Explore the stunning monuments of Kraków Old Town on a half-day walking tour, and learn more about the center of political life in Poland from 1038 until 1596, when the capital was relocated to Warsaw.
What to Expect
Explore the cultural heart of Poland on a 4-hour walking tour of the Old Town of Kraków. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, the former capital of Poland is stunningly situated at the foot of Wawel Castle on the Vistula River.
Start at the Barbican and defensive walls at Florian's Gate. Continue down enchanting streets to Main Market Square, the largest medieval town square in Europe. Marvel at the ornate Renaissance architecture of Sukiennice (Draper’s Hall), the Gothic brick splendor of St. Mary's Basilica, and the last remaining part of the old Town Hall at Town Hall Tower.
Continue to Jagiellonian University, the 2nd oldest university in central Europe, and pass Archbishop’s Palace, where Pope John Paul II lived when he was Archbishop of Kraków. Stroll past St. Andrew's Church and SS Peter and Paul's Church to reach Wawel Hill. Here, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Royal Castle and Armory, as well as Wawel Cathedral, where Polish royalty and distinguished Poles are laid to rest.
What's Not Included
- Entrance to the State Apartments of Wawel Royal Castle (EUR 6 per person; EUR 5.50 per audio guide)
- Entrance to the Cathedral, Bell Tower, and Catacombs (EUR 3.50 per person; EUR 2 per audio guide)
Know Before You Go
• The State Apartments of the Wawel Royal Castle are closed on Mondays, and every day from January to February 2015