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Things to do in Old Town, Wroclaw

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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: 2-Hour Tour of Old Town

2. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour of Old Town

Discover the sights of Wroclaw and wander the beautiful old town on this tour. Start at the Marketplace and visit the famous Piwnica Świdnicka restaurant, then head to the Old Town Hall of Wroclaw and to Pranger where you can see parts of the city that have existed since the Middle Ages. See the old city prison, the university, the famous Fontanna Szermierza fountain and the largest marketplace in the city – the Hala Targowa. Visit Wroclaw Cathedral and countless other architectural masterpieces from the 10th to 18th centuries. Learn more about the legends of the city's landmarks and wander along the promenade back to the marketplace.

Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

3. Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

Explore the beauty of Wroclaw while traveling by electric vehicle to see the city’s most interesting spots and landmarks using comfortable and convenient transportation. Discover the capital of Lower Silesia, taking in sights you would normally see on a 6-7 hour traditional walking tour. Learn about the history of the city and enjoy routes prepared by licensed tourist city guides developed especially for the tour. Enjoy free time to discover the two most important places on the sightseeing route: Cathedra and the Multimedia Fountain Show before being dropped back off in Wroclaw's charming old town.

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

5. 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: Guided City Walk

6. 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

7. 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.

Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

8. Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

Begin your journey with a transfer from your hotel to Kardynalska Harbour. Placed in a picturesque corner of Wroclaw city, the harbour hides within the neighbourhood of the Zoological Garden and the Centennial Hall. Take 1h cruise along the Odra River to admire the breathtaking panorama of the Old Town and beautiful city bridges. Enjoy stunning views of the Grunwaldzki suspension bridge from the second biggest river in Poland. During your 1h cruise you will be taken on a journey to see lots of famous monuments, such as Szczytniki lock, Pressure Tower and Ostrow Tumski Island - the oldest part of Wroclaw. You will also learn from your knowledgeable guide about the city’s history and legends gone by. After the tour you will be transferred back to reach your hotel.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Mysterious Walking Night Tour

9. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Mysterious Walking Night Tour

After meeting with your guide at the tour meeting point, your tour will begin. Starting at dusk, you will begin your thrill-seeking walk through the mysterious streets and squares of the city. You will tour Wroclaw's Old Town, which in the past had a rather bad reputation. Plundering, murder and debauchery were commonplace for the inhabitants of this area in the past. The biggest moral scandals, secrets of the city, reports from police chronicles and terrible stories and anecdotes await you on this night tour. With every step you will discover more and more about the dark side of the Oder metropolis. From the flower market, to the Jewish Quarter and to Liebich's height. Towards the conclusion of the tour, you will head in the direction of Cathedral Island, before your tour ends at the pier with a viewpoint over the cathedral.

Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

10. Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

Discover Wroclaw, a city with more than a thousand years of history, which has changed its name more than thirty times. Throughout the centuries the city was under the Polish, Bohemian, Habsburg and German authorities. This tour provides an overview of Wroclaw, which can serve as an encouragement for you to explore the city on your own. This tour is a classic itself and at the same time a solid introduction to the city. During this tour you get the chance to see the most important buildings and places in the city center – the Old Town Hall, the Market Square, the Salt Square, the Pillory, the Elizabeth Church, the Old Prison, the University’s main building, the Ossolinski National Library, the Market Hall and the oldest part of the city: the Cathedral Island. These places will help you get to know the rich and complicated history of the city and find out how Wroclaw has changed in the course of time.

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What people are saying about Old Town, Wroclaw

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4.8 / 5

based on 622 reviews

A great tour of the old town, Cathedral Island and Centennial Hall. The tour guide, Yanek was an excellent communicator and really knew the history of Wroclaw. He was really engaging. The electric vehicle was warm and the blankets appreciated in December! At the end of the tour Yanek recommended a coffee place and a venue for dinner in the old town. We tried both, and they were excellent too! Recommended.

I was the only guest on a snowy midweek tour. Shawn (native English speaker) was a superb guide, very well prepared, informative, impressive knowledge of Polish history. A great introduction to Wroclaw. I felt sorry for the huge groups on the free tour whose guide sounded robotic., when I had such an interactive tour

John war brilliant, very interesting tour I had no history idea about wroclaw but now I am honestly amazed. Thanks so much.

Łukasz is a super guide! Excellent! he made the walking tour super interesting and hyper fun. Highly recommended!

Trip was excellent with time allowed to see the sights