- 4-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
- Discover one of the world’s oldest salt mines with a knowledgeable guide
- Wander through an underground labyrinth of salt-carved tunnels and chambers
- Hear about the history and legends of salt mining from your guide
- Enjoy a traditional miner's shot of vodka and receive a small gift made of salt
- Avoid the crowds with a late-afternoon or evening tour
- Small-group tour limited to 19 ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
Follow your guide down the 800 steps to the underground labyrinth mines, extending over nine levels and reaching 1,073 feet (327 meters) below the earth’s surface. On your narrated tour, you'll be amazed by the network of nearly 2,400 chambers connected with sidewalks that total 178 miles (287 km) in length.
See traces of mining activity, view sacred art relating to the history and legends of mining, and view statues, chandeliers, chapels and even an entire cathedral carved out of the rock salt by the miners. You’ll soon discover why Wieliczka is often referred to as the ‘Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland.’
Learn about the mine’s uses over the centuries, including during World War II, when the shafts were used by the Germans as an ad hoc facility for various war-related industries.
After about 2.5 hours underground, step into a traditional mining lift and return to the ground level and finish the tour with a traditional miner’s shot of vodka, just like the Polish miners would enjoy after a hard day's work in the mines. You'll also receive a small gift made of salt to take home with you. Then relax on the drive back to Krakow.
This evening tour of the Salt Mine was great and is not so crowded. We were picked up by the driver at the hotel in heart of Krakow and then a short 30 minute ride to the mine. The driver was very friendly and attentive. He took us to meet our guide for the tour. Turns out that we the only couple to book the tour for that night so we basically had our own private guide. Our guide was very informative as she had worked there for many years. Definitely, would recommend this tour and company!
The tour transportation was on-time and comfortable. The driver kept us informed and the arrangements for the tour were very efficient. We had a small group for the tour which was an evening time and we had a wonderful tour guide which allowed us to see the Salt Mine in all it's splendor without any crowds or hassle. Highly recommend this tour and would definitely do it again!