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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: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

2. 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.

From Kraków: Skiing and Thermal Baths Experience

3. 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: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

4. 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: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

5. 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: Zoo with Hotel Pickup

6. 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

7. 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.

Krakow: 1-Hour Segway Rental

8. Krakow: 1-Hour Segway Rental

Maximize your enjoyment of the idyllic city of Krakow, as you discover its beautiful architecture while experiencing the excitement of a Segway rent. Have memorable fun with family and friends while admiring the many charming sights the city has to offer, from the market squares of the Old Town to the Jewish Quarter. See the highlights at speed as you cruise along the Royal Route, and marvel at the Wawel Royal Castle. Visit the famous Wawel Dragon Cave, and the scenic Vistula embankment. Fully charged e-scooter will last for about 25 km so you will be able to see all the key places. You will receive helmets, a free map and our hints on where to go.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

9. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow. Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time. Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.

Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

10. Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

About a 20-minute drive from Polish-Slovakian border in Ždiar lies an astonishing construction. The treetop walk of Bachledka is situated at the border of Pieninski and the Tatrzanski National Park in the heart of majestic forests. A path of 600 meters will lead you through the forest, full of rear flora and fauna. The path ends with an impressive 32-meter-high observation tower. From the top you can admire the breathtaking panorama of the Pieniny Mountains and Bielskie Tatra Mountains. Following that and located just 99 kilometers away from Krakow in the heart of Podhale, lies an astonishing water establishment. Built in 2016, it contains over 30 swimming pools in which you will have the experience of a lifetime. The pools and jacuzzis are located both inside and outside, providing picturesque views of the Tatra Mountains. The healing powers of the waters range from 90°F to 97°F, and will regenerate your body and soul. The barrels are filled with therapeutic waters extracted straight from the source almost 3,600 meters underground, and are rich in virgin minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. The youngsters will enjoy the kids zones (for both younger and older kids), which include a large playroom, water playgrounds, pools, and slides. Following 3 hours of free time to enjoy lunch, relax, and ease your mind and soul, you will return back to Krakow.

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Fantastic experience from start to finish. Damian was fantastic, drove us to the location and was very friendly. Answered any questions and translated anything we needed. The dog sledding was an amazing experience I’ve not done before and getting to meet the dogs and spend time with them before hand was a very nice touch. I would definitely recommend!

From the start to the finish was great. Damien the driver collected on time drove us safely there and waited while we had our experience. The dogs were friendly and well trained. They worked hard throughout. The instructors were helpful. Then Damien drove promptly back to our hotel.

Brilliant trip out! Chris our driver was great and made the trip really enjoyable. Chris even added a few little de tours on the trip for us to see other places and he given us so much information on everything. Really was a great day out and was worth every penny. Thank you!

Nice quite boat ride with information from the skipper.

Tareq was fantastic - couldn’t have had a better day!