej wycieczki, wszystko było dla nas zorganizowane, wszystko, co musieliśmy zrobić, to się pojawić.

  • NeilB profile avatar
    NeilB ,
    Netherlands
    5
    5

    Naprawdę interesująca wycieczka. Nasz przewodnik Marek też był znakomity i zabawny. Skala kopalni jest olbrzymia - widzieliśmy tylko niewielką jej część. Wysoce polecam.

  • Margaret profile avatar
    Margaret ,
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    5
    5

    Krótka wycieczka z naszego hotelu. Niesamowite solne rzeźby i kaplice. Zdecydowanie trzeba zobaczyć jako część podróży do Krakowa.

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We will transfer You to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which happens to be one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – it has been producing table salt for over 700 years! You will be attending an English guided tour at 9:50 or 15:40. Your guide will take You up to 140 meters underground for a 2,5-hours journey through over 2,5-kilometers long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues, where everything is made of salt.

Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift.

Please remember to take comfortable shoes and warm clothes (the temperature in the mine ranges between 17° and 18°C). The route includes approx. 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start.

We use a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Vans and Minibuses. Our drivers are well trained and fully licesned for travel ground transportation. Our door to door service means that you will be pickup directly form your hotel and delivered to the same spot after the tour, for free.

Guides are local experts certified by the museum. Regular tour is available in English. If you would like to book the tour in any other language our team is happy to prepare special offer for you, please check our private tour option

Maximum group size is 40 people.

Optional lunch box includes chicken and pasta salad, cheese roll, chocolate wafer and bottle of water. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or lactose free option is available on request.

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Free hotel pickup

Our driver will pick you up and drive you back to your hotel or apartment.

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Professional guide

There will be local expert guide waiting for you. Maximum group size is 40 people.

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Skip the lines

Tickets are included so you do not need to worry about standing in the lines to buy tickets.

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Regular daily tour

Our tour is taking place everyday in the morning & afternoon. Decide which time is more convenient for you.

FAQ

Here you can find answers for frequently asked questions.

Temperature in the mine is constant all year long. It is 17-19 degrees Celsius.

The maximum dimensions of hand luggage which can be brought on the tour is 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. You can leave your larger luggage in the car.

Please note that for Balice airport/hotels near the airport pickup the additional fee is 70 PLN per booking.

Are available before starting the tour and also in two locations during the visit.

Some part of the underground tourist route is adapted for persons not moving independently. In order to take advantage of the opportunity to visit this part of the mine, please contact our reservation team.

Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday.

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