Wielickza Salt Mine is a wonder of human engineering and endeavour. A winding, crystalline labyrinth of elegant sculptures, cavernous hallways and deep green lakes, our local guides provide you with fascinating insight and unparalleled service, so that you get the most out of your salt mine experience.
Easily organise a pick-up point from anywhere in Kraków, where you will be taken on the 30-minute drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Then, you will descend the hundreds of steps into the deep, twisting salt maze that constitutes the mine (after smugly enjoying the queue jump benefit the private tour brings.)
135m underground, enveloped in the mineral-rich, therapeutically salty air, you are free to explore the seemingly endless passageways and secret corners, each holding exquisite salt constructions and sculptures. St. Kinga’s Salt Chapel is world’s largest underground church and the jewel in the crown of this subterranean city. Breathtakingly complex chandeliers, delicate spires and awe-inspiring caverns.
Understand the 700-year history of the mine, the myths it has been shrouded in, the stories that have seeped from the shafts. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transported back to a location of your choosing in the city of Kraków.
Explore one of the world's oldest salt mines listed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List
Descend deep underground to explore a vast labyrinth of tunnels and chambers
Admire intricate statues, chandeliers, and other art carved directly in the salt rock
Your Local Host:
Meet Agnieszka Olechów. Throughout all her years, she has been specialising in unique and off the beaten track tours in and around Kraków.
Her tours show you the most beautiful and important places in Kraków and the city's surroundings in a way that allows you not only to visit them, but also to experience their unforgettable spirit.
You’ll be picked up in your accommodation in central Krakow – please let us know where you’re staying when booking.
Private transport with free pick-up and drop-off at any point in Kraków
Entrance fee to the mine
A local expert guide inside the mine
Headsets provided to clearly hear the guide's commentary
A private tour of the mine - the tour itself takes place in larger groups
The regular Salt Mine tour requires lots of walking and climbing stairs. If you have trouble walking you should consider taking the special route for physically challenged tourists. Unfortunately, we do not provide this service, therefore, we advise you to contact the Salt Mine for additional information.
The Salt Mine tour does not include a lift down to the mine. Once the tour is finished, the group is taken by the lift to the surface.
Please keep in mind that the sightseeing is deep under the surface and as wonderful as it is, guests suffering from claustrophobia might feel uncomfortable. We request that you plan for this in advance and exercise caution at all times.
You will be asked to leave larger items and bags in the car for the duration of the tour. You may bring a bag with you provided its dimensions are 35x20x20.
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.