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Main Market Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

1. Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

Indulge your ears with the sounds of Chopin’s piano music, and experience one of the most important elements of culture. Appreciate the genius of Poland’s best-known composer in the unique atmosphere of Krakow's Market Square. Attend a special concert dedicated to Frederic Chopin, an icon of Polish and European music and a piano virtuoso in his own right, and listen to his most famous piano pieces performed by talented young pianists. Concerts are held in the Chopin Concert Hall, decorated with Gothic architectural elements. Listen to nocturnes, mazurkas, and polonaises, in which Chopin expressed his feeling of longing for his homeland. The combination of atmospheric interior and excellent music will provide an unforgettable experience, and not just for music aficionados.

Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

2. Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

Embark on a guided segway tour of Kraków and learn about its golden age. Learn about its role as a major city on the trade path from the far east and its importance as a hub of Polish culture and history as you pass sites such as the Barbican armory, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Castle. 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: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

3. Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day on an eco-friendly electric buggy city tour. Learn about the city's colorful history from your local guide as you glide through the city's iconic neighborhoods and past its main landmarks. See Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarters, and the former Jewish Ghetto all from the comfort of your e-buggy. Embark on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric buggy through the charming streets of Krakow. Visit the city's three most historical districts with ease and comfort. First, make your way to the Old Town to see the enchanting Wawel Royal Castle towering over the city and the Vistula River, the Barbican with its fortified turrets and walls, impressive churches, and a number of other historical buildings. Next, head to the city's historic Jewish quarter with its breathtaking array of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and the historical buildings of the former city of Kazimierz. Marvel at the trendy shops, bars, and galleries that now line these streets. Finally, ride to the remains of the former Jewish ghetto's walls and main square before ending your tour at Schindler's Factory Museum. Here, if the option has been selected, visit the museum at your own pace, unguided, with pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets. After an hour in the museum, be picked up and brought back to the original starting point of the tour. Alternatively, if you don't visit the museum, be dropped off immediately after the tour ends at the original starting point of the tour.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

4. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

Be guided on a 2-hour tour of the Rynek Underground, a unique museum situated below the main market square of the city. Explore medieval constructions in this unique archeological reserve, covering nearly 43,000 square feet. Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum, and start your discovery of the past. Learn about the city’s treasures on display while your guide narrates the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. See reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition. Uncover secrets of the hidden underground with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films. See Krakow from a whole new perspective.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Group or Private Tour

5. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Group or Private Tour

You will get to know the Main Market Square. Your local tour guide will take you on a fascinating journey back into the Middle Ages. You will walk above the ground, between the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church, and then cover the same path underground, while going 4-7 meters down to the Underground Museum. You will travel back in time and experience what the Main Square looked like 750 years ago. You will learn about the history of the Market Square, which was the setting for the ceremonial meetings of the kings and foreign envoys, and a place where cloth, salt, barrels, shoes, as well as coal, lead and copper were traded. It was also a place where you could meet witches, thieves and alchemists, where the martens were put around the neck of the condemned man, and public flogging was held at the pillory. Over the centuries, the level of the Krakow market has risen up significantly, thus after descending into the underground, you will go back a few hundred years, to the times before the city was founded in 1257. With a little bit of imagination and help from your guide you will discover the atmosphere of the medieval Market Square while walking along the underground route and listening to the colorful stories. You will see the exposed foundations of former commercial buildings, medieval roads, hygienic utensils, used more than 600 years ago, or authentic 11th-century tombs, which will allow you to learn about the burials of vampires and witches. Why Travelers Choose This Tour With your tour guide you will visit the fascinating -and according to many - the best- museum in Kraków, that is the Underground Museum and do it without queuing in a ticket line. You will feel the atmosphere of the medieval Market Square. You will learn first-hand the history of the Main Market Square - the icon of Krakow, because your guide will be a local Krakow resident. You won't get similar knowledge neither from books nor the internet! Meeting point We will meet you at the entrance to the Rynek Underground Museum, Rynek Główny 1, 31-042 Kraków. Sightseeing part I (~ 0.5h) Our professional guide will take you for the first part of the walk during which you will get to know the Main Market Square and its monuments, located above the ground. You will learn where the former medieval cemeteries were located, where the martens were put around the necks of convicts, where the pillory was located and where public flogging took place. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) Your guide will take you for the second part of the walk to the Underground Museum, where you will descend 4-7 meters below the surface of the Market Square to travel back in time and discover Krakow's medieval realities. End of the tour You will end your tour at the Main Market Square. You may then choose to go to the one of many local restaurants, recommended to you by your guide, and enjoy a delicious dinner. You can also join us on another tour, which starts at 7:30 pm.

Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

6. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

Krakow: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide by the Florian's Gate and be invited for the fully private sightseeing with all of the city's top sights. Spend a half a day exploring a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Begin your guided tour with a walk through the Old Town. Listen to stories about the architecture, inhabitants, local history and attractions of Krakow. Walk along Florianska, one of the most famous and most exemplary streets of Kraków, leading straight to the heart of the city – the Main Market Square. Today it tempts with a variety of shops, restaurants, and clubs, while centuries ago it hosted the solemn coronation and funeral processions of monarchs. Admire the Main Market Square, the most important public space in Krakow, the most expansive Market Square of medieval Europe, gathering everything most characteristic of the city and having the most distinctive hallmarks, the most beautiful, the most important, the most charming, the most… Stop by the Collegium Maius and the Jagiellonian University the oldest in Poland and in this part of Europe. Immerse yourself in the culture of Krakow visiting Wawel Hill an ancient centre of power: legendary – connected to Krak or Krakus, the mythical founder of the stronghold and his descendants, and historical: ducal, princely, ecclesiastical, and royal. Be amazed by the castle and the cathedral with a bell tower and catacombs where many Polish monarchs are buried. See the six-metre tall Wawel Dragon statue and stop by the cave on the bank of the Vistula where the legendary dragon inhabited, terrorised the locals and demanded offerings of cattle, though in an alternate version of the tale these were virgins. Heading back down into Old Town, walk along the medieval cobblestone streets to St. Mary's Basilica with a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call and the star strewn murals by Jan Matejko covering the vaulting. Visit Sukiennice - Cloth Hall - full of stalls offering typical Krakow souvenirs. See the defensive walls and Barbican fortress before you part ways with your guide to see the city on your own.

Krakow: Pub Crawl with VIP Entrance

8. Krakow: Pub Crawl with VIP Entrance

Start your pub crawl from St. Wojeciech Church in the heart of Krakow's Old Town. Meet your party guides and your group and head to your first stop to enjoy an hour of unlimited vodka, beer, rum, gin, whisky, shots, and mixers. Play lots of drinking games like flip cup, beer pong, and flip coin. Discover four more of Krakow's best bars, karaoke spots, and clubs. Enjoy free entry and a free welcome shot at each location. Arrive at the final club at 3 AM, where you can keep the party going till the morning. Hold onto the memories of a great night out with a professional photographer capturing moments throughout the night.

Kraków: Kraków by Night Tour with Stories & Coffee

9. Kraków: Kraków by Night Tour with Stories & Coffee

Whether you have just arrived to Krakow and want to orientate yourself in the city, or want to experience its beauty when the sun goes down, this tour will give you what you are looking for. Your tour guide will show you the most beautiful and interesting places and monuments in the city and tell you about the hidden stories behind them. You will learn old secrets, tales of alchemists, vampires, witches and kings. Meeting point We will meet you at the entrance to the Rynek Underground Museum, Rynek Główny 1, 31-042 Kraków. Sightseeing part I (~ 1h) A professional local guide will take you for the first part of the walk to the Florian Gate, the oldest gate in the city. The walk leads along romantic, mysterious and mystical streets, squares and alleys next to the catacombs, the bell for the dying and the only place where convicts could stop and light a candle. This is a particularly mystical part of the tour, during which you will have the opportunity to photograph non-obvious but beautiful places in Krakow that are known only to city residents. Then you will see the beautiful building of Slowacki Theater - a copy of the Garnier Opera in Paris, and the former medieval hospital of St. Roch which offered treatment to the poor. You will go through the Small Market Square where people were burned live in the Middle Ages for offences against God and counterfeiting coins, and finally you will reach the Main Market Square. Break for rest and a cup of delicious coffee (0.5h) You will rest while sipping a cup of coffee in a former medieval inn located near a prison and a torture chamber. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) You will discover the Main Square and all the most important monuments located there. You will also learn about the location of the bell for the dying, the lantern protecting Krakow from plague, the old cemeteries, the pillory and the martens. You will discover deeply hidden, sometimes dark, stories of Krakow and the mysterious places where the executioner announced the death of the condemned. Then you will go to the picturesque University Quarter with Collegium Maius, the oldest of the preserved university buildings, where the world famous Nicolaus Copernicus and John Paul II studied. Next, the walk will lead you along the Royal Route to the Wawel Castle. You will discover mysterious narrow streets and learn stories about alchemists, vampires, witches and kings that are known only to the Cracovians who live here. You will also have the opportunity to take unique photos. End of the tour You will end the tour on Kanonicza Street, the oldest street in the city, from where you will admire the wonderful view of the Wawel Castle. After the tour you may want to try one of the many atmospheric restaurants, recommended to you by your guide, to enjoy a delicious dinner and experience the magical atmosphere of the city. The next morning you may join our company on another tour.

Krakow: Christmas Music Concert With Wine

10. Krakow: Christmas Music Concert With Wine

What could be better than to have a special cozy evening listening as the Christmas music is virtuously played by the famous Royal Chamber Orchestra, while you enjoy a glass of wine. The Royal Chamber Orchestra was founded by Sławomir Prokopik in 2007. It consists of Kraków’s most illustrious musicians, internationally renowned graduates of the Academy of Music. Their music showcases their impeccable taste, boundless imagination and remarkable technique. The concert takes place in an old historical tenement house called “Dębinskim” or “Under Barrel”. The house was built in the 15th Century as an one-storeyed building and it was restructured thoroughly in the middle of the 16th Century. After that the house became the property of a Royal Hunter named Kaspar Dębinski who worked for the Royal Family in the Wawel Castle. At present you can see the extraordinary 19th-century staircase with its original richly ornameted railing made of iron leading to the concert hall.

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What people are saying about Main Market Square

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,430 reviews

It was very easy to use. The meeting spot was ideal, you get a chance to see a lot of locations with time to get off the golf cart. We didn’t get to see Scindler’s Factory because it was closed after 2pm. We didn’t know this when we booked our tour. But overall, worth the time and money.

Met guide at entrance to museum , was very interesting hearing about the city of Krakow

This was a very enjoyable experience. The musician was extremely talented!

Just Wonderful. A wonderful way to spend an hour listening to Chopin.

Only problem for us was the long walk to the meeting point