Wooden Architecture Route in southern Poland


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



German (basic), English (fluent)

Wooden jewels of Małopolska, private tour

The Wooden Architecture Route is one of the highlights of the Małopolska Region. It came to existence in 2001 to popularize knowledge and ephasize value of this very special legacy of folk culture that stood the test of time. It comprises of 251 highly interesting wooden buildings. Along the trail there are Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, tall bell towers, old-style manor and logged houses, heritage parks. The selection of places offered in this tour gives chance to admire charming, unique wooden objects, allows to explore more of the countryside regions and provides general view and understanding of the Polish history and heritage.

! Please note:
1. As your driver I am not able to talk to you much while driving because of safety reasons.
2. Eating and hot drinks are not allowed in the car for your safety and comfort of all.


Departure form Krakow in the morning.
•visit to 15th century church of St. Leonard in Lipnica Murowana (a UNESCO World's Heritage Site),
•16th century country-town architecture in Lipnica Murowana,
•17th century church in Gosprzydowa,
•sightseeing of one of the biggest open air museums in Poland - Ethnographic Park in Nowy Sącz and "Galicja" town reconstruction (open to the public in 2011),
•time for meal at a regional restaurant.
Return to Krakow in the afternoon.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from your hotel/apartment

End location: Your hotel/apartment

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Tour duration may be affected by traffic.


Van (opel zafira or vivaro, both air conditioned).

What’s Included

Other: transportation by car/van (air conditioned),
English speaking guide/driver.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 PLN - per person: entrances to visited sites (churches, open air museum 14 PLN/person), lunch, snacks, drinks, souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Tickets to all visited sites, snacks & drinks.


I am not a licensed guide neither at Auschwitz Museum nor at the Wieliczka Salt Mine and I cannot guide inside these sites myself.

A Recent Review of this tour

I spent a very enjoyable day with Grzegorz in the small towns & countryside east of Krakow. Greg is welcoming, engaging, knowledgeable, attentive, & just a very pleasant person to spend the day with. I was very grateful that he responded to a native New Yorker's interest in Krakow's tram network. Greg was also patient with my personal observations of comparisons to the northeast of Poland. He very ably & discreetly acted as my translator for a guided tour of a re-created Polish village. Fascinating tour.
Frank S.

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