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Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

1. Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

Experience the ultimate introduction to Krakow with a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town. Start your tour in the heart of the city in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest square in Europe. Your professional guide will take you to the top sights of Krakow and inform you of its dramatic history. They will also provide you with insider knowledge of what to visit, see and eat while you're in this beautiful city. You'll end your tour at Wawel Castle, the impressive royal residence of Polish kings.

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Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

2. Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

Get to know Krakow and its history. Visit Wawel Castle, many gorgeous churches, the Bishop's Palace, the Jagiellonian University, and many other historical buildings in Old Town Explore the Jewish Quarters and see breathtaking Christian Churches, old Jewish Synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz. See the remains of the Ghetto’s walls and the Main Square. Afterward, visit Schindler's Factory Museum. Receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the starting point. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will go straight to the starting point. Begin the audio-guided tour of Wawel, starting from Tourist Information Grodzka 52A. Follow your audioguide to Kanonicza Street and to Wawel Hill via Herbowa Gate. Hear the role of every building on the Hill and its history behind it. Visit Wawel Hill, Main Courtyard, and Arcaded Courtyard. End the tour next to the Dragon’s Den.

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Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

3. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover Krakow and learn about the stories, anecdotes, and legends of the city from your expert guide as you visit sites including Grodzka Street and the elegant Wawel Cathedral. Head to St Florian’s Gate, one of the symbols of the city that welcomes visitors arriving in Krakow. Follow the road towards Pijarska Street, one of the most famous streets in Krakow. From here, walk directly to the heart of the city, the Main Market Square. Admire the charming Cloth Hall, Krakow’s oldest commercial center featuring beautiful renaissance architecture. Visit St. Adalbert's Church and the Town Hall Tower standing at an impressive 230 ft. See the Mariacki Square which surrounds St. Mary’s Basilica. Discover the Basilica's high altar by Veit Stossa and the star-strewn murals by Jan Matejko, covering the vaulting. Explore St. Andrew’s Church, one of the oldest churches in the city. Walk along the picturesque Kanoniczna Street which dates back to the 14th century. Gaze at the Wawel Royal Castle from the top of Wawel Hill and enjoy views of the spectacular renaissance palace. Enter the Wawel Cathedral, the most important house of worship in Poland.

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Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

4. Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

Cover distances that are impossible to walk with a two-hour group bike tour of the Old Town. Visit 4 churches and see the vibrant Old Town market squares and shopping areas. Ride along the royal route and take in views of the Wawel Royal Castle. Go to the Vistula embankment and the famous Wawel Dragon Cave. Discover the well-known and hidden gems. Take in the true atmosphere and plenty of street art with help from your guide. Find places that can only be reached by bike.

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From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

5. From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then travel to the train station to board the express train to Krakow. A local guide will meet you on arrival. Experience the atmosphere of the city of the Kings of Poland at the landmark monuments of the medieval Old Town. Visit Wawel Castle and see some of its ceremonial rooms, and gaze in awe at the beauty of Sigismund Chapel inside the Royal Cathedral. Learn more about the Piast, Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties and admire tapestries that once belonged to King Sigismund August. Look at the monumental Cloth Hall on Main Market Square. Discover the remains of the old city wall and learn about the ceremonial St. Florian's Gate. See the oldest synagogue in Poland in the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, and get the chance to buy souvenirs of amber and silver jewelry along the way.

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Krakow: Guided Private Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Guided Private Walking Tour

Take a guided walk around the magical city of Krakow, exploring its amazing cultural and spiritual center. Krakow was included on the first UNESCO Heritage List, among 12 of the most valuable sites in the world. The city is thriving with artists and students, churches and palaces, restaurants and cafes, and little streets and squares. Throughout your tour you can also view Wawel Castle over the Wisla River, which combined with the rest of the city helps create an important, charming, and unforgettable atmosphere which you will experience during this tour. Your guide will be with you at all times to show you the best spots, as well as some hidden places of this amazing and very unique city. Your tour includes a walk through Krakow Old Town and Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter. There is also the possibility of a coffee/snack break in a charming spot, if so requested.

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Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

7. Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

Go on an audio guided tour of Kraków's Jewish district in the comfort and style of an electric car. Kraków's Old Town is the historical and central district of Kraków, and is one of the most famous old districts in Poland. The district features the centrally located Rynek Główny (Main Square), which is the largest medieval town square of any European city. There is a number of historic landmarks in its vicinity, such as the St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), the Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's), and the Church of St. Barbara, as well as other national treasures. At the center of the plaza and surrounded by kamienice (row houses) and noble residences, stands the Renaissance cloth hall Sukiennice. Kazimierz is the district south of the Old Town and was the center of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years before being systematically destroyed during World War II. It was rediscovered in the 1990s thanks to the fall of the regime and worldwide exposure gained from the lens of Steven Spielberg. This has caused Kazimierz to rebound, and it is today Kraków’s most exciting district. It is a bustling, bohemian neighborhood packed with historical sites, atmospheric cafes, and art galleries. As a result, the district has become a major tourist draw and pilgrimage site for Jews, which has led to the return of contemporary Jewish culture in the area.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

8. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

Visit the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Walk past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Learn about the story of Oskar Schindler as you visit his former Enamel Factory, which is now turned into a museum. See the 'Krakow under Nazi occupation' exhibition to find out more about the city's history. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Krakow. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Krakow: Old Town by Golf Cart, Wawel, & Wieliczka Salt Mine

9. Krakow: Old Town by Golf Cart, Wawel, & Wieliczka Salt Mine

Spend the day exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this multi-stop Krakow tour, lunch included. Visit the most important places of the Old Town in a comfortable and eco-friendly golf cart vehicle, then embark on guided tours of Wawel Castel and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. During this sightseeing tour in a heated electric golf car, see the oldest of Krakow's historic area and some of the most iconic parts of this UNESCO heritage-listed city. Explore the Planty Park with the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican and drive through Main Market Square where you can spot the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. See the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard. Listen to your audio guide as you pass the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, the 13th-century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Next, take a look at the Wawel Royal Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle in all its glory and go inside to visit the symbol of Krakow and one of the most important museums in Poland. Following alongside an expert local guide, take in the museum’s collection of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Visit the chambers that display the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August, Italian Renaissance paintings from the Lanckoronski collection, and the Wawel collections of Asian and Middle Eastern art featuring the largest collection of tents in Europe. Experience the museum's permanent exhibitions that recreate the appearance of rooms from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. After getting to know the castle and cathedral, take a break and have a traditional Polish lunch (included). Next, go to Wieliczka, a small town 10 km from Krakow where you can find one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe. Follow a more than 3-km-long route and see more than 20 halls, including the unique St. Kinga's Church. Explore the underground church that’s richly decorated with chandeliers, carvings, and sculptures. The depth of the mine is 340 meters and the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The mine also features a special curative microclimate in the mine and the sanatorium at a depth of 135 m. 

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From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

10. From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Discover the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private day trip from Wroclaw. Admire the legendary cobbled Main Square, and check out other stunners such as Wawel Castle, the residence of Polish kings. Then, travel on to Wieliczka, a UNESCO-protected 13th century salt mine of subterranean tunnels and galleries. Descend deep underground to explore the salt-carved chapels, church and statues — all wonders to behold — before returning to Wroclaw. After your hotel pick-up in Wroclaw, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Krakow, Poland’s second biggest city and former royal capital. En route, view Poland’s pretty countryside and hear about Krakow’s storied history from your informative guide. Learn how the city has always been a hub of Polish learning and arts, and how it centers on the largest medieval town square in Europe. On arrival, take a guided tour of old Krakow’s highlights. Admire the cobbled Main Square (Rynek Główny), and see noteworthy landmarks such as the Cloth Hall and the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, one of the world’s oldest universities. Make your way to the Kazimierz district, the old Jewish quarter. Take in this atmospheric neighborhood, and learn how some scenes from the movie Schindler’s List were filmed here. Then, head for one of Krakow’s must-sees: Wawel Castle. Admire the 14th century hilltop complex that was home to many Polish kings, and see the metal sculpture of a dragon below the hill. Hear the old legend of the Wawel dragon, and watch the sculpture breathe fire — just like its mystical, medieval counterpart. Continue from Krakow to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a 13th century, UNESCO-listed mine that is one of Poland’s historical treasures. A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the mine consists of subterranean chambers, tunnels and carvings, mostly cut by hand from the natural salt. Descend via the stairs, and tour the highlights of this incredible hidden world. Behold the statues and chapels, and marvel at the showpiece: the Chapel of St Kinga, an entire church where everything is hewn from salt, including chandeliers. As you explore, learn about the history of the mine and the mining techniques used here, and then ride the high-speed lift to the surface. Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off in Wroclaw.

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What people are saying about Cathedral Museum

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4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

eugenio was very kind and helpful, the explanations were very clear and he answered all questions. surely if we go back to krakow we will turn to him.

We had a great tour with Krzysztof. He went over and above for us to give us the full Krakow experience. Very informative and fun.

Krakow was beautiful. Wieliczka Salt Mine was overrated.

Looking back, I wish that I had used the time spent at the Wieliczka Salt Mine to have some free time in Krakow.