St. Mary's Basilica Tickets & Tours

St. Mary's Basilica: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: City Pass with Access to 40 Museums and Attractions

1. Krakow: City Pass with Access to 40 Museums and Attractions

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 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 Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass include: "1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. The Princes Czartoryski Museum (Lady with Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum (Main building) 7. Archaeological Museum (Underground of the Church of Saint Adalbert) 8. Archaeological Museum (Nowa Huta Branice) 9. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 10. The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice 11. The Stanisław Wyspiański Museum 12. The Zwierzyniec House 13. The Jozef Mehoffer House 14. St. Adalberts Church Underground 15. History of Photography Museum 16. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. The Main Building of the National Museum 23. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 24. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 25. Pomorska Street 26. Celestat 27. MOCAK 28. Town Hall Tower 29. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 30. Galicja Jewish Museum 31. The Barbican 32. The Eagle Pharmacy 33. The Krzysztofory Palace 34. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen Emil Fieldorf Nil 35. The Jan Matejko House 36. Nowa Huta Museum 37. Legends of Cracow 38. Kościuszko Mound"

Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

2. Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Discover the dark side of Krakow on this creepy Krakow walking tour. Hear Krakow's legends, scary anecdotes, and the horrifying stories based on true life. Pass by sights like the St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the Town hall tower as they are lit up for the night. Meet your guide after the sun goes down and get ready for some goosebumps. Visit places you may have seen in the day, but this time discover their true darkness. Stop outside sights like the  Polish Gothic towers of Florian Gate, and the 14th century St. Mary's Basilica. Walk down St. John Street and admire sights in the heart of the city like the Cloth Hall, Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, and Katyński's Square. Take in views of the Vistula River and find out where the legendary city dragon once dwelled.

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. Your guide will have an orange umbrella, so you will find him easily on the meeting point. Feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest mediaeval market 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.

Warsaw: Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train with Pickup

4. Warsaw: Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train with Pickup

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 8.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

5. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

You will start your cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow from the bottom of Wawel Hill (close to the Old Town). This is an excellent choice for all who want to enjoy the beauty of Krakow from the perspective of a unique "Vistula". On your tour, you will see the most representative monuments of the "City of Kings", Krakow. You will set out from the harbor "Vistula Garden" next to the Bridge Dębnicki, before sailing besides the most important symbol of Krakow; Wawel Hill and the Royal Castle. You will also pass St. Archicathedral, St. Stanislaus and Wenceslas, after which you will cruise through the bend where the Vistula Sisters Norbertine monastic complex is located. Some more highlights you will experience on this tour are St. Peter's Basilica, St. Michael the Archangel, Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and the Church on the Rock. At the tail-end of the tour, you will reach the Father Bernatka Footbridge connecting the edges of two districts: Kazimierz and Podgórze. This famous footbridge of Krakow is also called the "Bridge of Love", and is greatly appreciated by tourists and locals alike. At the conclusion of this tour, you will sail back to Wawel Hill where you will disembark the vessel.

Krakow: Evening Walking Tour with Spooky Stories

6. Krakow: Evening Walking Tour with Spooky Stories

Discover Krakow from it's dark side. Listen to legends, scary anecdotes, and the horrifying stories based on true events. City lit up at night will amaze you with it's beauty, when you will pass by sights like the St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the Town hall tower. Meet with your guide after the sun set and get ready for some goosebumps. Places you may have seen in the day, will reveal their true darkness. Stop outside sights like the  Polish Gothic towers of Florian Gate, and the 14th century St. Mary's Basilica. Walk down St. John Street and admire sights in the heart of the city like the Cloth Hall, Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, and Katyński's Square. Take in views of the Vistula River and find out where the legendary city dragon once dwelled.

Krakow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Krakow at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Krakow’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at the imposing Town Hall Tower! Visit the iconic Kraków Cloth Hall with its unique exhibits and explore the miraculous St. Mary's Basilica. Take a photo at Floriańska Gate in the city center and get lost in the historic Plac Szczepański in the center of the old town. Learn about the pioneering Nicolaus Copernicus and his life. You will also pass by the unique Church of Sts Peter and Paul, don't forget to take a photo. See, admire, photograph and shiver with Wawel Cathedral in the center of the city, while Smok Wawelski, the symbol monument, will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Krakow: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

8. Krakow: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

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: Guided Old Town Tour

9. Krakow: Guided Old Town Tour

Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, Krakow was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe, and most of the city’s opulent design remains untarnished by history. Discover its unique charm for yourself along a 3-hour group walking tour.  Visit the largest market square in medieval Europe, the oldest functional university building in the world, an ancient souvenir shop, a well-preserved medieval altar and much more.  With an expert guide by your side, traverse one of the most Instagrammable routes in all of Poland. See St. Mary's Basilica, the city's quaint Old Town, and the majestic Wawel Royal Castle. Learn about the fascinating history of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you go.

Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

10. Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

As a former capital city of Poland and residence of the Polish monarchy, Krakow is full of historical and cultural heritage. Join this tour to discover outstanding monuments and lesser known spots in the historic Old Town and hear incredible history facts and legends of Poland. Make unforgettable memories in Krakow! The 2-hour walking tour will start at the historic Krakow Barbican, a late 15th century fortified gateway, which once linked to the inner city walls. From here, you will stroll along the Florianska street to the Main Market Square while listening to the fascinating stories about the monarchs who used this so-called Royal Route when returning to the city after victorious battles. In the beating heart of the Old Town, you will marvel at the towering St Mary’s Basilica, the old Town Hall Tower, and the medieval commerce center of the iconic Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice). Follow your Private Guide through the historic streets, lined with old churches, palaces and tenement houses, and you will quickly understand why Krakow Old Town became one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the ornate Baroque-style Saints Peter and Paul Church, Holy Trinity Church and St Andrew’s Church. This tour will end at the bottom of Wawel Hill, and the guide will give you some tips on the best local restaurants, bars and leisure spots so that you can enjoy the rest of your stay in Krakow. Choose the 3-hour option to learn even more about Krakow and explore the outer courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle. Follow your Private Guide up the Wawel Hill to see the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Romanesque and Gothic exterior architecture of the monumental castle complex. As a former royal residence, this place is of special historical and political importance to Poles. Hear the legend of the Wawel Dragon and enjoy amazing views of Vistula River from the terrace. Pick the 4-hour tour to enrich your experience with a visit to the Wawel Cathedral. This 13th century church is a true mecca of Polish history and culture, deeply connected with the history of the Polish monarchs, especially the Jagiellonian Dynasty. Inside, you will discover a beautiful interior featuring an ornate altar, medieval religious paintings and sculptures, and royal tombs. Marvel at the famous golden-domed Sigismund’s Chapel, walk up the Sigismund Bell Tower, and see royal artefacts at the Cathedral Museum. The 6-hour option gives you a full experience of Krakow Old Town with a visit to St Mary’s Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), famous for its extraordinary wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz) and hourly trumpet calls from the Gothic watchtower. In addition, you will explore Jewish heritage sites in the former Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz, and learn about the turbulent World War II history of Poland. See the historic Old Synagogue and Remuh Synagogue, and visit the 19th century Tempel Synagogue, an active place of worship known for its beautiful Moorish Revival interior.

139 activities found
Sort by:

Top sights near St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: City Pass with Access to 40 Museums and Attractions

Krakow: City Pass with Access to 40 Museums and Attractions

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 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 Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass include: "1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. The Princes Czartoryski Museum (Lady with Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum (Main building) 7. Archaeological Museum (Underground of the Church of Saint Adalbert) 8. Archaeological Museum (Nowa Huta Branice) 9. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 10. The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice 11. The Stanisław Wyspiański Museum 12. The Zwierzyniec House 13. The Jozef Mehoffer House 14. St. Adalberts Church Underground 15. History of Photography Museum 16. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. The Main Building of the National Museum 23. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 24. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 25. Pomorska Street 26. Celestat 27. MOCAK 28. Town Hall Tower 29. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 30. Galicja Jewish Museum 31. The Barbican 32. The Eagle Pharmacy 33. The Krzysztofory Palace 34. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen Emil Fieldorf Nil 35. The Jan Matejko House 36. Nowa Huta Museum 37. Legends of Cracow 38. Kościuszko Mound"

Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Discover the dark side of Krakow on this creepy Krakow walking tour. Hear Krakow's legends, scary anecdotes, and the horrifying stories based on true life. Pass by sights like the St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the Town hall tower as they are lit up for the night. Meet your guide after the sun goes down and get ready for some goosebumps. Visit places you may have seen in the day, but this time discover their true darkness. Stop outside sights like the  Polish Gothic towers of Florian Gate, and the 14th century St. Mary's Basilica. Walk down St. John Street and admire sights in the heart of the city like the Cloth Hall, Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, and Katyński's Square. Take in views of the Vistula River and find out where the legendary city dragon once dwelled.

Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

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. Your guide will have an orange umbrella, so you will find him easily on the meeting point. Feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest mediaeval market 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.

Warsaw: Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train with Pickup

Warsaw: Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train with Pickup

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 8.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

You will start your cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow from the bottom of Wawel Hill (close to the Old Town). This is an excellent choice for all who want to enjoy the beauty of Krakow from the perspective of a unique "Vistula". On your tour, you will see the most representative monuments of the "City of Kings", Krakow. You will set out from the harbor "Vistula Garden" next to the Bridge Dębnicki, before sailing besides the most important symbol of Krakow; Wawel Hill and the Royal Castle. You will also pass St. Archicathedral, St. Stanislaus and Wenceslas, after which you will cruise through the bend where the Vistula Sisters Norbertine monastic complex is located. Some more highlights you will experience on this tour are St. Peter's Basilica, St. Michael the Archangel, Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and the Church on the Rock. At the tail-end of the tour, you will reach the Father Bernatka Footbridge connecting the edges of two districts: Kazimierz and Podgórze. This famous footbridge of Krakow is also called the "Bridge of Love", and is greatly appreciated by tourists and locals alike. At the conclusion of this tour, you will sail back to Wawel Hill where you will disembark the vessel.

Krakow: Evening Walking Tour with Spooky Stories

Krakow: Evening Walking Tour with Spooky Stories

Discover Krakow from it's dark side. Listen to legends, scary anecdotes, and the horrifying stories based on true events. City lit up at night will amaze you with it's beauty, when you will pass by sights like the St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the Town hall tower. Meet with your guide after the sun set and get ready for some goosebumps. Places you may have seen in the day, will reveal their true darkness. Stop outside sights like the  Polish Gothic towers of Florian Gate, and the 14th century St. Mary's Basilica. Walk down St. John Street and admire sights in the heart of the city like the Cloth Hall, Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, and Katyński's Square. Take in views of the Vistula River and find out where the legendary city dragon once dwelled.

Krakow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Krakow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Krakow at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Krakow’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at the imposing Town Hall Tower! Visit the iconic Kraków Cloth Hall with its unique exhibits and explore the miraculous St. Mary's Basilica. Take a photo at Floriańska Gate in the city center and get lost in the historic Plac Szczepański in the center of the old town. Learn about the pioneering Nicolaus Copernicus and his life. You will also pass by the unique Church of Sts Peter and Paul, don't forget to take a photo. See, admire, photograph and shiver with Wawel Cathedral in the center of the city, while Smok Wawelski, the symbol monument, will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Krakow: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Krakow: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

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: Guided Old Town Tour

Krakow: Guided Old Town Tour

Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, Krakow was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe, and most of the city’s opulent design remains untarnished by history. Discover its unique charm for yourself along a 3-hour group walking tour.  Visit the largest market square in medieval Europe, the oldest functional university building in the world, an ancient souvenir shop, a well-preserved medieval altar and much more.  With an expert guide by your side, traverse one of the most Instagrammable routes in all of Poland. See St. Mary's Basilica, the city's quaint Old Town, and the majestic Wawel Royal Castle. Learn about the fascinating history of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you go.

Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

As a former capital city of Poland and residence of the Polish monarchy, Krakow is full of historical and cultural heritage. Join this tour to discover outstanding monuments and lesser known spots in the historic Old Town and hear incredible history facts and legends of Poland. Make unforgettable memories in Krakow! The 2-hour walking tour will start at the historic Krakow Barbican, a late 15th century fortified gateway, which once linked to the inner city walls. From here, you will stroll along the Florianska street to the Main Market Square while listening to the fascinating stories about the monarchs who used this so-called Royal Route when returning to the city after victorious battles. In the beating heart of the Old Town, you will marvel at the towering St Mary’s Basilica, the old Town Hall Tower, and the medieval commerce center of the iconic Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice). Follow your Private Guide through the historic streets, lined with old churches, palaces and tenement houses, and you will quickly understand why Krakow Old Town became one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the ornate Baroque-style Saints Peter and Paul Church, Holy Trinity Church and St Andrew’s Church. This tour will end at the bottom of Wawel Hill, and the guide will give you some tips on the best local restaurants, bars and leisure spots so that you can enjoy the rest of your stay in Krakow. Choose the 3-hour option to learn even more about Krakow and explore the outer courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle. Follow your Private Guide up the Wawel Hill to see the Wawel Cathedral and admire the Romanesque and Gothic exterior architecture of the monumental castle complex. As a former royal residence, this place is of special historical and political importance to Poles. Hear the legend of the Wawel Dragon and enjoy amazing views of Vistula River from the terrace. Pick the 4-hour tour to enrich your experience with a visit to the Wawel Cathedral. This 13th century church is a true mecca of Polish history and culture, deeply connected with the history of the Polish monarchs, especially the Jagiellonian Dynasty. Inside, you will discover a beautiful interior featuring an ornate altar, medieval religious paintings and sculptures, and royal tombs. Marvel at the famous golden-domed Sigismund’s Chapel, walk up the Sigismund Bell Tower, and see royal artefacts at the Cathedral Museum. The 6-hour option gives you a full experience of Krakow Old Town with a visit to St Mary’s Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), famous for its extraordinary wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz) and hourly trumpet calls from the Gothic watchtower. In addition, you will explore Jewish heritage sites in the former Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz, and learn about the turbulent World War II history of Poland. See the historic Old Synagogue and Remuh Synagogue, and visit the 19th century Tempel Synagogue, an active place of worship known for its beautiful Moorish Revival interior.

Top Attractions in Krakow

Things to Do in St. Mary's Basilica

Cities in Poland

Other Sightseeing Options in St. Mary's Basilica

Want to discover all there is to do in St. Mary's Basilica? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about St. Mary's Basilica

Overall rating

4.6
(1,198 reviews)

Our guide was entertaining and informative. We had already done other "history" tours of the city and it was great to hear some folklore and stories behind the history. We saw some places in the old town that we would not of seen in a "conventional" city tour. The guide carried out the tour a good pace - which helped as it was a cold evening. As with all GYG tours we have undertaken the communication beforehand was excellent, timely and helpful.

Excellent and Elizabeth the guide was really funny and knowledgeable about the history of krakow and serial killers! Showing parts of the city too. It was raining which couldn’t be helped and it was still worth the walk around. Definitely something different to see and learn about the city. Would recommend.

My tour was really good! The guide was very friendly and his English was very good and at the same time simple that l could understand it, as my first language isn’t English. Krakow is a beautiful city and he made me really to get to know it!

We had an excellent time. Tomas was very entertaining. He shared some of the stories surrounding Kraków’s past with an enthusiastic knowledge. Highly recommended tour.

Mat was truly kind, patient and full of advice to start the adventure off in the best possible way!!!