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Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

1. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

Discover the beauty of Wroclaw during a 2-hour electric car tour. See many of the interesting sights and landmarks of the city in a convenient and comfortable way. The itinerary takes visitors to 30 of the most important monuments and attractions of the capital of Lower Silesia. Routes for the tour were prepared by licensed city tour guides and include places such as Saint Elisabeth Church, Jatki, the University of Wrocław, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Piasek Island, Piasek Bridge, Cathedral Island, Botanical Gardens, Saint Martin Church, and more. Commentary on board is available in multiple languages. The high-quality sound system in the electric car makes it possible to learn about the exciting history of the city in the language of your choice.

Wroclaw: River Cruise in an Eco Solar Catamaran

2. Wroclaw: River Cruise in an Eco Solar Catamaran

The tour sets sail along Wroclaw’s Odra River in an ecological, solar-powered catamaran and provides a unique sightseeing perspective of the city. These eco-catamarans exude zero emissions into the environment, and are equipped with life jackets for all passengers. On the boat, there are audio guides provided in several languages, including German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, and Polish. Begin with a glide past picturesque Old Town, heading in the direction of the city zoo. Along the way sail by a selection of the city’s most iconic landmarks including Hala Targowa, Piaskowy Bridge, University Bridge, University of Wroclaw, Ossolineum, Tumski Bridge and Ostrów Tumski. During the tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to sail around the islands of Wroclaw, such as Piaskowa, Daliowa, Tampa, and Slodowa. The boat then glides along the Boulevard of Xawery Dunikowski, next to the Academy of Fine Arts, and then under the Bridge of Peace. Continue on towards Grunwaldzki Bridge, steeped in rich-history, and then onto the University Library, and Polinka cable car.

Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

3. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as well as many other churches and cloisters that lend the area an extraordinarily spiritual atmosphere. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions of where to go from here to complete your exploration of the city.

Wrocław: Long City Walk and River Cruise

4. Wrocław: Long City Walk and River Cruise

This is your chance to truly discover one of Europe's most unique cities. Wander the city's market square and admire the incredible colors of the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pass the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University where you will visit the Oratorio Marianum music hall and the Aula Leopoldina, and enjoy the view from the Mathematical Tower. See the oldest university church in the world with its incredible Baroque ornamentation. Take a stroll through the old market hall and Wrocław Cathedral. Admire the cathedral, enjoy the view from the bridge and walk along the promenade. End the tour with a delightful cruise on the river Oder. Sail for 50 minutes in a return journey to the zoo. Take a seat on any of three decks on the ship or lounge in a sun chair while sipping a cold beer, wine, coffee or dessert. Relax and soak in the sights that pass you by until the trip concludes at the city center marina.

Wroclaw 1-Day Trip to Prague Private Guided Tour

5. Wroclaw 1-Day Trip to Prague Private Guided Tour

Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Wroclaw. Travel through the Lower Silesia and Sudetes Mountains and soak up the scenic views along the way. After approximately four hours of driving, arrive in Prague and be greeted by your friendly guide. The tour begins in Old Town near the imposing Powder Tower. Stroll through the charming streets and marvel at architectural masterpieces including the Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. As you walk, listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about local life, history, and culture. Arrive in the Jewish District and stop by the Jewish Town Hall, then check out the area’s many synagogues. Cross the famous Charles Bridge to visit Lesser Town, then marvel at the impressive interior at the iconic St. Nicholas Church. Finally, enjoy a short visit to Prague Castle and admire its richly decorated gates and courtyards. At the end of the tour enjoy one hour of free time to explore at your own leisure or grab some lunch. When you’re finished, relax on the return journey to Wroclaw. 

Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

6. Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

Meet at Plac Solny and be transferred through historic Old Town and Cathedral Island to reach the show at Szczytnicki Park. Pass by several notable landmarks on the way to the show. Upon arrival, enjoy a spectacular 25-minute fountain show at the largest installation of its kind in Poland. See a variety of animations and images projected onto the water jets. With over 800 lights, 300 water projectors, and 3 fire jets, witness a colorful audio-visual performance. After the show, hop back on the bus and be returned to Plac Solny.

Wroclaw: Giant Mountains & Valley of Palaces Day Tour

7. Wroclaw: Giant Mountains & Valley of Palaces Day Tour

On this full-day excursion you’ll visit the Karkonosze Mountains, also known as the Giant Mountains, and the fascinating Valley of Palaces and Gardens and unique 19th-century mansions. Most of the sites are situated at the foot of the largest mountain range in the Sudetes. The scenic route takes you from Wrocław to the extraordinary 14th-century Siedlecin Tower House. Admire one of the most outstanding examples of medieval art: the 14th-century polychromes that portray scenes from the Arthurian legends of Lancelot. The next stop is a late baroque palace in Staniszow where you'll sample Echt Stonsdorfer (traditional herb liqueur) from the village. From here, travel to Karpacz, one of the most popular mountain resorts, situated directly at the foot of the Karkonosze range. Here you'll visit the Vang Stave church, considered to be the oldest wooden church in Poland and a unique relic of Nordic Romanesque architecture dating back to the 12th century. It was originally built in Norway and was moved to Silesia by a Prussian king in 19th century.

Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

8. Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

Hop on a well-maintained and stylish bike for a guided three-hour tour of Wroclaw. Avoid tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic while benefiting from the knowledge of an informative guide.  During this tour you will be able to admire the impressive baroque architecture of Wroclaw's Old Town, which was carefully reconstructed following WWII, check out Ostrow Tumski or Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city, and visit Centennial Hall, an architectural masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Besides these sites, your tour will take you to the Main Square, Old Town Promenade, Jatki, Spiż monument of animals for slaughter, Old City Prison, University of Wroclaw, Swordsman Monument, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Polish Hills, Grunwaldzki Square, Zwierzyniecki Bridge, Wroclaw Zoo, Japanese Garden, Iglica, Szczytnicki Park, the National Museum, the House of Old Stock Exchange, and the Salt Market.

Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

9. Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

Begin this full-day tour of the Lower Silesia with a visit to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, undoubtedly one of the greatest monuments in the region. The 3rd largest castle in Poland, it is also known as “The Pearl of Lower Silesia,” and is nestled in the picturesque valley of the River Pelcznica. The castle boasts many different architectural styles. Its chambers once hosted distinguished guests, such as John Quincy Adams (one of the U.S.'s first presidents), Winston Churchill, and the emperors of both Germany and Russia. Visit the representative part, find out the history of the rise and fall of the family, hear about the incredible fortune, high society scandals, tragedies, and why the castle still holds some mysteries.  The final site on your tour is the marvelous Church of Peace in Swidnica, rightly earning its place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. A magnificent masterpiece of sacred art, it was originally built by the Protestants out of wood, straw and clay in the 17th century. Swidnica is also the birthplace of World War I air force legend Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the “Red Baron.” You will have the opportunity to see his modest house.

Wroclaw: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

10. Wroclaw: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Join an expert local guide on a 3-hour walking tour that takes you around Wroclaw's old town and the historic Ostrow Tumskithe Island, the city's oldest area. Learn the fascinating history of Wroclaw and get an insider's look at the vibrant culture of this beautiful city. Travel back in time to the beginnings of this fascinating city as you enter Cathedral Island (Ostrow Tumski), an island that is the oldest part of Wroclaw. Experience a spiritual place with silent streets, unique 19th-century gas lamps, and monuments from the Middle Ages. See remains of the first castle of the Duke of Piast's dynasty, the Holy Cross Church, and the Dumplings Gate. Admire extraordinary examples of Gothic art at St. John the Baptist's Cathedral, focusing on the religious life of citizens.  Cross the River Odra by the Tumski Bridge, also known as Lover's Bridge, and step into the current city center, which is located on the left bank of the river. From here, walk through the Market Hall and the Ossolinski National Institute with its small, picturesque garden. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Old City and arrive at Wroclaw University, a monumental complex of baroque edifices. Enter the "Old Shambles" medieval meat market and witness how it has transformed today into a corner belonging to local artists with their colorful art galleries and shops with handmade souvenirs. As you follow your guide, take notice of the unique architectural styles of numerous houses of famous citizens who once lived here and were places where distinguished guests were hosted.  Stop at the original Town Hall, which is an example of the Gothic style and contains the Museum of Bourgeois Art. Learn about the history of the impressive St. Elizabeth Church. This religious site has been the parish temple since the Middle Ages for the richest inhabitants.    Next, visit the market square is one of the biggest city markets in Europe and one of the main tourist destinations in Poland today that contains dozens of traditional restaurants, pubs, and cafes.

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From start to end, this was a lovely experience. Check-in was easy to find & the staff was very friendly. The boat itself was clean and had a nice roof to keep everything dry (which was good since it had rained just moments before our trip). The guide was wonderful, the narration in German (for my mother-in-law) was perfect, and it was so nice to see a different version of the city after living here for 1.5 years. Absolutely recommend!

Really interesting, with a very helpful and knowledgeable guide! With thanks to a local expert with fluent English, we got to apprecaite so much more than if we were self guided!

Thanks a lot for amazing trip with Peter! now we know everything about Jewish life in Wroclaw. I advise him to everyone, who wants to have a facinating trip around city!

It was fantastic - the guide, Sean, was so knowledgable, patient with questions and overall an absolute delight! Cannot recommend highly enough

Excellent tour with very knowledgeable , helpful and friendly guide