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Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec

1. Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec

Take a break and sit down to enjoy fantastic views from the river and discover the beauty of one of the most popular cities in Europe. From Vistula River, board the boat and see all the main sights including Wawel Castle, Church on the Rock, and Norbertine Monastery. Begin your trip close to Wawel Hill and cruise toward Tyniec. When you arrive at Tyniec, you will have 1 hour of free time. You can explore the village and it is advisable to visit also the Benedictine Abbey. After your time in Tyniec, you will head back to Krakow and continue exploring the city.

Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec on the Vistula River

2. Krakow: Boat Cruise to Tyniec on the Vistula River

Enjoy Krakow from the water during this 4-hour cruise. You will see main sights and will have commentaries in both Polish and English during your trip. During your cruise, you will see the main Krakow sights from the water such as the Wawel Castle and Hill and the Salwator area of Krakow where the Kościuszko Mound is situated. You will then pass the Norbertine Monastery, Przegorzaly Castle and a few more attractions before you arrive to Tyniec. In Tyniec you will have 45 minutes in which you can get off and visit the Benedictine Abbey. Afterwards, you will return by boat back to Wawel Hill to the place where the cruise began. After disembarking the vessel, it is recommend that you explore the Wawel Castle and the famous Wawel Dragon.

Krakow: Country Bike Tour to the Tyniec Abbey

3. Krakow: Country Bike Tour to the Tyniec Abbey

This country tour takes you along the Vistula river to Tyniec; a small town 12 kilometers west of Krakow, famous for its 11th-century Benedictine abbey. The abbey played a crucial military role in Poland's Christian restoration and the nation's rebuilding. Your tour will begin along the Vistula River, over a smooth bike path which will lead you through Southern Poland's picturesque countryside. You will pass through age-old woods, see crumbling forts, and cycle past some of the lakes that surround Krakow. Upon arrival at Tyniec, you will have the chance to explore the ancient grounds, enjoy a snack, take photographs of the scenery, and visit the gift shop (which is full products prepared by local monks). The essence of the tour is a relaxed, scenic country ride, rather than the stop-start nature of a city tour. You will cover a total of 25 kilometers (15.5 miles), on a ride which lasts for almost 4.5 hours, departing in the afternoon and returning in the evening. A backpack is recommended, as it will allow you to transport food, water and gifts back from the abbey.

From Krakow: Scenic Boat Trip to Tyniec Village

4. From Krakow: Scenic Boat Trip to Tyniec Village

Discover the picturesque village of Tyniec, set on the Vistula river, with this scenic cruise from central Krakow. Admire the views as you pass the house of pope John Paul II, the Church of St. Salvatore, Przegorzaly Castle, the Convent of the Norbertine Sisters, and more. Start your cruise near Wawel Castle, then sail up river towards Tyniec. Listen to expert commentary and see the beautiful sights as you sip a complimentary drink. Enjoy a one-hour break to explore the village and its famous Benedictine Abbey, before sailing back to Krakow.

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What people are saying about Tyniec

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 402 reviews

We brought a 3 day Krakow card and it made our holiday so easy, particularly when using the trams. It avoided the need to always have the correct change for the automatic ticket machines which reduced our stress levels considerably. It also provides access to so many museums/sites of interest: there is so much to do in Krakow that you are spoilt for choice.

We stay a week in Krakow. With 3 days of city pass you can easily optimize it. If you stay short, it will be difficult to organize the visits with the opening hours etc because with 12 tourist districts it takes time to travel

Very handy. Go everywhere by tram and bus. And access to 40 museums. And skip the row is very convenient too. Recommended !

It was very useful, not only with access to various places but to be able to use public transport.

I bought a 3 day pass and could. use the card in most places, I saved money in buying the card