This 3-hour walking tour will give you a deeper look into Krakow's history. Take a stroll through the old town while visiting KrakowâÂÂs Â most important sites; St. Mary's basilica, the Jagiellonian University, and the Wawel Castle. Not only will we be covering the facts but the legends and myths that shape the city. Learn why this city has become one of the most famous in central EuropeÂ in terms of science, trade, and culture. Not only will you hear about Krakow's history, but also of the current events that shape the city today and how they came to be. Stop at one of Krakow's numerous historic cafes for coffee, tea and/or hot chocolate along the way.
After meeting, guests will be briefed about the background of the city before setting off on a walk of the historic old town of Krakow.
The first stop on the tour is the largest medieval market square in Europe, where you will see the old town hall. Continue on through the market stalls of the Cloth Hall, where guests will learn about the knife that hangs above one of the passage ways, the art displayed on the second floor, and Vlademir Leninâs favorite cafe. Â From the cloth hall you will head toward Krakow's iconic St. Mary's Basilica where youâll climb to the top of the trumpateerâs tower, one of the highest viewpoints in Krakow. Here you will be able to observe Krakow from the perspective of the bugle player (Thursday to Saturday). Â While on the square you will see the statue of Poland's greatest poet Adam Mickiewicz and the church of St. Aldebart, which has stood in this spot for a 1000 years.
Stroll along the Royal Route and down Grodzka street towards the Wawel Castle. Â Along the way you will pass St. Andrew's church, as well as the largest baroque Church in Krakow, St. Peter and Paul's. From there you will have a peek inside the courtyard of Krakow's oldest university faculty, the Jagiellonian University's facutly of Law. Once you ascend the Wawel hill youâll have a chance to see the original castle walls, the Dragon den, remains of the oldest settlements, the royal courtyard and gardens, as well as the Wawel cathedral.
From the Wawel hill you will headÂ along the Planty gardens to the church and cloister of the Franciscan brothers where youâll see some of Polandâs most famous Art Nouveau pieces as well as some of the oldest wall murals inside the monastery's cloister.
Enjoy tea or coffee in one of Krakowâs famous cafes. Â Beverages are included in the tour price.
While walking along the street of St. Anne you will come to the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University, the Collegium Maius. Here you may gaze inside at its wondrous courtyard and garden before reaching the Collegium Novum; a university building related to the Nazi occupation of Poland.
After having a look at the church of St. Anneâs baroque fasade you will make your way to one of the smaller squares in the old townâ Saint Stevenâs. Â From there youâll return to the original starting point.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A minimum number of passengers per booking is required
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately