Lesser Poland Walking tours

Our most recommended Lesser Poland Walking tours

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

1. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness chambers, chapels, and sculptures carved in salt on a lengthy 3-kilometer underground route. Meet your guide at the salt mine and start the tour by walking down a long sets of steps, heading down 135 meters underground. Walk through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts as you make your way deeper and deeper underground. Once at the bottom, see underground lakes, four chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, skip the stairs and take a lift from the bottom of the mine back up to the main ground level, where you can browse through the gift shop and buy unique memorabilia to take home with you.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

2. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip

Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After meeting your driver at the meeting point in Krakow, enjoy the ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 impressive chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. After your guided tour, a lift will take you from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you back to the meeting point in Krakow.

Oskar Schindler's Factory: Tour

3. Oskar Schindler's Factory: Tour

Discover the real-life story behind Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List” on a guided tour of the Schindler Factory Museum. Enjoy priority entrance and follow an expert guide through exhibits commemorating the victims and survivors of the Holocaust in Krakow. Take a journey back in time and explore the place where more than 1,200 Jews in Krakow were saved thanks to the efforts of Oskar Schindler. See the permanent exhibitions and walk through impeccable reconstructions of the original rooms filled with memories of this dark time in European history. Learn the pre-war story of Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish. Hear about the Nazi occupation, the history of Krakow's Ghetto, and the Płaszów Concentration Camp. Watch emotional movies and view documents, photographs, and artifacts left behind by the heroes and victims of this incredible story.

Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

4. Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

Visit Schindler's Factory and explore the museum dedicated to preserving the history of these incredible events. Learn the historical context with your expert guide to fully understand the story of Oscar Schindler. See an intimate portrait of the life of Schindler from his pre-war endeavors to his post-war fate. Visit his original office and hear the accounts of the Jewish survivors that he saved. Step into the old enamelware factory and learn the reality of everyday life in Kraków during the Nazi occupation. Immerse yourself in the past with reconstructions of the 1939 battlefield, the bustling streets of Kraków, public execution sites, the railway station, and the Jewish ghetto wall. As you walk from 1939 to 1945, meet not only Schindler but other important figures active in Kraków during that period: Himmler, Pankiewicz, Pope John Paul II, Amon Goeth, and more.

Wieliczka: Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

5. Wieliczka: Salt Mine Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow. Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time. Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.

Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

6. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Cathedral Guided Tour

Step into history with a guided tour of the former residence of Polish kings and a symbol of statehood, Wawel Castle. Discover the castle, which became a museum in 1930, and hosts a vast collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. See inside the chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and the magnificent renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection. Explore the Wawel collections of eastern art, one of the largest and most important collections of tents in Europe. Learn all about how the castle is also an important center for the conservation of art. Feel like you’re walking back through time as you discover the permanent exhibitions which decorated the way they would have been during the renaissance and baroque periods.

Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Wawel Castle was the residence of the royal family of Poland till 1795. It is a source of great Polish pride and stands as one of the most spectacular buildings on the top of Wawel Hill.  During your tour of the castle, you will get the chance to witness the grandeur of Poland’s past as you pass through the magnificent halls of the castle. Presently, the castle also houses a museum that includes beautiful artifacts preserved from the historic times when kings and queens ruled the country. During your tour, you may also visit the Royal private apartments adorned with exquisite tapestries, paintings, and chandeliers.  The castle serves as a premier art museum and also includes an Oriental Art section with the largest collection of Ottoman tents on the European continent. This 14th-century castle built by King Casimir II the Great was at the top of its opulence in the 16th century when King Sigismund the Old commissioned the castle to be expanded and built into what it looks like today. Once you are in the castle, you will be transported into the era of kings and queens as your guide shares information about the royals who once lived in the castle and the myths surrounding this beautiful place. You may also get to see the Wawel exhibition, which displays objects uncovered during archaeological excavations around the region. It also includes scale models of buildings and other architectural elements.  Wawel Castle is recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site and is known to have immense cultural and historical significance in Poland.

Krakow: Schindler’s Factory Private Tour

8. Krakow: Schindler’s Factory Private Tour

Start a journey back in time to Krakow during World War II. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the Polish Jews, giving you a general historical overview of their situation. Heading to the Museum on an eco-vehicle, you will stop at Ghetto Heroes Square - the point of departure for thousands of Jews from the Cracow ghetto to various camps. This place will certainly help you to start this emotional journey through the everyday life of Cracow’s citizens under the Nazi occupation. The Museum is housed in the former enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who famously saved the lives of over a thousand people during the Holocaust. He was brought into the limelight in 1993 by Steven Spielberg’s famous film 'Schindler’s List'. Ever since that time tourists from all over the world have been coming to Lipowa Street to discover the individual histories of Krakow’s wartime inhabitants, the fate of the Jews, the city’s underground resistance and more, using archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artefacts and dynamic multimedia installations. Get the most from your visit and see Schindler’s Factory at your own pace, without rush with your dedicated private guide. 

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

9. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour of the Wawel Royal Hill, one of the most important hills in Poland. This was where Polish kings and queens reigned over Poland. Your guide will tell you about the secrets of the royals and show you the most important places within Wawel Hill.  After meeting your guide, you will pass by the most expensive hotel in Cracow, which has hosted HRH Prince Charles and President Bush. You are then going to stop by the house of Jan Długosz, the legendary Polish historian, from where you will have a magnificent view over Wawel Hill. Then, start to go uphill, passing through the Arms Gate, and stopping by the monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko, one of the most important Polish heroes. Walk past the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral. Continue in the direction of the center of Wawel hill and the medieval courtyard, and head to the Austrian Hospital, from where you will be able to see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. You are then going to pass by Sandomierska Tower and go downhill through the Bernardyńska Gate, eventually leading to the cave of the Wawel Dragon. 

Krakow: Pub Crawl with 1 Hour of Unlimited Alcoholic Drinks

10. Krakow: Pub Crawl with 1 Hour of Unlimited Alcoholic Drinks

Start your pub crawl from St. Wojeciech Church in the heart of Krakow's Old Town. Meet your party guides and your group and head to your first stop to enjoy an hour of unlimited vodka, beer, rum, gin, whisky, shots, and mixers. Play lots of drinking games like flip cup, beer pong, and flip coin. Discover four more of Krakow's best bars, karaoke spots, and clubs. Enjoy free entry and a free welcome shot at each location. Arrive at the final club at 3 AM, where you can keep the party going till the morning. Hold onto the memories of a great night out with a professional photographer capturing moments throughout the night.

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The best pub crawl in Krakow, this was such a good night out, there was only 10 of is but it was such a crazy night I still can't believe it. The bars were all so cool and hipster, the Jewish quarter is such a dope area, there is no way we would have discovered these bars on our own, the first one was my favourite, it had such a nice beer garden and I was surprised that Prosecco was included in the open bar, my girlfriend really liked this. What made the night so memorable was the guides, shout out to staff who played pub crawl bingo with us and stayed till the very end drinking and parting with us like we had known each other for ever. I did there other pub crawl the next night in n the old town and it was pretty fun but nothing compared to the alternative crawl, more like epic night out crawl. Can't wait to come back to Krakow again!

The guide is waiting for you with a smile on his face and an umbrella with the British flag, written with free tour, right in front of the Church in the Market Square The tour includes a lot of useful information, plus a short 15-minute break in Plac Nowy, where you can eat and drink like a local, at attractive prices

Been on the regular Krakow Crawl and Boat Party before, so was looking for something different this time, so figured why not see other parts of Krakow, while still partying and having a great time? Lived up the expectations, as always, and definitely a good move to get out of the main square!

This is one of the best guided tours we've been on. Our guide, Jacob, was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Poland during the war, he was just amazing! Would definitely recommend this tour

Our Guide was friendly with a wealth of historical information. Would recommend