History of the place

“The historic Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only site in the world where mining have been continued since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as lesser and major shafts) stretch for a total of 300 kilometres reaching the depth of 327 meters and illustrate all the stages of the development of mining technology over time.” – the quotation from September 8th 1978, when Wieliczka Salt Mine, along with 11 other sites from all over the world, joined the UNESCO’s very first World Heritage list. The mine is also notable for its long tradition of tourism. The famous breathtaking site has been visited over the centuries by Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Dimitri Mendeleev, Pope John Paul II, and crowned heads of state, not to mention millions of people from all over the world. The tour includes a visit to the stunning “underground town” with lakes, passages, and the marvellous Chapel of St. Kinga.

Available tour languages:
Język en Język it Język es Język fr Język ru Język de

Price list

Price list

Adult
14.04 - 30.06 160 PLN
1.07 - 31.08 165 PLN
1.09 - 28.12 160 PLN
29.12 - 2.01 170 PLN
Student
14.04 - 30.06 140 PLN
1.07 - 31.08 150 PLN
1.09 - 28.12 140 PLN
29.12 - 2.01 150 PLN
Children 5-15 years 80 PLN
Children up to 4 years 0 PLN

The price includes:

  • hotel/hostel pick-up,
  • transport by air conditioned minibus,
  • professional Salt Mine guide,
  • professional tour leader,
  • hotel/hostel drop-off.

Important information

Duration: 4-5 h.

Bring warm clothing and comfortable shoes.
Temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16° C.

 

Timetable

  • English (1st January - 28th February) - everyday
    9.00 am, 2.45 pm
  • English (1st March - 31st August) - everyday
    9.00 am, 2.45 pm
  • English (1st September - 31st December)
    9.00 am, 2.45 pm
  • French (1st January - 28th February)
    9.00 am
  • French (1st March - 31th April) - Mondays and Saturdays
    9.00 am
  • French (1st May - 31st August) - everyday
    9.00 am
  • French (1st September - 31st December)
    9.00 am
  • Italian (1st January - 28th February)
    2.15 pm
  • Italian (1st March - 31st August) - everyday
    2.15 pm
  • Italian (1st September - 31st December)
    2.15 pm
  • Spanish (1st January - 28th February)
    2.45 pm
  • Spanish (1st March - 30th April) - Thursdays and Saturdays
    2.45 pm
  • Spanish (1st May - 31st August) - everyday
    2.45 pm
  • Spanish (1st September - 31st December)
    2.45 pm
  • German (1st January - 28th February)
    2.15 pm
  • German (1st March - 30th April) - Thursdays and Saturdays
    2.15 pm
  • German (1st May - 31st August) - eveyday
    2.15 pm

Departure time depends on the pick up point. You will receive all information while booking. Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour is unavailable on January 1st, December 24th, December 25th.

More about the tour

During the tour, you will have a chance to visit twenty historic chambers connected by 2 kilometres of passages. Descend into the mine by a staircase (380 steps) to the 1st level (at a depth of 64 meters) and return to the surface by a lift up the Daniłowicz shaft from the 3rd level (at a depth of 135 meters). The whole tour lasts about 4-5 hours. You will spend around 2 hours in the Salt Mine. If you would like to take photos, you have to buy permission at the entrance to the Chapel of St. Kinga. During this tour, there is no lunch break. If you have bought a student ticket, please do not forget to bring your student card (please do remember that student tickets are only available for people under the age of 25). After your arrival back in Krakow, you will be dropped off at your pick-up point.

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Experienced staff

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Wide range of tours available

We organise regular and private tours, for small and large groups

A leader among tour operators

We have been named the leader of the year among tour operators a number of times. The award is presented by Wieliczka Salt Mine.