Krakow Walking Tour

Krakow walking tour around the biggest polish Main Square.
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Krakow walking tours with professional guide

Seen by many as country’s cultural capital, Krakow is by far Poland’s best-known and most-visited city. UNESCO World Heritage-listed Krakow Old Town and former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz rank among the best preserved sites in Europe. Home to Central Europe’s second oldest university – an object of national pride – as well as a bustling cultural, academic and business centre, Krakow has a lot to offer.

One of the best ways to feel city’s atmosphere is to take a stroll along its cobbled streets. Our professional city guide will provide you with valuable insights into the city’s history and culture as well as major places of interest.

What is more, if for some reasons, you prefer not to walk we have an alternative for you. Comfortable, adjusted to tourists electric cars will take you to the chosen destination. Visitors can also choose among variety of languages of audio- guide. For more information please check our offer here Krakow city tours by electric car.

Our Recommendations (available districts)

A standard walking tour with a Krakow guide covers the following districts. The exact route is likely to be planned and discussed on the spot. It is also possible to visit two, three or four districts. In addition, we offer tailor-made tours to meet our clients’ individual tastes. We also offer a variety of thematic routes e.g. John Paul II in Krakow, Krakow Secession, Krakow Jews, Krakow Saints, Legendary Krakow, etc. Please contact us for more information.

Krakow Old Town
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Highlights: Royal Route, Main Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall, University Quarter, city walls, Planty Park, Wawel Castle and Cathedral
Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Highlights: synagogues, narrow cobbled streets of former Jewish Quarter, Gothic churches, oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, “Schindler’s List” original locations
Ghetto (Podgorze)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Highlights: former Jewish ghetto, former Plaszow forced labour and concentration camp, Krakow Fortress, Krakus Mound, Vistula River embankments
Schindler’s factory
  • Duration: 1.5 hour, including visit at the museum
  • Highlights: museum in Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, “Schindler’s List” original locations
Nowa Huta
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Highlights: socialist-realist architecture, Cistercian Abbey, Wanda Mound,  Lord’s Ark Church, Nowa Huta Cross, Stylowa Restaurant, Steel Plant

 

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Seen by many as country’s cultural and spiritual capital, Krakow is by far Poland’s best-known and most-visited city. UNESCO World Heritage-listed Krakow Old Town as well as former Jewish quarter Kazimierz rank among the best preserved sites in Europe. With Krakow walking tour you have a unique opportunity to discover every hidden treasure of this ancient capital of Poland.

Krakow guided tours

Our offer includes private, licensed Krakow guide and your own choice of Krakow walking tour. You can choose from one-hour long Kazimierz walking tour or Ghetto walking tour around Podgorze district. A little longer, Schindler’s walking tour takes up to 1.5 hour. It includes a visit in Schindler’s Factory museum. Krakow Old Town walking tour lasts for about 2 hours. Also Nowa Huta walking tour takes around 2 hours. You can combine available walking tours freely.

Our professional Krakow guide will tell you all about Krakow highlights and provide you information about Krakow history and tradition. Our guides will not bore you with facts and unnecessary information. Instead, they tell stories that allow you to understand Krakow’s history better through its many landmarks.

You can book your Krakow walking tour with 1-2 days in advance. We are able to reserve a guide in standard language (e.g. English, German, French, Spanish) on short notice. However, in high season it is advisable to book your walking tour Krakow guide earlier. You should also book Krakow guided tours in less-popular languages (e.g. Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Japanese) with at least a few days in advance.

Krakow guided tours are available all year round. We suggest to avoid booking a Krakow walking tour during public holidays in Poland. Many churches or museums are closed on holidays, should you wish to visit one. Usually our Krakow walking tour starts at 10 a.m. but it is up to you to set the time. The only limitation is guide availability.

There are also good news for those, who prefer to ride rather than walk. It will save your time and definitely will be more comfortable, independently from whimsical polish weather. If it suits you, check our Krakow city tours by electric car.

Krakow Old Town and other districts in city centre

Although we provide itineraries for our Krakow guided tours, you can consult your route with our Krakow guide on the spot. Our Krakow guided tours are dedicated only to sightseeing. It is also possible to reserve time to visit a museum or a gallery. However, please bear in mind that this is optional and requires extending your Krakow walking tour for additional cost. Also Krakow walking tour offer does not include tickets or entry fees if applicable.

Krakow Old Town is a number one pick for Krakow guided tours. Our Krakow Old Town tours cover the most important sights, such as Main Market Square, Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica. You will follow the Royal Route, used for centuries by monarchs and national heroes for celebratory parades, and on to the royal castle on the Wawel Hill. On your way you will see University Quarter with Collegium Maius, the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University. At the end, you have a chance to take a relaxing stroll down the Planty park, that encircles the whole Krakow Old Town.

Jewish Krakow

Another popular option for Krakow guided tours is a walking tour around former Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz. This sleepy neighbourhood was once a separate city and a vibrant Jewish culture centre. It was destroyed during World War II and after being left neglected for many years, it has recently welcomed visitors again. It is the heart of Krakow bohemian life. During your Krakow walking tour in Kazimierz you visit one of the most interesting districts in Krakow. Our Krakow guide will show you places that tell more than a thousand words about Jewish heritage in today’s Krakow.

If Jewish history particularly interests you, choose also Krakow walking tour in Podgorze. In this district, Nazi authorities located Jewish ghetto between 1941 and 1943. During this tour our Krakow guide will show you the only remnants of ghetto walls. You will also see the Eagle Pharmacy, which was run by the only Pole living in the ghetto. You can combine this Krakow walking tour with a visit to Schindler’s Factory – museum dedicated to a man who saved more than a thousand Jewish lives. Other highlights include former Plaszow concentration camp and the so-called Krakus Mound.

Nowa Huta walking tour

One of the most interesting Krakow guided tour is a Krakow walking tour in Nowa Huta. This option is a real journey back to the communist era in Poland. This built in the 1950s socialist realist city was to become an ideal proletarian city. It was an alternative to old, cultural, academic Krakow. With our Krakow guide, you will discover the sad story behind what was supposed to be a communist paradise. But political history aside, Nowa Huta is a very interesting urban concept and its architecture is noteworthy. The city was never finished, but what was accomplished is a very modern, utilitarian city. Nowadays many solutions implemented while designing Nowa Huta serve their purpose as a comfortable environment for every day life.

Walking tour Krakow

There are no limitations regarding the age of participants of Krakow walking tour. However, you should remember that you need to be able to walk for the duration of the whole tour. It is possible to book our Krakow walking tour for up to 30-35 people. For people with mobility problems we suggest our Krakow tours by electric car.

Krakow walking tour with KrakowDirect is a guarantee of satisfying, interesting and fun Krakow guided tours. Every Krakow guide that cooperates with our company is a passionate person that loves working with people. Krakow guided tours with KrakowDirect gained recognition as the best way to discover Krakow.