Krakow Grand Tour - small group walking tour

3h
10 AM
en
Plac Szczepański 8

  • English speaking local guide
  • Small group 
  • Comprehensive sightseeing
  • Old Town and Jewish District

About

First time in Krakow? You know that there is so much to see but you simply don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered! We created our Grand tour for show you the very essence of Krakow. Just enjoy the beautiful walk around Old Town and Jewish Quarter and let us guide you through hand-picked spots in Krakow. Take advantage of participating in the small group - you will get personal attention of the guide who will be glad to answer all your questions.

Itinerary

Meeting Point
The tour starts at 10 am from Discover Cracow Visitors Center Plac Szczepański 8 - our consultants will tell you where to wait for your guide
The tour
A professional English speaking guide takes you for 3-hour tour that covers Old Town and Jewish Quarter
A snack
During the tour there will be a break to enjoy the traditional Polish pretzel - Obwarzanek
Ending point
The tour finishes beneath the Wawel Castle where you can attend the corresponding attraction - Wawel Castle guided tour

Interesting Facts

A little bit of Old Town

Our guide will meet and greet you in our Tourist Information Office at Plac Szczepanski, a 2-minute walk from the Main Market Square of Krakow. From there, you will walk through the Planty Gardens, the majestic Barbican and St. Florian's Gate. Via Florianska St. you will continue the tour to the Main Market Square, where you will listen to the legends about the St. Mary's Basilica, see the Cloth Hall, St. Adalbert's Church and the Town Hall Tower with the head of Eros Bendato beneath. 

Upon leaving the Main Market Square, you will proceed towards the University district where we will view the buildings of the Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius (the oldest academic building in Poland) and Collegium Novum (the rector's office) and hear the stories about WWII. You will then follow the footsteps of Pope John Paul II, one of our greatest countrymen. 

 A little bit of Jewish Quarter

Continuing our tour you will view Kazimierz, once a former city, today one of the districts of Krakow. With its interesting heritage, it is one of the most attractive places to see. Thanks to hundreds of centuries of mixed Polish and Jewish history, Kazimierz is a district where anybody can feel unique. You will see the synagogues and cemetery and hear all about them; their history as well as legends. 

From the Jewish Town, you will continue to Corpus Christi Church - a gothic temple with a baroque interior. From Kazimierz you will walk back to the Old Town, ending our tour beneath the Wawel Castle, the royal residence of Polish princes and kings since the 10th century. There you can take a short break and follow us up the Wawel Hill, where our next tour starts!

Important Info

  • Please wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking, and also take an umbrella or a raincoat with you in case of bad weather
  • You can use the break time to talk to the guide and ask them your questions
  • The minimum number of participants is 1 and the maximum is 20

  • If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the activity - you will get a full refund
  • If you cancel within 1 hour before the activity starts or you do not show up - a refund is not due
  • Groups of 15 people and more are obliged to cancel the booking at least two days prior the tour to get a full refund
  • Participants should take an umbrella or a raincoat on rainy or snowy days
  • To get a student discount students must have a student ID card during the tour and show it to the DiscoverCracow representative when asked

Faq

Do I need to print out my voucher?

No, you don’t need to. The tour guide will have your name on the list and you can present your voucher on your phone or any other mobile device.

What if it rains or snows?

The tour takes place irrespective of the weather conditions - it is a part of the "Polish experience”, isn’t it? :) And also please be mindful that you can cancel your booking up to an hour before the tour starts.

Can I be picked up from my hotel?

Unfortunately, the tour does not include hotel pickup. It starts from one fixed spot everyday at 10:00 AM.

What tour can I take to learn even more about the city?

If you were interested in the Old Town part of the tour, you can continue your sightseeing at Wawel Castle guided tour where you will learn about the history of the Castle and Polish Royals. If The Jewish Quarter and history of WWII got your attention - we highly recommend the Schindler Factory guided tour. You will discover the details of Krakow during the war and the story of Oscar Schindler. Btw, did you watch "Schindler’s List”?