Wieliczka Salt Mine guided tour

Explore the oldest active mine in the world! The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine – because this is the place we’re talking about – is a more than 700-year-old structure that impresses with its underground lakes, an endless maze of underground corridors, monumental chambers and the beautiful St. Kinga’s Chapel at the front. Descend 135 meters underground to explore this stunning underground city, inscribed as one of the first monuments on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Explore the mysteries hidden in 22 underground chambers by walking through 3.5 km of tunnels. More about Wieliczka Salt Mine available on our blog.

Tour type:

  • Historical and recreational tour
    Tour with transport from Kraków, including a visit to the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine with a licenced guide
  • The duration of the tour from departure to return is 4h.

Touring options:

  • Organised tour: group travel by bus, touring in a group of up to 40 people.
  • Private transport: touring in a group of up to 40 people.
  • Private transport: touring with a personal guide.

What to bring:

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes – there will be more than 800 stairs to climb
  • Clothing suitable for temperatures of 17-18C
  • Student ID card (if you made a reservation with a discount)

What you need to know:

  • There are more than 800 steps to climb on the route, including 380 at the beginning.
  • The exit takes place via the elevator.
  • The constant annual temperature along the tourist route is approx. 17-18C.
  • IMPORTANT: Narrow paths of the route may appear claustrophobic.
  • You must purchase a permit to take pictures at the mine.

Pickup point:
Depending on the type of the tour. The group tour begins in the specified location in the centre of Kraków. The exact location of the pickup point will be ,provided after booking the tour.

Tour times:
Depending on the day, available times can be checked when booking the tour.

Tour duration: Approx. 4 hours
Availability: 7 days a week
Type of tour: Regular / Private

✓    Pick-up from the meeting point

✓     Entrance fee to the museum

✓     Licensed guide in the selected language

✓     English-speaking driver

✓     Modern and air-conditioned minibus/van

✓    Assistance of tour leader/driver

0 h 00 min    Boarding

0 h 40 min   Arrival at Wieliczka Salt Mine

0 h 50 min   Entering the museum

3 h 15 min   Getting out on the surface by elevator

4 h 00 min   Arrival in Krakow

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