On the Eagle’s Nest Route 

The Eagle’s Nest Route is a unique travel idea. These are medieval castles that once protected the borders of the Kingdom of Poland. Most of them were built on limestone rocks that are difficult to access, hence their comparison with eagle’s nests. Most of them are ruins, but some have been rebuilt to please tourists. They are impressive and well worth seeing. The picturesque route winds through farmland, along the Prądnik River that creates charming gorges and overlooks rock formations of intriguing shapes that appear frequently.

On the Eagle’s Nest Route:

  • visit the Renaissance pearl of the route: Pieskowa Skała Castle
  • learn about the Mace of Hercules
  • discover the impressive ruins of the medieval fortress of Ogrodzieniec
  • see how a medieval castle can be reconstructed
  • walk along a picturesque route between limestone rocks connecting two castles
  • at the end of the day relax in a cosy local winery

Departure from:

  • Krakow: 08:00 a.m.
  • Own transport, meeting point: Pieskowa Skała castle 09:00 a.m.

PIESKOWA SKAŁA CASTLE

Early in the morning we leave Kraków for the small village of Sułoszowa, located near the Ojców National Park. The characteristic landscape along the way consists of limestone rock formations of various shapes and the picturesque valley of Prądnik, which offer breathtaking views. In the southern part of the village – Pieskowa Skała – stands a beautiful Renaissance castle. Its origins, however, go back to the Middle Ages: the first fortress is supposed to have been built as early as the time of Władysław Łokietek in the 14th century. It impresses above all with its elegant courtyard with cloisters and interesting interiors, which house the State Art Collections, being an offshoot of the Royal Wawel Castle. After a short tour of the castle, accompanied by a local guide, we will head to the famous Hercules Mace, which offers a fabulous view of the surroundings and the castle itself.

OGRODZIENIEC CASTLE

The next fortress is a true icon of the Eagle’s Nest Route, considered by many to be the most beautiful and undoubtedly the largest castle on the route. Although it is now a ruin, it has lost none of its attraction. The majestic ruins are even more picturesque because of the extravagant rock formations used to build the castle. The ruins have been used several times as film locations, for example in “The Witcher” series. Towers, courtyards, turrets, knights’ chambers, a powder magazine and even a torture chamber await you along the route. Does it sound scary? Wait for chilling legends! The scenery for photos is truly stunning, whether in the ruins themselves or overlooking the village at the foot of the castle, the surrounding white rocks, green forests and fields. Once our eyes have had their fill of the sights, it’s time to satisfy our stomachs too! In the village below the castle there are several nice restaurants where you can recharge your batteries before visiting the next Eagle’s Nest.

BOBOLICE CASTLE

Bobolice Castle is a medieval fortress, rebuilt several years ago by the Lasecki family. It is truly unique in the region, as most fortresses remain in ruins. Both the upper and lower castle, with courtyard, entrance gate and perimeter walls, have been reconstructed. Inside the castle, you will see chambers with displays of armour, furniture and hunting trophies, as well as a beautiful chapel. We will also enter the terrace, the castle walls and the courtyard. Bobolice Castle has also been the picturesque setting for several TV series, including “The Crown of the Kings”. From the castle walls, we can see a path leading to Mirów Castle, 1.5 km away – it’s time for a short walk!

WALK AMONG THE ROCKS

According to legend, the connection between the castles was through underground dungeons. Today, a picturesque path leads from one castle to another through the beautiful Mirowskie Rocks. At the beginning, the trail runs through a forest, and towards the middle it winds through limestone rocks, from which the ruins of Mirów Castle emerge. The view is truly breathtaking.

VINEYARD

At the end of the day, a well-deserved rest and relaxation awaits us in one of the vineyards of the Lesser Poland region. The charming owner will show us around the winery and talk passionately about the wine produced here. We will relax and savour the moment. In the evening we will start our journey back to Krakow.

On the Eagle’s Nest Route 

  • Included in the price:
  • original sightseeing program based on the selection of places, attractions and tastes that delighted our WOWLAND team
  • transfer by coach or minibus (departure from Cracow)
  • entrance ticket and a guided tour of the castle in Pieskowa Skała
  • entrance ticket and a guided tour of the castle in Ogrodzieniec
  • entrance ticket and a guided tour of the Bobolice Castle
  • entrance ticket to the Mirowskie Rocks Trail
  • wine tasting in a vineyard
  • assistance of English-speaking tour leader who will take care of the atmosphere and every detail of the trip
  • Additional:
  • Lunch and other beverages not mentioned above
  • Worth Reading Notice:
  • The price is based on group of 8 people.
  • The program is based on selected services, restaurants and attractions. We pay great attention to your comfort and traveling atmosphere.
  • We prefer an intimate atmosphere, avoid crowds, this is why our groups are small (8-20 people) or we prepare programs “a la carte”.
  • It is possible to travel by your own means of transportation.
  • It is possible to organize the above program or similar one tailored to your needs, for your family, group of friends. Feel free to contact us.
  • We reserve the right to change the order of the program according to availability and weather conditions.
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