The Vistula River is the longest, most important river in Poland and runs through Krakow on the way to its eventual end at Gdansk Bay. For many centuries, the Vistula was a main trade route for the country as it passes through many cities in Poland, including the capital, Warsaw, and the port of Gdansk.
The Vistula River runs alongside landmarks such as the Wawel Castle
, former home to the Polish royal family and the Krakow’s Benedictine monasteries. You can book river cruises, which allow you to discover Krakow from the comfort of a well-equipped riverboat, during a stay at our hotel near Vistula River.
Taking a cruise on the Vistula River
Several companies offer river cruises on the Vistula, with cruises ranging in length from 30 to 60 minutes, and will let you take in the city from a different perspective than you would if you walked the city on foot. Visitors can choose to take journeys in either swift gondolas or slower, two-deck craft equipped with refreshments.
Longer trips to the Benedictine Abbey at Tyniec on Vistula River are also available. The abbey was founded by Casimir the Restorer in 1044 and is a popular attraction for visitors.
Stay near the Vistula with Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel
If you want to make the most of your trip to Krakow, choose to stay at the Park Inn. Situated in the city centre, the hotel is within walking distance of the Vistula River. From there, visitors can stroll along the Vistula to explore the historic area of Krakow's old town.
With 152 rooms, 10 suites and restaurant; the Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel can provide you with very comfortable and convenient accommodation in Krakow
from which to explore the city.