2 - 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 and Russian.
It is also possible to book a guide speaking Japanese, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak 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.
Advance purchase of tickets on-line is required.
Organised groups are eligible for a 10% discount on standard and discount tickets. The discount is included in the ticket price.
For information on free admission and discounts for schoolchildren, please see the Tourist Route price list.
The minimum number of visitors in an organised group is 20 (that number does not include visitors with complimentary tickets and free passes). The upper group size limits is 35 visitors. The number of guides assigned to a group will be decided by the Mine.
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.
Note: The Mine operates in accordance with the current sanitary and epidemiological guidelines in force.
During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed.
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.
Some of the underground workings of the Tourist Route are adapted for people with limited mobility.
The tours are taking place from Monday to Sunday during the first and last opening hours and are led by a Polish- or English-speaking guide. Prior booking is required in order to take advantage of the tour offer. To book a tour, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
The number of participants is limited.
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. The course of the tour will be continuously adjusted to the intensity of tourist traffic.
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.
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