Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Krakow

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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 "Royal Route" Walking Tour

2. Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

See the most important historical monuments registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on this unique route through the city. The name of the tour route refers to the formal entries of Polish Kings heading for their residence on the Wawel Hill.  Along this route, you'ill walk around the Old Town which is surrounded by the luscious green Planty park. Make your way to Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall. Every hour, near Basilica’s tower you can hear the bugle call.  Next, pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland before visiting the castle and cathedral situated on Wawel Hill. Here, you can see the Wawel dragon breathing fire.

Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

3. Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

The John Paul II Trail Tour will take you to the places which are particularly associated with Karol Wojtyla who could become pope. Krakow is a special place to learn about the life of Pope John Paul II as he lived in Krakow for more than 30 years prior. During his years in Krakow, he was first a student, then a priest, and finally as bishop of Krakow. In Krakow, he has also experienced the unimaginable cruelty of World War II and then communism. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student who will lead you throughout Krakow showing you the places that shaped Pope John Paul II and tell you about his life in Krakow. After meeting your guide visit the Jagiellonian University. Then continue to the Wawel Cathedral, where Karol Wojtyla sought spiritual guidance and confession and where he celebrated his first Mass. After, go to his apartment on Kanonicza Street, the Franciscan Church, and the Bishop’s Palace.

Best of Krakow 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

4. Best of Krakow 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

Meet your guide to start a private tour of Krakow's best highlights. Start by exploring Nowa Huta, and admire the massive blocks of communist-era apartment blocks. See Central Square in the middle of this section of the city designed according to the ideals of socialist architecture. You'll also discover where Lenin used to take regular walks. Next, explore Kosciuszko’s Mound. From the top of the hill, you will see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. Stroll through an exhibition telling the secrets of this well-known fort. Hear about important periods in the history of Poland. Continue following the guide to reach Wawel Hill. Listen to stories about Polish kings during medieval times. Admire the royal residence of the Wawel Castle. Go inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. Visit the Old Town, where your guide will show you around the huge Market Square, the Town Hall Tower, the historic Cloth Hall, and the monuments of Mickiewicz and Eros. See the impressive St. Mary’s Basilica built in the gothic style. Pass by one of the world's oldest universities, the Jagiellonian University. Finally arrive at the former Jewish District. Take in the architecture, the cute narrow alleys, and the laid back coffee shops. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture. Your guide will tell you stories about this area and show you hidden gems known only by locals.

Krakow Private City Tour - The Old Town

5. Krakow Private City Tour - The Old Town

Learn the legends of the historic city of Krakow on a private 3-hour walking tour of the medieval Old Town. Hear about the different kings and other characters from the history of the imperial city. See the remains of the Krakow Barbican that once formed part of the city walls. Pass the Gothic tower of Florian's Gate, and make your way to the main market square of Rynek Glowny. Marvel at the buildings on one of the largest medieval plazas in Europe, including the monumental Cloth Hall at its center. Continue into the old university district to see the preserved Collegium Maius and Collegium Novum, along with a statue of Copernicus. Make your way along Kanonicza Street to the architectural complex of Wawel Hill to see where the Kings of Poland lived along with other landmarks such as the 900-year-old Wawel Cathedral.

From Krakow: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska & Wadowice pilgrim tour

6. From Krakow: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska & Wadowice pilgrim tour

Visit sites of important religious and historical value for Poland on a full-day trip from Krakow. Your first stop is in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the monastery complex of the Bernardines Franciscans. It is an exceptional cultural monument located in natural scenery that has attracted thousands of pilgrims from the very beginning. Walk through the monastery complex with the early baroque church and dozens of chapels spread around in a beautiful countryside scenery. Then continue on to Wadowice, situated on the Skawa River at the confluence of the Vistula, in the eastern part of Silesian Foothills (Pogórze Śląskie). It is best known for being the birthplace of Pope John Paul II, and is home to a basilica from the 15th century. At the end of your tour, transfer back to Krakow.

Krakow: Old Town City Tour in a Golf Cart

7. Krakow: Old Town City Tour in a Golf Cart

Travel by golf cart around Krakow’s Old Town while listening to audio commentary. Pass by different sights, including Planty, Main Market Square, and Wawel. Visit the Planty Park that surrounds the Old Town and see monuments located in the park. Hop on board a golf cart and make your way around Krakow Old Town, located in the center of the city. Discover the Main Market Square, churches and cathedrals, and museums. Learn about the city's history from your audio commentary on board. See different sights, including the Latin Quarter, the Church of St. Anna, the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, a Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window.

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What people are saying about Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Krakow

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 197 reviews

Mike is an awesome guide. I've done dozens of bike tours throughout Europe and this was probably the best. He provides the right amount of detail and keeps the tour moving. History and sites were awesome. Highly recommend!

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.

Beautiful city tour not too much information that it gets boring. We liked it very much.

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