Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with Private Transport

from€225.00

4h
Around 9:00, 12:00 or 15:00
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  • Personal attention of English-speaking driver
  • Expert guide in the Salt Mine
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees

About

The Wonder of Poland

Since you are travelling to Poland, you would like to see the top-of-the-top places, right? Guess what? We have the most beautiful atraction here in Krakow! Named the first out of 7 Wonders Of Poland....ladies and gentelmen...Wieliczka Salt Mine!

Enter the salt city with us. Salt Mine in Krakow is an underground labyrinth that stretches over 9 levels  (64 to 327 meters) below the surface of the Earth. A labyrinth of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks with a total length of 245 km. It is an invaluable monument of material culture, placed in 1978 on the UNESCO Heritage List.

Most of visitors of Salt Mine and amazed and... surprised! For example: Have you ever wondered what Paris and Wieliczka Salt Mine have in common? The levels in the mine reach 327 meters underground which is just enough to fit the Eiffel Tower into it! Get to know more about this fascinating place with us.

Krakow Salt Mine Tour will show you the very beginning of salt extraction. During the trip you will hear a legend about Princess Kinga who is said to be the patron saint of salt miners in Poland and you will find out why. Also: How the mine functioned during World War II?  Who visited Wieliczka Salt Mine throughout the history? What is the title of the movie shot there? All those questions will be answered.

The microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies, so breathe as deeply as you can! Nowadays the mine serves not only as a monument of culture but also as a venue for underground concerts, theater shows and various exhibitions.

There aren’t many such places in the world which would show you the amazing history of salt and its importance to Poland’s development. There are even fewer that would offer such a high number of unique attractions like an underground lake or the only church in Europe below the surface of the Earth. This reason alone should be enough to convince you to go there.

Highlights:

  • Private transport gives you the opportunity to be picked up from any location in Krakow (whether it is on our pickup list or not)
  • You will not have to waste time during the pickup time - you will go straight to Salt Mine in a private car
  • You will join our group at the Salt Mines 
  • After the tour our driver will drop you off at any place you wish
  • If you are physically challanged you can ask about the easier and shorter Route for disabled tourists - we can arrange it for you. Please give us a call to ask about details.

Itinerary

Booking
While booking please contact our Support Center in order to arrange your hotel pickup and confirm you pickup time.
Pickup
Our driver will pick you up from your location and drive you to the Salt Mine where you will join the group.
The tour
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.
The drop off
The driver will drop you off back at your location.

Interesting Facts

"Szczęść Boże”

means „God bless you” in Polish, and that’s how miners greet each other. You will meet your guide at the Danilowicz Shaft and this where the Krakow Salt Mine Tour starts. From there you will have to descend 350 steps in order to reach the final depth of 135 meters underground.   While walking along 3 kilometers of corridors you will have an opportunity to see with your own eyes the heritage left by generations of miners who devoted their life to hard work at the mine. It includes a number of carved in salt sculptures, 20 chambers and 4 chapels with the Chapel of St. Kinga being the one which leaves the most lasting impression on you.  

The Chapel of St. Kinga is the only underground church in Europe. It is dedicated to Princess Kinga who is believed to have brought the salt treasure to Polish land. One of the most spectacular pieces of art to be found here are crystal chandeliers made from rock salt that have been dissolved and reconstituted to achieve a clear, glass-like glow.

God bless you trying to pronounce that!

Later on the Krakow Salt Mine Tour you will be taken to see an underground lake which measures 9 meters in depth at its lowest point. This saline lake located 104 meters below the surface is surprisingly a wonderful spot for surfing. In 2004 it was sailed across by multiple medalist, World Champion and European Champion, Mateusz Kusznierewicz.  

Another chamber in Wieliczka Salt Mine is the Stanislaw Staszic Chamber. It measures 6 m in height and it is the largest excavation on the route accessible to tourists. Did you know that the chamber is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the place to hold the first underground balloon flight?   A fun fact is that the volume of soil excavated from the mine during its history is enough to build 3 pyramids similar in size to the Pyramid of Cheops.

Sal 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 whole tour
  • The temperature in Salt Mine is around 14 degrees so please take a jacket with you

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 Driver before the beginning of the trip
  • 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.

Faq

How long does it take to get to Salt Mine?

It takes around 30 minutes to get to Salt Mine. 

How long is the tour?

The sightseeing itself takes around 2 hours. 

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

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.
Please 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. 

Will I take part in a private tour?

The Private Transport option means that our driver will take you to Salt Mine in a private car, so you will avoid picking up other tourists in a minivan. However after arriving to the Salt Mine you will join the group, so the sightseeing itself will not be private.