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Krakow Old Town Walking Tour **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**

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Duration: 3 hours
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$20.34
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  • A walking tour is the perfect way to explore historic Krakow
  • Marvel at some of the finest medieval buildings in Europe
  • Krakow′s lovely Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the splendid Cloth Hall – the world′s oldest shopping mall
  • Wander in the pretty Planty gardens

Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free!

Fall under the spell of beautiful, historic Krakow on this guided walking tour.

Meander through the medieval town center, the ancient capital of Poland. Admire the Main Market square, arguably one of the world’s most beautiful plazas, and the splendid Renaissance Cloth Hall.

See twin-towered St Mary’s Church and learn the story of the brave trumpeter who died while warning his city of a Mongol invasion.

See Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in the world and Wawel Hill with its great Castle and Cathedral. Hear stirring stories of the city’s magnificent past.

Stroll around Planty Gardens, a ring-shaped park which was once the city's moat.

This tour includes a 30-minute break to discuss the history and present day situation of Poland with your knowledgeable guide.

Customer reviews

Excellent tour guides and overall a well organised trip. Comfortable bus trips to both tours. The guides at each location were excellent, both spoke very good English and were...

Linda Murphy Ireland
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Our guide, Ada, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We did the tour and the 3 hour tour seemed to go by quickly. Absolutely informative and fun - I highly recommend this as...

Carl J Porrino United States
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Itinerary

To join the Krakow Old Town Walking Tour you should make your way to the start point at St. Adalbert's Church, Main Market Square. Here you will meet your English-speaking guide. The 3-hour tour consists of a 2 ½ -hour walk tour and a 30-minute break for discussion.

Your tour first takes you through the Old Town with its glorious medieval buildings, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Until the 16th century this district was the center of Polish political, social and cultural life.

You’ll see the famous Main Market Square. Surrounded by elegant townhouses, palaces and churches, this is the largest medieval town square of any European city. At its center is the magnificent Renaissance Cloth Hall, which has been in business for 700 years and could be regarded as the world’s oldest shopping mall!

You’ll see the Town Hall Tower, Krakow’s leaning tower and a famous landmark. Your guide will also point out St. Mary’s, a twin-spired Gothic church with a poignant tradition. Every hour, a plaintive trumpet signal plays from the taller tower to commemorate a famous 13th century trumpeter who was shot while sounding the alarm before a Mongol attack.

Other important landmarks include Jagiellonian University. Established in 1364 by Casimir III the Great, this is the second oldest university in Central Europe and one of the oldest universities in the world.

You will pass Wawel Hill, topped by Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral and the seat of royal power up until the 17th century. The Castle was home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs, many of whom are buried in the Cathedral. The great Cathedral contains a quantity of superb religious art and boasts one of the world’s largest bells.

Your tour includes a walk in Planty Gardens, a leafy ring of some 30 public gardens established on the site of the medieval fortifications, and a half-hour break for discussion. Over coffee (or another beverage) (payable direct) you can discuss with your guide all the fascinating things you have seen and gain insights into the recent history of Poland.

The tour ends in the city center.

Please note
Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free

The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

This tour does not go inside any monuments or attractions.
Inclusions
  • Walking tour
  • English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Beverages
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Daily
Duration
3 hours
Start time
1400h (2:00pm)
Meeting point
Please make your way to St. Adalbert's Church, Main Market Square.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends in the City Center.
Sale price
$123.23
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Dos & Don'ts
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Take a warm and waterproof coat and an umbrella for wet or snowy conditions. Don’t forget the camera.

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