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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Explore Krakow from the Vistula River on a modern boat. Bring your friends along on this tour that accommodates up to 12 guests. The heated deck and comfortable leather sofas 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 the sights, such as: • The Skałka Church • Royal Wawel Castle • House of the Polish Pope John Paul II • Norbertine Monastery • Kościuszko Mound • The 6 Bridges • Cricoteka

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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

2. 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. This unforgettable cruise takes approximately 1 hour.

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Krakow: Vistula River Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

3. Krakow: Vistula River Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

Admire Wawel Royal Castle, the Kościuszko Mound, and other important sights of Krakow from the Vistula River on this cruise with an audio guide. Spend time with friends or family on the water while getting to know the city from a unique perspective.  Hop on board and set sail to spot Krakow sights such as the Skałka Church (Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel), the Church of St. Catherine, the Holy Father John Paul II Family Home, the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters, the Kościuszko Mound, and the Camaldolese Monastery in Bielany. Cruise past the Wawel defensive walls with a panorama of Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and the famous silhouette of the Wawel dragon. Snap photos of Krakow bridges, footbridges, and more.

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Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

4. Krakow: Evening Cruise with a Glass of Wine

Sail on the Vistula River and enjoy an evening of sophistication in the royal city. Experience the breathtaking views by night, marvelous city lights, and the unique atmosphere that the river has to offer. The tour starts near the Wawel Castle, then continues upstream to the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters and the home of Pope Jean Paul II. Further on, the boat takes a route downriver, passing by the historical Wawel Castle and the Church on the Rock, then revealing the beauty of the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts with its distinctive bridges. The cruise finishes back at Kapitan Victor's mooring. A complimentary drink of your choice will be provided before the tour starts.

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Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

5. Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise

After registering your ticket at the kiosk, meet your crew whom you with travel with throughout your cruise down the Vistula River. The royal city of Krakow is full of interesting and entertaining places, many of which you pass throughout this experience. Sail past picturesque landscapes including Wawel Castle, the Dębnicki Bridge, the Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters, the junction where the Rudawa River flows into Vistula, the Dębniki district, and the John Paul II Family Home. You later encounter the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, various other bridges, the Cricoteka Museum, the Kazimierz district, and the Church on the Rock. This cruise is the perfect way to relax and take some rest, accompanied by the sound of the waves lapping up against the side of the boat. At the conclusion of your experience, your boat returns you to your tour starting location.

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Krakow: One-Hour River Cruise

6. 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.

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Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

7. Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

Take a private boat tour through the heart of Krakow and soak up scenic views of the city by night. Sail through the Salwator and Debniki districts, passing by the Norbertine Monastery and the house of John Paul II. Halfway through, pass by Wawel Castle and take panoramic pictures of this medieval fortress. Further on, admire the newly refurbished historic bridges in the Jewish district, as well as the architecture in this upcoming area of the city. Throughout your tour, listen to an audio guide in your selected language or put on your own music, if you prefer. Enjoy the chance to customize the route to your preferences by talking to the boat’s captain at the mooring.

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Krakow: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour with a Local Historian

8. Krakow: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour with a Local Historian

A bicycle tour is a great opportunity for all, both young and old, who would like to get to know Royal Krakow in an active way. The route leads through the most important monuments of the Old Town, the picturesque Vistula Boulevards and the Jewish Kazimierz (it also includes the Krakow Ghetto and the Schindler’s Factory). This bicycle tour is a great choice for those who would like to explore the city on two wheels, and want to discover the most important sights of Krakow and Kazimierz. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well-traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home. Your guided Krakow bike tour includes such sites as the Old Town, Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Cloth Hall, Planty Park, Medieval City Walls, Wawel Hill, the Ghetto Heroes Square, and the Jewish Quarter.

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Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

9. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Enjoy a combo Vistula River cruise and guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, skip-the-line entry included. Look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, then go to Wieliczka and admire underground wonders made of salt by the forces of nature and the work of human hands. Start your day by hopping on board a boat with a heated deck and leather sofas that will make you feel at home, even on cold days. On warmer days, head to the upper platform to enjoy the views while spending time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside and spot monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the cathedral, and the iconic silhouette of a dragon. Then, change to a bus and drive to Wieliczka, a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years old) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, and the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, and a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine and a sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning round-trip to Krakow. 

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Krakow: Classic or Active Rafting on Dunajec River

10. Krakow: Classic or Active Rafting on Dunajec River

The trip begins with pickup from your hotel in Krakow, and leaves the busy city behind as you head to the peaceful Pieniny National Park where adventure awaits you. Arrive at the village of Sromowce Niżne in the park, and visit the onsite information point and souvenir shop. Then it’s time to hop on board your raft, and begin your sail along the Dunajec River. For a calmer experience, choose the classic raft option for a tranquil glide along the river. Admire the mountainous landscape and lush greenery of the region, and calmly ride along the river. If you’re looking for a more fast-paced adventure, opt for the active rafting experience and feel the thrill of adrenaline rush through you as you course along the river rapids.

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What people are saying about Krakow

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 262 reviews

From start the finish, the entire express faultless. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. Would without a doubt recommend to anyone looking to explore Krakow old and new!

Great relaxing experience sightseeing beautiful scenery and being narrated the rich historical detail by the captain. We were also accompanied by great Jeremy Soule music which really set the mood! Thanks captain!

Great experience and highly recommend to anyone visiting Krakow, the guide was highly knowledgeable telling us about the history of the local area. Felt very welcome and can’t fault any of it

A lovely experience.Trip took place even though we were the only two passengers.Boat very comfortable. Thank you to Raphael and Bartholomew Would recommend for everyone

Amazing trip! Lovely couple loved the boat trip made our holiday