Discover the highlights of Krakow on a 3.5-hour walking tour of the Old Town and Wawel Castle, and go to the former Jewish area of Kazimierz. See attractions such as St. Mary’s Basilica and the Jagiellonian University. Taste a typical Polish dessert.
What to Expect
Explore the heart of Krakow on an informative half-day walking tour. Stroll the streets of the Old Town and visit Wawel Castle, built in the 14th century for the kings of Poland. Explore in a small group for a more intimate experience, and stop for a coffee and dessert break.
Start in the Old Town, just a few minutes walk from Europe’s biggest medieval market square. Continue to St. Mary’s Basilica to admire its brick façade. Next, go to Cloth Hall, once a major center of international trade. Learn more about the buildings of the Rynek (Main Square), and take in the imposing Jagiellonian University and Franciscan Church.
Learn more about Polish history and culture, and hear stories about some of the city’s main characters as you wander down winding cobblestone streets. Discover hidden gems and lesser-known attractions known only to locals.
Go into the bohemian Kazimierz district to learn about Krakow’s Jewish community, past and present. See the city’s oldest synagogue, the old Jewish cemetery, and the Remuh Synagogue, named after Rabbi Moses Isserles. Hear about the far-reaching contributions made by the Jews throughout history. Then, pause for a refreshment break, and taste some sweet local specialties.
Finally climb the slope to Wawel Castle and learn the legend of the dragon as you become acquainted with the most important royals in Poland’s history. Hear how they made Krakow the city it is today, and peak into the grand palace courtyards. Admire the cathedral façade in the castle complex, and finish with a splendid view of Krakow and the River Vistula.
- English-speaking guide
- Coffee or soft drink, and Polish dessert
- Public transport tickets
What's Not Included
- Entry fees to sights and museums
- Other food and beverages
- Transport to/from the meeting point
Meet your guide at Plac Szczepanski 8, 31011 Krakow (a 2-minute walk north west of the main market square)
Know Before You Go
• All participants must be fit enough for light continuous walking (up to 3 hours)
• This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
• Tours cancelled within 72 hours of the start date will incur a cancellation penalty and no refund will be given. No-shows or non-participation are considered non-refundable