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Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

1. Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

Explore the beauty of Wroclaw while traveling by electric vehicle to see the city’s most interesting spots and landmarks using comfortable and convenient transportation. Discover the capital of Lower Silesia, taking in sights you would normally see on a 6-7 hour traditional walking tour. Learn about the history of the city and enjoy routes prepared by licensed tourist city guides developed especially for the tour. Enjoy free time to discover the two most important places on the sightseeing route: Cathedra and the Multimedia Fountain Show before being dropped back off in Wroclaw's charming old town.

Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

2. Wroclaw: Multimedia Fountain Evening Show

Meet at Plac Solny and be transferred through historic Old Town and Cathedral Island to reach the show at Szczytnicki Park. Pass by several notable landmarks on the way to the show. Upon arrival, enjoy a spectacular 25-minute fountain show at the largest installation of its kind in Poland. See a variety of animations and images projected onto the water jets. With over 800 lights, 300 water projectors, and 3 fire jets, witness a colorful audio-visual performance. After the show, hop back on the bus and be returned to Plac Solny.

Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

3. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as well as many other churches and cloisters that lend the area an extraordinarily spiritual atmosphere. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions of where to go from here to complete your exploration of the city.

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

5. Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

Begin your journey with a transfer from you hotel to Kardynalska Harbour. Placed in a picturesque corner of Wroclaw city, the harbour hides within the neighbourhood of the Zoological Garden and the Centennial Hall. Cruise along the Odra River to admire the breathtaking panorama of the Old Town and beautiful city bridges. Enjoy stunning views of the Grunwaldzki suspension bridge from the second biggest river in Poland. During your cruise you will be taken on a journey to see lots of famous monuments, such as Szczytniki lock, Pressure Tower and Ostrow Tumski Island - the oldest part of Wroclaw. You will also learn from your knowledgeable guide about the city’s history and legends gone by. After the tour you will be transferred back to reach your hotel.

Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

6. Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

Get to know Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia, on a 3-hour walking tour that introduces you to its history and culture. Explore the most beautiful and noteworthy monuments of Wroclaw, starting in Market Square (Rynek) where the unique beauty of the late gothic City Hall is truly worth seeing. Strolling through the medieval streets, come across the university campus where the main assembly hall is a striking example of beautiful Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times. The tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere.

Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

7. Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

Hop on a well-maintained and stylish bike for a guided three-hour tour of Wroclaw. Avoid tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic while benefiting from the knowledge of an informative guide.  During this tour you will be able to admire the impressive baroque architecture of Wroclaw's Old Town, which was carefully reconstructed following WWII, check out Ostrow Tumski or Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city, and visit Centennial Hall, an architectural masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Besides these sites, your tour will take you to the Main Square, Old Town Promenade, Jatki, Spiż monument of animals for slaughter, Old City Prison, University of Wroclaw, Swordsman Monument, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Polish Hills, Grunwaldzki Square, Zwierzyniecki Bridge, Wroclaw Zoo, Japanese Garden, Iglica, Szczytnicki Park, the National Museum, the House of Old Stock Exchange, and the Salt Market.

Wroclaw: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

8. Wroclaw: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Join an expert local guide on a 3-hour walking tour that takes you around Wroclaw's old town and the historic Ostrow Tumskithe Island, the city's oldest area. Learn the fascinating history of Wroclaw and get an insider's look at the vibrant culture of this beautiful city. Travel back in time to the beginnings of this fascinating city as you enter Cathedral Island (Ostrow Tumski), an island that is the oldest part of Wroclaw. Experience a spiritual place with silent streets, unique 19th-century gas lamps, and monuments from the Middle Ages. See remains of the first castle of the Duke of Piast's dynasty, the Holy Cross Church, and the Dumplings Gate. Admire extraordinary examples of Gothic art at St. John the Baptist's Cathedral, focusing on the religious life of citizens.  Cross the River Odra by the Tumski Bridge, also known as Lover's Bridge, and step into the current city center, which is located on the left bank of the river. From here, walk through the Market Hall and the Ossolinski National Institute with its small, picturesque garden. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Old City and arrive at Wroclaw University, a monumental complex of baroque edifices. Enter the "Old Shambles" medieval meat market and witness how it has transformed today into a corner belonging to local artists with their colorful art galleries and shops with handmade souvenirs. As you follow your guide, take notice of the unique architectural styles of numerous houses of famous citizens who once lived here and were places where distinguished guests were hosted.  Stop at the original Town Hall, which is an example of the Gothic style and contains the Museum of Bourgeois Art. Learn about the history of the impressive St. Elizabeth Church. This religious site has been the parish temple since the Middle Ages for the richest inhabitants.    Next, visit the market square is one of the biggest city markets in Europe and one of the main tourist destinations in Poland today that contains dozens of traditional restaurants, pubs, and cafes.

Wroclaw: Panoramic City Walk with View from 3 Towers

9. Wroclaw: Panoramic City Walk with View from 3 Towers

Start the tour on the Market Square and begin your visit to the beautiful Old Town of Wroclaw. In good weather, you can climb the winding stairs to the highest observation towers on the Market Square, the towers of St. Elizabeth. The church tower has a height of 91 m. There are over 300 stairs leading to the observation deck located at an altitude of about 75 m. The views from the tower are wide and stretch far away, from the Wroclaw market square at the foot of the tower to the highest peak of Sudety - Śnieżka. Then, you go to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. There, you climb up to the Witches Bridge. It is located at a height of 45 m and is a bridge connecting the two towers of the church. You will listen to a legend about the Sinner's Bell that chills the veins. Next up, you go to Ostrów Tumski. Visit the beautiful monuments on the island and take the elevator up to one of the towers of the Cathedral. From the tower you can admire the view of the Odra and Ostrów Tumski. At the end of the program, you will go by tram to SkyTower, the tallest skyscraper in Wroclaw, from there you can view the whole of Wrocław and the surrounding area from the viewing platform. It is the highest viewing point on any building in Poland, at a height of 205 m. The trip ends at SkyTower.

Wroclaw: Old & New Town Highlights Private Guided Walking To

10. Wroclaw: Old & New Town Highlights Private Guided Walking To

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's historic Old Town & New Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. See the city's main square (Rynek Glowny) and walk through the medieval streets. Reach the stunning main building of Wroclaw University with its impressive Aula Leopoldina in Baroque style. Continue down medieval streets that lead to the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe, surrounded by old tenement houses with the Gothic town hall in the center. Visit the picturesque Wroclaw Town Hall and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. See the Royal Road, which ends in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here, you will find the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere. This tour will lead you along the streets of the Old Town, through the main square, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Cloth Hall and the historical buildings of the Wroclaw University. People usually visit the Old Town of Wroclaw but overlook the newest contemporary history which is even more interesting. During the tour, you will get to know whole history of the city and have an opportunity to see how everyday life looks like. Your guide will show you the best places in Wroclaw and for sure you will enjoy this experience. From World War II and the Polish People's Republic to nowadays - it means only one thing. You will become acquainted with the most turbulent history of Poland and Wroclaw. 

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What people are saying about Ostrów Tumski

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 182 reviews

It was a thorough tour through the city. Many good stories, some prepped material to look at, the guide even took pity on us with the hot weather and took explanatory pauses in the shadow wherever possible. I loved it.

Really interesting, with a very helpful and knowledgeable guide! With thanks to a local expert with fluent English, we got to apprecaite so much more than if we were self guided!

The tour is excellent. Adam explained in detail the history of the city from its foundations to the present. Highly recommended to understand the past of this beautiful city.

Luka was 100% involved and with the guests! Great knowledge paired with great empathy! The city tour was a lot of fun and brought me closer to the city. Lovely again!

It was fantastic - the guide, Sean, was so knowledgable, patient with questions and overall an absolute delight! Cannot recommend highly enough