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Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

1. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

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.

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Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

2. Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

Climb aboard a traditional wooden sailboat and enjoy an intimate, hour-long sightseeing cruise along the Vistula River. Your tour departs from the Copernicus Centre pier, where you will board your traditional 12-person Galar ship. Drift along the river towards the historic old town on a boat that was designed according to principles of folk boatbuilding. Discover the rich history and unique, natural views as you approach downtown Warsaw to get a unique perspective of the city’s skyscrapers and stadium. Look out for the parks and natural refuges along the right bank of the river before being returned to the pickup point.

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Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

3. Krakow: Private Evening Boat Tour

Take a private boat tour through the heart of Krakow and soak up scenic views of the city by night. Sail through the Salwator and Debniki districts, passing by the Norbertine Monastery and the house of John Paul II. Halfway through, pass by Wawel Castle and take panoramic pictures of this medieval fortress. Further on, admire the newly refurbished historic bridges in the Jewish district, as well as the architecture in this upcoming area of the city. Throughout your tour, listen to an audio guide in your selected language or put on your own music, if you prefer. Enjoy the chance to customize the route to your preferences by talking to the boat’s captain at the mooring.

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Warsaw Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

4. Warsaw Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

Explore Warsaw on a private 4-hour walking tour and discover many of the city’s best-known sights in both the historic Old Town and New Town. Located on the Vistula River, Warsaw is the largest city in Poland. Having survived so many wars, it is often referred to as the “Phoenix City.” Stroll around the Old Town with an expert guide and see handsome Baroque buildings, such as Krasinski Palace and the Royal Palace. Learn about the cultural impact of the city at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, and explore its historical importance at sights such as the magnificent Neo-Renaissance Jablonowski Palace. Although it has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, after World War II much of Warsaw lay in ruins. Pay your respects to the suffering of soldiers and fierce resistance by city residents at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Monument of the Warsaw Uprising. By way of contrast, stroll through the lovely Saski Gardens (Saxon Gardens) on the original site of the Warsaw fortifications. Now a lovely landscaped area, it was one of the first publicly accessible parks in the world.

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Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting

5. Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour 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.

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Krakow: Short River Walk & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

6. Krakow: Short River Walk & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

Take a look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. A heated terrace and comfortable leather sofas are available on the cruise. Try the upper platform to enjoy the beautiful views while spending time outdoors.Explore Schindler's Factory Museum - one of the most popular museums in Krakow. Although it is related to the German entrepreneur who saved many Jews by employing them in his familly factory, the main topic of visiting the museum is the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation. A guide will take you through the museum, while the rest of the tour is audio-guided.

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Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

7. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Relax on the Vistula River on a modern boat and admire many of Krakow's most beautiful attractions along the way. A heated deck and comfortable leather sofas will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, we invite you to the upper platform to enjoy the beautiful views. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Looking at Krakow from the riverside, notice such monuments as Defensive Walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, the silhouette of a dragon, and more. Then, change to the bus and drive to Wieliczka - a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe is located, surviving since the 13th century. The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tour the one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers, carvings, and statues of saints carved out of salt.

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What people are saying about Vistula River

Great fun! The boat is an ordinary wooden river - it adds coziness and there is no feeling of a commercial trip. There are chairs, blankets, coffee or tea on the boat. There are open and closed parts of the boat, you can choose where it is more convenient. Very nice and pleasant atmosphere. I highly recommend it. Everyone was satisfied. Now for trips along the Vistula only here

Highly recommended! The cruising tour takes around ~50 mins and the view was gold. Blanket, pillows are provided so that we were able to enjoy staying at the front and on the top of the boat with a million dollors view of Vistula river.

Such a unique experience! Beautiful way to see the city from the river side. Captain Andreas is the best! Thank you very much for the lovely day <3

Arthur is een goede tour guide! Vertelt op een fijne, makkelijke manier die voor iedereen te begrijpen is!

It was great. The captain was super helpful and had a lot of knowledge about the city and it's hostory.