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Wieliczka Salt Mine

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN 150.00 PLN / person
wieliczka salt mine building

Tour summary

Going down the 380 steps into the salt mine you may have the impression of entering a magical underground city, full of mysterious caves, amazing underground lakes, majestic designs and unique salt carvings. The tourist route in the Salt Mine, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, is almost 3 km long and consist of winding corridors, 800 steps and a descend to a depth of 135 metres underground. It begins at the Daniłowicz Shaft, where the visitors meet their guide who, while showing them around, will tell them about the history and secrets of the mine, forces of nature that rule the mine, and the ethos of hard work of many generations of miners. Going down deeper and deeper, the visitors will see unusual places, take pleasure in watching the light spectacle on the banks of one of the saline lakes, and learn the famous legend of Princess Kinga, who brought a wealth of salt into the Polish soil. In the middle of the route there is St. Kinga's Chapel, a wonderful chapel dedicated to the patron saint of salt miners, decorated with extraordinary salt artworks.

Important information

The price includes: tour guide assistance, guided tour, entrance ticket, leaving the mine in a lift after the tour, transportation.

We offer departures from our central meeting point in Krakow or the centrally located Krakow hotels.
Our central meeting point in Krakow is located at the bus park at 11 Powisle Street, situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Grand Hotel. In the case of departure from our central meeting point - please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.

Departures from the centrally located Krakow hotels commence approximately 10 - 60 minutes prior to the central meeting point departure time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. When departing from the centrally located Krakow hotels, customers are asked to wait for our guide at the reception, 5 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.

If your hotel is not in central Krakow, or you do not require hotel pickup, make your own way to our central meeting point at the bus park at 11 Powsle Street, situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.

Duration time: 4 hours

Frequency:
January - December: daily, at 8:45
April - September: daily, at 15:15

Additional information

Wieliczka Salt Mine tour is not recommended for participants with walking disabilities (there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start) and for participants with claustrophobia.
The guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways. Visitors entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1 (64 meters below ground level). This walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, however we ask you consider the walk and 380-step staircase when booking this tour. The return to the surface will be by lift up the Danilowicz Shaft, from Level 3 (135 meters below ground level).
The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, though constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn.
Taking photographs requires a special permit which may be purchased in the ticket office or during the visit itself. The permit price is PLN 10.
The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the main cannot exceed dimensions: 35x20x20 cm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Not wheelchair accessible.

 

 

Information

Special prices for students and children
150 PLN

Availability

08:45 AM   Daily   1 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
Excluded dates: 16 Apr 2017, 29 Jul 2017, 1 Nov 2017, 24 Dec 2017, 25 Dec 2017, 1 Jan 2018
08:45 AM   Daily   2 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
03:15 PM   Daily   2 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
08:45 AM   Daily   1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
03:15 PM   Daily   1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
08:45 AM   Daily   1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
03:15 PM   Daily   1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
08:45 AM   Daily   2 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Excluded dates: 24 Dec 2018, 25 Dec 2018

Estimated time

4:00 hours

Individuals

Adult
from 150 zł
Student
from 120 zł
Child
from 80 zł
Baby
free

Groups

Baby
free
150 PLN

Availability

10:00 AM   Daily   1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
Excluded dates: 24 Dec 2017, 25 Dec 2017, 1 Jan 2018

Estimated time

4:00 hours

Individuals

Adult
from 210 zł
Student
from 210 zł
Child
from 210 zł
Baby
free

Groups

Baby
free

Have questions?
Don't hesitate to call us!

We are here for you: 8:00 - 22:00 / Mon-Sun
+48 602 497 064

We’ll pick you up from your hotel!

Chopin Hotel
Matejki Sq. No. 2
Ibis Stare Miasto Hotel
Puro Hotel
Andel’s Hotel
Wyspiański Hotel
Royal Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
Sheraton Hotel
Sympozjum Hotel
Park Inn Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Ester Hotel
Batory Hotel
Holiday Inn Hotel
Golden Tulip Hotel
Maksymilian Hotel
Logos Hotel
Novotel Centrum Hotel
Ibis Centrum Hotel
Galaxy
Aleksander hotel
Cracowdays Apartaments
Demel Hotel
Best Western Premier Kraków
Q Hotel Kraków Best Western Plus
Quality System Hotel Kraków
Amber Boutique Hotel
Novotel City West
Columbus Hotel
Queen Boutique
Conrad Hotel
Benefis Hotel
Legend Hotel
Mercure Kraków Stare Miasto
Golden Tulip Kraków Kazimierz
Indigo Old Town
IT Miodowa 45
Best Western Plus Old Town
Ascot
Rezydent
Atrium
Qubus
Art & Garden Residence
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