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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: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

2. 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: One-Hour River Cruise

3. 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: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

4. Krakow: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

Visit one of Krakow's most important sites, the rocky Wawel Hill, which towers over the bank of the Vistula and has been the seat of secular and church authorities for centuries. See the museum, which today is one of the most visited and important museums in Poland, and see the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, porcelain and furniture. Explore the permanent exhibitions in the chateau, which recreate the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and learn about its history with an experienced local guide. Experience the original royal chambers, enter the majestic Cathedral, and learn about the most interesting historical facts intertwined with fairy-tale stories. Enjoy a local dinner at a nearby cafe and take a moment to breathe before boarding a modern catamaran to take an intimate cruise on the queen of Polish rivers - the Vistula, and be able to admire Wawel, the Cathedral and see a little of Krakow scattered on its shores.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

5. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

See the most important tourist attractions of Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary. Visit Planty Park with its medieval remains. Stop at Main Market Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, St Anna’s Church, and a Franciscan Monastery. Experience the Latin Quarter, and venture to the Wawel with the Royal Cathedral and the Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy the heated terrace, or try the observation deck on board to witness the views of Krakow from the water.

Best of Krakow 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

6. Best of Krakow 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

Meet your guide to start a private tour of Krakow's best highlights. Start by exploring Nowa Huta, and admire the massive blocks of communist-era apartment blocks. See Central Square in the middle of this section of the city designed according to the ideals of socialist architecture. You'll also discover where Lenin used to take regular walks. Next, explore Kosciuszko’s Mound. From the top of the hill, you will see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. Stroll through an exhibition telling the secrets of this well-known fort. Hear about important periods in the history of Poland. Continue following the guide to reach Wawel Hill. Listen to stories about Polish kings during medieval times. Admire the royal residence of the Wawel Castle. Go inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. Visit the Old Town, where your guide will show you around the huge Market Square, the Town Hall Tower, the historic Cloth Hall, and the monuments of Mickiewicz and Eros. See the impressive St. Mary’s Basilica built in the gothic style. Pass by one of the world's oldest universities, the Jagiellonian University. Finally arrive at the former Jewish District. Take in the architecture, the cute narrow alleys, and the laid back coffee shops. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture. Your guide will tell you stories about this area and show you hidden gems known only by locals.

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What people are saying about Kościuszko Mound

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 596 reviews

A lovely hour cruising on the river. We arrived a little early as we were unsure as to the meeting point as the email wasn't fully clear. After walking along the river and asking someone we managed to find our boat. Our trip was originally on a smaller boat for English tourists but we were offered the paddle steamer boat on the German tour which we accepted. Although we didn't have the commentary, it was still a lovely trip as we went one way down the river then turned around and back down the other way passing some lovely bridges. The boat was very comfortable with plenty of seating both inside and out.

Great hour spent on the river. The captain was a great guide he pointed out all of the important landmarks and we could ask him lots of questions too. We went just as the sun was about to set which was lovely as the historic buildings were beginning to light up. Being a little more mature person I did struggle to climb aboard perhaps a small step may have helped other than that a fantastic and fun trip on a lovely boat, thank you, well worth the money.

Vi kom forsinket, men en hyggelig kaptein viste oss til båten. Liten og sjarmerende båt. Enkel liten tur med guiding underveis. Spesielt fint da det ble slumring underveis i turen.

hermoso, el barco muy cómodo, cerrado para evitar el frío de esta época, el capitán excelente, mucha información de la historia de la cuidad

Amazing! Highly recommended. Captain was very nice and the boat is in great condition.