The Wieliczka Salt Mine

What is the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb, 350 of which have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground. Thus it is no surprise that till now, the Tourist Route, the main visiting route of the mine has been visited by 36,000,000 tourists from around the whole world in search of adventures.

Salzbergwerk Wieliczka - Daniłowicz Shaft

What should I know about…

Salzbergwerk Wieliczka - U-Bahn-Strecke

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish monuments. 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. The Wieliczka Salt Mine 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.

About the tour:

We are pleased to offer you a private tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine museum, with pick-up from any place you request (e.g. airport, hotel).

An English speaking driver will take you directly to the starting point of the sightseeing, and provide you with the necessary advice about the best way to move through the museum, and its general layout.

It takes approximately 30 min. to reach the Wieliczka Salt Mine, therefore our goal is to ensure you the ultimate comfort while traveling in our  air-conditioned cars by also providing TV and Wi-Fi.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask the English-speaking driver. We can also organize tours  in any other language.

The trip is an individual offer, meaning that the car and the driver are at your disposal, and there are no mixed groups so you can feel comfortable in the company of your choice. This ensures the excursion program can be entirely tailored to your needs and expectations.

You will tour the museum in a group of approximately a dozen other persons, accompanied by a professional guide. You will choose the language of the tour. To ensure you do not miss any important facts, audio guides are available too.

In the Wieliczka Salt Mine museum you will admire 20 underground chambers as you descent 800 steps to a depth of 130 m. The larger attractions you can visit include the legendary chamber of St.Kinga, or the restored miners’ workplaces. During the tour there will be short stops so that you can take a rest and enjoy local delicacies. The mine remains at a constant temperature of 14-16 ° C – please take warm clothing with you.

Salzbergwerk Wieliczka - Kammer Warschau
Salzbergwerk Wieliczka - Bergbau-Ausstellung
Salt Mine Wieliczka - Chapel of St. Anthony
Wieliczka Salt Mine

You can choose different routes of sightseeing. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine is possible only with a tour guide.

While you explore, the driver will be waiting patiently in the parking area.

After sightseeing, you will be driven back to the hotel, or any other place of your request.

The duration of the trip can be extended or shortened, at your discretion.

To make this offer even more attractive we would like to suggest combinning the trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine with a visit to other popular touristic spots of the region e.g. the Auschwitz – Birkenau Museum, The Black Madonna of Częstochowa, or any other destination mentioned in our offer.
We will negotiate the price if you would like to choose another destination.

Summary:

  • Personalized tour
  • Pick – up from any place requested
  • Free WiFi and TV
  • Mini bus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Extra time available
  • Tour guide available in the following languages:

Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish

  • Private guide available
  • Year-round offer
  • We also offer  other destinations to combine with the trip:

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Prices

1 - 2 persons

200zł/50€

3 - 4 persons

160zł/40€

5 - 6 persons

140zł/35€

7 - 8 persons

120zł/30€

9 persons and more

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Price per person.

The prices include entrance and a professional  guided tour of the museum.

You pay for the entire service after the trip

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