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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.

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Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

2. 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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Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

3. Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

After registering your ticket at the kiosk, meet your crew whom you with travel with throughout your cruise down the Vistula River. The royal city of Krakow is full of interesting and entertaining places, many of which you pass throughout this experience. Sail past picturesque landscapes including Wawel Castle, the Dębnicki Bridge, the Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters, the junction where the Rudawa River flows into Vistula, the Dębniki district, and the John Paul II Family Home. You later encounter the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, various other bridges, the Cricoteka Museum, the Kazimierz district, and the Church on the Rock. This cruise is the perfect way to relax and take some rest, accompanied by the sound of the waves lapping up against the side of the boat. At the conclusion of your experience, your boat returns you to your tour starting location.

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Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

4. 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 Traditional Gondola Cruise - Up to 12 People

5. 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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Krakow: Private Gondola Tour

6. Krakow: Private Gondola Tour

Start the gondola trip on the Vistula River near Wawel Castle. Sail first to Salwator where you can see Norbertines Monastery. Then, the gondola will sail in the opposite direction to Kazimierz and Podgórze, the famous historical districts of Krakow.  Admire beautiful views of the Royal Castle of Wawel and the Baroque Church on the Rock, as well as the modern Cricoteka Museum. During your trip, relax and receive informative historical facts from the onboard audio guide. Enjoy fantastic photo opportunities of some of Krakow's most picturesque buildings.

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

7. 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

8. 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: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

9. Krakow: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

Explore some of the most beautiful places in Krakow on a guided tour of Wawel Hill, Wawel Castle, and the Cathedral. Hop on a cruise along the Vistula River to see the landmarks from a unique perspective. Enter the Castle with your guide and admire a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, militaria, porcelain, and furniture. Stand in awe as the permanent exhibitions in the chateau recreate the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. After viewing the original royal chambers, go inside the majestic Cathedral, and learn about historical facts intertwined with fairy-tale stories. Then, be invited for dinner at a nearby cafe and take a moment to relax. Finally, board a modern catamaran and take an intimate cruise along the Vistula to admire Wawel, the Cathedral, and some of Krakow scattered on its shores.

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Krakow: Wawel Guided Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

10. Krakow: Wawel Guided Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

Discover Wawel Royal Castle and its cathedral on a guided tour. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe. Take a boat cruise on the Vistula to see Wawel Hill and more from the water. Meet your guide in Krakow's old town close to Wawel Hill. Head straight to discover one of the most important museums in Poland, home to collections of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, militaria, porcelain, and furniture. Step back in time with a visit to the permanent exhibition in the State Rooms of the castle, where monarchs entertained their visiting dignitaries. Be immersed in the recreated Renaissance and Baroque decor. Next, enter the majestic cathedral at the heart of the royal complex. Discover its fascinating history intertwined with fairy tale stories. See its 18 ostentatious chapels, the imposing tomb of the former Bishop of Kraków, and the bones of Wawel's dragon. Then, head to a nearby cafe to catch your breath. Enjoy a two-course lunch before boarding a modern catamaran for an intimate cruise on the Vistula. Admire the rocky Wawel Hill as it towers over the banks of the river. See the cathedral and Krakow from a different angle.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 257 reviews

Lovely little cruise and there was just my husband and I as we booked for later in the evening so it was quite romantic, very reasonably priced.

When viewed from the Vistula River, Krakow allows you to look differently at many aspects of its functionality, architecture and history.

Nice boat trip on bigger boat with explanations in Polish and English. Goes 15 min both sides from the harbour and between.

A very nice atmosphere, a pleasant adventure, a great hour spent on the Vistula River... recommend to everyone ☺️

Super wonderful Wow, very good organization and friendly service