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Krakow Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

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Arguably Europe's prettiest city, Krakow i s also one of the best preserved. Krakow's eventful history has only embellished the UNESCO-World Heritage listed city.

Day 1: Krakow Old Town and Jewish Quarter

The Old Town centers on Rynek Glowny, a 13 th-century market square. Dominating the square is the Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), once the center for the booming cloth trade. Don't miss the Mariacki church. Every hour on the hour this church sounds a bugle across the city. From here run narrow, largely pedestrianized streets to explore for the architecture, the pace of life, the many monuments, nearly 20 churches and dozen museums. Surrounding it all is the Planty Gardens, a ring-shaped park which was once the city's moat. St. Florian's Gate is the starting point of the Royal Way leading all the way to Wawel Castle.

In the afternoon, head for nearby Kazimierz, the former Jewish district. Here you'll find wonderful bars and cafes. Look out for the Corpus Christi Church, the Tempel Synagogue and ulica Szeroka. The two cemeteries, the Remuh and the New, are worth a look.

Day 2: Wawel Castle and Cathedral

The seat of Polish kings for over 500 years, the Wawel Cathedral dates from 1320-64 and most recently produced Poland's first pope. Make sure you see the Sigismund Chapel. Wawel Castle was the political and cultural centre of Poland until the 17th century. Today it houses a museum in five sections.

Day 3: Twentieth-Century Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was established not far from Krakow and approximately 1.5 million people died there during World War II. After the war, Krakow was left behind the Iron Curtain of Communism, and steel manufacturing dominated city life, based around the new city of Nowa Huta. An earlier industry of Krakow was the Wieliczka Salt Mine, fascinating for its UNESCO listed carvings.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1167 Reviews

Take a sobering tour of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on a 6-hour trip from Krakow. Travel by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage compound and ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

From USD $44.19

2-Night Warsaw Independent Experience Including City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Poland’s atmospheric capital any way you want on this 2-night independent Warsaw experience! Enjoy the first day to get to know the city on your own. ...  Read more

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $159.24

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 484 Reviews

Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Along with ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.98

Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 153 Reviews

Devote a day to the memory of Holocaust victims on this small-group Auschwitz tour from Krakow, led by an expert guide. Departing in the early morning, your ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.56

Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Savor the flavors of Krakow on this 2.5-hour evening walking tour with a food-loving guide. Uncover Poland’s rich culinary history and customs as you ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.90

Private Tour: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Trip from Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Swap Krakow for the rustic charms of Zakopane, Poland’s premier mountain resort, on this private day trip. With a driver-guide, travel to the charming ski and ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.76

In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

While in Poland don't miss your chance to visit Wadowice - childhood home of John Paul ll. Travel through the stunning Beskidy mountain range, pay homage to ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.52

Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

The Wall may be over and done with, but many of Krakow's most famous communist artifacts are alive and well!

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.22

Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 138 Reviews

Our tour meets in the largest medieval square in Europe, the main market square of Krakow. After an introduction on Krakow's origins we lead our guests to our ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.30

Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa including the 'Black Madonna' Day Tour from Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Follow the Eagles Nest Trail to Czestochowa to see the "Black Madonna", a Gothic painting of Our Lady at the monastery of Jasna Gora. Returning to ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $76.44

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