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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Explore Krakow from the Vistula River on a modern boat. Bring your friends along on this tour that accommodates up to 12 guests. The heated deck and comfortable leather sofas will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, you're invited to the observation deck to enjoy the beautiful views while spending time outdoors. Listen to the history of Krakow from the boat's modern overhead sound system in Polish and English. Take in the sights, such as: • The Skałka Church • Royal Wawel Castle • House of the Polish Pope John Paul II • Norbertine Monastery • Kościuszko Mound • The 6 Bridges • Cricoteka

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Krakow: Vistula River Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

2. Krakow: Vistula River Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

Admire Wawel Royal Castle, the Kościuszko Mound, and other important sights of Krakow from the Vistula River on this cruise with an audio guide. Spend time with friends or family on the water while getting to know the city from a unique perspective.  Hop on board and set sail to spot Krakow sights such as the Skałka Church (Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel), the Church of St. Catherine, the Holy Father John Paul II Family Home, the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters, the Kościuszko Mound, and the Camaldolese Monastery in Bielany. Cruise past the Wawel defensive walls with a panorama of Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and the famous silhouette of the Wawel dragon. Snap photos of Krakow bridges, footbridges, and more.

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Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

3. Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

Sail on the Vistula River and enjoy an evening of sophistication in the royal city. Experience the breathtaking views by night, marvelous city lights, and the unique atmosphere that the river has to offer. The tour starts near the Wawel Castle, then continues upstream to the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters and the home of Pope Jean Paul II. Further on, the boat takes a route downriver, passing by the historical Wawel Castle and the Church on the Rock, then revealing the beauty of the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts with its distinctive bridges. The cruise finishes back at Kapitan Victor's mooring. A complimentary drink of your choice will be provided before the tour starts.

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Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

4. Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

After registering your ticket at the kiosk, meet your crew whom you with travel with throughout your cruise down the Vistula River. The royal city of Krakow is full of interesting and entertaining places, many of which you pass throughout this experience. Sail past picturesque landscapes including Wawel Castle, the Dębnicki Bridge, the Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters, the junction where the Rudawa River flows into Vistula, the Dębniki district, and the John Paul II Family Home. You later encounter the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, various other bridges, the Cricoteka Museum, the Kazimierz district, and the Church on the Rock. This cruise is the perfect way to relax and take some rest, accompanied by the sound of the waves lapping up against the side of the boat. At the conclusion of your experience, your boat returns you to your tour starting location.

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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, Mangha Museum, Bernatka Footbridge, and Cricoteka. The tour ends back at the Wawel Castle.

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Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

6. Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

Take a private boat tour through the heart of Krakow and soak up scenic views of the city by night. Sail through the Salwator and Debniki districts, passing by the Norbertine Monastery and the house of John Paul II. Halfway through, pass by Wawel Castle and take panoramic pictures of this medieval fortress. Further on, admire the newly refurbished historic bridges in the Jewish district, as well as the architecture in this upcoming area of the city. Throughout your tour, listen to an audio guide in your selected language or put on your own music, if you prefer. Enjoy the chance to customize the route to your preferences by talking to the boat’s captain at the mooring.

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From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

7. From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

Explore Zakopane, the skiing capital of Poland and the most popular holiday resort. See the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels.  Krupowki is the main street of Zakopane. Mee locals and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Take a break from the crowded city and go on a rafting trip down the beautiful Dunajec River. The traditional wooden rafts pass through Pieniny Gorge with towering cliffs and limestone formations amidst forests and mountains. View the spectacular high summits of Trzy Korony at 982 meters and Mt. Sokolica at 747 meters in the Pieniny Range, nestled in the protected national parks of rare flora and fauna. See the wonderful wooden church of St. Michael Archangel's from the 15th century in Dębno Church, which is listed by UNESCO. 

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Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

8. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Enjoy a combo Vistula River cruise and guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, skip-the-line entry included. Look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, then go to Wieliczka and admire underground wonders made of salt by the forces of nature and the work of human hands. Start your day by hopping on board a boat with a heated deck and leather sofas that will make you feel at home, even on cold days. On warmer days, head to the upper platform to enjoy the views while spending time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside and spot monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the cathedral, and the iconic silhouette of a dragon. Then, change to a bus and drive to Wieliczka, a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years old) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, and the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, and a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine and a sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning round-trip to Krakow. 

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From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting

9. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting

Going rafting down the Dunajec river is one of the most beloved and classic tourist attractions in all of Poland. The tour begins at 9:00am from the center of Krakow, or from your place of accommodation in the city. After about 2 hours, you will reach the boating center, where you will board a traditional wooden watercraft, operated by a river guide in customary regional dress. This stunningly scenic water route will gently take you 15 kilometers downstream, underneath legendary mountain peaks and alongside thick woodlands and winding nature paths. You may even spot some curious local wildlife along the way! After the exhilarating ride, there is a break for lunch in the pretty little resort town of Szczawnica. On the way back to Krakow, you will visit a cherished fifteenth century church that’s inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in Dębno Podhalańskie, it’s dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, and is part of the Wooden Architecture Trail around Krakow. This important and distinct church is one of the trail’s highlights. The entire day will last 8-9 hours in total.

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From Kraków: Dunajec Rafting Trip

10. From Kraków: Dunajec Rafting Trip

Take a break from crowded city, and go for a rafting trip down the beautiful Dunajec River, one of Poland's greatest and breathtaking scenic attractions. The traditional wooden rafts pass through Pieniny Gorge with its towering cliffs and limestone formations amidst forests and mountains. View the spectacular high summits of Trzy Korony (982 m) and Mt. Sokolica (747 m) in the Pieniny Range nestled in a protected national park of rare flora and fauna. Truly an unforgettable experience!  During the tour you will see wonderful wooden church of St. Michael Archangel's from 15th century in Dębno. Church is listed on the UNESCO List of World. 

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What people are saying about Krakow

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 345 reviews

From start the finish, the entire express faultless. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. Would without a doubt recommend to anyone looking to explore Krakow old and new!

Great relaxing experience sightseeing beautiful scenery and being narrated the rich historical detail by the captain. We were also accompanied by great Jeremy Soule music which really set the mood! Thanks captain!

Great experience and highly recommend to anyone visiting Krakow, the guide was highly knowledgeable telling us about the history of the local area. Felt very welcome and can’t fault any of it

A lovely experience.Trip took place even though we were the only two passengers.Boat very comfortable. Thank you to Raphael and Bartholomew Would recommend for everyone

Amazing trip! Lovely couple loved the boat trip made our holiday