Old Town Kraków

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Short Description
Our main tour of Krakow, which will take you through the thousand-year history of the former capital of Poland and show you the most important sights - the Main Square, St. Florian's Gate, Collegium Maius, Collegium Novum, the Pope's Window and Wawel Castle.
Total time
2h 30min
English, Spanish, German, Polish, Ukrainian (check the booking calendar for availability)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Between St. Florian's Gate and the Barbican - look for the guide with the yellow umbrellaGo to map
Ending point
Wawel Castle
Additional info
♿️Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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Kraków’s Old Town survived the Second World War, so you’re able to feel the ambiance of the days when it used to be the capital of Europe’s largest country. Come join us for a tour around a city that hasn’t changed much since the Middle Ages to find out why it was included on the first-ever UNESCO Heritage List!

We will show you where to look to find traces of the city in its heyday in the 15th and 16th centuries, when Copernicus himself walked these streets. These were the days when Kraków teemed with the sounds of many different languages, colourful clothing and exotic goods, and people from around the world who came here seeking their fortune. But the roller-coaster of history never missed the royal city, and its days of wealth and prosperity turned to times of collapse and decline. The most recent tragedy of World War II and the hopelessness of communism are something you can still feel roiling under the seemingly calm and peaceful surface of contemporary Kraków. It was also during this dark time that Kraków was home to a young man who later changed the fate of Poland and the world. His name was Karol Wojtyła, better known as Pope John Paul II. 

Like every good story, Kraków’s should have a happy ending, right? The city today will surely provide one! Join us and be ready to watch, touch, listen, smell and taste. You will definitely need all of your senses to discover Kraków!

On this 2h 30 minutes’ FREE Walkative! TOUR you will see:

  • medieval city walls and Barbican 

  • Main Market Square with Cloth Hall 

  • St Mary’s church with its famous trumpeter

  • Collegium Maius, the oldest building of the oldest university in Poland 

  • Archbishop Palace and “papal window” 

  • Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and Castle’s courtyard 

  • Wawel’s Dragon 

  • and much more…! 

After visiting the Old Town we recommend taking Jewish Kraków and World War II in Kraków free tours to understand Kraków’s history better!

Meeting Point
Between St. Florian's Gate and the Barbican - look for the guide with the yellow umbrella

Booking is obligatory. Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

Old Town Krakow

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 day ago

Amazing tour. Very informative and fun. Tomas was an amazing guide


Brilliant Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 day ago

We had an amazing tour with Maciek! He was so informative but also kept the tour really entertaining. The tour was so good they even if we had to pay €30 we still would do it again. This tour is an absolute bargain and we will certainly be recommending it to others as well as going on more walkative tours in the future.

Eilidh O’Connor

Amazing tour with Iza

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

The tour is well structured and flows smoothly from one location to another. Iza tells an interesting story, engages herself and the audience. Feels like you are walking with a friend. It was a great tour. I highly recommend


Fabulous private group tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

Exceptional group tour. The 10 of us all agreed Mat was wonderful- very informative, personable and open to lots of questions. Highly recommend.

Thank you so much

Flic Mourant

Learned a lot

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

Ania did a really good and informative tour. We learned a lot


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

Private tour