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Krakow: Guided Walking Tour to Old Town and Kazimierz

1. 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: The Old Town Walking Tour

2. 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: Scenic River Cruise

3. Krakow: Scenic River Cruise

See all of Krakow's popular riverside landmarks in just one hour on a scenic boat ride along the Vistula. Take a break from all the walking and enjoy the perks of sightseeing from the comfort of your seat. Come across Wawel Hill and sail under the Zwierzyniec Bridge. Hop on your boat at a location close to Wawel and travel through the quiet waters of the Vistula River to see the city from a new perspective. Sail towards Salwator and further down the river for a wholesome overview of the local architecture and landscapes. Travel under the Zwierzyniec Bridge, admire the Bishop's Palace, and turn towards Manggha Center. Take in the waterfront districts of Kazimierz and Podgórze before turning back to take in the majestic Church on the Rock.

Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

4. Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

The John Paul II Trail Tour will take you to the places which are particularly associated with Karol Wojtyla who could become pope. Krakow is a special place to learn about the life of Pope John Paul II as he lived in Krakow for more than 30 years prior. During his years in Krakow, he was first a student, then a priest, and finally as bishop of Krakow. In Krakow, he has also experienced the unimaginable cruelty of World War II and then communism. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student who will lead you throughout Krakow showing you the places that shaped Pope John Paul II and tell you about his life in Krakow. After meeting your guide visit the Jagiellonian University. Then continue to the Wawel Cathedral, where Karol Wojtyla sought spiritual guidance and confession and where he celebrated his first Mass. After, go to his apartment on Kanonicza Street, the Franciscan Church, and the Bishop’s Palace.

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What people are saying about Bishop's Palace

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 322 reviews

A very interesting trip. The guide presented us the history of Krakow and Kazimierz in a very interesting way. The only downside was that English speakers were included in part of the Kazimierz trip, which had an impact on the trip due to the double translation.

We had SUCH a great guide. Bart was funny and incredibly full of knowledge! Super worth it. A MUST to get to know Krakow, by someone who has the true polish spirit. LOVED IT!!

I saw places and got information that I would not have known without a guide. I highly recommend your company's services. The quality and price are great.

Packed full of information and a great thing to do to get to know the old town part of the city.

An excellent time and you definitely won’t regret it.