- Private half-day trip to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
- Hear the history of the 700-year-old working salt mine from your guide while exploring underground
- Walk down through the public areas of the vast mine, exploring its chambers and tunnels
- See an incredible salt lake and then visit the Chapel of St Kinga where everything is carved from salt
- Visit a mining exhibition to see fascinating artifacts of mining equipment during the Middle Ages
- Take the tour at a time that suits you best, and enjoy personalized attention from your private guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Poland's salt mines are world-renowned and a must-see on your trip. If you already have a lot of other activities planned, you can still fit this private tour in because you choose your time of departure. Super easy!
What You Can Expect
Meet your private guide at your central Krakow hotel, traveling 30 minutes southeast of the city to Wieliczka. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed salt mine and begin your descent along the underground stairs.
As you explore the surrounding tunnels and chambers, your guide will discuss the history behind the 700-year-old salt mine and lead you to some of its most impressive features. Visit the Chapel of St Kinga, a church where almost everything, from its chandeliers to the altar, is made from salt and see the beautiful salt lake in Eram Baracz Chamber.
Afterward, explore an exhibition that documents the history of mining in Poland and examine some of the more fascinating artifacts with your guide. Learn about mining techniques in the Middle Ages and study some old maps of the mine. You’ll also pass mythic figures carved from salt and hear about the unique microclimate below ground.
Finish your tour 443 feet (135 meters) below ground before traveling back up to the surface via the mine's high-speed lift. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing trip back to Krakow, where you'll be returned to your hotel.
The trip was wonderful and our guide, Matthew, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. I would recommend this trip and him to everybody.If you go to Krakow this must not be missed.
Very interesting place and visit.
The private transport from hotel to Wielickzka and return was excellent. on time, clean and well driven.
The tour was very enlightening. the guide was knowledgeable, excellent English, entertaining and made the excellent trip even more enjoyable.
Have already recommended it to friends.
MOST INTERESTING TOUR. OUR DRIVER ARRIVED ON TIME AND WAITED AT THE MINES UNTIL OUR TOUR WAS ENDED, TOUR AT THE MINES WAS VERY GOOD
Our tour to the Salt Mines of Krakow was amazing. We had seen the details on the website but it was even more spectacular than expected. Our guide was very good and answered all our questions.
Thanks once again.
Fantastic trip and well worth the very reasonable cost. Picked up and delivered back to the hotel in a spacious vehicle. The driver even did an extra stop for us to accommodate going to Schindler's factory. Had a private tour around the mines and the guide - Evangelina - was excellent. Thoroughly recommended!
Charlotte W United Kingdom
Fantastic tour - I don't know about private guide - this was more like a private tour we hardly saw anyone else along the way - well worth paying the little bit extra for that personal attention