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Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

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A trip to Poland is incomplete without visiting its famous Wawel Castle and Cathedral and what better than to have a guide accompany you, telling you about its history, secrets, and royalty?

Highlights

  • Enjoy this exciting and informative tour through Polish history in the heart of Krakow and explore the historical Wawel Castle and Cathedral.

  • With an expert guide, discover Poland's symbolic statehood, the Wawel Castle that stands on the top of Wawel Hill, and delve into the Royal past.

  • Stumble across halls, find out secrets, and stories of Krakow, and see rich collections of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, porcelain, furniture, and more.

  • Explore the Royal Chambers and the State Rooms, a great narrative of Polish royalty, and see the intricacy with which they have been built, and the myths that followed.

  • Fun fact: During World War II, priceless artworks from the Castle were hidden behind false walls, bricked-up wall cavities and even wells, to hide them from the Nazis.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Wawel Cathedral

  • Entry to the Wawel Royal Castle

  • Access to the State Rooms

  • Expert tour guide (English, French, German or Polish)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from France, United Kingdom, United States and over 20 countries have loved this experience
Christina Reinecken

Christina

4/5

May, 2024

Die Führung war sehr informativ und das Schloss Wawel, die Krypta und die Kapelle waren sehr beeindruckend. Die Reiseleiterin ist alle Fragen der Teilnehmer gut eingegangen und die Zeit verging viel zu schnell.
Valérie FORTUNA

Valérie

5/5

Apr, 2024

The tour was very good. Our guide Sofia explained a lot of Polish history. It was very interesting. I recommend this guided tour of the castle and cathedral.
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Audrius Beinorius

Audrius

4/5

Mar, 2024

We liked sincere, intelligent and informative work of our guide, and we learnt so much having a wonderful time in the Palace and around. Just our guide did not asked where are we from and how/why we are interested in the history of the Republic of TWO Nations. She was talking as if only single state - Poland existed in the history. Why not to check the constitution of the state and to mention its unigui aspect?! So, guide should be less nationalistically oriented and more sensitive to the visitor's nationality and paying attention to the Lithuanian part in the JOINT history Thank you so much!
Panaitescu Maria

Panaitescu

5/5

Feb, 2024

our guide was very well documented, through the information provided he managed to introduce us very well to the history of the place. even the children in our group were captivated by the story he told. He also spoke English very well. And the Wawel Castle is particularly beautiful! thanks a lot!
Hanja Delia Raluca

Hanja

5/5

Feb, 2024

I really liked the guide. the information presented was clear and I learned a lot about the history of Poland. it was a wonderful experience

The Wawel Royal Castle is to Krakow what the Acropolis was to ancient Athens! Towering over the banks of the Vistula is this royal castle, once the seat of secular and ecclesiastical power, and today, a wildly popular and deeply cherished landmark in Poland. This also happens to be one of the most important museums in Poland, housing large collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Walk through chambers and halls, displaying famous tapestries, magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings, and collections of tents! Also visit the Royal Chambers and State Rooms of the Castle, letting you take a peek into the lives once lived by Polish royalty.

You’ll also visit the Wawel Cathedral, a spectacular narrative of Polish history, where all Polish monarchs are buried. The Sigismund Bell Tower, an independent freestanding structure within the complex, is a popular landmark that houses the iconic bell.

What's not allowed

  • Nobody likes a crowd. A single group has a maximum of 15 people.

  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.

Accessibility

  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.

Additional information

  • Facilities: lockers, restroom, and cloakroom.

  • Since it is a guided tour, it will begin right on time. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid unexpected delays

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

Meeting point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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