Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour - Guided tour

4,5 h
9:00, 12:00, 15:30, 16:40, 18:10
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mobile voucher
  • Pick-up and drop off from selected hotels (after re-confirmation)
  • Local guide
  • Entrances fees
  • Free cancellation 

About

Amazing underground labirynth, one of the most precious Polish monuments. UNESCO World Heritage you can’t miss.

  • Unforgettable experience and must-do in Krakow
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • World’s largest mining heritage
  • Beneficial microclimate for health

Wieliczka Salt Mines details:

As you probably know, Salt has a therapeutic power so you can take a deep breath out there.

Wieliczka Salt Mine was opened in the 13th century as one of the world oldest salt mines. It reaches almost 327 meters below the ground and has over 287 kilometres. You will walk through 20 chambers taking increadible journey for over 2 hours.

Besides admiring magnificent timber construction, lakes, chambers and majestic corridors, your visit will also have a positive effect on your health.  Get ready for an amazing trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine!

Wieliczka Salt Mine has been put on the UNESCO World Heritage List as well as Auschwitz Birkenau Museum.

Itinerary

Pickup from selected hotels

While booking the tour you will have a chance to choose your pickup point. The list of hotels is limited and so you cannot find your accommodation, please pick Discover Cracow Plac Szczepanski 8
Skip the line
Sometimes the line to get a ticket can be overwhelming. With us you don’t need to worry, your seat is secured.
Local expert guide
Official Wieliczka Salt Mine guide will show around you the Mine in your language. Entrance fees are already paid so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Drop Off 

You can be dropped off near the place of the pickup at the City Center.

Salt Mine Regulations

  • Please mind that the tour begins with climbing down 380 steps and the regular tour does not include the lift that takes you down
  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking
  • The photography fee is 10 PLN that you can pay on the spot
  • You will get a headset to hear the guide clearly throughout the entire tour
  • In case of any issues, you can always ask our Tour Leader for help or call our Support Center (the number will be on the sticker you get before the tour)
  • The regular Salt Mine tour requires lots of walking and climbing stairs. If you have trouble walking you should consider taking the special route for physically challenged tourists. It is easier and shorter and we can organize it for you - you just need to choose the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour with private transport and inform our booking department that you want to attend the shorter Route. If you are a person using a wheelchair it is the only possible way of visiting the Salt Mine.
  • The temperature in Salt Mine is around 14 degrees so please take a jacket with you

Terms & Conditions

  • If you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the activity you can get a full refund.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours before the activity or you do not show up - refund is not due.
  • Groups of 15 people and more are obliged to cancel the booking at least two days prior the tour to get a full refund.
  • In order to receive a discount student must have a valid student ID during the tour. 
  • Please arrive at the designated pick- up point at least 5 minutes before departure time. 
  • Minor delays (circa 20 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions.
  • The customer is kindly requested to contact us at least 24h before the beginning of the tour to confirm pick-up time and place of departure.
  • You have to present a voucher to the Tour Leader before the beginning of the trip. 

Faq

When will I be picked up?

Your pickup time depends on the place of departure. The pickup time will be generated after you choose pickup location and it will appear on your voucher. It is always recommended to call/write our Support Center and confirm the pickup time - just to be on the safe side :)

Can I be picked up from a location that is not on the list?

Unfortunately, due to logistics reasons, it is not possible. If your location is not listed we kindly ask you to pick Discover Cracow Plac Szczepański 8 - it is our meeting point. It is located right next to Main Market Square and most often it is walking distance from client’s locations.

How long does it take to get to Salt Mine?

It takes around 30 minutes to get to Salt Mine. If you want to be picked up from your hotel it may take a little longer.

How long is the tour?

The entire tour from pickup to drop off takes approximately 4,5 hours. The sightseeing itself takes around 2,5 - 3 hours. 

Can I go to Wieliczka by myself and join the tour there?


Discover Cracow offers another variation of the tour - Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket, so you do not need to book the whole tour with transportation. You can choose only the ticket and join us in Wieliczka.

I am physically challenged - can I take part in the tour?

The regular Salt Mine tour requires lots of walking and climbing stairs. If you have trouble walking you should consider taking the special route for physically challenged tourists. It is easier and shorter and we can organize it for you - you just need to choose the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour with private transport and inform our booking department that you want to attend the shorter Route. If you are a person using a wheelchair it is the only possible way of visiting the Salt Mine.

Can I use a lift to get down the first 380 steps?


The regular Salt Mine tour does not include the lift to get down. After the tour, the group is taken by lift to the surface.

I have claustrophobia - can I take part in the tour?


Please keep in mind that the sightseeing is deep under the surface and as wonderful as it is, guests suffering from Claustrophobia might feel uncomfortable. We request that you plan in advance and exercise caution at all times.

Can I leave my belongings in a car while taking part in the tour?

Unfortunately, it is not possible - the car might change in the meantime so it is possible that you will be taken back to Krakow in a different car. You can leave your belongings in a cloakroom inside the Mine.

Where will I be dropped off after the tour?


We drop off our customers in the city center or very close to their pickup point. Sometimes, a drop off to the exact pickup point may not be feasible; however, it will be well within a walking distance.