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Kraków, Poland
Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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Overview

Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is the city’s most atmospheric district and the best way to explore is on foot. This 3-hour walking tour checks off all the highlights, including the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex; the medieval St. Mary’s Basilica and 17th-century St Peter and Paul’s Church; and the historic Cloth Hall.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Krakow’s Old Town
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed monuments of Krakow’s oldest district
  • Explore the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex
  • Admire architectural wonders such as St Peter and Paul’s Church, St Mary’s Basilica, and the Cloth Hall
  • Learn more about Krakow’s fascinating history and heritage from a local guide
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Departure Point

plac Mariacki, 31-042 Kraków, Poland

Return Details

Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland
Meet your guide in Krakow’s Main Market Square in time for a 2pm departure and set out to explore the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town.

Follow your guide down the Royal Route, and walk in the footsteps of the Polish Kings as you hear about Krakow’s stint as the royal capital. Pause to see historic landmarks such as St. Florian's Church, and admire the grand medieval buildings along Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza Streets.

Arrive at Wawel Castle and spend time exploring the magnificent castle complex, including the Cathedral, the Royal Chambers, and the Armory. Marvel at the Medieval, Romanesque, Renaissance, and Baroque architectural styles, and take in the views from the top of Wawel Hill, gazing out over the Vistula River and the gold-roofed Sigismund Chapel.

Continue to Rynek Główny, where the star attraction is the 13th-century St. Mary’s Basilica, home to an impressive altarpiece by Veit Stoss, and some striking paintings by artists including Matejko, Mehoffer, and Wyspiański. Nearby, St Peter and Paul’s Church is another important religious monument, build in the 17th century and still the most significant Jesuit church in Krakow.

After enjoying a coffee break (own expense) at a local café, visit one of the city’s most photographed landmarks – the elaborate Cloth Hall and the Underground Museum.

Your tour ends around 5pm back in the Main Market Square.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St Mary's Basilica
Brick Gothic church adjacent to the Main Market Square in Kraków, Poland. Built in the 14th century, its foundations date back to the early 13th century and serve as one of the best examples of Polish Gothic architecture.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
It is the central feature of the main market square in the Kraków Old Town.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wawel Royal Castle
The Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill constitute the most historically and culturally important site in Poland.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ulica Kanonicza - Kanonicza Street
The street was once part of the hamlet of Okół, connected with Kraków in 1401. Formerly, the buildings along the street housed cathedral canons, and to this day many of their Baroque and Renaissance have remained present.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ulica Florianska
One of the main streets in Kraków Old Town and one of the most famous promenades in the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is the first structure in Kraków designed entirely in the Baroque style, and perhaps the first Baroque building in present-day Poland.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Muzeum Krakowa - Rynek Podziemny
The Museum is situated below the market square of the city and has an area of over 6000 square meters.
Stop At:  
Ulica Grodzka
One of the most well known streets in Krakow
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
The Center of Krakow's Old Town
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of St. Adalbert
Located on the intersection of the Main Market Square and Grodzka Street in Old Town, Kraków, is one of the oldest stone churches in Poland.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Wyspianski Pavilion
In the late 1990s, Andrzej Wajda was one of the originators of a modern exhibition and information pavilion at Wszystkich Świętych Square; on his initiative, the building was fitted with stained-glass windows made following Stanisław Wyspiański’s projects.
Stop At:  
Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)
A historical Romanesque church built between 1079 and 1098 by a medieval Polish statesman Palatine Sieciech. It is a rare surviving example of the European fortress church used for defensive purposes.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower
One of the main focal points of the Main Market Square in the Old Town district of Kraków. The Tower is the only remaining part of the old Kraków Town Hall demolished in 1820 as part of the city plan to open up the Main Square. Its cellars once housed a city prison with a Medieval torture chamber.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Wawel Cathedral
Roman Catholic church and the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Kraków, located on Wawel Hill in Kraków, Poland. More than 900 years old, it is the Polish national sanctuary and traditionally has served as the coronation site of the Polish monarchs.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SeeKrakow Day Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips


  • "A must tour for anyone visiting Krakow for the first time." See review
  • "The walk was comfortable for group members of all ages.. and finally walking in the rains of Krakow was fun!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great guide, good way to see old town.
Adam_L
, Oct 2021
Andrzej was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and informative as well as polite throughout. Drawing on his personal experience of living in Krakow made it all the more interesting.
star-5
Highly recommend
Sarah_C
, Oct 2021
A great trip around Krakow with a very knowledgeable guide, Andrzej. Really interesting and enjoyable.
star-5
Worthwhile
Frank_D
, Sep 2021
Excellent guide. Great knowledge of polish history. Got to see places that we would have missed if just walking on our own
star-5
Wanted to make us come back to Krakow
Helen_K
, Sep 2020
Interesting well informed .Took us to many interesting places and told us amazing stories . Michele was a delightful thank you very much 😀
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic tour!
Aida_V
, Aug 2020
Absolutely fantastic! A must to get the know the history of the city! Jack our guide was knowledgeable, passionate and full of energy! We loved our time with him!
star-5
All of it
karen_f
, Aug 2020
We had a lovely walking tour and the guide was lovely and full of information about Krakow. I would definitely the tour .
star-5
Very informative afternoon
Peter_H
, Mar 2020
Michael was our guide (10 of us on the tour). He arrived just before the start time at the specified location. He informed us that this was his 9th year as a tour guide in Krakow. He was informative and interesting without overwhelming you with information. We'd definitely recommend this to give you an overview of the Old Town before re-visiting at your leisure and entering some of the buildings on the way.
star-5
Tour guide was brilliant
Steven_R
, Mar 2020
Great tourguide with lots of information with lots of different stories. Seen lots of places I didnt know existed
star-5
Mrs
Vastyne_S
, Mar 2020
We highly recommend that you take time to participate in a walking tour as opposed to another form of transport unless specifically needed. As you will see in detail some specific features of the city that you would otherwise miss. Having a guide like Konrad who is informative, humouristic, knowledgable and speaks good clear English made our experience even more special. Konrad was able to give us current information by connecting historical facts with the present time to enable us to envisage how Poland is shaped now. We thank you Konrad. Vastyne and Jean-yves England
star-5
Interesting and informative history and facts!
saqeralammar
, Feb 2020
You all know by now that what makes a walking tour interesting is the guide, and ours was the best! Alex was very knowledgeable about Kraków’s history and he is one good storyteller. Very interactive with us and always checked if we wanted to take a break. Thank you Alex!

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