Embark on a half-day trip to Wieliczka Salt Mines, one of the most-visited landmarks in Poland, and explore the subterranean salt-carved chapels and galleries with striking statues, chandeliers and altars.
Greet your English-speaking guide in the city center and climb on a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Admire the rural Polish landscape during the short ride to Wieliczka, located only 15km from Krakow.
Once you get to the UNESCO World Heritage site, tag after your knowledgeable guide down 350 steps and into one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Discover over 20 salt-chiseled rooms, some of which are beautifully decorated during the 3.5 kilometers (2.1 miles) walking-tour, as well as underground lakes, the tools and utensils used by the miners and curious salt-made sculptures and low reliefs.
While your guide explains how the Salt Mine was transformed into a charming “underground village”, walk into the Chapel of St. Kinga, a startling 54-meter temple decorated with large chandeliers and a beautiful altar.
At the end of the tour return to Kraków by bus.
Curious facts about the Salt Mine
Although you will find out all about this unique masterpiece during the half-day trip, here is a list of curious facts about the mine:
- Created by nature 15 million years ago.
- The mine was opened in the thirteenth century and closed in 1978.
- It receives over one million visitors per year.
- Visited for the first time in the fifteenth century.
- UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site in 1978.
- The mine is over 300 kilometers long, with 3,000 chambers and 9 floors.
- The guided tour of the Salt Mine includes 378 steps.
If you also want to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau on the same day, you must choose the Auschwitz tour that departs at 8am or before, to insure you have enough time to join both tours.
Included in the tour
The half-day trip includes a free lunch and free pub crawl, which you can enjoy on the same day of the tour or any other day of the week:
- Lunch at Beer House restaurant (Floriańska 43). You can go anytime between 11am and 5pm.
- Pub crawl: It includes entrance to 4 clubs and a free shot at each bar. You can take part in the pub crawl any day of the week.
|Adults||Students with student card||Children 5-16||Children under 5|
Students with student card42.5$
Children under 5Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
Transport by air conditioned luxury coach from Krakow.
Professional local English speaking guide.
Admission to the Salt Mines.
Voucher for a lunch at the Beer House restaurant and pub crawl with 4 shots.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (20:00 local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
How to book?
To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Plac Jana Matejki 2, very close to the Barbican
Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.