The State Rooms at Wawel Royal Castle

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  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    1. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    Discover some of Poland’s most iconic landmarks on this day trip from Krakow. Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most f...

  • Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

    2. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

    Join a guided tour of the Wavel Royal Hill, one of the most important hills in Poland. This was where Polish kings and queens reigned over Poland. Your guide will tell you about the secrets of the royals and show you the most important places within the Wawel Hill.  After meeting your guide, you will pass by the most expensive hotel in Cracow, which has hosted HRH Prince Charles and President Bush. You are then going to stop by the house of Jan Długosz, the legendary Polish historian, from where you will have a magnificent view over the Wawel Hill. Then, start to go uphill, passing through the Arms Gate, and stopping by the monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko, one of the most important Polish heroes. Walk past the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral. Continue in the direction of the Crypt of the Silver Bells, which is the burial place for President Lech Kaczynski and his spouse. Then, head to ...

    We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

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

    Discover the highlights of Krakow's history during this walking tour. Start with the top attraction in the city, the amazing Wawel Castle. First, have an opportunity to explore this fascinating castle from the outside, where you will see its most important points like defensive walls, Wawel Dragon, Wawel Cathedral and much more. Outside, your guide will treat you to information about this place and its history. After this introduction, step inside Castle Wawel which is even more impressive than its exterior. Explore the most important parts of the castle, including the royal staterooms. In addition to many precious monuments, the castle is also full of ancient paintings and stunning tapestries, which have been preserved from the interior's original decoration. Next, follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. Get...

    What a most wonderful day we enjoyed in Krakow thanks to our wonderful tour guide Magda. Her English was excellent, knowledge of Old Town and interesting off best sites amazing, and she was so very kind. We took a taxi to our meeting spot for the tour beginning. At the tour end we felt so comfortable in the area thanks to Magda that we walked back to our hotel.

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

    4. Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

    See Krakow's magnificent landmarks with an expert local guide. Visit the Wawel Cathedral and the Royal Wawel Castle. Learn about Polish kings and queens while visiting the Royal Chambers. Explore the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle, which has become one of the most important museums in Poland since 1930. See a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture, recreating the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Visit the Royal chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art contain the largest collection of tents in Europe. Get entrance to the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Gothic structure that was once a sanctuary where Polish monarchs we...

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

    5. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

    Explore Krakow and the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle and the Gothic Wawel Cathedral with your expert guide. See a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture, recreating the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Visit the Royal chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art, that contain the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Get entrance to the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Gothic structure that was once a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, & Rynek Underground Tour

    6. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, & Rynek Underground Tour

    Discover the history and iconic architecture of Krakow on this guided walking tour of Wawel Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and the Rynek Underground Museum. Follow your guide to the main square of the city and find the most interesting traces of Krakow’s past. Head to memorable Wawel Hill to see Wawel Castle, one of the very first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, and Wawel Cathedral. Explore the castle’s State Rooms and get to know about the Polish kings and queens that resided here. Marvel at the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Continue to follow your guide to one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Main Market Square. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and learn their story. Find out what events took place here and what legendary people have been here....

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

    7. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

    Visit the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Walk past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Learn about the story of Oskar Schindler as you visit his former Enamel Factory, which is now turned into a museum. See the 'Krakow under Nazi occupation' exhibition to find out more about the city's history. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Krakow. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against hum...

  • Kraków: 3-Day Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

    8. Kraków: 3-Day Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

    Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the ...

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    9. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with Lunch

    10. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with Lunch

    Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral, then, enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine to explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

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We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

Dominica was so sweet and friendly. She knew a lot about Krakow and helped show the group how every corner of the city has a history. I had a lot of fun on this tour, and I would recommend to anyone who wants to get familiar with the city.

The guide was able to put the sights very well into the tontex of the respective historical epoch. He concentrated on the essentials. Peter Hermanns

Very knowledgeable guide. He was even able to interest daughters who were not very fascinated by history

A very nice guide, kind, smiling. TERMINOWA. recommends a guided tour of Wawel