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  • Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

    1. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

    Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 40 museums and monuments. Learn more about the World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted on Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. See a traditional bourgeois house, and hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, your card also comes with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day and night! The museums included in the City Pass, are as follows: Oskar's Schindler Factory Main Market Underground Museum  Pharmacy "Under Eag...

    We brought a 3 day Krakow card and it made our holiday so easy, particularly when using the trams. It avoided the need to always have the correct change for the automatic ticket machines which reduced our stress levels considerably. It also provides access to so many museums/sites of interest: there is so much to do in Krakow that you are spoilt for choice.

  • Krakow: Walking Tour of Old Town and Kazimierz

    2. Krakow: Walking Tour of Old Town and Kazimierz

    Discover the remains of the medieval city walls in Planty Gardens and admire the Barbican and St. Florian's Gate. Make your way to Main Market Square and hear legends about St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the historic Cloth Hall and see the head of Eros Bendato beneath Town Hall Tower. Continue to the university district to see the oldest academic building in Poland, and then follow in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II to discover his former home and favorite temple. Go to the Kazimierz district and discover the synagogues and cemetery of the Oppidum Judaeorum (Jewish Town). End with a look at Corpus Christi Church before walking to Wawel Castle. 

    Gabriela was our guide. We covered the points of interest in old Town and kaziemirz. It was nicely placed with a cafe break in the middle. She had interesting insights into Jewish culture and history.

  • Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

    3. Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

    Experience the ultimate introduction to Krakow with a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town. Start your tour in the heart of the city in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest square in Europe. Your professional guide will take you to the top sights of Krakow and inform you of its dramatic history. They will also provide you with insider knowledge of what to visit, see and eat while you're in this beautiful city. You'll end your tour at Wawel Castle, the impressive royal residence of Polish kings.

  • Krakow: The Erazm Ciołek Palace Museum

    4. Krakow: The Erazm Ciołek Palace Museum

    Art of old Poland, the 12th-18th century. This exhibition presents excellent works of the medieval and more modern art from the collections of the National Museum in Krakow, one of the oldest and best sets of old Polish art. Orthodox art of the old Polish Republic, the exhibition features an obscure group of icons, one of the oldest and most precious collections of Orthodox paintings in Central Europe. It contains primarily the works coming from the south-eastern borderlands of the old 'Rzeczpospolita’. In the beautifully restored cellars of the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, visitors can admire 800 fragments of the most valuable architectural sculptures from all over Poland, originating from such places as St. Mary's Church, Krakow Cathedral or Gniezno Cathedral.

  • Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

    5. Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

    The John Paul II Trail Tour will take you to the places which are particularly associated with Karol Wojtyla who could become pope. Krakow is a special place to learn about the life of Pope John Paul II as he lived in Krakow for more than 30 years prior. During his years in Krakow, he was first a student, then a priest, and finally as bishop of Krakow. In Krakow, he has also experienced the unimaginable cruelty of World War II and then communism. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student who will lead you throughout Krakow showing you the places that shaped Pope John Paul II and tell you about his life in Krakow. After meeting your guide visit the Jagiellonian University. Then continue to the Wawel Cathedral, where Karol Wojtyla sought spiritual guidance and confession and where he celebrated his first Mass. After, go to his apartment on Kanonicza Street, the Franciscan Churc...

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What people are saying about Bishop's Palace

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 266 reviews

We brought a 3 day Krakow card and it made our holiday so easy, particularly when using the trams. It avoided the need to always have the correct change for the automatic ticket machines which reduced our stress levels considerably. It also provides access to so many museums/sites of interest: there is so much to do in Krakow that you are spoilt for choice.

We stay a week in Krakow. With 3 days of city pass you can easily optimize it. If you stay short, it will be difficult to organize the visits with the opening hours etc because with 12 tourist districts it takes time to travel

Krakow a wonderful city !!! You can easily explore the historic center on foot, it is so pleasant because it is car-free with a beautiful green belt around it where it is nice to walk.

A great guide, a very valuable and interesting journey around Krakow and the Jewish Quarter. I recommend.

very nice guide. She has told many interesting and informative stories.