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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

Admire the Wawel Royal Castle and see other monuments from the Vistula River, Krakow's historic waterway. Listen to the audio commentary as you sit back and relax, enjoying the comfort of a traditional yet modern vessel. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of Krakow's landmarks. Witness the charms of Krakow’s districts, such as Saltwator and Kazimierz, and see such sights as the Dębnicki Bridge, "Church on the Rock," and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. This unforgettable cruise takes approximately 1 hour.

Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

2. Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day. Meet at the designated meeting point so you don't get lost in the city. Your driver/guide will take you on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric car. This method of transport guarantees that you can visit the city's 3 most historical districts in just 2 hours. Get to know the city and its history during this amazing city tour. Along the way you can expect to see the following: • Old Town: Wawel Castle, Barbakan, gorgeous churches, and many other historical buildings • Jewish Quarters: Breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz • Ghetto: Remains of the Ghetto’s walls and Main Square as well as Schindler’s Factory After the 2 hour tour, you will be dropped off at the Schindler's Factory Museum. You will receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) and you will have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After 1 hour, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the place where the tour started. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will return to the tour starting point.

Krakow: 3.5-Hour Cycling Tour

3. Krakow: 3.5-Hour Cycling Tour

Enjoy a tour of Krakow's historic sites from the seat o f a bike! With 25 stops, you'll have plenty of opportunities to capture what you see on camera. Stops include the World War II ghetto area, the Jewish Quarter, the city walls, Wawel Castle, Jagiellonia University and sites featured in the film, "Schindler's List." You will have a 30-minute break to catch your breath, get refreshments and make new friends. An English-speaking guide will lead the group, kept small for an optimal experience. And of course, all participants on the tour will be provided with a "safe cyclist" insurance package.

Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

4. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 37 museums and monuments. Learn more about World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. See a traditional bourgeois house, and hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass, are as follows: 1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum Krakow 7. Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences 8. Czartoryski Museum 9. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 10. Europeum The European Culture Centre 11. The Zwierzyniec House 12. The Jozef Mehoffer House 13. St. Adalberts Church Underground 14. St. Mary’s Church 15. History of Photography Museum 16. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 17. History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum 18. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 19. The Old Synagogue 20. The Archdiocese Museum 21. The Szołayski House 22. The Hipolit House 23. Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec 24. Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow 25. The Main Building of the National Museum 26. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 27. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 28. Pomorska Street 29. Celestat 30. MOCAK 31. Town Hall Tower 32. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 33. Galicja Jewish Museum 34. The Barbican 35. The Eagle Pharmacy 36. The Krzysztofory Palace 37. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen. Emil Fieldorf Nil 38. The Jan Matejko House 39. Kopiec Kościuszki

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

5. 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: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

6. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, and see the famous factory of Oskar Schindler, where many lives were saved. Then, be dropped off at the meeting point or any location in the city center.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the dark history of Poland on this guided tour. Start your tour with pickup by your instructor who will explain to you the sightseeing plan for the day before starting your audio-guided tour of Kazimierz and Podgórze district.   For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Its Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is an important center of cultural life in the city. Explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Ghetto Heroes Square, 6 synagogues, Szeroka Street, and more. The last stop on your tour will be a 2-hour visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This museum tells the story of Oskar Schindler and the fate of the Jews during wartime in Krakow. Using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artifacts, and dynamic media installations, you’ll delve even deeper into the darker sides of Krakow’s history.

Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

8. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

Learn about the everyday lives of the Jewish community before and during World War II. In a tour of a maximum of 12 people, you will learn about the beginning of Nazi occupation, the first resettlements and the harsh conditions of life in the ghetto. The tour starts in Kazimierz where you will see the Jewish Quarter, the center of Jewish life until the beginning of World War II. Explore the neighborhood and learn about one of the largest synagogue complexes in Europe. From Kazimierz you will head towards Podgórze, the district where the Jewish ghetto was located. The tour passes the Ghetto Heroes Square with its meaningful monument of empty chairs, the Eagle Pharmacy, and fragments of the Ghetto Wall.  At the end, you will get an insight into the history of Oskar Schindler and see the original factory which now houses the Historical Museum of Kraków. The tour ends in front of Schindler’s Factory which you can explore on your own, or you can be dropped off at the starting point.

Krakow Vistula River Cruise

9. Krakow Vistula River Cruise

Sit back and relax on a cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow. Take this unique opportunity to see Krakow from a different perspective. It begins at the bottom of the Wawel Hill and takes you along the Vistula boulevards, past famous churches and other Krakow attractions.  You will have a loudspeaker in English and Polish so you have the opportunity to hear historical information on Krakow’s history and the sights you will pass by in the boat.  Starting from Wawel Hill traveling up the river, you will pass famous places including: Wawel Castle, Old Town, Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Schloss Wartenberg, Podgorze and Kazimierz.

Krakow by Night: 1.5-Hour Tour by Electric Car

10. Krakow by Night: 1.5-Hour Tour by Electric Car

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Krakow by electric car. During the tour you will be guided by an English-speaking driver in a comfortable, heated electric-powered car. Get picked up from the meeting point and dropped off back in the city center. Audio guides are available in 8 different languages and will provide you an introduction to all the interesting facts about the city as well as tell you many curious stories, which you won’t hear anywhere else.

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What people are saying about Kazimierz

Overall rating

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based on 5,506 reviews

Our guide Mateusz was so lovely and informative, it was like a private tour due to being just my party attending and he made sure we were all comfortable and gave us a more in depth tour, he had so much knowledge that he shared with us and helped with recommendations of other sites to see, places to eat etc and to get the best out of Krakow! We don’t have much free time here left but will definitely use his recommendations when booking our next visit!

Great tour, very friendly woman who led us through the district, told many details and answered all questions, spoke German very well! Highly recommended!

Our guide was perfect, so knowledgeable and informative. A lovely experience we would recommend to anyone :) thank you

Had a great time on the Segway. Arthur was a great guide with a lot of knowledge. Would definitely recommend.

Excellent and very knowledgeable guide. A really interesting exhibition. Well worth a visit.