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

    1. 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 f...

  • Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

    2. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

    Join a guided tour of the Wavel 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 the 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 the 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 Crypt of the Silver Bells, which is the burial place for President Lech Kaczynski and his spouse. Then, head to ...

    We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

  • Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

    3. Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

    Discover the city of Krakow in a day. Meet at the designated meeting point so you don't get lost in the city. The professional, English-speaking driver-guides will take you on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric car. This method of transport guarantees that you can visit the city's 3 most historical districts in just 2 hours. Get to know the city and its history during this amazing city tour. Along the way you can expect to see the following: • Old Town: Wawel Castle, many gorgeous churches and the bishop's palace, the Jagiellonian University, and many other historical buildings • Jewish Quarters: Breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz • Ghetto: Remains of the Ghetto’s walls and Main Square as well as Schindler’s Factory After the 2 hour tour, you will be dropped off at the Schindler's Factory ...

    Great. Tour of krakow. Our tour guide was so knowledgable and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

  • Krakow: Romantic Evening Vistula Cruise with a Glass of Wine

    4. Krakow: Romantic Evening Vistula Cruise with a Glass of Wine

    Spend your evening discovering one of the most beautiful cities in Poland with a Vistula River cruise. Experience Krakow from a new perspective as you relax, admire monuments located along the river, listen to stories about the city, and enjoy your evening. The cruise begins near Wawel Hill. Heading towards the Salwator district, you will hear very interesting stories and legends about Kraków's knights. While approaching the Norbertine Sisters' Convent, you can see the Kościuszko Mound over Krakow in the distance. On the way back you will be able to see the house at Tyniecka Street, where Karol Wojtyła, later John Paul II, lived during the occupation period. On the other side of the Castle, in the Dębniki district, you can admire the Manggha Japanese Art Center, a national cultural institution, which entered into the State Museum Register in 2013. You can also see the Church on Skalka,...

    Very nice trip and ended up being given a bottle of wine to ourselves! (2 people)

  • Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

    5. Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

    After collecting your audioguide at the local Tourist Information Centre, listen to the commentary as you walk along Kanonicza Street to the Wawel Hill. Wawel has been the monarch’s residency from the 11th century and is also the site where Polish royals were crowned and buried.  Once you've arrived at the Royal Castle, hear about the role of each building, and the stories behind them. You will learn about the history of Main Courtyard, the Arcaded Courtyard, as well as the Crown Treasury and Armory. End the tour at the famous Dragon’s Den.

    The audio guide could be turned off and on at any time. If you didn’t hear something, you can always go back and listen to the track again. Excellent value for money.

  • Krakow Vistula River Cruise

    6. Krakow Vistula River Cruise

    Sit back and relax on a cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow. Take this unique opportunity to see Krakow from a different perspective. It begins at the bottom of the Wawel Hill and takes you along the Vistula boulevards, past famous churches and other Krakow attractions.  You will have a loudspeaker in English and Polish so you have the opportunity to hear historical information on Krakow’s history and the sights you will pass by in the boat.  Starting from Wawel Hill traveling up the river, you will pass famous places including: Wawel Castle, Old Town, Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Schloss Wartenberg, Podgorze and Kazimierz.

    The boat was old and you can't listen the guide because of the noisy engine,but after a long day you can relax and enjoy the ride in the river

  • Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

    7. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

    The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

    This is a great way to explore Krakow and to learn more about its history. We got to see many of the main interests in the Jewish Quarter and our guide even made some suggestions about good restaurants to visit.

  • Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

    8. 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, Man...

  • Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

    9. 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.

  • Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

    10. Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

    See the most important historical monuments registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on this unique route through the city. The name of the tour route refers to the formal entries of Polish Kings heading for their residence on the Wawel Hill.  Along this route, you'ill walk around the Old Town which is surrounded by the luscious green Planty park. Make your way to Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall. Every hour, near Basilica’s tower you can hear the bugle call.  Next, pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland before visiting the castle and cathedral situated on Wawel Hill. Here, you can see the Wawel dragon breathing fire.

    Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. Gave me lots of information and recommendations. Got lucky and was the only one in the tour. Helped me begin my stay in Krakow in a fantastic way. Definitely recommend.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. Gave me lots of information and recommendations. Got lucky and was the only one in the tour. Helped me begin my stay in Krakow in a fantastic way. Definitely recommend.

The guide was able to put the sights very well into the tontex of the respective historical epoch. He concentrated on the essentials. Peter Hermanns

Very nice trip and ended up being given a bottle of wine to ourselves! (2 people)

A very nice guide, kind, smiling. TERMINOWA. recommends a guided tour of Wawel