Discover a truly unique underground world that was created hundreds of years ago with this skip-the-line ticket for the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
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One of Poland's top tourist attractions, a world-class monument and one of UNESCO's World Culture and Natural Heritage sites. Here's a little bit of history about the mine, and what to expect when you visit.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine began operations in the 13th century, and is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation.
You can now take tours of parts of the mine, and wonder at underground lakes, intricate salt carvings, and the salt chapels.
Using the medicinal properties of the enviroment, an innovative treatment therapy has been created in the mine resort with a number of wonderful health benefits.
You can choose to stay in the mine in one of the wonderful hotels - enjoying the benefits of the clean air and calming atmosphere.
Make sure to check what events are on when you visit - if you time it right you can see Europe's oldest mining orchestra, or some live salt sculpture making.
The salt mines are open to tourists for tours Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
Tours last roughly three hours, allowing you to enjoy an extensive look at the mines, learn about their history and see the cultural attractions.
- When should I visit?
- Tours available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- A non-Polish adult ticket is 79PLN, which is about $21.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- By train, head to the Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia train station, or take the 304 bus to Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli.
- Additional information
- ** Discount tickets are available for groups and for families. | Make sure you wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes! There are 800 steps to climb!*
What people are saying about Wieliczka Salt Mine
The 'skip the line' only means that you don't have to queue up for a ticket at the location, it doesn't mean you just walk straight in. You are given a set time, usually 20 - 30 mins after you arrive, which is fine if the weather is good. The tour itself is very informative and well planned. I recommend you take some water or other drink as the tour is quite long.
Very interesting trip. Although it is a long day both these activities are worth doing and if you’re in Krakow for only a short amount of time it’s worth combining them. The time on the transport (nice mini bus) is a good rest. Can save money by going on public transport but the ease of this trip made it worth paying the extra.
Great experience. Brilliant. I was picked up on time. The meeting point is clearly marked. The driver was brilliant, got me there and back safely. Explained everything to me so I knew exactly what to expect. What an experience, if you are thinking about this and booking with this company.... Stop thinking... Just book it!!
Worth visiting but found it difficult to hear what the guide was saying unless you were standing right beside her. I have COPD and found the pace she went out was to quick and I became breathless and couldn’t keep up. Although I enjoyed the visit it wasn’t what I was expecting.
Very practical, great value. Tour at Auschwitz 1 felt a bit rushed and the tourguide was hardly audible. Lunch could have been planned somewhat earlier (4 o'clock now). Tour guide at the salt mines was great.