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Krakow: Czartoryski Museum Tour / Entrance with Krakow Card

1. Krakow: Czartoryski Museum Tour / Entrance with Krakow Card

The "Lady with an Ermine" portrait embodies the Renaissance ideal of an image as an illusion of natural vitality. Da Vinci managed to achieve this thanks to his detailed knowledge of anatomy, and his skill with light features. Combining these he was able to create a three-dimensional figure on the image plane. The original background, which was painted over in black in the 19th century, was also modeled with light just like the figure, which must have added to the impression of the model emerging from the shadows. The painting was purchased in Italy in around 1800 by Adam Jerzy, the son of Princess Izabela Czartoryska, and later donated to the Museum in Puławy. The portrait became the property of the Republic of Poland in 2016. In addition to the museum mentioned above, you get access to 37 other museums in Krakow for 3 days, which you can visit for free with the Krakow card. The museums included in the City Pass include: 1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum Krakow 7. Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences 8. Czartoryski Museum 9. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 10. The Zwierzyniec House 11. The Jozef Mehoffer House 12. St. Adalbert's Church Underground 13. St. Mary’s Church 14. History of Photography Museum 15. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 16. History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec 23. The Main Building of the National Museum 24. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 25. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 26. Pomorska Street 27. Celestat 28. MOCAK 29. Town Hall Tower 30. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 31. Galicja Jewish Museum 32. The Barbican 33. The Eagle Pharmacy 34. The Krzysztofory Palace 35. Museum of the Home Army dedicated to Gen. Emil Fieldorf Nil 36. The Jan Matejko House 37. Kopiec Kościuszki

Krakow: Private Panoramic Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

2. Krakow: Private Panoramic Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

You'll start in the stunning Old Town, home to the famous Main Market Square, Cloth Hall and Wawel Castle, before moving on to the historic Jewish district. Explore the charming streets lined with traditional synagogues and quaint restaurants that have been preserved in their original style. You'll also visit the former Jewish ghetto, now a trendy and popular area, thanks to the Oskar Schindler Factory. Relax and enjoy the sights from the comfort of a golf buggy, while a state-of-the-art audio-guide provides commentary in one of 27 different languages. The route will take you to many of the city's most iconic landmarks, including St. Wojciech's Church, St. Mary's Church, Czartoryski Museum, and the famous Remuh Synagogue with its ancient cemetery. You'll also visit the Ghetto Heroes' Square, and the Eagle Pharmacy, a vital lifeline for those trapped in the ghetto during WWII. After the tour, your driver will take you back to the place of your choice in the Old Town and Kazimierz area, so you can explore further or head back to your hotel.

Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

3. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

Krakow Old Town and Czartoryski Palace Museum Private Guided

4. Krakow Old Town and Czartoryski Palace Museum Private Guided

Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town and see huge collection of Polish art in Czartoryski Palace. Explore fantastic sights located in Main Market Square, follow in the footsteps of Kings of Poland along Royal Route and see world-wide known Wawel Hill! Enjoy accompany of your private knowledgeable guide who adjust tempo to your wishes. Krakow Old Town is full of sights on each corner, fascinating legends and turbulent facts through ages. During this walking tour you will see some major attractions as Barbican, Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Castle. But also see some hidden gems and find out related stories. The guide will explain you interesting facts about St. Florian’s Gate, Eros Bound or Jagiellonian University. To complete your knowledge about Krakow and Poland walk inside Czartoryski Palace. It’s the most valuable in Poland and one of the most valuable collections in Europe. It houses the works of Leonardo da Vinci or Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as many other masterpieces not only in the field of painting, but also sculpture, crafts, military and applied art. The entire exhibition is spread in over 22 rooms. All of this is located in Palace, so each room as well as outside facade are fenomenal! You can choose if you want to enjoy fully 3,5-hours guided tour in Old Town and Czartoryski Palace or just 2-hours guided walking tour of Old Town and sightsee on your own in Czartoryski Palace.

Private Krakow Old Town golf cart tour with audio-guide

5. Private Krakow Old Town golf cart tour with audio-guide

The audio-guide will offer 27 language options for you to learn about the history and significance of Krakow's most famous monuments. You can take advantage of photo opportunities and even take a quick peek inside two of the monuments during the tour. This fun and informative golf buggy tour is equivalent to a 1.5-hour walking tour, covering an impressive list of attractions such as the Main Market Square, St. Wojciech’s Church, St. Mary’s Church, Czartoryski's Museum, and many more. You'll marvel at the beautiful architecture and hear fascinating stories about each landmark as you cruise by in style. After the tour, the driver will take you back to your preferred location in the Old Town and Kazimierz area, so you can spend more time at your favorite spots or head back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Czartoryski Museum

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 119 reviews

We went to see the Lady with an Ermine, but were blown away by the museum so well presented by the audio guide in Italian and the beautiful objects on display

Beautiful very organized and avant-garde museum during our tour we also saw young artists painting live inside the museum. Definitely a destination to visit

One of the best museums I have ever visited, clean, beautiful, informative, and price was great

Very nice interiors and unusual exhibits show the strength of Poland

Excellent experience which gives you a lot of value.