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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

Admire the Wawel Royal Castle and see other monuments from the Vistula River, Krakow's historic waterway. Listen to the audio commentary as you sit back and relax, enjoying the comfort of a traditional yet modern vessel. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of Krakow's landmarks. Witness the charms of Krakow’s districts, such as Saltwator and Kazimierz, and see such sights as the Dębnicki Bridge, "Church on the Rock," and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.

Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

2. Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

Climb aboard a replica of a traditional wooden boat and enjoy an intimate 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Vistula River. Your tour departs from the Barka Atalanta - food & drink - Sen Nocy Letniej, where you will board the traditional 12-seater Galar ship. Drift along the river towards the historic old town on a boat designed according to the principles of local folk boatbuilding traditions. Discover the stunning natural views as you approach the center of Warsaw for a unique perspective of the city's skyscrapers and stadium. Look out for parks and natural refuges along the right bank of the river before returning to your pickup point.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

3. 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: Boat Party with Unlimited Drinks

4. Krakow: Boat Party with Unlimited Drinks

Set sail down the beautiful Vistula river at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM every Saturday night for 2 hours, and enjoy an open bar with unlimited beer, rum, gin, vodka, whiskey, Prosecco and mixers for the entire cruise, drinking games, party guides and a full surround sound system. This is an astoundingly great party with all the right ingredients required to have a great time. And to take things to a hot new level, every cruise includes a live magician show. Once back on land, you will be taken to 3 of Krakow's most infamous late night clubs and after-parties. This will include VIP entry, no lines and free welcome shots. A professional photographer will be there to capture the fun and happy images. 

Krakow: Traditional Sightseeing Gondola on the Vistula River

5. Krakow: Traditional Sightseeing Gondola on the Vistula River

Prepare for an adventure and cruise the Vistula River. Take in the sights of the royal city of Krakow and fall in love with the interesting and entertaining places. Set sail and see historic buildings, bridges, monuments, and more. Listen to the audio on board and learn important facts as you pass by. Catch your gondola in the old town district of Krakow, Kazimierz. Board the beautiful wooden boat made by traditional boat builders. Relax and hear the waves as you witness the Wawel Castle, Dragon's Den, Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters, and the point where the Rudawa River flows into Vistula. Hear the live audio commentary along the way and learn interesting and historical stories about Krakow. Appreciate the unusual and timeless experience. Feel free to bring a coffee or cold drink and enjoy the ride.

Krakow: Evening Walking Tour with Spooky Stories

6. Krakow: Evening Walking Tour with Spooky Stories

Discover Krakow from it's dark side. Listen to legends, scary anecdotes, and the horrifying stories based on true events. City lit up at night will amaze you with it's beauty, when you will pass by sights like the St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the Town hall tower. Meet with your guide after the sun set and get ready for some goosebumps. Places you may have seen in the day, will reveal their true darkness. Stop outside sights like the  Polish Gothic towers of Florian Gate, and the 14th century St. Mary's Basilica. Walk down St. John Street and admire sights in the heart of the city like the Cloth Hall, Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, and Katyński's Square. Take in views of the Vistula River and find out where the legendary city dragon once dwelled.

Krakow: Guided City Tour on Scooter with Food Tasting

7. Krakow: Guided City Tour on Scooter with Food Tasting

Meet your guide then hop onboard your e-scooter and begin your sightseeing adventure. Glide through the city streets and pass by a selection of famous landmarks. The tour covers the areas of Old Town, Podgórze, and Kazimierz. Highlights include Florian’s Gate, Wawel Castle, Wawel Dragon, the Ghetto Wall, the Old Synagogue, Bernatek Footbridge, the Cloth Hall, and more. Along the way, listen to your guide explain the history and importance of each site. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, stop for some traditional Polish snacks. The treats on offer are Oscypek (smoked sheep's cheese) and Obwarzanek (a traditional snack unique to Krakow). As well as some locally produced ice cream and other authentic delicacies. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen and tasted the very best that Krakow has to offer.

Warsaw: City Highlights Tour with hotel Pick up /Drop Off

8. Warsaw: City Highlights Tour with hotel Pick up /Drop Off

A daily Cityrama Tour of Warsaw including a visit to Łazienki Park. You will have a chance to see the most recognizable and remarkable places in the capital of Poland. Explore the beautiful city of Warsaw in our air conditioned 18-passenger coaches. Enjoy the comfort of sightseeing in a small group. During this unforgettable trip relax and let our professional guides take you around the historic places of interest to feel the spirit of the city. We will not let our guests feel lost by waiting for us on a street as we will be glad to pick you up from your hotel and after the tour we will drop you off at your place of stay. Pick up from your hotel between 9:45 and 10:15. Drop off at the hotel between 1:00 and 1:15 pm. Available at all times of the year. Below we present an example program of such city tour: 1. The Old Town, one of the most prominent tourist attraction in Warsaw included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. 2. The Royal Castle and Castle Square, a residence of Polish monarchs between 1596 – 1795, as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see the first secular monument in Poland that is King Sigismund's III Column. 3. St. John's Cathedral, a witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland. In the Gothic church there are sarcophagus containing the remains of eminent Poles. 4. The Warsaw Old Town Market Square and Barbican. 5. The former Jewish Ghetto, The Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto and the Museum of the history of Polish Jews – a building that is a real modern work of art. Umschlagplatz and Mila Street, site of the bunker where Mordechai Anielewicz, the leader of the Ghetto Uprising, committed suicide. 6. The Royal Route, with superb aristocratic residences and famous monuments, including the Holy Cross Church with its urn containing the heart of Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849). 7. The Royal Park, a walk through the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly known as Lazienki or 'The Baths'. 'Palace on the Isle', the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764 - 1895). 8. Other important places of interest: the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. 9. Warsaw Praga District *: the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, Targowa and Ząbkowska Street, the Monument to Brotherhood in Arms, The Koneser - the 19th century vodka factory, a unique view of Warsaw Old Town from the Dąbrowski Bridge. * this part of city tour is available if traffic allows

Segway Tour Krakow: Jewish Quarter - 2-Hours of Magic!

9. Segway Tour Krakow: Jewish Quarter - 2-Hours of Magic!

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise

10. Krakow: Private Traditional Gondola Cruise

Krakow is a beautiful city with a rich history and vibrant culture. There are many ways to experience the beauty and charm of Krakow, but one of the most romantic and memorable ways is by renting a gondola for a private cruise. Whether you want to explore the city by day or by night, a gondola ride is an unforgettable experience. When you rent a gondola in Krakow, you have the option to choose the time you prefer and decide how long you want to cruise. This flexibility makes it easy to fit a gondola ride into your schedule and enjoy it at your own pace. Whether you want a quick tour of the city or a leisurely cruise that allows you to take in all the sights, you can customize your gondola ride to meet your needs. One of the most popular routes for a gondola ride in Krakow is through the Old City. This area is filled with historic architecture, charming cafes and restaurants, and beautiful parks and gardens. As you cruise through the Old City, you can see many of the main sights of Krakow, including the Norbertine Monastery in Salwator, Wawel Hill, and the Wawel Dragon. Another highlight of the Old City is the Baroque monastery of the Pauline Fathers on the Rock, which is perched on a hill overlooking the Vistula River. This stunning building is a must-see for anyone interested in history or architecture, and it provides a breathtaking backdrop for your gondola ride. If you're interested in the cultural and artistic history of Krakow, you can also cruise through the Kazimierz and Jewish quarter. These areas are filled with historic synagogues, art galleries, and cafes, and they provide a fascinating glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Krakow. Of course, the route you take on your gondola ride can be customized to meet your needs and interests. Whether you want to focus on historic landmarks, cultural hotspots, or scenic vistas, your gondolier can help you plan the perfect route. When you rent a gondola in Krakow, you can expect a comfortable experience. The wooden gondola boat has a sleek and elegant design. It is covered in case of rain or sun. It is expertly handcrafted by Polish shipbuilders, ensures authenticity and a personal touch to your journey. These boats have been used for centuries as a means of transportation for locals and tourists alike. Today, they are often used for romantic rides, special occasions, or to explore the city's hidden waterways. To enhance your experience, the gondola is equipped with a Polish-English audio guide that narrates the historical significance you pass by. There's a sound system available for you to connect your own music. Overall, renting a gondola for a private cruise is one of the most romantic and unforgettable ways to experience the beauty and charm of Krakow. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this experience is sure to leave a lasting impression and provide memories that you'll cherish for years to come.

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I had a great Tour with Tomasz - I actually ended up being the only person on the tour and really enjoyed the Segway! Tomasz was very knowledgeable about Kaszmierz and Krakow in general and we had a brilliant time trundling around the city. Highly recommended

The tour guide was really interesting and informative. Really enjoyed the tour and would deffinately recommend

The nice visit to the monastery and the small tiny details that we would have never noticed

We learned a lot about Krakow and Arthur told us nice stories and was a great tour guide.

Excellent boat trip to see the great city of Krakow.