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Krakow: Underground Museum Visit & Old Town Private Tour

1. Krakow: Underground Museum Visit & Old Town Private Tour

Go beneath the surface of Krakow’s long and tangled history with a tour of the one-of-a-kind Underground Museum. Enjoy convenient skip-the-line entry and an exclusive private tour that allows you to avoid the crowds and enjoy the exhibition in a small intimate group. Reach the museum under Krakow's famous Market Square and follow your guide through underground corridors, learning about the countless relics and items uncovered by archeologists. Take advantage of the private tour setting to adjust the tempo and topics of the tour to your tastes. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of an earlier Krakow as you stroll through the city's original streets and cellars of buildings that no longer exist.  Then continue your private tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of Krakow. Admire the beauty of monumental Wawel Castle and the cozy Kazimierz District. Walk along the famous Royal Route from the Middle Ages and pass top sights like St. Mary's Basilica and Cloth Hall. Visit hidden gems with your guide that will make you feel like a local.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

2. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

Visit the central square of Royal Krakow and find the most interesting traces of past events on Market Square. Take a walk on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with a visit to the Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and unravel their purpose. Find out what events took place here, and what legendary persons have been here. Go 4 meters underground to the Dungeon Market Museum to find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Explore the residence of Polish Kings at the Royal Wawel Castle. See the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. See the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the Royal chambers. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art containing the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Enter the gothic Wawel Cathedral, a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with Lunch

3. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with 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, 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 to 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.

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From Warsaw: Krakow and Schindler's Factory Full-Day Trip

4. From Warsaw: Krakow and Schindler's Factory Full-Day Trip

Explore Krakow, one of the most important attractions on the tourist map of Poland and visited by several million tourists from around the world every year. Learn about the history of the city during the Second World War and the Jewish population from your local guide. Walk through Kazimierz, a multicultural district full of life with many charming cafes, art studios, and cultural events. Begin your trip by visiting the historic Old Town in Krakow. See the delightful main square, Floriańska Street, and slowly make your way to Wawel Hill to see the medieval castle and panoramic views over the city. From there, head to Kazimierz to see the Jewish quarter. When World War II broke out the Jewish community here constituted for over 25% of Krakow’s population. Enjoy a tasty lunch here at one of the many cozy cafes. Finally, visit the museum located in the former factory of Oskar Schindler, who saved over 1,000 people from being sent to extermination camps during the war. Return back to Warsaw, where your professional guide will be happy to answer any of your unanswered questions and recommend good places to eat and drink.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

5. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

Explore Krakow's historical landmarks on this guided tour. Visit Market Square, Rynek Underground Museum, Wawel Castle, and Wawel Cathedral. Visit the central square of Royal Krakow and find the most interesting traces of past events on Market Square. Take a walk on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with a visit to the Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and unravel their purpose. Find out about the events that took place here, and the legendary people who once lived here. Go 4 meters underground to the Dungeon Market Museum to find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Explore the residence of Polish kings at the Royal Wawel Castle. Admire collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. See the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the Royal chambers. Witness the Wawel collections of Eastern art containing the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Enter the gothic Wawel Cathedral, a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, & Rynek Underground Tour

6. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, & Rynek Underground Tour

Discover the history and iconic architecture of Krakow on this guided walking tour of Wawel Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and the Rynek Underground Museum. Follow your guide to the main square of the city and find the most interesting traces of Krakow’s past. Head to memorable Wawel Hill to see Wawel Castle, one of the very first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, and Wawel Cathedral. Explore the castle’s State Rooms and get to know about the Polish kings and queens that resided here. Marvel at the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Continue to follow your guide to one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Main Market Square. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and learn their story. Find out what events took place here and what legendary people have been here. Then, go four meters underground to reach the Rynek Underground Museum. Find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12th and 13th century Krakow. Discover the secrets of ancient Krakow in this modern interactive museum. In between your tour, take a break to enjoy the included lunch.

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Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

Visit the central square of Royal Krakow with a professional guide. Take a walk on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with a visit to the Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and unravel their purpose. Find out what events took place here, and what legendary persons have been here. Go underground to the Dungeon Market Museum to find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Explore the residence of Polish Kings at the Royal Wawel Castle and discover the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Admire the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the royal chambers. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art containing the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Finally, enter the gothic Wawel Cathedral, a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

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