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Even with just half a day to spare, get out of Kraków and visit one of Poland’s most cherished monuments on a guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Get picked up from Kraków's city center for an easy journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you descend deep underground to explore a vast network of historic mining tunnels, saline lakes, and intricate salt sculptures carved over centuries.
You’ll have 9 starting options
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    Stare Miasto
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Stare Miasto
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • Visit the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Kraków
  • Learn the history of one of the world’s oldest salt mines
  • Explore mining shafts, tunnels, underground lakes, and salt carvings
  • Round-trip transport from city center included, so no need to rent a car
What to Expect
After a pickup from Kraków's city center, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world. With your included entrance fee, enter the mine and descend more than 200 steps into an expensive underground network. A guide shows you the way through a maze of tunnels, chambers, and stairways built over eight centuries. Learn about the fascinating history of the mine and browse a collection of antique mining equipment that dates back to the Middle Ages. Breathe deep in the mine’s mineral-rich microclimate, which is thought to have health benefits, and admire detailed shrines and sculptures carved entirely from salt rock. You're dropped off at a convenient point in central Kraków after the tour. As a bonus, receive a free Kraków sightseeing audio guide when you book.
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Departure Point
Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Dajwór 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Powiśle 7, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia, Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Aparthotel Globus Kraków, Dietla 91, 31-031 Kraków, Poland Na Zjeździe 11, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Monte Cassino 1, 30-337 Kraków, Poland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pickup and drop off at the Krakow city center
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Stare Miasto
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Food and drinks
  • Fee for photographing (available to purchase - around 2.50 Euros)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start)
  • Not recommended for participants with claustrophobia
  • Temperature at the Salt Mine is constant (around 14 degrees), please dress appropriately
  • To get a youth discount students must have valid student ID ( date of birth, expire date, picture ) card with during the tour and to show it to th Discover Cracow representative when asked
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Charly_Prestwich wrote a review Apr 2020
Prestwich, United Kingdom29 contributions15 helpful votes
Amazing trip. The sight we saw were breathtaking and it was hard to believe so much was constructed underground! Had such a lovely visit. The tour guide was hilarious and obviously had a well rehearsed routine which worked superbly. There was ample time to buy from the gift
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Sheryl R wrote a review Mar 2020
13 contributions8 helpful votes
We arrived after a 30min transfer from our hotel to the Salt Mines. We had a fabulous guide who was very knowledgable. There are a lot of steps down and you do feel like they are never going to end but the fact that you know there is a lift to bring you back up at the end of the
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Date of experience: March 2020
Pauline c wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The salt mine is a wonder to see. How the miners worked and created the sculpted marvels is an unmissable story. The guide was very good and made the tour more fun with stories and anecdotes. The only down side is the 800 and something steps that you have to go down to the mine.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Helen V wrote a review Mar 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Although the mines, when you get down there are incredible, there is A LOT of walking and A LOT of steps. Also, because the mines are temperature controlled, it is very warm, but there is nowhere to leave your coats etc topside before you go down. By about 25 minutes in you've
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Serukada, Guest Relations Manager at Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Dear Guest, thank you very much for your great review. We are very sorry for keeping you waiting before start of the tour. Since Kraków is quite busy city on the roads, we organise our trips little bit earlier, so we will not risk missing the tour. Also we are very thankful for your feedback regarding how to dress. We will save that in our "improvement notes" for future tours. Hope to see you again with us! :) Kind regards and stay safe,
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Houli2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Windermere, United Kingdom69 contributions25 helpful votes
Enjoyed this tour - the mines are amaxing, particularly some of the carvings and the chapel was particularly stunning. We had a very good guide, very informative tour. Would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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