Krakow is a cosmopolitan city, seen by many as country’s cultural and spiritual capital. Krakow is home to one of the most beautiful monuments in Poland. UNESCO World Heritage-listed Krakow Old Town, former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz and Renaissance Royal Caste at Wawel Hill are Krakow highlights. But there is a lot more to see in Krakow. Districts that are located further from Krakow city centre, such as Nowa Huta, are also very worth exploring.
Krakow city guide on your private tour
KrakowDirect offers a private guided city tour in a van. This option will allow you to visit every single one of Krakow’s landmarks so you would not miss anything during your sightseeing. We offer door-to-door service, private, modern Mercedes Benz van and English speaking driver at your disposal. We will pick you up from your hotel and take care of your day. You can visit one district or combine a few options and see more. After the tour, we will drop you off directly to your hotel or anywhere else in the city centre.
On your tour you can have a licensed Krakow city guide. We can arrange a guide for you in any available language. Please notify us in advance, if you wish to book a licensed Krakow city guide. There is also a possibility for our friendly, English speaking driver to take the role of your guide. Our drivers are very well familiar with Krakow history, tradition and landmarks and can tell you all about it.
There is no limitation regarding the amount of people on your city tour. However, if you wish to have a licensed guide then please bear in mind that one car accommodates seven people. So if travelling in a larger group, please contact us to arrange larger van or coach.
City tours Krakow Old Town, Kazimierz, Ghetto and Nowa Huta
Our standard city tours Krakow include Old Town, Kazimierz and Podgorze with Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. In Krakow Old town you can see the largest of all medieval Market Squares in Europe, unique Cloth Hall where merchants gathered to trade the most exotic products, centuries-old churches with magnificent interiors, narrow cobbled streets with rows of colourful townhouses along them. You can take a break in one of many intimate cafes or on a bench in Planty park that surrounds the Old Town.
Then, our driver takes you to foothills of the Wawel Royal Castle – the cradle of Polish state. The Renaissance royal residence spreads across the Wawel Hill, where accordingly to the legend, a frightful Wawel Dragon lived. From the Castle you can see another of our city tours Krakow district – former Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz.
Once the most vibrant Jewish culture hub in this part of Europe is now a sleepy district, where real treasures of Jewish tradition are hidden. Numerous cafes and restaurants in Kazimierz cultivate the original Jewish culture. Also synagogues in Kazimierz are worth visiting. All of them were destroyed during World War II, but in recent years were restored to their former glory and serve either as prayer houses or exhibition spaces that provide information about the history of Jews in Poland. Following traces of Jewish history, you can visit Podgorze district, where ghetto was located between 1941 and 1943.
The most popular on our private van city tours Krakow district is Nowa Huta. What is now a district of Krakow was once supposed to be a communist dream come true. Built in the 1950s, this city was a Stalinist utopia that eventually failed to meet its purpose. It is now a sad reminder of the communist era but also an interesting example of a coherent and utilitarian urban concept with socialist realism architecture.
Private tour in a van with KrakowDirect
Apart from our standard routes, we also organise thematic routes. If you wish to learn for example about traces of life of John Paul II in Krakow or Krakow Gothic architecture, please contact us. We are open for suggestions and make every effort to meet your expectations.
Book our tour by private van with Krakow city guide special KrakowDirect offer and take advantage of Krakow sightseeing in a comfortable vehicle. With KrakowDirect you will not miss anything of what is worth to see in Krakow.