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Krakow: Vistula River Cruise with an Audio Guide

1. Krakow: Vistula River Cruise with an Audio Guide

Spend time on the Vistula River getting to know the city from a unique perspective. Listen to an audio guide describe the sights and sounds around you as you cruise down the water. Admire Wawel Royal Castle, the Kościuszko Mound, and more.  Hop on board and set sail to spot Krakow sights such as the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, the Church of St. Catherine, the Family Home of Holy Father John Paul II, the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters, and the Camaldolese Monastery in Bielany. Cruise past the Wawel defensive walls with a panorama of Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and the famous silhouette of the Wawel dragon. Snap photos of Krakow bridges, footbridges, and more. Listen to the audio guide as you learn the history of the iconic sights passed along the way. Hear stories about the people who lived in this historic city and how the city has changed over the years.

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Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

2. 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, Mangha Museum, Bernatka Footbridge, and Cricoteka. The tour ends back at the Wawel Castle.

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Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

3. Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

Meet your guide to start a private tour of Krakow's best highlights. Start by exploring Nowa Huta, and admire the massive blocks of communist-era apartment blocks. See Central Square in the middle of this section of the city designed according to the ideals of socialist architecture. You'll also discover where Lenin used to take regular walks. Next, explore Kosciuszko’s Mound. From the top of the hill, you will see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. Stroll through an exhibition telling the secrets of this well-known fort. Hear about important periods in the history of Poland. Continue following the guide to reach Wawel Hill. Listen to stories about Polish kings during medieval times. Admire the royal residence of the Wawel Castle. Go inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. Visit the Old Town, where your guide will show you around the huge Market Square, the Town Hall Tower, the historic Cloth Hall, and the monuments of Mickiewicz and Eros. See the impressive St. Mary’s Basilica built in the gothic style. Pass by one of the world's oldest universities, the Jagiellonian University. Finally arrive at the former Jewish District. Take in the architecture, the cute narrow alleys, and the laid back coffee shops. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture. Your guide will tell you stories about this area and show you hidden gems known only by locals.

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Krakow: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

4. Krakow: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

Discover the highlights in Krakow as you view the city from the deck of a modern catamaran on a Vistula River cruise. Drive on an eco-friendly golf cart through the vibrant streets of the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts. Explore the city's past at the Schindler's Factory museum.  Start your tour with a catamaran ride on the Vistula River. Take in panoramic views of the defensive walls of Wawel, the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, and the mysterious silhouette of a dragon. Hear facinating commentary from your audio guide as you pass these sights. Jump aboard a comfortable electric golf cart and roll through colorful cafes and rich religious sites in the Kazimierz district. Pass by Jewish cultural monuments before heading to the site where the WWII ghetto existed in Podgórze. Learn about the WWII history of Krakow from your audio guide. Finish your tour with a guided tour of the Schindler's Factory Museum. Discover the story behind the German entrepreneur who saved many Jews during WWII by employing them in his factory. Get lost in the story of the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation.

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Krakow: River Cruise & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

5. Krakow: River Cruise & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

Get an overview of Krakow's top attractions from the water on a boat cruise. Take a walking tour of Plaszow Concentration Camp and learn about its history from your guide. Meet your greeter in central Krakow and be taken straight to a modern catamaran for your short cruise on the Vistula. Enjoy panoramic views of the royal city as you pass Wawel Hill, churches, and other monuments. Listen to the audio guide to learn about Krakow's history. Then, disembark to meet your tour guide. Discover little-known places in Krakow's suburbs before visiting the site of the former Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp. Learn about the impact of Nazi rule in the area, the deportation of Jews, and what camp life was like.

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Krakow: Short River Walk and Guided Tour in Former Ghetto

6. Krakow: Short River Walk and Guided Tour in Former Ghetto

See the royal city from the river from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Cruise past Wawel, churches, and other monuments, and learn about their history from the boat's modern sound system. Enjoy beautiful views from the open platform in fine weather. Travel in comfort on a heated deck and leather sofas on cold days. Meet the tour guide in Podgórze and walk along the streets of the former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war and which still bears traces of the events of the war. See a fragment of the undamaged wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews lived, the historic pharmacy "Pod Orłem" and the monument with many chairs at the Ghetto Heroes Square.

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Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

7. Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

Take a look at the royal city of Krakow from the deck of a modern catamaran and embark on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Pass by the defensive walls of Wawel, gaze at the grand Royal Castle, and the Cathedral. Take a fun ride through the city on a golf cart and experience the streets of Kazimierz. Spot the Dragon of Wawel Hill sculpture from the river side, a famous dragon from Polish folklore. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy having a heated deck and comfortable leather sofas to make you feel at home. Take in the beautiful views and the fresh air from the upper platform during the warmer months. Next, ride in a cozy, eco-friendly golf cart through Krakow’s historic Jewish quarter, and learn about the Jewish cultural monuments. See the Ghetto, that existed during the war in the Podgórze district, and visit over 20 monuments in the creative Kazimierz district.

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Krakow: Short River Walk & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

8. Krakow: Short River Walk & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

Take a look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. A heated terrace and comfortable leather sofas are available on the cruise. Try the upper platform to enjoy the beautiful views while spending time outdoors.Explore Schindler's Factory Museum - one of the most popular museums in Krakow. Although it is related to the German entrepreneur who saved many Jews by employing them in his familly factory, the main topic of visiting the museum is the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation. A guide will take you through the museum, while the rest of the tour is audio-guided.

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Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

9. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Relax on the Vistula River on a modern boat and admire many of Krakow's most beautiful attractions along the way. A heated deck and comfortable leather sofas will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, we invite you to the upper platform to enjoy the beautiful views. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Looking at Krakow from the riverside, notice such monuments as Defensive Walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, the silhouette of a dragon, and more. Then, change to the bus and drive to Wieliczka - a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe is located, surviving since the 13th century. The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tour the one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers, carvings, and statues of saints carved out of salt.

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Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

10. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

See the most important tourist attractions of Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary. Visit Planty Park with its medieval remains. Stop at Main Market Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, St Anna’s Church, and a Franciscan Monastery. Experience the Latin Quarter, and venture to the Wawel with the Royal Cathedral and the Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy the heated terrace, or try the observation deck on board to witness the views of Krakow from the water.

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