Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow

Duration - 2h Tour + 1h 20min Transport Both Ways
Pick-up times ~ 08:35 AM | 10:30 AM | 12:45 PM | 14:30 PM
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Check pick-up points addresses in the "Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Itinerary" section below
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The tour includes:

  • Return shared transportation from Krakow city center meeting points with a bus or van

  • English-speaking driver

  • Licensed Tour English-Speaking Guide

  • Entrance Tickets

Available Pick-Up Points:

  • Kiss and Ride Park / Starowiślna 65

  • Dietla 91

  • Wielopole 2

  • Pawia 18a

  • Straszewsiego 14

  • Powiśle 7 

Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour Itinerary

Pickup
While booking the tour you will have a chance to choose your pickup point. See above which one suits you the best.
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
The official Wieliczka Salt Mine guide will guide you through the tourist route and show you around the Mine in the English language. Entrance fees are already paid so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Drop Off
On the way back You can be dropped off near the place of pickup at the City Center of Krakow.

About Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing underground labyrinth, 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's oldest salt mines located near Krakow. It reaches almost 327 meters below the ground and has over 287 kilometers. You will walk through 20 salt chambers taking the incredible journey for about 2 hours in this organized English-speaking tour. You will hear stories from medieval times about salt extraction, famous people who visited the mine in 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!

Wieliczka Salt Mine has been put on the UNESCO World Heritage list as well as Auschwitz Birkenau Museum. Check the Auschwitz Tour for more information.

Terms & Conditions

  • Free cancellation until 24h before the pickup hour

  • To receive a discount the participant is required to show a valid ID confirming the age of the participant (students are required to have a valid Student ID).

  • 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. 

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

 

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 :)

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.