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Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

1. 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: The Old Town Walking Tour

2. Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

Experience the ultimate introduction to Krakow with a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town. Start your tour in the heart of the city in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest square in Europe. Your professional guide will take you to the top sights of Krakow and inform you of its dramatic history. They will also provide you with insider knowledge of what to visit, see and eat while you're in this beautiful city. You'll end your tour at Wawel Castle, the impressive royal residence of Polish kings.

Krakow: The Erazm Ciołek Palace Museum

3. Krakow: The Erazm Ciołek Palace Museum

Art of old Poland, the 12th-18th century. This exhibition presents excellent works of the medieval and more modern art from the collections of the National Museum in Krakow, one of the oldest and best sets of old Polish art. Orthodox art of the old Polish Republic, the exhibition features an obscure group of icons, one of the oldest and most precious collections of Orthodox paintings in Central Europe. It contains primarily the works coming from the south-eastern borderlands of the old 'Rzeczpospolita’. In the beautifully restored cellars of the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, visitors can admire 800 fragments of the most valuable architectural sculptures from all over Poland, originating from such places as St. Mary's Church, Krakow Cathedral or Gniezno Cathedral.

Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

4. Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

The John Paul II Trail Tour will take you to the places which are particularly associated with Karol Wojtyla who could become pope. Krakow is a special place to learn about the life of Pope John Paul II as he lived in Krakow for more than 30 years prior. During his years in Krakow, he was first a student, then a priest, and finally as bishop of Krakow. In Krakow, he has also experienced the unimaginable cruelty of World War II and then communism. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student who will lead you throughout Krakow showing you the places that shaped Pope John Paul II and tell you about his life in Krakow. After meeting your guide visit the Jagiellonian University. Then continue to the Wawel Cathedral, where Karol Wojtyla sought spiritual guidance and confession and where he celebrated his first Mass. After, go to his apartment on Kanonicza Street, the Franciscan Church, and the Bishop’s Palace.

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What people are saying about Bishop's Palace

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 317 reviews

We had SUCH a great guide. Bart was funny and incredibly full of knowledge! Super worth it. A MUST to get to know Krakow, by someone who has the true polish spirit. LOVED IT!!

Eugene was an excellent guide. Very pleasant to talk with and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed it very much and would recommend to others.

Absolutely a great tour. The tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended

It was very useful, not only with access to various places but to be able to use public transport.

I bought a 3 day pass and could. use the card in most places, I saved money in buying the card