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Krakow city tours

Cracow City Tours.

This page helps you to make decision how to spend your precious time in Krakow. You have a list of tours below. See suggestions and decide.

My name is Anita.

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1 option: Krakow 3 h. 

  • Wawel Hill with Wawel Cathedral [ticket: 23 PLN]
  • Wawel Royal Castle (from the yard)
  • then Royal Route … Narrow, intersecting streets of Krakow and picturesque window decorations as well as deep green of trees and vegetation
  • Jagiellonian University [from the yard]
  • Main Market Square
  • st. Mary’s Basilica [entry ticket: 15 PLN]
  • Cloth Hall – Sukiennice
  • The Barbican fortification
  • Defensive walls

2 option: The Royal Castle 2 h visit

  • Royal State Rooms at the Wawel Castle. The visit should be booked in advanced. Private or group visit. English-speaking guide:  PLN. Other languages on request. Tickets: 49 PLN per person.
  • Private Royal Apartments at the Wawel Royal Castle. The visit should be booked in advanced. Visiting in groups of max. 10 persons. Reservation: 150 PLN. Tickets: 49 PLN per person.

3 option: around Main Market Square 3 h

  • Jagiellonian University museum 1 h visit [entry ticket: 15 PLN per person]
  • Painting of Leonardo da Vinci ‘Lady with Ermine’ is on a display of new open Czartoryski Museum. [entry ticket 65 PLN per person]
  • Underground Museum of the Main Square 1,5 h [entry ticket 38 PLN per person]

4 option: Krakow visiting and Famous Stained Glass Museum 4 h 

  • Wawel Cathedral [*23 PLN]
  • Wawel Castle ​from the courtyard
  • Famous Stained Glass Museum visiting​ [*150 PLN]​
  • Main Market Square (Rynek Glówny in Kraków)
  • st.Mary’s Basilica [*15 PLN]
  • Cloth Hall – Sukiennice – National Gallery [*35 PLN]
  • *the price of entry tickets per person

5 option: Visiting Grand Theater in Krakow (Słowacki theatre)

We cordially invite you to visit the Theater with a guide who will present you the wonderful history of the Theater and people associated with it. You will discover the secrets of the stage on which contemporary dramaturgy, modern staging, stage design and acting took shape in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Decorative platforms in the lobby, a magnificent foyer, a beautiful chandelier and the famous curtain painted by Henryk Siemiradzki are just some of the attractions waiting for you during your visit.
⇒Price of the tour › 450 PLN  (group of max 10 people). ⇒Duration › 1 hour

6 option: Krakow visiting: 4 squares, 3 districts and Vistula river.  4-5 h visit

Walking this route, you will see Krakow with all its most important monuments. Quite like a standard route, but… not exactly. We will go through different streets, generally not known to the tourists. You will discover “hidden” Krakow visiting its picturesque, charming corners, filled with quiet, cozy cafes. The walls and buildings which remember old times of richness and gold. You will hear stories from the past: political position of Poland in the world, Poles’ connection with the major houses in Europe, dark times of the occupation, independence and the II World War, communism and “V” – “Victory”, the symbol of Freedom. You will experience the history, and nothing will be left out. That’s our promise. And while meeting with the past, you will visit the most beautiful districts of Krakow: The Old Town, Jewish District Kazimierz and Podgorze – with the remnants of ghetto …  And after that, we will have a coffee by Vistula river and see the charming Bridge of the Lovers. Feel invited!

Advantages of the tour:

  • 3 districts in one tour: the Old Town of Krakow.  Kazimierz district – its Jewish and Christian part.  Podgorze district – the former ghetto in Krakow.
  • 4 squares of Krakow. The square is  the most important part of the city and a center of its life.
  • The most important parts of Krakow on this tour.
  • Interesting objects.
  • You will experience Krakow as a city of many cultures.
  • I strongly recommend Krakow visiting at late evening, especially during spring, summer and the beginning of autumn.
  • And if you need to have a rest during the tour, do not worry – we will stop for a coffee brake at a place of your choice. The place which you like it.

The plan of the tour is as follows:

  • Main Square: The Cloth Hall [Sukiennice] and St. Mary’s church [ticket 15 PLN]
  • Jagiellonian University, Collegium Maius
  • Wawel Hill with Castle and a Cathedral [ticket 23 PLN]
  • Szeroka street – Remuh Synagogue with old Jewish cemetery [ticket 15 PLN], the Old Synagogue and more …
  • New Square, called the Jewish Place.
  • Joseph street and the yard from “The Schindler List”.
  • Wolnica Square – the Christian part of Kazimierz.
  • The Bridge of the Lovers and Vistula river.
  • Coffee or lunch time … and then, we can go on … If you want 🙂

Additional tours:

  • New re-Open Czartoryski museum with Leonardo da Vinci & Rembrandt paintings (45 PLN p.p)
  • Underground Main Square. Duration 1 h; English-speaking guide: 350 PLN, tickets: 38 PLN/per person
  • National Gallery XIXc. paintings. Duration 1 h, English-speaking guide: 350 PLN,  tickets: 35 PLN
  • Royal State Rooms at the Wawel Castle. The visit should be booked in advanced. 1 h visiting in groups of max. 30 persons. English-speaking guide: 350 PLN. Other languages on request. Tickets: 50 PLN per person
  • Private Royal Apartments at the Wawel Royal Castle. The visit should be booked in advanced. 1h visiting in groups of max. 10 persons. reservation fee: 200 PLN. Tickets: 45 PLN per person
  • Armory and Treasury. The visit should be booked in advanced. 1h visiting in groups of max. 30 persons.  English-speaking guide: 300 PLN. Other languages on request. Tickets: 50+20 PLN per person

Wawel Hill available until 5:30 pm

MONDAY 9:30 am−1 pm free admission − pick up a free admission ticket (at the ticket window)
The Lost Wawel last entry 12:30 pm
Wawel Recovered last entry 12:30 pm
State Rooms last entry 12:00 pm
Jacob Mertens and Painting in Krakow around 1600 last entry 12:00 pm admission: regular 5 PLN, reduced 3 PLN free – with valid ticket to the State Rooms
TUESDAY 9:30 am−2 pm
State Rooms last entry: Tuesday 1 pm / Wed.-Sun. 4 pm
admission: regular 35 PLN, reduced 25 PLN
Royal Private Apartments last entry: Tuesday 1 pm / Wed.-Sun. 4 pm
admission: regular 30 PLN, reduced 20 PLN
Crown Treasury last entry: Tuesday 1 pm / Wed.-Sun. 4 pm
admission: regular 35 PLN, reduced 25 PLN
The Armoury last entry: Tuesday 1:30 pm / Wed.-Sun. 4:30 pm
admission: regular 20 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
The Lost Wawel Wednesday–Sunday; individual entry times
admission: regular 15 PLN, reduced 10 PLN
Jacob Mertens and Painting in Krakow around 1600 last entry: Tuesday 1 pm / Wed.-Sun. 4 pm
admission: regular 5 PLN, reduced 3 PLN free – with valid ticket to the State Rooms
Wawel: The Most Precious guided tour, Tuesday–Sunday; individual entry times
admission: regular 100 PLN, reduced 80 PLN

The number of tickets available every day is limited.

Ojcow National Park, 20 km from Krakow city center.

Departure from Cracow, the trip consists: Bedkowska Valley + Wierzchowska Cave + Pradnik Valley

Visit the Wierzchowska Upper Cave with an English-speaking local guide (about 1h):
Wierzchowska Cave is the most beautiful Jurassic cave of the complex of 11 caves and tunnels, which total length is 1000 m, with magnificence and richness of solutional forms. The cave was inhabited by the glacial animals (cave bears, hyenas and other) and man – especially during the Neolithic Era. Nowadays, this is a living place of bats (mainly lesser horseshoe bats) and cave spiders meta menardi. These two animals can be seen while visiting the cave. Nearby the Wierzchowska Cave (about 300 m) there is the Mammoth Cave, which is worth visiting as well.
The  bus  stops  nearby the Wierzchowska Cave, then you go few hundred meters by foot.
♣Bedkowska Valley:
Bus ride from Wierzchowska Cave to Bedkowice village. Then, a foot trip to Bedkowska Valley and a walk through the  most interesting part of the valley (monadnocks, The Szum Waterfall) to the Bedkowska Gate, located on the North part of the valley. Trail length: 3 km. Bus ride to the Pradnik Valley (Ojcow National Park)
♣Pradnik Valley:
Bus stop in Czajowice village and foot trip down the Chelmowa Hill slope, then a pass through the valley to Ojcow village. I recommend to climb the Jonaszowka Hill – there is an excellent view on the valley and interesting monadnocks on the slopes of the hill.  In  Ojcow  village,  you can  see  original  summer resorts  and a  park  from  a  second  part  of  19th  century,  when  there  had  been  a health resort (Park Zdrojowy and the hotels), and the ruins of the Casimir Castle, a gothic fortress of the  Eagle  Nests  Trail (Polish: Szlak Orlich Gniazd). Length of the pass through Pradnik Valley: 3 km.
Pieskowa  Skala,  where  we  can  see  St. Joseph  Chapel  “On water”, traditional in Podzamcze village, and a limestone monadnock called Maczuga Herkulesa (“The cudgel of Hercules”). In Pieskowa Skala – visiting the courtyard and the bulwark of the castle. End of the trip and return to Krakow. Duration of the trip: 7-8 hours.  During  all  the  trip you  will  be  accompanied  by  a  local  Jurrasic  English-speaking  licensed  guide.
Additional info and a price list:
  • Guide service in Polish or English (licensed Jurrasic guide) ~~ 850 PLN 
  • Other  languages  on  request  (different price).  To  book a tour in other languages contact me.
  • Visiting Wierzchowska Cave with the internal English-speaking guide: 25/20 PLN/person (entrance tickets)
  • Ojcow Castle (entrance tickets): 2/3 PLN/person.
  • Transportation service paid extra.

Pradnik Valley (Ojcow National Park) The trip includes only the routes of The Ojcow National Park – it is a more comprehensive visit than one presented above.

  • A walk from Krakowska Gate to Ojcow village, then bus ride to Pieskowa Skala.
  • In Ojcow, you can visit one of the Jurassic caves.
  • Lokietek Cave – the longest cave of The Ojcow National Park. According to the legend, it was a hiding place of king Wladyslaw Lokietek during the fights for a throne.
  • Ciemna Cave (Dark Cave) – a place of many archeological discoveries. Both caves are interesting examples of karst formations, where you can see stalactites, stalagmites and other drippings formed in many different shapes.
  • You can also visit former health resort hotel “Pod Lokietkiem” with its bio-geological exhibition about the geology and wildlife of the valley and the influence of man’s activity on this area. Besides that, we will also pass between Ojcow and Krakowska Gate, visit the ruins of Casimir Castle in Ojcow, see the St. Joseph Chapel “On water” and the castle in Pieskowa Skala.
  • Duration of the trip: 6-7 hours.
  • During all the trip you will be accompanied by a local Jurrasic English-speaking licensed guide.
Additional info and a price list:
  • Guide service in Polish or English (licensed Jurrasic guide):  ~~ 850 PLN
  • Other languages on request (different price). To book a tour in other languages, contact me.
  • Visiting Lokietek Cave: 30/15 PLN/person (entrance tickets)
  • Visiting Ciemna Cave: 30/15 PLN/person (entrance tickets)
  • Ojcow Castle (entrance tickets): 2/3 PLN/person
  • bio-geological exhibition: 20 PLN/person (booking in anticipation)
  • Transportation service extra paid.

Wooden Architecture Route

The tour we especially recommend after visiting Krakow, Salt Mine, and Auschwitz. When you have visited the popular places of Lesser Poland and a time for relax comes, we especially recommend you this tour. You would detach yourself from the bustle and noise of the city. You can go and see the curiosities of the Pieniny mountains within one day which needn’t to be hasty at all. Recently, we went into Pieniny in person to check the route, attractions and Lesser Polish cuisine thoroughly. We have prepared a plan we publish here. We have checked all places in person with regard to services, quality, interests and practicality.

An all-day trip itinerary:
►8.00 am: departure from Krakow [on a minibus of varied size, air-conditioned and comfortable.
►about 10:00 am: sightseeing of the St. Michael the Archangel’s church in Debno [30 minutes]: a 14th-century church built without using nails which were a scarce and expensive commodity… but we will tell you the whole story when we get there… let’s go further.
►11:00 am: Ship cruise [40/50 PLN / person] from a harbour in Czorsztyn village [Pieniny National Park] across the Czorsztyńskie Lake, to the Niedzica castle
►11:30 am: Niedzica Castle – we will see the chambers of the castle that guarded the Dunajec border for many years [entry ticket to the Castle: 25/19 PLN] and a dam across the Dunajec river.
►1:30 – 3:30 pm: rafting on the Dunajec River [Pieniny National Park][ticket: 150 PLN/adult, 120 PLN/child]
Caution! Dress appropriately, put on some suntan lotion, take proper shoes, a sun hat and a raincoat in case.
►3:30 pm: Szczawnica village – dinner at a reliable restaurant [recommended meal: trout, potatoes, salads] or at a regional inn not far away from Szczawnica, where you would find peace and good food.
►6:00/7:00 pm: return to Krakow.

We propose 2 tour types:
⇒With a tour guide who is a walking repository of knowledge and would tell interesting stories… [more expensive version]
⇒You would be cared for by the driver/leader of the group. [cheaper version]

►Rafting season lasts from 1 April till 31 October every day except for two church holidays: Corpus Christi and the first day of Easter.
Szczawnica – total route’s length: app. 18 km, the time of the rafting route: app. 2 hours 15 min.

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