- 4-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.
What You Can Expect
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.
The guide was perfect. It was apparent that he loved his job explaining the highlights of his city to guests. I highly suggest the private tour for the little bit more it costs since it allows the visitor to stay longer at items of more interest to them without having to accommodate other travelers.
For instance, at the visit to the former home of Pope John Paul II we were able to make an unplanned stop for half an hour at the gift shop so my wife could buy religious souvenirs for her family in the Philippines. These gifts mean a lot to the recipients, who are devout Catholics and not able to afford to travel. Having the ability to stay longer wherever you want along the way makes this a super value.
jack was great--informative and funny, kept us interested and entertained for four hours!