Pieskowa Skała

Enter your dates to find available activities

Pieskowa Skała: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Ojców National Park and Pieskowa Skała Castle From Kraków

    1. Ojców National Park and Pieskowa Skała Castle From Kraków

    Enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Kraków and travel to the beautiful Ojców National Park. Discover the picturesque landscape as you learn about its history, architecture, and geology on a guided tour. Experience breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.  Journey through the Pradnik Valley and by the Pieskowa Skała limestone cliffs, viewing natural features of the ancient Jurassic landscape. Visit Pieskowa Skala Castle, Poland's masterpiece of Renaissance palace architecture. Take the chance to stop at the St. Florian's Gate, the Club of Hercules and the Little Church on the Water, a combination of natural and man made sites, as you experience the culture and history of this fascinating country. 

  • Ojcow National Park: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    2. Ojcow National Park: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    This 7-hour excursion to Ojcow National Park begins at 09:00 in the center of Krakow, or at your accommodation in the city center. Your adventure starts in Czajowice, where you’ll find the large limestone cave known as Grota Lokietka. Marvel at the sparkling stalactites and the 2 grand chambers of the famous cave. Hike through the dense woods and among the rocks to the imposing Krakow Gate rock formation. At this point, you’ll be in the center of the park, where the Gothic castle ruins lie waiting to be explored. Next, your bus will take you to Pieskowa Skala, the dramatic limestone cliff with its own, well-preserved castle. Tour this impressive Polish Renaissance property, and stop for photos at the oddly shaped boulder known as Hercules’ Club nearby.

    The trip in the Ojcow park started from the nature's beauty Grota Lokieta, followed by a hike downhill to the Gate rock formation. Once in the centre of the park we walked through the Ojcow village to the castle ruins. After a visit to the local museum, the last stop was at the Pieskowa Skala castle (grounds only, no inside). It was nice to get off the beaten path, away from all the crammed tourist attractions. An informative and friendly guide came pick us up at the hotel and we ended up having a private tour as there were no other tourists willing to do this experience on that day. Only negative point, it is advertised as a "full day trip" and you need to read the description to realise it is only meant to last 7 hours, but then in practice after 6 hours we were already back at the hotel so it felt closer to a half day really.

  • From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

    3. From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

    Depart Krakow and travel by bus to Ojców National Park to marvel at the limestone rock formations of the Jurassic age, including the remarkable 25-meter tall limestone column known as Hercules' Club. Discover some of the caves inhabited by 17 species of bats. See the Renaissance castle on the limestone cliffs of Pieskowa Skala as part of a defensive chain built by King Kazimierz Wielki in the middle of the 14th century. Follow part of the famous marked Trail of the Eagles’ Nests that links 25 medieval castles between Częstochowa and Krakow. Benefit from the services of an amazing guide for 4 hours to make your trip unforgettable. Get off the beaten path and discover parts of the park that most tourists never see.

  • From Krakow: Trail of the Eagles’ Nests Day Tour

    4. From Krakow: Trail of the Eagles’ Nests Day Tour

    Be picked up at 9:00 AM from your accommodation in Krakow. Your route runs through the closer surroundings of Krakow. See, among other sights, the castle in Korzkiew. Also, pass through a fragment of the picturesque Ojców National Park.

    Get an unforgettable experience at the castle in Pieskowa Skała and Hercules Club nearby. In the castle, visit the courtyard and the observation tower.

    Next, visit the ruins of the castles in Rabsztyn and Ogrodzieniec, which have been adapted for tourists. The monumental nature of the buildings and views from the towers provide extraordinary impressions. The huge ruins of the castle in Ogrodzieniec have recently gained popularity thanks to the series "The Witcher".

    On the way to the magnificent castle in Ogrodzieniec, make a stop at the viewpoint next to the only desert in Europe - the B...

    My sister and I were truly impressed by everything we learned from our guide and all the places we visited. It is a well-rounded day trip in which we got to see the beautiful Polish landscapes and many truly impressive structures. Arthur was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the knowledge he shared with us and truly willing to make our day trip the most enjoyable possible.

  • From Kraków: Ojców National Park Private Tour

    5. From Kraków: Ojców National Park Private Tour

    Explore the natural landscape and beautiful scenery of Ojców National Park at your own pace on this private tour. After a comfortable hotel pickup, enjoy a smooth 20-kilometer drive from Krakow to Ojców National Park, which is the smallest national park in Poland but one of its most beautiful. Along the way, admire unique landscapes, old castles and caves. Explore the ruins of the old castle, old water mill and sawmill. Stop at Pieskowa Skała and appreciate its beautiful garden and restaurant.  Then, enjoy stunning views of the National Park itself, with a viewpoint over a small village and local fishing farm. Visit the "Chapel on the Water" – a wooden building created on the banks of the stream "Prądnik" in 1901, in protest against the law prohibiting building on Ojców's land at the time. Learn about its fascinating history. During your free time, take the opportunity to taste smoked t...

  • Kraków: 4-Hour Ojców National Park and Pieskowa Skała Castle

    6. Kraków: 4-Hour Ojców National Park and Pieskowa Skała Castle

    Following pick-up from your accommodation in Kraków, journey to Ojców National Park in the Jurassic Plateau between the Prądnik and Sąspówka rivers. Visit some of the 400 caves in the park on the famous Trail of the Eagle's Nests. Marvel at miracles of nature, such as the amazing Club of Hercules rock formation, and visit Pieskowa Skala castle to admire one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Poland. Now home to a branch of the Wawel Royal Castle, Pieskowa Skala was built by King Casimir III in the first half of the 14th century and is stunningly situated on the edge of a limestone cliff. Next, visit the wooden Chapel of St. Joseph ("Chapel on Water") and see the ruins of the Gothic castle in Ojców. Admire the beautiful surroundings of Ojców National Park before the return journey to Kraków.

  • From Krakow: Ojcow Nat. Park, Castle & Cave Active Walk

    7. From Krakow: Ojcow Nat. Park, Castle & Cave Active Walk

    Discover the Jurassic landscapes of Ojców National Park with an active walk. See the amazing Club of Hercules rock formation, visit the Renaissance castle of Pieskowa Skala, and take a peek in one of the Caves. Explore the legends and history behind the smallest but most picturesque National Park, Ojców. See the Renaissance Castle, monumental limestone formations, nearby "Ciemna" cave, "Chappel on the Water" among others. After sightseeing, taste a local delicacy of freshly caught trout and appreciate the view of the National park.

Other Sightseeing Options in Pieskowa Skała

Want to discover all there is to do in Pieskowa Skała? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Pieskowa Skała

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Our tour guide Jackel is fabulous!

It turned out to be our own private tour due to low season. Our tour guide Jackel was quite in the beginning so we were skeptical but it turned out he's a very friendly guy who shared the Polish side we haven't yet discovered. He went extra miles to get us in the museum tagging along with another school group, and a fun tour to the bat cave. Unfortunately a lot of the attractions were closed due to off peak season but that's another reason to come back to explore this beautiful park and country!

My sister and I were truly impressed by everything we learned from our guide and all the places we visited. It is a well-rounded day trip in which we got to see the beautiful Polish landscapes and many truly impressive structures. Arthur was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the knowledge he shared with us and truly willing to make our day trip the most enjoyable possible.

Exceptional

Our guide Simon was very informative and friendly, we have thoroughly enjoyed our trip seeing 5 different castles on the Eagles' Nest Trail!

An incredible run! Our guide Peter has not accompanied all the way and has been super punctual when picking us up! I recommend this tour!

Very pleasant day in Ojcow National Park. The guide was very friendly. The walk offers beautiful landscapes.