Wawel Castle Guided Tour

2h
13:10
en
Kanonicza 25 Street
mobile voucher

Why choose us?

  • Book your Wawel Castle ticket ONLINE and Skip-the-line!
  • English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing of Royal State Rooms
  • Visiting Crown Treasury and Armory 
  • Combine it with Wawel Cathedral Ticket
  • Free cancellation until the pickup time!

Wawel Castle - is it worth seeing?

The Wawel Castle used to be a home and a fortress of Polish kings while Krakow was the capital of the country. It has been a pride of the nation and a symbol of the regnant.

Wawel Castle is one of the most important, the most beautiful, and the biggest Polish castles. Located on a hill, it is a complex of buildings surrounding a majestic yard.

Rebuilt and renovated many times due to fires, thefts and wars, it encompasses many different architectural styles. This incredible diversion lets us leave modern days behind and enter time machine while discovering the castle and admiring it’s striking beauty.

Today the Wawel Castle is a museum in which you can marvel at the highest class works of art – stunning paintings, beautiful scultpures, sophisticated tapestries and many more.

The castle also houses an important art conservation centre.

There is so much to see there! And with us you can easily book your Wawel Castle Ticket online and avoid all the queues and confusion!

*And if you want to learn more about Wawel Castle - check out our article: Wawel Castle Facts

Itinerary of Wawel Castle Tour

Meet our Representative
Please arrive at the meeting point a few minutes earlier - better to be safe than sorry! Our representative will carry the Discover Cracow sign and you will not miss them for sure. Show them your voucher and they will check for your name on the list.
A walk up the hill
Our representative will walk you up the hill, where your group will meet with the Official Wawel Guide and your tour will begin.
Discover the beauty of the Castle
The guide will show you around, explain the history of the Castle and tell you all about Polish Kings and Queens.

Important info

  • Please make sure to show up on time. Being late might prevent you from taking part in the tour
  • Please bear in mind that your voucher cannot be exchanged for a ticket at the ticket booth
  • In order to receive a discount, students must have a valid student ID during the tour, and seniors must present an ID comfirming age over 65.
  • You can cancel the reservation free of charge until the pickup time

Faq

I cannot find the meeting point/ Discover Cracow Representative.

You can always call our Support Center and our lovely consultants will direct you.

Can I go straight to the Castle and wait for a guide there?

For logistical reasons, we picked one spot (Kanonicza 25 Street) to meet our Customers and walk them to the Castle from there. It is way easier to meet that way.

I missed my tour. Can I use my voucher another day?

Unfortunately, it's not possible. You purchased a ticket for this particular tour and we reserve a seat for you. Rescheduling in case of no-shows is unfortunately not possible.

What are some other must-see places I should visit while in Krakow?

While in Krakow except for Wawel Castle you should definitely see Auschwitz Museum. It's located outside of Krakow and it's a place that everyone should visit at least once to learn about the tragedy of WWII. If you are interested - check out Auschwitz Tour for more information. 

Another definite must-do is a Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour - walking through the labyrinth of underground chambers carved in salt is a truly amazing experience.

Another great place to visit while you are in Krakow is Zakopane. It's only 1,5h drive but walking around the city and admiring the cultural heritage and absolutely awesome views are something that can be the highlight of your Krakow visit. Check out our Zakopane Ticket for more information. 

Where is Wawel Castle located?

Wawel Castle, built upon the Wawel hill, is located in the very heart of Krakow – just by the Vistula river.

How to get to the Wawel Castle?

If you are accommodated in the city centre, there is a solid chance that the castle is within walking distance from you – it takes an approximately 10-15 minute walk from the Main Market Square to get to the castle (via the absolutely gorgeous Grodzka and Kanonicza streets).

When using public transport, you can take a tram and get out at WAWEL stop which is just by the castle. Trams that go there are 6, 8, 10, 13 and 18 (though just to be sure, I highly advise you to check current timetable).

Wawel-castle-map

When was Wawel Castle built?

The oldest fragments found during archaeological research are dated to the XI century.

The buildings were being rebuilt and new ones were constantly being added so it is impossible to pin down one exact date.