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  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    1. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    Discover some of Poland’s most iconic landmarks on this day trip from Krakow. Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most f...

  • Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

    2. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

    Join a guided tour of the Wavel Royal Hill, one of the most important hills in Poland. This was where Polish kings and queens reigned over Poland. Your guide will tell you about the secrets of the royals and show you the most important places within the Wawel Hill.  After meeting your guide, you will pass by the most expensive hotel in Cracow, which has hosted HRH Prince Charles and President Bush. You are then going to stop by the house of Jan Długosz, the legendary Polish historian, from where you will have a magnificent view over the Wawel Hill. Then, start to go uphill, passing through the Arms Gate, and stopping by the monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko, one of the most important Polish heroes. Walk past the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral. Continue in the direction of the Crypt of the Silver Bells, which is the burial place for President Lech Kaczynski and his spouse. Then, head to ...

    We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

  • Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

    3. Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

    After collecting your audioguide at the local Tourist Information Centre, listen to the commentary as you walk along Kanonicza Street to the Wawel Hill. Wawel has been the monarch’s residency from the 11th century and is also the site where Polish royals were crowned and buried.  Once you've arrived at the Royal Castle, hear about the role of each building, and the stories behind them. You will learn about the history of Main Courtyard, the Arcaded Courtyard, as well as the Crown Treasury and Armory. End the tour at the famous Dragon’s Den.

    The audio guide could be turned off and on at any time. If you didn’t hear something, you can always go back and listen to the track again. Excellent value for money.

  • Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

    4. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

    Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, a...

    thank you very much for guide! it was amasing! tour was very interesting, visited so much places in 1,5 hour.

  • Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

    5. Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

    Krakow is home to a suite of visual delights: from the majestic Wawel Castle to the historic Zwierzyniec and Kazimierz districts, there's plenty to see in this beautiful city. Vistula River cruises remain one of the best ways to discover all that Krakow has to offer. The river flows through the heart of Krakow, which happens to be home to some of the most iconic landmarks in Poland. You'll have the chance not only to see the city's primary attractions, but to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of Krakow thanks to the comfortable pace of the tour. The cruise begins at the foot of Wawel Castle. From there, the boat glides along the picturesque boulevards first in the direction of Zwierzyniec, passing by the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters, the house of the pope John Paul II, and then in direction of Podgórze and Kazimierz districts. Pass well-known sights like Church on the Rock, Man...

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

    6. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

    Step into history with a guided tour of the former residence of Polish kings and a symbol of statehood, Wawel Castle. Discover the castle, which became a museum in 1930, and hosts a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. See inside the chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and the magnificent renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. Explore the Wawel collections of eastern art, one of the largest and most important collections of tents in Europe. Learn all about how the castle is also an important center for the conservation of art. Feel like you’re walking back through time as you discover the permanent exhibitions which decorated the way they would have been during the renaissance and baroque periods.

  • Krakow: Day Tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine & Wawel Hill

    7. Krakow: Day Tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine & Wawel Hill

    Book this tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine and meet your driver at the designated meeting point in Krakow. Once you are finished visiting the salt mine, Krakow awaits you, beer and pierogi in hand, so grab your audio guide and hit Wawel Hill. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times. That's 9 centuries strong of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 m underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator. Follow your guide through the labyrinthine chambers as you learn about the mine's health benefits due to its special climate and micro-element-filled air. The Wawel tour takes 2 hours and it starts at Tourist Information, Grodzka 52A. From there, follow your audioguide to Kanonicza Street and then Wawel Hill via Herbowa Gate. The tour includes Wawel Hill as well as the main and arcaded courtyards. It ends next to the Dragon’s den. Wawel Hill has...

  • Krakow: Day Tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Hill

    8. Krakow: Day Tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Hill

    Embark on a tour of Krakow on this day trip to two sightseeing attractions. Learn about the Wieliczka Salt Mine with a local tour guide and enjoy the breathtaking sites on the Wawel Hill as you follow your audio guide. Start your day by meeting with your guide and visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which dates back to the medieval times. Access the tourist route 135 meters below the ground through the stairs or elevator. Learn about the history of the mine and the health benefits of its special climate and microelement-filled air. Afterwards, you can take a break or proceed to the Tourist Information Grodzka 52A to start your self-guided tour of the Wawel Hill, which has been the home of kings and queens for many decades. Follow your audio guide to Kanonicza Street and to the Wawel Hill via the Herbowa Gate. As you walk around, hear about the history and role of every building on the h...

  • Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

    9. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

    Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

  • Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

    10. Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

    Visit the Old Town, the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and the former ghetto of Podgorze, on this guided tour by segway. Meet your guide in the center of the city, and begin the tour with a short training session. Head out to explore the city, beginning your segway adventure in the Old Town. Admire the Bishop's Palace and Planty Park, and ride to Wawel Hill to see the famous Dragon sculpture. Next, follow your guide along the beautiful riverside into the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and learn about its rich history and culture. Your tour will also take you to Podgorze, the location of the city's former ghetto, before concluding at the main square.

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What people are saying about Krakow

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,057 reviews

We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

The guide was able to put the sights very well into the tontex of the respective historical epoch. He concentrated on the essentials. Peter Hermanns

Our guide was prompt in meeting us and very informative. Well worth taking the tour.

A very nice guide, kind, smiling. TERMINOWA. recommends a guided tour of Wawel

Audioguide spoke fluent english and the instruction were clear.