Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

From $9.58 per person

Visit Wawel Hill, Krakow's number one tourist attraction. Join a guided tour to discover the site from where Polish royalty reigned over Poland. See the most important places on Wawel Hill.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Tour the Wawel Hill with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Learn about Polish kings and queens and their secrets
  • Meet the Wawel Dragon
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Join a guided tour of the Wavel Royal Hill, one of the most important hills in Poland. This was where Polish kings and queens reigned over Poland. Your guide will tell you about the secrets of the royals and show you the most important places within the Wawel Hill.  After meeting your guide, you will pass by the most expensive hotel in Cracow, which has hosted HRH Prince Charles and President Bush. You are then going to stop by the house of Jan Długosz, the legendary Polish historian, from where you will have a magnificent view over the Wawel Hill. Then, start to go uphill, passing through the Arms Gate, and stopping by the monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko, one of the most important Polish heroes. Walk past the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral. Continue in the direction of the Crypt of the Silver Bells, which is the burial place for President Lech Kaczynski and his spouse. Then, head to the Austrian Hospital, from where you will be able to see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. You are then going to pass by Sandomierska Tower and go downhill through the Bernardyńska Gate, eventually leading to the cave of the Wawel Dragon. 
  • Expert guide
  • Tips (optional)
  • Entrance to royal chambers, royal cathedral and medieval courtyard
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Kanonicza 9 Street, in front of the Pontifical Universityof John Paul II. At the St. Mary Magdalene Square.

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    • Passport or ID card

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    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects

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    4.1 / 5

    based on 846 reviews

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    The Wawel Castle Tour was Amazing and our tour guide Tibor I hope I got his name right was Great, Funny and Knowledgeable about Krakow and Wawel Castle! I strongly recommend doing this tour if you’re in Krakow it’s well worth the money! We loved it and learned a lot!

    July 8, 2021

    My guide Yola was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the castle grounds and its ancient roots and its time capsule nature in profiling the beginnings of Kraków. I learned from the tour how much the castle and the cathedral played an integral part for Krakow's, or indeed Poland's, history. Yola was kind enough to answer our questions from the group.

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    March 3, 2020

    The castle itself is worth a visit. I would recommend going on a Guided tour otherwise you would find it difficult to know what you were looking at. On this tour you visit the state rooms, the treasury and the armoury. The guide who took us round was very knowledgeable and told you enough without lingering on anything for too long. The tour would be improved by the use of headsets and a microphone for the guide as we were in a large group and she was difficult to hear unless you were standing really close to her. Make sure you do not take back packs or large bags on this tour as you are not allowed to take them inside although there is baggage storage before you go in if you need it.

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    August 25, 2019

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