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Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

1. 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.

Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

2. 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.

Wrocław: Old Town and Ostrów Tumski Guided Walking Tour

3. Wrocław: Old Town and Ostrów Tumski Guided Walking Tour

Explore the history of Warsaw on this guided walking tour. See the influence of Czechia, Poland, Austria, Prussia, and Germany on the city. Learn how the city's architectural fabric reflects its unique and tumultuous history as you pass thorugh the Old Town and the island of Ostrów Tumski.  Start at Krakowskie Przedmieście at the monument of Nicolaus Copernicus to see one of the most beautiful and lively streets of the city with its astonishing buildings, wide pedestrian areas, restaurants, shops, and greenery Follow your guide as you enjoy architecture in the Gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau and Modernist styles. Hear old stories about the city and get details about the city's current population of Polish, Ukrainian, and other international residents. Stroll past grand pre-war buildings, the fully reconstructed and colorful Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass by hulking communist architecture and modern skyscrapers. Hear about the world’s second-oldest democratic constitution, one of the most decisive battles in history, the music and life of Chopin, and the birth of Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and the scars left by the wartime deeds of Hitler and Stalin.  Uncover a thriving cultural scene, theater, music, fascinating museums, world-class restaurants and shops which make a visit to modern Warsaw a stimulating experience. End your tour in the Old Town at the heart of the city. 

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.

Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

5. 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: 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.

Wroclaw: Tour by Historic Tram

7. Wroclaw: Tour by Historic Tram

Travel by one of the three historic trams through Wroclaw. Depending on the group size and time of year, ride with Juliusz, Baba Jaga, or Jas i Malgosa. In the summer, enjoy the view from the open cars; in winter, benefit from the coziness of the heated cars. The tram awaits at the Wroclaw Opera, the start of your tour. Climb aboard with your guide and take a trip through time. Discover the ulica Świdnicka and pass by the old Wertheim department store, before heading into the Jewish quarter, around the marketplace and to Ostrów Tumski island. Then pass the botanical gardens and zoo. Stop for 15 minutes at the Centennial Hall to see the Japanese Garden or the hall itself with an impressive water show every hour. Head back to the old town over the Grunwaldzki Bridge and end the tour where you started, back at the Wroclaw Opera. If you wish, you may stop at the marketplace.

Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

8. Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

Get to know Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia, on a 3-hour walking tour that introduces you to its history and culture. Explore the most beautiful and noteworthy monuments of Wroclaw, starting in Market Square (Rynek) where the unique beauty of the late gothic City Hall is truly worth seeing. Strolling through the medieval streets, come across the university campus where the main assembly hall is a striking example of beautiful Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times. The tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere.

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

9. 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.

Bike Tour of Wroclaw Old Town, Top Attractions and Nature

10. Bike Tour of Wroclaw Old Town, Top Attractions and Nature

Experience all the highlights of Wroclaw during a fantastic bike tour. Meet your local guide who will lead you safely around the city and show you some important destinations, among them Market Square, Panorama, Szczytnicki Park, Ostrow Tumski, and much more. Forget about tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic jams. Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities and boasts a long history and many visit-worthy sights. On top of that, it is a modern city with well-maintained roads for bikers. So hop on, follow your guide, and explore the city ecologically. Start from the Old Town where you can admire colorful buildings in the Market Square and Town Hall. Continue on to witness the great architecture of Wroclaw University, ride along the Odra River, and admire picturesque views, as you reach Panorama and Bastion Ceglarski. Wroclaw is also known for its multiple islands. Ride across them to explore the oldest part of the city, Ostrow Tumski. There you will find masterpieces of sacral architecture like the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Next, arrive to the most iconic building in the city, the Centennial Hall. Hear about its amazing history from your licensed guide. With the 3-hour option of the tour, admire the large and unique Iglica Monument and take a look around Szczytnicki Park and its Japanese gardens, a perfect place to relax. Head back to the Old Town where your guide will treat you to delicious Polish donuts as a perfect finale to a wonderful trip.

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What people are saying about Ostrów Tumski

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 182 reviews

It was a small group, joined our guide, Sean at rendezvous point as agreed. He gave us a broad overview using pictures and maps to illustrate the history of the city before we set off. This gave the tour great context. With only five tourists it was easy to comprehend and we walked at a fair face. Very enjoyable. Sean was knowledgeable and the interaction was good

We really enjoyed our guided city tour. We were taken to all the main sights in the city. Not only was the historical and art-historical background explained in a very appealing way, but one or two anecdotes were also included. We recommend this really good tour without reservation and wish you a lot of fun!

Definitely worth a visit, our driver was very informative on the way to and from the fountain

Guide was really nice. Had a lot of knowledge and a lot of patience. Really recommended.

Very informative guide - great introduction to the city