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Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

1. Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Wawel Castle was the residence of the royal family of Poland till 1795. It is a source of great Polish pride and stands as one of the most spectacular buildings on the top of Wawel Hill.  During your tour of the castle, you will get the chance to witness the grandeur of Poland’s past as you pass through the magnificent halls of the castle. Presently, the castle also houses a museum that includes beautiful artifacts preserved from the historic times when kings and queens ruled the country. During your tour, you may also visit the Royal private apartments adorned with exquisite tapestries, paintings, and chandeliers.  The castle serves as a premier art museum and also includes an Oriental Art section with the largest collection of Ottoman tents on the European continent. This 14th-century castle built by King Casimir II the Great was at the top of its opulence in the 16th century when King Sigismund the Old commissioned the castle to be expanded and built into what it looks like today. Once you are in the castle, you will be transported into the era of kings and queens as your guide shares information about the royals who once lived in the castle and the myths surrounding this beautiful place. You may also get to see the Wawel exhibition, which displays objects uncovered during archaeological excavations around the region. It also includes scale models of buildings and other architectural elements.  Wawel Castle is recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site and is known to have immense cultural and historical significance in Poland.

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

2. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour of the Wawel 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 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 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 center of Wawel hill and the medieval courtyard, and head to the Austrian Hospital, from where you will be able to see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. You are then going to pass by Sandomierska Tower and go downhill through the Bernardyńska Gate, eventually leading to the cave of the Wawel Dragon. 

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

3. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Explore Krakow from the Vistula River — the Queen of Polish Rivers — on a sightseeing cruise. Sail past landmarks such as Kościuszko Mound, Wawel Castle, Church on the Rock, and the Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters while hearing about the city's legends from your guide. The heated deck and comfortable leather sofas of the modern boat 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 all the major the sights of the city, such as Skałka Church, Royal Wawel Castle, the former House of Pope John Paul II, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Cricoteka, and The 6 Bridges.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

4. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

Be guided on a 2-hour tour of the Rynek Underground, a unique museum situated below the main market square of the city. Explore medieval constructions in this unique archeological reserve, covering nearly 43,000 square feet. Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum, and start your discovery of the past. Learn about the city’s treasures on display while your guide narrates the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. See reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition. Uncover secrets of the hidden underground with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films. See Krakow from a whole new perspective.

Krakow: Energylandia Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

5. Krakow: Energylandia Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

Spend your day at Energylandia, the biggest Amusement Park in Poland, offering an impressive number of varied attractions situated on 35 hectares of land, designed with all age groups in mind - children, teens, and adults.  Delight in a fun day out at one of Europe's biggest amusement parks. Discover a fairy tale place for the little ones and adults alike, with attractions for every age. Whiz down thrilling rides and roller coasters, and enjoy spectacular live shows by professional artists. Spend time with the kids in the family zone, with activities to keep the whole family happy. Adrenaline-seekers can head to the rides, and take a turn on the second fastest roller coaster in Europe — if they dare. Bring your swimsuit and splash around in the water park, with 1,800 square meters of pool space, all included in the ticket price.

From Kraków: Skiing and Thermal Baths Experience

6. From Kraków: Skiing and Thermal Baths Experience

Travel two hours from Kraków to the scenic Tatra Mountains, a very popular destination for ski enthusiasts and nature lovers. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced skier, you'll find a route for you (though beginners who need instruction should notify us beforehand). Enjoy two to three hours of skiing among the beautiful forests and snow-covered peaks. After you've had your fill in the mountains, head to the village of Chochołów to relax in the thermal baths, where water temperatures vary from 30 to 38 degrees Celsius (86 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Choose from indoor or outdoor baths, along with hydro massages and a sauna. After a few hours at the baths, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Kraków.

Krakow Arcade Museum Entrance Ticket With Free Play

7. Krakow Arcade Museum Entrance Ticket With Free Play

Krakow Arcade Museum is located just a 15 minute tram ride from the center of Krakow in the direction of Nowa Huta. It hosts an enormous collection of over 110 arcade machines spanning the entire history of these iconic games. The oldest machine in the museum is over 50 years old and is in perfect working condition. The collection includes great titles illustrating the development and history of entertainment and fun over the years. Your ticket includes unlimited free play on all games and is valid all day – you can leave and come back all day if you like. You'll also have access to a small bar area serving beers and soft drinks. A visit to the museum is the perfect idea for an afternoon or evening and is a great experience on a rainy day. The museum is kid-friendly, and is sure to keep them entertained for hours.

From Krakow: Entry Ticket to Energylandia with Transfer

8. From Krakow: Entry Ticket to Energylandia with Transfer

If you love it extreme, unique and high speed – this tour will be perfect for you! Energylandia Amusement Park offers tons of competing attractions which, according to just how stout-hearted you think you are, will put you on a razor’s edge of wild excitement. But don’t worry, whoever prefers somewhat gentler diversions and a bit more of a relaxed ride, will also find something interesting here. Let’s add to this the information that literally everyone from the little kid to the senior citizen will find something tailored to their age and preference – we doubt you need all that much more encouragement to have some holiday fun in these places, are we right? Energylandia is the biggest amusement park in Poland, located in the picturesque Zator - just an hour's drive from Krakow. It provides lots of unique attractions and is a very popular destination for people of all ages. There are 18 roller coasters and the largest outdoor water park in Poland. This huge complex covers an area of 43 hectares and consists of 106 amazing attractions. A single admission ticket is enough to enjoy all the attractions without limitation throughout the entire day. It is a perfect place for those who want to take a recreational tour outside the city with family or friends when visiting Krakow. Tour Itinerary Meeting point We will pick you up from your hotel reception or one of the main meeting points. Transfer to the Energylandia Amusement Park by air-conditioned minibus (~ 1h) A convenient transfer will take you to the picturesque town of Zator, where the Energylandia Amusement Park is located. Visiting the Eneryglandia Amusement Park (~ 7h) You will have a total of 7 hours for yourself. We will give you a special ticket that will allow you to use all the attractions and equipment available to visitors without limitation. However, please note that there are height, age and weight restrictions when entering certain attractions. This mainly applies to the extreme zone, but at each individual facility you will find out exactly what the limits may be. Return to Krakow of the Energylandia Amusement Park (~ 1h) You will be dropped off at the location from which you were picked up for the tour.

Krakow: Zoo with Hotel Pickup

9. Krakow: Zoo with Hotel Pickup

Established in 1929, Krakow Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Located in the picturesque Wolski Forest, see a variety of animals that have been saved from extinction. They are now properly cared for by creating conditions that take into account their natural needs. With pickup from your hotel in Krakow, take the opportunity to see some of the most famous residents of the zoo including the Rothschild Giraffe, the pygmy hippo, the Amur Tiger, and the Ruffed Lemur. Home to a vast diversity of mammals reptiles and birds, there is much to see and to interest all ages.

From Krakow: Energylandia Day Ticket with Transport Options

10. From Krakow: Energylandia Day Ticket with Transport Options

Take advantage of pick-up from your hotel in Krakow or shared transport from the city center meeting point. Then, travel to the Energylandia amusement park by comfortable air-conditioned car or bus. Enjoy all the attractions without any additional fees on arrival for 7 glorious hours!  Located 50 kilometers from Krakow in a beautiful area surrounded by lakes, the 26-hectare park contains 57 different attractions for people of all ages. Let the youngsters go wild in the Little Kids Zone, where attractions include the Funny Cars Carousel and a Crazy Bus ride around Fairytale Land. Get an adrenaline rush on any of the 20 different rollercoasters, including the Space Gun and Speed Water Coaster in the Extreme Zone.  Watch spectacular shows featuring acrobatics, juggling and fire eating, or cool down in the swimming pools of the Water Park.

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What people are saying about Lesser Poland

We had a 2 hours trip around in the electric cart with Michal , really enjoyed it , he was very friendly and relaxed, let us out to look around and take pictures, he took some for us too, told us where was hood to eat/ drink , would recommend

Kamil was full of energy we could notice this is his passion. Very good English communication skills. I highly suggest Kamil as your tour guide.

After the guide was 20mins late we finally got underway she was very informative and we really enjoyed it

Met guide at entrance to museum , was very interesting hearing about the city of Krakow

Excellent communication and was very well organized. Driver (Eri) was brilliant