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Krakow: Wawel Cathedral Guided Tour with Admission Tickets

1. 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: Wawel Castle Private Walking Tour

2. Krakow: Wawel Castle Private Walking Tour

Explore the world's first UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert guide. Discover the fascinating history of this magnificent castle. Enjoy exploring one of Poland's most iconic buildings, perched on top of Wawel Hill by the Vistula River. Learn about the mysteries of the building and its surroundings with your private guide. See the famous Dragon's Den, a limestone cave which is home to the mythical Wawel dragon. Experience the castle's outstanding collection of art, and admire the Sigismund Bell in its bell tower. You can also visit Wawel Cathedral if you select this additional option.

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From Warsaw: 3 or 6-Hour Krakow Tour by Private Car

3. From Warsaw: 3 or 6-Hour Krakow Tour by Private Car

Be collected from your accommodation and travel to see the attractions in Krakow. Your guide will create your route based on your requests. For example, the tour can include: • the Old town area with the Slowacki Theatre and Barbican, • Florianska street, the fanciest street in Krakow with one of the biggest market squares in Europe,  • St. Mary’s Church with the 15th-century altar, • Adam Mickiewicz Monument, commemorating one of the greatest Polish artists of the romantic era,  • the Royal route along Grodzka and Kanonicza Street, • Wawel Hill Castle where Polish kings rest and the most prominent figures of later eras resided, • Dragon's cave, which is the symbol of Krakow, • and/or Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest in Europe with Collegium Novum and Collegium Maius. • Explore Kazimierz and the Jewish district in Krakow • Climb Wawel Hill and visit the Royal Cathedral with tombs of Polish kings.

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Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

4. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

Welcome to the Royal Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Discover the most important monuments of the City of Polish kings, including the Old Town and the Wawel Hill. These monuments are among the most important monuments in Poland, and are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. While exploring the Royal Krakow, you will be able to feel the beating heart of Poland. For centuries Wawel was a place of residence of the kings of Poland, Sweden and Lithuania. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Krakow and feel the unique charm of the Old Town. Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a history teacher. You will discover such sites as the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Planty Park, Jagiellonian University, Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.

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Krakow: Guided Private Walking Tour

5. Krakow: Guided Private Walking Tour

Take a guided walk around the magical city of Krakow, exploring its amazing cultural and spiritual center. Krakow was included on the first UNESCO Heritage List, among 12 of the most valuable sites in the world. The city is thriving with artists and students, churches and palaces, restaurants and cafes, and little streets and squares. Throughout your tour you can also view Wawel Castle over the Wisla River, which combined with the rest of the city helps create an important, charming, and unforgettable atmosphere which you will experience during this tour. Your guide will be with you at all times to show you the best spots, as well as some hidden places of this amazing and very unique city. Your tour includes a walk through Krakow Old Town and Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter. There is also the possibility of a coffee/snack break in a charming spot, if so requested.

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Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

6. Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this multi-stop Krakow tour. Visit the most important places in the Old Town in a comfortable, eco-friendly golf cart. Embark on a guided tour of Wawel Castel and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have an authentic Polish lunch.  Jump aboard a heated electric golf cart and listen to your audio guide as you see Planty Park with the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Drive through the Main Market Square with Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. Pass through the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard, the Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, a Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Stop at Wawel Royal Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle to start your guided tour. See the collections of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, gold, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Partake in a 2-course lunch. Head to the Salt Mine for a guided tour that includes an underground church. Experience the unique microclimate and see the Salt Mine Health Resort.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

See all that magnificent things with an expert local guide. Explore the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle, becoming one of the most important museums in Poland since 1930. See a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture, recreating the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Visit the Royal chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. See also the Wawel collections of Eastern art contain the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Get entrance to the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Gothic structure that was once a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

8. Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

The John Paul II Trail Tour will take you to the places which are particularly associated with Karol Wojtyla who could become pope. Krakow is a special place to learn about the life of Pope John Paul II as he lived in Krakow for more than 30 years prior. During his years in Krakow, he was first a student, then a priest, and finally as bishop of Krakow. In Krakow, he has also experienced the unimaginable cruelty of World War II and then communism. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student who will lead you throughout Krakow showing you the places that shaped Pope John Paul II and tell you about his life in Krakow. After meeting your guide visit the Jagiellonian University. Then continue to the Wawel Cathedral, where Karol Wojtyla sought spiritual guidance and confession and where he celebrated his first Mass. After, go to his apartment on Kanonicza Street, the Franciscan Church, and the Bishop’s Palace.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

9. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

Explore Krakow and the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle and the Gothic Wawel Cathedral with your expert guide. See a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture, recreating the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Visit the Royal chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art, that contain the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Get entrance to the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Gothic structure that was once a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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From Warsaw: Krakow Guided Private Tour with Transport

10. 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

4.1 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Excellent choice for a two-hour history walk around the old town quarters and the Wawel hill. A pleasant history expert with very good English explained the historical issues in an interesting way. As a hint I can tell that I offered this private tour as a birthday present to a relative keen on history and this was taken as a wonderful idea. A real success for our small group

We had Sev as our guide who had also looked after us on a morning tour

Sev had taken our private tour in the morning, He escorted us using local knowledge to a short cruise I had booked & waited for us as he was escorting us on the afternoon tour. As I said previously he was without doubt the best tour guide I have ever had & if you are lucky enough to be guided by him you will be left feeling truly spoilt.

Mrs. Marzena turned out to be a great guide. We listened to her stories about the Wawel Castle and the Cathedral with great interest. A person with a calling. I would highly recommend.

This was a very interesting and informative tour, the guide new a lot about the history and architecture. Don't hesitate!

Great guide, Dorota J. We moved hundreds of years ago, we forgot about the cells.