Full Day, Private Tour of Krakow: Old Town & The Jewish QuarterPrivate Tour

Enjoy Old Town, skip-the-line tickets to Wawel Castle's highlights, entrance to St Mary's Basilica, the Old Synagogue, and Jagiellonian University.
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


8 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included


- Skip-the-line ticket to the Wawel Castle State Rooms
- Entrance ticket to the Castle Dragon's Den Cave, Jagiellonian University's Museum, Remuh Synagogue & Cemetery, the Old Synagogue, and St. Mary's Basilica
- Coffee or a soft drink

Other inclusions:

- Gratuities and lunch are not included
Meeting points: Your tour guide will meet you in front of the Sheep&Dragon Cafe, Straszewskiego 2, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

What makes this tour special

Previously Poland’s capital, Krakow is one of Europe’s hubs for history and culture. On this full-day highlights tour, you will dig up that history as you explore the best of Krakow, including the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. On your private tour you will:

Your full-day tour is the perfect way to see the city in a day, where you will learn about the country’s medieval history and Jewish history, see all of its highlights, and visit several historic sites, including Wawel Castle, the Old Synagogue, and Jagiellonian University. Your tour begins at one of Krakow's most renowned locations: Wawel Castle, the massive structure sits upon Wawel Hill, overlooking the Vistula River. The castle served as the royal and political center of Krakow for centuries, dating back to the eleventh century. Before becoming a museum in 1930, the castle was also a hospital, a military barracks, and a governmental residence. 

After your tour of the castle, follow in the footsteps of the kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. Here at Market Square, you will see some of the finest examples of medieval architecture now filled full of shops, bars, and cafes. Then your guide will take you into St Mary’s Basilica, where you’ll see one of the finest examples of Polish Gothic architecture and see the spectacularly ornate, multicolor altarpiece which dominates the front of the church. Next, enjoy a lunch break in the Market Square, at a local establishment recommended by your expert local guide. 

After lunch, visit one of the world’s oldest universities, which has been operating since the eleventh century. You’ll have the chance to walk through the Jagiellonian University Museum, comprised of grand halls and ancient quads. Then, your private guide will take you to the Jewish District, where you will walk through Schindler’s passage and visit the Old Synagogue—now a museum, which is the oldest still standing in Poland, having been built in the 15th century. While there, your guide will share with you the Jewish experience after the German invasion of 1939, and what the synagogue now means to Jewish people in Poland. Your tour ends at a traditional Jewish café, where your guide will order you the best local bites before departing with you.

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