Half Day Salt Mines in Wieliczka

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One of the oldest salt mines in Europe, which has been in operation for at least 700 years. The oldest part of the mine is opened to the public as a museum. The Wieliczka Salt Mine was placed in 1978 on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.


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Wieliczka Salt Mine is a unique world-class attraction, included in the UNESCO "Human Heritage" List. According to a legend, salt resources were brought here from Hungary by Blessed Kinga, who married a Polish king. She dropped a ring to a Hungarian salt mine shaft to say "farewell" to her homeland. Salt recourses were soon discovered in Wieliczka. When excavation started - Kinga's ring was found in a first salt lump.

A tour of the Mine includes beautiful chapels sculpted in salt (Blessed Kinga's chapel is the most beautiful one), spacious chambers, crystal grottoes and underground ponds. All this at average depth of 250 m below the ground level.

Available Languages

  • *Private Tour: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, French, Japanese, Chinese

  • Seat in Coach: until 31 March 2014, English and German only.

Starting 01 April until 30 Sept 2014, the following schedules will follow:

English, German daily at 09:00 and 15:15

Russian, Italian daily at 15:15

Spanish (starting June) 15:15


  • Entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Local guide

  • Transport


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge for SIC option.

  • *Tours are primarily conducted in the English language, but Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, French are available upon request. Please make other language requests a few days before tour departure. Japanese, Chinese and all other languages are also available, but you must request these languages far in advance.

  • Hotel pick-ups for the SIC option are available from selected hotels only.

Timetable until 31 March 2014

Timetable starting 01 April 2014 until 30 Sept 2014

  • The SIC tour does not operate during the March of the Living.

  • Rates for the private option do not apply during holidays (January 01, Easter, November 01, December 24-26) and for services starting/ending between 23:00 and 06:00.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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