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

2. 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: Wawel Castle Private Walking Tour

3. 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: Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

4. 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, & Rynek Underground Tour

5. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, & Rynek Underground Tour

Discover the history and iconic architecture of Krakow on this guided walking tour of Wawel Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and the Rynek Underground Museum. Follow your guide to the main square of the city and find the most interesting traces of Krakow’s past. Head to memorable Wawel Hill to see Wawel Castle, one of the very first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, and Wawel Cathedral. Explore the castle’s State Rooms and get to know about the Polish kings and queens that resided here. Marvel at the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Continue to follow your guide to one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Main Market Square. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and learn their story. Find out what events took place here and what legendary people have been here. Then, go four meters underground to reach the Rynek Underground Museum. Find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12th and 13th century Krakow. Discover the secrets of ancient Krakow in this modern interactive museum. In between your tour, take a break to enjoy the included lunch.

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

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

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: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with Lunch

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with Lunch

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, 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 to 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 Tour with Wawel Castle Tour

8. 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.

Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

9. Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

Visit the most important places in Krakow's Old Town with a group golf cart tour. Learn about these sites with an audio guide. Tour Wawel Castle and the Market Square Underground Museum with a local guide. Have a nice 2-course meal. Hop aboard a heated golf cart and travel to the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Explore Planty Park, which has the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Drive through the Main Market Square where you can spot the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. See the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard. Listen to your audio guide as you pass the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, the 13th-century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Stop at Wawel Royal Castle for a guided tour of the State Rooms and Cathedral before having a delectable Polish lunch. Go 4-meters underground to the Market Square Underground Museum and find out what the city was like in the Middle Ages.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

10. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

Explore Krakow's historical landmarks on this guided tour. Visit Market Square, Rynek Underground Museum, Wawel Castle, and Wawel Cathedral. Visit the central square of Royal Krakow and find the most interesting traces of past events on Market Square. Take a walk on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with a visit to the Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and unravel their purpose. Find out about the events that took place here, and the legendary people who once lived here. Go 4 meters underground to the Dungeon Market Museum to find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Explore the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle. Admire collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. See the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the Royal chambers. Witness the Wawel collections of Eastern art containing the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Enter the gothic Wawel Cathedral, a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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What people are saying about Sigismund Bell

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 22 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.

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