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Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

1. Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Discover the dark side of Krakow on this creepy Krakow walking tour. Hear Krakow's legends, scary anecdotes, and the horrifying stories based on true life. Pass by sights like the St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the Town hall tower as they are lit up for the night. Meet your guide after the sun goes down and get ready for some goosebumps. Visit places you may have seen in the day, but this time discover their true darkness. Stop outside sights like the  Polish Gothic towers of Florian Gate, and the 14th century St. Mary's Basilica. Walk down St. John Street and admire sights in the heart of the city like the Cloth Hall, Town hall Tower, Collegium Maius, City Hall, Maria Magdalena's Square, and Katyński's Square. Take in views of the Vistula River and find out where the legendary city dragon once dwelled.

Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

2. Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

Discover the remains of the medieval city walls in Planty Gardens and admire the Barbican and St. Florian's Gate. Make your way to Main Market Square and hear legends about St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the historic Cloth Hall and see the head of Eros Bendato beneath Town Hall Tower. Continue to the university district to see the oldest academic building in Poland, and then follow in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II to discover his former home and favorite temple. Go to the Kazimierz district and discover the synagogues and cemetery of the Oppidum Judaeorum (Jewish Town). End with a look at Corpus Christi Church before walking to Wawel Castle. 

Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

3. Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

Krakow's Old Town is one of the most famous places in Europe and even the world. The best way to seize the history and all highlights of Krakow is to do it with professional licensed city guide. A traditional walk along the Royal Route, through the Old Town, the University district up to the Wawel Hill towards the Castle of Polish kings. The tour guide will tell you about the most famous monuments - the Barbican, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, you will know the legends associated with St. Mary’s Trumpet Call, a knife on one of the old houses or the foundation of Cracow. This tour is a oportunity to seize Krakow's Old Town on your own conditions. 

Kraków: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour & Stories

4. Kraków: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour & Stories

Would you like to know the history of Krakow and learn even more? Would you like to see the most important symbols of that city-museum in one walk? If so, you've come to the right place! Our tour guide and Krakow enthusiast will take you for a walk throughout the city. You will hear unique stories and anecdotes that you will not find in any history books or even in a guide book. You will feel Kraków's atmosphere, which is a mixture of old fashion and modernity. You will visit the most important iconic monuments, but also places that you would never find on your own, as they are indeed the secret places of Krakusy - the local residents. If you really want to get to know Krakow, you need to embark on a fascinating walk through the streets and squares of Krakow, filled with treasures of each century. Our guide and city enthusiast will help you discover Krakow. You will learn the history of the city and discover Krakow through the prism of a completely new, local perspective and its numerous symbols, such as the Royal Route, St. Florian’s Gate the Main Market Square, the Cloth Hall, the Jagiellonian University, the Wawel Hill. Why Travelers Choose This Tour Stories, anecdotes, legends, personal adventures… our guides are really willing to share them with you. Get the general orientation of the city, its history and present life in just 3 hours to be able discover it later on your own. Ask your guides about anything – Kraków has no secrets for them! Meeting point We will meet you at St. Florian’s Gate from the Barbican side), Florianska Street, 31-019 Krakow. Sightseeing part I (~ 1.5h) Our professional guide will take you for the first part of the walk. You will then discover: the remains of medieval defensive walls, the Royal Route, the Main Market Square, St. Mary's Church, the University district with Collegium Maius. Break for some rest and a cup of delicious coffee (0.5h) Relax in the atmospheric café before the second part of the tour. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) Your guide will take you for the second part of the walk, which will lead you through the picturesque Kanonicza street to Wawel Hill You will be delighted with the splendor of this place, the beautiful Renaissance courtyard and the golden dome of the Sigismund Chapel which was built during the reign of the powerful Jagiellonian dynasty. You will discover the historical side of this place and be able to step back in time, thanks to the amazing stories and storytelling skills of your local guide. End of the tour You will end the visit on the Wawel Hill from where you will admire the wonderful panorama of Krakow. Later, you may want to try one of the many atmospheric restaurants recommended to you by our guide, and enjoy a delicious meal and experience the magical spirit of the city. You may also opt for another tour organized by our company on that day.

Krakow: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Old Town

5. Krakow: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Old Town

See some of the most historically significant sites in Krakow on this guided tour of the Old Town. See Wawel Hill, with its Royal Castle and Cathedral, which are part of one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of the most important historical sites in the country, and one of the largest castles in Poland. Visit Old Town, Krakow, one of the most famous old districts in Poland, which was the center of Poland's political life for over 500 years. Experience Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest University in Poland, Planty Park, one of the largest city parks in Poland, and the Main Market square, which dates back to the 13th century. Marvel at St. Mary’s Basilica and remnants of medieval fortifications of Krakow, while the guide tells stories and legends to teach the tour group about local customs and traditions.

Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

6. Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

Experience the ultimate introduction to Krakow with a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town. Start your tour in the heart of the city in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest square in Europe. Your professional guide will take you to the top sights of Krakow and inform you of its dramatic history. They will also provide you with insider knowledge of what to visit, see and eat while you're in this beautiful city. You'll end your tour at Wawel Castle, the impressive royal residence of Polish kings.

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. Listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Be picked up from the meeting point and start your tour with 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. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square. View the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. Marvel at the towering 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 the way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz, the oldest district in the city.

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

8. 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: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

9. 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 "Royal Route" Walking Tour

10. Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

See the most important historical monuments registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on this unique route through the city. The name of the tour route refers to the formal entries of Polish Kings heading for their residence on the Wawel Hill.  Along this route, you'ill walk around the Old Town which is surrounded by the luscious green Planty park. Make your way to Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall. Every hour, near Basilica’s tower you can hear the bugle call.  Next, pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland before visiting the castle and cathedral situated on Wawel Hill. Here, you can see the Wawel dragon breathing fire.

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Really enjoyed the Creepy Krakow Walking Tour. Our guide Elizabeth was excellent, really knowledgable, funny and interesting, we got to see parts of the city we probably wouldn't have come across and heard lots of stories that you don't get in the guide books. A thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours, would definitely recommend.

Met Elizabeth and had a great evening learning about Kraków’s creepy history , she was a great guide and made it enjoyable, would definitely recommend

Worth every penny. A lot of interesting Krakow history, interesting tour all around the old town, doesn’t seem to be lasting 2h.

Great tour for first night got to see city in an alternative way! Good history on creepy side of city!

A fun and informative way to spend the evening. Some amazing pieces of macabre history.