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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

Admire the Wawel Royal Castle and see other monuments from the Vistula River, Krakow's historic waterway. Listen to the audio commentary as you sit back and relax, enjoying the comfort of a traditional yet modern vessel. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of Krakow's landmarks. Witness the charms of Krakow’s districts, such as Saltwator and Kazimierz, and see such sights as the Dębnicki Bridge, "Church on the Rock," and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. This unforgettable cruise takes approximately 1 hour.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (+hotel pickup)

2. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow (+hotel pickup)

Just book your trip and relax. On the evening before the tour you'll get an e-mail and text with the details like pickup time. On the day of your tour - welcome on-board, please pass the seatbelts and start magnificent journey! Get some knowleadge about the City of Cracow from experienced host-drivers and after that, join to the guide and group of maximum 30 people in the Salt Mine. At the beginning you'll pass around 370 wooden steps but it'll be not so hard! - See beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and underground lakes. - See life-size statues, imposing chapels, and intricate altars carved in salt. - Explore the 3 underground levels and learn about the history and cultural importance of the mine. - Return using a specific, very interesting elevator. Easy and fun! Tour with a guide lasts approximately 2-2,5 hours. After all, quick drop to the destination of your choice. In Cracow of course... General, if may offer some advice. Downtown Cracow will always be there. Why not spend some time getting to know the other parts of the city? That way, when you do go "downtown", it will be that much more special... Yes? Okay! Happy travels!

Krakow: Wawel Castle Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. Krakow: Wawel Castle Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Wawel Castle was the residence of the royal family of Poland till 1795. It is a source of great Polish pride and stands as one of the most spectacular buildings on the top of Wawel Hill. During your tour of the castle, you will get the chance to witness the grandeur of Poland’s past as you pass through the magnificent halls of the castle. Presently, the castle also houses a museum that includes beautiful artefacts preserved from the historic times when kings and queens ruled the country. During your tour, you may also visit the Royal private apartments adorned with exquisite tapestries, paintings and chandeliers. The castle serves as a premier art museum and also includes an Oriental Art section with the largest collection of Ottoman tents on the European continent. This 14th-century castle built by King Casimir II the Great was at the top of its opulence in the 16th century when King Sigismund the Old commissioned the castle to be expanded and built into what it looks like today. Once you are in the castle, you will be transported into the era of kings and queens as your guide shares information about the royals who once lived in the castle and the myths surrounding this beautiful place. You may also get to see the Wawel exhibition, which displays objects uncovered during archaeological excavations around the region. It also includes scale models of buildings and other architectural elements. Wawel Castle is recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site and is known to have immense cultural and historical significance in Poland.

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Licensed Guide

4. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Licensed Guide

Spend a day learning about Auschwitz-Birkenau—a former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland. This site now stands as a place of remembrance to the victims who lost their lives there during the Second World War. You’ll be able to travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau with ease as Krakow hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Avoid long visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. By going on a guided tour, you’ll learn more about the sites you see, as well as background historical information too. A visit to the Museum is divided into two parts: the tour in Auschwitz I, which takes about two hours, and then the tour in Auschwitz II Birkenau, about one hour. Including transportation time it lasts about seven hours.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

5. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Explore Krakow from the Vistula River on a modern boat. Bring your friends along on this tour that accommodates up to 12 guests. The heated deck and comfortable leather sofas will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, you're invited to the observation deck to enjoy the beautiful views while spending time outdoors. Listen to the history of Krakow from the boat's modern overhead sound system in Polish and English. Take in the sights, such as: • The Skałka Church • Royal Wawel Castle • House of the Polish Pope John Paul II • Norbertine Monastery • Kościuszko Mound • The 6 Bridges • Cricoteka

Krakow: Romantic Evening Vistula Cruise with a Glass of Wine

6. Krakow: Romantic Evening Vistula Cruise with a Glass of Wine

Spend your evening discovering one of the most beautiful cities in Poland with a Vistula River cruise. Experience Krakow from a new perspective as you relax, admire monuments located along the river, listen to stories about the city, and enjoy your evening. The cruise begins near Wawel Hill. Heading towards the Salwator district, you will hear very interesting stories and legends about Kraków's knights. While approaching the Norbertine Sisters' Convent, you can see the Kościuszko Mound over Krakow in the distance. On the way back you will be able to see the house at Tyniecka Street, where Karol Wojtyła, later John Paul II, lived during the occupation period. On the other side of the Castle, in the Dębniki district, you can admire the Manggha Japanese Art Center, a national cultural institution, which entered into the State Museum Register in 2013. You can also see the Church on Skalka, which also has a long and rich history dating back to the Stone Age. Learn about Kazimierz, a special place shaped by being a centuries-old Christian-Jewish neighborhood.

Krakow Vistula River Cruise

7. Krakow Vistula River Cruise

Sit back and relax on a cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow. Take this unique opportunity to see Krakow from a different perspective. It begins at the bottom of the Wawel Hill and takes you along the Vistula boulevards, past famous churches and other Krakow attractions.  You will have a loudspeaker in English and Polish so you have the opportunity to hear historical information on Krakow’s history and the sights you will pass by in the boat.  Starting from Wawel Hill traveling up the river, you will pass famous places including: Wawel Castle, Old Town, Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Schloss Wartenberg, Podgorze and Kazimierz.

Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

8. 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.

Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

9. 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.

Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec on the Vistula River

10. Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec on the Vistula River

Enjoy Krakow from the water during this 4-hour cruise. You will see main sights and will have commentaries in both Polish and English during your trip. During your cruise, you will see the main Krakow sights from the water such as the Wawel Castle and Hill and the Salwator area of Krakow where the Kościuszko Mound is situated. You will then pass the Norbertine Monastery, Przegorzaly Castle and a few more attractions before you arrive to Tyniec. In Tyniec you will have 45 minutes in which you can get off and visit the Benedictine Abbey. Afterwards, you will return by boat back to Wawel Hill to the place where the cruise began. After disembarking the vessel, it is recommend that you explore the Wawel Castle and the famous Wawel Dragon.

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What people are saying about Krakow

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 257 reviews

Super friendly staff inside the pub/bar, also the captain was nice, even though he barely spoke any English. A great little trip down the river, perhaps could have done with a few more introductions to the sights, but that is not to discredit it, it was great! A fun and different way to see some sights.

I had booked the wrong day and the staff were a amazing and allowed us to go on the day we had turned up. I was really impressed with the customer service

Lovely evening out, lots of useful information about the river and Krakow. Boat was lovely and clean, lots of lovely pictures from the top deck!

We was the only ones on the boat but the captain/tour guide kept us entertained with brilliant local knowledge and old story's.

Great experience. Our Lady Captain was fantastic ❤️