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Discover the Catholic heritage, history and architecture of Krakow on this 3-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, see the legendary Sigismund Bell of Wawel Royal Castle, the Church of St Anne, St Mary’s Basilica and more. As you go, learn the stories behind Poland’s Catholic past and present. This tour is limited to 15 people to keep the experience as intimate as possible.

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Krakow's religious monuments
  • Visit St Mary’s Basilica and Wawel Cathedral
  • See the Church of St Anne and Bishops Palace along with other churches
  • Learn about the Poor Clare Sisters of Krakow during a visit to the Church of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Explore Wawel Royal Castle and get an up-close view of the legendary Sigismund Bell
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to 15 people to ensure personalized attention from the guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour reveals the secrets and stories of Krakow’s past and gives insight into Polish culture via the countries Catholic past and present.

What You Can Expect

Krakow Catholic Churches and Monuments Tour

Explore Wawel Cathedral on this small-group walking tour

Begin your tour in Krakow’s Old Town, where you’ll join up with your local guide. Head first to the Church of St Anne, one of the leading examples of Polish Baroque architecture.

Continue across the Main Square to St Mary’s Basilica. Learn about the history of the famous 15-century altarpiece from your guide, as well as the trumpet that can be heard on the hour from the tallest tower.

Stroll next to the Church of St Francis of Assisi to see an official replica of the Shroud of Turin. Afterward, take a glimpse of John Paul II's ‘papal window’ at the Bishop’s Palace, where the beloved figure once addressed the city's residents. From there, hear the story behind the Poor Clare Sisters as you step into the Church of Saints Peter and Paul.

Top off your trip with a stop at the Wawel Royal Castle. Learn the untold tales of the castle’s past as you travel through the grounds by tram. Head over to the cathedral to witness Sigismund Bell, one of Poland's national symbols. The bell weighs an astonishing 28,000 pounds (13 tonnes) and requires 12 bell-ringers to swing it!

After making your way back to your original departure point, your tour will conclude.

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