The Wieliczka Salt Mine is a labyrinth of 300 km of underground walkways 700 years old in the area. An extremely valuable monument of material culture, the Salt Mine was one of the first objects on the UNESCO list of cultural and natural heritage in 1978. The tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine takes about 2-3 hours on various alternative routes, including the popular tourist road and the extreme miners’ road. Guided tour with a local guide in your language (to choose english, german, spanish, italian, russian, french).
Price per person:
- 2-3 persons 45 € / 190 PLN
- 4-6 persons 40 € / 170 PLN
- 7-8 persons 37 € / 160 PLN
The travel price includes:
- Entry ticket for salt mine in Wieliczka
- A private mini van, air conditioned and comfortable – with a driver just for you
- Door-to-door service: You will be picked up and taken directly to / from your hotel / selected location in or near Krakow
- Our driver will help you during the trip. This makes the trip enjoyable – you do not have to worry about anything
- A selection of refreshing drinks in summer
It is possible to combine a trip to the Auschwitz Birkenau or Wadowice Museum.
Other tourist attractions in the area
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is a labyrinth of underground pavements with a length of 300 km, a remnant of 700 years of operation in this area. As an extremely valuable monument of material culture, the Salt Mine in 1978 was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of Cultural and Natural Heritage as one of the first objects. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine takes about 2-3 hours on several alternative routes, including the popular Tourist Route and the more extreme Miners’ Route.
Saltworks Castle – the Krakow Saltworks Museum
The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka is the historical seat of a salt mine or mine manager, from the end of the 13th century until 1945. The salt mine or Cracow Saltworks created both the Wieliczka mine and the mine in Bochnia. The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka is open to tourists, the Northern Building has become the seat of the Krakow Saltworks Museum, where permanent and temporary exhibitions can be seen. In the castle courtyard there is a descent to the reconstructed 18th century mine shaft.
A visit to Tężnia is a great and very pleasant way for healthy walks, because the natural salt spray created in graduation towers resembles the one from the coast and thanks to its health properties it supports the treatment of respiratory diseases and also increases the body’s resistance. Inhalations allow to clear the airways, so it is worth going to Tężnia and not only to visit it, but to sit for a long while on the benches in the courtyard.
Royal Castle in Niepołomice
The castle in Niepołomice for centuries was a place where crowned heads rested, it was often even called the second Wawel. It was built in the 14th century by Casimir the Great, but the greatest flourishing of Niepołomice survived during the reign of the kings Zygmunt the Old and Zygmunt August, that is in the sixteenth century. At that time, the castle was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. Today, the castle in Niepołomice is a pearl of the Renaissance, made available to tourists both as a Museum.