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Krakow: Skip-the-Line Tour of the Wawel Royal Castle

1. Krakow: Skip-the-Line Tour of the Wawel Royal Castle

Step inside the former residence of Polish royalty, Wawel Castle. With your guide, skip the lines and tour the royal residence which boasts a huge collection of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, and priceless furniture. Explore chambers within, which house the famous tapestries of Sigismund Augustus and various Italian Renaissance paintings. Travel back in time as you admire the permanent exhibitions that showcase Renaissance and Baroque decor. Learn about the historical figures who called this castle home and shaped Polish history from your guide. Continue on to the Wawel Cathedral and descend into the crypts.

Krakow: Wawel Hill Guided Tour with Entry to Wawel Cathedral

2. Krakow: Wawel Hill Guided Tour with Entry to Wawel Cathedral

Meet your guide in the square near the royal castle. Walking towards it through the medieval streets, you will learn the general historical outline of this symbolic place. Later, your guide will introduce you to the world of crowned heads and past events while standing in the magnificent castle courtyard. There are also a few words about the characteristics of architectural styles. But most importantly - what is hidden behind the thick walls. Explore the residence of Polish kings with your experienced guide. See the rich collection of paintings, prints, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, militaria, porcelain and furniture, recreating the appearance of rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Visit the Royal Chambers, which are home to the famous tapestries of Sigismund Augustus and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings. Enter the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Gothic structure that was once the sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

3. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

Discover the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle and visit Wawel Cathedral on a guided tour in Krakow. Let your guide teach you about the royal history of Poland. Make your way to the castle after meeting your guide at St. Mary Magdalene Square. Explore Wawel Castle with your guide as you learn about the history of the Polish monarchy. See the castle's vast collection of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, furniture and other treasures. Visit the king's royal chambers and see how the kings of Poland once lived. Have a look at the famous tapestries of King Zygmunt August and the magnificent Renaissance paintings of the Lanckoronski collection. Afterward, enter the stately Wawel Cathedral for a tour. Admire the Gothic architecture and see the place where Poland's kings were crowned.

Krakow: Wawel Castle Private Tour and Skip-the-Line Ticket

4. Krakow: Wawel Castle Private Tour and Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit the magnificent Wawel Castle with a private guide on a 3-hour tour. Wawel Castle has been a residence of Polish royalty and the symbol of Polish statehood since the 10th century. Now the castle is one of the country’s best art museums, which boasts ten curatorial departments responsible for various collections of paintings, including an important collection of Italian paintings.   You will meet your guide outside Hotel Royal in Krakow. From there it is a short walk to the castle, situated on Wawel Hill with picturesque views of the Vistula River boulevards. During your private tour of the castle, you will visit the courtyard, the royal chambers, the cathedral, and a unique archaeological and architectural exhibition.   You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the permanent exhibitions. Choose from either then state rooms, the lost Wawel, the cathedral's museum and royal tombs, or the crown treasury and armoury. Ask your informative and experienced private guide any questions you might have throughout the tour.

Krakow: the Old Town and the Wawel Castle Guided Tour

5. Krakow: the Old Town and the Wawel Castle Guided Tour

Take a guided walking tour of Krakow and discover the history of Poland along the Royal Route in Old Town. Cross the city from north to south and discover all the places that connect power with prestige. Enter into cathedrals, visit the Wawel Castel, and retrace the step of Polish Kings and Queens. Meet your guide and step onto the 'Royal Route,' the path that winds from the Florian Gate to the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill. Be transported back into past centuries, when Krakow was Poland's capital, and see all the significant sights. Admire as you walk the Church of St. Mary, the Market Square with the Passage Rows of Sukiennica, the University Quarter, and the Franciscan Monastery. Walk as though you are royalty, and enter into St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral. Finally, arrive at Wawel Hill itself, and experience the castle and cathedral with tickets and your guide included. Learn all about the history of the Royal Chambers, gaze at the portraits, and look through all the things they left behind. Use your imagination and see the Monarchs of Poland dancing, flirting, and making all the crucial decisions for the country. In the museum and the Cathedral, experience the spirit of Old Poland and understand a country whose citizens strongly cultivated the Catholic religion while at the same time longed for the pleasures of life.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

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

Visit the central square of Royal Krakow with a professional guide. Take a walk on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with a visit to the Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and unravel their purpose. Find out what events took place here, and what legendary persons have been here. Go underground to the Dungeon Market Museum to find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Explore the residence of Polish Kings at the Royal Wawel Castle and discover the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Admire the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the royal chambers. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art containing the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Finally, enter the gothic Wawel Cathedral, a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, and Rynek Tour with Lunch

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, and Rynek Tour with Lunch

Visit some of historic Krakow’s main attractions on this guided day tour. Start at Rynek, the central market square of the Old Town. Visit its underground Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. After a full lunch of Polish delicacies, you'll explore the Wawel Castle and Cathedral. Your tour kicks off at the central square of Royal Krakow. Wander one of the most beautiful squares in Europe and learn about its past from your guide. Then, venture four meters underground to the Dungeon Market Museum, to walk at the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Next, explore the residence of Polish Kings at the Royal Wawel Castle. See its collections of art, lavish fabrics, military items, and priceless furniture up close. Marvel at the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and Renaissance paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the Royal chambers. Finally, you’ll step into the impressive gothic Wawel Cathedral, where Polish monarchs throughout history have been crowned.

Krakow: Wawel Hill Guided Tour with Wine and Tapas

8. Krakow: Wawel Hill Guided Tour with Wine and Tapas

Wawel Hill - a rocky hill towering over the bank of the Vistula River, has been the seat of Polish secular and church authorities for centuries, and today it is the most visited and one of the most important museums in Poland. It collects collections of paintings, prints, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, militaria, porcelain and furniture. Enter the former royal chambers with your guide to see Sigismund Augustus' famous tapestries and wonderful Italian Renaissance paintings. After exploring the original royal chambers that give you an idea of the castle's Renaissance and Baroque décor, take a peek into the majestic Cathedral where many kings were ruled, and learn the most interesting historical facts about rulers, interspersed with fairy tales and rumors. After leaving Wawel, head towards the Old Town to continue exploring Krakow with your guide. Enter a 15th-century cellar and taste delicious wine with traditional Polish tapas. End your trek in a cafe on the roof of one of the tenement houses, from where you can admire the magnificent Royal Castle, Krakow and the Vistula River.

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What people are saying about Royal Tombs, Krakow

Our guide Konrad was very pleasant and engaging. Very knowledgeable as well. Our tour started out in the pouring rain, so the first few minutes in the Jewish quarter we’re from the van. We were able to walk about when the rain stopped. Konrad offered a place to buy a rain poncho or umbrella if we needed one. We got separated from the group for a time and he didn't seem annoyed with us at all (although we were rather embarrassed!).

Nice tour. Marianna was very nice and knowledgeable. Wish the tour of the castle was longer more detailed. Also if the tour of the underground of the cathedral was included that would be great. We had to go back to see it

This tour was the most better time we've spent in Krakow. Although we've made it on the last day of our stay, it was for sure the best way to put together all the views and ideas we ha been getting on the previous 4 days

Great Value

A very enjoyable city tour of Krakow. Our tour guide Konrad was fantastic, very knowledgeable and friendly with a great sense of humour. The Wawel Castle is a great attraction, very impressive and well worth a visit.

Outstanding tour. Our guide did a great job giving us a detailed historical overview of the city and the castle. Learned a lot!