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 on a beautiful 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 and enjoy a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Take in sights, such as: ● The Skałka Church ● The Church of St. Catherine ● House of the Polish Pope John Paul II ● Norbertine Monastery ● Kościuszko Mound ● The Camaldolese Monastery in Bielany ● Kościuszko Stage of Water ● Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec

    Pleasant experience altough sights are limited in comparison to some other European cities

  • Krakow: Romantic Evening Vistula Cruise with a Glass of Wine

    2. 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,...

    Very nice trip and ended up being given a bottle of wine to ourselves! (2 people)

  • 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.

    This unforgettable cruise takes approximately 1 hour.

    nicebiat trip but spoilt a bit qscouldnt hearaufio description because other passengers talked loudly the entire trip

  • Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

    4. Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

    After collecting your audioguide at the local Tourist Information Centre, listen to the commentary as you walk along Kanonicza Street to the Wawel Hill. Wawel has been the monarch’s residency from the 11th century and is also the site where Polish royals were crowned and buried.  Once you've arrived at the Royal Castle, hear about the role of each building, and the stories behind them. You will learn about the history of Main Courtyard, the Arcaded Courtyard, as well as the Crown Treasury and Armory. End the tour at the famous Dragon’s Den.

    The audio guide could be turned off and on at any time. If you didn’t hear something, you can always go back and listen to the track again. Excellent value for money.

  • Krakow Vistula River Cruise

    5. 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.

    The boat was old and you can't listen the guide because of the noisy engine,but after a long day you can relax and enjoy the ride in the river

  • Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

    6. 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, Man...

  • Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

    7. 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: 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.

    Very nice views. Unfortunelly not so much information about what we're seeing. No onboard snacks or drinks. Also, strangely no one checked tickets.

  • Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

    9. Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

    Take a private boat tour through the heart of Krakow and soak up scenic views of the city by night. Sail through the Salwator and Debniki districts, passing by the Norbertine Monastery and the house of John Paul II. Halfway through, pass by Wawel Castle and take panoramic pictures of this medieval fortress. Further on, admire the newly refurbished historic bridges in the Jewish district, as well as the architecture in this upcoming area of the city. Throughout your tour, listen to an audio guide in your selected language or put on your own music, if you prefer. Enjoy the chance to customize the route to your preferences by talking to the boat’s captain at the mooring.

  • Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise - Up to 12 People

    10. Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise - Up to 12 People

    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.

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What people are saying about Krakow

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 257 reviews

Not only was the landscape worth it, but Mateusz, our driver, was an excellent companion during the trip. My sister and I truly enjoyed the ride south, the Church (which is simply impressive), and the main attraction of the day, rafting along Dunajec River. We hope to come again some time in the future.

Interestingly, the audio guide accompanies you on the way to the castle and inside ... an area that can be visited for free, but which makes little without the audio guide. The cost is adequate

A very nice atmosphere, a pleasant adventure, a great hour spent on the Vistula River... recommend to everyone ☺️

Very nice trip and ended up being given a bottle of wine to ourselves! (2 people)

Audioguide spoke fluent english and the instruction were clear.