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

1. 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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Electric Scooter Tour Krakow

2. Electric Scooter Tour Krakow

Explore the beautiful city of Kraków by scooter and ask your local guide questions along the way. Your tour guide will recommend the best local bars, restaurants, and hang out spots that you otherwise would have missed during your stay in Krakow. Tours last between 2.5-3 hours, although they can be adjusted depending on what you wish to see. The electric scooter tour is an excellent way to get an overview of the city at cruising speed (up to 27km/h or 17mp/h). For all tours, free helmets, warm gloves for colder days, and a free obwarzanek (a traditional snack from Krakow) are provided. The Kraków electric scooter tour starts at the Barbican. You will then head to the following points: the main Market Square, Florian gate, River Vistula, the Old city walls, St. Mary's Church and the trumpet player, the Old Town, St. Anne’s Church, Kazimierz, the dragon of the Wawel Castle, and the Oscar Schindler Factory.

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From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Krakow, Schindler's Factory

3. From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Krakow, Schindler's Factory

Visit the Main Market Square. It is the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. The Old Town offers a unique atmosphere with thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-driven cabs. See the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), the main center of international trade during the Renaissance.  Explore Wawel Hill, where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are located. They are among the most picturesque and important sights in Krakow. Some of Wawel Hill's oldest stone buildings date back to 10th century. Until 1611 Wawel was the formal seat of Polish monarchy. It was the place of royal coronations, weddings and funerals. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, the Wawel Dragon had his lair. Nowadays it is a popular stop for tourists. Discover Kazimierz is a former Jewish district. From the 14th until the 19th century, Kazimierz was an independent town – a place of coexistence of Christian and Jewish cultures, separated from Krakow by the branch of the Vistula river. Today it is the cultural center of the city and a favorite among young people to hang out and relax. Also explore and learn about the famous former enamel factory of  Oskar Schindler. It is a host of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. The museum presents Jewish rural life in the 20th century. During World War II Oskar Schindler saved more than 1000 people from deportation and transportation to concentration camps. Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg's famous movie is based on this story.

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Warsaw: Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

4. Warsaw: Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

Spend the first part of the day in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous symbol of Nazi domination in Europe, and the largest extermination and concentration camp ever built on the old continent. Visit prison blocks, the Wall of Death, gas chambers, a crematorium and a vast camp area. Realize how thoroughly and carefully the Third Reich planned the complete extermination of European Jews, Poles, the Romani people, and Soviet Prisoners of War. After an emotionally exhausting visit, go for lunch in a nearby town and after a short drive, reach Krakow. Breathe the history in the second largest city in Poland and one of its most important, scientific and cultural centers. Observe the original medieval street layout, impressive buildings and soaring gothic church towers of Krakow, a symbol of Poland's power and wealth at the time when it was ruled by kings.

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Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting

5. Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting

Meet your guide then hop onboard your e-scooter and begin your sightseeing adventure. Glide through the city streets and pass by a selection of famous landmarks. The tour covers the areas of Old Town, Podgórze, and Kazimierz. Highlights include Florian’s Gate, Wawel Castle, Wawel Dragon, the Ghetto Wall, the Old Synagogue, Bernatek Footbridge, the Cloth Hall, and more. Along the way, listen to your guide explain the history and importance of each site. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, stop for some traditional Polish snacks. The treats on offer are Oscypek (smoked sheep's cheese) and Obwarzanek (a traditional snack unique to Krakow). As well as some locally produced ice cream and other authentic delicacies. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen and tasted the very best that Krakow has to offer.

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From Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Small Group Tour with Lunch

6. From Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Small Group Tour with Lunch

This tour starts in Warsaw. You will be picked up by English speaking driver from your hotel. First you will visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 1996. Under the ground level you will find salt sculptures, lakes and unbelievably spectacular chambers. More than 1 million of tourists visit the mine annually – not without any reason. Afterwards, your driver will take you for lunch in a local restaurant either in Auschwitz or in Krakow depending on timing. In Krakow a local guide will take you for a tour around the city. You will see among others the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbicane and ‘Sukiennice‘ (Cloth Hall). The most interesting sight is the Wawel Hill with Cathedral and Royal Castle - place of royal coronations, weddings and funerals. Some of its oldest stone buildings can be dated back to 10th century. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, Wawel Dragon had his lair – the dragon’s cave is now a popular tourist stop. After the tour you will come back to Warsaw around 22:00.

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From Warsaw: Krakow and Schindler's Factory Full-Day Trip

7. From Warsaw: Krakow and Schindler's Factory Full-Day Trip

Explore Krakow, one of the most important attractions on the tourist map of Poland and visited by several million tourists from around the world every year. Learn about the history of the city during the Second World War and the Jewish population from your local guide. Walk through Kazimierz, a multicultural district full of life with many charming cafes, art studios, and cultural events. Begin your trip by visiting the historic Old Town in Krakow. See the delightful main square, Floriańska Street, and slowly make your way to Wawel Hill to see the medieval castle and panoramic views over the city. From there, head to Kazimierz to see the Jewish quarter. When World War II broke out the Jewish community here constituted for over 25% of Krakow’s population. Enjoy a tasty lunch here at one of the many cozy cafes. Finally, visit the museum located in the former factory of Oskar Schindler, who saved over 1,000 people from being sent to extermination camps during the war. Return back to Warsaw, where your professional guide will be happy to answer any of your unanswered questions and recommend good places to eat and drink.

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

8. 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: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

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

Discover some of Poland’s most iconic landmarks on this day trip from Krakow. 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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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

You see the main attractions in just a few hours and get good tips.

This tour gives you the main attractions in just a few hours, it was a good start to our trip in Krakow! Our guide was knowledgeable and nice, he also gave us good tips on what to do in the city and which bars to go to. In the beginning it was a bit frightening to drive the scooter, but you learn fast! This is a small family business run by two brothers, and they put their hearts in it.

Great way to visit thé city. Two anthousiastic brothers show you al thé places you must see in a friendly en kind way. A must doo. We Will be back. Dad

This is a must trip for anyone visiting Kraków. It was amazing and gave us so many ideas of places to visit over our coming days. Amazing guide Sabina.

great knowledge of the guide and you could ask for details even if you knew the history of the Wawel Castle

Fun, informal and informative. Great guides! Really recommend this!