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
Language
English, Spanish, German, Polish, Ukrainian (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„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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About

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 RULES
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.


Great guide who gave us brilliant introduction to the city

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 weeks ago

For anyone who has not been to Krakow before we would highly recommend this very enjoyable tour of the old town. Full of interesting facts and very engaging.

Hazel Weston

Excellent

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 weeks ago

Big TOM was excellent. An historian that made the tour very interesting and funny. I would highly recommend.

We enjoyed him so much that we decided to take another tour with him. (Which was also very enjoyable)

Judith Milstein

Very informative

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 weeks ago

Highly recommend tour of Old Town Krakow with the tour guide Veronica. She is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Was a pleasure to tour with her.

Edith Gavriely

Old Town with Big Tom

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 weeks ago

Had a great tour of the old town with Big Tom today. His knowledge of the history is unsurpassed (he studied history at university) and was delivered in a very interesting way with plenty of humour. We learnt loads !

Chris and Sue Redfearn

Perfect tour with Natalia

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 weeks ago

We booked the Free Walkative Tour of Krakow and were lucky to be guided by Natalia. Her infinite knowledge about this town was impressive and she never tired of answering our questions. Thank you very much! Highly recommended tour!

Katharina


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