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Katowice Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. Katowice Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover Katowice, located on the richest land in all Poland, on a walking tour of the city. Find out how underground there are deposits of many valuable minerals, precious metals and much more. Thanks to this, years ago, this small city developed - rapidly growing into a big town which is now rich in culture and history. Follow your guide on this 2-Hour Old Town Walking tour and discover what interesting highlights Katowice has to offer. Start from the Silesian Theatre where many of the finest performances take place. Then, walk down to see the fantastic Monument to the Scouts of September which symbolizes the sacrifice of the young scouts who fought during World War II. Reach the Cross Market Square and admire the Goldstein Palace and Philharmonia. After this, pass the peaceful Square of Miszkolc Friends and discover Silesian Insurgents' Monument as you listen to its fantastic story. Finally, reach the pride of Katowice - Spodek. See more by upgrading your tour to the 3-hour option. Visit all of the above sights then head on to explore the District of Culture, (including Spodek), the innovative International Congress Center and the fantastic National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio. Next, walk down to see the very stunning and magnificent St. Mary's Church by walking along Mariacka Street.  Alternatively, choose the 4.5-hour sightseeing program which also passes by the Cathedral of Christ the King which is another symbol of Katowice city. This option includes the extraordinary occasion to see a great panorama of Katowice with ride up to the viewpoint at the Silesian Terrace. Also, see also the marvelous buildings at the Academy of Music and the Monument of Jozef Pilsudski - an iconic Polish hero.

From Katowice: Krakow Old Town Private Guided Day Trip

2. From Katowice: Krakow Old Town Private Guided Day Trip

Meet your driver at the hotel and be invited for the fully private tour to Krakow. Spend a day exploring a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Begin your guided tour with a walk through the Old Town. Listen to stories about the architecture, inhabitants, local history and attractions of Krakow. Walk along Florianska, one of the most famous and most exemplary streets of Kraków, leading straight to the heart of the city – the Main Market Square. Today it tempts with a variety of shops, restaurants, and clubs, while centuries ago it hosted the solemn coronation and funeral processions of monarchs. Admire the Main Market Square, the most important public space in Krakow, the most expansive Market Square of medieval Europe, gathering everything most characteristic of the city and having the most distinctive hallmarks, the most beautiful, the most important, the most charming, the most… Stop by the Collegium Maius and the Jagiellonian University the oldest in Poland and in this part of Europe. Immerse yourself in the culture of Krakow visiting Wawel Hill an ancient centre of power: legendary – connected to Krak or Krakus, the mythical founder of the stronghold and his descendants, and historical: ducal, princely, ecclesiastical, and royal. Be amazed by the castle and the cathedral with a bell tower and catacombs where many Polish monarchs are buried. See the six-metre tall Wawel Dragon statue and stop by the cave on the bank of the Vistula where the legendary dragon inhabited, terrorised the locals and demanded offerings of cattle, though in an alternate version of the tale these were virgins. Heading back down into Old Town, walk along the medieval cobblestone streets to St. Mary's Basilica with a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call and the star strewn murals by Jan Matejko covering the vaulting. Visit Sukiennice - Cloth Hall - full of stalls offering typical Krakow souvenirs. See the defensive walls and Barbican fortress before hopping on the car back to Katowice.

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