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Vistula Krakow: Tours & Tickets

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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. This unforgettable cruise takes approximately 1 hour.

Krakow: Boat Party with Unlimited Drinks

2. Krakow: Boat Party with Unlimited Drinks

Set sail down the beautiful Vistula river at 8:00 PM every Saturday night for 2 hours, and enjoy an open bar for the entire cruise, drinking games, party guides and a full surround sound system. This is an astoundingly great party with all the right ingredients required to have a great time. And to take things to a hot new level, every cruise includes a brilliant fire breathing show. Once back on land, you will be taken to 2 of Krakow's most infamous late night clubs and after parties. This will include VIP entry, no lines and free welcome shots. A professional photographer will be there to capture fun and happy images. 

Krakow Vistula River Cruise

3. 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.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

4. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Explore Krakow from the Vistula River on a modern boat. Bring your friends along on this tour that accommodates up to 12 guests. The heated deck and comfortable leather sofas will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, you're invited to the observation deck to enjoy the beautiful views while spending time outdoors. Listen to the history of Krakow from the boat's modern overhead sound system in Polish and English. Take in the sights, such as: • The Skałka Church • Royal Wawel Castle • House of the Polish Pope John Paul II • Norbertine Monastery • Kościuszko Mound • The 6 Bridges • Cricoteka

Krakow: Romantic Evening Vistula Cruise with a Glass of Wine

5. 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, which also has a long and rich history dating back to the Stone Age. Learn about Kazimierz, a special place shaped by being a centuries-old Christian-Jewish neighborhood.

Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec

6. Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec

Take a break and sit down to enjoy fantastic views from the river and discover the beauty of one of the most popular cities in Europe. From Vistula River, board the boat and see all the main sights including Wawel Castle, Church on the Rock, and Norbertine Monastery. Begin your trip close to Wawel Hill and cruise toward Tyniec. When you arrive at Tyniec, you will have 1 hour of free time. You can explore the village and it is advisable to visit also the Benedictine Abbey. After your time in Tyniec, you will head back to Krakow and continue exploring the city.

Krakow: Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

7. Krakow: Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

Start your journey at Przystan Wawel near the Grunwaldzki Bridge, where you will board a cruise boat. Cruise along the Vistula River and take in the breathtaking views of the city. Pass by Wawel Castle, the Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, Podgorze, and Kazimierz. Enjoy audio guide commentary in Polish or English as you learn historical information about Krakow's history and the important landmarks and sights you are passing. Take the chance to purchase drinks and snacks at the bar on board.

Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec on the Vistula River

8. Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec on the Vistula River

Enjoy Krakow from the water during this 4-hour cruise. You will see main sights and will have commentaries in both Polish and English during your trip. During your cruise, you will see the main Krakow sights from the water such as the Wawel Castle and Hill and the Salwator area of Krakow where the Kościuszko Mound is situated. You will then pass the Norbertine Monastery, Przegorzaly Castle and a few more attractions before you arrive to Tyniec. In Tyniec you will have 45 minutes in which you can get off and visit the Benedictine Abbey. Afterwards, you will return by boat back to Wawel Hill to the place where the cruise began. After disembarking the vessel, it is recommend that you explore the Wawel Castle and the famous Wawel Dragon.

Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

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

Enjoy a combo Vistula River cruise and guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, skip-the-line entry included. Look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, then go to Wieliczka and admire underground wonders made of salt by the forces of nature and the work of human hands. Start your day by hopping on board a boat with a heated deck and leather sofas that will make you feel at home, even on cold days. On warmer days, head to the upper platform to enjoy the views while spending time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside and spot monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the cathedral, and the iconic silhouette of a dragon. Then, change to a bus and drive to Wieliczka, a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years old) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, and the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, and a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine and a sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning round-trip to Krakow. 

Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise - Up to 12 People

10. Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise - Up to 12 People

Rent a gondola for a private cruise and enjoy the beautiful sights of Krakow by day or night. Choose the time you prefer and decide how long you want to cruise. The route recommendation depends on your wishes. For example, if you want to see the many main sights of Krakow it is recommended to go through the Old City of Krakow.  See Norbertine Monastery in Salwator, Wawel Hill, Wawel Dragon, the Baroque monastery of the Pauline Fathers on the Rock, Kazimierz, and the Jewish quarter. The route can be adjusted for your needs and time booked.

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What people are saying about Vistula Krakow

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 714 reviews

Lovely evening out, lots of useful information about the river and Krakow. Boat was lovely and clean, lots of lovely pictures from the top deck!

We was the only ones on the boat but the captain/tour guide kept us entertained with brilliant local knowledge and old story's.

Nice cruise in the morning taking in the wonderful sights of Krakow.

Our guide was fantastic. Very informative and personable.

Great experience. Our Lady Captain was fantastic ❤️