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Krakow - Wawel Sightseeing of the Royal Hill

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Kraków, Poland
Krakow - Wawel Sightseeing of the Royal Hill

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Poland’s most prized architectural gem on a guided tour of Wawel Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the history of the Gothic hilltop complex, which dates back to the 14th century and was the royal residence of many Polish kings. Skip the entrance lines, and stroll through grand courtyards, regal chambers, chapels and museum galleries while a guide shares tales from the castle’s long and illustrious history.
  • Walk through chambers and apartments where centuries of Polish kings lived and were crowned
  • Learn about the history of the UNESCO-listed castle from a knowledgeable guide
  • Admire an extensive art collection in the museum galleries
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Professional guide
Skip the line
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance to the Chambers and Cathedral
Kanonicza 9 , Kanonicza 9, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure to show up on time. Being late might prevent you from taking part in the tour
  • Discounted senior tickets are valid only European Union’s citizens
  • In order to get Youth discount - you have to have valid student ID
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Cracow
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Krakow - Wawel Sightseeing of the Royal Hill?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Good tour with nice guide
Mari_S
, May 2022
Nice tour with a professional guide. Lenght of the tour was good. Interesting stories about history.
star-5
Our guide Ewa was...
Emma_M
, Feb 2022
Our guide Ewa was fantastic, really informative and the trip was thoroughly enjoyable. We learnt a lot about polish history in a short time and relaxed way
star-4
Beautiful castle that needs a lot of time if you want to see the whole thing.
bob_M
, Feb 2020
A 1.5 hour trip which will give you a tour of a small section of the castle. Our guide made that clear from the outset and when you see the size of the castle you'll soon understand why. A tour of the whole thing would easily take up a day we were told and I could believe it. Our section of the Royal Chambers and some of the armaments consumed our allocated time period with the subject descriptions delivered in detail. Our only small criticism was that our guide wasn't always easy to understand. A lovely lady but quietly spoken with her strong local accent proved challenging for us at times. However from what we could hear it was obvious she knew her subject well. That aside the castle is a stunning piece of architecture with a lot of history within its walls. A must visit if coming to Krakow.
star-3
Castle great but guide was less than average. Headsets should have been supplied. Made your much less enjoyable.
Mark R
, Dec 2019
It was ok but not very informative. The guide did not wait for the group and was talkings to the people who were at the front of the group.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Mark, thank you very much for your feedback. We will share it further to the museum so they can improve the quality of the tour for future guests. Kind regards,
star-5
Inforative Tour
Gary_C
, Dec 2019
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the Castle and the history of Krakow.
star-5
Guide makes such a difference
Rosanna_H
, Oct 2019
Castle worth visiting. But wear good shoes and try to get a good guide (castle staff) as there's a lot of stories that make the castle more beautiful - even the armoury
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedback! I agree that the tour guide makes all the difference as far as sightseeing monuments and castles are concerned because they can enrich the visit with stories that you cannot find online or on an information board.
star-3
Rushed.....
dewdrop987
, Oct 2019
The guide seemed to rush us through the rooms we visited, there was a lot of tapestries and other artefacts in the rooms but the guide never gave us much time to look at them and appreciate the wonder of them. The castle is an amazing place just wish that the guide was slower going through the rooms
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that the provided guide has not met the expectations and the tour felt rushed. I am good to read that despite this predicament Wawel Castle still holds its remarkability and was worth the visit.
star-5
A Marvel and a Must to see
Getaway784721
, Sep 2019
The tour guide from the castle was fantastic but she really had to move us along to see only highlights to get done in time as there was so much to see. The castle contents were spectacular. It was so great to see so many tapestries and historic relics. Highly recommended.
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star-2
Tour guide was good but tour operator poor
Rawle_A
, Oct 2018
I had purchased a Senior Citizen ticket for my mum. Before we embarked on the tour, the lady from the tour operator Discover Krakov asked me for proof of my mum's age. I told her I had left the passport in the hotel, which was 5 minutes away and I could get it at the end. She said it was alright. 15 minutes later when we walked up the hill to the castle to begin the tour, she asked for ID again, as if she expected it to suddenly appear and then charged full price for my mum who was clearly over 65. It is true that I should have brought my mum's passport but if the agent form Discover Krakov had told me to get them when we were first waiting I could have done so. This spoilt the tour somewhat for both mum and I. I have no complaints with the actual Tour Guide he was friendly, knowledgeable and allowed my mum to access the lifts of the castle as she would have had difficulties with all the stairs.
star-3
Awesome tour, we were pretty rushed...
Bre W
, Feb 2018
Awesome tour, we were pretty rushed though, and even lost the tour guide a couple of times. I was with my 80 year old father, who can generally keep up. We were walking up and down a lot of stairs and on uneven ground, the pace was a bit unreasonable. Besides that, I would still recommend going.
star-2
It was very informative, perhaps too...
JULIE_D
, Oct 2017
It was very informative, perhaps too much so. I would have liked an overall about all of the buildings in the castle area, but this focused in great detail on the relics in 3 buildings.
star-4
Very good tour got to see a lot of the...
Miriam H
, Sep 2017
Very good tour got to see a lot of the castle and learn a lot of good Polish history.
star-5
very knowledgable guide who did her...
Petra T
, Sep 2017
very knowledgable guide who did her utmost best during three hours to give us all the facts and figures about the castle: from history to small, but picturesque details about the eating habits in those days.
star-5
Great, informative and comprehensive...
Andrew B
, Sep 2017
Great, informative and comprehensive tour of the cathedral, palace and armoury. Our guide was fantastic and we would highly recommend her - she was patient and addressed questions thoroughly, and even extended the tour so we could cover everything. We would have found it impossible to cover as much as we did on our own and we also learned an incredible amount about the history of Krakow and Poland.
star-5
The guide was very knowledgable and...
Kathleen P
, Aug 2017
The guide was very knowledgable and quite humorous.the group was quite small so we could all hear and see everything he was talking about.
star-4
The tour was very informative and...
Edward P
, Jul 2017
The tour was very informative and the staff was super friendly. Our tour guide was loud, clear, and full of detailed history on the castle. Its a beautiful castle, with several different rooms to see and detailed to admire.
star-5
Excellent tour. Very informative and...
Ian T
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour. Very informative and interesting. Tour leader was very prepared and made this 2hr tour quite fun. The tapestry exhibits were marvellous.
star-1
My friend and I booked this tour...
Pauline R
, Jun 2017
My friend and I booked this tour last Saturday 17th June in good faith thinking we were going to get a good English speaking guide to take us around the Castle. There were over 30 of us on the tour and we did not have headphones so that we could hear the guide clearly. His name was JERZY and he spoke extremely rapidly and most of us couldn't understand what he was saying or couldn't hear him. I asked him to slow down as I could see most of the group was struggling. His reply to me was I suppose English isn't your first language, which I found rather rude I did tell him I was born and brought up in London but didn't get an apology from him. Needless to say, he carried on talking fast and did not wait for the group to catch up before explaining about each room we were in. So my friend and I found the whole experience awful and I personally didn't learn very much about Wawel Castle. Jerzy needs a sharp talking to from his employers!!!
star-5
The castle was very good but it was...
Tom A
, Jun 2017
The castle was very good but it was our guide who made the visit excellent - she was very interesting and provided lots of information over and above the basics. It would have been nice if you could take pictures inside the buildings.
star-2
Although the guide provided many...
Vinny
, Jun 2017
Although the guide provided many details on the castle, the size of the tour group was too large. It was difficult to hear the guide most of the time, unless you were standing right next to him. I strongly suggest that the guide be provided with a microphone/headset and the guest be provided with ear buds/headsets so that every participant clearly hears the great detailed information provided. The headsets would also help to block out the background noise of other tour leaders and their tourists.

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