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Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

1. Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

Hop on a well-maintained and stylish bike for a guided three-hour tour of Wroclaw. Avoid tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic while benefiting from the knowledge of an informative guide.  During this tour you will be able to admire the impressive baroque architecture of Wroclaw's Old Town, which was carefully reconstructed following WWII, check out Ostrow Tumski or Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city, and visit Centennial Hall, an architectural masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Besides these sites, your tour will take you to the Main Square, Old Town Promenade, Jatki, Spiż monument of animals for slaughter, Old City Prison, University of Wroclaw, Swordsman Monument, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Polish Hills, Grunwaldzki Square, Zwierzyniecki Bridge, Wroclaw Zoo, Japanese Garden, Iglica, Szczytnicki Park, the National Museum, the House of Old Stock Exchange, and the Salt Market.

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Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

2. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

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Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

3. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as well as many other churches and cloisters that lend the area an extraordinarily spiritual atmosphere. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions of where to go from here to complete your exploration of the city.

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Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

4. Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

Meet at Plac Solny and be transferred through historic Old Town and Cathedral Island to reach the show at Szczytnicki Park. Pass by several notable landmarks on the way to the show. Upon arrival, enjoy a spectacular 25-minute fountain show at the largest installation of its kind in Poland. See a variety of animations and images projected onto the water jets. With over 800 lights, 300 water projectors, and 3 fire jets, witness a colorful audio-visual performance. After the show, hop back on the bus and be returned to Plac Solny.

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Wroclaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

5. Wroclaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's historic Old Town & New Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. See the city's main square (Rynek Glowny) and walk through the medieval streets. Reach the stunning main building of Wroclaw University with its impressive Aula Leopoldina in Baroque style. Continue down medieval streets that lead to the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe, surrounded by old tenement houses with the Gothic town hall in the center. Visit the picturesque Wroclaw Town Hall and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. See the Royal Road, which ends in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here, you will find the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere. This tour will lead you along the streets of the Old Town, through the main square, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Cloth Hall and the historical buildings of the Wroclaw University. People usually visit the Old Town of Wroclaw but overlook the newest contemporary history which is even more interesting. During the tour, you will get to know whole history of the city and have an opportunity to see how everyday life looks like. Your guide will show you the best places in Wroclaw and for sure you will enjoy this experience. From World War II and the Polish People's Republic to nowadays - it means only one thing. You will become acquainted with the most turbulent history of Poland and Wroclaw. 

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Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

6. Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

Get to know Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia, on a 3-hour walking tour that introduces you to its history and culture. Explore the most beautiful and noteworthy monuments of Wroclaw, starting in Market Square (Rynek) where the unique beauty of the late gothic City Hall is truly worth seeing. Strolling through the medieval streets, come across the university campus where the main assembly hall is a striking example of beautiful Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times. The tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere.

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Wroclaw: Panoramic City Walk with View from 3 Towers

7. Wroclaw: Panoramic City Walk with View from 3 Towers

Start the tour on the Market Square and begin your visit to the beautiful Old Town of Wroclaw. In good weather, you can climb the winding stairs to the highest observation towers on the Market Square, the towers of St. Elizabeth. The church tower has a height of 91 m. There are over 300 stairs leading to the observation deck located at an altitude of about 75 m. The views from the tower are wide and stretch far away, from the Wroclaw market square at the foot of the tower to the highest peak of Sudety - Śnieżka. Then, you go to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. There, you climb up to the Witches Bridge. It is located at a height of 45 m and is a bridge connecting the two towers of the church. You will listen to a legend about the Sinner's Bell that chills the veins. Next up, you go to Ostrów Tumski. Visit the beautiful monuments on the island and take the elevator up to one of the towers of the Cathedral. From the tower you can admire the view of the Odra and Ostrów Tumski. At the end of the program, you will go by tram to SkyTower, the tallest skyscraper in Wroclaw, from there you can view the whole of Wrocław and the surrounding area from the viewing platform. It is the highest viewing point on any building in Poland, at a height of 205 m. The trip ends at SkyTower.

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Wroclaw Small Group Walking Tour

8. Wroclaw Small Group Walking Tour

Join your (very) small guided tour at the Wroclaw Cathedral to explore Wrocław. Learn about its unique location on the Odra River with 12 islands connected and 130 bridges. This makes it very similar to Venice but much less crowded and more manageable. Enjoy its idyllic riverside  parks and its beautifully preserved Cathedral Island which is a treat for lovers of Gothic architecture. Follow your guide through winding maze of cobblestoned lanes, church spires and vibrantly colored buildings. This is the district where you’ll find most of the city’s historical monuments and medieval architecture so our walking tour will focus on this area. Admire the Town Hall and the Cathedral that overlooks the Market Square. Take in the impressive sight, with the decorative doorways and many spires and carved gargoyles looking down. Wander the narrow streets around the cathedral to see things like the Hansel & Gretel Houses, Ostrow Tumski and Centennial Hall. Pass stately town homes as you walk through cobblestoned streets and squares, hearing about Wroclaw's history and architecture dating back to the medieval ages. Settle in for the last part of your tour discovering the Jewish neighborhood, Turnski Bridge, University and the Old City Prison. There  are plenty of photo-worthy sights along the walk, so keep your camera handy especially when you see one of the 300 gnomes scattered throughout the city, with more appearing all the time.

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Wroclaw: Private Highlights Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

9. Wroclaw: Private Highlights Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Experience all the highlights of Wroclaw during a fantastic bike tour. Meet your local guide who will lead you safely around the city and show you some important destinations, among them Market Square, Panorama, Szczytnicki Park, Ostrow Tumski, and much more. Forget about tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic jams. Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities and boasts a long history and many visit-worthy sights. On top of that, it is a modern city with well-maintained roads for bikers. So hop on, follow your guide, and explore the city ecologically. Start from the Old Town where you can admire colorful buildings in the Market Square and Town Hall. Continue on to witness the great architecture of Wroclaw University, ride along the Odra River, and admire picturesque views, as you reach Panorama and Bastion Ceglarski. Wroclaw is also known for its multiple islands. Ride across them to explore the oldest part of the city, Ostrow Tumski. There you will find masterpieces of sacral architecture like the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Next, arrive to the most iconic building in the city, the Centennial Hall. Hear about its amazing history from your licensed guide. With the 3-hour option of the tour, admire the large and unique Iglica Monument and take a look around Szczytnicki Park and its Japanese gardens, a perfect place to relax. Head back to the Old Town where your guide will treat you to delicious Polish donuts as a perfect finale to a wonderful trip.

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Wroclaw: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

10. Wroclaw: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

Experience the best sites in Wroclaw in the comfort of an eco-friendly electric car. The city's history will come to life with the help of a local, professional guide. Admire the beauty of Wroclaw's Old Town and feel the excitement of the Main Market Square. Marvel at the architecture of Centennial Hall and the Spire monument from the outside and drive past the famous Wroclaw University. Venture onto Cathedral Island (Ostrow Tumski) and learn about the city's Medieval history. Stroll around the outside of sacral buildings including the Archbishop's Palace and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Learn the military history behind the Bastion Ceglarski and the Panorama Raclawicka. Along the way, keep a lookout for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement.

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What people are saying about Ostrów Tumski

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 140 reviews

Our very first Tram Tour proved to be a fascinating and unique experience and very informative of many interesting places to visit in Wroclaw. The guide was excellent and the tram driver drove the old tram through many streets changing the tram rail points on numerous occasions by having to get off the tram with a lever!

Adam was great! Excellent knowledge of the city and its history, including funny stories. We have truly enjoyed this tour. Done many walking tours across the world, but this one was the best ever. Recommend Adam with no hesitation. Thanks Adam!

A great attraction for visitors to the city. The man who took us there was great, he gave us a lot of interesting information in a great atmosphere.

A great way to show the city to your friends, bikes are very good, guide Michał 15/10. Everything's a plus.

It was quite good, but there were a lot of mosquitos there.