Krakow Wawel Castle Guided Tour

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Duration: from 1 hour 15 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes
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Experience Highlights

Wawel Hill is undoubtedly one of the most symbolic and sacred places in Poland. You will have the opportunity to get to know it in depth with an expert local guide . Moreover, when you enter with your group for the tour, you will not have to wait in long queues at the entrance.

During this tour, you will be able to discover the wonders of Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral, as you can choose when booking whether you want to see just one of the buildings or both. In addition, during your tour you will explore the Old Town and other important monuments.

  • You will have tickets for an in-depth visit of Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral, two UNESCO World Heritage national symbols.
  • Enjoy this experience with an expert local guide and no need to queue.
  • As the tour is in groups of around 12 people, you will receive more personalised attention and a much more enriching experience.

What’s included

  • Entrance to the Wawel Castle (if the option is chosen)
  • Entrance to the Wawel Cathedral (if the option is chosen)
  • Quick access without queuing.
  • Tour of the area around the castle and cathedral.

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Step by Step

This activity consists of a skip-the-line guided tour , where you will learn about one of the most important religious and political sites in Poland: the Wawel Hill. You can choose from several options when booking. You can choose to see just the Wawel Castle, just the Cathedral or visit both buildings for a more complete overview.

As the activity will have about 12 travellers per group, you will get more personal attention from a local guide who is an expert in the history of the Wawel area and the Old Town of Krakow.

You will explore the interior of Wawel Castle, including the Royal Apartments and the State Rooms.

This castle of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture served as a residence for Polish kings such as Sigismund II. Today, the castle is one of the best art museums in the country, with collections of goldsmiths, armour, tapestries, paintings and much more.

You will also have access to the interior of Wawel Cathedral. This cathedral was the religious symbol of all Poland for centuries and was the site of funerals and coronations of such figures as Bishop St. Stanislaus. The Royal Chapel with its gilded dome and the Wawel Bells are other jewels that are highly valued by visitors.

In addition, the statue of Pope John Paul II and General Tadeusz Kosciuszko are monuments of high national value that you will pass during the tour.

A walk through the Old Town of Kraków and the Market Square should not be missed to complete this route. This area is connected to Wawel Castle by the so-called Royal Road.

Wawel's rich history and artistic atmosphere will take you on a journey through Polish history. Not to mention legends such as the Dragon of Wawel, which will make you experience a real fairy tale.


· 1907 Reviews
  • M
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    The castle contains an enormous amount of rooms, I didn't imagine it was so big until I saw it in person. I would say that it takes several days to tour it completely and better understand its history.
  • R
    (0 Reviews)
    An emblematic place in Krakow, full of impressive and very curious stories. It was a good choice to take this tour, not only for the fact of seeing the castle but also for how informative it was.
  • F
    (0 Reviews)
    Very attractive castle, with beautiful views. I felt it was a very personalized experience, the treatment with the guide was very good at all times. I take a precious memory with my husband of this place.
  • G
    (0 Reviews)
    The walk to the castle is very worthwhile. Although the duration does not benefit the tour much, I think it is a good choice if you are in Krakow.
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