Guided tour

Krakow: Skip The Line Wawel Castle Guided Tour

Krakow: Skip The Line Wawel Castle Guided Tour

Activity provider: EOS Tours

From US$ 36.03 per person

Experience the history and culture of Wawel on a tour to suit your group size, language needs, and time restrictions with variety of options to choose from exploring Wawel Cathedral, Wawel State Rooms, and the Royal Private Apartments.

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Duration 75 minutes - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Polish, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Wawel Castle with a local expert guide
  • Enjoy your tour in a small group of between 12 and 15 participants for a more personalized experience
  • See the State Rooms, Royal Apartments, and Wawel Cathedral, the top 3 attractions in Krakow
  • Skip the lines and save over 2 hours
  • See the luxury and wealth of powerful Polish monarchs
Full description
Don’t waste your time at Wawel waiting in lines — skip the line with this fast-track ticket and spend as much time as possible exploring this historic fortified architectural complex. Join a well-organized, small-group tour of between 12 and 15 participants in your preferred language and choose the parts of the complex you would like to see from the various options. From a 1-hour visit of just the Cathedral to a 4.5-hour visit of the entire complex, take in the magnificence of Wawel in a way that best suits your preferences and schedule.   Wawel Cathedral The richest part of Wawel Hill, the Cathedral, is the most important cathedral in Poland and a real pearl among architectural masterpieces. Head inside with your guide and admire the beautiful interior, where Polish kings were coronated and buried. You’ll also see the famous Sigismund Bell in the tower, and many richly decorated chapels.   State Rooms, Wawel Hill, and Courtyard The Wawel Castle State Rooms were home to the most famous Polish kings, like Zygmunt III Waza and Wladyslaw Lokietek. Their interiors are full of ancient paintings and stunning tapestries, which have been preserved from the original decorations. You’ll also explore picturesque Wawel Hill and the courtyard surrounded by impressive defensive walls.   Royal Apartments The private Royal Apartments offer a rich experience for those who love design, architecture, and history. Explore the collections of silverware and paintings, as well as the column hall and Renaissance furniture.
  • 1 hour and 15-minute to 4.5-hour guided tour of the outside and inside of Wawel Complex
  • Sightseeing in a small group of up to 15 people
  • Expert guide with special Wawel license
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Wawel Castle State Rooms (if option selected)
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Wawel Royal Apartments (if option selected)
  • Regular ticket to the Wawel Cathedral (if option selected)
    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

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    Know before you go

    • This is a group tour which means other participants may join the group
    • During Polish or Catholic events there may be more visitors than usual and the waiting time at the Cathedral may be extended
    • Skip-the-line tickets are provided for Wawel Castle and the Royal Apartments. The ticket for Wawel Cathedral is a regular ticket
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 225 reviews

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    What can I say other than a fantastic tour. Our guide, Magda, was excellent and very knowledgeable. She told us every intricate detail about the castle, things you would not get in the leaflets or blurbs. Would recommend a guided tour to ensure you you make the most of it. Magda was very friendly and offered to take pictures, which we will savour!

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    November 14, 2021

    Magda was the most professional, dynamic and engaging expert of all guides I have ever met. She was thoroughly immersed in all eras of Krakow history, and as the day went by, she recognized my interests and focused on those. During the tour, her friendliness combined with her vast historical knowledge, made it a perfect day! Thanks,Magda!

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    October 21, 2021

    Magda was amazing and fantastic. I got lucky and was the only one in the group so had a “private” tour and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. She provided me with so much information, answered all my questions, and even went above and beyond to make my first-time experience in Krakow worthwhile. Thank you so much, Magda! This tour is a must with Magda. She’ll tell you everything you need to know and then some. Also, she’s a world traveler and has such a wealth of knowledge to share about all of her experiences. :)

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    September 21, 2021

    Product ID: 156801