Old Town Krakow & Wawel Castle Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceKrakow, Poland
Old Town Krakow Private Tour
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Dating back to the Middle Ages, Krakow’s Old Town is one the most historic, charming, and best preserved in all of Europe. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been home to legendary figures like Copernicus and John Paul II. This sightseeing tour gives an overview of the Old Town’s past, filled with glory and tremendous tragedy, and will help you see an enduring space with new eyes.
  • Professional guide with expert knowledge of Polish history
  • Walk the same streets as Copernicus as you explore the Old Town on foot
  • See the Bishop's Palace, St Florian's Gate, the Royal Castle, and more
  • Choose from several departure times to fit your schedule

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Small Group
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 3W8R+5M Kraków
    3W8R+5MX Kraków, Poland

    Look for the guide with yellow Walkative! sign between the medieval Barbican and St. Florian's Gate.

End point

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

What To Expect

Barbican, Museum of Krakow

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Florian's Gate

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bishop's Palace

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Planty Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wawel Royal Castle

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A maximum of 35 people per tour
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that booking this tour you will be joining our general pay as you wish tour (tour in which it is up to the guest how to reward his or her guide). In this case the amount you pay covers the reservation fee and the guide's payment. If you wish to join a smaller, private tour let us know and we will organise it for you!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 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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Really enjoyable tour...
John_L, Apr 2024
Really enjoyable tour with lots of interesting information given by our guide. Sites visited were a good taster of Krakow .
A Great Tour
Stephanie_O, Apr 2024
There is nothing better than having a guided tour of a city so that you get a great commentary on the history and sights and this did not disappoint. This tour was a perfect combination of interesting facts and historical information. Our guide Damian was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English.
A very wet walking tour
Caitlin_K, Apr 2024
Really great guide (Christopher) who made the walk an enjoyable experience, despite the fact it was cold and rained for a while two and a half hours!! He was really knowledgeable and had fantastic English. Very reasonable price, like the idea of paying a small amount up front and tipping what you feel is appropriate. We made us of the QR code that showed on Google maps places that are recommended, but so many to choose from!
Walking tour
Luke_H, Apr 2024
Had an excellent time on this tour. My guide, Max was very knowledgeable and engaging and I enjoyed the history lesson part of the tour.
Comprehensive and fun tour!
Nora_H, Mar 2024
Informative and entertaining tour about the old town of Kraków. Our guide Krisztof was very fun and even taught us a thing or two about the Polish language in addition to the history and development of the city over a thousand years from the origins at Wawel castle to the modern efforts of preservation of this unique medieval European old town.
Very enjoyable
Eric_N, Mar 2024
The guide Damian was great, informative and amusing. Highly recommended this tour for a very pleasant 2 and a half hours,
Great tour of the old city
Matt_L, Mar 2024
Detailed history, kept things moving, interesting, funny! Great tour! Windy day in March, but still worth it.
Walking in history
Karen_L, Feb 2024
Our guide was super enthusiastic and knowledgeable, conveying the complex Polish history in a manageable way
Best your I ever had. Highly recommended.
Karol_C, Feb 2024
Very funny and knowledgeable guide. Worth seeing. Highly recommending. We will definitely go with this company again in the future.
Robin_J, Jan 2024
The whole experience was very informative our guide Thomas was extremely knowledgeable , very personable, We look forward to the Jewish quarter tour with him next time we come Robin
Walking tour old town krakow
helen_F, Jan 2024
Excellent guide very knowledgeable and funny. The guide told us so much history about the city I would definitely recommend this tour
Good Tour but effectively charged twice!
David_S, Dec 2023
Tour was good and informative. Tour guide was very knowledgable. Problem was, we paid for the tour (£39.90) then when we joined were told it was "pay what you feel" when we were on the tour, so felt obliged to pay again, since the tour guide didn't get paid by the tour company itself. And to top it off, you look at the tour now and the price is much cheaper and only pay an "admin fee." It was all a bit touristy scam situation.
Neil_H, Dec 2023
Very factual tour of the old town. Tour guide was a historian of Polish history so lots of information.
Our tour guide Isabella...
Anna_D, Dec 2023
Our tour guide Isabella was brilliant and so knowledgeable! Great tour of the city and the perfect length too.
Our guide, Chris, was...
Sarah_P, Nov 2023
Our guide, Chris, was amazing! He was funny and incredibly knowledgeable, he made the tour! This city is beautiful and seeped in history, this tour is a must.
Krakow in 2 hours
Giannis_K, Nov 2023
And excellent tour with an amazing tour guide, really helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it if you want to know the history behind this beautiful city
Max was an amazing tour guide!
AnnaMaria_D, Nov 2023
Max was nothing short of amazing! He was extremely informative, entertaining, polite and professional, with a great sense of humour! *****
Awesome tour!!
John_J, Oct 2023
Our walking tour was amazing!! Our guide Ania was wonderful, knowledgeable and fun. Would recommend this to everyone.
Good tour but why the double fee?
Michele_D, Oct 2023
Guide was friendly, informative and on time. Ran a little long and could have used more info on Polish history but rather insignificant. Our biggest complaint was she repeated the “pay what Im worth” phrase several times. Insinuating we hadn’t already paid to be apart of her tour. We paid $36 usd to join your and $25 usd in tip, for our party of two. We’re always happy to offer gratuity but the sales tactic used was rather odd, confusing and felt manipulative.
Great history walk
Gordon_C, Oct 2023
Nice walk to visit the major attractions in Krakow Old Town and learn the history of this beautiful city.

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