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Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

1. Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

Embark on a guided segway tour of Kraków and learn about its golden age. Learn about its role as a major city on the trade path from the far east and its importance as a hub of Polish culture and history as you pass sites such as the Barbican armory, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Castle. Use your Segway to see the Barbican armory, the original leftovers of a big defensive wall that used to surround the whole city. Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it and complete it with immortal legends and stories. Take a minute to admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church and the enormity of the Royal Wawel Castle. Continue along the Wisła riverside to take some great pictures with the legendary, fire-spitting Wawel dragon before ending your fun and informative tour.

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, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

3. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

Discover the oldest historical area of Krakow which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Travel in an electric, eco-friendly golf cart and view more than 20 monuments. Listen to interesting commentary on your audio guide. Visit the Main Market Square at the heart of the city, and take in Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which are surrounded by a park called Planty. Enjoy wonderful narrow streets with many temples, universities and charming houses. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and see the castle. Head to Kazimierz to see the oldest district of Krakow which was once a separate city. Dive through the picturesque streets of Kazimierz with old synagogues, cafes, and stalls. Learn more about these spectacular sights from your audio guide.

Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

4. Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

Enjoy audio commentary as you ride through Krakow's Old Town on a heated electric golf cart on this group tour. View sights like Planty park and a 13th-century gothic Franciscan monastery. Hop onboard your golf cart and enjoy expert audio commentary as you go. Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Ride to the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the Collegium Maius where Copernicus once studied. Pass by the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts, the tower at St. Florian's Gate, and a the papal window in a Franciscan monastery. Marvel at the royal cathedral and castle on Wawel hill.

Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

5. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

Cruise through Krakow's historical highlights on an electric, eco-friendly golf cart with interesting commentary from an audio guide. View more than 20 monuments, including the Historic Center of Krakow from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the Main Market Square at the heart of the city. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church, which are surrounded by Planty park. Enjoy wonderful narrow streets with many temples, universities and charming houses. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and Wawel Royal Castle. Head to Kazimierz to see the oldest district of Krakow which was once a separate city. Drive through the picturesque streets of Kazimierz with old synagogues, cafes, and stalls. Along the way, learn more about these spectacular sights from your audio guide.

Krakow: Old Town, Castle & Main Market Evening Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Old Town, Castle & Main Market Evening Walking Tour

Attend the 1h walking tour provided by a professional Guide in Krakow Old Town. It starts at Plac Matejki Square at 7:00 pm and ends by the Dragon scuplture underneath the Wawel hill. During this walking tour you will hear the most importan facts about Krakow Market Square and see Krakow's Old Town Highlights. You will pass by the Barbican, Saint Florian's Gate, Main Market Square, Grodzka Street and Royal Route. Finally the guide will walk you by the Wawel castle and the tour ends by the Dragons Monument by the castle.

Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

Your guided walking tour of Krakow begins as you gather with your group at the tour center. From there, hit the streets with your guide who will show you the very essence of this city. Your beautiful walk begins with a journey around the Old Town and Jewish Kazimierz district, before proceeding through to some hand-picked spots in Krakow. Take advantage of participating in a small group, allowing you to receive personal attention from your guide who is on hand to gladly answer all of your questions. Discover the oldest university campus in Poland, and travel through the Royal Route whilst hearing fascinating legends and stories. Your tour eventually concludes in the Kazimierz district.

Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

8. 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. 

Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

9. 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.

Krakow Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

10. Krakow Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Krakow at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Krakow’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at the imposing Town Hall Tower! Visit the iconic Kraków Cloth Hall with its unique exhibits and explore the miraculous St. Mary's Basilica. Take a photo at Floriańska Gate in the city center and get lost in the historic Plac Szczepański in the center of the old town. Learn about the pioneering Nicolaus Copernicus and his life. You will also pass by the unique Church of Sts Peter and Paul, don't forget to take a photo. See, admire, photograph and shiver with Wawel Cathedral in the center of the city, while Smok Wawelski, the symbol monument, will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

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What people are saying about Kraków Barbican

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Riding a Segway around Krakow Old Town was a huge highlight of our trip! Our guide Thomas was friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the various churches, buildings and other places we stopped at to listen to the history of this amazing city. I especially loved listening to the trumpet at St Mary’s Basilica and seeing the dragon near Wawel Castle with the fire coming out of his mouth. Segways definitely made our tour extremely easy and very fun!

This was my first time riding a segway and oh boy was it enjoyable! It didn't take very long to get the hang of. Within a few minutes, I felt like a pro. Arthur was a great host who's passionate of Krakow and its history.

Great fun way to see all the main sights of Krackow. First time on a segway but very easy to learn so don't let that put you off! Arthur our guide was brilliant, made the tour very enjoyable!

Great way to see the old town and great guide and picked up riding them in 5 mins after not using them before . Despite thunderstorms and some intense showers was great experience

Really enjoyed the tour around the City on the segway tour. Fantastic morning