Kraków Zoo

Kraków Zoo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: Zoo with Hotel Pickup

1. Krakow: Zoo with Hotel Pickup

Established in 1929, Krakow Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Located in the picturesque Wolski Forest, see a variety of animals that have been saved from extinction. They are now properly cared for by creating conditions that take into account their natural needs. With pickup from your hotel in Krakow, take the opportunity to see some of the most famous residents of the zoo including the Rothschild Giraffe, the pygmy hippo, the Amur Tiger, and the Ruffed Lemur. Home to a vast diversity of mammals reptiles and birds, there is much to see and to interest all ages.

Krakow: Zoo Tour with Private Transport and Tickets

2. Krakow: Zoo Tour with Private Transport and Tickets

Escape the city with a private transfer to Krakow Zoo, one of the most popular attractions in Krakow. Enjoy your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the long queues and start exploring the animal kingdom. Visit the lions, elephants or giraffes and learn more about these incredible animals. Then, in your own time, continue through the park to find unique bongo antelopes, pygmy hippos and much more. Discover the history of the Zoo which was originally built on Wawel Hill before it was moved to the forest where the animals could live a happier, more peaceful life. You will have 3-hours to explore the Zoo, before hopping back in the car for a private transfer back to the city.

Krakow: Lazy Catamaran River Cruise and Salt Mine Group Tour

3. Krakow: Lazy Catamaran River Cruise and Salt Mine Group Tour

Enjoy a combo Vistula River cruise and guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, skip-the-line entry included. Look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, then go to Wieliczka and admire underground wonders made of salt by the forces of nature and the work of human hands. Start your day by hopping on board a boat with a heated deck and leather sofas that will make you feel at home, even on cold days. On warmer days, head to the upper platform to enjoy the views while spending time outdoors. Look at Krakow from the riverside and spot monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the cathedral, and the iconic silhouette of a dragon. Then, change to a bus and drive to Wieliczka, a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years old) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, and the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, and a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine and a sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning round-trip to Krakow.

From Krakow: Zoo Trip with Transfer

4. From Krakow: Zoo Trip with Transfer

Experience Krakow Zoo, which currently contains more than 1,400 animals and represents about 270 species. You will also discover over 100 groups of animals which are dying and endangered. These include the Rothschild Giraffe, the Przewalski's Horse, the pygmy hippo, the panda bear, the snow leopard, the Amur Tiger, the maned wolf, the antelope addaks, the chimpanzee, and the Ruffed Lemur. The zoo is located in Wolski Forest, a beautiful forest park which is unique in large urban areas. This area is a favorite vacation spot for inhabitants of Krakow, with numerous marked walking trails. Many of them run near the Zoologischer Garten, which is often the goal of a lot of peoples' hiking. The Wolski Forest also contains bike trails and educational paths, and is a place with several historic buildings including the Mound of Independence, the Jozef Pilsudski, and the monastery and hermitage OO Camaldolese.

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What people are saying about Kraków Zoo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Fantastic experience, picked up on time, Damian our driver was lovely and chatty, dropped us at the zoo and told us to call him when we were ready to leave. The zoo it’s self is lovely, lots to see and really quiet and calm. Overall had a perfect time and wouldn’t hesitate to use the company again

Beautiful zoo!! We got picked up by Richard so quickly got us to the zoo right when they opened. It was so lovely and quiet first thing, we thought we had the whole zoo to ourselves. Would recommend to everyone.

Our driver monika was amazing and friendly and the zoo was really good best one ive been too.

Excellent communication and was very well organized. Driver (Eri) was brilliant

Eric was very helpful and very nice. Made the experience enjoyable.