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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: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

2. Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time as you walk through Krakow’s Old Town. Not only will you experience the charm of its medieval architecture, but your professional and knowledgeable city guide will teach you about Poland’s history, unique symbols and traditions, and fun facts as well along the way. The highlight of the Old Town is the Royal Route. It begins in the northern part of the Old Town at St. Florian's Church, which contains the relics of the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Florian. The historic path continues on 3 streets, Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza. You will also walk through St. Florian's Gate, an impressive Gothic tower as well as the only remaining of the 8 medieval city gates. Next, you will visit the Main Market Square. This is the largest medieval square in Europe and home to many historic buildings. The central feature of the Square is the Sukiennice, a Renaissance Cloth Hall with fabulous arcades designed by Italian architect J.M. Padovano. The Royal Route comes to an end at the foot of the Wawel Hill, from which you can look up and admire the Wawel Royal Castle. Explore this impressive old residence of Polish monarchs and adventure into the Dragon’s Den below. The gorgeous Royal Private Apartments and Crown Treasury are a must see, as is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanisław and Vaclav. The Old Town of Krakow Walking Tour will also include a visit to the Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest university in Poland, and the beautiful Planty Park. You will have a 1/2 hour coffee break during the tour.

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From Warsaw: Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

3. From Warsaw: Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

Benefit from roundtrip transportation from Warsaw to Krakow and see the city’s most popular landmarks on a walking tour. After, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided tour. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Warsaw, enjoy a transfer to the medieval city of Krakow. Follow a local guide around the city center and explore sites like the Main Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, and Wawel Castle. Discover the city’s rich variety of historic architecture, including Renaissance, Baroque, and Gothic. Ride the historical coronation path of former Polish kings known as the Royal Route. After your Krakow walking tour, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Sit back and relax as you make the journey back to your accommodation in Warsaw.

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From Warsaw: Krakow City Day Tour with Salt Mine Visit

4. From Warsaw: Krakow City Day Tour with Salt Mine Visit

Spend a day in Krakow exploring the most well-known sights of the city before descending into the Salt Mines, where you’ll discover an incredible underground world of salt. With hotel pickup from Warsaw and the company of an English-speaking guide, all the details will be taken care of: all you have to do is enjoy.   In Krakow, spend 3 hours discovering the city’s unique charm. Among other sites, you’ll visit Wawel Hill where Polish monarchs lived from the 11th century, and its Dragon’s Cave, a huge natural cavity within the hill, reputed to be the home of a monster. See Krakow Cloth Hall, the central feature of the market square and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, head to St Mary’s Church, a brick gothic church with foundations dating back to the 13th century. Admire the Town Hall Tower, which once housed a city prison and torture chamber.   The second part of your day will be spent at the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Descend 800 steps into the incredible world of sculptures made of salt, salt caves, salt lakes, and salt chambers. This mine has been producing salt since the Neolithic times, and has been excavated since the 13th century, making it one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines. See the shafts and labyrinthine passageways as you learn about historic salt-mining technology.   After a long day exploring Krakow, relax on the trip back to Warsaw, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

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based on 1,302 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

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

We were very lucky to have the guide, Andrew, to ourselves. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with a detailed tour of the town.

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