Discovering Krakow Off the Beaten Path - Exploring the Vistulan Route by Bike - in Krakow - LikeALocal Guide

Discovering Krakow Off the Beaten Path - Exploring the Vistulan Route by Bike

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30 EUR

Join me in our small group experience (max 6 people) following the Vistulan River route, which will show us some well-kept secrets of the city, old monasteries, beautiful natural landscapes, very local restaurants and places little frequented by traditional tourism.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
David ran a terrific tour sharing his unique knowledge of the history of Krakow as we visited sights away from the main tourist hotspots. His passion, enthusiasm and care for his guests was at a level above that I have experienced from any other tour guide. I have done about 40 tours in Europe over the years and this was the best.

If you want a quality experience that you will remember Krakow for take this tour.
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Reviewed by Liz

Highlights

  • Get to know some less touristy areas but with tremendous historical and cultural value.
  • Bike along the Vistulan River and relax in the middle of the Polish countryside.
  • Visit one of the most established monasteries in Poland, Tyniec. An ancient fortification from the 11th century.

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Description

We embark on our adventure with a 15-minute briefing where we will provide you with some relevant details about this unique tour. From ancient pagan enclaves that celebrated the summer solstices, to fortresses from the 11th century where Christianity began in Poland, they are part of this beautiful route that the Vistulan River points us to areas very little frequented by visitors and tourists.

Starting from the old town, we will pass through the imposing Wawel Castle in the direction of one of the most charismatic churches in the city, witness to a tragic story that goes back to the very beginning of Krakow as the capital city of a young kingdom.

From there we will bike towards the west, along the Vistulan River. The breathtaking countryside will delight us with its various tones and aromas. Logically we will have the opportunity to stop at various points of interest to continue with some stories of considerable historical, political and social relevance. Key moments in history that marked a before and after in the future of this country throughout its turbulent past.

At the midpoint, we will take a deserved break in one of the most beautiful places of the tour to savour a delicious lemonade and admire another enigmatic monastery, inhabited by monks who coexist in almost perpetual solitude and without the possibility of interacting with the outside world.

Finally, we will have reached the jewel of the crown, the fortress-monastery of Tyniec. Located in a strategic enclave and surrounded by absolute secrecy, this fortress dating from the beginning of the 11th century dictated at some point in history the first steps towards Christianity. We will enter the church of the Benedictines, with its beautiful Romanesque frescoes. We will pass through the inner courtyard to observe in detail the disasters inflicted by wars that erased Poland from the European map for 146 years and finally take refuge in the monastery tavern to savour the culinary delights of the region.

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What’s included & not included

  • Bike Rental
  • Guided Tour
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Extras during the trip such as drinks

Meeting point

Our meeting point is located right next to the Eros sculpture - Iron Face - at 10 am sharp for the initial 15-minute briefing. Please make sure you bring comfortable clothing, bottle of water and closed shoes for the tour. (Meeting point next to the sculpture of Eros - Iron Face Sculpture - in the main square)

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

L
Best tour I have done in Europe.
David ran a terrific tour sharing his unique knowledge of the history of Krakow as we visited sights away from the main tourist hotspots. His passion, enthusiasm and care for his guests was at a level above that I have experienced from any other tour guide. I have done about 40 tours in Europe over the years and this was the best.

If you want a quality experience that you will remember Krakow for take this tour.

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5.0/5

David will make your day!
for David
David gave me a wonderful introduction to Krakow on a morning tour. He went out of his way to pack many interesting stops into the tour - places I’d never find on my own. David is a fun guy who speaks perfect English and gave me personal insights to Krakow’s culture, history and food (including where to get great coffee). I followed up on the excellent recommendations he gave me for the rest of my stay.
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