The ancient Salt Mines in Wieliczka is one of the most popular tourists destination nearby Krakow, visited by more than 1 million tourists every year. Wieliczka Salt Mine has operated continuosly since its construction in the Middle Ages. During 7 centuries of Wieliczka Salt Mines existance, over 7 million cubic meteres of underground passages have been excavated, extending from 1st level (65 meters underground) to 9th level (327 meters deep) including more than 2000 chambers and over 300 kilometeres shafts and galleries.
The tourist route is approximately 2 kilometers long and it's located on first 3 levels. Underground tour with a guide lasts from 2,5 to 3 hours. On the tourist route might be seen: large chambers, reachly decorated underground chapels, brine lakes and unique collection of mining machines. For most of the visitors, the most impressive place in the Salt Mines is Chapel of Blessed Kinga entirely made of salt. In 12 meteres heighth and more than 50 meteres long chapel, even chandeliers were curved in salt rock. Another attraction in the end of your stay in the Mine is a ride by pretty quick mining lift that will take you from 3d level (134 meteres deep) to surface in less then 1 minute!

Private Wieliczka Salt Mine Tours

  • Total time - underground tour + return transportation - about 4 hours
  • With a few exceptions (1st Jan, 1st day of Easter, 1st Nov and 25th Dec) our Tours are available all year long
  • Pick up time is flexible although to avoid crowds and queues we recommend early morning or late afternoon
  • Drive from Krakow's centre to the Salt Mines lasts about 30 minutes
  • After arrival, your chauffeur will explain you everything and help with purchasing tickets and finding a guide
  • Regular ticket for a tour with an English speaking guide costs 109 PLN per person. Students under 25 years old and seniors over 89 can buy reduced tickets for 90 PLN (must present valid student ID)
  • 2 adults + 2 children can buy family ticket for 280 PLN in total. For children up to 4 years old, entry is free of charge.
  • For a bigger groups (6 and more) we recommend you hiring private guide (to get quotation please contact us)
  • Underground tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • Temperature in the Salt Mine is constant all over the year - about 14 Celsius degrees (57.2F)
  • We recommend you combining visit in Salt Mine with another trips on the same day.

  • See also: Bochnia Salt Mine
    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Type of Krakow Tour 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 - 6 people 7 - 8 people 9 and more
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    *Prices in Polish Zloty (PLN) per Person. Tickets are not included
    What is included in our price:
    -all transportation costs (fuel, parking, taxes, insurances)
    -professional, licensed and door to door service
    -waiting time and help of our English speaking driver

    What is NOT included in our price:
    -obligatory ticket(s) for a guided tour around Salt Mines
    -private guide service (if needed - recommended for group 6+)
    -photo/video permission - 10 PLN per camera
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