Best of Krakow: Walking Tour

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This tour is perfect for Krakow first-timers! It includes all of the most important sights in the Old Town and the Jewish quarter.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
It was one of the best guided tours I've had. Karolina, our tour guide, was absolutely great, showing us around Krakow in a coherent story, relaying facts and points from history but also making it interesting, entertaining and personal. We left feeling we learnt more about Krakow, its very important place in European history and people too. 3 hours weren't enough! Highly recommended:)
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Highlights

  • Visit the city’s most important sights: the Main Market Square, St Mary's Basilica and the Jewish synagogues
  • Enjoy a complimentary traditional Polish pretzel
  • Finish your tour beneath the Wawel Royal Castle – the former residence of Polish kings
  • See the unique jewish district - Kazimierz

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Description

Your guide will meet you at our office, which is located at Plac Szczepański 8.

You’ll walk through Planty Park to the Main Square, where you’ll listen legends about St Mary's Basilica. You’ll also see the Cloth Hall, the Church of St Adalbert, and the Town Hall Tower.

Next, you’ll visit the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University – Collegium Maius – and hear stories about World War II.

After touring the Old Town, you’ll get to try a traditional Polish pretzel during a short break.

You’ll then continue into Kazimierz, Krakow’s Jewish quarter, which is one of the most attractive parts of the city. Today it is the district where history meets modern. If you like the atmosphere of unique pubs and alternatives shops try to visit them after our tour.

Next you’ll pass synagogues and cemetery before continuing on to Wolnica Square, the former market square of Kazimierz, to see the one-of-a-kind Corpus Christi Basilica – a Gothic temple with a baroque interior.

Finally, you’ll walk back to the Old Town. The tour ends beneath the Wawel Royal Castle – the former residence of Polish kings.

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What’s included & not included

  • 3-hour walking tour at an easy pace
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • 1 traditional Polish pretzel per person
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Plac Szczepański 8

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

An insightful, inspiring, eye-opening tour
It was one of the best guided tours I've had. Karolina, our tour guide, was absolutely great, showing us around Krakow in a coherent story, relaying facts and points from history but also making it interesting, entertaining and personal. We left feeling we learnt more about Krakow, its very important place in European history and people too. 3 hours weren't enough! Highly recommended:)
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the Krakow Old Town Walking Tour is worth booking. We were lucky to meet Grzegorz Skalski as a licensed guide who is interested in his city history and able to share this special feeling with its guests.
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The first tour was the Old town walking tour, our Guide for this was a very knowledgable guy called Jack. We had eight people in this group which was very manageable to keep everyone together as with the free walking tours the groups were huge and people drifted away from the group!! The tour shows the historical buildings and churches a climb up to the Wawel Castle which was breathtaking. The tour takes about three hours but plenty of stops to hear the comments from Jack who was more than pleased to answer any questions. We had our father who had difficulty in walking but managed to keep up with the rest of the group. I think it is a must to go on these tours to find out as much information as possible. The second walking tour was around the jewish quarter which I found more interesting, being shown around where schlinders film had been filmed in the Kazimierz part of the town. We were shown the most popular synagogues and learning the history of the Holocaust. We ended up at the schlinders factory on the other side of the river and saw where the ghetto was. The tour ended at the factory where you could purchase the tickets. This tour was again with Jack, again very very interesting experience.

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4.7/5

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Brilliant tour - gave us an insight to Krakow that we wouldn't have got any other way. Luckily we were the only ones on the tour - it was very personalised.
Saw much of the old Krakow that is on the road less troden that few other tourtists would experience. Gingerbread vodka and dumbling jars one of the many indellible memories. thanks so much, we're still talking about the day some weeks later.
Do yourself a favor, book this tour and don't look any further!
I'm extremely glad I booked this tour! Everyone involved were very helpful and knowledgeable. The bus they use it's comfortable; and the pace is very manageable. They will come to pick you up (and drop you off) at your hotel if you request to. Small group, which is great because you may even get to know other people in the group. They provide you with a good size lunch; the guides are very knowledgeable and they make a very good effort to keep the group together. Truly enjoyed this tour. I haven't downloaded my images from my camera, so I hope I can come back and upload them later.
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