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  • Location:Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow

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. 

Highlights

  • 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

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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

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

Justine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really enjoyable half a day!

Mrs L M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent trip highly recommend you do it.

Lila A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic information loaded tour, run by competent and efficient guides. You will need to keep up to hear all the stories through your headset, but there is still time to take lots of photos. and expect to feel like you have been though a full work out after all the stairs, up and down but boy is it worth it! The exhibits sell themselves, awesome and inspiring, and make sure you buy a souvenir from the several shops underground. Fantastic, unmissable tour, I am glad I changed my mind and went on this tour before I left Krakow, be sure to book early as these tours sell out fast!

Ceanna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Viator offered great transportation to the Salt Mine. Once there, we went on a tour of this incredible mine. Our tour guide was great. The experience was made even more special as we found out that generations of our tour guides family had worked at the salt mine. The sculptures and art done by the miners were really something to see. Anyone who is visiting Krakow should definitely make this part of their itinerary!

Neil W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What amazing place to visit, the guide was excellent,providing us with a detailed explaination of the mines and the stunning carvings. This tour should not be missed.

Justin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great bus experience and tour guide was very knowledgeable in English

Katrine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great experience and staff accommodating. Great service and comfortable bus.

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