• Location: Kraków, Poland
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is the city’s most atmospheric district and the best way to explore is on foot. This 3-hour walking tour checks off all the highlights, including the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex; the medieval St. Mary’s Basilica and 17th-century St Peter and Paul’s Church; and the historic Cloth Hall.

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Krakow’s Old Town
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed monuments of Krakow’s oldest district
  • Explore the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex
  • Admire architectural wonders such as St Peter and Paul’s Church, St Mary’s Basilica, and the Cloth Hall
  • Learn more about Krakow’s fascinating history and heritage from a local guide

What You Can Expect

Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Wawel Castle

Meet your guide in Krakow’s Main Market Square in time for a 2pm departure and set out to explore the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town.

Follow your guide down the Royal Route, and walk in the footsteps of the Polish Kings as you hear about Krakow’s stint as the royal capital. Pause to see historic landmarks such as St. Florian's Church, and admire the grand medieval buildings along Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza Streets.

Arrive at Wawel Castle and spend time exploring the magnificent castle complex, including the Cathedral, the Royal Chambers, and the Armory. Marvel at the Medieval, Romanesque, Renaissance, and Baroque architectural styles, and take in the views from the top of Wawel Hill, gazing out over the Vistula River and the gold-roofed Sigismund Chapel.

Continue to Rynek Główny, where the star attraction is the 13th-century St. Mary’s Basilica, home to an impressive altarpiece by Veit Stoss, and some striking paintings by artists including Matejko, Mehoffer, and Wyspiański. Nearby, St Peter and Paul’s Church is another important religious monument, build in the 17th century and still the most significant Jesuit church in Krakow.

After enjoying a coffee break (own expense) at a local café, visit one of the city’s most photographed landmarks – the elaborate Cloth Hall and the Underground Museum.

Your tour ends around 5pm back in the Main Market Square.

Customer Reviews

Thelma H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The Old Town Guided Walking Tour was excellent, the tour guide was very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would recommend it to anyone.

Joan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Although I had walked around the Old Town on my own the day before, the information provided by the tour guide the next day completed the experience.

Kevin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This tour was the greatest. The reason was our guide - Jack - though his real name was probably three times longer and had no vowels. We met at the prescribed location in the main market square and set off at precisely 2pm. For the next three hours, we saw the wonderful sights of Krakow's old town while we took the graduate course relating to its history, geography, art and architecture from Jack, whose English was excellent and colourful. He wasn't just knowledgeable, he was passionate, and a natural story-teller. He had us hanging on every word. At precisely 5pm, we were back in the square - we had to be there at the top of the hour for this - where Jack delivered his piece de résistance - another bit of theatre that I won't reveal here. A bit of history that we'll remember, especially for the way in which it was conveyed by our entertaining guide. This review may sound a bit effusive, but no, I don't work for the tour company, and I'm not a relative of Jack! Just really enjoyed the tour and hope you do, too.

Kevin Worth
Victoria, BC Canada

Sean M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

There were just 4 on our tour, myself and my wife both Irish and a couple from Sweden. Our guide, Isabella, was excellent, pleasant, informative and very sensitive to the wishes of the group. You could have walked the same streets we walked and come away with the justified impression that they were pleasant and pretty. Isabella was able to put life upon those impressions by portraying the people who had lived there over the centuries, how past times had impacted upon people and the city. Kraków is a beautiful city and this tour brought it very much to life.

Eunice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very unteresting way to learn about city layout and sights

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Informative with friendly guide.

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Informative with friendly guide.

Jill G

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Good introduction to Krakow, you get to see most of the main sights between the main square on the castle. It's not too strenuous either. The guide, Filips, was very good.

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