Slavic Rome, Little Vienna, the Florence of Poland - Kraków’s nicknames are fitting odes to this old-world city, what with an-almost mythical atmosphere permeating the city’s streets. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town features huge draws such as Wawel Castle, impressive museums, soaring churches, and Europe’s largest market square, the massive Rynek Główny. Reflect on the tragedy of the 20th century in the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, celebrate the renewal of the 21st century in the lively backstreets and squares of Kraków and admire the harmonious confluence of the past and present of the city. Explore this historic European city in the best way possible by indulging in these amazing GetYourGuide tours in Kraków.
Explore some of the most famous legacies and testaments of communism still alive and thriving in Kraków in this two-and-a-half-hour tour. Travel in style aboard a vintage Trabant automobile and visit the Socialist district of Nowa Huta, which even features houses and steelworks built in authentic Soviet Realist fashion, and hear interesting stories about life and experience under Communist rule. Explore this one-of-a-kind project, originally meant to be a model Communist city, and which transformed into one of the major centers of resistance and revolution in Poland.
Krakow: 2.5-Hour Crazy Communism Tour by Trabant
Duration: 2.5 hour
Experience traditional Polish recipes, culinary traditions, beverages, and food and try lip-smacking delicacies in this phenomenal three-hour food tour flagging off in the heart of Kraków’s Old Town. After meeting the tour guide, head out to experience the varied tastes of Polish cuisine, beginning with the ‘obwarzanek’ (bagels/pretzels) which are protected by the EU laws and can be produced only in Kraków. The next stop is a street market, after which there’s an enjoyable sit-down traditional meal at a restaurant in the city center. Dessert at a popular café is next, and the tour ends with sampling various liquors and learning about their history.
Krakow: Local Food Crawl
Duration: Wheelchair accessible
Know all about Kraków’s rich past in this electric car tour. Meet the tour driver at Grodzka 61 street before hopping on to an electric car to see the most iconic places of the Kazimierz district, including Wolnica Square, Szeroka Street, and New Square, as well as beautiful Roman Catholic and Jewish churches and synagogues. The former Ghetto is next, where you’ll see the iconic ‘Heroes of the Ghetto’ square before heading to the mysterious Oskar Schindler’s factory next. The tour ends by heading to the only remaining part of the wall that surrounded the Ghetto during World War II.
Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Schindler's Factory & Former Ghetto
Duration: 2 to 3 hour
Armed with an experienced local guide, experience how Kraków Old Town was at its zenith on a Segway! As Poland’s capital, Kraków was the birthplace of Polish cuisine, traditions, and culture. See the Barbican armory, the original remnants of the big defensive wall surrounding the entire city. Learn about the immortal stories, legends, and mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons which lie beneath it. Admire the enormity of the Royal Wawel Castle and admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church. End your fun tour with a ride along the Wisła riverside and snap some pictures of the legendary, fire-spitting Wawel dragon.
90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Kraków Old Town
Duration: 105 minute
Are you in Kraków only for one day? Then discover and experience the best that the old-world city has to offer on this three-hour electric car tour. Meet your English-speaking driver-guide at the corner of Podzamcze & Św. Idziego and flag off the tour by feasting your eyes on the Main Square, Wawel Castle, Jagiellonian University, and historical buildings and churches in Old Town. Move to the historic Jewish Quarters where you can see historical buildings, old Jewish synagogues, and breathtaking Christian churches of the former city of Kazimierz. End your spectacular tour with a visit to the Ghetto, which includes remnants of the Main Square, the walls, and even Oskar Schindler’s Factory.
Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory
Duration: 3 hour
Take a sojourn through Poland’s royal history on this audio-guided tour of the medieval Wawel Cathedral (plus a 12th-century Gothic church) on Wawel Hill considered a national sanctuary in the country. Learn about the most significant events of Polish history and the destruction and reconstruction of the church, which surpassed its former glory. Get up close with one of Poland’s largest bell systems, the Sigismund Bell Tower and see the oxbow of the Vistula River and panoramic vistas Kraków Old Town. Finally, head to the artistic steel, marble and wood-sculpted chapels and burial chambers of Polish monarchs and leaders and monarchs and the John Paul II Cathedral Museum.
Wawel Cathedral Entry Ticket and Audio Guide Tour
Duration: 1 day
Are you a crack shot? Then you can have a unique experience at the Extreme shooting range, Kraków’s largest shooting range, where you can learn how to shoot and handle 33 various kinds of guns and even test your skills with a wide range of weapons, including sniper rifles, Glock pistols, and AK 47 Kalashnikov rifles! Travelers can choose a tour option which suits their preferences, where professional instructors will teach them to hold guns, take aim, and shoot at targets for scoring maximum points before comparing scores with your fellow travelers and getting some amazing photos at the end of the session.
Krakow: Extreme Shooting Range with Hotel Transfers
Duration: 3 hour
If you’re a World War II aficionado, then this tour is tailormade for you. Know all about and get an insight on Oskar Schindler, the brave German Nazi party member who saved more than 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust and the inspiration behind the award-winning Schindler’s List. Experience some of the most inspiring World War II stories at Oskar Schindler’s former enamel factory in Kraków and unearth stories about the everyday lives of citizens in Nazi-occupied Kraków. Towards the end of the tour, visit the former Jewish Ghetto to see the Eagle Pharmacy on Heroes’ Square, wherein lies a permanent exhibition commemorating the Jewish massacre during the Holocaust.
Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket
Duration: 1 day
How cool is it to visit one of the world’s oldest working salt mines - almost 700 years old! Get picked up from your Kraków hotel by your English-speaking guide on a 2.5-hour-tour of the 2.5-km (1.6 mi) long Wieliczka Salt Mine, 140 meters (459.3 feet) beneath the surface! The mine is chock full with chambers full of equipment, mining machines, statues, and amazing carvings, all made of salt. The mine consists of nine stunning underground levels of life-size statues, altars, and even underground churches and museums. Don’t miss the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, the largest chapel of all, and even a subterranean lake! Take stairs to descend the levels of the mine, and get back to the surface by elevator.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Including Hotel Pick-Up
Duration: 4 hour
No visit to Kraków is complete without paying respects at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the largest Nazi-operated camp located around 35 miles (56 km) from Kraków. This three-and-a-half-hour tour revisits the somber time of the Holocaust around the three main camps - the Auschwitz I administrative center, the Auschwitz II (a.k.a. Birkenau) extermination site, and the Auschwitz III (a.k.a. Monowitz) labor camp. Pay homage and respects to the 1.6 million people (90% Jews) who were killed here. Today, Auschwitz–Birkenau stands as a moving memorial to those victims.
From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour
Duration: 8 hour
Kraków is a heady and mystical blend of past, present, and future Poland. The best way to explore this old-world historic city is via these amazing, customized and detailed GetYourGuide tours.
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