Krakow

Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

From $25.36

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • KrakowTIP - Tourist Information Point
    Grodzka 18, 30-001 Kraków, Poland

End point

  • Wawel Royal Castle-State Art Collection
    Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland

What To Expect

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.

St Mary's Basilica

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wawel Royal Castle

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ulica Kanonicza - Kanonicza Street

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ulica Florianska

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Muzeum Krakowa - Rynek Podziemny (Pass By)

Ulica Grodzka

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Church of St. Adalbert

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Wyspianski Pavilion (Pass By)

Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Wawel Cathedral

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • 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 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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History of Krakow in a nutshell
Fernanda_H, Apr 2024
It was a good way of learning the history of Krakow. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour took about 3 hours.
Krakow Old Town Walking Tour
Ceri_L, Mar 2024
This small group tour gave us an excellent overview of the city with lots of historical information..and lots of ideas of other places to visit during our stay. The English speaking guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Excellent local guide
Stephen_H, Mar 2024
We had a really excellent guide for this tour. He was a local and shared lots of knowledge including his personal experiences of how Krakow has changed over the decades.
Krakow Old Town Walking Tour
Craig_S, Mar 2024
An amazing tour, our guide Greg was a absolute wealth of knowledge and made our experience unforgettable and worth every cent, would recommend this to anyone visiting Krakow
Great walking tour
michelle_k, Mar 2024
Great walking tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Covered lots of history and various sights in Krakow old town. Highly recommended.
Old town Krakow
Colin_C, Mar 2024
A lovely excursions despite the weather, Super knowledgeable guide took us round all the interesting sites telling us all about the history of this fascinating City.
A tour full of interest
Paul_F, Feb 2024
Gaining an appreciation of the history of Krakow and the hidden gems in old town. It provided a good basis for returning the following day to explore in greater depth
Great introduction to Krakow
Roger_H, Feb 2024
Joanna super guide, it was raining but it was still interesting and informative! Communication and joining instructions were simple to understand
Great city walking tour
Diane_D, Dec 2023
Guide was great! It wa s cold and windy day but we preserved. Krakow has many amazing sites in a small area.
An amazing knowledgeable guide Krzysztof!!
Vasco_B, Dec 2023
We had an amazing time with our very knowledgeable guide Krzysztof who went out of his way to show us the old city and accompany us to our point of departure. A wonderful afternoon well spent. Thanks so much Krzysztof.
All the main sights....
Philip_A, Dec 2023
Amazing experience. Gregory was an exceptional guide. Polite, patient and very knowledgeable. Thank you, Gregory 👍
Brilliant Tour
Nick_G, Dec 2023
Very enjoyable tour. The guide, Gregory was brilliant and a really nice guy. Great value for money. We covered a lot of ground and a great introduction to Krakow
Such a wonderful day
AnneCaroline_S, Dec 2023
A walking tour of a city is the best way to learn about the history and culture and we were so privileged to be taken care of by our fantastic guide Joanna, it felt that she was our personal guide, her knowledge and information was invaluable. We didn't feel as though we were being rushed through a set tour, she made sure that we got the most out of our experience. So pleased that we booked this tour, definitely one of the best. Thank you Joanna, you helped us to make memories of a wonderful visit
Krakow walking tour
Robin_M, Nov 2023
Wawel castle was impressive. Tour guide was average. A little rushed, would have ĺiked more time at some locations.
Walk round the old town
Elaine_W, Nov 2023
Great walk, Krzysztof took us to many places we would never have found on our own. His knowledge of Krakow was amazing. Definitely recommend.
Cheap tour that is worth the money!
Latasha_S, Nov 2023
Very nice walking tour and I really enjoyed Kristof’s commentary and taking us into less traveled places.
Informative
Brigit_W, Nov 2023
Tour was super informative and I learned so much about the history of this beautiful area. Christopher was very engaged and knowledgeable!
Excellent Guide
Tracy_G, Nov 2023
Anya is a terrific tour guide with very good English. She tells wonderful stories! Tour was worth the price ($24) and then some
Old Town in the Rain
Gail_A, Nov 2023
Andrew was the absolute best!!! Always had a million stories and history about Old Town. Very interesting and we were so pleased. Andrew was the Best👍
Nice tour of Krakow
Alan_M, Oct 2023
Nice & informative tour. Would recommend on first day of your visit to get to know the area. Some notes: Ran slightly over & no toilet break.
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