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Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour with Ticket

1. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour with Ticket

Head four meters below the ground to uncover the mysteries of Krakow's past. After taking a thorough tour of the Main Square, walk down to its underground passageways to visit Rynek Museum. Learn about the city's history from its early days and see the exposed foundations of medieval constructions. Follow your guide on a fascinating journey back into the Middle Ages. Begin by strolling around the Main Square, between the Cloth Hall and St Mary's Basilica. Take in the modern sights of the area before traveling down to see what it once looked like. Step into the mystifying Rynek Underground Museum to experience what the Main Square looked like 750 years ago. Immerse yourself in the history of what once was the setting for ceremonial meetings between kings and foreign envoys, and a place where valuable materials were traded. With a little bit of imagination and help from your guide, discover the atmosphere of the medieval Market Square while walking along the underground route. Admire the exposed foundations of former commercial buildings, medieval roads, hygienic utensils, and authentic 11th-century tombs. End your journey back at the Main Square, where you may choose to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of many local restaurants recommended to you by your guide.

Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

2. Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

Discover the historical area of Krakow with this electric golf cart tour of the Old Town. Drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz . Find out where the Jewish Ghetto was located. Listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Be picked up from the meeting point and start your tour with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Krakow Old Town. Put on your headphones and listen as your audio guide provides context for what you see. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square. View the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. Marvel at the towering St. Mary's Church and the green space in Planty park. Cruise down narrow streets with many temples, universities, and charming houses. Appreciate splendid views of Wawel Castle, on the way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz, the oldest district in the city.

Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

3. 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 Sightseeing Tour

4. Krakow Sightseeing Tour

Join us on this sightseeing tour to explore Krakow, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Central Europe, and chosen as the European City of Culture in the year 2000. The Old Town of Krakow has been entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. This city is beloved across Europe because of its amazing architecture and unique atmosphere created by street performers and colorful nightlife. This tour will take you through Kazimierz, the city's former Jewish district, before approaching Wawel Hill, home to the Royal Castle, the Royal Cathedral and the Chambers. After exploring these beautiful parts of the palace, walk along the Royal Route to Grodzka Street and the city's heart, the Old Market Square. Here you can stop and admire the stunning St. Mary's Basilica. Krakow has a unique charm, created by centuries of history and cultural wealth. With its very special climate of culture and art, this city can give us a lesson about the history of Poland and Europe. It is a place you will keep coming back to, each time to discover new parts of its beauty.

Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

5. Krakow Old Town: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Historian

Welcome to the Royal Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Discover the most important monuments of the City of Polish kings, including the Old Town and the Wawel Hill. These monuments are among the most important monuments in Poland, and are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. While exploring the Royal Krakow, you will be able to feel the beating heart of Poland. For centuries Wawel was a place of residence of the kings of Poland, Sweden and Lithuania. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Krakow and feel the unique charm of the Old Town. Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a history teacher. You will discover such sites as the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Planty Park, Jagiellonian University, Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.

Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

6. Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

Discover the historical area of Krakow with this electric golf cart tour of the Old Town. Drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz. Find out where the Jewish Ghetto was located and listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Begin your tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Krakow Old Town. Put on your headphones and listen as your audio guide provides context for what you see along the way. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square and view the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. See the impressive St. Mary's Church and the green space in Planty park. Cruise down narrow streets with many temples, universities, and charming houses. Appreciate splendid views of Wawel Castle on your way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz.

Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

7. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

Discover the oldest historical area of Krakow which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Travel in an electric, eco-friendly golf cart and view more than 20 monuments. Listen to interesting commentary on your audio guide. Visit the Main Market Square at the heart of the city, and take in Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which are surrounded by a park called Planty. Enjoy wonderful narrow streets with many temples, universities and charming houses. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and see the castle. Head to Kazimierz to see the oldest district of Krakow which was once a separate city. Dive through the picturesque streets of Kazimierz with old synagogues, cafes, and stalls. Learn more about these spectacular sights from your audio guide.

Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour with Visit to Wawel Castle

8. Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour with Visit to Wawel Castle

Start your tour by meeting your guide at the fragments of the city walls and the magnificent St. Florian's Gate. Take a look at the historic Barbican and take a walk along the Royal Route - the same route used by kings and their guests on their way to the castle. Walk through the Main Square - the bustling heart of the city is an ideal place to buy souvenirs, especially in the Cloth Hall, which has been the local marketplace for centuries. Complete your tour with knowledge about St. Mary's Church, which features a magnificent medieval altar carved by Wit Stoss and the bugle call sounds every hour towards the four corners of the world. Walk further along Kanonicza and Grodzka streets, enter Collegium Maius, the oldest building of the Cracoviensis Academy with a charming Gothic courtyard. Then, enter the Wawel Hill, which is the embodiment of Poland's former monarchical glory. At its top, there is the Royal Castle and the 14th-century cathedral, where almost all coronations and funerals of the Polish monarchy took place.

Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

9. Krakow: Guided Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

Your guided walking tour of Krakow begins as you gather with your group at the tour center. From there, hit the streets with your guide who will show you the very essence of this city. Your beautiful walk begins with a journey around the Old Town and Jewish Kazimierz district, before proceeding through to some hand-picked spots in Krakow. Take advantage of participating in a small group, allowing you to receive personal attention from your guide who is on hand to gladly answer all of your questions. Discover the oldest university campus in Poland, and travel through the Royal Route whilst hearing fascinating legends and stories. Your tour eventually concludes in the Kazimierz district.

From Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Small Group Tour with Lunch

10. From Warsaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Small Group Tour with Lunch

This tour starts in Warsaw. You will be picked up by English speaking driver from your hotel. First you will visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 1996. Under the ground level you will find salt sculptures, lakes, and unbelievably spectacular chambers. More than 1 million tourists visit the mine annually – not without any reason. Afterward, your driver will take you for lunch in a local restaurant either in Auschwitz or in Krakow depending on the timing. In Krakow, a local guide will take you on a tour around the city. You will see among others the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbicane, and ‘Sukiennice‘ (Cloth Hall). The most interesting sight is the Wawel Hill with its Cathedral and Royal Castle, a place of royal coronations, weddings, and funerals. Some of its oldest stone buildings can be dated back to the 10th century. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, Wawel Dragon had his lair – the dragon’s cave is now a popular tourist stop. After the tour, you will come back to Warsaw around 22:00.

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What people are saying about Kraków Cloth Hall

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4.6 / 5

based on 193 reviews

Our guide Krzysztof was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable, and before the Rynek tour started he took us on a quick walking tour around the city. I highly recommend him for this tour!

Great little tour around an amazing underground museum. We had a lovely girl called Dominica all to ourselves and she explained everything so well.

Very good and educative experience, excellent museum. We definitely recommend it. Krzysztof was very good and knowledgeable guide.

Outstanding tour. Our guide did a great job giving us a detailed historical overview of the city and the castle. Learned a lot!

Very interesting and informative thanks to excellent guide