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Vistula River Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Experience Krakow's beauty on a 1-hour Vistula River cruise. Skip the line at Wawel Hill, board an elegant boat, and enjoy panoramic views.
  • The Wawel Royal Castle is a major historical sight to see on this cruise with its gorgeous Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque facade.
  • As you sail down the longest river in Poland, enhance your experience with an informative English or Polish audio guide.
  • Get to know the history of the city as you listen to interesting facts and anecdotes about various landmarks.
  • Enjoy a 30-minute cruise or soak up views of the stunning medieval city at night or in the evening which also offers a complimentary drink and an audio guide in 4 languages.

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  • 1-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Skip the line ticket
  • Audio guide (optional)
  • 1-hour night cruise (optional)
  • 1-hour evening cruise (optional)
  • 30-minute cruise (optional)
  • Complimentary drink (optional)

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  • Live guide
  • Any meals and drinks
  • Transfers
  • Tip: Among the various spots to savor the scenery aboard, the observation deck stands out. Soak in the breathtaking vista from this spot.
  • Depending on the size of the group, you will either board a ship for 12 people or 90 people.
  • Restrooms are not available for the 12-people boat. Guests can use the bathroom at the restaurant by the pier before boarding.
  • The night cruise offers audio guides available in Polish, English, German and Spanish.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 10%): Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour + 1-Hour Night Cruise on Vistula River AG

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  • With an expert tour guide, discover the rich history of Krakow at the Wawel Castle and Cathedral, showcasing the lives of royalties and their secrets.
  • Marvel at the diverse collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, military items, porcelain, and furniture, offering a glimpse into Poland's cultural heritage.
  • Embark on a captivating 1-hour evening cruise along the Vistula River and discover the enchanting beauty of Krakow from a truly unique waterfront perspective.
  • Gain access to an informative audio guide available in multiple languages, including Polish, English, German, and Spanish.

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Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

  • Live tour guide
  • Support in English, French, German, and Polish
  • Access to Wawel Cathedral
  • Access to Wawel Royal Castle
  • Access to the State Rooms

1-Hour Night Cruise on Vistula River AG

  • 1-hour Vistula river cruise at night
  • Audio guide in English, Polish, German, and Spanish

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1-Hour Night Cruise on Vistula River AG

  • Live guide
  • Onboard entertainment

Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

  • Tip: Check out Plac Targowy (Market Square), just a short walk from Wawel Castle, which offers a variety of stalls and vendors selling local products, including traditional food items, handicrafts, souvenirs, and more.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 15 people in 1 group.

1-Hour Night Cruise on Vistula River AG

  • Tip: Visit Kazimierz District, the bohemian neighborhood that comes alive at night, with its trendy bars, restaurants, and eclectic atmosphere.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • Pets, guide dogs, and baggage are allowed on board.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Krakow: Vistula River Sightseeing Cruise to Tyniec

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  • Enjoy a scenic Vistula River cruise, a perfect escape for families and solo travelers. Explore the charming village of Tyniec at your leisure.
  • Board your comfortable vessel near the majestic Wawel Hill, a historic landmark crowned by the iconic Wawel Royal Castle.
  • The multilingual audio guide unveils the stories behind the landmarks seen on the cruise, like Przegorzaly Castle, a 14th-century structure.
  • See the architectural marvel of the Benedictine Abbey, dating back to the 11th century and surviving multiple conquests.
  • Explore Tyniec’s streets lined with traditional houses, visit the natural spring, or even encounter a local street market for fresh produce and local crafts.

Inclusions

  • Half-day Vistula River cruise to Tyniec
  • Skip-the-line entry for cruise
  • Audio guide in English, Polish, German, and Spanish

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  • Entry to Benedictine Abbey
  • Tour guide
  • Tip: Don't miss Benedictine Abbey's monastic shop, where you can find local products like honey, herbal remedies, and even beers brewed by the monks themselves.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome on the experience.
  • Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Krakow: Guided Wawel Tour, Lunch, and Vistula River Cruise

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  • Explore the main attractions of Wawel Hill- the Castle and the Cathedral, all with a professional tour guide.
  • The rocky Wawel hill towers Krakow in a picturesque way, so grab your cameras and start clicking!
  • Wawel Hill is the seat of secular church authorities, which today is one of the most important and famous museums.
  • Witness the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and wonderful Italian Renaissance paintings from the Lanckoroński family collection as you wander through the former royal chamber.
  • The Wawel collections of eastern art contain the most important and largest collection of tents in Europe.
  • The permanent exhibitions in the chateau recreate the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
  • Refresh yourself as you enjoy a delicious two-course lunch after your Wawel tour.
  • The City of Krakow lies on both sides of the Vistula river. Gander at the city as you relax on a cruise, complete with an audio guide.

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  • Professional guide at the museum
  • Entry ticket to permanent exhibition at the Wawel Castle
  • Entry ticket to the Wawel Cathedral
  • Ticket for a cruise on the Vistula
  • Audio guide on the boat
  • 2 course lunch (without drinks)
  • Meet your guide at the Piotr Skarga Monument.
  • Address: Pomnik Piotra Skargi, plac Świętej Marii Magdaleny, 31-044 Kraków, Poland

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5 Reasons to go on a Krakow River Cruise

Incredible Views: A river cruise offers a unique perspective of Krakow’s architecture, history, and landmarks from the water.

Relaxation: Sit back, relax, and soak up the beautiful surroundings as you cruise down the river. 

Take stunning photos: Capture beautiful photos with Krakow’s stunning architecture and landmarks providing the perfect backdrop. 

Convenience: With multiple cruise options available, it's very easy to fit a river cruise into your itinerary.

Great value for money: A river cruise in Krakow is an affordable and cost-effective way to see the city's highlights and attractions.

Types of Krakow River Cruises

Krakow River Sightseeing Cruises

Sightseeing Cruises

Most-Popular

Explore the scenic city of Krakow and its landmarks from the Vistula River, including attractions like Wawel Castle and the Church on the Rock. Some sightseeing cruises also include a multi-language audio guide.

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Krakow RIver Morning Cruise

Unique Morning Cruise

Experience the Traditional Boat Ride

Cruise along the Vistula River in the morning to capture the unique beauty of Krakow's ancient monuments and modern architecture. Enjoy a peaceful ride on a traditional gondola, breathing in the fresh morning air. 

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Krakow Combo Tours

Combo Tours

Value For Money

Get the best of both worlds by combining a tour of Krakow with a river cruise. Relax on the cruise with an audio guide to explore the city from the water and then experience the historical landmarks and attractions on land.

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Know Before you go on a Krakow River Cruise

Krakow River Cruise - Looking for a Quick Tour?

Looking for a Quick Cruise?

Short on time but still want to experience the beauty of Krakow? Sightseeing Cruises are the best fit for you. Take advantage of flexible boarding times and skip the line access.

Duration: 30 mins to 1 hour

Operating Hours: 10:30 AM to 8 PM

Krakow River Cuise - When Would you Like to Visit?

When Would you Like to Visit?

Krakow River cruises run daily, so you can pick a time that suits you best. Whether you're an early riser or prefer to explore the city at night, we've got you covered.

Operating hours: 10:30 AM - 6 PM (Day Cruises) & 6 PM - 8 PM (Night Cruises)

Krakow River Cruise - Cruise Under the Starry Sky?

Cruise Under the Starry Sky?

There's something magical about cruising under the stars. Take the evening river cruise and see the attractions and landmarks illuminated by city lights. There's also an option to enjoy complimentary drinks.

Operating hours: 6 PM - 8 PM

Krakow RIver Cruise - Tickets Start at €10.50

Tickets Start at €10.50

Krakow River Cruise tickets start at €10.50 for a basic 30-minute sightseeing cruise, with more elaborate cruise options available at higher price points.

Know More About the Krakow River

Know More About the Krakow River

The Krakow River, or the Vistula River, runs through the heart of Krakow, providing a stunning backdrop for a river cruise. It is also known as the "Queen of Polish Rivers" and is an essential waterway that connects many cities and towns in Poland.

As you explore the city, you'll quickly discover that the Vistula River is also an integral part of the city's history and culture. The river was the site of many historic battles, including the Battle of Warsaw in 1920.

Things to See on a Krakow River Cruise

Left Bank: Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, National Museum in Krakow, Wawel Cathedral, Vistula Boulevards

Right Bank: Krakus Mound, Podgórze district, ICE Krakow Congress Centre, Norbertine Monastery

Plan Your Krakow River Cruise Experience

Timings
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Krakow River Cruise - Timings
Sightseeing Cruises

10:30 AM - 8 PM

Morning Cruise

8 AM - 9 AM

Night Cruise

6 PM - 8 PM

Best time to take a cruise in Krakow?

April-May & September-October

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Route

Start Point: Wawel Hill

Cruise Down the Vistula River > Pass the Grunwaldzki Bridge > Sail towards the Tyniec Abbey > Take a U-turn after the Abbey > Cruise back towards the city > Pass the Wawel Castle > End Point: Wawel Hill.

Please Note: Some cruises may have additional stops or follow different routes, so it's important to check your specific cruise itinerary for details.

Boarding Points

Most Krakow River cruises begin at the Arkadia Barge, located near the foot of Wawel Hill.

Please Note: Routes and boarding points may change according to your preferred cruise. Please check your tickets for the most accurate information.

Top 4 Krakow Cruise Tips

Choose the right cruise: Research the different cruise options available and choose the one that suits your preferences and interests.

Book in advance: River cruises in Krakow can get busy, particularly during peak season, so it's best to book in advance to ensure availability.

Be on time: Most river cruises run on a strict schedule, so it's important to arrive on time to avoid missing your boat.

Bring a camera: You'll want to capture the beautiful views and landmarks along the way, so don't forget to bring a camera or smartphone.

Frequently Asked Questions About Krakow River Cruises

What are the types of river cruises in Krakow?
  • Sightseeing Cruises
  • Combo Tours
  • Morning Cruises
Which is the most popular cruise in Krakow?

The Sightseeing cruises, perfect for a quick voyage through Krakow, are the most popular river cruises in Krakow.

What’s the duration of Krakow river cruises?

Krakow river cruises typically last from 30 mins to 5 hours, depending on the type of cruise you choose.

Are audio guides available on a Krakow River cruise?

Yes, multilingual audio guides are available on Krakow River Cruises.

Where do Krakow river cruises depart from?

The departure points differ for each cruise. Please refer to your ticket for more information.

What is the best Krakow River Cruise for families?

The combo river cruise with guided Wawel tour and lunch is best for families as it covers the best of the city from both land and water.

What is the best Krakow River Cruise for couples?

The panoramic night cruise is perfect for couples, as looking at the illuminated city of Krakow under a starry night turns out to be a very romantic experience.

Which is the most value-for-money Krakow river cruise?

The combo river cruises are the most value-for-money river cruise as they let you explore the city landmarks both on land and water.

What is the cancellation policy for a Krakow River cruise?

You can cancel the tickets 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

What is the best time of the year to go on a Krakow River cruise?

The best time of the year to go on a Krakow River cruise is between April and May & September and October.