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Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

1. Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

Experience the ultimate introduction to Krakow with a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town. Start your tour in the heart of the city in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest square in Europe. Your professional guide will take you to the top sights of Krakow and inform you of its dramatic history. They will also provide you with insider knowledge of what to visit, see and eat while you're in this beautiful city. You'll end your tour at Wawel Castle, the impressive royal residence of Polish kings.

Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

2. Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

Get to know Krakow and its history. Visit Wawel Castle, many gorgeous churches, the Bishop's Palace, the Jagiellonian University, and many other historical buildings in Old Town Explore the Jewish Quarters and see breathtaking Christian Churches, old Jewish Synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz. See the remains of the Ghetto’s walls and the Main Square. Afterward, visit Schindler's Factory Museum. Receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the starting point. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will go straight to the starting point. Begin the audio-guided tour of Wawel, starting from Tourist Information Grodzka 52A. Follow your audioguide to Kanonicza Street and to Wawel Hill via Herbowa Gate. Hear the role of every building on the Hill and its history behind it. Visit Wawel Hill, Main Courtyard, and Arcaded Courtyard. End the tour next to the Dragon’s Den.

Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

3. Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

Cover distances that are impossible to walk with a two-hour group bike tour of the Old Town. Visit 4 churches and see the vibrant Old Town market squares and shopping areas. Ride along the royal route and take in views of the Wawel Royal Castle. Go to the Vistula embankment and the famous Wawel Dragon Cave. Discover the well-known and hidden gems. Take in the true atmosphere and plenty of street art with help from your guide. Find places that can only be reached by bike.

Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover Krakow and learn about the stories, anecdotes, and legends of the city from your expert guide as you visit sites including Grodzka Street and the elegant Wawel Cathedral. Head to St Florian’s Gate, one of the symbols of the city that welcomes visitors arriving in Krakow. Follow the road towards Pijarska Street, one of the most famous streets in Krakow. From here, walk directly to the heart of the city, the Main Market Square. Admire the charming Cloth Hall, Krakow’s oldest commercial center featuring beautiful renaissance architecture. Visit St. Adalbert's Church and the Town Hall Tower standing at an impressive 230 ft. See the Mariacki Square which surrounds St. Mary’s Basilica. Discover the Basilica's high altar by Veit Stossa and the star-strewn murals by Jan Matejko, covering the vaulting. Explore St. Andrew’s Church, one of the oldest churches in the city. Walk along the picturesque Kanoniczna Street which dates back to the 14th century. Gaze at the Wawel Royal Castle from the top of Wawel Hill and enjoy views of the spectacular renaissance palace. Enter the Wawel Cathedral, the most important house of worship in Poland.

From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

5. From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then travel to the train station to board the express train to Krakow. A local guide will meet you on arrival. Experience the atmosphere of the city of the Kings of Poland at the landmark monuments of the medieval Old Town. Visit Wawel Castle and see some of its ceremonial rooms, and gaze in awe at the beauty of Sigismund Chapel inside the Royal Cathedral. Learn more about the Piast, Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties and admire tapestries that once belonged to King Sigismund August. Look at the monumental Cloth Hall on Main Market Square. Discover the remains of the old city wall and learn about the ceremonial St. Florian's Gate. See the oldest synagogue in Poland in the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, and get the chance to buy souvenirs of amber and silver jewelry along the way.

Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

6. Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

Go on an audio guided tour of Kraków's Jewish district in the comfort and style of an electric car. Kraków's Old Town is the historical and central district of Kraków, and is one of the most famous old districts in Poland. The district features the centrally located Rynek Główny (Main Square), which is the largest medieval town square of any European city. There is a number of historic landmarks in its vicinity, such as the St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), the Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's), and the Church of St. Barbara, as well as other national treasures. At the center of the plaza and surrounded by kamienice (row houses) and noble residences, stands the Renaissance cloth hall Sukiennice. Kazimierz is the district south of the Old Town and was the center of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years before being systematically destroyed during World War II. It was rediscovered in the 1990s thanks to the fall of the regime and worldwide exposure gained from the lens of Steven Spielberg. This has caused Kazimierz to rebound, and it is today Kraków’s most exciting district. It is a bustling, bohemian neighborhood packed with historical sites, atmospheric cafes, and art galleries. As a result, the district has become a major tourist draw and pilgrimage site for Jews, which has led to the return of contemporary Jewish culture in the area.

From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

7. From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Discover the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private day trip from Wroclaw. Admire the legendary cobbled Main Square, and check out other stunners such as Wawel Castle, the residence of Polish kings. Then, travel on to Wieliczka, a UNESCO-protected 13th century salt mine of subterranean tunnels and galleries. Descend deep underground to explore the salt-carved chapels, church and statues — all wonders to behold — before returning to Wroclaw. After your hotel pick-up in Wroclaw, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Krakow, Poland’s second biggest city and former royal capital. En route, view Poland’s pretty countryside and hear about Krakow’s storied history from your informative guide. Learn how the city has always been a hub of Polish learning and arts, and how it centers on the largest medieval town square in Europe. On arrival, take a guided tour of old Krakow’s highlights. Admire the cobbled Main Square (Rynek Główny), and see noteworthy landmarks such as the Cloth Hall and the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, one of the world’s oldest universities. Make your way to the Kazimierz district, the old Jewish quarter. Take in this atmospheric neighborhood, and learn how some scenes from the movie Schindler’s List were filmed here. Then, head for one of Krakow’s must-sees: Wawel Castle. Admire the 14th century hilltop complex that was home to many Polish kings, and see the metal sculpture of a dragon below the hill. Hear the old legend of the Wawel dragon, and watch the sculpture breathe fire — just like its mystical, medieval counterpart. Continue from Krakow to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a 13th century, UNESCO-listed mine that is one of Poland’s historical treasures. A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the mine consists of subterranean chambers, tunnels and carvings, mostly cut by hand from the natural salt. Descend via the stairs, and tour the highlights of this incredible hidden world. Behold the statues and chapels, and marvel at the showpiece: the Chapel of St Kinga, an entire church where everything is hewn from salt, including chandeliers. As you explore, learn about the history of the mine and the mining techniques used here, and then ride the high-speed lift to the surface. Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off in Wroclaw.

Krakow: Guided Private Walking Tour

8. Krakow: Guided Private Walking Tour

Take a guided walk around the magical city of Krakow, exploring its amazing cultural and spiritual center. Krakow was included on the first UNESCO Heritage List, among 12 of the most valuable sites in the world. The city is thriving with artists and students, churches and palaces, restaurants and cafes, and little streets and squares. Throughout your tour you can also view Wawel Castle over the Wisla River, which combined with the rest of the city helps create an important, charming, and unforgettable atmosphere which you will experience during this tour. Your guide will be with you at all times to show you the best spots, as well as some hidden places of this amazing and very unique city. Your tour includes a walk through Krakow Old Town and Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter. There is also the possibility of a coffee/snack break in a charming spot, if so requested.

Krakow: 2-Day Tour, Wawel Hill, Jewish Heritage, Wieliczka

9. Krakow: 2-Day Tour, Wawel Hill, Jewish Heritage, Wieliczka

Spend two days exploring the best of what Krakow has to offer. Discover the history from medieval to modern with your well-informed local guide. Relax with admission covered for each historical site and travel at a leisurely pace. Start day one by visiting the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral. Explore the chambers of the castle and discover the secrets of the royal family. Then take a 2-hour break to relax with lunch at a café in Krakow. After lunch, walk around the Main Market Square in Krakow and stop in the Rynek Underground Museum. Go four meters under the surface of the square and experience the city’s entire history from the first settlers to modern times. On day two, begin at the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district and enjoy a walk-through of the most important monuments of Jewish culture. Continue to Schindler’s Factory Museum and get a guided tour of the core exhibition. Enjoy a 2-hour lunch in a café in Krakow. Depart from the bus park at 7 Powisle Street to admire the breath-taking salt miracles in the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine. Return by bus to the bus park to end the tour.

Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Wawel Castle and Cathedral Guided Tour

See Krakow's magnificent landmarks with an expert local guide. Visit the Wawel Cathedral and the Royal Wawel Castle. Learn about Polish kings and queens while visiting the Royal Chambers. Explore the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle, which has become one of the most important museums in Poland since 1930. See a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture, recreating the appearance of the rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Visit the Royal chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art contain the largest collection of tents in Europe. Get entrance to the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Gothic structure that was once a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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What people are saying about Cathedral Museum

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Starts off a little slow but gets very interesting as you progress through the day, I highly recommend ending the day in the cellar pub in the Old Town, grabbing a bite to eat off the square (really amazing food and not at all expensive) for lunch is a great idea.

We had SUCH a great guide. Bart was funny and incredibly full of knowledge! Super worth it. A MUST to get to know Krakow, by someone who has the true polish spirit. LOVED IT!!

Eugene was an excellent guide. Very pleasant to talk with and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed it very much and would recommend to others.

Very nice trip with Slawel in Krakow, he was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We also did the Jewish quarters tour with him

Absolutely a great tour. The tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended