approx. 3 hours
max. 20 people
10 years old
Distance to walk:
Temperature on the route:
The opening and touring times depend on the day you wish to visit the mine.
You can check the details here.
The tour always takes place under the supervision of a guide called the Foreman, who directs the expedition and teaches participants the mining trade.
The tour is available in Polish and English.
The assembly point is the Regis Shaft. The tour starts at the scheduled times. Head to the Regis Shaft, arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour to receive training, protective clothing and mining equipment.
Before starting the tour, tourists receive a short training on the safety and use of the received equipment: lamp, helmet and carbon monoxide absorber. Participants are entered into a personal register and sign a statement about their participation in the training.
The Miners’ Route leads through excavations located outside the area of the Mine available for standard touring. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing according to the conditions on the route. The temperature underground falls within the range of 14–16ºC.
At the assembly point, you will also receive a protective suit that you will need to wear for the duration of the tour.
Tickets can be purchased at:
Before entering the Miners’ Route, tourists use the cloakroom located in the Regis Shaft building. Each tour participant receives an individual locker, locked with a key. Backpacks, bags, suitcases with larger dimensions should be left in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.
The Miners’ Route leads through excavations located outside the area of the Mine available for standard touring. There are no restaurants or catering facilities along the expedition route.
You can eat a meal before or after your tour at the Grand Sal**** Hotel restaurant, located on the surface.
Visitors can use the toilets in the Regis Shaft building, before and after the tour.
There are no toilets available underground.
ATMs and a currency exchange are located in the area of the Mine near the Daniłowicz Shaft. All catering and retail outlets in the Mine accept card payments.
The Miners’ Route is accessible to persons 10 years or older, with under-age visitors supervised by an adult.
The Miners’ Route is not adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.
The participants of the tour, equipped with professional equipment and wearing working suits, set off under the supervision of a guide Foreman to the underground of the Mine to gain their first experience as miners. Awaiting the daredevils are real mining tasks, the performance of which will be assessed by the foreman. There will be no time for boredom - each participant will be sucked into the fun! The work to be tackled by mining novices includes the measurement of methane concentration, weaving ropes, efficient use of a map and even a shovel. There will be a lot of work, but the satisfaction will also be great. At the end of the expedition, all tourists will receive a reward from the foreman - a certificate confirming that they have gained their first honours in the mining profession.
In exceptional cases, some of the chambers on the Miners’ Route may be excluded from the tour.
The Mine is a place where you can quiet down for a while and cut yourself off from the world, because telecommunication signals will not reach you here.
The maximum depth you can reach is 101 m.
During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed.
Detailed terms and conditions of touring the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine can be found here.
Open flames, electric torches, smoking cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) are prohibited in the mine.
Bringing animals in is prohibited.