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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 4 to 4.5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch at a traditional Polish restaurant where you can order anything from pirogies to Żurek, a sour wheat soup. The city bike tour begins every day under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. 

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: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

3. 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.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

4. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

Travel through Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary, and see such monuments as Planty park with the remains of medieval walls and the Barbican, the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, the Latin Quarter, the Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts and St. Florian, a 13th Century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, the Papal Window, and Wawel's Royal Cathedral and Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city after the ride, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on cold days on a heated terrace with leather sofas. Admire the beautiful views from the observation deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen.

Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. Follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill. During the walking tour, see the highlights and main attractions of Krakow as you learn about their history including Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and Sukiennice. Also, visit some of the lesser-known parts of the city that only the locals know about. Next, walk around the Old Town to see the highlights of Krakow, but also to discover hidden gems of the city and to learn some incredible stories. Finally, get some tips about the local traditional restaurants, patisseries, and everything else that Krakow is famous for.

Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

6. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

Welcome to the Royal Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Discover the most important monuments of the City of Polish kings, including the Old Town and the Wawel Hill. These monuments are among the most important monuments in Poland, and are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. While exploring the Royal Krakow, you will be able to feel the beating heart of Poland. For centuries Wawel was a place of residence of the kings of Poland, Sweden and Lithuania. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Krakow and feel the unique charm of the Old Town. Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a history teacher. You will discover such sites as the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Planty Park, Jagiellonian University, Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.

Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

7. Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

Discover the historical area of Krakow with this electric golf cart tour of the Old Town. Drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz. Find out where the Jewish Ghetto was located and listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Begin your tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Krakow Old Town. Put on your headphones and listen as your audio guide provides context for what you see along the way. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square and view the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. See the impressive St. Mary's Church and the green space in Planty park. Cruise down narrow streets with many temples, universities, and charming houses. Appreciate splendid views of Wawel Castle on your way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz.

Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

8. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

Discover the oldest historical area of Krakow which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Travel in an electric, eco-friendly golf cart and view more than 20 monuments. Listen to interesting commentary on your audio guide. Visit the Main Market Square at the heart of the city, and take in Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which are surrounded by a park called Planty. Enjoy wonderful narrow streets with many temples, universities and charming houses. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and see the castle. Head to Kazimierz to see the oldest district of Krakow which was once a separate city. Dive through the picturesque streets of Kazimierz with old synagogues, cafes, and stalls. Learn more about these spectacular sights from your audio guide.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

9. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

See the most important tourist attractions of Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary. Visit Planty Park with its medieval remains. Stop at Main Market Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, St Anna’s Church, and a Franciscan Monastery. Experience the Latin Quarter, and venture to the Wawel with the Royal Cathedral and the Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy the heated terrace, or try the observation deck on board to witness the views of Krakow from the water.

Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Planty Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 277 reviews

We had a guided tour on the Schindler’s factory with guide Nikolay. It was the best my excursion ever! Nikolay knows everything about this tough topic, tells very interesting (even for my 14 y.o. son) and after the factory we walked around the places Nikolay told about. And it took almost 5 hours instead of 2-3!! Nikolay, thank you very much, you are the professional and it was a pleasure to had a walk with you!

Mike is an awesome guide. I've done dozens of bike tours throughout Europe and this was probably the best. He provides the right amount of detail and keeps the tour moving. History and sites were awesome. Highly recommend!

Really nice and chilled tour. Nothing strenuous and all flat. Would recommend this too all ages young and old. Very informative of places you would otherwise miss.

Beautiful city tour not too much information that it gets boring. We liked it very much.

Perfect op tijd, veel uitleg gegeven op een heel amicale manier. Zeker aan te raden