Guided tour

Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

56 reviews

Activity provider: INTERCRAC Ltd.

Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

Activity provider: INTERCRAC Ltd.

From US$ 40.22 per person

Visit one of the must-see points on the map of Krakow - the Royal Residence in Wawel. Hear about the history of monarchs and great people who found their final resting place in the Cathedral.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the former residence of Polish kings
  • Admire collections of paintings, prints, sculptures
  • Skip the long lines and enjoy anecdotes from your local guide
Full description
Step into history with a guided tour of the former residence of Polish kings and a symbol of statehood, Wawel Castle. Discover the castle, which became a museum in 1930, and hosts a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. See inside the chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and the magnificent renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. Explore the Wawel collections of eastern art, one of the largest and most important collections of tents in Europe. Learn all about how the castle is also an important center for the conservation of art. Feel like you’re walking back through time as you discover the permanent exhibitions which decorated the way they would have been during the renaissance and baroque periods.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Ticket to the state rooms
  • Ticket to the Wawel Cathedral
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

On the St. Mary Magdalene Square, at the Piotr Skarga Monument The guide with the "excursions.city" sign

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable, she explained the history of the castle and cathedral in a way that kept your interest. We learnt so much, yes the castle doesn’t have as many artifacts as you would expect but she did a great job explaining why and the history behind what was missing and what existed. I wish I remembered her name but I strongly recommend this tour !

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January 11, 2023

This tour was wonderful. The cathedral is gorgeous and unlike any other cathedral I have visited in other European cities- you can see the kings sarcophagi. The castle was a bit underwhelming, very small with lots of artwork, not like other castles where you see sleeping chambers and dining rooms, but I still recommend this activity.

November 27, 2022

We booked the tour only about 3 hours before it started. The guide was good, you'd think it would have been the first time since he was so eager to tell about the castle and the cathedral. It was worth buying a tour, you never had to wait in line for tickets on the spot. The round included a 20m break, which was necessary

May 30, 2022

Product ID: 397299