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  • Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

    1. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

    Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part ...

    My brother and I had a great experience with our guide Shawn! Very knowledgable, friendly and passionate about the history of Poland and this city. We definetly recommend going on this 2,5 hour tour if you have the chance!

  • Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

    2. Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

    Meet at Plac Solny and be transferred through historic Old Town and Cathedral Island to reach the show at Szczytnicki Park. Pass by several notable landmarks on the way to the show. Upon arrival, enjoy a spectacular 25-minute fountain show at the largest installation of its kind in Poland. See a variety of animations and images projected onto the water jets. With over 800 lights, 300 water projectors, and 3 fire jets, witness a colorful audio-visual performance. After the show, hop back on the bus and be returned to Plac Solny.

  • Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

    3. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Ba...

  • Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

    4. Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

    Hop on a well-maintained and stylish bike for a guided three-hour tour of Wroclaw. Avoid tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic while benefiting from the knowledge of an informative guide.  During this tour you will be able to admire the impressive baroque architecture of Wroclaw's Old Town, which was carefully reconstructed following WWII, check out Ostrow Tumski or Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city, and visit Centennial Hall, an architectural masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Besides these sites, your tour will take you to the Main Square, Old Town Promenade, Jatki, Spiż monument of animals for slaughter, Old City Prison, University of Wroclaw, Swordsman Monument, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Polish Hills, Grunwaldzki Square, Zwierzyniecki Bridge, Wroclaw Zoo, Japanese Garden, Iglica, Szczytnicki Park, the National Museum, the House of Old Stock Exchange,...

    Best day of our visit to Wroclaw, torguide bursting wirh knowledge and also fun to be with. We saw a hole lot of the beautiful city and learned a lo about the history.

  • Wroclaw: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

    5. Wroclaw: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

    Experience the best sites in Wroclaw in the comfort of an eco-friendly electric car. The city's history will come to life with the help of a local, professional guide. Admire the beauty of Wroclaw's Old Town and feel the excitement of the Main Market Square. Marvel at the architecture of Centennial Hall and the Spire monument from the outside and drive past the famous Wroclaw University. Venture onto Cathedral Island (Ostrow Tumski) and learn about the city's Medieval history. Stroll around the outside of sacral buildings including the Archbishop's Palace and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Learn the military history behind the Bastion Ceglarski and the Panorama Raclawicka. Along the way, keep a lookout for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement.

  • Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

    6. Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

    Begin your journey with a transfer from you hotel to Zwierzyniecka Harbour. Placed in a picturesque corner of Wroclaw city, the harbour hides within the neighbourhood of the Zoological Garden and the Centennial Hall. Cruise along the Odra River to admire the breathtaking panorama of the Old Town and beautiful city bridges. Enjoy stunning views of the Grunwaldzki suspension bridge from the second biggest river in Poland. During your cruise you will be taken on a journey to see lots of famous monuments, such as Szczytniki lock, Pressure Tower and Ostrow Tumski Island - the oldest part of Wroclaw. You will also learn from your knowledgeable guide about the city’s history and legends gone by. After the tour you will be transferred back to reach your hotel.

  • Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise by Luxury Ship

    7. Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise by Luxury Ship

    Start your day by meeting with your friendly and informative guide. After a short meet and greet you will commence your walking tour through one of Europe's most unique cities. Wander the city's market square and admire the incredible colors of the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pass the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University. Learn about the students of Wrocław and see the Fencer's fountain. Continue on to the former Matthias School and its Baroque garden. See the old market hall and Wrocław Cathedral. Admire the cathedral island from the Odra river, enjoy the view from the bridge and stroll along the promenade. The short walking tour ends with a cruise on the river Oder on the largest passenger ship in Wrocław. Sail for 1 to 1.5-hours towards the O...

  • Wroclaw Small Group Walking Tour

    8. Wroclaw Small Group Walking Tour

    Join your (very) small guided tour at the Wroclaw Cathedral to explore Wrocław. Learn about its unique location on the Odra River with 12 islands connected and 130 bridges. This makes it very similar to Venice but much less crowded and more manageable. Enjoy its idyllic riverside  parks and its beautifully preserved Cathedral Island which is a treat for lovers of Gothic architecture. Follow your guide through winding maze of cobblestoned lanes, church spires and vibrantly colored buildings. This is the district where you’ll find most of the city’s historical monuments and medieval architecture so our walking tour will focus on this area. Admire the Town Hall and the Cathedral that overlooks the Market Square. Take in the impressive sight, with the decorative doorways and many spires and carved gargoyles looking down. Wander the narrow streets around the cathedral to see things like the...

  • Wroclaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

    9. Wroclaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's historic Old Town & New Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. See the city's main square (Rynek Glowny) and walk through the medieval streets. Reach the stunning main building of Wroclaw University with its impressive Aula Leopoldina in Baroque style. Continue down medieval streets that lead to the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe, surrounded by old tenement houses with the Gothic town hall in the center. Visit the picturesque Wroclaw Town Hall and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. See the Royal Road, which ends in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here, you will find the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere. This tour will lead you along the streets of the Old To...

  • Wroclaw: City of 100 Bridges 4-Hour Private City Tour

    10. Wroclaw: City of 100 Bridges 4-Hour Private City Tour

    Medieval Wroclaw, rich in history and known as the City of 100 Bridges, attracts millions of tourists every year. This 4-hour sightseeing tour begins at the main entrance to the 13th-century Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, which is located on Ostrow Tumski Island in the oldest part of the city. You’ll walk along the banks of the Odra River before ascending the Polish Hill and taking in splendid view over Wroclaw. You can visit the nearby Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice Museum, which features one of the biggest 360-degree panoramic battle scenes in the world. Today this is one of the nation’s symbols. The Aula Leopoldina, the beautiful, representative Baroque hall at Wroclaw University, is the next stop on the tour. Stroll along medieval cobblestone streets that lead to the Market Square, with the Gothic-style Town Hall in its center. The Square, one of the larg...

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What people are saying about Ostrów Tumski

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 311 reviews

Highly recommended! Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Showed all the highlights, gave a lot background about the rich history and current events. In addition lot of useful practical tips.

A very good guided tour. The young man was flexible enough to show us various areas of Wroclaw. He always referred to the complex history of the city. Great!

A great attraction for visitors to the city. The man who took us there was great, he gave us a lot of interesting information in a great atmosphere.

Our tour guide was really nice, gave us a lot of info and reccomendation, I really enjoyed the tour!

It was quite good, but there were a lot of mosquitos there.