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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Along with the mine's historical importance, its carvings of fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.


  • 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

Legend has it that the salt mines were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. You'll tour the richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition on Level 3.

Your guided tour takes you from 210 to 440 feet (64 to 135 meters) underground, passing through galleries and chambers on three levels. The guided walk consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways.

Entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine, you'll descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1. Although this walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, it will need to be considered when booking this tour. The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, a lift carries you back to the surface.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing to see so far underground, and so much.
Be aware that ther are many steps down and a lot of walking.
Well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was my second time on this same tour.I was just as amazed the second time as the first time.This is a must do tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

100 Perfect!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fascinating and well worth while but be aware there are LOTS of steps and LOTS of walking!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience. No photos can ever show the reality. Stepping down through the centuries gave a very good understanding of the workings. Tour guide provided by the mine was very professional, also able to answer individual questions. Do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour, one of our holiday highlights. The deeper you go the better it gets.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Enjoy a lot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic tour. Great guide. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Krakow.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed it! You start by walking down lots of steps...but came back up with an elevator. Great guide!

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