Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Cracow

Duration: 4h 30min
Start time: Check availability
Pawia 18b - Kiss&Ride Stop (in front of Mercure Hotel)
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  • Expert tour guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine for a whole day
  • We take care of everything, so your tour can be unforgettable!

The Tour Includes:

  • Return transportation from Cracow city center meeting point with a bus or van

  • English-speaking driver

  • Expert Tour Guide

  • Entrance Tickets

Guided Tour Itinerary

Pickup from Selected Bus Stops
Please be at the chosen meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.
Transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine (45 min)
Travel with our professional English-speaking drivers to Wieliczka which is located ~14km from Kraków. After approximately 40 minutes, you will reach the Salt Mine, where our local guide will be waiting for you.
Skip the Line
Sometimes the line to get a ticket for the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour can be overwhelming. With us you don’t need to worry, your seat is secured.
Local Expert Guide (2,5h - 3h)
The official Wieliczka Salt Mine guide will guide you through the tourist route and show you around the Mine. Entrance fees are already paid so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Back to Cracow (45 min)
On the way back You can be dropped off near the place of pickup at the City Center of Krakow.

Tour Details

Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine on a Guided Tour from Krakow.

Explore the maze-like tunnels, filled with fascinating chapels, rooms, and captivating artwork carved from salt deep within the mine. Your guide will lead you through the winding paths, revealing hidden caves made of salt for you to discover and marvel at.

Descend 800 stairs to reach a depth of 135 meters, immersing yourself in what feels like an entire underground city made of salt. Explore chambers adorned with salt sculptures, art displays, and vintage machinery harking back to its operational days as a salt mine.

Discover the fascinating process of salt extraction as your guide shares insights into the mine's rich history. Take a moment to appreciate the unique acoustics of the space, where even the music of Chopin resonates in harmony with spectacular underground lighting.

Gain knowledge about the therapeutic properties of salt as you traverse through various chambers. As your experience draws to a close, return to Krakow via convenient transportation, enriched by the unforgettable journey through the depths of the salt mine.

About Salt Mine

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

About Wieliczka Salt Mines

As you may know, salt has healing properties, so take a deep breath and feel refreshed during your visit.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, dating back to the 13th century, is one of the world's oldest salt mines near Cracow. Descending almost 327 meters underground, it stretches over 287 kilometers. During your two-hour guided tour in English, explore 20 salt chambers and learn about medieval salt extraction and famous visitors from the past.

Besides admiring magnificent timber constructions, an underground salt lake, chambers, and majestic corridors, your sightseeing tour will also have a positive effect on your health. Get ready for an amazing trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine!

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site alongside Auschwitz Birkenau Museum, don't miss the opportunity to explore both.

Check out the Auschwitz Tour for more details.

Terms & Conditions

  • Cancellation with refund is possible up to 24hours before 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 in Krakow. 
  • Please be advised that due to availability of guides at the Salt Mine the time of the tour might change - we will inform you about this up to the day before. A time change does not qualify for a refund.

Wieliczka 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 temperature in Salt Mine is around 14 degrees so please take a jacket with you



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. If you are still not sure please call/write our Support Center to confirm the pickup time.

How long does it take to get to Salt Mine from Krakow?

It takes around 30 minutes to get to the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

How long is the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour?

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

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.

What Option of Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour will be best for me?


  1. If you are staying in the Old Town or Jewish Quarter Area and you don't mind using our meeting points - pick the Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour. You will save some money by choosing this option!
  2. If you want to travel to Wieliczka Salt Mine by yourself (by train or bus) and you don't need transportation from Krakow, but you want to book your ticket in advance and skip the line at the Salt Mine - pick the Krakow Salt Mine Ticket
    The meeting point is super easy to find, you will join our group and skip the queue!

I hope that explains everything :) Oh, and one more thing: the sightseeing of Wieliczka Salt Mine in all those options is the same (the difference is only the transportation, the guided tour of Salt Mine doesn't differ).

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.