Krakow - Wawel Castle Guided Tour

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Krakow - Wawel Castle Guided Tour
from USD $28.18
The Wawel is the city’s number one tourist attraction and Europe's most spectacular medieval castle. The monument simply cannot be overlooked in Cracow. Do not miss the chance to see the origin of residency of Polish kings on this 2-hour guided tour.
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In Brief

Kraków, Poland
2 hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 Poland

Meet In front of the John Paul II monument on the Wawel hill in early afternoon to begin your tour. Perched on top of the hill above the Vistula river, south of the Old Town, the Wawel is the crown jewel of the city's architectural treasures. It is by far the most important collection of buildings in Poland. Its historical and artistic value, dating from the 14th century, places it amongst the gems of the UNESCO World Heritage list. A vast complex of great halls, churches, state apartments and courtyards have their own stories to tell, the atmosphere and a world view of the imperial era. Strolling through the royal chambers, your expert guide will bring the castle to life by explaining the turbulent history surrounding the various buildings and their royal and presidential connections.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Discover Cracow Tours, Krakow 31-011 Poland

Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point

Duration: 15 minutes


  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line
  • Entry/Admission - Wawel Royal Castle
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Wawel Cathedral, Wawel 3, 31-001 Kraków, Poland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure to show up on time. Being late might prevent you from taking part in the tour
  • Discounted senior tickets are valid only European Union’s citizens
  • In order to get Youth discount - you have to have valid student ID
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.17 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the Castle and the history of Krakow.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2019
Great tour
• Submitted 23 Jun 2018
Interesting and very adulation all tour.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
Very informative, excellent tour!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
very knowledgable guide who did her utmost best during three hours to give us all the facts and figures about the castle: from history to small, but picturesque details about the eating habits in those days.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
Great, informative and comprehensive tour of the cathedral, palace and armoury. Our guide was fantastic and we would highly recommend her - she was patient and addressed questions thoroughly, and even extended the tour so we could cover everything. We would have found it impossible to cover as much as we did on our own and we also learned an incredible amount about the history of Krakow and Poland.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
The guide was very knowledgable and quite humorous.the group was quite small so we could all hear and see everything he was talking about.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
Excellent tour. Very informative and interesting. Tour leader was very prepared and made this 2hr tour quite fun. The tapestry exhibits were marvellous.
• Submitted 06 Jul 2017
The castle was very good but it was our guide who made the visit excellent - she was very interesting and provided lots of information over and above the basics. It would have been nice if you could take pictures inside the buildings.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
A great tour and the most amazing tapestries, probably the best in the World. Packed with historic furnishings.
• Submitted 09 Nov 2016
Informative tour
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
We had attended holy Mass in the Cathedral on Sunday. but that did not provide an opportunity to tour the various chapels etc. Also, since Sunday is so crowded we chose to come back for the castle tour on Thursday. It was wonderful. The Polish history is complex and covers so many centuries. A walk through the apartments of the castle would NEVER provide the rich detail the guide provided...along with anecdotes about the furnishings etc. I loved it. She was a TOP NOTCH professional guide. We had a very nice day there...and there is a restaurant at the bottom of the hill with amazing pastry and coffee we stopped there both times. I cant imagine now appreciating the castle without our wonderful tour and guide. well worth the money!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2016
loved it guide was very informative. well worth the price would recommend totally
• Submitted 04 Sep 2016
Very good tour got to see a lot of the castle and learn a lot of good Polish history.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
The tour was very informative and the staff was super friendly. Our tour guide was loud, clear, and full of detailed history on the castle. Its a beautiful castle, with several different rooms to see and detailed to admire.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2017
Nice place to visit. Head sets would be a nice addition. Had a little trouble with the accent from a distance.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2016
It was ok but not very informative. The guide did not wait for the group and was talkings to the people who were at the front of the group.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
The guide seemed to rush us through the rooms we visited, there was a lot of tapestries and other artefacts in the rooms but the guide never gave us much time to look at them and appreciate the wonder of them. The castle is an amazing place just wish that the guide was slower going through the rooms
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Awesome tour, we were pretty rushed though, and even lost the tour guide a couple of times. I was with my 80 year old father, who can generally keep up. We were walking up and down a lot of stairs and on uneven ground, the pace was a bit unreasonable. Besides that, I would still recommend going.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2018
The tour itself was interesting but the tour guy spoke quickly and not directly to the group so it wasn't the best tour we had on our trip.
• Submitted 07 Sep 2016
Not much to see. All of the furnishings are not original. The Nazis plundered most of the original paintings, etc.
• Submitted 17 Aug 2016
The first guide that brought us in was a different person to the one taking us round the castle. The first guide was grumpy, did not apologise for being late and gave me slight problems when I printed the confirmation email from her company instead of the viator voucher by accident. The second guide who walked us through was much better but the group was too big and hence too hard to control and we ended up having a family of 6 being gatecrashers on top of a group of about 30 as there was no control and nothing to mark us as being tour participants.
• Submitted 17 Aug 2016
Met by churlish, uncommunicative and slightly late representative who took us to meet guide at castle with no explanation and no awareness of older people or person with walking stick. Tour guide pleasant but rushing, speaking so fast it was difficult to hear or understand.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2016
I had purchased a Senior Citizen ticket for my mum. Before we embarked on the tour, the lady from the tour operator Discover Krakov asked me for proof of my mum's age. I told her I had left the passport in the hotel, which was 5 minutes away and I could get it at the end. She said it was alright. 15 minutes later when we walked up the hill to the castle to begin the tour, she asked for ID again, as if she expected it to suddenly appear and then charged full price for my mum who was clearly over 65. It is true that I should have brought my mum's passport but if the agent form Discover Krakov had told me to get them when we were first waiting I could have done so. This spoilt the tour somewhat for both mum and I. I have no complaints with the actual Tour Guide he was friendly, knowledgeable and allowed my mum to access the lifts of the castle as she would have had difficulties with all the stairs.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018

In Brief

Kraków, Poland
2 hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays