15 Best Krakow Cultural & History Tours 2021 - Best Tours in Krakow

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Historical Tour of Krakow’s Wawel Royal Hill
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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10 EUR

Historical Tour of Krakow’s Wawel Royal Hill

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The Wawel Castle is a must-visit when in Krakow. Perched atop a hill overlooking the Vistula river, it’s the crown jewel of the city’s architectural treasures. Get to know the history of Poland right where it started and see where the royals once lived on a captivating tour with our expert guide.
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10 EUR
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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18 EUR

Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory

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Face the history of Jews living in Krakow, see how people smiled, laughed, and coped with their fate during World War II, and learn more about Oskar Schindler on a sobering tour of his former enamel factory.
From
18 EUR
Nowa Huta retro car tour about communist Poland in Krakow
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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36 EUR

Nowa Huta retro car tour about communist Poland in Krakow

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Take a part in a tour with local guide of Nowa Huta organised by local Foundation. Alongside your guide learn about the rich socialist heritage of the city. Nowa Huta is a great experience and history lesson of a last 70 years of communism in Europe so do not miss it and book your tour with locals!
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36 EUR
Auschwitz Museum and Salt Mine 1 Day Tours all inclusive with local guides
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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290 PLN

Auschwitz Museum and Salt Mine 1 Day Tours all inclusive with local guides

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If you are in Krakow just a few days and do not want to waste your time, select Auschwitz and Salt Mines one day tour. This will save you time and money. We have prepared for you a special price offer. Door to door service, our driver will collect you from your hotel/apartment in Kraków.
From
290 PLN
Day Trip to the Jasna Góra Monastery from Krakow
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
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130 PLN

Day Trip to the Jasna Góra Monastery from Krakow

Visit Poland’s greatest pilgrimage site and see the Black Madonna of Częstochowa on a private day trip to the Jasna Góra Monastery from Krakow.
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130 PLN
Krakow - Jewish quarter and ghetto tour in Krakow
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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30 EUR

Krakow - Jewish quarter and ghetto tour in Krakow

One of the largest Jewish communities lived in Poland for 1,000 years or more. I invite you for an unforgettable walk through a charming Kazimierz. This Krakow's district is heart of Jewish culture in Poland where two cultures Christian and Jewish coexisted for more than 500 years.
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30 EUR
Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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50 EUR

Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

You don’t have to go to Aspen to feel the atmosphere of winter vacation! Try Zakopane, the polish mountain capital – Polish mountain resort situated at the bottom of the Tatra Mountains. Meet unique and colorful local folklore, try delicious mountain cuisine.
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50 EUR
Creepy Krakow Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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13 EUR

Creepy Krakow Walking Tour

Are you into ghost stories? Have you heard about the serial killers of Krakow? Uncover the city’s dark secrets on a 2-hour walking tour after sunset.
From
13 EUR
Auschwitz & Birkenau Memorial Museum Tour from Krakow
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
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165 PLN

Auschwitz & Birkenau Memorial Museum Tour from Krakow

Auschwitz & Birkenau - shared group tour with English local guide from Kraków. The Auschwitz camp is one of the most famous places associated with tragic events of the Second World War. Tour starts and ends in Krakow.
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165 PLN
Holocaust Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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8 EUR

Holocaust Tour

Learn the story of Krakow during WWII. See places from "Schindler's List" movie on Your own. Holocaust – the largest genocide in history that took place a mere 80 years ago also left its marks on KraKow.
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8 EUR
Krakow Private Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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4 EUR

Krakow Private Guided Tour

A good, old-fashioned sightseeing with a private guide never goes out of style. A lovely walk with a passionate enthusiast of the city - who wouldn't want to experience Krakow that way? Just tell the guide your expectations and the tour will be perfectly tailored to meet them.
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4 EUR
Eerie Tales of Medieval Krakow (Ghosts, Vampires, Alchemists)
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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20 EUR

Eerie Tales of Medieval Krakow (Ghosts, Vampires, Alchemists)

On this Ghost Tour, we'll go back to Medieval Krakow, visiting haunted places by ancient beliefs while listening to the most famous legends and stories of Cracow. Explore with us the dark side of Krakow, and get to know about Alchemists, Vampires, Dragons and Devils.
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20 EUR
Krakow Jewish Quarter & Former Ghetto: 2-Hour Private Tour with local historian
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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7 EUR

Krakow Jewish Quarter & Former Ghetto: 2-Hour Private Tour with local historian

Enjoy a guided, 2-hour tour with local expert and visit the Jewish Quarter’s most prominent landmarks. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Kazimierz and feel the unique charm of the Jewish city.
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7 EUR
Krakow John Paul II Trail Tour: 2-Hour Private Tour with local historian
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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7 EUR

Krakow John Paul II Trail Tour: 2-Hour Private Tour with local historian

Learn about the history of the man who became the pope by discovering the most beautiful monuments of Krakow! Come and see places related to one of the greatest saints of the catholic church in the XX and XXI century.The route of the “John Paul II trail
From
7 EUR
From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Live Guided Group Tour
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
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40 EUR

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Live Guided Group Tour

Visit one of the most significant places in Poland on a 7-hour tour of the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp in Oświęcim. Explore a symbol of the Holocaust and memorial to the victims of the Nazis.
From
40 EUR

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Krakow

Rating 4.8 based on 17 reviews

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Discover how much he did to save the Jewish people
This museum covers the Nazi occupation of Krakow during World War 2. It shows how Oskar Schindler treated the Polish and Jews he employed and what he did to save as many of them as he could. When you first start your visit there is a cinema where a few of the Schindler Jews tell what he did to help them and save them. You start on the second floor and work your way down. There are lots of displays and videos of people describing what life was like during the occupation. This museum has wheelchair access and you can pay for a guided tour even though all displays have Polish and English descriptions. There is only a slight mention of the movie Schindler's List and that is right at the end near the cafe. A limited number of free lockers are available for you to store bags and jackets during your visit. Purchase your tickets in advance as those people are let in first. If there are any spots left then walk in visitors are allowed. We didn't purchase tickets in advance but got there 20 minutes before opening time so were near the front of the queue and were allowed in. We did hear people saying the museum was full by 11 am the previous day and lined up early this time. The #3 tram will get you from the old town across the river to the museum. Get off at the first tram stop after you cross the river and exit to the right behind the tram. Follow the signs on the street poles for a short 5 minute walk to the museum. Allow around 3 hours to properly visit the museum. Entry to the factory is free on Monday but is closed the first Monday of each month.
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
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Excellent overview starting with the beginning of WW 2 in Poland
All of the guided tours were filled. We obtained our self guided tickets at the ticket office at the back of the Cloth Hall with a set time to arrive. We were so glad we were not with a guided tour. Everything has written explanations & you can go at your own pace. Actually when there is a group it tends to clog up the path as at some places the path is narrow. The museum is not just about the story of Oskar Schindler. It tells the story of Poland & the Jewish people. Some pictures & sounds were graphic but you leave knowing the truth about the suffering of the people.
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
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Awesome tour!
Ticket line incredibly long. Arrived without pre purchased tickets early afternoon, one ticket window open only, on line probably an hour behind possibly 150people. Took English speaking tour. Guide extremely knowledgeable. Wear sneakers! Cobblestone-like walking surface leads to tired feet. Beautiful, beautiful, carvings etc. very informative and amazing tour. We didn’t eat at restaurant but food looked and smelled delicious. Don’t miss museum tour at end. More to see outside mine when you exit. Leave a little time to walk around outside. Highly recommended.
Historical Tour of Krakow’s Wawel Royal Hill
If it's the only thing you do in Krakow...
...do this!!!

Fantastic tour: see beautiful countryside, learn things about Nazi culture that you've never heard or read, view the magnificent beauty of hundreds of years of labor in the salt mine.
Our driver picked us up at our door, spoke great English, stopped us at a great restaurant, and dropped us wherever we wanted to go.
One thing: you need a soft schedule that allows for 10 hours OR MORE. There are a lot of people in both locations so the timing is variable.
Auschwitz Museum and Salt Mine 1 Day Tours all inclusive with local guides
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What a fantastic experience. Our guide was friendly and easy going and a mine of information. He really seemed to be enjoying taking us around the area and seemed genuinely proud of 'his city'. He spoke about how his family we're influenced by the events of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and was genuinely interested in our understanding of the social and political changes as the country moved from the 1950's to the present day. Loved the vintage car too!
Nowa Huta retro car tour about communist Poland in Krakow
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Great experience
I'm so glad we paid for this and didn't just go to the factory on our own. The guide turned up bang on time and was really knowledgeable, spoke good English and told us so many facts as we went round. Its not just about Schindler, we were immersed in the horrible history of the war. Really recommend this trip. Also note that if you want to go without the pre booked guided tour they only allow so many in each day so you need to get there early.
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
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Following the film...
An excellent guided tour! Thank you Anna. Very informative and the personal touch , stories of your grandparents was appreciated. We learnt far much with you than if we had gone round on our own. I can't quite believe how quickly Krakow was occupied over that week in September 1939. And how people were treated.

I'd recommend this tour to anyone visiting! Popped next door to the art museum after for coffee and cake! Nice.
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
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Wow!
This is a must visit. It totally explains what happened before the holocaust really took hold. The story of everyday people and the changes made to every single life.. everyone was effected in some way. The very beginning through to the end of a terrible era of atrocity... we had a superb guide called Anya who explained it all and really brought the brutality Home to us. I would recommend a guide wholeheartedly
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
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We really enjoyed the tour. It was great fun going around the city in those classic cars from the communist era, but what we enjoyed most was that the guide was also very knowledgeable and had lots of interesting background infos for us. Would definitely recommend!
Nowa Huta retro car tour about communist Poland in Krakow
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Fantastic tour with an English speaking guide. He was very knowledgable and interesting with plenty of stories and information. The car was fantastic fun and a great addition to the tour. Good value for money! Thanks!
Nowa Huta retro car tour about communist Poland in Krakow
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The tour is full of interesting information about Poland during communist era. The bomb shelter is a must. The tour guide is very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour!
Nowa Huta retro car tour about communist Poland in Krakow
K
Interesting
It was a nice thing to see. The castle makes a really good impression. My favourite place here is this one close to dragon.
Historical Tour of Krakow’s Wawel Royal Hill
J
Exceptional
The tour guide was exceptionally well informed, passionate about her presentation and also had a wonderful sense of humor!
Historical Tour of Krakow’s Wawel Royal Hill
G
Fascinating tour exploring the history of Nowa Huta.
Nowa Huta retro car tour about communist Poland in Krakow
5 stars.
The tour guide was terrific!
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
Great Guide
Very knowledgeable guide
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
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Disappointed....
* First, this is NOT a tour of the Schindler Factory, as it is titled. We were expecting to see the factory, how it was run, learn about how Schindler accomplished what he did, etc. Of the two hours, the guide discussed this aspect for about 10 minutes. The remainder of the tour was history of and role of Krakow in the war. At the very end of the tour, the guide pointed out the window to the roof of the adjacent building and said "That's the factory." The tour should be renamed.
* Second, the tour group was too large for the logistics and delivery. Our group was between 20 and 30 people. The museum venue is broken into small vignettes that can accommodate about 10 people at a time. Therefore, if you were in the back half of the group, you could not see what she was talking about while she was talking. Additionally, she was not microphone/earphone assisted, so many times we simply couldn't hear what she was saying. By they time the back half of the tour progressed up through the material being displayed, we may or may not have remembered (or been able to figure out) what the guide was referencing.
* Thirdly, the museum is chock full of artifacts, photos, letters, interesting presentations - but we were not permitted time to explore it. As soon as the guide was finished talking, she moved us along to the next stop.
And finally, because of the tiny vignette set-up the guide was constantly motioning us out of the way to allow other visitors (unguided) move through the exhibitions. I completely understand that other visitors should be able to move freely through the museum. But I paid for this tour, and I felt like I was a constant inconvenience, always trying to get out of someone else's way.
* Bottom line - this tour needs to be renamed to accurately represent the contents and should be reduced to a MUCH smaller group size.
* Having said all of this - if you are interested in a museum on Krakow's history during the war (NOT Schindler and his factory), it is an interesting museum. It uses an engaging and atmospheric layout and has plenty to look at and experience - on your own.
Guided Tour of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory

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