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Vistula River Tours

The River Vistula (Wisła in Polish) is the longest and most important river in Poland, running 1,047 km (654.5 miles) from its source as a stream on the slopes of Borania Góra, the second-tallest mountain in the Silesian Beskids. On its journey northwards, the river flows through the rural backwaters of southern Poland, through Kraków and on to Warsaw until it tips itself into the Baltic Sea through its numerous tributaries in a delta west of Gdansk. The river’s significance is twofold; firstly as a trading route carrying minerals, coal and steel from industrial cities such as Płock to connect with the countries bordering the Baltic and to the waterways of Eastern Europe via the Dnieper-Bug Canal. 

But the Vistula has also played a vital part in the cultural life of Poland. In Kraków the river encircles the ancient Old Town and is edged on both banks by grassy boulevards where locals enjoy jogging, cycling and picnicking in summer. In Warsaw, the mighty river is edged with sandy pockets of beach in the summer and other historic cities linked by the Vistula include Toruń in Mazovia, the walled, medieval city where Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus was born in 1473. The vast UNESCO-listed Gothic castle of Malbork lies on the River Nogat, the easternmost tributary of the Vistula, and in Gdansk there’s even a museum dedicated entirely to the river. 

Practical Info

Seasonal sightseeing boats run between March and October along the River Vistula in Kraków, departing from the wharf underneath the Wawel Castle and chugging in a circular, hour-long tour past the castle, cathedral and the Skałka Sanctuary at the Baroque Church of St Stanislaus.

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Krakow and Wieliczka 1 Day Tour from Warsaw, Warsaw, null
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Krakow and Wieliczka 1 Day Tour from Warsaw

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

You will be picked-up from your hotel to explore the outstanding salt mines in Wieliczka on this full-day tour from Warsaw. You will also discover Krakow’s ...  Read more

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.04
Krakow and Auschwitz 1 Day Tour from Warsaw, Warsaw, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Krakow and Auschwitz 1 Day Tour from Warsaw

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Discover Krakow’s incredible history, experience its attractions and pay your respects at Auschwitz-Birkenau. This full-day tour departing from Warsaw includes ...  Read more

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.17
Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 168 Reviews

Our tour meets in the largest medieval square in Europe, the main market square of Krakow. After an introduction on Krakow's origins we lead our guests to our ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.45
Small-Group Segway City Tour in Krakow, Krakow, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Segway City Tour in Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Looking for a fun, personalized experience? Glide the Segway through quiet streets of the vibrant Old town of Krakow. Well trained local guides will make sure ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.33
Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour, Krakow, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

See the beauty of the Old Town with its original Medieval street layout, marvelous architecture, and unique atmosphere that distinguishes Krakow from the rest ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.28
Segway Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Krakow, Krakow, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Segway Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Krakow

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Go on a historical sightseeing tour and discover the magical ambience of the former Jewish district of Krakow gliding effortlessly on a Segway. Follow the ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.33

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