Are you a first-time visitor to Kraków? One of the best ways to explore it is with a guided tour that allows you to see many of the city’s best-known sights in the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter Kazimierz, including the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall and the St. Mary’s Church, Wawel Castle, Szeroka Street and the Old Synagogue. A knowledgeable guide will teach you about the history of Kraków from its founding in the mid-1200s to the fast-developing city known for its universities and artistic life it is now.
We will show you not only Kraków’s most famous buildings but also many lesser-known but noteworthy and interesting spots. Our guide will recommend best experiences and share tips about eating out and shopping the way locals do to help you avoid the tourist traps.
The four-hour tour is suited to all age groups. It is a walking tour but the area we visit is mostly flat.
This tour runs with up to 8 people to ensure maximum interaction with your guide and minimize the disturbance to Kraków residents.
approx. 4 hours
Would you like to choose any other language? Contact us to request a private tour!
We recomment to wear comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour.
This tour is suited for people of all ages and does not require above-average physical condition.
We do not enter monuments that charge for admission. If you would like to visit any museum, please contact us to request a private tour.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship. Please cover your knees and shoulders before entering them.
Combine two of Kraków’s most popular city tours to get a comprehensive picture of the city exploring such neighbourhoods as the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. Meet your guide and a small group of no more than 8 people in central Kraków, in front of The Barbican, a historic gateway leading into the Old Town and one of the few remaining relics of the city’s fortifications. We will enter the area inside former city walls through St. Florian Gate, just like kings and distinguished guests did in the past. You can now admire one of the most picturesque views in the city – the high towers of the St. Mary’s church at the end of Floriańska Street.
We will delve into charming streets of the Old Town and discover such landmarks as St. Florian Gate, Jagiellonian University, the Princes Czartoryski Museum, where you can admire one of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces, the Lady with an Ermine, and the majestic Main Market Square with the Town Hall Tower, the Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. The area is full of little cosy cafés, vibrant bars and renowed restaurants and your guide will give you insider tips on the places where local people go to.
Head to the Wawel Castle, Krakow’s icon and the former residence of the kings of Poland. Visit the interior of the cathedral, admire the arcaded renaissance courtyard and take in the views of the city and the Vistula River from the observation deck. Spot the famous Dragon Statue and hear tales of Kraków’s fascinating history. Enjoy a little break to relax of explore the Wawel Hill on your own.
After the break we will continue to Kazimierz – the disctrict of numerous monuments of Jewish culture, vintage shops and art galleries. We will stroll around the winding cobbled streets that vibrant with cultural life to see the synagogues, including The Old Synagogue – the oldest preserved building of this type in Poland, Schindler’s List movie locations and the squares, including Plac Wolnica and Plac Nowy, that attract hundreds of inhabitants and tourists every day. You will also discover the place where Kraków’s people love to spend sunny afternoons and find the best foodtruck location in the city.
The tour ends on Szeroka Street which was the main square of the former Jewish town and the centre of its life. The street which actually ressembles a square is surrounded by synagogues and small houses, including the one where Helena Rubinstein – a cosmetics entrepreneur – was born. There is no better place in the city to feel an extraordinary atmosphere of the Jewish culture. You can easily return to the Old Town on foot or by tram but we highly recommend staying in Kazimierz to enjoy a cup of coffee or a traditional Jewish-style dinner sitting in a sunny restaurant and listening to Klezmer music.
Meet your guide in front of The Barbican in the Old Town at the pick-up time which is confirmed on your ticket. We recommend to appear at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before departure.
Our guide will scan your ticket before the tour. Both paper and electronic tickets are accepted. When a group is ready, we will start the 4-hour guided tour.
We will wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town to discover the landmarks of the district such as St. Florian Gate, The Princes Chartoryski Museum, Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Church, Collegium Maius, Collegium Novum and the Wawel Castle. You will hear the history and tales of the city and get practical tips on eating out and shopping.
Enjoy a little break of approximately 20-30 minutes at the Wawel castle to explore its courtyard on your own or enjoy a cup of coffee.
After the break, you will meet your guide to head to Kazimierz, which is often called the Jewish District. It was the place where Kraków’s Jewish community lived and where today we can admire numerous well preserved synagogues. The district is also famous for its vibrant cultural life, original shops and cosy artistic cafes.
The tour ends in Kazimierz district. You can easily return to the Old Town on foot or by tram from Miodowa tram stop or stay there to visit the interiors of the synagogues, shop in its unique vintage shops and galleries or enjou a Jewish-style dinner accompanied by traditional Klezmer music in one of the charming restaurants on Szeroka Street.
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