approx. 3 hours
Distance to walk:
approx. 3.5 km
Temperature on the route:
The opening 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.
Tours are available in Polish and in selected other languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Esperanto, Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian.
It is also possible to book a guide speaking Japanese, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian, Albanian and Dutch.
The route includes approx. 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing according to the conditions on the route. The temperature underground falls within the range of 17–18ºC.
Tickets must be booked in advance – to do so, fill in the form here.
The minimum number of tourists in a group is 20 persons. Groups of fewer than 20 persons make reservations at a cost of a 20-person group. The maximum number of tourists in a group is 40 persons. Organised groups numbering more than 40 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 40 people.
On the Tourist Route, you can relax and dine in designated locations. Each group booking a tour can additionally choose and order a lunch set, which will be served at the selected time. To select dishes from the menu and place an order, please use the form here.
You can eat a meal before or after your tour at the Grand Sal**** Hotel restaurant, located on the surface.
During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed.
The maximum dimensions of hand luggage which can be brought on the tour is 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. Please leave your larger luggage in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.
Before starting the tour, you can use the toilets, which are located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft. Toilets are also available underground in two locations on the tour.
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.
Some of the underground excavations, made available by the Cracow Saltworks Museum, are adaptedfor persons not moving independently. In order to take advantage of the opportunity to visit this part of the mine, please contact the Reservation Department, by writing an e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can take an assistance dog or a guide for blind and visually impaired people to the mine.
Beautiful chambers carved in salt, including the most exceptional one – St Kinga’s Chapel, amazing underground lakes, majestic carpentry structures and unique salt sculptures. Nearly 3 kilometres of winding galleries, 800 stairs to climb and a descent to 135 metres underground. No wonder that the charms of the Tourist Route, the main route of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, are admired by millions of adventure-seeking tourists from all over the world.
*In exceptional cases, some of the chambers on the Tourist Route may be excluded from the tour.
For the safety of our visitors, we have excluded some of the workings along the Tourist Route from the tour. Each tour through the salt underground ends with a visit to the underground exhibition of the Cracow Saltworks Museum and a return trip to the surface via the #RegisShaft.
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.
However, we have prepared a place for our guests where they can use free WiFi, as well as make calls.
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.
Bringing animals in is prohibited, with the exception of service animals.
We do not offer a facility where you can leave your pet.