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Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

1. Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

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 artifacts 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.

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

2. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour of the Wawel 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 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 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 center of Wawel hill and the medieval courtyard, and head to the Austrian Hospital, from where you will be able to see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. You are then going to pass by Sandomierska Tower and go downhill through the Bernardyńska Gate, eventually leading to the cave of the Wawel Dragon. 

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: Energylandia Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

4. Krakow: Energylandia Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

Spend your day at Energylandia, the biggest Amusement Park in Poland, offering an impressive number of varied attractions situated on 35 hectares of land, designed with all age groups in mind - children, teens, and adults.  Delight in a fun day out at one of Europe's biggest amusement parks. Discover a fairy tale place for the little ones and adults alike, with attractions for every age. Whiz down thrilling rides and roller coasters, and enjoy spectacular live shows by professional artists. Spend time with the kids in the family zone, with activities to keep the whole family happy. Adrenaline-seekers can head to the rides, and take a turn on the second fastest roller coaster in Europe — if they dare. Bring your swimsuit and splash around in the water park, with 1,800 square meters of pool space, all included in the ticket price.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

5. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

Be guided on a 2-hour tour of the Rynek Underground, a unique museum situated below the main market square of the city. Explore medieval constructions in this unique archeological reserve, covering nearly 43,000 square feet. Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum, and start your discovery of the past. Learn about the city’s treasures on display while your guide narrates the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. See reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition. Uncover secrets of the hidden underground with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films. See Krakow from a whole new perspective.

Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

6. Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

Spend an authentic day in Krakow after a well-planned route through the city. Instead of showing the most popular Old Town with the main market square that everyone can, this is a special trip by electric golf car. Discover the most important and suggestive monuments surrounding the Old Town, Kazimierz (Christian part with churches and Jewish part with synagogues), the Jewish ghetto from the Second World War and Oskar Schindler's Factory. Explore the most famous churches, synagogues and monuments. Explore less popular but beautiful streets, where you will feel the true climate of the district. On the tour you can try the most famous Zapiekanki (open-faced sandwich) on Plac Nowy. To reminisce about the trip for a long time, be photographed at the most interesting points. If your English is not very good, don’t worry - you have the opportunity to hear the history of the monuments from the installed audio system in your language.

From Kraków: Skiing and Thermal Baths Experience

7. From Kraków: Skiing and Thermal Baths Experience

Travel two hours from Kraków to the scenic Tatra Mountains, a very popular destination for ski enthusiasts and nature lovers. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced skier, you'll find a route for you (though beginners who need instruction should notify us beforehand). Enjoy two to three hours of skiing among the beautiful forests and snow-covered peaks. After you've had your fill in the mountains, head to the village of Chochołów to relax in the thermal baths, where water temperatures vary from 30 to 38 degrees Celsius (86 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Choose from indoor or outdoor baths, along with hydro massages and a sauna. After a few hours at the baths, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Kraków.

From Krakow: Energylandia Day Ticket with Transport Options

8. From Krakow: Energylandia Day Ticket with Transport Options

Take advantage of pick-up from your hotel in Krakow or shared transport from the city center meeting point. Then, travel to the Energylandia amusement park by comfortable air-conditioned car or bus. Enjoy all the attractions without any additional fees on arrival for 7 glorious hours!  Located 50 kilometers from Krakow in a beautiful area surrounded by lakes, the 26-hectare park contains 57 different attractions for people of all ages. Let the youngsters go wild in the Little Kids Zone, where attractions include the Funny Cars Carousel and a Crazy Bus ride around Fairytale Land. Get an adrenaline rush on any of the 20 different rollercoasters, including the Space Gun and Speed Water Coaster in the Extreme Zone.  Watch spectacular shows featuring acrobatics, juggling and fire eating, or cool down in the swimming pools of the Water Park.

Krakow: 30min Segway Rental with Helmet and City Map

9. Krakow: 30min Segway Rental with Helmet and City Map

Maximize your enjoyment of the idyllic city of Krakow, as you discover its beautiful architecture while experiencing the excitement of a Segway rent. Have memorable fun with family and friends while admiring the many charming sights the city has to offer, from the market squares of the Old Town to the Jewish Quarter. See the highlights at speed as you cruise along the Royal Route, and marvel at the Wawel Royal Castle. Visit the famous Wawel Dragon Cave, and the scenic Vistula embankment. Fully charged segway will last for about 25 km so you will be able to see all the key places. You will receive helmets, a free map and our hints on where to go.

Krakow Zoo with Hotel Pickup

10. Krakow Zoo with Hotel Pickup

Established in 1929, Krakow Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Located in the picturesque Wolski Forest, see a variety of animals that have been saved from extinction. They are now properly cared for by creating conditions that take into account their natural needs. With pickup from your hotel in Krakow, take the opportunity to see some of the most famous residents of the zoo including the Rothschild Giraffe, the pygmy hippo, the Amur Tiger, and the Ruffed Lemur. Home to a vast diversity of mammals reptiles and birds, there is much to see and to interest all ages.

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What people are saying about Lesser Poland

We had a 2 hours trip around in the electric cart with Michal , really enjoyed it , he was very friendly and relaxed, let us out to look around and take pictures, he took some for us too, told us where was hood to eat/ drink , would recommend

Kamil was full of energy we could notice this is his passion. Very good English communication skills. I highly suggest Kamil as your tour guide.

After the guide was 20mins late we finally got underway she was very informative and we really enjoyed it

Met guide at entrance to museum , was very interesting hearing about the city of Krakow

Excellent communication and was very well organized. Driver (Eri) was brilliant