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Old Town Kraków Private Tour

  • Professional guide with expert knowledge of Polish history
  • Walk the same streets as Copernicus as you explore the Old Town on foot
  • Small group size ensures personalized experience
Old Town Kraków Private Tour
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Old Town Kraków Private Tour
USD 104.08
Dating back to the Middle Ages, Krakow’s Old Town is one the most historic, charming, and best preserved in all of Europe. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has been home to legendary figures like Copernicus and John Paul II. This private tour gives an overview of the Old Town’s past, filled with glory and tremendous tragedy, and will help you see an enduring space with new eyes.
What to Expect

Stunning, magnificent, romantic, charming, fun, friendly and most of all cute… there are countless words to describe Kraków, but none of them entire show its spirit. Old Town Kraków Private Tour is walk around a city that hasn’t changed much from the Middle Ages to find out why it was included on the first ever UNESCO Heritage List! It all begins long time ago… (Yes, it’s like a fairy-tale, and we will guide you through it: sometimes joyful, sometimes sorrowful.)

We will journey through the city’s legendary beginnings and its development in the Middle Ages. We will show you where to look to find the city at the height of its power and glory in the 15th and 16th centuries where its streets were walked by Copernicus himself and the city was the capital of the biggest country in Europe, sometimes called United States of Europe.

These were the times when the streets of Kraków were like the streets of London or New York today: reverberating with sounds of many different languages, colorful with clothes and exotic goods, and teeming with people from all around the world.

The city itself hasn’t changed much since those days. When Kraków experienced times of collapse and decline, there simply was no money to introduce big changes and necessary improvements. So Kraków remained as it was at that time: small, cute, and a bit provincial.

The city experienced its decline in the 17th and 18th centuries, but rose like a phoenix from the ashes in the 19th century. Then, cultural life flourished and the city was full of artists such as Jan Matejko and Stanisław Wyspiański.

From the 19th century, we just have to take a small step forward to enter the city’s darkest hour: when the Main Market Square had its name changed to Adolf Hitler Platz. It was also during this time that Kraków became the home of a young man who later changed the fate of Poland. His name was Karol Wojtyła, better known as John Paul II.

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

Reviews (196)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Walking Tour of Old Town Krakow

Ania was absolutely amazing !!! So intelligent and informative with a perfect blend of humour. Her passion for her subject was wonderful to watch making it equally exciting to learn from.

Thank Companion723250
Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent Old Town tour

Never done these tours but can certainly recommend. Ania our guide was excellent. She was so knowledgeable and very interesting and showed a great love for the city. We would certainly have done other tours if we had been staying longer!

Thank Bluesapphire1972
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Brilliant intro into Kraków and Poland!

We did this on our first day in Kraków, having looked at tripadvisor reviews and seeing how popular the walks were. We went on an English tour, and Michael was our tour guide. It really great, lots of information about the city and the building...More

Thank Steph B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Must take on first day!

Ane Marie - or the blonde girl, as she said we can call her, was a really nice guide and had a lot of stories to share with us and also jokes. I recommend this tour to anybody but I think that is better if...More

Thank Ovidiu B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Detailed history of this facinating city.

It was great to get a detailed history lesson on Krakow. Our guide was Jerry and he was obviously in love with this wonderful city and wanted to share its treasures with visitors.

Thank Demon22
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