Wawel Hill Tours

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The very symbol of the nation, the hilltop Wawel, pronounced vah-vel; is more steeped in Polish history than any other place in the country. It was the seat of the kings for over 500 years from the early days of the Polish state, and even after the centre of power moved to Warsaw in the late 16th century it retained much of its symbolic power. Today it is the silent guardian of a millennium of Polish history and the most visited site in the country.

The way to Wawel Hill begins at the southern end of ul Kanonicza, from where a lane leads uphill. Past the equestrian statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko, it turns to the left leading to a vast open central square surrounded by several buildings, of which the Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Castle are the major attractions. Plan on at least four hours up here if you want anything more than just a glance over the place. In the southwestern part of the complex you'll find a visitors centre as well as a gift shop, post office and café with outside terrace.

Practical Info

Wawel Hill is a short walk from the Old Town of Krakow. Or catch a number 10 tram but be sure to validate your ticket onboard as there are often inspectors roving around. Be aware of the different opening hours of all the attractions. In summer it's best to come early as there may be long queues for tickets later in the day. Alternatively, you can prebook your tickets in advance.

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Address: Wawel, Krakow 31-001, Poland
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Hours: Open Daily 6am - 8 pm (April - September), 6am - 6pm (October - March)
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Admission: Free
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Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour and Optional Wawel Castle Visit

Stroll the streets of Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and Kazimierz district on this 3-hour tour. Led by a guide, wander past top attractions, including St. Mary’s Basilica and the medieval Main Square. Learn about each architectural gem as you go, and explore the former city of Kazimierz, now a charming and history-steeped district of Krakow. Numbers are reserved to 20 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore Krakow on this 3.5-hour tour of the city’s top attractions. Led by an expert guide, see Wawel Castle, the main square of the UNESCO-listed Old Town and St Mary’s Church. Stretch your legs with a walking tour of the Jewish quarter and browse the Cloth Hall, once a major center of international trade. Your tour will conclude in the center of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Krakow Walking Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz and Wawel Hill

Soak up a more personalized experience of Krakow on a 3-hour walking tour with a private guide. Explore the bustling Jewish quarter of Kazimierz and the Old Town, including St Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall and other major landmarks. As you go, learn about Krakow’s medieval legends and rich history from your guide. Refuel with a Polish dessert and beverage before topping off your trip with a visit to Wawel Royal Castle and the cathedral.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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