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90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Kraków Old Town

1. 90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Kraków Old Town

Let an experienced local guide turn 90 minutes of your day into a unique tour of the city of Kraków at its golden times. As the capital of Poland, it has raised many of Polish national heroes and masters of different crafts. It also was a major city on the trade path from the far east. It has also, most importantly, given birth to Polish culture, tradition and cuisine. Use your Segway to see the Barbican armory, the original leftovers of a big defensive wall that used to surround the whole city. Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it and complete it with immortal legends and stories. Take a minute to admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church and the enormity of the Royal Wawel Castle. Continue along the Wisła riverside to take some great pictures with the legendary, fire-spitting Wawel dragon before ending your fun and informative tour.

Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

2. 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: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

3. Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

See the most important historical monuments registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on this unique route through the city. The name of the tour route refers to the formal entries of Polish Kings heading for their residence on the Wawel Hill.  Along this route, you'ill walk around the Old Town which is surrounded by the luscious green Planty park. Make your way to Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall. Every hour, near Basilica’s tower you can hear the bugle call.  Next, pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland before visiting the castle and cathedral situated on Wawel Hill. Here, you can see the Wawel dragon breathing fire.

Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

4. 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: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

5. Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

Cover distances that are impossible to walk with a two-hour group bike tour of the Old Town. Visit 4 churches and see the vibrant Old Town market squares and shopping areas. Ride along the royal route and take in views of the Wawel Royal Castle. Go to the Vistula embankment and the famous Wawel Dragon Cave. Discover the well-known and hidden gems. Take in the true atmosphere and plenty of street art with help from your guide. Find places that can only be reached by bike.

Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

6. 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.

Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

Your guided walking tour of Krakow begins as you gather with your group at the tour center. From there, hit the streets with your guide who will show you the very essence of this city. Your beautiful walk begins with a journey around the Old Town and Jewish Kazimierz district, before proceeding through to some hand-picked spots in Krakow. Take advantage of participating in a small group, allowing you to receive personal attention from your guide who is on hand to gladly answer all of your questions. Discover the oldest university campus in Poland, and travel through the Royal Route whilst hearing fascinating legends and stories. Your tour eventually concludes in the Kazimierz district.

Krakow: X2 Segway Old Town Tour

8. 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: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

9. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

Krakow Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

10. Krakow Highlights Self-Guided 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.  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 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. You'll visit Town Hall Tower, the Krakow Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Florian’s Gate, the Kraków Barbican, Plac Szczepański, Saints Peter and Paul Church, Wawel Cathedral, Wawel Royal Castle, and Smok Wawelski, where the tour ends.

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What people are saying about Kraków Barbican

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 627 reviews

One of the best experience, we as a family have been on. Tom was very patient with us older ones! He really explained the history of Krakow, which in itself is truly amazing. He definitely made our trip exciting and informative. I would recommend this tour to everyone, young and old. What a fab way to see the city and understand it's culture, historical places of interest and especially, best places to eat. Thank you once again ... You made our holiday.

Excellent experience , fantastic guide and overall a really fun way to see the many sights and find out about of the history of the town and it’s buildings . Would definitely recommend

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Krakow. Our guide Arthur made the experience fun and informative. Great way to see the city.

Fantastic experience, very patient and kind guide, who was also very knowledgeable and informative. Best start to our time in Krakow! Thank you

Tom is an amazing and exteme passionated guy about telling story about Kraków. Greatest guy!