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Things to do in Vistula Krakow

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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Explore Krakow from the Vistula River — the Queen of Polish Rivers — on a sightseeing cruise. Sail past landmarks such as Kościuszko Mound, Wawel Castle, Church on the Rock, and the Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters while hearing about the city's legends from your guide. The heated deck and comfortable leather sofas of the modern boat 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 all the major the sights of the city, such as Skałka Church, Royal Wawel Castle, the former House of Pope John Paul II, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Cricoteka, and The 6 Bridges.

Krakow: Boat Party with Unlimited Drinks

2. Krakow: Boat Party with Unlimited Drinks

Set sail down the beautiful Vistula river at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM every Saturday night for 2 hours, and enjoy an open bar for the entire cruise, drinking games, party guides and a full surround sound system. This is an astoundingly great party with all the right ingredients required to have a great time. And to take things to a hot new level, every cruise includes a live magician show. Once back on land, you will be taken to 3 of Krakow's most infamous late night clubs and after-parties. This will include VIP entry, no lines and free welcome shots. A professional photographer will be there to capture the fun and happy images. 

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

3. 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.

Krakow: Vistula River Cruise and Beer Tasting Guided Tour

4. Krakow: Vistula River Cruise and Beer Tasting Guided Tour

First, relax on a modern boat in a truly intimate atmosphere and admire Krakow as you see it from the Vistula River during your short cruise. Take your friends to the observation deck and admire the Wawel Hill, the Church on Skałka or the Kosciuszko Mound in the afternoon sun. After disembarking, take your guided walk to trusted bars and a microbrewery to discover the best beer in Krakow. During your escapade, taste 9 craft and factory beers and find your favorite flavor. Treat yourself to local snacks and listen to the guide's stories about history and culture as well as interesting places you wouldn't normally find as a tourist!

Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

5. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting

6. Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting

Meet your guide then hop onboard your e-scooter and begin your sightseeing adventure. Glide through the city streets and pass by a selection of famous landmarks. The tour covers the areas of Old Town, Podgórze, and Kazimierz. Highlights include Florian’s Gate, Wawel Castle, Wawel Dragon, the Ghetto Wall, the Old Synagogue, Bernatek Footbridge, the Cloth Hall, and more. Along the way, listen to your guide explain the history and importance of each site. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, stop for some traditional Polish snacks. The treats on offer are Oscypek (smoked sheep's cheese) and Obwarzanek (a traditional snack unique to Krakow). As well as some locally produced ice cream and other authentic delicacies. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen and tasted the very best that Krakow has to offer.

Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise

7. Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise

Rent a gondola for a private cruise and enjoy the beautiful sights of Krakow by day or night. Choose the time you prefer and decide how long you want to cruise. The route recommendation depends on your wishes. For example, if you want to see the many main sights of Krakow it is recommended to go through the Old City of Krakow.  See Norbertine Monastery in Salwator, Wawel Hill, Wawel Dragon, the Baroque monastery of the Pauline Fathers on the Rock, Kazimierz, and the Jewish quarter. The route can be adjusted for your needs and time booked.

Krakow Vistula River Cruise

8. 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.

Cracow - Vistula River: 45 min Sightseeing Cruise

9. Cracow - Vistula River: 45 min Sightseeing Cruise

You will start your cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow from the bottom of Wawel Hill (close to the Old Town). This is an excellent choice for all who want to enjoy the beauty of Krakow from the perspective of a unique "Vistula". On your tour, you will see the most representative monuments of the "City of Kings", Krakow. You will set out from the harbor "Vistula Garden" next to the Bridge Dębnicki, before sailing besides the most important symbol of Krakow; Wawel Hill and the Royal Castle. You will also pass St. Archicathedral, St. Stanislaus and Wenceslas, after which you will cruise through the bend where the Vistula Sisters Norbertine monastic complex is located. Some more highlights you will experience on this tour are St. Peter's Basilica, St. Michael the Archangel, Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and the Church on the Rock. At the tail-end of the tour, you will reach the Father Bernatka Footbridge connecting the edges of two districts: Kazimierz and Podgórze. This famous footbridge of Krakow is also called the "Bridge of Love", and is greatly appreciated by tourists and locals alike. At the conclusion of this tour, you will sail back to Wawel Hill where you will disembark the vessel.

Warsaw: Helicopter Private Tour

10. Warsaw: Helicopter Private Tour

See the monument of Chopin, Belvedere Palace, and Palace of Culture and Science with a bird's eye view. Discover the historical sights of Warsaw with a private helicopter ride. Be picked up from your hotel at the very beginning of the trip and go straight to Konstancin-Jeziorna. The flight route leads you along the Vistula river so you will have a perfect look at Wilanow Palace, National Stadium, Świętokrzyski Bridge, and Palace of Science and Culture. Learn about the history of Warsaw during the 30-minute ride with your guide. Have a chance to take a short look at the historical sights of Warsaw such as the Palace of Science and Culture and the Royal Route. After landing, be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and a transfer back to your hotel accommodation.

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What people are saying about Vistula Krakow

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A beautiful evening sailing down the Vistula river in krakow. It was a brilliant way to put down the evening. Taking in the sights of krakow. The sailer was very informative. It was a comical experience to say the least. The door froze over in the minus (-) degree temperature. You had to go through the snow to hop into the boat which was an adventure to say the least. There seemed to be no fixed place for the boat to park up. Plus the sailer had to manoeuvre numerous turns to get in the back door as that door wasn’t froze over. It was just the 2 of us. So it was lovely to have a boat to ourselves.

A very pleasant journey along the river, seeing the city at night. Then off on an excellent walking tour of the old town with Micheal our guide. He was relaxed, informative and fun. He covered a whole range of topics and introduced us to excellent vodka and Polish tapas. I would totally recommend this tour.

loved it! guide was excellent and really informative it is a great way to get around and learn all about the Jewish quarter

Brilliant time spent relaxing on our first evening with gorgeous views of the city at night

Nice quite boat ride with information from the skipper.