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Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

1. Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

On your creepy Krakow walking tour, discover the dark side of Krakow. Learn about Krakow's legends, scary anecdotes and the horrifying stories based on true life. Uncover the creepy side of Krakow by joining the tour just when the sun goes down. Visit places you may have seen in the day, but this time discover their true darkness and get some goosebumps! Don't miss out on visits to the Florian Gate, St. John Street, St. Mary's Basilica, The Cloth Hall,Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, Katyński's Square, The Vistula River and the dragon. Discover an entirely new side to the best sites of Krakow!

Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour & Stories

2. Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour & Stories

Would you like to know the history of Krakow and learn even more? Would you like to see the most important symbols of that city-museum in one walk? If so, you've come to the right place! Our tour guide and Krakow enthusiast will take you for a walk throughout the city. You will hear unique stories and anecdotes that you will not find in any history books or even in a guide book. You will feel Kraków's atmosphere, which is a mixture of old fashion and modernity. You will visit the most important iconic monuments, but also places that you would never find on your own, as they are indeed the secret places of Krakusy - the local residents. If you really want to get to know Krakow, you need to embark on a fascinating walk through the streets and squares of Krakow, filled with treasures of each century. Our guide and city enthusiast will help you discover Krakow. You will learn the history of the city and discover Krakow through the prism of a completely new, local perspective and its numerous symbols, such as the Royal Route, St. Florian’s Gate the Main Market Square, the Cloth Hall, the Jagiellonian University, the Wawel Hill. Why Travelers Choose This Tour Stories, anecdotes, legends, personal adventures… our guides are really willing to share them with you. Get the general orientation of the city, its history and present life in just 3 hours to be able discover it later on your own. Ask your guides about anything – Kraków has no secrets for them! Meeting point We will meet you at St. Florian’s Gate from the Barbican side), Florianska Street, 31-019 Krakow. Sightseeing part I (~ 1.5h) Our professional guide will take you for the first part of the walk. You will then discover: the remains of medieval defensive walls, the Royal Route, the Main Market Square, St. Mary's Church, the University district with Collegium Maius. Break for some rest and a cup of delicious coffee (0.5h) Relax in the atmospheric café before the second part of the tour. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) Your guide will take you for the second part of the walk, which will lead you through the picturesque Kanonicza street to Wawel Hill You will be delighted with the splendor of this place, the beautiful Renaissance courtyard and the golden dome of the Sigismund Chapel which was built during the reign of the powerful Jagiellonian dynasty. You will discover the historical side of this place and be able to step back in time, thanks to the amazing stories and storytelling skills of your local guide. End of the tour You will end the visit on the Wawel Hill from where you will admire the wonderful panorama of Krakow. Later, you may want to try one of the many atmospheric restaurants recommended to you by our guide, and enjoy a delicious meal and experience the magical spirit of the city. You may also opt for another tour organized by our company on that day.

Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

3. Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to 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. 

Krakow: Guided Wine Tasting Experience

4. Krakow: Guided Wine Tasting Experience

Feel like a local as you uncover the secrets of Krakow's Old Town on a guided walking tour. Admire sights like the Cloth Hall Museum and the Gothic St. Mary's Basilica while also discovering some hidden gems. Delight your senses with wines and tapas at a 15th-century cellar. Meet your guide and begin your Old Town walking tour. Stroll to sights like the grand Rynek Główny square. Walk down narrow lanes past funky stores and quaint cafes. Work up an appetite and head to a 15th-century traditional wine cellar. Taste 3 wines that have been recommended by local experts along with delicious Polish tapas dishes. Finish your tour at a local rooftop café where you can purchase a glass of wine and take in the atmosphere of this fabulous city with uninterrupted views of the Krakow skyline and the magnificent Royal Castle.

Krakow: Old Town and Old Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

5. Krakow: Old Town and Old Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Embark on a walking tour of some of Krakow's most famous neighborhoods: the Old Town and Kazimierz — the Old Jewish Quarter. You have the option between a 45-minute walk and a 1.5-hour one, so as to better suit your needs. On the shorter walk you only visit the Old Town, whereas the longer walk also takes you to Kazimierz. After meeting your guide in town, receive your headphones and multilingual audioguide so you can choose your preferred language for the tour. Then, head off on your walking adventure of Krakow. Make your way to the Old Town first. Walk past medieval buildings dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries that still stand intact to this day. See the influence of each historical period on the city, including its churches, squares, and tenements, some of which are considered to be historic sites of outstanding universal value. Admire famous buildings like St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, the Wawel Royal Castle, the Town Hall Tower, the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, and many more. In 1978, Krakow's historic center was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as one of the most precious sites in the world. It's easy to see why when visiting the city. If you've booked the 1.5-hour tour, make your way to the Old Jewish Quarter, also known as Kazimierz. This now-fashionable and popular neighborhood was once a separate town, founded by Casimir III the Great in 1355. See synagogues, squares, and cemeteries that created a strong Jewish culture in Kazimierz, making it the capital of the Jewish minority in Poland. Fortunately, the main historic sites and artefacts in the area survived WWII. Walking through the charming streets of this part of town will enchant you.

Krakow: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Old Town

6. Krakow: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Old Town

See some of the most historically significant sites in Krakow on this guided tour of the Old Town. See Wawel Hill, with its Royal Castle and Cathedral, which are part of one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of the most important historical sites in the country, and one of the largest castles in Poland. Visit Old Town, Krakow, one of the most famous old districts in Poland, which was the center of Poland's political life for over 500 years. Experience Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest University in Poland, Planty Park, one of the largest city parks in Poland, and the Main Market square, which dates back to the 13th century. Marvel at St. Mary’s Basilica and remnants of medieval fortifications of Krakow, while the guide tells stories and legends to teach the tour group about local customs and traditions.

Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

7. 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: Old Town Walking Tour

8. Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

Krakow's Old Town is one of the most famous places in Europe and even the world. The best way to seize the history and all highlights of Krakow is to do it with professional licensed city guide. A traditional walk along the Royal Route, through the Old Town, the University district up to the Wawel Hill towards the Castle of Polish kings. The tour guide will tell you about the most famous monuments - the Barbican, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, you will know the legends associated with St. Mary’s Trumpet Call, a knife on one of the old houses or the foundation of Cracow. This tour is a oportunity to seize Krakow's Old Town on your own conditions. 

Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

9. Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

Discover the historical area of Krakow with this electric golf cart tour of the Old Town. Drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz . Find out where the Jewish Ghetto was located. Listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Be picked up from the meeting point and start your tour with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Krakow Old Town. Put on your headphones and listen as your audio guide provides context for what you see. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square. View the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. Marvel at the towering St. Mary's Church and the green space in Planty park. Cruise down narrow streets with many temples, universities, and charming houses. Appreciate splendid views of Wawel Castle, on the way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz, the oldest district in the city.

Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

10. Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

See all the sights in Krakow's Old Town with a group tour. Travel through its beautiful streets in an electric golf cart, enjoying the audio commentary as you go. Pass by Planty, St. Anna and St. Florian church, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Be greeted by your driver, as you step aboard a comfortable electric golf cart. Listen to commentary from your audio guide as you tour the old town. Hear stories from history as you encounter distinctive monuments. Drive by the vibrant Main Market Square and Planty where the remains of medieval walls can be seen. Admire the majesty of Wawel Castle, a 13th-century gothic Franciscan Monastery, and a papal window. View hidden shops in the narrow alleys of the Latin Quarter, the Baroque17th-century church of St. Anna, and the Collegium Maius courtyard.

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What people are saying about St. Mary's Basilica

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 747 reviews

One of the best things I’ve done in Krakow. A lot of useful and exciting information, insights and black humour. Great way to tell history - the lady was a talented story teller. Just long enough. Perfect! Thank you so much!

Really worth doing, wish we had done it when we first arrived. We did this on our last day, the guide was brilliant, we stopped to take some photos and had a look around a few places .

Guide Navia was very joyful and entertaining. Told creepy stories with a good dose of humour. Highly recommend!

Fabulous time with our lovely guide this evening. She was expertly entertaining and knowledgeable.

It was excellent little tour all round old town , our host was a lovely lady , very informative