ca. 8-9 hrs
NO. OF PERSONS
from 1 to 8 or 9+
See the most spectacular castles...
The trail of the Eagle Nests is a chain of 25 medieval castles picturesquely located over the scenic landscape of the Krakow-Czestochowa Upland and is considered to be one of the best tourist trails in Poland.
If you are passionate about history and love medieval atmosphere you cannot miss visiting these castles.
The castles have been named the “Eagles Nests”, as most of them are located on large, tall rocks of the Polish Jura Chain. The castles date mostly to the 14th century, they were built to protect Krakow as well as important trading routes against the foreign invaders. Later, some of the castles passed on into the hands of various Polish aristocratic families. Many of the castles survived only in the form of picturesque ruins.
During this tour you will visit four of the 25 Eagles Nest Trails castles:
OJCOW CASTLE ruins which are located in the heart of the Ojcow National Park. Amazing Gothic gate carved in rock reminds fantasy tales and the nature surrounding will make you feel like you had stepped back in time and became a hero of the medieval legends.
RABSZTYN CASTLE* – nowadays scenic ruins feature outside walls up to the second and remains of the Renaissance gate. Please note that the access to this ruins requires climbing up the steep hill.
*In October Rabsztyn Castle is opened to the visitors only on Saturday and Sunday
OGRODZIENIEC CASTLE* – very well preserved ruins of the 14th century fortress. Later the fortress was replaced by the grand Renaissance castle-palace of Krakow’s powerful and fabulously rich Boner family. The castle was abandoned in 1810, but great deal of its fortifications, towers, and other structures can still be seen showing its magnificence.
*This castle can be also visited with a private guide. Ask us for this extension.
**In October in case of snow or bad weather Ogrodzieniec castle may be closed to the visitors.
The castle in Bobolice was built by King Casimir III the Great in the middle of the 14th century, probably in place of an earlier wooden structure. In the nineteenth century in the castle was discovered a great treasure, and some believe that the main part of it has not yet been found. In the 21st century the Bobolice castle has been rebuilt and turned into a tourist attraction.
PRIVATE CAR TOUR
480 PLN | 62 EUR
340 PLN | 46 EUR
265 PLN | 39 EUR
225 PLN | 36 EUR
195 PLN | 29 EUR
175 PLN | 27 EUR
160 PLN | 25 EUR
All prices shown are
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
- Hotel/apartment pick up and drop off
- Transport by a private car/minivan exclusively for you all the time
- Courteous and excellent English speaking driver
- Visit at the Ojcow Castle
- Visit at the Rabsztyn Castle
- Visit at the Ogrodzieniec Castle
- Stop for a lunch in one of the Castles' scenic restaurant serving traditional Polish food (lunch not included in the total price)
- Visit at the Bobolice Castle with castle interiors
- Return transfer to the hotel or any other place in Krakow – following your wish
- Professional service provided by the fully licensed tour company
Optional Guided Tour of the Eagles Nest Trail
Alternatively, if you wish, you can take the Eagles Nest Trail Tour with our English speaking licensed guide.
The great advantage of this option is the fact that our experienced and informative guide will be at your disposal for the time of the tour. Our guide will give you an excellent introduction to the rest of this ‘Eagles Nest Trail Tour’ providing the perfect background information. The guide will give you professional information and answer your questions. This will let you learn definitely more about medieval history of Poles.
This guided option of the Eagles Nest Trail Tour is charged 500 PLN additionally (per the whole group).
If you wish to book this tour with the guided option – please mention it when contacting us.
By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in a full comfort. We do not do group transfers by large buses where people are sometimes driven around the city for one hour collecting other tourists before leaving Krakow.
For this tour we provide comfortable, air conditioned and spacious cars to be exclusively at your disposal. We are fully licensed for tour and transportation services. All our drivers speak very good English.
You are more than welcome to contact us in case of any inquiry. We will give you all additional information you need, and will organize your tour according to your requirements.