5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

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

Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

See the sights of Krakow with a private guide at your side! This comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour can be done by foot or minivan and offers a flexible itinerary that’s tailored to your interests. Explore Krakow’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town to see attractions like the Barbican and the Cloth Hall, and then visit intriguing neighborhoods like Kazimierz and Nowa Huta. See royal splendor at Wawel Royal Castle and learn all about the fascinating history of Krakow.


  • 3.5-hour Krakow city sightseeing tour with a private guide
  • See top city attractions around Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town: Rynek Glowny, the Cloth Hall and the Barbican
  • Get up close to the old city walls and see Florian Gate while learning about Krakow in medieval times
  • Visit the old Jewish quarter of Kazimierz to see eye-catching synagogues
  • Admire Wawel Royal Castle and then contrast its splendor with Nowa Huta’s Stalinist architecture
  • Choose to explore the city on foot or by minivan

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is the perfect tour to see Krakow's top city attractions in a short amount of time. What's more, the guide is entirely 'yours' and can adjust the itinerary to your interests, plus you have the option of walking or touring in the comfort of a minivan.

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

Church of St Joseph in Krakow's Podgorze District

Start your Krakow tour at a time that suits you best, and head out from your central Krakow hotel with your guide. You can either enjoy the tour on foot as a walking tour, or relax in the comfort of a luxury minivan as your guide drives.

Explore Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, an inspiring place that was rebuilt after being reduced to rubble in the Second World War. Hear the history while admiring the main square, Rynek Glowny, and the beautiful Cloth Hall that dominates it. Originally a 14th-century covered stall, the hall grew steadily grander over the years as Krakow’s textile trade grew, and is now an iconic city attraction.

Continue to the old city walls to see Florian Gate and the beautiful Barbican building – a turreted defence tower that served as a fearsome medieval fortification. With 10-foot (3-meter) thick walls bearing over 100 embrasions (slits for arrow and cannon fire), the building is one of the few remaining structures of its kind in Europe.

See St Mary’s Church with its famous little-and-large towers, and then head out of the Old Town to explore the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz. All traces of its folklore and culture disappeared during WWII when the Jews were persecuted, but its Jewish architecture still stands proudly here today. Admire the beautiful synagogues of the area, and then take a stroll to Wawel Hill to see Wawel Royal Castle – a building that serves as a symbol of the independent Polish state.

Explore Nowa Huta – a fascinating urban neighborhood with a colossal steel factory. While the factory can’t be visited, the streets around it make for a pleasant amble, with a collection of interesting churches breaking up the Stalinist-architecture. If time permits, finish your tour with a stroll around Kosciuszko Mound, or perhaps pay a visit to Tyniec Monastery – a gorgeous Benedictine Abbey.

If you opted to enjoy your tour by minivan, then finish with a hotel drop-off. Alternatively, finish your tour at a place that’s convenient for you.

Customer Reviews

Dennis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Nice tour. Took us around Krakow and we saw the sights from a van instead of walking. Then we entered the main square and toured the St Mary's church. Very Informative. Would recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Aaron S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour which gave us the chance to see the city's most famous places as well as a number of hidden gems. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to take photos of us and answer our questions. It's hard to pick out one highlight - there are so many! A fantastic city. I would recommend Krakow to anyone.

Valery G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had this tour in Octouber 2015.
Our guide Macheck was great, kind and extremely knowledgeable. We had a great time learned many new interesting things. We like Kracov and wish to return in it sometime.

Jacqueline D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fabulous guide. Incorporated all the main sites and answered all our questions.

Virginia Mason V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Despite the mix-up as to whether we were having a walking tour or a mini-bus tour, Damien was a knowledgeable and considerate tour guide who allowed us to rest when we needed to. We enjoyed his company and loved being in Krakow.

Jonathan B. N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was well worth the introduction to the town! Krakow old town is a very intimate place to visit. Our tour guide Joanna did a wonderful job and showed us everything from the Florian Gates to Kashimirsh.

Diane F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I want to thank the tour for providing such a great service, Damien was at my hotel at 10am prompt as agreed he was such a nice guy very informative and this is the first time I have ever used a personal tour guide. He helps you get a deeper insite to the city you are visiting. 10 out of 10.

Mark K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was excellent. We were met at our hotel promptly by our guide (sorry i dont have her name but please pass on our thanks again) who was friendly engaging and very well informed. She took us on a 3.5 hour walking tour which was fascinating and she delivered the information in a lively and animated fashion. She is obviously very passionate about her city and it showed through. Thank you for a great afternoon/evening

Rhys S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Lovely tour done at our own pace.
Damian was an excellent guide who loved and cared passionately for his city.

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