• Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Krakow's Old Town and Kazimierz district
  • Hear lesser-known facts and anecdotes about Krakow’s history from your guide
  • Walk through Europe’s largest medieval market square, Rynek Glówny
  • See Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest in the world
  • Enjoy coffee and a traditional Polish dessert
  • Finish the tour beneath Wawel Castle, on Kanonicza Street, where you can continue to explore the Castle with a guide (if the option is chosen)
  • Small-group tour with maximum 20 people provides a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour and Optional Wawel Castle Visit

Mariacki Church

Meet your guide in central Krakow to begin your 3-hour tour. Gaze up at one of the oldest churches in Poland, the 11th-century St Adalbert Church, before following your guide across the city’s main square, constructed in 1257.

Make your way over to St Mary's Basilica, famous for its hejnal (bugle call) that rings out on the hour from the top of the church’s tallest tower. Then, travel inside the square's historic Cloth Hall. During its golden age in the 15th century, the hall was the source of exotic imports from the east, including spices, silk, leather and wax, while Krakow itself exported textiles, lead and salt.

After exploring the Old Town, take a break to sample some delicious Polish desserts and coffee. Then continue to the Kazimierz district to see the Jewish synagogues and cemetery, and learn about the history of the area. Make your way next to Wolnica Square, home to the gothic Corpus Christi Church.

From Kazimierz, return to the Old Town. Your tour will end beneath Wawel Castle, the royal residence of Polish princes and kings since the 10th century. If you are interested in a visit to the Castle, choose the Wawel Castle option on this tour and you will be taken on a fascinating guided tour of this stunning building.

Customer Reviews

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Fully enjoyed the tour. The tour guide we had was called Paulina, she was very good. We crammed a lot in during the 3 hour tour. Fully recommend if you want to know the history of krakow and the buildings.

Carole D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A great introductory tour by our lovely tour guide Johanna. We took the tour on a cold and snowy morning and enjoyed the entire experience. Johanna showed us the old city and the Jewish quarter in a logical manner and kept us oriented both geographically and historically. The short break at a coffee house was just what we needed to warm up and recharge mid-way through our tour. We especially enjoyed working our way outside the former city walls, through the gate and down the royal route to the castle. Our local guide provided insight and context about some colorful historical figures and legends of the city which made the tour even more personable.

Julia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We did this tour on our first day in Kraków and the guide Joanna was lovely. She explained everything so clearly and showed us such a lot of this beautiful fascinating city. Kraków has so much history and tradition its lovely to see how passionate it’s people are about their beautiful home. Fantastic.

Edward F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great way to spend 3 hours in Krakow. You learn a lot about the history of the city and you go down streets and laneways and into buildings that you might otherwise walk straight past. The pace of the tour suits all ages and is highly recommended.

Russell F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Krakow exceeded my expectations! Beautiful, fascinating and very clean city at least in all the parts I visited. I was a little concerned about how I would hold up on a 3 hour walking tour, but the guide paced the tour appropriately and even gave us break at a nice cafe with delicious cheesecake included in price. The guide himself was very well-informed and spoke excellent English - it was a very enjoyable and worthwhile tour. I highly recommend it.

Marie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Professional and knowledgeable group leader. Lots of walking and saw many amazing historical sites. We enjoyed this tour so much.

lynreade

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour with Karolina as our guide. She was very knowledgeable about the city and its history and added some amusing anecdotes and legends along the way. She was happy to answer any questions and we enjoyed her company. There is a lot of walking in the tour but it is at a good pace. There is a break midway through the tour where you den enjoy tea or coffee and a scrumptious piece of cake in a local restaurant. We covered around 8kms around Kraków but at no point thought that it was too long. The tour is in two parts with the second being the tour of the castle. We had a different guide for this but she too was excellent. Can highly recommend both parts of this tour.

Jon N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour of the old town and Jewish quarter, I would highly recommend this, the tour operator was fantastic. Krakow has such a remarkable history.

Pam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour, I would say by the end of the walking tour we were all really tired and although we went to wawel castle, we didn't go inside as we were too exhausted, I wished we had the energy to have gone in.

Carl F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Unfortunately my wife could only to the first 45 minutes of this extremely enjoyable tour. I was pleasantly surprised about how much can be seen in Krakow and walking is by far the best way to do it. So much history was brought to life by our excellent guide.

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