In case you have not noticed the wonderful weather we had lately, even for Poland!, then I have no idea where you have been the last 2 months... maybe locked inside reading some over - captivating book or maybe beating your own record at some computer game... Then I have to tell you, my friend, you are missing out on the summer and what it has to offer!
It is true, sometimes it is rather a horrid thought to go out where there are over 35 degrees Celsius, especially if inside you have air conditioning and fresh lemonade or water from the fridge... but you can't have them both! And as you know summer is the most used time of the year to have your block leave from work and enjoy some time off. Or if you are not that fond of block leaves, you can always have a city - break in the weekend ;) and Kraków is the place to be! Actually Kraków is the place to be on all seasons, but I may be biased as I live here for 4 years now ;)))
Now you may remember me telling you about the Wawel Castle before, so I will not bother you with specifics today (check the links for more info: The Most Important Residence of Polish Knights; The State Rooms & The Lost Wawel; Crown Treasury & Armoury & Leonardo daVinci's Lady With the Ermine). Today I will present you an option available for Wawel Castle visitors ONLY in the summertime: Wawel Architecture and Gardens Tour - delivered in Polish or in English. The tour is closed from 1st October to 30th of April! So make note of this and come for it during the summer. It is available between 16th June and 30th September, this year, from Monday to Sunday (each day) from 11 am to 3 pm - the tours are scheduled depending the weather so if it rains, don't bother to come...
This tour is not recommend though to people with locomotor disabilities, as the terrace and the gardens have steps and there is no way to use the wheelchair. Also if you wish to climb the Sandomierska Tower, you will do that without the guide and you will have to climb 137 steps (the total for both inside and outside stairs). What I must admit is that the view is totally worth it! It was one of the first places I have managed to visit inside the Castle and the view over the Vistula river is lovely. Let me know if you book it and go to the tour - I would love to know your opinions on it. My favourite part is the Tower ;) too bad there was no ghost...
The Twisted Red LadyBug that loves to climb Towers for a better view :)