Guided tour

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Activity provider:Discover Cracow
Guided tour

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Activity provider:Discover Cracow

From US$ 7.78 per person

Visit Wawel Hill, Krakow's number one tourist attraction. Join a guided tour to discover the site from where Polish royalty reigned over Poland. See the most important places on Wawel Hill.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Russian, Polish, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian
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  • Tour the Wawel Hill with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Learn about Polish kings and queens and their secrets
  • Enjoy the Wawel Hill Tour in Polish and English
  • Meet the legendary characters that have passed here
  • Get to Know the legend of Wawel Castle
Full description
Join a guided tour of the Wawel Royal Hill, one of the most important hills in Poland. This was where Polish kings and queens reigned over Poland. Your guide will tell you about the secrets of the royals and show you the most important places within Wawel Hill.  After meeting your guide, you will pass by the most expensive hotel in Cracow, which has hosted HRH Prince Charles and President Bush. You are then going to stop by the house of Jan Długosz, the legendary Polish historian, from where you will have a magnificent view over Wawel Hill. Then, start to go uphill, passing through the Arms Gate, and stopping by the monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko, one of the most important Polish heroes. Walk past the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral. Continue in the direction of the center of Wawel hill and the medieval courtyard, and head to the Austrian Hospital, from where you will be able to see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. You are then going to pass by Sandomierska Tower and go downhill through the Bernardyńska Gate, eventually leading to the cave of the Wawel Dragon. 
  • Guide
  • Wawel Hill walking tour
  • Tips (optional)
  • Entrance to Royal Chambers and Royal Cathedral

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Kanonicza 9 Street, in front of the Pontifical University of John Paul II. At the St. Mary Magdalene Square to begin the tour

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Please ensure you are on time, being late may prevent you from joining the tour
  • Given the religious character of the Wawel site, please dress appropriately: cover your shoulders and knees. Those not suitably dressed might not be admitted within.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1077 reviews

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Unfortunately it rained on the day at the start of the tour but the guide allowed a little time for it to slow and stop without rushing the rest of the walk. Guide's knowledge and communication skills were excellent, especially as she was obliged to speak in both English and Polish as a result of an administrative mix up. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone with an interest in Polish hstory.

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September 17, 2022

We have booked the tour the day before. Together with my friend we were the only attendants. Our guide Eva was very knowledgeable and was telling the history very interesting. The tour includes only visiting the hill, without entering the church or the castle itself. However I advise you to spend 1,5 hour of free time on this tour

September 25, 2021

The Wawel Castle Tour was Amazing and our tour guide Tibor I hope I got his name right was Great, Funny and Knowledgeable about Krakow and Wawel Castle! I strongly recommend doing this tour if you’re in Krakow it’s well worth the money! We loved it and learned a lot!

July 8, 2021

Product ID: 62180