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Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

1. Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time as you walk through Krakow’s Old Town. Not only will you experience the charm of its medieval architecture, but your professional and knowledgeable city guide will teach you about Poland’s history, unique symbols and traditions, and fun facts as well along the way. The highlight of the Old Town is the Royal Route. It begins in the northern part of the Old Town at St. Florian's Church, which contains the relics of the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Florian. The historic path continues on 3 streets, Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza. You will also walk through St. Florian's Gate, an impressive Gothic tower as well as the only remaining of the 8 medieval city gates. Next, you will visit the Main Market Square. This is the largest medieval square in Europe and home to many historic buildings. The central feature of the Square is the Sukiennice, a Renaissance Cloth Hall with fabulous arcades designed by Italian architect J.M. Padovano. The Royal Route comes to an end at the foot of the Wawel Hill, from which you can look up and admire the Wawel Royal Castle. Explore this impressive old residence of Polish monarchs and adventure into the Dragon’s Den below. The gorgeous Royal Private Apartments and Crown Treasury are a must see, as is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanisław and Vaclav. The Old Town of Krakow Walking Tour will also include a visit to the Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest university in Poland, and the beautiful Planty Park. You will have a 1/2 hour coffee break during the tour.

Krakow: Walking Tour with Visit to Wawel Castle

2. Krakow: Walking Tour with Visit to Wawel Castle

You will begin your tour by visiting the Jewish District of Kazimierz to explore the area which used to be inhabited by one of the most diverse Jewish communities in Europe. Then a short drive will take you up the Wawel Hill which is the embodiment of Poland's former monarchical glory. On its summit is the Royal Castle and a 14th-century cathedral which hosted nearly all the Polish monarchy’s coronations and funerals. Having descended the hill, stroll along Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets to reach Collegium Maius (Great College), the oldest building of the Academia Cracoviensis. After visiting the charming Gothic courtyard, continue to the Main Market Square. This bustling heart of the city is the perfect place for picking up souvenirs, especially in the Cloth Hall which has been the local market place for centuries. Complete your tour by visiting St Mary's Church, where the stunning medieval altar sculpted by Veit Stoss is located and a bugle call sounds towards the four corners of the world every hour on the hour.

Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

3. 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.

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.

Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

5. Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

Enjoy audio commentary as you ride through Krakow's Old Town on a heated electric golf cart on this group tour. View sights like Planty park and a 13th-century gothic Franciscan monastery. Hop onboard your golf cart and enjoy expert audio commentary as you go. Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Ride to the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the Collegium Maius where Copernicus once studied. Pass by the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts, the tower at St. Florian's Gate, and a the papal window in a Franciscan monastery. Marvel at the royal cathedral and castle on Wawel hill.

Krakow Sightseeing Tour

6. Krakow Sightseeing Tour

Join us on this sightseeing tour to explore Krakow, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Central Europe, and chosen as the European City of Culture in the year 2000. The Old Town of Krakow has been entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. This city is beloved across Europe because of its amazing architecture and unique atmosphere created by street performers and colorful nightlife. This tour will take you through Kazimierz, the city's former Jewish district, before approaching Wawel Hill, home to the Royal Castle, the Royal Cathedral and the Chambers. After exploring these beautiful parts of the palace, walk along the Royal Route to Grodzka Street and the city's heart, the Old Market Square. Here you can stop and admire the stunning St. Mary's Basilica. Krakow has a unique charm, created by centuries of history and cultural wealth. With its very special climate of culture and art, this city can give us a lesson about the history of Poland and Europe. It is a place you will keep coming back to, each time to discover new parts of its beauty.

Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour & Stories

7. Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour & Stories

Would you like to know the history of Krakow and learn even more? Would you like to see the most important symbols of that city-museum in one walk? If so, you've come to the right place! Our tour guide and Krakow enthusiast will take you for a walk throughout the city. You will hear unique stories and anecdotes that you will not find in any history books or even in a guide book. You will feel Kraków's atmosphere, which is a mixture of old fashion and modernity. You will visit the most important iconic monuments, but also places that you would never find on your own, as they are indeed the secret places of Krakusy - the local residents. If you really want to get to know Krakow, you need to embark on a fascinating walk through the streets and squares of Krakow, filled with treasures of each century. Our guide and city enthusiast will help you discover Krakow. You will learn the history of the city and discover Krakow through the prism of a completely new, local perspective and its numerous symbols, such as the Royal Route, St. Florian’s Gate the Main Market Square, the Cloth Hall, the Jagiellonian University, the Wawel Hill. Why Travelers Choose This Tour Stories, anecdotes, legends, personal adventures… our guides are really willing to share them with you. Get the general orientation of the city, its history and present life in just 3 hours to be able discover it later on your own. Ask your guides about anything – Kraków has no secrets for them! Meeting point We will meet you at St. Florian’s Gate from the Barbican side), Florianska Street, 31-019 Krakow. Sightseeing part I (~ 1.5h) Our professional guide will take you for the first part of the walk. You will then discover: the remains of medieval defensive walls, the Royal Route, the Main Market Square, St. Mary's Church, the University district with Collegium Maius. Break for some rest and a cup of delicious coffee (0.5h) Relax in the atmospheric café before the second part of the tour. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) Your guide will take you for the second part of the walk, which will lead you through the picturesque Kanonicza street to Wawel Hill You will be delighted with the splendor of this place, the beautiful Renaissance courtyard and the golden dome of the Sigismund Chapel which was built during the reign of the powerful Jagiellonian dynasty. You will discover the historical side of this place and be able to step back in time, thanks to the amazing stories and storytelling skills of your local guide. End of the tour You will end the visit on the Wawel Hill from where you will admire the wonderful panorama of Krakow. Later, you may want to try one of the many atmospheric restaurants recommended to you by our guide, and enjoy a delicious meal and experience the magical spirit of the city. You may also opt for another tour organized by our company on that day.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

8. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

See the most important tourist attractions of Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary. Visit Planty Park with its medieval remains. Stop at Main Market Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, St Anna’s Church, and a Franciscan Monastery. Experience the Latin Quarter, and venture to the Wawel with the Royal Cathedral and the Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy the heated terrace, or try the observation deck on board to witness the views of Krakow from the water.

Krakow Royal Route: 1-Hour Guided Segway Tour

9. Krakow Royal Route: 1-Hour Guided Segway Tour

Throughout the ages, Krakow's Royal Route has been followed by monarchs returning after victorious battles, bishops assuming office, envoys from foreign lands, and the funeral corteges of great Poles. Now you can follow this historic route on your own guided Segway tour.  During this epic 1 hour tour of the historic Royal Route, you will be lead by the guide along  Floriańska street, crossing the Main Square, and then riding along Grodzka and Kanonicza streets. The greatest treasures of the royal capital city can be found along this route. You will see the Barbican and St Florian's Gate, the Cloth Hall, St Mary's, St Adalbert's, and St Peter and St Paul's, mansions, palaces and museums (including the Pharmaceutical, Jan Matejko, and Archdiocesan Museums). When visiting Krakow, this guided Segway tour lets you explore the Royal Route and experience the city and its history. Not only is this tour a fun activity but it is also a memorable experience for all!

Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

10. Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

Tour Krakow's old town in an eco-friendly electric golf cart. Discover the grandeur of Krakow's royal past on a tour of the Wawel State Rooms and Cathedral. Go below the Main Square to see excavations from the middle ages. Hop aboard a heated golf cart and travel to the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Explore Planty Park, which has the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Drive through the Main Market Square where you can spot Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. See the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard. Listen to your audio guide as you pass the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, a13th-century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and a Papal Window. Disembark the golf cart at Wawel Royal Castle for a guided tour of the ornate State Rooms where kings and queens once entertained royal guests. Follow your guide to the Wawel Cathedral to see a mixture of architectural and artistic styles that have been used to adorn this royal burial site. Rejuvenate yourself with a delectable 2-course Polish lunch. Go 4-meters underground to the Market Square Underground Museum to uncover what the city was like in the Middle Ages.

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What people are saying about Grodzka Street

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 82 reviews

The guide knew so much history of Krakow and his explanations were so interesting and enjoyable. He made the whole experience so much fun and informative. He also made adaptations because we had gone to the castle in the morning before he tour so we appreciated that so much.

Alex was extremely knowledgable about Krakow and had some great stories to tell. He made the tour very interesting and fun. Would highly recommend.

We were very lucky to have the guide, Andrew, to ourselves. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with a detailed tour of the town.

We had a great tour with Krzysztof. He went over and above for us to give us the full Krakow experience. Very informative and fun.

Our tour guide Maximillion, shared his knowledge and love of his city. He was great! We enjoyed all of the history