Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket and guided tour from Krakow
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket and guided tour from Krakow

4.8/5
Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
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£50.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Italian , Spanish , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • See the architectonical marvels such as the chapel of St. Kinga or Stanislaw Staszic Chamber
  • Follow your guide through salt lakes and underground corridors
What to expect

Wieliczka Salt Mine was opened in the 13th century as one of the world's oldest salt mines. It reaches almost 327 meters below the ground and has over 287 kilometers. During this guided tour, you will walk through 20 chambers taking the incredible journey for over 2 hours. Admire magnificent constructions and enjoy the positive effect of the microclimate.

While walking along 3 kilometers of corridors you will have an opportunity to see with your own eyes the heritage left by generations of miners. See the Chapel of St. Kinga, the only underground church in Europe. It is dedicated to Princess Kinga who is believed to have brought the salt treasure to Polish land. Later, you will be taken to see an underground lake which measures 9 meters in depth at its lowest point. This saline lake located 104 meters below the surface is surprisingly a wonderful spot for sailing.

Another chamber in Wieliczka Salt Mine is the Stanislaw Staszic Chamber. It measures 6 m in height and it is the largest excavation on the route accessible to tourists. Did you know that the chamber is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the place to hold the first underground balloon flight? A fun fact is that the volume of soil excavated from the mine during its history is enough to build 3 pyramids similar in size to the Pyramid of Cheops.

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What's included
  • check Entrance fees
  • check Guided tour
  • check Headsets (to hear the guide)
  • check Transportation
What's not included
  • x_not_included Food and drinks
Where

Wielopole 2, 31-072 Kraków, Poland

Meeting point:
Please meet your guide at the Parking Kiss&Ride (2 Wielopole Street) next to the Main Post Office /Poczta Glowna/. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What to remember
  • Please mind that the tour begins with a descent down the Daniłowicz Shaft to Level I of the mine. It is situated 64 m underground, thus the visitors have to walk down 380 stairs. The next levels lead the tour participants even deeper, i.e. 135 m underground. There are 800 steps along the whole route. After a short respite, visitors go up to the surface in a mining elevator
  • The tour does not include the lift that takes you down.
  • The regular Salt Mine tour requires lots of walking and climbing stairs and it's not suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Please remember that it is quite cool in the mine (between 14° C and 16° C). Make sure to take warmer clothing even in summer and wear comfortable shoes, as well.
  • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the mine cannot exceed dimensions: 35x20x20 cm
  • Taking photographs requires a special permit, which may be purchased in the ticket office or during the visit itself. The permit price is PLN 10
  • Please bring your own child seat or child sling when traveling with a baby/children.
  • Students (age 13-26) must have a valid ID
  • Infants (age 0-3): free admission
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Provider
All Poland Sp. z o.o.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.8/5

Based on 4 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Great tour would definitely recommend, the salt mine is one not to be missed

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - June 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - June 2023

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - December 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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