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Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

1. Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day. Meet at the designated meeting point so you don't get lost in the city. Your driver/guide will take you on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric car. This method of transport guarantees that you can visit the city's 3 most historical districts in just 2 hours. Get to know the city and its history during this amazing city tour. Along the way you can expect to see the following: • Old Town: Wawel Castle, Barbakan, gorgeous churches, and many other historical buildings • Jewish Quarters: Breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz • Ghetto: Remains of the Ghetto’s walls and Main Square as well as Schindler’s Factory After the 2 hour tour, you will be dropped off at the Schindler's Factory Museum. You will receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) and you will have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After 1 hour, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the place where the tour started. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will return to the tour starting point.

Wroclaw: Full Day Trip to Krakow

2. Wroclaw: Full Day Trip to Krakow

Discover Krakow, the second largest city in Poland and one of the oldest in the country. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century and was the official capital of Poland until 1596. Krakow has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life and the city’s Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recent years. Explore the picturesque streets of the city as you retrace the history of the Stone Age settlements and uncover the story of how it began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill before transforming into a trading center of Central Europe. Visit some of the city’s most iconic cultural venues that emerged after the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th Century. On the trip, visit the beautiful Wawel Royal Castle, discover the fascinating Wiecliczka Salt Mine, and learn about the rich history of St Mary’s Basilica. Enjoy the luxury of wandering around the city at your own leisure and visit the sights and attractions that appeal to you most, before returning to your transportation to travel back to Wroclaw.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

3. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

4. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

Electric Scooter Tour Krakow

5. Electric Scooter Tour Krakow

Explore the beautiful city of Kraków by scooter and ask your local guide questions along the way. Your tour guide will recommend the best local bars, restaurants, and hang out spots that you otherwise would have missed during your stay in Krakow. Tours last between 2.5-3 hours, although they can be adjusted depending on what you wish to see. The electric scooter tour is an excellent way to get an overview of the city at cruising speed (up to 27km/h or 17mp/h). For all tours, free helmets, warm gloves for colder days, and a free obwarzanek (a traditional snack from Krakow) are provided. The Kraków electric scooter tour starts at the Barbican. You will then head to the following points: the main Market Square, Florian gate, River Vistula, the Old city walls, St. Mary's Church and the trumpet player, the Old Town, St. Anne’s Church, Kazimierz, the dragon of the Wawel Castle, and the Oscar Schindler Factory.

From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

6. From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then travel to the train station to board the express train to Krakow. A local guide will meet you on arrival. Experience the atmosphere of the city of the Kings of Poland at the landmark monuments of the medieval Old Town. Visit Wawel Castle and see some of its ceremonial rooms, and gaze in awe at the beauty of Sigismund Chapel inside the Royal Cathedral. Learn more about the Piast, Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties and admire tapestries that once belonged to King Sigismund August. Look at the monumental Cloth Hall on Main Market Square. Discover the remains of the old city wall and learn about the ceremonial St. Florian's Gate. See the oldest synagogue in Poland in the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, and get the chance to buy souvenirs of amber and silver jewelry along the way.

Krakow: Electric Scooter Tour of the City

7. Krakow: Electric Scooter Tour of the City

Starting in the heart of the old town, your guide will show you how to ride your scooter before taking you on an immersive route through the old city of Kazimierz. You will discover Krakow’s past as you visit the largest medieval market square in Europe. Enjoy a chance to admire the architecture and take in the views as your local, charismatic guide tells you the history of the streets you drive through. Learn more about the city as the tour continues around the Royal Wawel Castle, through the old town and past other 11th century monuments, before finishing back at the meeting point. Children up to 12 years of age can share a double scooter with their guardian. You can also choose to pair up with your travel buddy (up to 180 kg Max). For these cases, please book only one scooter.

From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

8. From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Discover the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private day trip from Wroclaw. Admire the legendary cobbled Main Square, and check out other stunners such as Wawel Castle, the residence of Polish kings. Then, travel on to Wieliczka, a UNESCO-protected 13th century salt mine of subterranean tunnels and galleries. Descend deep underground to explore the salt-carved chapels, church and statues — all wonders to behold — before returning to Wroclaw. After your hotel pick-up in Wroclaw, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Krakow, Poland’s second biggest city and former royal capital. En route, view Poland’s pretty countryside and hear about Krakow’s storied history from your informative guide. Learn how the city has always been a hub of Polish learning and arts, and how it centers on the largest medieval town square in Europe. On arrival, take a guided tour of old Krakow’s highlights. Admire the cobbled Main Square (Rynek Główny), and see noteworthy landmarks such as the Cloth Hall and the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, one of the world’s oldest universities. Make your way to the Kazimierz district, the old Jewish quarter. Take in this atmospheric neighborhood, and learn how some scenes from the movie Schindler’s List were filmed here. Then, head for one of Krakow’s must-sees: Wawel Castle. Admire the 14th century hilltop complex that was home to many Polish kings, and see the metal sculpture of a dragon below the hill. Hear the old legend of the Wawel dragon, and watch the sculpture breathe fire — just like its mystical, medieval counterpart. Continue from Krakow to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a 13th century, UNESCO-listed mine that is one of Poland’s historical treasures. A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the mine consists of subterranean chambers, tunnels and carvings, mostly cut by hand from the natural salt. Descend via the stairs, and tour the highlights of this incredible hidden world. Behold the statues and chapels, and marvel at the showpiece: the Chapel of St Kinga, an entire church where everything is hewn from salt, including chandeliers. As you explore, learn about the history of the mine and the mining techniques used here, and then ride the high-speed lift to the surface. Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off in Wroclaw.

Krakow: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

9. Krakow: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

Experience a city tour of Krakow by electric car. Jump on board and admire the Old Town, Wawel Hill, and the Kazimierz District on this all-encompassing tour. You will be accompanied by a professional local guide who will tell you about the fascinating history of Krakow, from early Medieval times to the present day. Admire the beauty of Krakow Old Town and soak up the atmosphere at the Main Market. Here you will find amazing buildings like St. Mary’s Basilica and the famous Cloth Hall. See the Town Hall, the Wawel Castle, and the Jagiellonian University. The last stop will be the Kazimierz District, the former Jewish district with a rich history.

Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

10. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Relax on the Vistula River on a modern boat and admire many of Krakow's most beautiful attractions along the way. A heated deck and comfortable leather sofas will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, we invite you to the upper platform to enjoy the beautiful views. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Looking at Krakow from the riverside, notice such monuments as Defensive Walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, the silhouette of a dragon, and more. Then, change to the bus and drive to Wieliczka - a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe is located, surviving since the 13th century. The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tour the one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers, carvings, and statues of saints carved out of salt.

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Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 68 reviews

We booked this tour as we are in krakow for 3 days and wanted to have a good tour of the city. My sister is struggling with severe sciatica and this was perfect!! We had Claudia as a tour guide and she was exceptional. She had a wealth of knowledge and made us feel so welcome on Krakov and the tour. We cruised with the sides down, blankets and the heating on and it was brilliant. Due to my sisters mobility issues 2 of our group went to the Schlinder museum and the other two went to a cafe. It was a great day. THANK YOU!

The tour was great, our guide Sabina was fantastic, was passionate about the city and was so knowledgable! There was just our group on the tour which was nice. As well as the tour itself being great, being on the scooters meant you can cover so much more ground and see more! Not to mention they are great fun and we all now want one!!!! Would recommend to anybody!

Starts off a little slow but gets very interesting as you progress through the day, I highly recommend ending the day in the cellar pub in the Old Town, grabbing a bite to eat off the square (really amazing food and not at all expensive) for lunch is a great idea.

Claudia was a very friendly engaging and informative tour guide that made the trip very worthwhile

You see a lot of sights in a short time. It's great for getting an overview of the city.