Lesser Poland Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Lesser Poland Family-friendly activities

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

1. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After meeting your driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 impressive chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. After your guided tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to the meeting point in Krakow.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

2. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th-century UNESCO-listed site as you witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on the underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, hop on a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the view along your ride. Skip the hassle of booking on-site, and enjoy prearranged tickets waiting for you at the salt mine. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, four chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Immerse yourself fully in the experience of visiting a unique place and a must-see attraction during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level, marveling at the space around you once outside. Your driver will then drive you back to your accommodation in Krakow.

Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

3. Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Wawel Castle was the residence of the royal family of Poland till 1795. It is a source of great Polish pride and stands as one of the most spectacular buildings on the top of Wawel Hill.  During your tour of the castle, you will get the chance to witness the grandeur of Poland’s past as you pass through the magnificent halls of the castle. Presently, the castle also houses a museum that includes beautiful artifacts preserved from the historic times when kings and queens ruled the country. During your tour, you may also visit the Royal private apartments adorned with exquisite tapestries, paintings, and chandeliers.  The castle serves as a premier art museum and also includes an Oriental Art section with the largest collection of Ottoman tents on the European continent. This 14th-century castle built by King Casimir II the Great was at the top of its opulence in the 16th century when King Sigismund the Old commissioned the castle to be expanded and built into what it looks like today. Once you are in the castle, you will be transported into the era of kings and queens as your guide shares information about the royals who once lived in the castle and the myths surrounding this beautiful place. You may also get to see the Wawel exhibition, which displays objects uncovered during archaeological excavations around the region. It also includes scale models of buildings and other architectural elements.  Wawel Castle is recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site and is known to have immense cultural and historical significance in Poland.

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

4. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour of the Wawel 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 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 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 center of Wawel hill and the medieval courtyard, and 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. 

From Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Cable Car & Tastings

5. From Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Cable Car & Tastings

Take in panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains on this full-day tour from Krakow. Visit the charming town of Chochołów and taste traditional local cheese and alcohol. Spend some free time in Zakopane and ride the cable car to the top of Gubałówka.  Go to the wooden town of Chochołów where you can see the traditional wooden architecture. Afterward, savor local produce of cheese and alcohol. Arriving in Zakopane, board the cable car and travel up to Gubałówka Hill. Experience breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains that are covered in snow up until May. Enjoy free time in the bustling heart of Zakopane on Krupówki street in the town center. Admire the architecture of the 120 years old Wooden Chapel "Jaszczurówka". End the trip with a drive back to your hotel.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

6. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

Be guided on a 2-hour tour of the Rynek Underground, a unique museum situated below the main market square of the city. Explore medieval constructions in this unique archeological reserve, covering nearly 43,000 square feet. Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum, and start your discovery of the past. Learn about the city’s treasures on display while your guide narrates the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. See reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition. Uncover secrets of the hidden underground with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films. See Krakow from a whole new perspective.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

7. 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: Energylandia Entry Ticket and Round-Trip Transport

8. Krakow: Energylandia Entry Ticket and Round-Trip Transport

The day begins at the meeting point in central Krakow, then departs the city on the 1-hour journey to Zator, home to Poland’s biggest amusement park, Energylandia. Covering 35-hectacres, the park offers fun for all ages, including 75 state-of-the-art rides, attractions, and much more. Upon arrival at the park, the adventure begins. Spend the day exploring the park’s four thematic zones, Fairytale Land, Family Zone, Extreme Zone, and Water Park. There’s also an epic amusement arcade which boasts 20 interactive games, 4 stages, a 7D cinema, and a gadget store. The park has more than 7 kilometers of carefully designed pathways which make navigating the attractions quick and easy. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from all the fun, enjoy a well-deserved rest and a bite to eat at one of the park’s many restaurants, cafés, and bars. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Krakow.

Krakow: Polish Museum of Aviation Ticket

9. Krakow: Polish Museum of Aviation Ticket

Take a visit to the Polish Museum of aviation with this pre-paid ticket that will be sure to make you skip the queues and enjoy a hassle-free start to your aviation adventure. Located in what used to be a regional airport, the Polish Aviation Museum is dedicated to old aircraft, engines, and aviation history. The military airfield on which the museum is located is one of the oldest in the world, having been established by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1912.  During your tour of the exhibit you will be able to witness the museum's collection which contains over 300 items. Marvel at some of the world's most unique artefacts such as the hulls of the German WWII Halberstadt Cl.II or Roland D.IV. Here you will find the only remaining Russian flying boat, the Grigorovich M-15 from 1916. The collection was expanded to include an open-air museum in which the best-known machines from the Soviet era, such as Antonov AN-26 or Polish PZL 130 Orlik, are presented. This tour is surely one of the most exciting adventures for any aviation enthusiast. 

Krakow Vistula River Cruise

10. Krakow Vistula River Cruise

Sit back and relax on a cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow. Take this unique opportunity to see Krakow from a different perspective. It begins at the bottom of the Wawel Hill and takes you along the Vistula boulevards, past famous churches and other Krakow attractions.  You will have a loudspeaker in English and Polish so you have the opportunity to hear historical information on Krakow’s history and the sights you will pass by in the boat.  Starting from Wawel Hill traveling up the river, you will pass famous places including: Wawel Castle, Old Town, Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Schloss Wartenberg, Podgorze and Kazimierz.

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What people are saying about Lesser Poland

Fantastic experience, picked up on time, Damian our driver was lovely and chatty, dropped us at the zoo and told us to call him when we were ready to leave. The zoo it’s self is lovely, lots to see and really quiet and calm. Overall had a perfect time and wouldn’t hesitate to use the company again

Super day and the driver was excellent. He arrived 10 mins before the pick up time and was very friendly. Energylandia is difficult to get to so would highly recommend this trip as it took the stress out of organising everything.

Tour guide is the same man we had when we visited last year at Schindlers Factory. He has a passion for delivering the information in a friendly way. He's a walking encyclopaedia. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour!

Large collection of aircraft with a wonderful array of Mig and Sukhoi fighter jets. A great history of Polish built aircraft too.

Suburb host , very informative and helpful , thanks again