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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

Admire the Wawel Royal Castle and see other monuments from the Vistula River, Krakow's historic waterway. Listen to the audio commentary as you sit back and relax, enjoying the comfort of a traditional yet modern vessel. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of Krakow's landmarks. Witness the charms of Krakow’s districts, such as Saltwator and Kazimierz, and see such sights as the Dębnicki Bridge, "Church on the Rock," and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.

Krakow: Pierogi Home Cooking Class

2. Krakow: Pierogi Home Cooking Class

Enjoy a day of cooking with a local in a Krakow home. Learn how to cook up a storm in the kitchen and learn 3 authentic Polish recipes. Meet your guide outside the city center at the meeting point to begin the activity. See another side of Krakow, visit a local food market and get all the insider info on the fresh vegetables and produce used by locals. Learn some Polish phrases that a true Krakow native uses. Next, head back to the house and immerse yourself in Polish culinary traditions during this hands-on cooking class.  Roll up your sleeves and start cooking; your guide will teach you how to make 3 delicious dishes that you can recreate repeatedly. Discover how to prepare your fresh, high-quality ingredients that don't require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor.  Start your cooking class by making a pierogi, a typical Polish dish similar to dumplings. Listen to Polish music, enhance your authentic cooking experience, and enjoy tasting as you cook. Sit down and dine on the 3-course dishes you cooked paired with Polish beer to wash it down. Eat with the family, and learn about Polish culture and traditions as you get merry, Krakow style. Enjoy a day out in a Krakow kitchen that you won't forget. Return home with something more than just souvenirs — traditional Polish cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

3. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit the most famous salt mine in Europe. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the UNESCO monuments and has been gathering salt for over 700 years. It’s one of the most beautiful facilities of this type in the world. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from the city center or from the hotel if private transport is selected. With an air-conditioned, comfortable bus/van you will reach Wieliczka town in about 25 minutes. Meet your guide, and walk down the wooden stairs to a depth of 65 meters. The guide will explain the rules of a salt mine as well as various legends and stories about mine’s past. The tour takes place in the underground corridors and chambers, well prepared for visitors. Certain points on your way are dedicated to famous people who decided to visit Salt Mine in the past, for example, Chopin or Goethe. There will be many stories about mining and the progress of the works over the years. After a while, you will encounter a huge chapel carved underground. It’s considered one of the most beautiful chapels in the world – St. Kinga Chapel, where the artists carved a church in salt. It’s time to get some photos and have a quick rest before proceeding with the tour. After a short break, you will proceed to a huge area with an underground lake, where the world’s first underground balloon flight took place. There will be a few places to buy souvenirs as well. Don’t worry there is no need to climb these hundreds of steps again to go to the surface. There is a mining elevator that helps you get out of the mine. It’s time to meet your driver at the place of departure to the mine, and have a safe journey back to Krakow.

Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

4. 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.

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

5. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour of the Wawel 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 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 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 center of Wawel hill and the medieval courtyard, and head to the Austrian Hospital, from where you will be able to see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. You are then going to pass by Sandomierska Tower and go downhill through the Bernardyńska Gate, eventually leading to the cave of the Wawel Dragon. 

Krakow: Energylandia Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

6. Krakow: Energylandia Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

Spend your day at Energylandia, the biggest Amusement Park in Poland, offering an impressive number of varied attractions situated on 35 hectares of land, designed with all age groups in mind - children, teens, and adults.  Delight in a fun day out at one of Europe's biggest amusement parks. Discover a fairy tale place for the little ones and adults alike, with attractions for every age. Whiz down thrilling rides and roller coasters, and enjoy spectacular live shows by professional artists. Spend time with the kids in the family zone, with activities to keep the whole family happy. Adrenaline-seekers can head to the rides, and take a turn on the second fastest roller coaster in Europe — if they dare. Bring your swimsuit and splash around in the water park, with 1,800 square meters of pool space, all included in the ticket price.

Krakow: Pub, Bar & Club Crawl

7. Krakow: Pub, Bar & Club Crawl

Begin your bar crawl at 9:45 PM in the Old Town in front of St Mary's Church and Hard Rock Cafe. Meet your party host and get acquainted with the rest of your group. Arrive at the first bar where from 10 PM to 11 PM you can enjoy access to unlimited beer, rum, gin, vodka, shots, and mixers. Play lots of drinking games like flip cup, beer pong, and drinking Jenga. A professional photographer will capture all of the amusement. Then, set off to visit 3 of  Krakow's best bars, pubs, and clubs. At each venue, receive free entry and a free welcome shot. Arrive at the final club at 2 AM where you can take advantage of VIP entry so you won't have to wait in line.

Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

8. Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

Enjoy one of the best views in Zakopane with a cable car ride up to Gubałówka. Marvel at the spectacular views of the High Tatras that are covered with snow up until May. Visit Krupówki, the most popular street in the heart of Zakopane, where you can experience the ambience of the mountain region and enjoy the aromas of local foods coming from the traditional restaurants. After your tour of Zakopane, take a break for some rest and relaxation in the thermal pools. Enjoy outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides, whirlpool baths and many other attractions in the heart of the mountains.

Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

9. Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

Indulge your ears with the sounds of Chopin’s piano music, and experience one of the most important elements of culture. Appreciate the genius of Poland’s best-known composer in the unique atmosphere of Krakow's Market Square. Attend a special concert dedicated to Frederic Chopin, an icon of Polish and European music and a piano virtuoso in his own right, and listen to his most famous piano pieces performed by talented young pianists. Concerts are held in the Chopin Concert Hall, decorated with Gothic architectural elements. Listen to nocturnes, mazurkas, and polonaises, in which Chopin expressed his feeling of longing for his homeland. The combination of atmospheric interior and excellent music will provide an unforgettable experience, and not just for music aficionados.

Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Lesser Poland

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 88,024 reviews

Everything at Energylandia was amazing! One day is definitely not enough to visit all awesome rollercoasters, to spend the day in marvelous water park or to visit all other impressive entertainments proposed by Energylandia. And the price is funny in regarding what you get! We came in Sunday, so there was no waiting in the lines, we were so lucky! Definitely recommend, will come back.

Can 100% recommend the Bike Tour with Mike. Would suggest doing this on your first day to get to know the area, Mike is so very knowledgeable of the area and full of all the facts.

Gregory was an amazing guide. He talked us through every experience and made sure we knew what to do when he wasn’t with us.

Good value for money, meet some great people there. The free bar isn’t the most glamorous but it WILL get you hammered!

En magisk time med en fantastisk pianist som tolket chopin på en fin måte.