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Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

1. 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.

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Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

2. 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.

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Krakow: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

3. Krakow: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

Experience a city tour of Krakow by electric car. Jump on board and admire the Old Town, Wawel Hill, and the Kazimierz District on this all-encompassing tour. You will be accompanied by a professional local guide who will tell you about the fascinating history of Krakow, from early Medieval times to the present day. Admire the beauty of Krakow Old Town and soak up the atmosphere at the Main Market. Here you will find amazing buildings like St. Mary’s Basilica and the famous Cloth Hall. See the Town Hall, the Wawel Castle, and the Jagiellonian University. The last stop will be the Kazimierz District, the former Jewish district with a rich history.

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Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

4. Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

Meet your guide to start a private tour of Krakow's best highlights. Start by exploring Nowa Huta, and admire the massive blocks of communist-era apartment blocks. See Central Square in the middle of this section of the city designed according to the ideals of socialist architecture. You'll also discover where Lenin used to take regular walks. Next, explore Kosciuszko’s Mound. From the top of the hill, you will see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. Stroll through an exhibition telling the secrets of this well-known fort. Hear about important periods in the history of Poland. Continue following the guide to reach Wawel Hill. Listen to stories about Polish kings during medieval times. Admire the royal residence of the Wawel Castle. Go inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. Visit the Old Town, where your guide will show you around the huge Market Square, the Town Hall Tower, the historic Cloth Hall, and the monuments of Mickiewicz and Eros. See the impressive St. Mary’s Basilica built in the gothic style. Pass by one of the world's oldest universities, the Jagiellonian University. Finally arrive at the former Jewish District. Take in the architecture, the cute narrow alleys, and the laid back coffee shops. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture. Your guide will tell you stories about this area and show you hidden gems known only by locals.

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Katowice: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

5. Katowice: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

Explore all the best that Krakow has to offer on a fully immersive six-hour tour with transportation from Wroclaw. There are two options to accommodate your travel preferences: take a seat on a comfortable train with your friends or family and be picked up by a local Krakow guide, or be picked up by an English-speaking driver who will drive you directly to Krakow. Start your tour in the Old Town where you can see the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Basilica. Follow the Royal Route where Polish kings used to walk and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around the courtyard and learn all about the history behind this building. Enter the most important cathedral in Poland, the former site of coronation for Polish kings and burial place for many famous Polish people. Discover the Kazimierz district, formerly the Jewish district of the city prior to WWII. Discover hip cafes, up-and-coming bistros in tucked-away alleyways, and an overall different vibe to the Old Town. Visit the Synagogue Temple, admire its architecture, and learn about the local community.

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Krakow Old Town Private Walking Tour

6. Krakow Old Town Private Walking Tour

Learn the legends of the historic city of Krakow on a private 3-hour walking tour of the medieval Old Town. Hear about the different kings and other characters from the history of the imperial city. See the remains of the Krakow Barbican that once formed part of the city walls. Pass the Gothic tower of Florian's Gate, and make your way to the main market square of Rynek Glowny. Marvel at the buildings on one of the largest medieval plazas in Europe, including the monumental Cloth Hall at its center. Continue into the old university district to see the preserved Collegium Maius and Collegium Novum, along with a statue of Copernicus. Make your way along Kanonicza Street to the architectural complex of Wawel Hill to see where the Kings of Poland lived along with other landmarks such as the 900-year-old Wawel Cathedral.

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From Warsaw: Krakow Guided Private Tour with Transport

7. From Warsaw: Krakow Guided Private Tour with Transport

Head to Krakow for the day with a private guided tour. Tailor your trip with a choice of transportation by either train or car from Warsaw. Whatever your choice, enjoy comfortable transportation, a private local guide, great sights, and incredible stories. Tour round the Old Town first with your guide, where you will encounter sites such as the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, andCloth Hall. At St. Mary’s Basilica, follow the Royal Route that Polish monarchs used to tread and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around courtyard as you find out the history behind the cathedral. Enter to see the site of historical Polish coronations, and burial place for many famous figures. Next up is a different period of history in the Kazimierz District, previously a Jewish neighborhood. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture as you listen to tales of former local community.  Be picked up and dropped off at the train station by your guide should you choose the train option, or have the service of a driver for the vehicle option.

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Wroclaw: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

8. Wroclaw: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

Explore all the best that Krakow has to offer on a fully immersive six-hour tour with transportation from Wroclaw. There are two options to accommodate your travel preferences: take a seat on a comfortable train with your friends or family and be picked up by a local Krakow guide, or be picked up by an English-speaking driver who will drive you directly to Krakow. Start your tour in the Old Town where you can see the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Basilica. Follow the Royal Route where Polish kings used to walk and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around the courtyard and learn all about the history behind this building. Enter the most important cathedral in Poland, the former site of coronation for Polish kings and burial place for many famous Polish people. Discover the Kazimierz district, formerly the Jewish district of the city prior to WWII. Discover hip cafes, up-and-coming bistros in tucked-away alleyways, and an overall different vibe to the Old Town. Visit the Synagogue Temple, admire its architecture, and learn about the local community.

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Krakow: Cultural Capital of Poland Day Trip from Warsaw

9. Krakow: Cultural Capital of Poland Day Trip from Warsaw

Explore the cultural capital of Poland on a full-day tour from Warsaw, traveling to Kraków by train for a morning arrival. Once in Kraków, you will walk from the Old Town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, heading for Wawel Hill overlooking the Vistula River. Admire the ornate architecture en route to the site of the Royal Castle and Cathedral. Erected over many centuries, the Wawel complex offers rewarding views of the river and up-close sights of the Castle. Inside the grounds you will visit the State Apartments of the royals. Then, go inside Wawel Cathedral to admire its Gothic transepts and aisles, and explore the Bell Tower and catacombs of St. Leonard's Crypt, where many Polish monarchs are buried. Next, stroll along the cobblestone streets of the Old Town to admire the Renaissance architecture of Sukiennice (Draper’s Hall). Marvel at the Gothic splendor of St. Mary's Basilica, and continue to the imposing Kraków Barbican, once connected to the city walls. End at the rectangular Gothic tower of St. Florian's Gate, a focal point for the city’s residents and vistors alike.

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What people are saying about Kraków Barbican

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Enjoyed my private tour with Chris

I did the Old Town walking tour with Chris and found him very knowledgeable and engaging, I learned a lot and got helpful advice and recommendations from him for the rest of my stay. Well worth doing early in your stay in Krakow

Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. Gave me lots of information and recommendations. Got lucky and was the only one in the tour. Helped me begin my stay in Krakow in a fantastic way. Definitely recommend.

We had a great tour with Thomaz. We learned a lot about Krakow and had a lot of fun. We thank you for this great city tour. We recommend.

We had a great weather. Our guide was very informative. Enjoyable experience. I will recommend this company to my friends

We had a great guide. She answered all of our questions and was very personable.