Historical Tour of Krakow’s Wawel Royal Castle

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30 EUR

The Wawel Castle is a must-visit when in Krakow. Perched atop a hill overlooking the Vistula river, it’s the crown jewel of the city’s architectural treasures. Get to know the history of Poland right where it started and see where the royals once lived on a captivating tour with our expert guide.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
Ticket line incredibly long. Arrived without pre purchased tickets early afternoon, one ticket window open only, on line probably an hour behind possibly 150people. Took English speaking tour. Guide extremely knowledgeable. Wear sneakers! Cobblestone-like walking surface leads to tired feet. Beautiful, beautiful, carvings etc. very informative and amazing tour. We didn’t eat at restaurant but food looked and smelled delicious. Don’t miss museum tour at end. More to see outside mine when you exit. Leave a little time to walk around outside. Highly recommended.
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Highlights

  • Discover the crown jewel of Krakow with an expert guide
  • Admire the splendid rooms where the royals once lived
  • Get to know the history of Poland right where it started

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Description

Dating back to the 14th century, the Wawel Royal Castle complex is by far the most important collection of buildings in Poland. Its historical and artistic value places it among the gems of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The great halls, churches, state apartments, and courtyards that make up the vast complex each have their own stories to tell.

As you stroll through the royal chambers, our expert guide will bring the castle to life by explaining the turbulent history surrounding the various buildings, and their royal and presidential connections.

Please dress respectfully (cover your shoulders and knees) as you’ll be visiting the Wawel Cathedral. Those who aren’t dressed appropriately might not be permitted entry.

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What’s included & not included

  • Expert guide
  • Entry to the Lost Wawel exhibition
  • Tips (optional)

Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting in front of Długosz House and will be holding a Discover Krakow sign. (Kanonicza 25, Kraków)

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

H
Awesome tour!
Ticket line incredibly long. Arrived without pre purchased tickets early afternoon, one ticket window open only, on line probably an hour behind possibly 150people. Took English speaking tour. Guide extremely knowledgeable. Wear sneakers! Cobblestone-like walking surface leads to tired feet. Beautiful, beautiful, carvings etc. very informative and amazing tour. We didn’t eat at restaurant but food looked and smelled delicious. Don’t miss museum tour at end. More to see outside mine when you exit. Leave a little time to walk around outside. Highly recommended.
J
Exceptional
The tour guide was exceptionally well informed, passionate about her presentation and also had a wonderful sense of humor!
K
Interesting
It was a nice thing to see. The castle makes a really good impression. My favourite place here is this one close to dragon.

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4.7/5

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Brilliant tour - gave us an insight to Krakow that we wouldn't have got any other way. Luckily we were the only ones on the tour - it was very personalised.
Saw much of the old Krakow that is on the road less troden that few other tourtists would experience. Gingerbread vodka and dumbling jars one of the many indellible memories. thanks so much, we're still talking about the day some weeks later.
Do yourself a favor, book this tour and don't look any further!
I'm extremely glad I booked this tour! Everyone involved were very helpful and knowledgeable. The bus they use it's comfortable; and the pace is very manageable. They will come to pick you up (and drop you off) at your hotel if you request to. Small group, which is great because you may even get to know other people in the group. They provide you with a good size lunch; the guides are very knowledgeable and they make a very good effort to keep the group together. Truly enjoyed this tour. I haven't downloaded my images from my camera, so I hope I can come back and upload them later.
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Tour operated by: Discover Cracow