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Explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private, half-day trip from Krakow. Hear the history of this 700-year-old mine from your guide and wander its chambers and tunnels. See the Chapel of St Kinga carved from salt and examine mining artifacts from the Middle Ages. After your excursion through the UNESCO-listed site, you’ll be dropped off back at your Krakow hotel.


  • Private half-day trip to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
  • Hear the history of the 700-year-old working salt mine from your guide while exploring underground
  • Walk down through the public areas of the vast mine, exploring its chambers and tunnels
  • See an incredible salt lake and then visit the Chapel of St Kinga where everything is carved from salt
  • Visit a mining exhibition to see fascinating artifacts of mining equipment during the Middle Ages
  • Take the tour at a time that suits you best, and enjoy personalized attention from your private guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Poland's salt mines are world-renowned and a must-see on your trip. If you already have a lot of other activities planned, you can still fit this private tour in because you choose your time of departure. Super easy!

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip from Krakow

Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this trip!

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.

Meet your private guide at your central Krakow hotel, traveling 30 minutes southeast of the city to Wieliczka. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed salt mine 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 maps of the mine. You’ll also pass mythic figures carved from salt and hear about the unique microclimate below ground.

Finish your tour 443 feet (135 meters) below ground before traveling back up to the surface via the mine's high-speed lift. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing trip back to Krakow, where you'll be returned to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

yvonne g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

must see

Elmer W H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our private tour was amazing with the guide that took us through and was very though to explain everything it was worth every penny and was so happy we took the private tour. We highly recommend this kind of tour it was wonderful and enjoyed it greatly. Carol and Bill Hubener Topeka, Kansas


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic tour. Well worth the money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Sylvia A R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The trip was wonderful and our guide, Matthew, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. I would recommend this trip and him to everybody.If you go to Krakow this must not be missed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very interesting place and visit.

Roy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The private transport from hotel to Wielickzka and return was excellent. on time, clean and well driven.
The tour was very enlightening. the guide was knowledgeable, excellent English, entertaining and made the excellent trip even more enjoyable.
Have already recommended it to friends.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Diane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour to the Salt Mines of Krakow was amazing. We had seen the details on the website but it was even more spectacular than expected. Our guide was very good and answered all our questions.
Thanks once again.

Tony D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic trip and well worth the very reasonable cost. Picked up and delivered back to the hotel in a spacious vehicle. The driver even did an extra stop for us to accommodate going to Schindler's factory. Had a private tour around the mines and the guide - Evangelina - was excellent. Thoroughly recommended!

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