The Royal Route - The old town and the Wawel Hill
This walking tour is the best way to start with as it shows the main part of the historical town of Kraków.
It starts at St. Florian's Gate and Barbican that is the part of the mediaeval city walls. It is located in the northern part of the old town. Then it goes through St. Florian's street to the Main Market Square with the St. Mary's church famous for the bugle call and the main altar. There are also some other buildings there, including the Cloth Hall, and the tower of the town hall; the University district - with Collegium Maius its oldest building; the bishop's palace famous for its former inhabitant John Paul II; Franciscan Church, Grodzka Street, Kanonicza Street up to the Wawel Hill - the main residence of the polish kings till 17th century.
This tour is called the Royal Route because every king of Poland entering Kraków had to follow this trace.
The tour starts near the Barbican and St, Florian's gate - the remining part of the city walls, then we go along Floriańsk street to the Main market Square. This is the biggest market Square in Europe. Then we go to the University district and through the Planty to see the Episcopal Palace and Franciscan Church. Both greatly connected with John Paul II. Then we go Grodzka Street and kanonicza Street to the Wawel Hill - the former residance of the Polish kings.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up from your hotel,hostel, apartment or any location suitable for you in the sourroundings of the old town.
End location: I can drop you off in your hotel, hostel,apartment or in any other places convenient for you.
Duration: 3 hours
walking tour/it is possible to use a car or van ( extra charged)please ask for details
the tour guide service, information about local restaurants and other attractions
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 PLN - The tickets to the cathedral and st.Mary's Church
tickets to the churches and museums, the use of a car or van
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Anna is an exceptionally good guide . She is very knowledgeable and easy to understand . Anna is thoughtful and kind and I much enjoyed my time with her .I would certainly use her again and recommend her to my friends Peter Jenks