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Krakow: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Old Town

1. Krakow: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Old Town

Maximize your enjoyment of the idyllic city of Krakow, as you discover its beautiful architecture while experiencing the excitement of a Segway tour. Have memorable fun with family and friends while admiring the many charming sights the city has to offer, from the market squares of the Old Town to the Jewish Quarter. See the highlights at speed as you cruise along the Royal Route, and marvel at the Wawel Royal Castle. Enjoy the ride as you take a whirlwind tour of 4 churches. Visit the famous Wawel Dragon Cave, and the scenic Vistula embankment, and learn captivating stories about the Old Town. Gain fascinating insights into the history and culture of this city of UNESCO World Heritage sites from a knowledgeable guide.

Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

2. Krakow: Old Town Walking Tour

Krakow's Old Town is one of the most famous places in Europe and even the world. The best way to seize the history and all highlights of Krakow is to do it with professional licensed city guide. A traditional walk along the Royal Route, through the Old Town, the University district up to the Wawel Hill towards the Castle of Polish kings. The tour guide will tell you about the most famous monuments - the Barbican, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, you will know the legends associated with St. Mary’s Trumpet Call, a knife on one of the old houses or the foundation of Cracow. This tour is a oportunity to seize Krakow's Old Town on your own conditions. 

Krakow: Private Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

3. Krakow: Private Old Town Highlights 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: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

4. Krakow: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's historic Old Town & New Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide during a 4-hour walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of Polish kings as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill.  Meet at Little Market Square and make your way to the main market square to admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica. Marvel at the decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall, where traveling merchants would meet to discuss business and barter their wares. Pass one of the world's oldest universities, Jagiellonian University. Continue to the architectural complex of Wawel Hill to discover centuries-old churches and beautiful Renaissance buildings, such as the royal residence of Wawel Castle. Look inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. People usually visit the Old Town of Krakow but overlook the new contemporary history which is even more interesting. During the tour, get to know the whole history of the city and have an opportunity to see how everyday life looks like. Become acquainted with the turbulent history of Poland and Krakow, from World War II and the Polish People's Republic to the present. Find out how Krakow has become the most modern city in Poland with numerous business centers and tourists. Opt for an extended 6-hour tour to include a visit to the beautiful Kazimierz district, a historic place full of life and significant for cultural growth in Krakow, well known for being Jewish district of Krakow. Nowadays it has become a hub for cultural life in the city, while maintaining its historical spirit. Your guide will tell you the history of this area, take you to its highlights, and also show you hidden gems known only by locals.

Krakow: 3-Hour Small Group Tour on E-Bike

5. Krakow: 3-Hour Small Group Tour on E-Bike

Krakow's quiet streets are perfect for bikes. Thanks to modern e-bikes, cruise effortlessly throughout the highlights of the Old town, the Jewish quarter and the Ghetto area. Assistance provided by electric motor will allow you to move faster and with less struggle. For more comfort, groups will be limited to 15 persons providing for better listening possibilities.  On this tour, you will see the real Krakow in a nutshell. All three most important districts - the Old Town, Jewish quarter and the WW II ghetto area - will be presented on a leisurely ride. Go through parks, bike lanes and quiet streets. You will not be on a Tour de Pologne - the route is easy, flat and good for all ages. There will also be a short brake for refreshments half way through the tour. You will see the main market square, the Jagiellonian University quarter, remnants of the city fortifications, leafy plant garden park and the scary Wawel Castle dragon. By the Vistula River boulevards, you will reach the former Jewish quarter with its quiet markets, synagogues and old streets. Finally, explore the sad Holocaust history in the former WW II Jewish ghetto and see the building of the former Oscar Schindler's factory. Tours will be provided by a local, well trained English-speaking guide who will show you the best local spots as well.

Krakow: Guided 2-Hour Old Town and Royal Route Segway Tour

6. Krakow: Guided 2-Hour Old Town and Royal Route Segway Tour

Take the chance to discover the Old Town district of Kraków, home to around six thousand historic sites and more than two million works of art. Riding a convenient Segway, you can explore its rich variety of historic architecture, including Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic buildings. You can marvel at Kraków's palaces, churches, theaters and mansions, all of which display a great variety of color, architectural details, stained glass, paintings, sculptures, and furnishings. Throughout the ages, Krakow's Royal Route has been followed by monarchs returning after victorious battles, bishops assuming office, envoys from foreign lands, and the funeral corteges of great Poles. Now you can follow this historic route on your own guided Segway tour.

Krakow: Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

7. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's history during this walking tour. Start with the top attraction in the city, the amazing Wawel Castle. First, have an opportunity to explore this fascinating castle from the outside, where you will see its most important points like defensive walls, Wawel Dragon, Wawel Cathedral and much more. Outside, your guide will treat you to information about this place and its history. After this introduction, step inside Castle Wawel which is even more impressive than its exterior. Explore the most important parts of the castle, including the royal staterooms. In addition to many precious monuments, the castle is also full of ancient paintings and stunning tapestries, which have been preserved from the interior's original decoration. Next, follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. Get to the Main Market Square to admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica. Marvel at the decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall, where traveling merchants would meet to discuss business and barter their wares. Finally, pass one of the world's oldest universities, Jagiellonian University, and go to the green oasis of Planty Park, built on the site of the medieval city walls.

Krakow: Private Sightseeing by Electric Car

8. Krakow: Private Sightseeing by Electric Car

Experience Krakow by electric car, available all year round. The electric cars are suitable for all types of weather, and are equipped with audio guide in 16 languages. Your tour will cover all of the most important sights in each district, and with an audio guide you will learn about Krakow's history and tradition. The itinerary is flexible, allowing you to adjust the tour to your needs. Throughout your tour, you will pass through and explore both Krakow Old Town and the Jewish Quarter (the former Ghetto). You can visit one or several districts, and mix them according to your interests. You can also list the sights you are particularly interested in beforehand to be sure that you visit them during your tour. A Krakow tour by electric car let's you see as much as possible, whilst also avoiding the tourist crowds. This offer includes not only a private tour with an electric car, but also direct door-to-door pick-up and drop off from your accommodation. The duration of your tour depends on the number of districts you are visiting, with approximately one hour per district required.

Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

9. Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

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: Main Square Night Walking Tour with Stories & Coffee

10. Krakow: Main Square Night Walking Tour with Stories & Coffee

Whether you have just arrived to Krakow and want to orientate yourself in the city, or want to experience its beauty when the sun goes down, this tour will give you what you are looking for. Your tour guide will show you the most beautiful and interesting places and monuments in the city and tell you about the hidden stories behind them. You will learn old secrets, tales of alchemists, vampires, witches and kings. Meeting point We will meet you at the entrance to the Rynek Underground Museum, Rynek Główny 1, 31-042 Kraków. Sightseeing part I (~ 1h) A professional local guide will take you for the first part of the walk to the Florian Gate, the oldest gate in the city. The walk leads along romantic, mysterious and mystical streets, squares and alleys next to the catacombs, the bell for the dying and the only place where convicts could stop and light a candle. This is a particularly mystical part of the tour, during which you will have the opportunity to photograph non-obvious but beautiful places in Krakow that are known only to city residents. Then you will see the beautiful building of Slowacki Theater - a copy of the Garnier Opera in Paris, and the former medieval hospital of St. Roch which offered treatment to the poor. You will go through the Small Market Square where people were burned live in the Middle Ages for offences against God and counterfeiting coins, and finally you will reach the Main Market Square. Break for rest and a cup of delicious coffee (0.5h) You will rest while sipping a cup of coffee in a former medieval inn located near a prison and a torture chamber. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) You will discover the Main Square and all the most important monuments located there. You will also learn about the location of the bell for the dying, the lantern protecting Krakow from plague, the old cemeteries, the pillory and the martens. You will discover deeply hidden, sometimes dark, stories of Krakow and the mysterious places where the executioner announced the death of the condemned. Then you will go to the picturesque University Quarter with Collegium Maius, the oldest of the preserved university buildings, where the world famous Nicolaus Copernicus and John Paul II studied. Next, the walk will lead you along the Royal Route to the Wawel Castle. You will discover mysterious narrow streets and learn stories about alchemists, vampires, witches and kings that are known only to the Cracovians who live here. You will also have the opportunity to take unique photos. End of the tour You will end the tour on Kanonicza Street, the oldest street in the city, from where you will admire the wonderful view of the Wawel Castle. After the tour you may want to try one of the many atmospheric restaurants, recommended to you by your guide, to enjoy a delicious dinner and experience the magical atmosphere of the city. The next morning you may join our company on another tour.

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What people are saying about Royal Route, Krakow

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 173 reviews

An excellent tour that would suit people who are really interested in the history of Krakow. We did the tour with two young children aged 10 and 7 were not too interested in the history detail but enjoyed their time on the segways which were easy to use. Wrap up warm in winter - gloves a necessity!

frankly we had a good time with the guide was on time I'm happy to share this beautiful day we visited old town with lots of info on the history of Krakow and each monument I recommend it 100% despite the weather we managed to do 2 full hours thank you very much

English speaking tour guide, training on Segway before tour, very good value for money.

Had a brilliant time well worth doing! Thankyou!! Will be back in the summer

If you want to learn about the history of krakow then this your is for you