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Wieliczka Salt Mine - Guided Tour from Krakow With Free Audio Guide

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Key Highlights

  • The Wieliczka Salt Mines are on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List
  • Built over 700 years ago the Salt Mine is one of the Oldest in Europe
  • Admire the astounding craftsmanship, all figures, monuments and alters are completely made from salt
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours

    Start time

    01 Jan 17 - 31 Mar 17:
    English Tour: 9:00am & 3:15pm
    German Tour: 3:15pm

    01 Apr 17 - 31 Oct 17:
    English Tour: 8:05am, 10:35am & 4:05pm
    German Tour: 8:05am
    Spanish Tour: 4:05pm
    Italian Tour: 10:35am
    French Tour: 8:05am

    01 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18:
    English Tour: 9:05am & 3:05pm
    Spanish Tour: 3:05pm
    Italian Tour: 9:05am

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from 8 Sczepanski Plac (8 Szczepanski Square). It is a 2 minute walk from Main Market Square.

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off back at your hotel.
    Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free!

    Visit the centuries old Wieliczka Salt Mines that were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in all of Europe.

    Over the centuries, devout and superstitious miners have carved fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces out of its salt walls. These amazing works of art, in addition to the mine's historical importance, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

    Your route through the mine leads you through galleries and chambers on three levels, from 64 to 135 meters below the ground, including the unique and richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga. The route is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and you will have to walk down 400 steps in total.


    Make your way to the designated meeting point and embark on the journey to Wieliczka.

    Arrive at Wieliczka famous for one of the oldest salt mines in Europe, which has been in operation for at least 700 years.

    Visit the oldest part of the mine which is now open to the public as a museum. Walk through the galleries, chambers and chapels on three levels. Admire the altarpieces, figures and monuments carved out of salt.

    Visit the largest of the chapels dedicated to St. Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. This subterranean church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures carved out of salt.

    The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, the lift carries you back to the surface.

    You will be dropped back at your original point of pick-up in Krakow in an air-conditioned bus.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Guided Tour
    • Entrance to the Salt Mine
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Transfers in air-conditioned coach


    • Meals
    • Fee for photography and filming
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Itineraries and timings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free.

    The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
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      Lisa Ray, United Kingdom, 07/Apr/2017
    • Truly Fasinating!

      Arranging pick up was easy, and the journey very pleasant. I had no idea the Salt Mines were that big. After spending two hours there, you have only seen approx. 1% of the mines...

      Bobby Dhani, United Kingdom, 20/Apr/2017
    • Review of Wieliczka Salt Mine

      Excellent tour and value for money to the Salt Mine. The female Guide that we had was most informative and knowledgeable, and also included her affable personality and humour to...

      Mr Eugene Patton, United Kingdom, 22/Mar/2017
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