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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: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

2. Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

See the oldest historical areas in Krakow with an electric golf cart tour. Discover more about the Old Town and the Kazimierz district with an audio guide. Stop at the Schindler's Factory Museum for professionally guided tour.  Be picked up by your driver and head to the Main Market Square. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which is surrounded by the greenery of Planty park. Drive through narrow streets past temples, universities, and old stone houses. Marvel at Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill. Continue to the picturesque streets of Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow. See over 20 monuments and learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Finally, be dropped off at Schindler's Factory Museum for a guided tour. Experience an interactive exhibition on one of the most-famous stories from the Nazi occupation. Discover more about the fate of Krakow during this dark time.

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

3. 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 Guided Walking Tour

4. Krakow: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time as you walk through Krakow’s Old Town. Not only will you experience the charm of its medieval architecture, but your professional and knowledgeable city guide will teach you about Poland’s history, unique symbols and traditions, and fun facts as well along the way. The highlight of the Old Town is the Royal Route. It begins in the northern part of the Old Town at St. Florian's Church, which contains the relics of the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Florian. The historic path continues on 3 streets, Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza. You will also walk through St. Florian's Gate, an impressive Gothic tower as well as the only remaining of the 8 medieval city gates. Next, you will visit the Main Market Square. This is the largest medieval square in Europe and home to many historic buildings. The central feature of the Square is the Sukiennice, a Renaissance Cloth Hall with fabulous arcades designed by Italian architect J.M. Padovano. The Royal Route comes to an end at the foot of the Wawel Hill, from which you can look up and admire the Wawel Royal Castle. Explore this impressive old residence of Polish monarchs and adventure into the Dragon’s Den below. The gorgeous Royal Private Apartments and Crown Treasury are a must see, as is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanisław and Vaclav. The Old Town of Krakow Walking Tour will also include a visit to the Jagiellonian University district, home to the oldest university in Poland, and the beautiful Planty Park. You will have a 1/2 hour coffee break during the tour.

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: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

6. Krakow: Electric Golf Cart Tour of the Old Town

Enjoy audio commentary as you ride through Krakow's Old Town on a heated electric golf cart on this group tour. View sights like Planty park and a 13th-century gothic Franciscan monastery. Hop onboard your golf cart and enjoy expert audio commentary as you go. Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Ride to the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Admire the Collegium Maius where Copernicus once studied. Pass by the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts, the tower at St. Florian's Gate, and a the papal window in a Franciscan monastery. Marvel at the royal cathedral and castle on Wawel hill.

Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. Krakow Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. Follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill. During the walking tour, see the highlights and main attractions of Krakow as you learn about their history including Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and Sukiennice. Also, visit some of the lesser-known parts of the city that only the locals know about. Next, walk around the Old Town to see the highlights of Krakow, but also to discover hidden gems of the city and to learn some incredible stories. Finally, get some tips about the local traditional restaurants, patisseries, and everything else that Krakow is famous for.

Krakow: Guided Walking Tour around the Old Town

8. Krakow: Guided Walking Tour around the Old Town

Your professional guide will show you the highlights of Krakow’s Old Town during this half-day walking tour. The medieval center is surrounded by Planty Gardens, a green area that forms a ring around the Old Town. In the middle of it all is the Main Market Square, which is the largest such square in Europe and dates from 1257. The historic center of Krakow has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture of the Old Town has been maintained in its original form, dating from medieval times. Today you’ll see that this is the city’s cultural and commercial center and is filled with cafés, flower shops and horse-drawn carriages. Your sightseeing route will take in the streets of the Old Town, starting by the Church of St. Adalbert, through the Main Square, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, historical buildings of the Jagiellonian University, Planty park, and leads up to the Wawel Hill, with its castle and cathedral, as well as kings' graves and the Royal Sigismund Bell. Your guide will entertain you with interesting stories about Krakow's development through the ages, and tell you about the area's customs and traditions.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

9. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

Travel through Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary, and see such monuments as Planty park with the remains of medieval walls and the Barbican, the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, the Latin Quarter, the Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts and St. Florian, a 13th Century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, the Papal Window, and Wawel's Royal Cathedral and Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city after the ride, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on cold days on a heated terrace with leather sofas. Admire the beautiful views from the observation deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen.

Krakow: Private Guided Mystery Walking Tour

10. Krakow: Private Guided Mystery Walking Tour

Embark on this mystery tour after sunset and explore the long and dark history of Krakow full of violence and blood.  Feel this unique atmosphere of the city at night and hear stories about serial killers and evil spirits. Explore the spots where the cruelest crimes were committed or find out where the most famous serial-killer lived.  Start your tour in the center of historic Krakow and visit the most important historical monuments at night. See Florian Gates and the remains of the old city walls. Walk through the Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall.  Pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland. Discover Planty, one of the largest city parks in Krakow and Vistula Boulevards. See Wawel Hill and its famous dragon at night.

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What people are saying about Planty Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 277 reviews

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

Great way to understand some of the history and architecture.