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Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

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Kraków, Poland
Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Overview

Explore Krakow’s top attractions on a 3.5-hour tour customized specifically to your interests. Led by a private guide, take off on foot or by coach through the UNESCO-listed Old Town. See major landmarks including the Cloth Hall and the Barbican, before heading to the historic areas of Nowa Huta and Kazimierz. Learn the rich history the city as you top off your trip with a visit to the Wawel Royal Castle.
  • 3.5-hour Krakow city sightseeing tour with a private guide
  • See top city attractions around Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town: Rynek Glowny, the Cloth Hall and the Barbican
  • Get up close to the old city walls and see Florian Gate while learning about Krakow in medieval times
  • Visit the old Jewish quarter of Kazimierz to see eye-catching synagogues
  • Admire Wawel Royal Castle and then contrast its splendor with Nowa Huta’s Stalinist architecture
  • Choose to explore the city on foot or by minivan

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is the perfect tour to see Krakow's top city attractions in a short amount of time. What's more, the guide is entirely 'yours' and can adjust the itinerary to your interests, plus you have the option of walking or touring in the comfort of a minivan.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (if minivan option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan (if option selected)
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Food and drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
plac Jana Matejki 2 , plac Jana Matejki 2, 31-156 Kraków, Poland

Please confirm your pick up with a supplier at least 24h before the tour.

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Please arrive 5 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Kanonicza 11 , Kanonicza 11, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
When minivan option is chosen please confirm your pick up with a supplier at least 24h before the tour. Departure Point: Your centrally located Krakow hotel Return point: Returns to the original departure point, or at a convenient central location
Select your preferred departure time and meet your guide at your Krakow hotel. Opt for a driving tour through the city by luxury minivan or take off on foot for a comprehensive walking tour.

Head first to the Old Town and learn about its reconstruction after World War II. Check out Rynek Glowny, Europe’s largest medieval square, and the Cloth Hall, once a major center for international trade and now one of the square’s architectural gems. Continue to the old city walls to view the Barbican, a medieval defense tower and one of the few of its kind remaining in Europe.

Travel next to St Mary’s Church and hear about the famous trumpet calls that plays on the hour. Afterward, venture to Kazimierz, the city’s former Jewish district. Admire the neighborhood's stunning synagogues, and then take a stroll to Wawel Hill to see the Royal Castle.

Check out Nowa Huta, an area known for its massive steel factory. Gaze up at the Stalinist architecture as you explore the streets, finishing with a trip to Tyniec Monastery or Kosciuszko Mound, time permitting.

Your tour will conclude back at your hotel or at an alternatively convenient spot.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Kraków
Enjoy the beauty of Krakow and it’s two main districts. Meet your local guide and get to know his story See hidden and enchanting places
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Discover Cracow
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour.

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    star-5
    Perfect Way To Start A Trip To The City
    Janine_T
    , Nov 2019
    Can think of no better way to begin a visit to the cultural capital of Poland, Krakow. This tour not only familiarized us with the sites and streets of this impressive historical city, but it gave us a strong sense of familiarity with the city's ebb and flow quickly. Our entire visit, we relied on what we learned this tour. Our guide, Bartosz was an expert in the religious history of the city, telling tales of murder and intrigue that led to the city's infinite numbers of churches. He shared his knowledge of the church's place in local culture. He told us of the rich history of the Wawel Castle and how the attached church out of 4 distinct architectural styles. He explained the breakdowns of what we were seeing and why almost every church was Catholic. We heard stories of dragons and fire, of trumpeters and salutes. He explained the city's 3 districts as we meandered all around Old Town. Our guide made sure we understood hidden elements of the city and some of the best views around. Additionally, he was very accommodating - always checking in with the pace, asking if we needed to sit, or if we were interested in running off to a hidden university square, took our pictures everywhere and waited as I snapped more. He had tips for things to go back and see and was interested in our adventures. We would recommend everyone start their tour this way. Of all the places we visited in Poland, we felt most comfortable here wandering around and attribute that to the excellent walking tour we did when we arrived.
    star-5
    Exactly what we wanted.
    Curt_H
    , Aug 2019
    Our guide “Slim” was clearly in love with his city, and made the effort to customize the tour to our special interests (WWII). Highly recommended!
    star-4
    Great introduction to history of...
    Shelagh C
    , Sep 2017
    Great introduction to history of Kraków. Our guide was very enthusiastic, able to answer all our questions. She was also flexible to our particular needs. We learned a lot and were able to use what we learned for our further visits around the city.
    star-3
    Tour was good, but guide never took...
    glach51
    , Jul 2017
    Tour was good, but guide never took us to old Jewish quarter which was advertised as part of the tour.
    star-5
    Nice tour. Took us around Krakow...
    Dennis B
    , Nov 2015
    Nice tour. Took us around Krakow and we saw the sights from a van instead of walking. Then we entered the main square and toured the St Mary's church. Very Informative. Would recommend it.
    star-5
    My girlfriend and I thoroughly...
    Aaron S
    , Oct 2015
    My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour which gave us the chance to see the city's most famous places as well as a number of hidden gems. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to take photos of us and answer our questions. It's hard to pick out one highlight - there are so many! A fantastic city. I would recommend Krakow to anyone.
    star-5
    We had this tour in Octouber...
    Valery G
    , Oct 2015
    We had this tour in Octouber 2015. Our guide Macheck was great, kind and extremely knowledgeable. We had a great time learned many new interesting things. We like Kracov and wish to return in it sometime.
    star-5
    Fabulous guide. Incorporated all the...
    Jacqui_D
    , Aug 2015
    Fabulous guide. Incorporated all the main sites and answered all our questions.
    star-3
    Enjoyed the tour. Learned a lot...
    judith c
    , Jul 2015
    Enjoyed the tour. Learned a lot about Krakow but the guide was too focused on the Jewish history of the area. Would have preferred a more well rounded historical based overview.
    star-4
    Jack the tour guide very informative...
    Maria_R
    , Jun 2015
    Jack the tour guide very informative. Good forthe price

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