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Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

1. Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

Embark on a guided segway tour of Kraków and learn about its golden age. Learn about its role as a major city on the trade path from the far east and its importance as a hub of Polish culture and history as you pass sites such as the Barbican armory, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Castle. Use your Segway to see the Barbican armory, the original leftovers of a big defensive wall that used to surround the whole city. Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it and complete it with immortal legends and stories. Take a minute to admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church and the enormity of the Royal Wawel Castle. Continue along the Wisła riverside to take some great pictures with the legendary, fire-spitting Wawel dragon before ending your fun and informative tour.

Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

2. Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

Discover the remains of the medieval city walls in Planty Gardens and admire the Barbican and St. Florian's Gate. Make your way to Main Market Square and hear legends about St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the historic Cloth Hall and see the head of Eros Bendato beneath Town Hall Tower. Continue to the university district to see the oldest academic building in Poland, and then follow in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II to discover his former home and favorite temple. Go to the Kazimierz district and discover the synagogues and cemetery of the Oppidum Judaeorum (Jewish Town). End with a look at Corpus Christi Church before walking to Wawel Castle. 

Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

3. Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

Cover distances that are impossible to walk with a two-hour group bike tour of the Old Town. Visit 4 churches and see the vibrant Old Town market squares and shopping areas. Ride along the royal route and take in views of the Wawel Royal Castle. Go to the Vistula embankment and the famous Wawel Dragon Cave. Discover the well-known and hidden gems. Take in the true atmosphere and plenty of street art with help from your guide. Find places that can only be reached by bike.

Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

4. Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

Your guided walking tour of Krakow begins as you gather with your group at the tour center. From there, hit the streets with your guide who will show you the very essence of this city. Your beautiful walk begins with a journey around the Old Town and Jewish Kazimierz district, before proceeding through to some hand-picked spots in Krakow. Take advantage of participating in a small group, allowing you to receive personal attention from your guide who is on hand to gladly answer all of your questions. Discover the oldest university campus in Poland, and travel through the Royal Route whilst hearing fascinating legends and stories. Your tour eventually concludes in the Kazimierz district.

Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

5. Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

Krakow's Old Town is one of the most famous places in Europe and even the world. The best way to seize the history and all highlights of Krakow is to do it with professional licensed city guide. A traditional walk along the Royal Route, through the Old Town, the University district up to the Wawel Hill towards the Castle of Polish kings. The tour guide will tell you about the most famous monuments - the Barbican, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, you will know the legends associated with St. Mary’s Trumpet Call, a knife on one of the old houses or the foundation of Cracow. This tour is a oportunity to seize Krakow's Old Town on your own conditions. 

Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

6. Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

See all the sights in Krakow's Old Town with a group tour. Travel through its beautiful streets in an electric golf cart, enjoying the audio commentary as you go. Pass by Planty, St. Anna and St. Florian church, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Be greeted by your driver, as you step aboard a comfortable electric golf cart. Listen to commentary from your audio guide as you tour the old town. Hear stories from history as you encounter distinctive monuments. Drive by the vibrant Main Market Square and Planty where the remains of medieval walls can be seen. Admire the majesty of Wawel Castle, a 13th-century gothic Franciscan Monastery, and a papal window. View hidden shops in the narrow alleys of the Latin Quarter, the Baroque17th-century church of St. Anna, and the Collegium Maius courtyard.

Krakow Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

7. Krakow Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Krakow at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Krakow’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. You'll visit Town Hall Tower, the Krakow Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Florian’s Gate, the Kraków Barbican, Plac Szczepański, Saints Peter and Paul Church, Wawel Cathedral, Wawel Royal Castle, and Smok Wawelski, where the tour ends.

Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

8. Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

Visit the Old Town, the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and the former ghetto of Podgorze, on this guided tour by segway. Meet your guide in the center of the city, and begin the tour with a short training session. Head out to explore the city, beginning your segway adventure in the Old Town. Admire the Bishop's Palace and Planty Park, and ride to Wawel Hill to see the famous Dragon sculpture. Next, follow your guide along the beautiful riverside into the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and learn about its rich history and culture. Your tour will also take you to Podgorze, the location of the city's former ghetto, before concluding at the main square.

Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

9. Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

See the most important historical monuments registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on this unique route through the city. The name of the tour route refers to the formal entries of Polish Kings heading for their residence on the Wawel Hill.  Along this route, you'ill walk around the Old Town which is surrounded by the luscious green Planty park. Make your way to Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall. Every hour, near Basilica’s tower you can hear the bugle call.  Next, pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland before visiting the castle and cathedral situated on Wawel Hill. Here, you can see the Wawel dragon breathing fire.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

10. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

Travel through Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary, and see such monuments as Planty park with the remains of medieval walls and the Barbican, the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, the Latin Quarter, the Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts and St. Florian, a 13th Century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, the Papal Window, and Wawel's Royal Cathedral and Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city after the ride, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on cold days on a heated terrace with leather sofas. Admire the beautiful views from the observation deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen.

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What people are saying about Kraków Barbican

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 627 reviews

Absolutely brilliant tour! We’d never used Segway’s before so we’re a bit apprehensive, but they’re so easy to use and the instruction was excellent. Tom was our tour guide; he was so friendly, knowledgeable and his English was very good! Would highly recommend! It’s a great way to see a lot of the city in a short space of time.

It was excellent little tour all round old town , our host was a lovely lady , very informative

Det var så roligt att göra en rundtur med Segway especiellt när solen skiner!

A fantastic experience made all the better by our brilliant guide.

Very informative, interesting experience, lots of fun!