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  • 90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Kraków Old Town

    1. 90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Kraków Old Town

    Let an experienced local guide turn 90 minutes of your day into a unique tour of the city of Kraków at its golden times. As the capital of Poland, it has raised many of Polish national heroes and masters of different crafts. It also was a major city on the trade path from the far east. It has also, most importantly, given birth to Polish culture, tradition and cuisine. Use your Segway to see the Barbican armory, the original leftovers of a big defensive wall that used to surround the whole city. Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it and complete it with immortal legends and stories. Take a minute to admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church and the enormity of the Royal Wawel Castle. Continue along the Wisła riverside to take some great pictures with the legendary, fire-spitting Wawel dragon before ending your fun and informative tour.

    What a fun way to explore the Old Town! We had a very good guide and using the Segways were also quite easy.

  • 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.

    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.

  • Krakow: Walking Tour of Old Town and Kazimierz

    3. 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. 

    Gabriela was our guide. We covered the points of interest in old Town and kaziemirz. It was nicely placed with a cafe break in the middle. She had interesting insights into Jewish culture and history.

  • Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

    4. 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: 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.

    My guide was so lovely and informative, and also very kind. We walked a lot and she told me everything I needed to know about the history of krakow, the architecture and where you can get good food. I really enjoyed it.

  • Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

    6. Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

    Visit the Old Town, the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and the former ghetto of Podgorze, on this guided tour by segway. Meet your guide in the center of the city, and begin the tour with a short training session. Head out to explore the city, beginning your segway adventure in the Old Town. Admire the Bishop's Palace and Planty Park, and ride to Wawel Hill to see the famous Dragon sculpture. Next, follow your guide along the beautiful riverside into the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and learn about its rich history and culture. Your tour will also take you to Podgorze, the location of the city's former ghetto, before concluding at the main square.

  • Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

    7. 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. 

    Thoroughly enjoyed our comprehensive walking tour. Very personal. Very informative and really gave us insights into Krakow's history and culture. All then at a pace that suited us.

  • Krakow Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    8. Krakow Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the historic sites of Krakow in the company of a professional guide, and discover a city brimming with wonderful monuments and charming places. Tour the Old Town, and the fascinating neighborhoods of Podgórze or Kazimierz - the former Jewish district - and get an introduction to the rich history of the city. Each tour is set individually, leaving you to decide what to see. Go to the Barbican, the fortified outpost that was once connected to the city walls. Admire the imposing red brick St. Mary's Basilica, and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. Soak up the old market atmosphere of the Main Square, and admire the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, established in the 14th century. Walk to Wawel Hill to see the Royal Castle and Cathedral. Alternatively, explore the former Jewish districts of Kazimierz and Podgórze, location of the Jewish Ghetto and Schindler’s factory. Sites still...

    Our guide met us at our apartment, and gave an informative and friendly tour, at our own pace. The price is for a group, though we had our guide for just ourselves. It was great - our guide Joanna was great.

  • Krakow: X2 Segway Old Town Tour

    9. Krakow: X2 Segway Old Town Tour

    Your Segway tour begins with a short training session before you head out into the city. When you feel ready and comfortable with your Segway, the tour commences. In the beginning of the tour you will see Old Krakow's fortifications. These include the "Barbakan" fortress, and the last remaining part of the medieval wall. After cruising along the "Planty" gardens you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Vistula River and famous Wawel Castle right next to it. You will also encounter a depiction of dragon and its den, before your tour later concludes next to the main market square.

  • Krakow: Old Town and Wawel Castle 30-Minute Segway X2 Tour

    10. Krakow: Old Town and Wawel Castle 30-Minute Segway X2 Tour

    Meet your guide for a training session and get comfortable operating the Segway. Once are ready, set off on a short ride around the city of Krakow with your guide. Pass the Planty Gardens and do a full circle of Krakow's Old Town. See the fire breathing dragon under Wawel Castle and admire the views of the beautiful Vistula River. Make a short stop to take some photos, and finally return to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Kraków Barbican

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 550 reviews

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.

That was very funny. Had a lot of joy. We had no experience but learned to drive in about 2 min. We are 48 and 56 years old. Also the guide was polite and very informative.

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.

It was really great, all kids enjoyed. It was so cool, we went to another tour.