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Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

1. Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

The joys of this tour lie not only in what you will discover but also in the simple pleasures of biking through the beautiful gardens, along the lazy Vistula river, and through the colorful streets of Kazimierz. Despite being extensive, the tour is not too strenuous and is suitable for all levels of fitness. There are plenty of stops for historical explanations and photo opportunities. The duration of the bike tour is 4 to 4.5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch at a traditional Polish restaurant where you can order anything from pirogies to Żurek, a sour wheat soup. The city bike tour begins every day under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. 

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

2. 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 Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. Follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill. During the walking tour, see the highlights and main attractions of Krakow as you learn about their history including Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and Sukiennice. Also, visit some of the lesser-known parts of the city that only the locals know about. Next, walk around the Old Town to see the highlights of Krakow, but also to discover hidden gems of the city and to learn some incredible stories. Finally, get some tips about the local traditional restaurants, patisseries, and everything else that Krakow is famous for.

Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

4. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

Welcome to the Royal Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Discover the most important monuments of the City of Polish kings, including the Old Town and the Wawel Hill. These monuments are among the most important monuments in Poland, and are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. While exploring the Royal Krakow, you will be able to feel the beating heart of Poland. For centuries Wawel was a place of residence of the kings of Poland, Sweden and Lithuania. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Krakow and feel the unique charm of the Old Town. Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a history teacher. You will discover such sites as the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Planty Park, Jagiellonian University, Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.

Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

5. 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: Guided Walking Tour around the Old Town

6. Krakow: Guided Walking Tour around the Old Town

Your professional guide will show you the highlights of Krakow’s Old Town during this half-day walking tour. The medieval center is surrounded by Planty Gardens, a green area that forms a ring around the Old Town. In the middle of it all is the Main Market Square, which is the largest such square in Europe and dates from 1257. The historic center of Krakow has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture of the Old Town has been maintained in its original form, dating from medieval times. Today you’ll see that this is the city’s cultural and commercial center and is filled with cafés, flower shops and horse-drawn carriages. Your sightseeing route will take in the streets of the Old Town, starting by the Church of St. Adalbert, through the Main Square, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, historical buildings of the Jagiellonian University, Planty park, and leads up to the Wawel Hill, with its castle and cathedral, as well as kings' graves and the Royal Sigismund Bell. Your guide will entertain you with interesting stories about Krakow's development through the ages, and tell you about the area's customs and traditions.

Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time as you walk through Krakow’s Old Town. Not only will you experience the charm of its medieval architecture, but your professional and knowledgeable city guide will teach you about Poland’s history, unique symbols and traditions, and fun facts as well along the way. The highlight of the Old Town is the Royal Route. It begins in the northern part of the Old Town at St. Florian's Church, which contains the relics of the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Florian. The historic path continues on 3 streets, Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza. You will also walk through St. Florian's Gate, an impressive Gothic tower as well as the only remaining of the 8 medieval city gates. Next, you will visit the Main Market Square. This is the largest medieval square in Europe and home to many historic buildings. The central feature of the Square is the Sukiennice, a Renaissance Cloth Hall with fabulous arcades designed by Italian architect J.M. Padovano. The Royal Route comes to an end at the foot of the Wawel Hill, from which you can look up and admire the Wawel Royal Castle. Explore this impressive old residence of Polish monarchs and adventure into the Dragon’s Den below. The gorgeous Royal Private Apartments and Crown Treasury are a must see, as is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanisław and Vaclav. The Old Town of Krakow Walking Tour will also include a visit to the Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest university in Poland, and the beautiful Planty Park. You will have a 1/2 hour coffee break during the tour.

Krakow: 2–Hour Evening Orientation Bike Tour

8. Krakow: 2–Hour Evening Orientation Bike Tour

This evening bike tour is a 2–hour orientation of the Old town area and Vistula river boulevards with stunning Wawel castle panorama. The knowledgeable local guide will take you along the most important highlights of the Royal route – crossing the Old town of Krakow. Explore the city's Old town with oldest buildings of the Jagiellonian University. Ride in the magnificent Planty park and discover remnants of medieval fortifications of Krakow. Listen to the legendary bugle call from St.Mary's church and follow the path of city's legends. Hear the great advice of local recommendations and avoid the tourist traps.  On the best, most comfortable bikes, with fun and witty guides and a ride along the city, start the evening and exploration of Krakow in the best way. 

Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

9. Krakow: Group Electric Golf Cart Tour of Old Town

See all the sights in Krakow's Old Town with a group tour. Travel through its beautiful streets in an electric golf cart, enjoying the audio commentary as you go. Pass by Planty, St. Anna and St. Florian church, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Be greeted by your driver, as you step aboard a comfortable electric golf cart. Listen to commentary from your audio guide as you tour the old town. Hear stories from history as you encounter distinctive monuments. Drive by the vibrant Main Market Square and Planty where the remains of medieval walls can be seen. Admire the majesty of Wawel Castle, a 13th-century gothic Franciscan Monastery, and a papal window. View hidden shops in the narrow alleys of the Latin Quarter, the Baroque17th-century church of St. Anna, and the Collegium Maius courtyard.

Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

10. Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

Go on an audio guided tour of Kraków's Jewish district in the comfort and style of an electric car. Kraków's Old Town is the historical and central district of Kraków, and is one of the most famous old districts in Poland. The district features the centrally located Rynek Główny (Main Square), which is the largest medieval town square of any European city. There is a number of historic landmarks in its vicinity, such as the St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), the Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's), and the Church of St. Barbara, as well as other national treasures. At the center of the plaza and surrounded by kamienice (row houses) and noble residences, stands the Renaissance cloth hall Sukiennice. Kazimierz is the district south of the Old Town and was the center of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years before being systematically destroyed during World War II. It was rediscovered in the 1990s thanks to the fall of the regime and worldwide exposure gained from the lens of Steven Spielberg. This has caused Kazimierz to rebound, and it is today Kraków’s most exciting district. It is a bustling, bohemian neighborhood packed with historical sites, atmospheric cafes, and art galleries. As a result, the district has become a major tourist draw and pilgrimage site for Jews, which has led to the return of contemporary Jewish culture in the area.

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What people are saying about Planty Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 270 reviews

Can 100% recommend the Bike Tour with Mike. Would suggest doing this on your first day to get to know the area, Mike is so very knowledgeable of the area and full of all the facts.

Really nice and chilled tour. Nothing strenuous and all flat. Would recommend this too all ages young and old. Very informative of places you would otherwise miss.

Was really fun and informative. At a steady pace, enough stops to keep the cycling short enough to enjoy.

Perfect op tijd, veel uitleg gegeven op een heel amicale manier. Zeker aan te raden

Great way to understand some of the history and architecture.