Krakow Highlights – Private City Ride

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Discover the city's best sites with an experienced guide tour.

If you are interested in exploring Krakow in a short period of time with a knowledgeable person, this is a perfect opportunity for you. This tour includes visiting the most important spots you need to see to experience Krakow's adventure fully. You will see main districts such as Nowa Huta, Podgórze, Kazimierz, The Old Town, and Zwierzyniec district. In each district, numerous attractions are waiting for you! Krakow Highlights Tour is dedicated especially to those who want to discover more than just the City Centre. You will have the possibility to marvel at the astonishing architecture, remarkable sculptures and breathtaking nature. All provided by Mr.Shuttle!

Let's start our amazing Krakow adventure

Nowa Huta

Here starts our trip. Nowa Huta district is one of two examples of deliberate social engineering. It was created in 1949 for peasants and the working class. The reason for designing such an area were quarrels between the Socialist government and Krakow's middle class. The government decided to establish a perfect industrial city for people from lower social class. Over there, you can see a unique architecture that you won't see anywhere else in the world. Another interesting spot in this district is a central square called Plac Centralny. It is a characteristic place that represents Nowa Huta and highlights its history.

Podgórze

Our next stop is a Podgórze district. During World War II, it was a territory of a Jewish Ghetto. All Jewish citizens were forced to live there between 1941 and 1943. In 1994, the area was announced as one of the Historic Monuments - a cultural heritage of Poland.

In this part of the tour, you will have the opportunity to see Schindler's Factory Museum and look at the historic district. The factory performs the function of a museum where we can see the main exhibition named Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945. The exhibition shows the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants, as well as the Nazi occupiers. You will also get to know more about popular Oskar Schindler and his brave attitude and willingness to save the Jewish people during World War II. In this area, you will also see a small Podgorski Square - a characteristic centre of Podgórze. The last point includes visiting divine St. Joseph’s Church from the 20th century. It is a representative construction built in the Gothic Revival style. The building is the largest church that you can find in the quarter.

Kazimierz district

Kazimierz is a Jewish quarter that includes a part of the Krakow Old Town. It was a zone where the Jewish inhabitants were relocated to the Podgórze area - The Jewish Ghetto. It is situated just across the Vistula River, close to Krakow's centre.

The Jewish district preserved many distinctive structures. A trip to this historical part of Krakow will make you feel like travelling in time. You will see the original architecture picturing 18th and 19th-century local townhouses, synagogues, and churches. The tour also includes visiting the main square Plac Wolnica which was the former Kazimierz town established in the 14th century. Over there, we can spot its first town hall and a lot of typical 19th-century tenement houses. Another interesting site is the main market square Plac Nowy where old-fashioned cafes and stalls are located.

Kazimierz district is a place that should be visited by anyone who decided to get closer to Kraków's history. It is a perfect example of the coexistence of both Polish and Jewish culture. Every tourist who is eager to explore more than usual must pay a visit to this one of a kind region.

The Old Town

During our visit to The Old Town, you will be thrilled to see the most important highlights of the Royal City of Krakow. This point of the tour will let you discover, for example, the 19th-century Juliusz Słowacki Theatre. This astonishing building was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and represented the Eclectic style. It was designed after one of the most incredible theatres, such as the Palais Garnier in Paris.

Next, we will take you closer to Main Square, where you will see medieval Barbican and St. Florian’s Gate. This is the very beginning of the real Kraków's Royal Path. From this moment you'll be able to marvel at the amazing architecture and feel the spirit of one of the best Poland's destinations. The further step includes visiting Matejko Square, where we will show you Grunwald Monument. The statue presents King of Poland Władysław II Jagiełło, and it was raised to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald. It is one of the most important and victorious in Polish history.

Moving even further and getting closer to the next region of Krakow, you can't miss the stunning building of Collegium Novum. This is the oldest university in Poland known as Jagiellonian University. The building represents the Neo-Gothic style, and its beginning dates back to 1887 when it was first opened. This University is ranked as one of the best in whole Poland.

Zwierzyniec

Now it's time to change the style of our trip to more nature-friendly. We want to show you more local places that are not typical tourist attractions. It is important to explore diverse views of the city to find different entertaining sides of it. Moving to the western region of Kraków, we will come across The National Museum in Krakow and nearby Blonia Park. The park covers an area of 48 hectares and is a great place for daily recreation and sport. It is also frequently used as a site for concerts and exhibitions.

Zwierzyniec district is the ultimate point of the tour. This place is popular both among local people and Kraków's tourists. In this area, you will have a chance to admire the beautiful landscape of Krakow from Kosciuszko Mound.

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Old Town Tour

St. Mary's Basilica, Cloth Hall, Wawel Hill, and Kazimierz Quarter

If you want to see the unique St. Mary's Basilica, book a Krakow City Walk Tour. Not only will you be able to admire the biggest medieval town square in Europe, but also you will have a chance to enter the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), visit the residence of Kings - Wawel Castle, and finally explore The Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz. This walking tour is a great complement to the tour Krakow Highlights - Private City Ride!

Museums Tour

Oskar Schindler's Factory, Eagle Pharmacy Museum, and Pomorska Street Museum

We have prepared something special for museum lovers. If you are particularly interested in the fate and history of Kraków's citizens during WWII, choose our great Kraków Memorial Route Tour. The trip includes visiting the most important sites that will take you back in time and let you learn about the victims of World War II.

Auschwitz & Birkenau Memorial Site

We highly recommend booking the Auschwitz Birkenau Private Tour for those who value privacy and want to discover something more than just the city of Krakow. This trip with Mr.Shuttle provides transport in a comfortable Mercedes-Benz Van and many attractive benefits that will make your trip unforgettable. Check out the details and do not worry about anything during your stay in Poland.

Trip Itnerary

  • 1
    Hotel pickup

    We will pick you up directly from your hotel. Pick up time is flexible.

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    Nowa Huta

    This is the first point of our trip. Over here you will see deliberate social engineering.

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    Podgórze

    This area covers the former Jewish Ghetto from 1941.

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    Kazimierz

    Kazimierz is a Krakow Old Jewish district with many characteristic sites and unique architecture.

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    The Old Town

    The Old town presents the best pearls of the Royal City. Definitely a must-see spot on the travel list.

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    Zwierzyniec

    The last position on our list. We will take you away from the city buildings and show you the wonderful nature of Krakow and the view from Kosciuszko Mound.

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    Transfer and hotel drop off

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

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    This was a very good tour, covering a lot more than a non-local could hope to cover in a single day.

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    Great service The driver was waiting when we arrived at Krakow airport. Very polite and helpful. We also booked a return transfer to Airport Definitely use it again.

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This is one of the best private Krakow city rides on the market. This is a great opportunity to see the best sites of Krakow within 2 hours! During the trip, we will present to you the most significant districts such as Nowa Huta, Podgórze, Kazimierz district, The Old Town and finally Zwierzyniec. Each site distinguishes itself from one another and this tour will let you fully discover this special city. Please notice that the tour does not include visiting The Wawel Hill or St. Mary’s Basilica. If you are interested in paying a visit to those destinations, get to know about our wide offer of other Krakow’s tours. We are waiting to explore the city’s unique spots with you. Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic

We are happy to announce that travelling with Mr. Shuttle has never been safer than now! We take care of your comfort and provide you with anything you want during the transfer. Our highly skilled English speaking driver is at your disposal and will answer any of your questions. This tour includes door-to-door service. It simply means that you will be taken directly from your hotel (free hotel pickup) and after the ride tour we will drop you off at the place of your stay.

Since it is a private city ride, our qualified English speaking guide will be your guide. He will explain to you every detail about each district and happily answer any of your questions. The guides hired by Mr. Shuttle are always well prepared and they are acquainted with Kraków highlights. This is proof of one of the best services provided by travel companies.

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Please note that a minimum for Nowa Huta tour is 2 pax.

Our company specializes in the best Krakow experience. That is why we highly recommend that you take advantage and see other thrilling places located on Wawel Hill such as Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral. This amazing historical site is a must-see on any travel list of a Krakow tourist. One of our many Kraków trips includes sightseeing these astonishing destinations. Another brilliant spot on the map is Krakow Market Square which is the largest medieval town square in Europe. Over there, you will see many tourists walking around the street and admitting beautiful buildings, restaurants and monuments. It is also a great opportunity to buy original souvenirs for your friends and family. If you are eager to explore more, try out travelling with Mr. Shuttle!

One of the most popular destinations from Krakow is surely Auschwitz Birkenau. This chilling site is not only for people who are interested in WWII but also for people who want to know a little bit more about the history of innocent victims of deportation. Our company created a perfect offer for you so that you could enjoy your trip without worrying about any trip formalities. Change your life now and discover more with Mr. Shuttle.

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