Logotyp Kopalni Soli 'Wieliczka'

Tour organisation

Starting point:
Regis Shaft

Duration:
approx. 2 hours

Group size:
min. 10, max. 25 people

Minimum age:
10 years old

Distance to walk:
2 km

Temperature on the route:
14-16ºC

Group size:
min. 10, max. 20 people 


Ticket sales

You can buy tickets at the ticket offices in the Regis Shaft, Kościuszki 9, Wieliczka.
Detailed information about ticket prices and discounts can be found here.
You can find detailed information about opening hours here.

Opening hours
The opening and touring times depend on the day you wish to visit the mine. 
You can check the details here.
Guide

The tour always takes place under the supervision of a guide called the Foreman, who directs the expedition and teaches participants the mining trade.

Touring languages

Tours are available in Polish and in selected other languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Ukrainian, Russian and Croatian.

Starting the tour

The assembly point is the Regis Shaft. The tour starts according to the reservation made. Head to the Regis Shaft, arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour to receive training, protective clothing and mining equipment.

Safety training

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.

Clothing

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.

Reservation

Tickets must be booked in advance – to do so, fill in the form here.
The minimum number of tourists in a group is 10 persons. Groups of fewer than 10 persons make reservations at a cost of a 10-person group. The maximum number of tourists in a group is 20 persons. Organised groups numbering more than 20 persons will be divided into smaller groups. The number of guides assigned to a group will be decided by the Mine. Accepting the reservation for an organised group requires a deposit of 300  PLN for each booked group of up to 20 people.

Food

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.

At Bistro Posolone, located on the surface, right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, you can choose from a wide range of salads, burgers, pasta, as well as drink delicious coffee and eat dessert.  

You can also eat a meal before or after your tour at the Grand Sal**** Hotel restaurant, located on the surface. 

Photos

During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed.

Luggage

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.

Toilets

Visitors can use the toilets in the Regis Shaft building, before and after the tour.
There are no toilets available underground.

ATM and currency exchange

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.

Visitors with disabilities

The Miners’ Route is not adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

On the route


Route characteristics

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.

Phone / Internet

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.

Safety


Terms and conditions of touring

Detailed terms and conditions of touring the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine can be found here.

Prohibitions

Open flames, electric torches, smoking cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) are prohibited.
Bringing animals in is prohibited.

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