Tours & activities by Destination Travel from Viator

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow

410 Reviews

  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2145IT4
Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Along with the mine's historical importance, its carvings of fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.


  • Hotel pickup included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All entrance fees included

Legend has it that the salt mines were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. You'll tour the richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition on Level 3.

Your guided tour takes you from 210 to 440 feet (64 to 135 meters) underground, passing through galleries and chambers on three levels. The guided walk consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways.

Entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine, you'll descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1. Although this walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear, it will need to be considered when booking this tour. The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, a lift carries you back to the surface.

Recent Photos of this Tour

Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from Sheraton Hotel in Krakow

Hotel Pickup:
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Krakow hotels. Please advise your full hotel name and address at time of booking.
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

Tour drops off at selected Krakow hotels. You will be advised on the day the closest drop off point to your hotel.

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

8:45am Tour in English
Code: EN0845

Departs at 8:45am

Pricing details
10am Tour in English
Code: EN1000

Departs at 10am

Pricing details
10:45am Tour in English
Code: EN1045

Departs at 10:45am

Pricing details
3:15pm Tour in English
Code: EN1515

Departs at 3:15pm

Pricing details

Pricing information

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow

  • Local guide
  • Admission ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum
  • Guided walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine (elevator ride to the ground level on exit only)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 45 people)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Voucher Info:
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: NIGEL R, May 2015

Beautiful and worth the stairs down! Lots of walking involved. Amazing a whole underground city.

Reviewed by: Lindsey G, May 2015

The tour itself was excellent and would recommend the visit to anyone.
The pick up and waiting times to get there however , were very tedious 8.55 pick up then transfer to bigger bus in Crakow, which was another 45 min wait. 2 hours before arrival at mine!!

From EUR39.33

View price calendar


Select Travel Date

Flexible date guarantee


Enter total number of travelers:

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2145IT4