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Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

1. Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

Indulge your ears with the sounds of Chopin’s piano music, and experience one of the most important elements of culture. Appreciate the genius of Poland’s best-known composer in the unique atmosphere of Krakow's Market Square. Attend a special concert dedicated to Frederic Chopin, an icon of Polish and European music and a piano virtuoso in his own right, and listen to his most famous piano pieces performed by talented young pianists. Concerts are held in the Chopin Concert Hall, decorated with Gothic architectural elements. Listen to nocturnes, mazurkas, and polonaises, in which Chopin expressed his feeling of longing for his homeland. The combination of atmospheric interior and excellent music will provide an unforgettable experience, and not just for music aficionados.

Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

2. Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

Embark on a guided segway tour of Kraków and learn about its golden age. Learn about its role as a major city on the trade path from the far east and its importance as a hub of Polish culture and history as you pass sites such as the Barbican armory, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Castle. 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.

Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

3. Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your city tour around Krakow in an electric car with an audio guide in your language. You will visit Old Town, Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarter, former ghetto, and Schindler's Factory. Your tour will take 1.5 hours, and during your tour, you can listen to information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments in your choice of 28 languages. One car can take up to 7 people on board. In case of more people, there are next car available. The roof is panoramic, so you will be able to see the monuments clearly. During good weather the car will be open, but in case of rain, you can use transparent curtains so as to still see your surroundings.

Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

4. Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day on an eco-friendly electric buggy city tour. Learn about the city's colorful history from your local guide as you glide through the city's iconic neighborhoods and past its main landmarks. See Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarters, and the former Jewish Ghetto all from the comfort of your e-buggy. Embark on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric buggy through the charming streets of Krakow. Visit the city's three most historical districts with ease and comfort. First, make your way to the Old Town to see the enchanting Wawel Royal Castle towering over the city and the Vistula River, the Barbican with its fortified turrets and walls, impressive churches, and a number of other historical buildings. Next, head to the city's historic Jewish quarter with its breathtaking array of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and the historical buildings of the former city of Kazimierz. Marvel at the trendy shops, bars, and galleries that now line these streets. Finally, ride to the remains of the former Jewish ghetto's walls and main square before ending your tour at Schindler's Factory Museum. Here, if the option has been selected, visit the museum at your own pace, unguided, with pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets. After an hour in the museum, be picked up and brought back to the original starting point of the tour. Alternatively, if you don't visit the museum, be dropped off immediately after the tour ends at the original starting point of the tour.

Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

5. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, and see the famous factory of Oskar Schindler, where many lives were saved. Then, be dropped off at the meeting point or any location in the city center.

Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

6. Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

On your creepy Krakow walking tour, discover the dark side of Krakow. Learn about Krakow's legends, scary anecdotes and the horrifying stories based on true life. Uncover the creepy side of Krakow by joining the tour just when the sun goes down. Visit places you may have seen in the day, but this time discover their true darkness and get some goosebumps! Don't miss out on visits to the Florian Gate, St. John Street, St. Mary's Basilica, The Cloth Hall,Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, Katyński's Square, The Vistula River and the dragon. Discover an entirely new side to the best sites of Krakow!

Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

7. Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

Spend an authentic day in Krakow after a well-planned route through the city. Instead of showing the most popular Old Town with the main market square that everyone can, this is a special trip by electric golf car. Discover the most important and suggestive monuments surrounding the Old Town, Kazimierz (Christian part with churches and Jewish part with synagogues), the Jewish ghetto from the Second World War and Oskar Schindler's Factory. Explore the most famous churches, synagogues and monuments. Explore less popular but beautiful streets, where you will feel the true climate of the district. On the tour you can try the most famous Zapiekanki (open-faced sandwich) on Plac Nowy. To reminisce about the trip for a long time, be photographed at the most interesting points. If your English is not very good, don’t worry - you have the opportunity to hear the history of the monuments from the installed audio system in your language.

Krakow: City Tour by Electric Cart with Audioguide

8. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Cart with Audioguide

Tour the city of Krakow and see the major sights via electric vehicle. Listen to an audioguide as you pass through the Old Town and Jewish Quarter. Pass by Schindler's Factory, Wawel Castle, and the site of the former Jewish Ghetto. Meet your driver at Matejko Square and begin your tour of Krakow. Admire the best sights the city has to offer. See the famous Wawel Castle, along with other historical sights. Listen to your audioguide for information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments you pass by. 

Krakow: 3-Hour Segway Supreme Tour

9. Krakow: 3-Hour Segway Supreme Tour

Uncover the secrets of Krakow on a guided Segaway tour. Trace the history of the city from the medieval times as the former capital of Poland to present times. Hear crazy stories about the kings who used to live in Wawel Castle and be introduced local life in the Jewish Quarter. Meet your guide and listen to a briefing that is designed to help you feel confident during your ride. Put on your high-quality safety gear and set off through the Old Town. Ride along the banks of the shimmering Vistula river. Take a trip to the Jewish Quarter and discover the culture on which it was based. Admire architecture and learn about what makes this part of the city so unique. Stop to purchase a delicious Polish snack along the way.

Krakow: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Old Town

10. Krakow: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Old Town

Maximize your enjoyment of the idyllic city of Krakow, as you discover its beautiful architecture while experiencing the excitement of a Segway tour. Have memorable fun with family and friends while admiring the many charming sights the city has to offer, from the market squares of the Old Town to the Jewish Quarter. See the highlights at speed as you cruise along the Royal Route, and marvel at the Wawel Royal Castle. Enjoy the ride as you take a whirlwind tour of 4 churches. Visit the famous Wawel Dragon Cave, and the scenic Vistula embankment, and learn captivating stories about the Old Town. Gain fascinating insights into the history and culture of this city of UNESCO World Heritage sites from a knowledgeable guide.

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What people are saying about Krakow Old Town

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Can 100% recommend the Bike Tour with Mike. Would suggest doing this on your first day to get to know the area, Mike is so very knowledgeable of the area and full of all the facts.

En magisk time med en fantastisk pianist som tolket chopin på en fin måte.

It was an interesting tour in the old Jewish quarter of krakow.

Great way to understand some of the history and architecture.

Amazing history with an evil twist. Very enjoyable