Krakow Private City Walk

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Learn about the history of Krakow with our local guide.

Krakow City Walk

Join our local guide on a walking tour around Krakow and experience this historic Polish city in the best way possible.

Already booked your flight to Krakow, Poland, and looking for ways to spend your time there? Book our Krakow City Walk tour and take in all the best sights of the city while learning about it from our helpful guide. This is one of the walking tours that you and your group simply cannot miss. MrShuttle offers you the ultimate introduction to Krakow and its long history. This walking tour will take you around the most important places in Krakow, including the Jewish Quarter and the Old Town, and give you some great insight into this old city.

Krakow with MrShuttle - let the tour begin!

The Old Town - go back in time

Our Krakow tour will start in the morning or early afternoon. The professional and certified local guide will collect you and your companions at your accommodation and from there you'll continue to the Old Town. Our tour will start at the city's main point of interest, Main Square. It dates back to 1257 and at 40,000 square meters, it is the largest medieval square in Europe. No wonder it is also the heart of the city and home to some spectacular buildings.

At the central location of the square is the Cloth Hall ("Sukiennice" in Polish) which was the main place of trade built in the 13th century. The first floor of the Cloth Hall is now a museum. Next on our list, will be one of the city's most famous landmarks - St. Mary's Basilica. This gothic church is home to an impressive altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss - a definite must-see. Make sure also to look up to its tallest tower as every hour a trumpeter goes there and plays St. Mary’s Trumpet Call. The Town Hall located at the other end of the square will be the last place to see. Its tower is the only part of the building that has survived since the 14th century.

Wawel Castle - check out where the kings lived

The second part of our tour will lead you to one of the most important places in the country's history and one of the first World Heritage Sites in the World. Situated on Wawel Hill and overlooking the Vistula River, the Wawel Castle used to be the residence of Polish kings. Today, it is a museum and a house to many artefacts and art, while the Wawel Cathedral is where the Polish kings were coronated and later buried. Our knowledgeable guide will tell you all there is to know about its history and significance. A fun place to stop by while in this area is the Dragon's Den, a cave that is the house of the Wawel Dragon. Get our guide to take you there and get to know the Polish legend of the dragon. In front of the cave's exit is a metal statue of the dragon which spits fire. Make sure to keep your camera ready!

The Jewish Quarter - experience the remaining Jewish culture

The last place on the tour's itinerary will be Kazimierz, the former Jewish district where a large Jewish community used to live from the mid-14th century until World War II. This quarter also served as the setting of Steven Spielberg's famous "Schindler's List". During the Krakow City Walk Tour you will learn about this quarter, its flourishing past, and then the painful history of Krakow's Jewish community during the time of Nazi occupation. Kazimierz is still home to several synagogues and the oldest Jewish cemetery in Poland. Although the Jewish community in Krakow is almost non-existent today and thus the quarter is not the same as it used to be, Szeroka street still manages to preserve some of that pre-war feel and is dotted with quaint shops and restaurants. The Jewish Quarter is also one of the most unique places in the city and a favorite among locals and tourists.

Walking tours in Krakow with MrShuttle

While this tour around the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter is a great introduction to Krakow and covers all the most important aspects of the city, consider joining some other tours. With MrShuttle you can book some great tours from Krakow and see more of the country.

Trip Itnerary

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    Hotel pickup

    Our guide will meet you at hotel lobby.

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    Main Square

    Our guide will show you all the main buildings in the Old Town area (Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, Town Hall).

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    Wawel Castle

    From the Main Squre along Grodzka street you will get to the Wawel hill.

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    Jewish Quater

    After visiting Wawel castle you will walk to the old Jewish district – Kazimierz.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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    High recommend!

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    Jennifer
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    Knowledgeable guide! She was awesome. It's nice to learn more about Krakow.

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    Professional guide, everything well organized.

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This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.

Transfers are not included in this tour. Since the centre of Krakow is very compact and the most important attractions are close to each other, the whole tour is on foot. Our guide will meet you at your hotel.

We work with the best guides in Krakow. They will take you on a private tour and show you all the highlights of this charming city.

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This tour is available every day, no matter the season or the weather.

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This is a private tour that you can enjoy with your close ones. The price is per group and can change slightly depending on the size of your party.

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We are open to your feedback and suggestions, so if there are any places that you would like to visit that are not included in the tour, let us know and we will try to adjust the tour to your liking.

FAQ

Here you can find answers for frequently asked questions.

Although a big city, Krakow has a very compact city center and its top landmarks are located within the same area which makes it an ideal city to experience on a walking tour.

Please note that the standard pick-up time is 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. However, if you prefer to start the tour at a different time, please contact us directly or add a comment to your booking.

Yes, of course! We want to offer you the best experience in Krakow so you can be certain that your guide will be fully proficient in English. You'll be able to understand everything and communicate with ease.

Yes! We can also organize the tour in a language other than English. If you're looking for a tour in Spanish, French, German, Russian, or any other, get in contact with us! We will try to organize the tour in whatever language you need.

Krakow and its surroundings are so interesting that you could easily spend a week here and not get bored. So, one day in Krakow will be tight, but with MrShuttle you can easily check the most important sights off of your list in a day.

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