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Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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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Krakow: Short River Walk and Guided Tour in Former Ghetto

8. Krakow: Short River Walk and Guided Tour in Former Ghetto

See the royal city from the river from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Cruise past Wawel, churches, and other monuments, and learn about their history from the boat's modern sound system. Enjoy beautiful views from the open platform in fine weather. Travel in comfort on a heated deck and leather sofas on cold days. Meet the tour guide in Podgórze and walk along the streets of the former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war and which still bears traces of the events of the war. See a fragment of the undamaged wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews lived, the historic pharmacy "Pod Orłem" and the monument with many chairs at the Ghetto Heroes Square.

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Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

9. 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: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

10. Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

Take a look at the royal city of Krakow from the deck of a modern catamaran and embark on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Pass by the defensive walls of Wawel, gaze at the grand Royal Castle, and the Cathedral. Take a fun ride through the city on a golf cart and experience the streets of Kazimierz. Spot the Dragon of Wawel Hill sculpture from the river side, a famous dragon from Polish folklore. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy having a heated deck and comfortable leather sofas to make you feel at home. Take in the beautiful views and the fresh air from the upper platform during the warmer months. Next, ride in a cozy, eco-friendly golf cart through Krakow’s historic Jewish quarter, and learn about the Jewish cultural monuments. See the Ghetto, that existed during the war in the Podgórze district, and visit over 20 monuments in the creative Kazimierz district.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 311 reviews

Not the sort of boat we expected, it's a very small open wooden one. But was a lovely trip we had wine, blankets and music. However, it was really dark and would have been better with some fairy lights. Would have been romantic but it was only us and we had to sit opposite sides of the boat to balance it out.

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.

The experience was lovely. A different way to see some of the city. Staff were nice and the price of the trip was fair.

Very nice tour with a small wooden boat, nice staff. Still too expensive for the performance received.

Great trip. Not cheap though. Small gondola, very cosy experience.