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Krakow Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) Tours

Krakow Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny)
The gigantic town square of Rynek Glowny is the centrepiece of Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and the largest medieval square in Europe. Dominated by the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and flanked by colorful neoclassical buildings, the square is both an architectural landmark and the main hub of local life. 

The Basics
As the navigational center of the Old Town and home to many of Krakow’s historic monuments, the main square is seen on almost all city tours. A walking tour offers the best photo opportunities; an experienced tour guide will point out the architectural highlights and explain the many historical events that took place on Rynek Glowny.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Horse-and-carriage rides depart from Rynek Glowny during the summer and Christmas seasons.
  • Krakow’s main tourist information office is located at the Cloth Hall.
  • Museums on Rynek Glowny include the Historical Museum of Krakow, the Polonia Wax Museum, Rynek Underground Museum, and the Polish Art Gallery. 

How to Get There
Rynek Glowny is located in the center of Krakow Old Town and is reachable on foot from several centrally located attractions, including Wawel Royal Castle and Planty Park. It’s about a 20-minute walk from Krakow’s central train station. 

When to Get There
Rynek Glowny is buzzing with activity at all hours. Head there early in the morning for crowd-free photo opportunities or in the evening to grab a drink at one of the many bars and cafés lining the square. Although it’s busiest in July and August, the square is at its most atmospheric during the festive season, when it hosts a large Christmas market. 

Historic Monuments of Rynek Glowny
Now home to a shopping arcade and an art gallery, the 16th-century Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) stands at the center of the square. Next to that, the Gothic-style Town Hall tower affords views over the Old Town; the magnificent St. Mary's Basilica, which dates back to the 14th century, stands at the eastern end of the square. Other architectural highlights include St. Adalbert Church, Krakow’s oldest church, and a number of notable sculptures including Igor Mitoraj’s Eros Bendato and monuments to the poet Adam Mickiewicz and the cabaret legend Piotr Skrzynecki. 
Address: Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-125, Poland
Admission: Free
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Food Tours

3 Hour Krakow Vodka and Culture Tour

Join this 3-hour vodka and culture tour and experience the vodka culture of Poland. At four unique restaurants and pubs, you’ll sample 7 different types of vodka and feast on food selected to complement Poland’s national beverage. During the small-group tour — limited to only twelve — you’ll learn about the significance of vodka in Polish culture and receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Arrival Private Transfer from Krakow Airport KRK to Krakow City by Luxury Van

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from Kraków John Paul II International Airport KRK  to your Hotel in Kraków  City Center by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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Concerts & Special Events

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Golden Era Film Music Festival

Royal Chamber OrchestraThe Royal Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2007 by Sławomir Prokopik. It consists of young musicians, students and graduates of the Academy of Music in Kraków, performing and touring all over the world. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Brahms are only a few names from the Quartet’s repertoire. Additionally, they perform contemporary film scores and jazz pieces. The Royal Cracow Quartet has given concerts in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the United States. They have played in numerous notable concert halls, including the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Wiener Musikverein, the Rzeszów Philharmonic, the Wrocław Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic and the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Aula of the Collegium Minus of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, etc.In 2009 they have released their debut album.
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Concerts & Special Events

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Chopin Concert Ticket Polonia House

We invite You for extraordinary and very popular concerts that are organized by music experts – doctors of musical art. You will listen to the significant works of Fryderyk Chopin – the genius of piano composition – Fryderyk Chopin. Exceptional renditions of the brilliant and superb pianists – winners of the most recognized piano competitions. Location Krakow's Rynek Glowny 14 Central Square 14.
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Walking Tours

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Booze Kult Crawl through Krakow's hottest clubs

Booze Kult Crawl brings you the best of Krakow´s nightlife! Every night, seven times a week, we take you to the biggest parties in town. Avoiding the classic tourist traps, and taking you to the clubs where the locals party on. We have wild and dedicated guides whose main goal is to make this an unforgettable night. Just in case you do forget due to the effects of alcohol, your night will be documented by our talented photographer.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing 1, 2 or 3 Historical Districts in Krakow: Complete Private Tour

Whether you’re short on time, prefer not to walk, or both, check off Krakow’s highlights in less than half a day, all from the comfort of a private, climate-controlled minibus. Choose one, two, or all three hour-long audio-guided tours. They cover Krakow Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, bohemian Kazimierz, once the city’s Jewish quarter, and Podgorze, site of the Jewish ghetto.
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Attraction Tickets

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ENERGYLANDIA: Amusement Park

Visit Energyland the largest amusement park in Poland. Use the transport in an air-conditioned vehicle in two directions from Krakow with pick up and drop off from your hotel (without having to travel to another meeting place). Enjoy the time spent in the Amusement Park without having to wait in queues for tickets, thanks to advance booking. Have fun using all the attractions without a limit under one ticket.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Krakow Old Town Walking Tour by Licensed Guide

Krakow is home to one of the biggest medieval market squares in Central Europe, which means it can be easy to get lost. Avoid navigation worries, and let someone else take charge by going on an Old Town walking tour. It’s a great way to get your bearings, learn about the city’s history, and tick off many highlights in a day. See Wawel Royal Castle, the Market Square, Jagiellonian University, and much more along the way.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Solve the mystery and explore hidden Kraków

It is going to be a quest game where you will walk around the city, get into places that sometimes even locals don't know about and solve hidden puzzles. Tasks are linear-answers to questions gives you next locations with more puzzles. Sometimes you will need a password to get in or to get next clue. You will find them out from previous puzzles or you will need to interact with people that are in check points. If you manage to solve the riddle you will get to the final point and find out what happened in the city. In order to get there you really need to get involved in solving the tasks and sightseeing itself. This way of exploring new places is way more engaging, educational and entertaining. It may sound serious but don't worry we are not too serious ;) we will take care that you will have fun - prepare for hilarious tasks and vodka shots in the check points. That is going to be an experience you couldn't just have on your own. You will surely remember that for a long time!
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Cultural Tours

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Krakow City Tour

Discover the beautiful, historic and culture-packed city of Krakow on a combination of bus and walking tour.
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Segway Tours

Segway Rental

Enjoy a 21st-century experience on this 1 or 2-hour Segway Rental. See the sights and discover hidden gems as you cruise effortlessly through the city’s medieval streets. Your instructor will teach you how to operate the Segway, and together with your assistant you will hit the Old Town streets. It will be the highlight of your holiday!
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Walking Tours

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Krakow walking sightseeing

Find out why the city is a UNESCO heritage listed site and witness some of the city's most important social and historical landmarks.Discover the historic city of Krakow on this 2.5-hour guided walking tour through the city.
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Nature & Wildlife

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ALPACA FARM Private Tour from Krakow

Enjoy the nature! Take part in a walk with alpacas and learn a lot about these fascinating animals. After learning to know the alpacas, we walk from Hof over adjacent paths through fields and meadows. During the hike, 1-2 people each lead an alpaca and get to know it better.
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Cultural Tours

GAILY TOUR in KRAKOW - Gay & Lesbian Tour

Krakow • Gay Tour & Wawel's SecretsKrakow by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide and/or Driver • Every Entrance Fee or Tasting described in the program
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Hiking & Camping

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TURBACZ: HIKING TRIP TO HIGHEST MOUNTAIN OF GORCE

It takes less than 2 hours to get from Krakow to Koninki, a little holiday destination at feet of the Gorce mountains. Hiking trails start there and lead to the highest pick in these mountains - Turbacz. With the hight of 1310 meters it may not be impressive, but it offers amazing views to all the mountains spreading to the south including the Tatra mountains.The Gorce mountain range is quite small and characterized by numerous gentle peaks with ridges reaching in different directions. Its biggest advantages are countless natural meadows which offer beautiful views to every direction of the world. Additional reward waits for you below the peak of Turbacz in a mountain shelter where you can have a beer or applepie with blueberries (or both) admiring panorama of the Tatra mountains.Distance of hiking 16.5 kmDuration of hiking about 6 hoursAscent 813 metersDescent 803 meters
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Sightseeing Passes

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Pass4Krakow - Unlimited Access to Over 30 Top Krakow Attractions

Make your Krakow sightseeing simple, save money on the best attractions and skip some ticket lines with Pass4Krakow. Gain unlimited access to over 30 most popular Krakow tours, activities, food experiences, and museums with only one purchase. Adjust the duration of your pass to 2 or 3 days and access all attractions conveniently on your phone. After the purchase, you will be granted free admission to Auschwitz, Wieliczka Salt Mine, selected Wawel expositions, Schindler’s Factory, River Cruise, Chopin Concert, food experiences, and more. Visit as many attractions as you can and see your savings grow. Three attractions may completely cover the price of the pass, the rest is your saving!
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Day Trips

Krakow and Auschwitz 1 Day Tour from Warsaw

Take a full-day tour from Warsaw that includes a Krakow city tour and a sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. At Auschwitz-Birkenau, visit still-standing parts of the original Nazi concentration camps along with artifacts from the prisoners who perished there during World War II. Learn about the murderous Nazi campaigns against Europe’s Jewish populations and other ‘undesirables’ as you tour the camps. Change pace in Krakow, taking in landmarks including St. Mary’s Basilica and more.
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Food Tours

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Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour

Treat your taste buds to a 2.5-hour food and walking tour through the evening-lit streets of Krakow. Try tastings of local smoked cheese and ‘pierogies,’ the famous stuffed dumplings filled with meat and potatoes, as you travel through the hidden haunts of the Main Market Square. Wash it all down with a cold Polish beer before heading to the vibrant Kazimierz district. There, savor delicious Jewish fare and a shot of ‘bison grass’ vodka before parting ways with your guide.
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Cultural Tours

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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU & SALT MINE: One Day Private Tour

Visit the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps and Salt Mine in one day. Use the transport from your hotel and booking service without waiting in queues. Travel by comfortable air-conditioned car or minvan from Krakow. Discover the history of the largest Nazi camp in Europe. Discover one of the oldest mines in the world thanks to a professional guide. Written by UNESCO on the first World Heritage List.REMEMBER !Visiting the Auschwitz and Birkenau & Salt Mine takes place with a guide in groups of up to 30 people (does not organize visits for smaller groups). Salt Mine can be visited with a guide in one of the available languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian). Visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp can takes place with a English, French or Spanish guide or with written guide book in the language of your choice in booking, not with a personal or audio guide but selfsightseeing. When booking, select which language option you want.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

Cycle the scenic streets of Krakow on this bike tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past the city’s top attractions, such as Jagiellonian University, 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 concludes at your original departure point.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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John Paul II History: Private Tour

Learn the history of Karol Wojtyła, the man who became the pope. Visit the family home of Pope John Paul II. Discover the center of John Paul II, admire collections of paintings, robes and many other items related to the Pope. Feel the inner peace and reckoning while visiting the sacred complex. Skip the queues using the previous reservation. Use the transport in an air-conditioned vehicle in two directions from Krakow with pick up and drop off from your hotel (without having to travel to another meeting place). Enjoy private transport without having to share the vehicle with other tourists.
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

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ZAKOPANE with THERMAL POOLS ticket

Visit Zakopane and Polish mountains. Experience a unique style of architecture, clothes, and food. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Polish mountains from the cable car. Visit the historic wooden village. See the ski jumps of the World Championship. After completing part of the sightseeing of the Zakopane Town, the driver will take you to a complex of thermal pools located in Bukowina Tatrzańska, 30 minutes away, where you will spend about 2 hours on a well-healing bath in hot springs. This is a full-day tour, lasting around 10 hours. Travel with a private vehicle with a personal driver at your disposal the entire journey, without having to share the vehicle with other travelers.
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Cultural Tours

1 Day Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

Pay your respects to those who lost their lives at the former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland by visiting Auschwitz—Birkenau Museum. The package includes door-to-door transport, admission, and a guided tour. By exploring Auschwitz-Birkenau with a guide, you’ll understand more about the historical events and what happened at the site.
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Day Trips

Krakow and Wieliczka 1 Day Tour from Warsaw

Discover the subterranean mysteries of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the historical highlights of Krakow on a full-day trip from Warsaw. Alongside your guide, you’ll travel to the UNESCO-listed salt mines to explore an underground labyrinth of chambers. See artworks, monuments and the magnificent Chapel of St Kinga (Kaplica Św Kingi) — an underground church made entirely from salt — before returning to Krakow to tour the city’s cultural treasures. Admire important landmarks such as Cloth Hall and Wawell Hill while learning of the Polish capital’s rich history.
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  • 15 hours
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