Private tour by a local guide in the most beautiful sites of Krakow
This is the "Highlights of Krakow tour" :-) But never in a hurry, that's for sure! We will take a leisurely walk around the Old Town to see the most beautiful sites of Krakow's Old Town.
You will see the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church, the district of the oldest Polish university and the former seat of Polish kings on the Wawel Hill.
In general the tour follows so-called Royal Route which retraces the path followed by Polish kings heading for their Residence on the Wawel Hill. It runs across the most magnificent sites of Krakow's Old Town.
The tour starts in the vicinity of medieval city walls - St. Florian's Gate and Barbican, it leads you to the Main Market Square, one the biggest medieval squares in Europe. That's where you can admire the landmarks of Krakow - former center of textile trade - the Cloth Hall, the Town Hall Tower and the most important church of the city - St. Mary's Basilica.
Then the route takes you along the oldest Krakow's streets: through the university district and Grodzka and Kanonicza Streets. It ends up on the Wawel Hill - former Polish Kings' Residence. It's good to spend a while on the hill to see the royal tombs in the Cathedral and courtyard of the Castle of rare beauty.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
It's a walking tour as you're not allowed to drive your car in the historical centre of Krakow.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 zlotys - This is the cost of entrance tickets to churches, museums etc. (but it can be decided during the tour wheather you wish to visit these places or not)
I do not have a license to give tours inside of Wieliczka Salt Mine nor inside of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (they have their own local guides).
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Alicja is a charming guide with a substantial knowledge of Kraków's history and best places to visit. We really enjoyed our tour and recommend her highly. Flawless English! Thanks Alicja