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Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

1. Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

The joys of this tour lie not only in what you will discover but also in the simple pleasures of biking through the beautiful gardens, along the lazy Vistula river, and through the colorful streets of Kazimierz. Despite being extensive, the tour is not too strenuous and is suitable for all levels of fitness. There are plenty of stops for historical explanations and photo opportunities. The duration of the bike tour is 3.5 to 4 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch. The city bike tour begins every day under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square.  In the summer you can choose between the morning 4h tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz - Jewish District and Podgórze - the WWII Ghetto and the evening 2h tour of the Old Town and Kazimierz - Jewish District

Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

2. Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time as you walk through Krakow’s Old Town. Not only will you experience the charm of its medieval architecture, but your professional and knowledgeable city guide will teach you about Poland’s history, unique symbols and traditions, and fun facts as well along the way. The highlight of the Old Town is the Royal Route. It begins in the northern part of the Old Town at St. Florian's Church, which contains the relics of the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Florian. The historic path continues on 3 streets, Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza. You will also walk through St. Florian's Gate, an impressive Gothic tower as well as the only remaining of the 8 medieval city gates. Next, you will visit the Main Market Square. This is the largest medieval square in Europe and home to many historic buildings. The central feature of the Square is the Sukiennice, a Renaissance Cloth Hall with fabulous arcades designed by Italian architect J.M. Padovano. The Royal Route comes to an end at the foot of the Wawel Hill, from which you can look up and admire the Wawel Royal Castle. Explore this impressive old residence of Polish monarchs and adventure into the Dragon’s Den below. The gorgeous Royal Private Apartments and Crown Treasury are a must see, as is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanisław and Vaclav. The Old Town of Krakow Walking Tour will also include a visit to the Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest university in Poland, and the beautiful Planty Park. You will have a 1/2 hour coffee break during the tour.

Krakow: Polish Food Walking Tour with Dinner and Tastings

3. Krakow: Polish Food Walking Tour with Dinner and Tastings

Discover local eateries, street food kiosks and charming homestyle restaurants on this guided walking tour in Krakow's Old Town. Come hungry and leave full with this tour that includes tastes of over 10 of the most delicious and traditional Polish dishes and snacks. Meet your guide and hit the charming streets of the Old Town. Stop along the way to dig into famous pierogi dumplings and savor obwarzanek (Krakow's own bagel). Be introduced to several local restaurants, patisseries, and cafes that you may want to visit again on your visit.  Find out about the landmarks that you pass during your stroll from your local guide. Tuck into excellent food and learn about Polish traditions or customs connected with the preparation and consumption of dishes that you taste.  Sip on some fine Polish vodka to complete your tasting experience. Head to a restaurant for a complete meal consisting of starters, soup, a second course, and a unique Polish dessert. End the tour full of good Polish food around the Bagatela Theatre. 

Krakow: City Tour Regular Sights by Golf Cart BOOK HERE <3

4. Krakow: City Tour Regular Sights by Golf Cart BOOK HERE <3

Krakow City Tour is trip prepared for people who value holidays at the highest level. We connect everyone - the elderly, young, active and those who prefer sightseeing without a lot of steps, fat, thin, short, tall - it doesn't matter our mission is to make your stay in our city a great memory for you! The most important features ? An alternative way of sightseeing, the most interesting places in the city, a bit of history, a bit of laughter and the icing on the cake - the panorama of the city from the Krak Mound! We invite you to book! What You see ? 1. Barbakan 2. Matejko Square 3. St. Florian's Church 4. Planty Park 5. History Krakow - description 6. Wawel Castle 7. Jewish Quarter - description 8. Skałka Church 9. Church of St. Catherine 10. Wolnica Square - Jewish City Hall 11. Church of Corpus Christi 12. Tempel Synagogue 13. Kupa Synagogue 14. Isaac Synagogue 15. Ciemna Street 16. Old Synagogue 17. Popper Synagogue 18. Family House of Helena Rubinstein 19. Remuh Synagogue and old cemetery 20. Memorial Stone of the Nissembaum Family Foundation 21. Old Jewish Shops 22. Former Ghetto - description 23. Ghetto Heroes Square 24. Pharmacy under the Eagle - Residence of Tadeusz Pankiewicz 25. Oskar Schindler's - history 27. Life in Ghetto - description 28. Ghetto Wall 29. Church of St. Joseph 30. Krakus Mount - Panorama looking The most important rule of the trip? have fun, don't worry be happy :)

Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. 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.

Krakow Walking Tour with Private Guide

6. Krakow Walking Tour with Private Guide

Choose from 4 different tour options, each featuring their own history and landmarks. After being picked up from your accommodation, meet your local expert city guide who will be ready to answer your questions and provide facilities according to your needs.  Walk around the Krakow Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by Planty park, where the city walls used to stand in the Medieval times. See the main square with its famous St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall and the Barbican and Florian’s Gate. Every hour, listen out for the same bugle call played from the Basilica’s higher tower. Climb the Wawel Hill, where you’ll find a complex of sacred buildings including the Royal Wawel Castle, which is the historical monument and symbol the of many national and religious traditions of Poland. Pass by the Wawel dragon and the Royal Cathedral which was the place of the coronations and burials of many Polish kings. Pick the option to explore the Kazimierz and Podgorze Quarters and take a journey through the history of Jewish culture in Krakow. Experience the unique atmosphere of the district and see the most important synagogues, impressive gothic churches, and the oldest Jewish cemeteries. Wander through the streets and marvel at the mixture of old architecture, modern elements, and artistic murals. In the Podgorze district, see the remnants of ghetto walls and authentic photographs of its residents. Visit the main market of the district called Rynek Podgorski which features one of the most beautiful neo-Gothic churches in Krakow - St. Joseph's Church. Walk through the Bohaterow Getta Square, where people were gathered and taken to the concentration camps. Enjoy the option to visit the permanent exhibition at Schindler’s Factory which depicts the story of Krakow during the occupation period. Get to know contemporary Polish and Jewish citizens through authentic photos, stories, and illustrative materials of old Krakow. Learn about Oskar Schindler, the man who saved more than a thousand lives of Jews and was depicted in the famous Spielberg’s movie Schindler's List.

Electric Scooter Krakow: Old Town & Jewish Quarter-Full Tour

7. Electric Scooter Krakow: Old Town & Jewish Quarter-Full Tour

Before getting on your Electric Scooter, you will receive a short training and a safety helmet. Driving is simple and we guarantee you that it will only take a moment before you are able to move around on your Scooter freely and confidently. Take a sightseeing tour of Krakow with a difference. No need for long and tiring walks through the city. Instead jump aboard and ride your own private Scooter from place to place. Scooter is a noiseless, environmentally-friendly, and fun two-wheeled vehicle which you will learn to ride in no time. This 3,5-hour tour is more than 10 km long (about 4 miles). It leads you around Krakow 's most important places allowing you to admire the architecture and the monuments of the city. Your guide will recommend places that are worth visiting during your stay in Krakow, and will give you many tips about Krakow life. Admire the stunning view from the River, check out beutiful buildings, and glide through historical parks and royal residencies. See all this and much more.

Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Tour

8. Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Tour

During this tour you will discover the highlights of Krakow's history. Start with the top attraction - amazing Wawel Castle. First, you will have an opportunity to explore this fascinating castle from the outside, where you will see its most important points like defensive walls, Wawel Dragon, Wawel Cathedral and much more. Outside, your guide will treat you to information about this place and its history. After this introduction, you will step inside Castle Wawel, even more impressive than its exterior. Explore the most important parts of the castle, including the royal staterooms. In addition to many precious monuments, the castle is also full of ancient paintings and stunning tapestries, which have been preserved from the interior's original decoration. Follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. Get to the Main Market Square to admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica. Marvel at the decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall, where traveling merchants would meet to discuss business and barter their wares. Pass one of the world's oldest universities, Jagiellonian University, and go to the green oasis of Planty Park, built on the site of the medieval city walls.

Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

9. Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

See the oldest historical areas in Krakow with an electric golf cart tour. Discover more about the Old Town and the Kazimierz district with an audio guide. Stop at the Schindler's Factory Museum for professionally guided tour.  Be picked up by your driver and head to the Main Market Square. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which is surrounded by the greenery of Planty park. Drive through narrow streets past temples, universities, and old stone houses. Marvel at Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill. Continue to the picturesque streets of Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow. See over 20 monuments and learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Finally, be dropped off at Schindler's Factory Museum for a guided tour. Experience an interactive exhibition on one of the most-famous stories from the Nazi occupation. Discover more about the fate of Krakow during this dark time.

Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

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

Enjoy audio commentary as you ride through Krakow's Old Town on a heated electric golf cart on this group tour. View sights like Planty park and a 13th-century gothic Franciscan monastery. Hop onboard your golf cart and enjoy expert audio commentary as you go. Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Ride to the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the Collegium Maius where Copernicus once studied. Pass by the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts, the tower at St. Florian's Gate, and a the papal window in a Franciscan monastery. Marvel at the royal cathedral and castle on Wawel hill.

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Amazing tour,100% recommend. Try and go early on your trip as we passed lots of nice looking restaurants and got tips along the way from our guide. Mike was brilliant, the cycling was fun and he was very knowledgeable! Learnt a lot about Krakow and the history and culture, really interesting.

Super leuke fietstour gehad! Mike, onze gids heeft ons naar plekken gebracht waar je anders niet komt. Heerlijke lunch gehad in een lokaal restaurant. Een aanrader!

Amazing city bike Tour with guide Mike! Excellent bikes, entertaining historic information and complete overviel of the city in a few hours!

Really interesting tour with an excellent and knowledgeable guide

Fun trip. Covered all the main sites. Very cycle friendly city.