Guided tour

Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

41 reviews

Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 20.20 per person

Discover Poland’s past and present as you walk along the medieval Royal Route of Krakow’s Old Town. Experience a taste of local culture while strolling through the largest square in Europe, visiting the Babican outpost, and exploring Wawel Royal Castle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Fascinating guided walk through the Old Town of Krakow
  • Walk along the Medieval Royal Route just as royalty used to do
  • See the Babican, one of only three fortified outposts of its kind still standing in Europe
  • Visit the largest market square in Europe
  • Learn about Polish history, legends, customs, and fun facts as you walk
  • Discuss the social and economic situation in Poland while enjoying a coffee break
Full description
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.
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Next to St. Adalbert's Church located at the Main Square. Please give your voucher to the guide at the meeting point.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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This was an excellent experience :). My friend and I took this tour on our first day in Kraków and it was a great decision, because it affirmed to us the places already wanted to go and introduced us to new attractions the we were doubtful of. Seweryn (the guide in the blue cap) was very knowledgable and executed the tour brilliantly. His sense of hum-our was also very apprecited. Cheers and thank you for wonderful exprience. (P.s. Unfortunately we still got lost on our own; so bro, tell us where we are.)

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February 12, 2019

Best possibility to start with Krákow

I have been on my way to Krákow all night long, was pretty tired and wasn`t sure if a three hour walking tour was the right thing to do. But Sev did his job that well that I`ve forgotten my beeing tired pretty soon and was almost disappointed as it was over. Sev is such a kind person that we widened our talking themes pretty soon to more "private" things. Means: he way pretty interested in us and told us also much about himself. He was able to answer us every question abour the city and its history and much more than that. I would absolutely recommend that tour.

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August 21, 2018

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