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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

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Awesome trip and wonderful staff. Easy to work with and the english tour was amazing at the mine. Almost american english!
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  • English
  • 4 hours

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.

Interesting 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.

Included in the tour

The half-day trip includes a free pub crawl, which 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.

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English Language Tour
Adults Students with student card (under 26 years olds) Children 5-16 Children under 5
US$ 49
US$ 41
US$ 28.5

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 49
  • Students with student card (under 26 years olds)

    US$ 41
  • Children 5-16

    US$ 28.5
  • Children under 5


More information


4 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Return transportation from Krakow by bus.

Professional local English speaking guide.

Admission to the Salt Mine.

Not included

Supplement for take photos during the guided tour (10 PLN).

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.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 49
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

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.

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