Great Barbican Tours

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In 1499 Krakow was a wealthy city under constant threat of attack, especially from the rampaging Ottomans. So they made themselves into a fortress. The Great Barbican is both the principal entry point to the city and a massive seven turreted point of defense. These days it looks like a fairytale city gate, back then it was either a massive relief to reach it with your wagons intact, or a deterrent to your planned attack on the city.

The actual gate to the city was St Florian's gate, linked to the Barbican by a covered passageway. But the Barbican and the series of moats and walls which lead away from it, ringing the city, were the first point of entry to Krakow in the Middle Ages. Today, you still enter the Old Town of the city through the impressive  Barbican.

Practical Info

Entry to the Barbican is included in the ticket for Brama Floriana gate tower and the other medieval fortifications. You can walk the remaining city walls.

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Address: Floriańska 55, Krakow 31-041, Poland
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The Barbican - entrance ticket

Visit Krakow’s impressive historic gateway—The Barbican. You’ll be able to see rare historic architecture that dates back to the 15th century and learn about how it protected the entrance to Poland’s former capital city. With this entrance ticket, you’ll avoid waiting in long visitor lines, and you won’t have to worry about tickets selling out on the day you visit.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

Explore Krakow’s top attractions on a 3.5-hour tour customized specifically to your interests. Led by a private guide, take off on foot or by coach through the UNESCO-listed Old Town. See major landmarks including the Cloth Hall and the Barbican, before heading to the historic areas of Nowa Huta and Kazimierz. Learn the rich history the city as you top off your trip with a visit to the Wawel Royal Castle.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour

Get an insider's view of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Krakow with this private guided tour of the city. See the main sites, including Wawel Castle, the main square and many ancient churches, and learn about the history of each place. Stroll around Kazimierz, the city's former Jewish neighborhood, now a trendy and hip part of town.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

Zip around Krakow in an electric car on this 90-minute sightseeing tour. Led by a private driver, soak up the city's rich history as audio commentary offers background on the passing attractions. Travel through the Jewish district of Kazimierz, see the Barbican and Cloth Hall in the Old Town and experience a poignant piece of World War II history in the former Jewish Ghetto. Your private tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

Make the most out of your time in Krakow with a 2- or 3-day museum and transport pass. Enjoy complimentary access to 40 top museums, including Oskar Schindler’s Factory, the Rynek Underground, Town Hall Tower and more. Tram travel and a 24-hour bus ticket are also included, so you can journey to each attraction with ease. Top off your trip with discounts at select restaurants, shops and other activities, also provided with your pass.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour by Eco Friendly Electric Car With Live Guide

Cruise through Krakow in an electric car on this 60- or 90-minute private city tour. Enjoy an open-air ride through the Old Town, passing the Rynek Główny, the Cloth Hall and the medieval structure of the Barbican, and delve into areas closed to normal traffic. Then, experience a poignant piece of World War II history as you pass Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Ghetto Heroes Square and the city’s former Jewish quarter. As you go, your private guide will discuss the stories behind this vibrant Polish city.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Krakow Super Saver: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip plus Private Krakow Tour by Electric Car

See the Wieliczka Salt Mine and discover Krakow by electric car on this Super Saver, combining two popular Krakow tours in one day at a special value price. Begin your morning at the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, exploring the underground world of salt sculptures, the Chapel of St Kinga and a salt lake with a local guide. Afterward, soak up a private city tour of Krakow in an electric car, passing the vibrant Kazimierz district and the historic Old Town, including audio commentary.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Krakow Sightseeing in Retro Car

Explore the beautiful city of Krakow in a retro car. It’s the perfect tour for first-time visitors to get their bearings of the city, and you’ll cover more ground than if you were traveling on foot. Customize your tour based on your preferences—there are a variety of options to choose from, such as a Jewish District Tour, a Ghetto and Podgorze tour, or an Old Town tour. Conveniently, audio guides are available in 14 languages too. 
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Krakow Sightseeing Tour

Discover the best of Krakow on a private sightseeing tour. A private tour will give you a more personalized experience, and you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention for questions. It’s a great introduction to the city, as well as the perfect way to get your bearings. Save time and see many highlights in one tour, such as the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Church, the Cloth Hall, and much more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Minibus

Sieze the day by going on this extensive sightseeing tour of Krakow by minibus. Thanks to the mode of transportation, see a large swath of the city while learning about the history of Krakow: trendy and hip Kazimierz, once the the Jewish ghetto; Grodzka Street, Old Market Square and St. Mary's Basilica, among many other spots.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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4-Day Sightseeing Tour of Krakow

Save yourself the hassles of itinerary planning and make the most of even a short trip on this 4-day guided Krakow package that includes round-trip transfers and three UNESCO World Heritage site visits. Take a tour of Krakow Old Town, explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and pay your respects at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Krakow and Auschwitz 1 Day Tour from Lodz

Visiting Krakow and Auschwitz by yourself is almost impossible if you don’t rent a car. Avoid the hassle of driving yourself with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport from Lodz. Plus, your admission ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum allows you to explore the former concentration camp at your own pace. Your guide also takes you on a tour of Krakow afterward.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Krakow and Wieliczka 1-Day Tour from Lodz

It’s easy to take a quick day trip to Wieliczka and Krakow from Lodz with this full-day tour, including lunch and round-trip transport. During the day, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, which was one of the oldest salt mines in operation up until 2007. Then continue on to Krakow, and see Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, and Krakow Barbican.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Private Walking Tour of Krakow from Wroclaw

Get acquainted with the cultural delights of Poland’s beguiling capital on a full-day walking tour of Krakow from Wroclaw. Travel by luxury coach through the picturesque Polish countryside while receiving an interesting introduction to Krakow’s history and culture from your expert guide. Begin your walking tour in the city’s charming former Jewish district and marvel at ancient landmarks like Wawel Castle and the Royal Cathedral. Absorb the vibrant ambience of Old Market Square, Europe’s largest medieval square and navigate the ambient tangle of the UNESCO-listed Old Town before returning to Wroclaw by comfortable coach.  
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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