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Discover the iconic monuments and local haunts of Krakow on this walking tour filled with Polish heritage, culture and artistry. From medieval squares to royal castles and age-old markets filled with culinary treats, Krakow is a living history book just waiting to be read! See the sights and taste the flavours of Krakow on this Urban Adventure through time.
- Take panoramic photos from the top of Wawel Hill
- Uncover Polish history at the Royal Castle and Cathedral
- See where beloved Pope John Paul II attended university
- Visit the largest medieval square in Europe
- Snack on some ‘obwarzanek’ – a traditional bread that has come to symbolise Krakow
Tour style:Heritage & History, Walking, Local Life & Culture
English speaking guide, entrances fees as indicated, Polish typical snack ‘obwarzanek’
Meals and drinks, transport (which is not necessary), items of personal nature, tips or gratuities for guides
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Pickup location:
The Father Adam Studzinski's Square in front of St. Giles church (at the end of Grodzka Street towards Wawel Castle)
- Pickup Time: 9.00 AM
- Drop off location:
Main Market Square.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Krakow Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
As we visit some Catholic churches, we recommend clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Polish climate is moderate, but because the weather changes it is good to have an umbrella and something warm with you just in case.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and atmospheric enclaves of one of Europe’s most intriguing cities on this revealing Urban Adventure through the streets of Krakow. Join a local English-speaking guide and start the tour with a short walk to the top of Wawel Hill. This is a fantastic place to take scenic snapshots, as the views of Krakow are impressive when seen from here – so don’t forget your camera!
Continue the adventure by walking to the Royal Palace and Cathedral nearby. This is where elaborate coronations of Polish kings took place for centuries. Learn a little about the history of these buildings before moving on to satisfy your stomach! Stop and buy a typical Polish snack called ‘obwarzanek’. This doughy treat is sometimes referred to as a symbol of Krakow, so why not order in Polish after receiving some Polish language tips from your leader? Continue on to the historic Collegium Maius, where Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II once studied. Listen to stories of Copernicus, who went on to become one of the world’s most influential scientists and astronomers.
Continue the walk by strolling to what could be considered the real heart of Krakow – Rynek Glowny (Grand Square). This medieval square is the perfect place to observe local life in action, as people wander through the market, sip coffee and mingle. Next, visit St Mary’s Basilica and admire the ancient, wooden altar crafted in the Gothic style many years ago by Weit Stoss. Finish the tour by listening to the unforgettable sounds of the traditional bugle call, which is played each hour by a local trumpeter. This haunting melody has come to be the signature tune of Krakow and is a fitting finale to this adventure through one of Poland’s oldest and most loved cities.
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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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