Wawel Hill
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Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

1. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour of the Wavel 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 the 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 the 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 Crypt of the Silver Bells, which is the burial place for President Lech Kaczynski and his spouse. Then, 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. 

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Krakow: Vistula River Cruise with an Audio Guide

2. 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: Historical Old Town City Exploration Game

3. Krakow: Historical Old Town City Exploration Game

Lose yourself in the magic of Krakow as you visit some of the city's most iconic landmarks & secret treasures, such as St Florian’s Gate and Wawel Royal Castle. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about Rynek Glowny, the largest medieval square in Europe. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in just over 1 hour. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

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Krakow: Family Friendly Historical Walking Tour

4. Krakow: Family Friendly Historical Walking Tour

Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the highlights of Krakow with a family-friendly private guide. Swap boring historical facts for intriguing legends and fairy tales to keep your kids entertained at all times. Marvel at the monuments of Main Market Square in the historic Old Town, along with other landmarks such as St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Cathedral on Wawel Hill where the Kings of Poland set up residence in the 17th century. Try to defeat the legendary Wawel dragon to look inside his amazing cave. Hear about events from the Middle Ages and learn about the more recent history of the city along the way. Opt for the 3-hour tour option to check how actually confectioners are doing candies. Sugar artists will show you the art of hand-made sweets in their factory. After this, taste still warm candies and get them home. If you choose the 4-hours version, enter the Historyland. It’s very modern place where the history is shown in a unique way - by LEGO bricks! Let kids find themself in the heart of events and learn the history of Poland by models built from LEGO bricks and interactive solutions.

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Krakow: Historical Walking Tour for Families and Kids

5. Krakow: Historical Walking Tour for Families and Kids

Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the highlights of Krakow with a family-friendly private guide. Exchange boring historical facts for intriguing legends and fairy tales to keep your kids entertained at all times. Marvel at the monuments of Main Market Square in the historic Old Town, along with other landmarks such as St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Cathedral on Wawel Hill, where the kings of Poland set up residence in the 17th century. Follow your guide on an exciting adventure that includes tasks for children. Try to defeat the legendary Wawel dragon to look inside his amazing cave. Hear about events from the Middle Ages and learn about the more recent history of the city along the way. You can opt for a 3-hour option to check how confectioners create sweets, where sugar artists will show you the art of hand-made sweets in their factory. You will of course receive still-warm candies to take them home. If you opt for the 4-hour version you will enter Historyland. Historyland is a very modern area where history is shown in a unique way through Lego bricks. You can let your kids find themselves in the heart of modern events as they learn the history of Poland through models built from Lego bricks and interactive solutions.

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Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

6. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

Travel through Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary, and see such monuments as Planty park with the remains of medieval walls and the Barbican, the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, the Latin Quarter, the Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts and St. Florian, a 13th Century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, the Papal Window, and Wawel's Royal Cathedral and Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city after the ride, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on cold days on a heated terrace with leather sofas. Admire the beautiful views from the observation deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen.

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Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

7. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

See the most important tourist attractions of Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary. Visit Planty Park with its medieval remains. Stop at Main Market Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, St Anna’s Church, and a Franciscan Monastery. Experience the Latin Quarter, and venture to the Wawel with the Royal Cathedral and the Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy the heated terrace, or try the observation deck on board to witness the views of Krakow from the water.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

Dominica was so sweet and friendly. She knew a lot about Krakow and helped show the group how every corner of the city has a history. I had a lot of fun on this tour, and I would recommend to anyone who wants to get familiar with the city.

The guide was able to put the sights very well into the tontex of the respective historical epoch. He concentrated on the essentials. Peter Hermanns

Very knowledgeable guide. He was even able to interest daughters who were not very fascinated by history

A very nice guide, kind, smiling. TERMINOWA. recommends a guided tour of Wawel