Set off on a 4-hour private tour of the historic center and Jewish Quarter of Krakow and learn about the city’s history and culture with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. The ideal way to discover the best of Poland’s former capital!
When booking, you can choose between five options. All of them include hotel pickup and an English-speaking guide. Check out the specifics of each one below:
Historic Krakow (4 hours)
During this tour, we'll visit Krakow's most historic sights, including the Royal Mile, the most famous street in Krakow, the most important buildings in the city, all the while discovering its history and stories. Some of the places where we'll stop are Slowacki Theater, Jagiellonsky University, University Quarter, Market Square, Cloth Market, St. Mary's Basilica, Wawel Hill, and Wawel Cathedral, where we'll visit its stunning interior.
The walk continues to visit Kazimierz, the best-preserved Jewish quarter in Europe, where Jewish customs and culture have created a unique atmosphere.
Schindler's Factory (2 hours)
Have you seen the movie? Apart from the Oscar-winning movie, businessman Oskar Schindler saved the lives of approximately 1,200 Jews in his house and ammunition factories. We'll visit the main building, transferred to the Krakow Historical Museum, to investigate the war from 1939 and learn about the occupation and the treatment of the Jewish population.
Schindler's Factory + Jewish Quarter (4.5 hours)
On this tour, we'll visit the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, dating back to the 16th century. This place suffered great damage during the Nazi occupation, but today some Jewish features and the tomb of Rabbi Moses Isserles can be seen thanks to the restoration work.
Then we'll walk through the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, where we'll see the synagogues, the narrow streets, and the vibrant life of the New Square. Later, we'll pass through the Krakow ghetto to learn about the cruelty of the Nazi regime against the Jewish population during the occupation of Poland. And not far away, we'll visit Heroes of the Ghetto Square, where giant chair sculptures are erected to honor the people who died in 1943.
We'll end the visit with the entrance to Schindler's Factory.
Complete Krakow Tour (8 hours)
First, we'll visit the Krakow Market Square, considered the largest medieval square in Europe. Here we can see the great Renaissance building of the Krakow Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica with its two Gothic towers. Next, we'll visit the university district and its oldest building: Collegium Maius, dating from the 15th century. Did you know that the famous astronomer Copernicus studied there?
Afterwards, we'll continue with the route to see the Italian-Polish buildings: the Palace of the Bishops of Krakow and the Gothic brick basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. One of the oldest in the city! Then, we'll climb Wawel Hill to visit St. Wenceslas Cathedral, an unusual mish-mash of styles and colors, and home to the mausoleum of St. Stanislaus.
Before continuing, we'll leave you an hour of free time to have lunch on your own. We'll then complete the tour with a visit to the Jewish quarter and enter the Shindler Factory.
Krakow Cathedral + Wawel Hill (3 hours)
If you select this option, you'll discover the history of Krakow by visiting two of the most beautiful attractions of the capital: the Cathedral and Wawel Hill. We'll meet at 10 am at Kanonicza 25. First, we'll head inside the Krakow Cathedral, where we'll admire the famous dragon bones of the city, as well as chapels and tombs of some Polish kings.
Afterwards, we'll visit Wawel Castle, a place oozing fascinating stories. Did you know that the largest collection of Flemish tapestries in the world is located here? We'll also enter the Dragon Cave and see the famous statue of the fire-breathing dragon. After three hours of sightseeing, we'll say goodbye on the banks of the Vistula River.
Historic Krakow + Czartoryski Museum (4.5 hours)
On this option, we'll take a complete tour through the historic centre of Krakow. We'll walk along the Royal Mile - a route which will bring us past the city's most iconic buildings, including Slowacki Theatre, Jagiellonian University, the Market Square, St. Mary's Basilica, and Wawel Hill and Cathedral.
For the main event, we'll also visit the Czartoryski Museum, which is home to one of the great treasures in art history: Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci.
Important to note
- The Complete Krakow tour lasts 8 hours and runs from 9 am to 5 pm.
- The other tours can be done at either 9:30 am or 2:30 pm, except the Krakow Cathedral + Wawel Hill tour, which begins at 10 am.
2 hours 30 minutes - 8 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Private and exclusive tour
Lunch (on the Complete Krakow Tour)
Entrance fee for Shindler's Factory: zł 32 (US$ 7.40) per person and zł 28 (US$ 6.50) discounted admission
Entrance fee for Remuh Synagogue: zł 10 (US$ 2.30) per person and zł 5 (US$ 1.20) discounted admission
Entrance fee for Wawel Cathedral: zł 22 (US$ 5.10) per person and zł 15 (US$ 3.50) discounted admission
Admission to the Wawel Castle: zł 35 (US$ 8.10) per person
Admission to the Dragon Cave: zł 9 (US$ 2.10) per person
Admission to the Czartoryski Museum: zł 60 (US$ 13.90) per person
When to book?
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Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required. Paid wheelchair loan service available.
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