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

1. 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. Your driver/guide 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, Barbakan, gorgeous churches, 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 Museum. You will receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) and you will have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After 1 hour, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the place where the tour started. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will return to the tour starting point.

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Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

2. 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.

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Krakow: Vistula River Cruise with an Audio Guide

3. 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: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

4. Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

Enjoy audio commentary as you ride through Krakow's Old Town on a heated electric golf cart on this group tour. View sights like Planty park and a 13th-century gothic Franciscan monastery. Hop onboard your golf cart and enjoy expert audio commentary as you go. Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Ride to the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the Collegium Maius where Copernicus once studied. Pass by the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts, the tower at St. Florian's Gate, and a the papal window in a Franciscan monastery. Marvel at the royal cathedral and castle on Wawel hill.

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Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

5. Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

Experience the ultimate introduction to Krakow with a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town. Start your tour in the heart of the city in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest square in Europe. Your professional guide will take you to the top sights of Krakow and inform you of its dramatic history. They will also provide you with insider knowledge of what to visit, see and eat while you're in this beautiful city. You'll end your tour at Wawel Castle, the impressive royal residence of Polish kings.

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Krakow: Wawel Cathedral Guided Tour with Admission Tickets

6. Krakow: Wawel Cathedral Guided Tour with Admission Tickets

The tour begins at the meeting point near Wawel Castle where you’ll receive a warm greeting from your guide. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this fascinating castle from the outside and marvel at some of its most important features such as the defensive walls, Wawel dragon, the castle courtyard, and more. As you wander, listen to your guide share intriguing facts about the castle, its history, and its former inhabitants. Head inside Wawel Cathedral next, which is even more impressive than its imposing exterior, and is considered to be the Polish Notre Dame. The cathedral is one of the most significant historical places in Poland and it’s importance is still preserved to this day. Spend some time exploring the cathedral, learning about its incredible history that spans 1000 years, and listening to your guide share stories about the events that have taken place here including the coronation of Polish monarchs. As you amble around, admire the stunning artistic architecture that has been influenced by the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicist, and Modern era. There’s also time to learn about the many great Polish people buried at the cathedral including Polish royalty, national heroes, saints, poets, and more.

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Krakow: Underground Museum Visit & Old Town Private Tour

7. Krakow: Underground Museum Visit & Old Town Private Tour

Go beneath the surface of Krakow’s long and tangled history with a tour of the one-of-a-kind Underground Museum. Enjoy convenient skip-the-line entry and an exclusive private tour that allows you to avoid the crowds and enjoy the exhibition in a small intimate group. Reach the museum under Krakow's famous Market Square and follow your guide through underground corridors, learning about the countless relics and items uncovered by archeologists. Take advantage of the private tour setting to adjust the tempo and topics of the tour to your tastes. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of an earlier Krakow as you stroll through the city's original streets and cellars of buildings that no longer exist.  Then continue your private tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of Krakow. Admire the beauty of monumental Wawel Castle and the cozy Kazimierz District. Walk along the famous Royal Route from the Middle Ages and pass top sights like St. Mary's Basilica and Cloth Hall. Visit hidden gems with your guide that will make you feel like a local.

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

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

9. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

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 famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

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Krakow: 2–Hour Old Town Segway Tour

10. Krakow: 2–Hour Old Town Segway Tour

Take the chance to discover the Old Town district of Kraków, home to around six thousand historic sites and more than two million works of art. Explore its rich variety of historic architecture including Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic buildings. Marvel at Kraków's palaces, churches, theaters and mansions, displaying a great variety of color, architectural details, stained glass, paintings, sculptures and furnishings. With your guide, head to most famous and important parts of Krakow's Old Town and its countless medieval buildings, including Wawel Castle, Sukiennice and St.Maryas church, the Barbican, Town Hall Tower, Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University, Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and many more. Find out why the medieval Old Town is among the first places signed to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Whether this is your first time in Krakow, or you want to broaden your knowledge about the origins and topography of Krakow's Historic Centre, prepare for a historical dive into the past.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

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Great from start to finish. our guide was informative and spoke about everything we saw with passion. she was excellent and in my opinion the whole experience was better because of her. It was also very good value for money. Thanks

Such an amazing experience today on the tour! So helpful, with suggestions on where to eat and places to go. We opted to go to the museum and would highly recommend. Very informative! Can not fault this experience!

eugenio was very kind and helpful, the explanations were very clear and he answered all questions. surely if we go back to krakow we will turn to him.

Our guide was fantastic! I learnt so much and I’ve been on this trip before! Honestly, the best guide! Thanks so much!

Really enjoyed the day the driver was very informative and helpful would defo recommend it