Planty Park Tours

Surrounding Krakow's Old Town, Planty Park stretches about 2.5 miles (4 km) and covers 52 acres. It was established in the early 19th century to take the place of the Old Town walls after they were destroyed. The park is really a chain of gardens designed in different styles, connected by walkways and lawns and topped off with a variety of fountains and sculptures.

Walking through Planty Park is like walking through Krakow’s history. You will pass a small segment of the old walls, as well as the 13th-century Gothic-style Florianska Gate and the Barbakan, a defensive fortress dating to 1499. Other notable landmarks include a Carmelite monastery that was once used as an Austrian prison, the 17th-century bishop’s palace from whose window Pope John Paul II once greeted the residents of Krakow and the Church of the Snowy Mother of God, built in 1635. More modern structures along the park are the art nouveau Palace of Art and the Bunkier Sztuki, a concrete exhibition hall that has been transformed into a museum and bar.

Practical Info

Allow an hour or two to walk around the entire park. Admission is free, and while you can enter anywhere, the most interesting route may be to start at the base of the historic Wawel Castle and go from there. 
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Address: Plantry, Kraków, Poland
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Tailored Fun and Private Photo Shoot in Krakow

Create a personalised souvenir of your vacation with a private photo shoot, using Krakow's most picturesque monuments and neighbourhoods as backdrops. Discover the city at your own pace with a bilingual, local photographer capturing timeless memories of your visit. Receive beautifully retouched images in a shareable gallery within a week of your experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Krakow Old Town Walking Tour

Discover the historical highlights of Krakow on this Old Town walking tour. As you walk through the cobbled lanes and squares, hear fun facts and background on the city’s history, culture, and architecture, and stop for photos at key sights such as St. Mary’s Basilica, Wawel Castle, and the Cloth Hall. About midway through, break for coffee (own expense) and chat with your guide about past and present-day life and traditions in the city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour and Optional Wawel Castle Visit

Stroll the streets of Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and Kazimierz district on this 3-hour tour. Led by a guide, wander past top attractions, including St. Mary’s Basilica and the medieval Main Square. Learn about each architectural gem as you go, and explore the former city of Kazimierz, now a charming and history-steeped district of Krakow. Numbers are reserved to 20 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

Cycle the scenic streets of Krakow on this 4.5-hour bike tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past the city’s top attractions, such as the former residence of Oskar Schindler, Wawel Castle, the Jewish quarter and more. Learn about the area’s rich history and architecture as you go, stopping to relax with a traditional Polish lunch. After an afternoon of exploration, your tour will conclude at your original departure point.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Segway City Tour in Krakow

See Krakow in an entirely new and fun way: via Segway. This small-group guided Segway tour of Krakow zooms you from site to site while learning about the history of each place. See popular landmarks and hidden gems during this memorable experience.
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Hop on Hop off Kracow Sightseeing Tour

Explore Krakow’s major sights at your own pace with a 1- or 2-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Take in the views from a double-decker bus and learn about local history through recored audio commentary, hopping off and back on at any of 10 different stops to design your own perfect day in one of Poland’s most beautiful and historic cities.
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