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Krakow: Wawel Castle Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Krakow: Wawel Castle Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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 artefacts 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 Castle Private Walking Tour

2. Krakow: Wawel Castle Private Walking Tour

Explore the world's first UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert guide. Discover the fascinating history of this magnificent castle. Enjoy exploring one of Poland's most iconic buildings, perched on top of Wawel Hill by the Vistula River. Learn about the mysteries of the building and its surroundings with your private guide. See the famous Dragon's Den, a limestone cave which is home to the mythical Wawel dragon. Experience the castle's outstanding collection of art, and admire the Sigismund Bell in its bell tower. You can also visit Wawel Cathedral if you select this additional option.

Krakow: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

3. Krakow: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

Explore some of the most beautiful places in Krakow on a guided tour of Wawel Hill, Wawel Castle, and the Cathedral. Hop on a cruise along the Vistula River to see the landmarks from a unique perspective. Enter the Castle with your guide and admire a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, militaria, porcelain, and furniture. Stand in awe as the permanent exhibitions in the chateau recreate the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. After viewing the original royal chambers, go inside the majestic Cathedral, and learn about historical facts intertwined with fairy-tale stories. Then, be invited for dinner at a nearby cafe and take a moment to relax. Finally, board a modern catamaran and take an intimate cruise along the Vistula to admire Wawel, the Cathedral, and some of Krakow scattered on its shores.

Krakow: Skip-the-Line Tour of the Wawel Royal Castle

4. Krakow: Skip-the-Line Tour of the Wawel Royal Castle

Step inside the former residence of Polish royalty, Wawel Castle. With your guide, skip the lines and tour the royal residence which boasts a huge collection of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, and priceless furniture. Explore chambers within, which house the famous tapestries of Sigismund Augustus and various Italian Renaissance paintings. Travel back in time as you admire the permanent exhibitions that showcase Renaissance and Baroque decor. Learn about the historical figures who called this castle home and shaped Polish history from your guide. Continue on to the Wawel Cathedral and descend into the crypts.

Krakow: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

5. Krakow: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

Visit one of Krakow's most important sites, the rocky Wawel Hill, which towers over the bank of the Vistula and has been the seat of secular and church authorities for centuries. See the museum, which today is one of the most visited and important museums in Poland, and see the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, porcelain and furniture. Explore the permanent exhibitions in the chateau, which recreate the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and learn about its history with an experienced local guide. Experience the original royal chambers, enter the majestic Cathedral, and learn about the most interesting historical facts intertwined with fairy-tale stories. Enjoy a local dinner at a nearby cafe and take a moment to breathe before boarding a modern catamaran to take an intimate cruise on the queen of Polish rivers - the Vistula, and be able to admire Wawel, the Cathedral and see a little of Krakow scattered on its shores.

Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

6. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover Krakow and learn about the stories, anecdotes, and legends of the city from your expert guide as you visit sites including Grodzka Street and the elegant Wawel Cathedral. Head to St Florian’s Gate, one of the symbols of the city that welcomes visitors arriving in Krakow. Follow the road towards Pijarska Street, one of the most famous streets in Krakow. From here, walk directly to the heart of the city, the Main Market Square. Admire the charming Cloth Hall, Krakow’s oldest commercial center featuring beautiful renaissance architecture. Visit St. Adalbert's Church and the Town Hall Tower standing at an impressive 230 ft. See the Mariacki Square which surrounds St. Mary’s Basilica. Discover the Basilica's high altar by Veit Stossa and the star-strewn murals by Jan Matejko, covering the vaulting. Explore St. Andrew’s Church, one of the oldest churches in the city. Walk along the picturesque Kanoniczna Street which dates back to the 14th century. Gaze at the Wawel Royal Castle from the top of Wawel Hill and enjoy views of the spectacular renaissance palace.

Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

See Krakow's magnificent landmarks with an expert local guide. Visit the Wawel Cathedral and the Royal Wawel Castle. Learn about Polish kings and queens while visiting the Royal Chambers. Explore the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle, which has become one of the most important museums in Poland since 1930. See a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture, recreating the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Visit the Royal chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art contain the largest collection of tents in Europe. Get entrance to the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Gothic structure that was once a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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

8. 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 famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

Krakow: Old Town Golf Cart Walk and Wawel Castle Guided Tour

9. Krakow: Old Town Golf Cart Walk and Wawel Castle Guided Tour

During this sightseeing tour in an electric golf car, see the oldest sights in Krakow's historic area. Explore the most iconic parts of this UNESCO world-heritage-listed city. Experience the Old Town district and the Main Market Square in the very center of Krakow. Find here many of the most distinctive monuments in this Polish city. See all the tourist high points of Krakow's Old Town: - Planty Park, with the remains of its medieval walls and the Barbican - Main Market Square with Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica - Latin Quarter with Collegium Maius courtyard - Baroque 17th century Church of St. Anna - Academy of Fine Arts and St. Florian - 13th century Gothic Franciscan Monastery and the Papal Window Explore Wawel Royal Castle, the residence of Polish kings and a symbol of statehood, and since 1930 one of the most important museums in Poland. Examine collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, gold, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Let your guide show you famous tapestries of Zygmunt August, magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. See Eastern art and recreations of rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. .

Krakow: Old Town Golf Cart Tour with Wawel Castle Tour

10. Krakow: Old Town Golf Cart Tour with Wawel Castle Tour

Explore the oldest sights in Krakow's old town with an eco-friendly golf cart tour and learn about these sights with your audio guide. Discover the old residence of Polish kings with a guided tour of Wawel Royal Castle.  Experience the Old Town district and the Main Market Square at the heart of Krakow. Find iconic monuments in the Old Town like the Main Market Square with Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica or the Baroque 17th century St. Anna's Church. Drive through Planty Park with the remains of medieval walls and the Barbican. Pass through the Latin Quarter with the courtyard of Collegium Maius, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian, a Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and a Papal Window. Stop at Wawel Royal Castle and meet your local guide. Examine collections of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, gold, military items, porcelain, and furniture. View the tapestries of Zygmunt August, Renaissance Italian paintings, and Eastern art.

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What people are saying about Sigismund Bell

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Mrs. Marzena turned out to be a great guide. We listened to her stories about the Wawel Castle and the Cathedral with great interest. A person with a calling. I would highly recommend.

A great trip, the guide told a very interesting story. Good organization. It's very good that we managed to skip the line because it was really long.

We had a great tour with Krzysztof. He went over and above for us to give us the full Krakow experience. Very informative and fun.

This was a very interesting and informative tour, the guide new a lot about the history and architecture. Don't hesitate!