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Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets67 Reviews
Explore Wawel Castle on this skip-the-line guided tour. See its fantastic exhibitions, discover the castle interiors, and learn about Poland’s rich royal history.
- Explore the Wawel Castle exhibitions with a licensed guide
- Learn about how the Polish kings lived centuries ago
- Skip the ticket line and make the most out of your time at Wawel Castle
DescriptionWawel Castle was the residence of the royal family of Poland till 1795. It is a source of great Polish pride and stands as one of the most spectacular buildings on the top of Wawel Hill. During your tour of the castle, you will get the chance to witness the grandeur of Poland’s past as you pass through the magnificent halls of the castle. Presently, the castle also houses a museum that includes beautiful artifacts preserved from the historic times when kings and queens ruled the country. During your tour, you may also visit the Royal private apartments adorned with exquisite tapestries, paintings, and chandeliers. The castle serves as a premier art museum and also includes an Oriental Art section with the largest collection of Ottoman tents on the European continent. This 14th-century castle built by King Casimir II the Great was at the top of its opulence in the 16th century when King Sigismund the Old commissioned the castle to be expanded and built into what it looks like today. Once you are in the castle, you will be transported into the era of kings and queens as your guide shares information about the royals who once lived in the castle and the myths surrounding this beautiful place. You may also get to see the Wawel exhibition, which displays objects uncovered during archaeological excavations around the region. It also includes scale models of buildings and other architectural elements. Wawel Castle is recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site and is known to have immense cultural and historical significance in Poland.
IncludesProfessional licenced tour guide Entrance tickets
- The meeting time for group tours may be slightly changed — by up to 30 minutes on either side. The meeting time for private tours is approximate; it may be changed based on availability in the chosen language. In both cases, you will be informed no later than one day before the tour