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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, French, Spanish, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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SKIP THE LINE
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  • 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, where "white gold" was extracted. Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish attractions.

Enter the salt city! This underground labyrinth stretches over 9 levels at 64 to 327 meters below the surface of the Earth. A labyrinth of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks for a total length of 245 km. It is an invaluable monument of material culture, inscribed in 1978 on the UNESCO Heritage List. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century. A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978). 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, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends. Wieliczka is at the same time the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. Moreover, 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 the depth of 64 meters. Visitors are led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at the level of 135 meters below the surface. Visitors 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)
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  • 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 tour coordinator

What to remember
  • The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 degrees), 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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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 1 day before the activity begins.
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