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Old Town Kraków Private Tour

  • Professional guide with expert knowledge of Polish history
  • Walk the same streets as Copernicus as you explore the Old Town on foot
  • Small group size ensures personalized experience
Old Town Kraków Private Tour
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Old Town Kraków Private Tour
Dating back to the Middle Ages, Krakow’s Old Town is one the most historic, charming, and best preserved in all of Europe. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has been home to legendary figures like Copernicus and John Paul II. This private tour gives an overview of the Old Town’s past, filled with glory and tremendous tragedy, and will help you see an enduring space with new eyes.
What to Expect

Stunning, magnificent, romantic, charming, fun, friendly and most of all cute… there are countless words to describe Kraków, but none of them entire show its spirit. Old Town Kraków Private Tour is walk around a city that hasn’t changed much from the Middle Ages to find out why it was included on the first ever UNESCO Heritage List! It all begins long time ago… (Yes, it’s like a fairy-tale, and we will guide you through it: sometimes joyful, sometimes sorrowful.)

We will journey through the city’s legendary beginnings and its development in the Middle Ages. We will show you where to look to find the city at the height of its power and glory in the 15th and 16th centuries where its streets were walked by Copernicus himself and the city was the capital of the biggest country in Europe, sometimes called United States of Europe.

These were the times when the streets of Kraków were like the streets of London or New York today: reverberating with sounds of many different languages, colorful with clothes and exotic goods, and teeming with people from all around the world.

The city itself hasn’t changed much since those days. When Kraków experienced times of collapse and decline, there simply was no money to introduce big changes and necessary improvements. So Kraków remained as it was at that time: small, cute, and a bit provincial.

The city experienced its decline in the 17th and 18th centuries, but rose like a phoenix from the ashes in the 19th century. Then, cultural life flourished and the city was full of artists such as Jan Matejko and Stanisław Wyspiański.

From the 19th century, we just have to take a small step forward to enter the city’s darkest hour: when the Main Market Square had its name changed to Adolf Hitler Platz. It was also during this time that Kraków became the home of a young man who later changed the fate of Poland. His name was Karol Wojtyła, better known as John Paul II.

Like every story, Kraków’s story should have a happy ending, right? And today’s city will surely provide one! Be ready to watch, touch, listen, smell and taste. You will definitely need all of your senses to discover Kraków!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing guide

Maciek/magic was a really nice guide, funny and interesting. Definitely recommend for other travellers wanting to learn about the history and some fun facts and stories about the city

Thank Emilie T
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great walk with Anya

Walking through the Jewish Quarter with Anya was one of the best ways I could have spent my last day in Krakow. She was quite knowledgeable and told us stories about the many different landmarks and synagogues around Kazimierz and the ghetto. I'd reccommend to...More

Thank Jaxon S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic introduction to Krakow

Went on a tour of old town today with Yola, who was very knowledgeable, interesting and added humour to a fantastic tour. Would thoroughly recommend as the start to a visit to Krakow, learnt so much and Yola gave good recommendations on what is worth...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent way to see the sights

This is a great tour! We did the old town and the Jewish quarter walking tours on different days. The tour guides are polite, knowledgable and very informative. Free tour with the option of tipping at the end.

Thank jwillis985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great and informative Krakow walking tours with Jerry (Pawel)

We did both the Old Town Krakow and the Jewish Quarter tours with Jerry. He was very informative and entertaining (and also accommodating) for helping us find our lunch restaurant. I highly recommend these tours to get a great overview of the areas!! And a...More

Thank BonnyMarek
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