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Krakow: Walking Tour of Old Town and Kazimierz

1. Krakow: Walking Tour of 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. 

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Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

2. 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: Old Town Walking Tour

3. 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. 

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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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Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

5. 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.

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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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Krakow: Cultural Capital of Poland Day Trip from Warsaw

7. 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

4.6 / 5

based on 94 reviews

A great trip for those who want to visit Krakow in a relaxed atmosphere. Ms. Ewa told many interesting facts, so in four hours we got to know the city from different sides. Really worth. You will see a lot at a great price for such a dose of knowledge.

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.

A great guide, a very valuable and interesting journey around Krakow and the Jewish Quarter. I recommend.

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