The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only mining site in the world functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) are located on nine levels and extend for the total of about 300 kilometres: reaching the depth of 327 metres they illustrate all the stages of mining technology development over time.
During the tour through the Mine, You will see underground chambers hewn out in the salt rock, statues sculpted in salt and saline lakes. Visitors may take a walk of 2.5 km through 3 levels, down to 136 metres below ground level.
This point of our tourist programme is also entered on the UNESCO List of World Heritage.
Route: Krakow - Wieliczka - Krakow
Includes: English speaking tour leader, services of the Mine guide, lift up, entrance ticket to the Salt Mine, transportation by coach.
Important: Should customers wish to take the lift down to parts of the mine then a local charge of 250 PLN applies to the first level or 350 PLN to the second level. Lift usage is subject to availability and charges are payable locally. The price is per elevator so should there be more people wishing to share it, the costs could be divided between participants. Alternatively all customers make their way down the stairs as a group. You receive a lift journey back up to the top inclusive as part of your tour package.
Please note: Due to construction work taking place around Krakow, morning departures may be subject to delays in traffic. Work is scheduled to be complete by October 2019.
Operated: Daily in the mornings.
Duration: 3.5 hrs (come back to Krakow around 1pm)
Tour Start Time:Approx9:10am.
Meeting Point: Sheraton Hotel, Powisle Street 7, Krakow, at the main entrance of the hotel.
Other Meeting Points:
Please note that hotel pick ups will take place from 8.00am to 9.10am and you will need to call the resort office to confirm your pick up point & time.
Note: This tour is not recommended for those who have problems with walking or are claustrophobic. To get to the 1st level, all tourists need to descent a wooden stairway of 378 stairs. There is a lift down to the first level but this is at at extra cost of approx 300.00 PLN. Underground temperature: +14'C (55'F).
- A bus collecting guests from bus stops and for the tour. Air-conditioned bus without WC.
- Guide assistant in the bus and local Museum guide-English (all year), French (July and August).
Important Information: Please be advised that due to weather and traffic conditions, pick up and drop off times may vary. On your return to the city centre, our partners will drop off at the following hotels only: Novotel/Ibis Centrum, Radisson Blu, Sheraton, Wyspianski, Holiday Inn, Andle's and Matejki Square. Please liase with your driver on the day if you have any specific requests. Our partners will endeavour to drop you off at locations en-route where requested and possible which is subject to traffic conditions. Where a drop off is not possible you will be dropped at the nearest possible point.
When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.