Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour & Hotel Pickup

Duration: 4h 30min
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Pickup from your Hotel
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The Tour Includes:

  • English-speaking driver
  • Expert Tour Guide
  • Entrance Tickets

Guided Tour Itinerary

Pickup from Selected Hotel
Please be at the chosen Pickup Point 15 minutes before the departure time
Transfer to Auschwitz Museum (45 min)
Travel with our professional English-speaking drivers to Wieliczka which is located ~13km from Kraków. After approximately 45 minutes, you will reach the destination, where our local guide will be waiting for you.
Skip the line
Sometimes the line to get a ticket for 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. 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.

Learn 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 Salt Mine

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.


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 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

  • 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. 


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 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.