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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: 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 Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

3. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

4. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's history during this walking tour. Start with the top attraction in the city, the amazing Wawel Castle. First, have an opportunity to explore this fascinating castle from the outside, where you will see its most important points like defensive walls, Wawel Dragon, Wawel Cathedral and much more. Outside, your guide will treat you to information about this place and its history. After this introduction, step inside Castle Wawel which is even more impressive than its exterior. Explore the most important parts of the castle, including the royal staterooms. In addition to many precious monuments, the castle is also full of ancient paintings and stunning tapestries, which have been preserved from the interior's original decoration. Next, follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. Get to the Main Market Square to admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica. Marvel at the decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall, where traveling merchants would meet to discuss business and barter their wares. Finally, pass one of the world's oldest universities, Jagiellonian University, and go to the green oasis of Planty Park, built on the site of the medieval city walls.

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Krakow: Wawel Cathedral Guided Tour with Admission Tickets

5. 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: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

See the most important historical monuments registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on this unique route through the city. The name of the tour route refers to the formal entries of Polish Kings heading for their residence on the Wawel Hill.  Along this route, you'ill walk around the Old Town which is surrounded by the luscious green Planty park. Make your way to Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall. Every hour, near Basilica’s tower you can hear the bugle call.  Next, pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland before visiting the castle and cathedral situated on Wawel Hill. Here, you can see the Wawel dragon breathing fire.

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From Warsaw: Krakow Guided Private Tour with Transport

7. From Warsaw: Krakow Guided Private Tour with Transport

Head to Krakow for the day with a private guided tour. Tailor your trip with a choice of transportation by either train or car from Warsaw. Whatever your choice, enjoy comfortable transportation, a private local guide, great sights, and incredible stories. Tour round the Old Town first with your guide, where you will encounter sites such as the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, andCloth Hall. At St. Mary’s Basilica, follow the Royal Route that Polish monarchs used to tread and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around courtyard as you find out the history behind the cathedral. Enter to see the site of historical Polish coronations, and burial place for many famous figures. Next up is a different period of history in the Kazimierz District, previously a Jewish neighborhood. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture as you listen to tales of former local community.  Be picked up and dropped off at the train station by your guide should you choose the train option, or have the service of a driver for the vehicle option.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,360 reviews

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

Very clear and concise explanations. Interesting circuit but which takes a little over two hours. Warm welcome.

Really detailed information about all of the buildings. Get to go through the all the audios at your own pace.

Arthur is een goede tour guide! Vertelt op een fijne, makkelijke manier die voor iedereen te begrijpen is!

Very straightforward. Friendly staff. Easy to handle.