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  • Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

    1. Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

    The joys of this tour lie not only in what you will discover but also in the simple pleasures of biking through the beautiful gardens, along the lazy Vistula river, and through the colorful streets of Kazimierz. Despite being extensive, the tour is not too strenuous and is suitable for all levels of fitness. There are plenty of stops for historical explanations and photo opportunities. The duration of the bike tour is 4 to 4.5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch at a traditional Polish restaurant where you can order anything from pirogies to Żurek, a sour wheat soup. The city bike tour begins every day under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. 

    Highly recommend informative funny guide with loads of historical and local knowledge Absolutely beautiful city and cycling is definitely the way to appreciate more of it Do this tour first as the guide will point out a lot of places you will want to visit

  • Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

    2. Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

    Step back in time as you walk through Krakow’s Old Town. Not only will you experience the charm of its medieval architecture, but your professional and knowledgeable city guide will teach you about Poland’s history, unique symbols and traditions, and fun facts as well along the way. The highlight of the Old Town is the Royal Route. It begins in the northern part of the Old Town at St. Florian's Church, which contains the relics of the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Florian. The historic path continues on 3 streets, Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza. You will also walk through St. Florian's Gate, an impressive Gothic tower as well as the only remaining of the 8 medieval city gates. Next, you will visit the Main Market Square. This is the largest medieval square in Europe and home to many historic buildings. The central feature of the Square is the Sukiennice, a Renaissance Cloth Hall wit...

    The guide knew so much history of Krakow and his explanations were so interesting and enjoyable. He made the whole experience so much fun and informative. He also made adaptations because we had gone to the castle in the morning before he tour so we appreciated that so much.

  • Krakow: Private Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

    3. Krakow: Private Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. Follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill. During the walking tour, see the highlights and main attractions of Krakow as you learn about their history including Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and Sukiennice. Also, visit some of the lesser-known parts of the city that only the locals know about. Next, walk around the Old Town to see the highlights of Krakow, but also to discover hidden gems of the city and to learn some incredible stories. Finally, get some tips about the local traditional restaurants, patisseries, and everything else that Krakow is famous for.

  • Krakow: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

    4. Krakow: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town & New Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide during a 4-hour walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of Polish kings as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill.  Meet at Little Market Square and make your way to the main market square to admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica. Marvel at the decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall, where traveling merchants would meet to discuss business and barter their wares. Pass one of the world's oldest universities, Jagiellonian University. Continue to the architectural complex of Wawel Hill to discover centuries-old churches and beautiful Renaissance buildings, such as the royal residence of Wawel Castle. Look inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. People usually visit the Old Tow...

  • Krakow: Private Guided Mystery Walking Tour

    5. Krakow: Private Guided Mystery Walking Tour

    Embark on this mystery tour after sunset and explore the long and dark history of Krakow full of violence and blood.  Feel this unique atmosphere of the city at night and hear stories about serial killers and evil spirits. Explore the spots where the cruelest crimes were committed or find out where the most famous serial-killer lived.  Start your tour in the center of historic Krakow and visit the most important historical monuments at night. See Florian Gates and the remains of the old city walls. Walk through the Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall.  Pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland. Discover Planty, one of the largest city parks in Krakow and Vistula Boulevards. See Wawel Hill and its famous dragon at night.

    My first time in Krakow, I recommend going on this tour, it was very informative and the guide was perfect, couldn't ask for more!

  • Krakow: X2 Segway Old Town Tour

    6. Krakow: X2 Segway Old Town Tour

    Your Segway tour begins with a short training session before you head out into the city. When you feel ready and comfortable with your Segway, the tour commences. In the beginning of the tour you will see Old Krakow's fortifications. These include the "Barbakan" fortress, and the last remaining part of the medieval wall. After cruising along the "Planty" gardens you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Vistula River and famous Wawel Castle right next to it. You will also encounter a depiction of dragon and its den, before your tour later concludes next to the main market square.

  • Krakow: Old Town and Wawel Castle 30-Minute Segway X2 Tour

    7. Krakow: Old Town and Wawel Castle 30-Minute Segway X2 Tour

    Meet your guide for a training session and get comfortable operating the Segway. Once are ready, set off on a short ride around the city of Krakow with your guide. Pass the Planty Gardens and do a full circle of Krakow's Old Town. See the fire breathing dragon under Wawel Castle and admire the views of the beautiful Vistula River. Make a short stop to take some photos, and finally return to the meeting point.

  • Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

    8. Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

    Learn about Oskar Schindler, a German entrepreneur who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Visit Schindler's Villa and see the outside of the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory. Listen to the story that inspired the book, "Schindler's Ark," as well as Stephen Spielberg's movie, "Schindler's List". Relive the famous scenes from the movie and see where they took place, such as the little courtyard in Kazimierz at Józefa 2 where Mrs. Dresdener took refuge under the stairs.  Dive deeper into the history of World War II in Poland. Discuss Schindler's impact on the city both in the past and the current day with your guide and get an in-depth look into Schindler's life and character. End your tour at Film Cafe near Schindler's factory, where you can relax with a complimentary tea or coffee. I...

  • Krakow: Jewish District Private Tour in Electric Car

    9. Krakow: Jewish District Private Tour in Electric Car

    Go on an audio guided tour of Kraków's Jewish district in the comfort and style of an electric car. Kraków's Old Town is the historical and central district of Kraków, and is one of the most famous old districts in Poland. The district features the centrally located Rynek Główny (Main Square), which is the largest medieval town square of any European city. There is a number of historic landmarks in its vicinity, such as the St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), the Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's), and the Church of St. Barbara, as well as other national treasures. At the center of the plaza and surrounded by kamienice (row houses) and noble residences, stands the Renaissance cloth hall Sukiennice. Kazimierz is the district south of the Old Town and was the center of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years before being systematically destroyed during World War II. It was redis...

  • Krakow Walking Tour around the Old Town

    10. Krakow Walking Tour around the Old Town

    Your professional guide will show you the highlights of Krakow’s Old Town during this half-day walking tour. The medieval center is surrounded by Planty Gardens, a green area that forms a ring around the Old Town. In the middle of it all is the Main Market Square, which is the largest such square in Europe and dates from 1257. The historic center of Krakow has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture of the Old Town has been maintained in its original form, dating from medieval times. Today you’ll see that this is the city’s cultural and commercial center and is filled with cafés, flower shops and horse-drawn carriages. Your sightseeing route will take in the streets of the Old Town, starting by the Church of St. Adalbert, through the Main Square, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, historical buildings of the Jagiellonian University, Planty park, and leads up to ...

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What people are saying about Planty Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 189 reviews

The guide knew so much history of Krakow and his explanations were so interesting and enjoyable. He made the whole experience so much fun and informative. He also made adaptations because we had gone to the castle in the morning before he tour so we appreciated that so much.

Highly recommend informative funny guide with loads of historical and local knowledge Absolutely beautiful city and cycling is definitely the way to appreciate more of it Do this tour first as the guide will point out a lot of places you will want to visit

A great way to get around the city and hear interesting stories while enjoying bike riding. Michael was an excellent guide.

Everything was just great and Mike was such a full of information guide!

Simon was an excellent guide, fun and full of knowledge.