Guided tour

Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

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46 reviews

Activity provider: AT Cracow

Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Activity provider: AT Cracow
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From US$ 11.97 per person

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Explore Wawel Castle on this skip-the-line guided tour. See its fantastic exhibitions, discover the castle interiors, and learn about Poland’s rich royal history.

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Duration 50 minutes - 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Polish, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Wawel Castle exhibitions with a licensed guide
  • Learn about how the Polish kings lived centuries ago
  • Skip the ticket line and make the most out of your time at Wawel Castle
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Professional licenced tour guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entrance to the cathedral
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Wait at the end of Kanonicza Street. It is a long cobblestone street. Place where cobblestone reaches the asphalt street.

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Know before you go

  • The meeting time for group tours may be slightly changed — by up to 30 minutes on either side. The meeting time for private tours is approximate; it may be changed based on availability in the chosen language. In both cases, you will be informed no later than one day before the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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The rep met us and took us into the castle, and then we waited while he arranged an official private tour guide for us. She was very informative, but I thought we would have seen more of the internal of the castle, instead of basically tapestries and facts about the royals, but nonetheless, it was an enjoyable tour, Don't know what the rep brought to the visit, as he disappeared, as soon as the tour guide arrived.

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August 15, 2022

We chose a 1-hour guided tour because of the children. The guide told a very interesting story, but there was no description of what exactly we were going to visit. This information was provided to us before the tour itself. Ultimately, we visited the underground of Wawel, i.e. the Lost Wawel. After a 1-hour ice-cream break, we additionally purchased additional tickets to the Department.

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July 21, 2022

Start was a bit messy, took a while before we started the tour. Guide spoke reasonable English but was not always well understood due to noise on the headphones.

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 414337