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Wieliczka Salt Mine skip-the-line ticket and guided tour

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Availability: Every day
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Gain skip the line entrance to the UNESCO listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Meet a coordinator in front of the Salt Mine and join a guided underground tour
  • Be fascinated by breathtaking underground galleries, chambers and lakes
What to expect

Visit one of the largest underground mining museums, which used to extract 'white gold'. Today, Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish attractions.

Enter this wonderful salt city! The underground labyrinth stretches over 9 levels at 64 to 327 meters below the surface of the earth. Nearly 2,400 chambers are connected with sidewalks to make a total length of 245km. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century and a couple of decades later in 1978, the salt mine was even declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of sacred art, and theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends.

Wieliczka is the world's largest mining heritage museum and has a vast collection of unique pieces of mining equipment that reflects the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. The microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 meters. You will be led through a number of chambers and will get to see the amazing underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at a level of 135 meters below the surface and at the end of the tour, you will return to the surface by lift.

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What's included
  • Entrances fees
  • Guided tour (it's not possible to enter the salt mine without a guided tour)
What's not included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Fee for photography (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Entry is free for children under 5 years of age, although it is necessary to provide this information when making a reservation
Where

Discover Cracow Tourist Information, 7 Edwarda Dembowskiego Street, Wieliczka

Meeting point:

Please wait at the small white entrance building and make sure to be there 15 minutes before the booked starting time. Your voucher cannot be redeemed at Salt Mine ticket office - please present the voucher to the tour coordinator.

What to remember
  • The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14°C), and therefore it is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer
  • There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • The price does not include fees for photography and filming
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When
  • Every day at 9.45am or 12.45pm
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Provider
Discover Cracow
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 5 minutes before the activity begins.
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