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Private tour guide Barbara

Barbara B.

Kraków, Poland

Hi, I am Barbara and I welcome you to Krakow! To begin with my master's degree in history, earned at the most prestigious and oldest in Poland, the Jagiellonian University, gives me an unique position to be a real professional with deep historical knowledge.

As a native Cracovian who has lived in the city for my entire life, I witnessed all important, sometimes history shaping events that took place here. Suffice to say I saw riots and tanks on the streets during the martial law in early 80', I saw the first visit of Pope John Paul II to still communistic homeland, which gathered millions, I witnessed the collapse of the system at the end of 80'. I also remember less profound but still important events like awarding of Nobel prizes firstly to Milosz and then to Szymborska or the making of Schindler's List by Steven Spilberg.

Consequently as a guide, I usually share my memories with the tourists and as a trained historian I put those memories into wider context. With this way of storytelling I am trying to create more vivid and interesting image of my city in the minds of my clients and, most of all, to help them better understand the complex Polish history.

The most important thing is that I love this job and I am passionate about Kraków. Krakow truly gives the opportunity to show the city from different perspectives - as a historical capital of Poland, artistic and cultural center, city of literature, or just the place where locals live their life with their joys and sorrows.

I will be happy to share my knowledge and passion with you.

A Recent Review of this guide

Very nice tour with a great route through the city. Hits all the right places with good insight. Kraków has dedicated bike lanes for a majority of the ride so even a novice bike rider will do ok. Traffic is very giving to the pedestrians and bikes. Have fun.
Colin Campbell

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Licensed Kraków City Guide (ID no. PM/12/07)
Licensed Tour Leader (ID no. PW/144/10)
Licensed guide in Schindler's Factory Museum
Licensed guide in the Wawel Royal Castle Museum
Licensed guide in State Museum at Majdanek Concentration Camp (ID no. 014/2019/Pz)


I am not a licensed guide and I don't guide in Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.
I am not a licensed guide and I don't guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine.

My car can fit up to 3 people. It is a comfortable Honda Accord VII.

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