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Krakow: Vistula River Cruise with an Audio Guide

1. Krakow: Vistula River Cruise with an Audio Guide

Spend time on the Vistula River getting to know the city from a unique perspective. Listen to an audio guide describe the sights and sounds around you as you cruise down the water. Admire Wawel Royal Castle, the Kościuszko Mound, and more.  Hop on board and set sail to spot Krakow sights such as the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, the Church of St. Catherine, the Family Home of Holy Father John Paul II, the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters, and the Camaldolese Monastery in Bielany. Cruise past the Wawel defensive walls with a panorama of Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and the famous silhouette of the Wawel dragon. Snap photos of Krakow bridges, footbridges, and more. Listen to the audio guide as you learn the history of the iconic sights passed along the way. Hear stories about the people who lived in this historic city and how the city has changed over the years.

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Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

2. Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

Enjoy audio commentary as you ride through Krakow's Old Town on a heated electric golf cart on this group tour. View sights like Planty park and a 13th-century gothic Franciscan monastery. Hop onboard your golf cart and enjoy expert audio commentary as you go. Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Ride to the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the Collegium Maius where Copernicus once studied. Pass by the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts, the tower at St. Florian's Gate, and a the papal window in a Franciscan monastery. Marvel at the royal cathedral and castle on Wawel hill.

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Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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: Old Town Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

Krakow's Old Town is one of the most famous places in Europe and even the world. The best way to seize the history and all highlights of Krakow is to do it with professional licensed city guide. A traditional walk along the Royal Route, through the Old Town, the University district up to the Wawel Hill towards the Castle of Polish kings. The tour guide will tell you about the most famous monuments - the Barbican, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, you will know the legends associated with St. Mary’s Trumpet Call, a knife on one of the old houses or the foundation of Cracow. This tour is a oportunity to seize Krakow's Old Town on your own conditions. 

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From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

7. From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Discover the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private day trip from Wroclaw. Admire the legendary cobbled Main Square, and check out other stunners such as Wawel Castle, the residence of Polish kings. Then, travel on to Wieliczka, a UNESCO-protected 13th century salt mine of subterranean tunnels and galleries. Descend deep underground to explore the salt-carved chapels, church and statues — all wonders to behold — before returning to Wroclaw. After your hotel pick-up in Wroclaw, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Krakow, Poland’s second biggest city and former royal capital. En route, view Poland’s pretty countryside and hear about Krakow’s storied history from your informative guide. Learn how the city has always been a hub of Polish learning and arts, and how it centers on the largest medieval town square in Europe. On arrival, take a guided tour of old Krakow’s highlights. Admire the cobbled Main Square (Rynek Główny), and see noteworthy landmarks such as the Cloth Hall and the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, one of the world’s oldest universities. Make your way to the Kazimierz district, the old Jewish quarter. Take in this atmospheric neighborhood, and learn how some scenes from the movie Schindler’s List were filmed here. Then, head for one of Krakow’s must-sees: Wawel Castle. Admire the 14th century hilltop complex that was home to many Polish kings, and see the metal sculpture of a dragon below the hill. Hear the old legend of the Wawel dragon, and watch the sculpture breathe fire — just like its mystical, medieval counterpart. Continue from Krakow to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a 13th century, UNESCO-listed mine that is one of Poland’s historical treasures. A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the mine consists of subterranean chambers, tunnels and carvings, mostly cut by hand from the natural salt. Descend via the stairs, and tour the highlights of this incredible hidden world. Behold the statues and chapels, and marvel at the showpiece: the Chapel of St Kinga, an entire church where everything is hewn from salt, including chandeliers. As you explore, learn about the history of the mine and the mining techniques used here, and then ride the high-speed lift to the surface. Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off in Wroclaw.

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Kraków: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

8. Kraków: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Kraków's Old Town and its history on a group walking tour of along the Royal Route of the Old Town from the Main Market Square to Wawel Royal Castle - the former seat of Polish monarchs. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide in front of the entrance to the Barbican. Take in views of the city as you walk along the Royal Route - the historical coronation path of the Polish kings when Kraków served as the royal capital from the 14th century to the very end of the 16th century. Find yourself walking past most of the Old Town’s prime sights, which lay along this route from the Floriańska Gate to Wawel Castle. Marvel at St. Mary's Basilica, the Main Market Square, the University Quarter, the Franciscan Monastery and its Gothic architecture, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, before finally arriving in front of the Wawel Royal Castle and its impressive panoramic views.

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Krakow: River Cruise & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

9. 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

10. 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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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,424 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed our comprehensive walking tour. Very personal. Very informative and really gave us insights into Krakow's history and culture. All then at a pace that suited us.

Adrian was a great city guide

We were very satisfied with our city tour through Adrian. He told us the history and sights of this city in a very lively way. We can only recommend it. Thanks Adrian!

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.

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.