The Best of Krakow: Private Walking Tour of the Old Town and Wawel CastlePrivate Tour
Explore the best of Krakow on a private half-day walking tour of the Old Town, including tickets to Wawel Castle and St Mary's Basilica.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
3 hrs 30 mins
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English Speaking Guide - Entrance tickets to the Wawel Royal Castle State Rooms and Wawel Cathedral - Entrance ticket to St. Mary’s Basilica
- Gratuities optional - Food and drink are not included - Hotel pick-up and drop-off 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 half-day highlights tour you will dig up that history as you explore the best of Krakow, including the Old Town.
On your private tour, you will:
Visit Wawel Castle, which was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world (tickets included);
Admire the richly decorated interiors of the State Rooms, the medieval residence of Polish kings;
See the Wawel Cathedral, Poland's national sanctuary and former coronation site (tickets included);
Follow the Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town;
Tour Krakow’s Old Town, where you will see many of its highlights, including the Church of Saints Peter and Paul;
Wander around Market Square, and admire the Cloth Hall, the Town Hall Tower and other medieval monuments;
Visit St. Mary's Basilica with tickets included, one of the finest examples of Polish Gothic architecture;
Pass by the Jagiellonian University, one of the world’s oldest universities whose alumni include the polymath Nicolaus Copernicus;
End your tour at Planty Park, a beautiful green park that encircles the Old Town, occupying the area that used to be the city's defensive walls.
Your half-day tour is the perfect introductory tour for anyone new to the city, where you will learn about the country’s medieval history and tour its’ spectacular highlights, including a visit to the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. 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 centre 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 the 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, multicolour altarpiece which dominates the front of the church. Lastly, you will walk by one of the world’s oldest universities, Jagiellonian University, and visit the idyllic park, Planty Park, which encircles all of Old Town.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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