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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

1. 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: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

2. 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.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

3. 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: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

4. 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 Gondola Night Cruise & Live Commentary

5. Krakow: 1-Hour Gondola Night Cruise & Live Commentary

As the sun goes down and the lights come on, see Krakow's riverside landmarks at their glittering best on a cruise down the Vistula River. Our crew is waiting to take you on a charming cruise on the Vistula River. The royal city of Krakow is full of interesting and entertaining places. Sail and see picturesque landscapes: The Father Bernatek footbridge, Bridge Marshal Józef Piłsudski, Church "on The Rock", Grunwaldzki Bridge, Wawel Castel, dragon's den, Dębnicki Bridge, Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters, the place where the Rudawa River flows into Vistula, Dębniki district, John Paul II Family Home, Manggha museum of Japanese art and technology, Grunwaldzki Bridge, Cricoteka Museum, Kazimierz- historical district. Cruise is perfect to relax and take some carefree rest among the sound of waves. Board your boat at Kazimierz - old town district of Krakow. Your tour will end in the same place. Experience the magic of the city from the river. Listen to the live audio commentary as you sit back and relax. Benefit from the comfort of traditional wooden 12 person gondola. The gondola-riverboat is made entirely of wood by traditional Polish folk boatbuilders. Constructed according to historical patterns of spruce or oak wood, using modern technologies of wood preservation and connections, it is completely safe. An unusual atmosphere and a timeless experience guaranteed! You may take with you coffee or cold drink because we start our cruise from Mauretania Barge, where delicious coctails are served - extra payed. That's why we reccomend to arrive 15 minutes before starting time.

Krakow: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour with a Local Historian

6. Krakow: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour with a Local Historian

A bicycle tour is a great opportunity for all, both young and old, who would like to get to know Royal Krakow in an active way. The route leads through the most important monuments of the Old Town, the picturesque Vistula Boulevards and the Jewish Kazimierz (it also includes the Krakow Ghetto and the Schindler’s Factory). This bicycle tour is a great choice for those who would like to explore the city on two wheels, and want to discover the most important sights of Krakow and Kazimierz. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well-traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home. Your guided Krakow bike tour includes such sites as the Old Town, Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Cloth Hall, Planty Park, Medieval City Walls, Wawel Hill, the Ghetto Heroes Square, and the Jewish Quarter.

Krakow: Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

7. Krakow: Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

Start your journey at Przystan Wawel near the Grunwaldzki Bridge, where you will board a cruise boat. Cruise along the Vistula River and take in the breathtaking views of the city. Pass by Wawel Castle, the Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, Podgorze, and Kazimierz. Enjoy audio guide commentary in Polish or English as you learn historical information about Krakow's history and the important landmarks and sights you are passing. Take the chance to purchase drinks and snacks at the bar on board.

Krakow: Gondola Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

8. Krakow: Gondola Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Prepare for an adventure and cruise the Vistula River. Take in the sights of the royal city of Krakow and fall in love with the interesting and entertaining places. Set sail and see historic buildings, bridges, monuments, and more. Listen to the audio on board and learn important facts as you pass by. Catch your gondola in the old town district of Krakow, Kazimierz. Board the beautiful wooden boat made by traditional boat builders. Relax and hear the waves as you witness the Wawel Castle, Dragon's Den, Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters, and the point where the Rudawa River flows into Vistula. Hear the live audio commentary along the way and learn interesting and historical stories about Krakow. Appreciate the unusual and timeless experience. Feel free to bring a coffee or cold drink and enjoy the ride.

Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

9. 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, Mangha Museum, Bernatka Footbridge, and Cricoteka. The tour ends back at the Wawel Castle.

Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

10. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Enjoy a combo Vistula River cruise and guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, skip-the-line entry included. Look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, then go to Wieliczka and admire underground wonders made of salt by the forces of nature and the work of human hands. Start your day by hopping on board a boat with a heated deck and leather sofas that will make you feel at home, even on cold days. On warmer days, head to the upper platform to enjoy the views while spending time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside and spot monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the cathedral, and the iconic silhouette of a dragon. Then, change to a bus and drive to Wieliczka, a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years old) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, and the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, and a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine and a sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning round-trip to Krakow. 

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based on 262 reviews

Although it started with pouring rain thunderstorms, it’s started to clear after 10 minutes and we met group of English girls it lifted the whole boat with laughter and we took a lot of photos and amazingly discover the fantastic view of the river in the evening.

Meet and greet was excellent and the river cruise itself was very informative and the captain was very friendly

Very informative tour with great scenery! Would definitely recommend people to do this tour

It was a very easy process and the boat journey was so peaceful and would recommend it

Great night, cool breeze, in detail tour would go again!!!