Private Wieliczka Tour
Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a place with over 700 years history and product of work of many generations of miners throughout centuries. This unique place is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Poland which gained international fame after 1978 when it was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions from Krakow.
During our tour you will discover a so-called Tourist Route with 3 km of corridors and nearly 800 steps. You will reach the depth of 135 meters where temperature ranges between 14 and 16 Celsius degress all year long so please remember to take some warm clothes with you. You will learn a lot about history of the mine, forces of nature, technology of mining and hear many interesting stories from a local guide.You will admire chambers, saline lakes, mining tools and machines, timber constructions as well as sculptures made out of salt. One of the highlights will be world famous Chapel of St Kinga situated 100 meters under the ground. You may get surprised when you experience a light and sound spectacle and hear the music of Chopin. Finally you will visit the Krakow Saltworks Museum.
Sightseeing inside the mine takes approx 2,5 hours. Distance between centre of Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine is only 13 km so journey takes up to 40 min one way and whole tour approx 4 hours.
For individual visitors we provide private cars/mini-vans with English speaking drivers. For groups we provide mini-buses/buses with English speaking tour-leaders. Sightseeing inside the mine is only possible with local licensed guides of Wieliczka.
Tour can be started from your hotel, airport, train station or any chosen place in Krakow at chosen time.Prices:
- 260 PLN total (1-3 persons)
- 280 PLN total (4-7 persons)
*this includes service of private car/mini-van with English speaking driver
*extra cost is 79 PLN per person for entrance tickets which include sightseeing with local English speaking guide (other languages are also possible)
For groups of 8 persons or more it is cheaper to book private guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine. For prices – please contact us.
Standard tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine can also be combined with tour to Auschwitz on one day from Krakow.
On special request we can also organize an adventure tours inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine which require increased physical effort. Those are so-called „Miners Route” , „Pilgrims Route” and „ Mysteries of Wieliczka Mine”. We can even organize a special tour for pilgrims called „ Pilgrims’ Route”, for little children as well as team-building events. For more details – please contact us.