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Krakow: Old Town City Tour in a Golf Cart

1. Krakow: Old Town City Tour in a Golf Cart

Travel by golf cart around Krakow’s Old Town while listening to audio commentary. Pass by different sights, including Planty, Main Market Square, and Wawel. Visit the Planty Park that surrounds the Old Town and see monuments located in the park. Hop on board a golf cart and make your way around Krakow Old Town, located in the center of the city. Discover the Main Market Square, churches and cathedrals, and museums. Learn about the city's history from your audio commentary on board. See different sights, including the Latin Quarter, the Church of St. Anna, the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, a Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window.

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Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

2. Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

Enjoy audio commentary as you ride through Krakow's Old Town on a heated electric golf cart on this group tour. View sights like Planty park and a 13th-century gothic Franciscan monastery. Hop onboard your golf cart and enjoy expert audio commentary as you go. Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Ride to the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the Collegium Maius where Copernicus once studied. Pass by the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts, the tower at St. Florian's Gate, and a the papal window in a Franciscan monastery. Marvel at the royal cathedral and castle on Wawel hill.

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Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

3. Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

Learn about Oskar Schindler, a German entrepreneur who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Visit Schindler's Villa and see the outside of the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory. Listen to the story that inspired the book, "Schindler's Ark," as well as Stephen Spielberg's movie, "Schindler's List". Relive the famous scenes from the movie and see where they took place, such as the little courtyard in Kazimierz at Józefa 2 where Mrs. Dresdener took refuge under the stairs.  Dive deeper into the history of World War II in Poland. Discuss Schindler's impact on the city both in the past and the current day with your guide and get an in-depth look into Schindler's life and character. End your tour at Film Cafe near Schindler's factory, where you can relax with a complimentary tea or coffee. If you choose, you can find out more about Oskar Schindler and explore the museum on your own after the tour.

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Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

4. Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

The joys of this tour lie not only in what you will discover but also in the simple pleasures of biking through the beautiful gardens, along the lazy Vistula river, and through the colorful streets of Kazimierz. Despite being extensive, the tour is not too strenuous and is suitable for all levels of fitness. There are plenty of stops for historical explanations and photo opportunities. The duration of the bike tour is 4 to 4.5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch at a traditional Polish restaurant where you can order anything from pirogies to Żurek, a sour wheat soup. The city bike tour begins every day under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. 

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Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

5. Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time as you walk through Krakow’s Old Town. Not only will you experience the charm of its medieval architecture, but your professional and knowledgeable city guide will teach you about Poland’s history, unique symbols and traditions, and fun facts as well along the way. The highlight of the Old Town is the Royal Route. It begins in the northern part of the Old Town at St. Florian's Church, which contains the relics of the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Florian. The historic path continues on 3 streets, Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza. You will also walk through St. Florian's Gate, an impressive Gothic tower as well as the only remaining of the 8 medieval city gates. Next, you will visit the Main Market Square. This is the largest medieval square in Europe and home to many historic buildings. The central feature of the Square is the Sukiennice, a Renaissance Cloth Hall with fabulous arcades designed by Italian architect J.M. Padovano. The Royal Route comes to an end at the foot of the Wawel Hill, from which you can look up and admire the Wawel Royal Castle. Explore this impressive old residence of Polish monarchs and adventure into the Dragon’s Den below. The gorgeous Royal Private Apartments and Crown Treasury are a must see, as is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanisław and Vaclav. The Old Town of Krakow Walking Tour will also include a visit to the Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest university in Poland, and the beautiful Planty Park. You will have a 1/2 hour coffee break during the tour.

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Krakow: Private Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Private Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. Follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill. During the walking tour, see the highlights and main attractions of Krakow as you learn about their history including Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and Sukiennice. Also, visit some of the lesser-known parts of the city that only the locals know about. Next, walk around the Old Town to see the highlights of Krakow, but also to discover hidden gems of the city and to learn some incredible stories. Finally, get some tips about the local traditional restaurants, patisseries, and everything else that Krakow is famous for.

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Krakow: Private Guided Mystery Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Private Guided Mystery Walking Tour

Embark on this mystery tour after sunset and explore the long and dark history of Krakow full of violence and blood.  Feel this unique atmosphere of the city at night and hear stories about serial killers and evil spirits. Explore the spots where the cruelest crimes were committed or find out where the most famous serial-killer lived.  Start your tour in the center of historic Krakow and visit the most important historical monuments at night. See Florian Gates and the remains of the old city walls. Walk through the Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall.  Pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland. Discover Planty, one of the largest city parks in Krakow and Vistula Boulevards. See Wawel Hill and its famous dragon at night.

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Krakow: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

8. Krakow: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town & New Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide during a 4-hour walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of Polish kings as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill.  Meet at Little Market Square and make your way to the main market square to admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica. Marvel at the decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall, where traveling merchants would meet to discuss business and barter their wares. Pass one of the world's oldest universities, Jagiellonian University. Continue to the architectural complex of Wawel Hill to discover centuries-old churches and beautiful Renaissance buildings, such as the royal residence of Wawel Castle. Look inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. People usually visit the Old Town of Krakow but overlook the new contemporary history which is even more interesting. During the tour, get to know the whole history of the city and have an opportunity to see how everyday life looks like. Become acquainted with the turbulent history of Poland and Krakow, from World War II and the Polish People's Republic to the present. Find out how Krakow has become the most modern city in Poland with numerous business centers and tourists. Opt for an extended 6-hour tour to include a visit to the beautiful Kazimierz district, a historic place full of life and significant for cultural growth in Krakow, well known for being Jewish district of Krakow. Nowadays it has become a hub for cultural life in the city, while maintaining its historical spirit. Your guide will tell you the history of this area, take you to its highlights, and also show you hidden gems known only by locals.

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Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

9. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

Welcome to the Royal Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Discover the most important monuments of the City of Polish kings, including the Old Town and the Wawel Hill. These monuments are among the most important monuments in Poland, and are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. While exploring the Royal Krakow, you will be able to feel the beating heart of Poland. For centuries Wawel was a place of residence of the kings of Poland, Sweden and Lithuania. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Krakow and feel the unique charm of the Old Town. Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a history teacher. You will discover such sites as the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Planty Park, Jagiellonian University, Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.

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Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

10. Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this multi-stop Krakow tour. Visit the most important places in the Old Town in a comfortable, eco-friendly golf cart. Embark on a guided tour of Wawel Castel and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have an authentic Polish lunch.  Jump aboard a heated electric golf cart and listen to your audio guide as you see Planty Park with the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Drive through the Main Market Square with Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. Pass through the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard, the Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, a Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Stop at Wawel Royal Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle to start your guided tour. See the collections of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, gold, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Partake in a 2-course lunch. Head to the Salt Mine for a guided tour that includes an underground church. Experience the unique microclimate and see the Salt Mine Health Resort.

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What people are saying about Planty Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 189 reviews

Highly recommend informative funny guide with loads of historical and local knowledge Absolutely beautiful city and cycling is definitely the way to appreciate more of it Do this tour first as the guide will point out a lot of places you will want to visit

We were very lucky to have the guide, Andrew, to ourselves. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with a detailed tour of the town.

Everything was just great and Mike was such a full of information guide!

Simon was an excellent guide, fun and full of knowledge.

Fantastic guide. Bicycles also good for city-biking.