Explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a half-day tour from Krakow, including private, round-trip transportation. Hear the history of the 700-year-old mine on a guided group tour and wander its chambers and tunnels. See the Chapel of St Kinga carved from salt and examine mining artifacts from the Middle Ages. Added bonus: travel to and from the UNESCO-listed site via private vehicle and select a departure time that best suits your schedule.
Travel directly to and from the mine in a private car
Enjoy a group tour of the UNESCO-listed mine with an expert guide
Marvel at the Chapel of St Kinga, a stunning subterranean church carved from salt
See an underground lake and mining tools used in medieval times
A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the Wieliczka Salt Mine comprises an extensive network of underground chambers and tunnels, most of which have been carved by hand from the natural salt blocks.
Choose your preferred departure time and meet a private driver at your central Krakow hotel, traveling 30 minutes southeast of the city to Wieliczka. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed salt mine, join up with your guided group tour 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 tools that were once used to dig and work the shafts. You’ll also pass mythic figures carved from salt and hear about the unique microclimate below ground.
Finish your tour 443 feet (135 meters) underground before traveling back up to the surface via the mine's high-speed lift. Reunite with your private driver for a relaxing trip back to Krakow, where you'll be returned to your hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
The driver was friendly and...
, Apr 2016
The driver was friendly and informative. it was lovely to travel in style and comfort without waiting for others
Very exciting and generally a good experience worth the while. Be advised that there are a few other options available for touring the mine as well. This is the tourist option suitable for everyone. There is also a more challenging 'Miners Tour' and other options as well.
J'ai payé très cher cette excursion mais c'est normal ? vu la saison , Au niveau TAXI très bien. L'accueil assez lamentable . NOUS SOMMES RESTE AU FROID 20 minutes en plein vent -12 sans assistance .Bon ceci dit c'est une visite de mine avec un intérêt largement surfait dépêcher vous , il y a du monde ! .Le guide en français , très poli , mais qui se fout de la gestion d'appareil wifi de ma femme qui ne marche pas !!!l