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Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow

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Descend into another universe with a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this half-day tour from Krakow. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its sophisticated salt sculptures, dates back to the 13th century. Your guide will shed light on the fascinating history and cultural significance of this unique site.
  • Learn the history of Wieliczka Salt Mine with a guided tour
  • Explore the subterranean wonders of this 700-year-old mine
  • Admire the delicate details of sculptures carved into salt
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Krakow
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Matejko Square in Krakow’s historic center. Board the bus to begin your half-day tour and listen to your leader’s description of the mine history as you travel about 30 minutes to Wieliczka. Once you arrive, you’ll walk to the salt mine and have time for a snack or restroom break. You’ll then descend the 380 steps to the first level of the mine. Your guide will share information on the rich history of Wieliczka, dating back seven centuries. You’ll discover another world of salt lakes, caves, winding tunnels, and elaborate salt sculptures. During their visit visit travelers will walk 1.8 miles (2.5 km) and climb down 820 steps. Stop at the underground gift shop for distinctive salt-related souvenirs, then journey back to ground level by elevator. You’ll board the bus to Krakow, where your tour concludes in Matejko Square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Matejko Square no. 2
Departure Time
3:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transportation to the mine
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Please contact the local tour operator directly after booking to confirm your exact timing
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Absolutely lovely day trip to the salt mines with our tour guide Adam who was very polite and friendly and gave us loads of information on the city and things to do during our stay. We were very pleased with the customer service and tour and I would recommend it to anyone going
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Hi! My sister & I are French , we were on vacation in Krakow. The Shuttle was on time, the driver was nice and the visit of the Salt Mines was interesting ! We were really pleased with the overall experience
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3 months later, I can still remember such a brilliant tour guide called Agatha showed us the impressive and stunning salt mines. I have traveled around the world for the last 10 years, nothing similar to these salt mines in Poland, a brilliant underground construction. Highly
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It was great experience to see underground city with salty walls - it's unique. I think, it's one of the most beautiful place close to Cracow. The guide is a professional, tells many interesting stories and facts. Great organized tour without additional costs, everything
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The salt mine is fascinating and well worth a visit but I would not recommend using the bus tour groups. Make your own way there and book on to the first available English tour. It will cost you half the price of an advertised tour and the mine is easily accessible from central
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