Explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a 3.5-hour tour from Krakow. Follow an expert guide through the mine’s tunnels and chambers and discover the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, an exhibition on the history of Poland’s salt-mining, figures carved from salt and more. See why this 700-year-old complex has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your Krakow hotel. 


  • Morning or afternoon trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Guided walk through the salt mine
  • Chapel of the Blessed Kinga
  • Underground salt-mining exhibition
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Krakow hotels

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

Your tour will begin in Krakow, where you’ll be picked up directly from your hotel. Journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and, upon arriving, make the descent 440 feet (135 meters) below ground, passing through tunnels and chambers on three levels.

Travel through each unique chamber with your guide, learning the history behind the centuries-old salt mine. Hear the legend of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, whose dowry included the salt mines when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. Explore the ornate Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, with altarpieces and chandeliers made from natural salt deposits, and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition.

The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, shoot back up to the surface in a high-speed lift, where you will be returned to your Krakow hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

absolutely unique,definetly a must see to have your understanding of this amazing place,highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very interesting tour, a lot of steps so beware, but well worth it. Well organised and informative.

Keith L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016


Kevin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Could not believe that it was all made of salt! Excellent trip, professional guide very good, and so close to Krakow.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing place to visit. You can't go to Krakow


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent vist and surpisingly warm underground. Very interesting to see the sculptures and hear about the history over the ages

Jonathan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Transport to and from the mine was well organised.
The mine tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpfull.
The mine itself is stunning and some of the chambers have the WOW factor.
Would highly recommend.

Jelle Sjoerd v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I would absolutely recommend this trip!!

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Really interesting and amaising all that work and material extraction done below ground. only touch the small amount going down to level 3 I understand level 5 has a large footbal pitch

Carol T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Brilliant- a must see if visiting Kraków
We were picked up at the hotel taken to a meeting place and then onto the coach for the salt mine- all ran smoothly

From USD $ 47.92

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2145IT4


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message