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Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

1. Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

Indulge your ears with the sounds of Chopin’s piano music, and experience one of the most important elements of culture. Appreciate the genius of Poland’s best-known composer in the unique atmosphere of Krakow's Market Square. Attend a special concert dedicated to Frederic Chopin, an icon of Polish and European music and a piano virtuoso in his own right, and listen to his most famous piano pieces performed by talented young pianists. Concerts are held in the Chopin Concert Hall, decorated with Gothic architectural elements. Listen to nocturnes, mazurkas, and polonaises, in which Chopin expressed his feeling of longing for his homeland. The combination of atmospheric interior and excellent music will provide an unforgettable experience, and not just for music aficionados.

Krakow: Pub, Bar & Club Crawl

2. Krakow: Pub, Bar & Club Crawl

Begin your bar crawl at 9:45 PM in the Old Town in front of St Mary's Church and Hard Rock Cafe. Meet your party host and get acquainted with the rest of your group. Arrive at the first bar where from 10 PM to 11 PM you can enjoy access to unlimited beer, rum, gin, vodka, shots, and mixers. Play lots of drinking games like flip cup, beer pong, and drinking Jenga. A professional photographer will capture all of the amusement. Then, set off to visit 3 of  Krakow's best bars, pubs, and clubs. At each venue, receive free entry and a free welcome shot. Arrive at the final club at 2 AM where you can take advantage of VIP entry so you won't have to wait in line.

Krakow: Folk Show & 3-Course Dinner at Jama Michalika Café

3. Krakow: Folk Show & 3-Course Dinner at Jama Michalika Café

Begin your evening at Michalik's Cave in central Krakow. Once a bustling hub for the city’s bohemian crowd, you'll see that the venue has preserved its artsy atmosphere, as you sit among paintings and caricatures of Krakow artists, writers and journalists. Relax and enjoy as the concert and dance performance begins. Learn about Polish traditions and folklore as you watch performers dressed in regional costumes tell their stories through dance and folk music. If you feel like getting up on your feet, you’ll be invited to join in with the dancing, too. Afterward, savor a 3-course dinner of traditional Polish fare amid the lively atmosphere. With appetites sated, your dinner show will conclude after the meal. 

Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

4. Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your city tour around Krakow in an electric car with an audio guide in your language. You will visit Old Town, Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarter, former ghetto, and Schindler's Factory. Your tour will take 1.5 hours, and during your tour, you can listen to information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments in your choice of 28 languages. One car can take up to 7 people on board. In case of more people, there are next car available. The roof is panoramic, so you will be able to see the monuments clearly. During good weather the car will be open, but in case of rain, you can use transparent curtains so as to still see your surroundings.

Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

5. Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

Embark on a guided segway tour of Kraków and learn about its golden age. Learn about its role as a major city on the trade path from the far east and its importance as a hub of Polish culture and history as you pass sites such as the Barbican armory, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Castle. Use your Segway to see the Barbican armory, the original leftovers of a big defensive wall that used to surround the whole city. Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it and complete it with immortal legends and stories. Take a minute to admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church and the enormity of the Royal Wawel Castle. Continue along the Wisła riverside to take some great pictures with the legendary, fire-spitting Wawel dragon before ending your fun and informative tour.

Krakow: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Old Town

6. Krakow: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Old Town

Maximize your enjoyment of the idyllic city of Krakow, as you discover its beautiful architecture while experiencing the excitement of a Segway tour. Have memorable fun with family and friends while admiring the many charming sights the city has to offer, from the market squares of the Old Town to the Jewish Quarter. See the highlights at speed as you cruise along the Royal Route, and marvel at the Wawel Royal Castle. Enjoy the ride as you take a whirlwind tour of 4 churches. Visit the famous Wawel Dragon Cave, and the scenic Vistula embankment, and learn captivating stories about the Old Town. Gain fascinating insights into the history and culture of this city of UNESCO World Heritage sites from a knowledgeable guide.

Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

7. Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day on an eco-friendly electric buggy city tour. Learn about the city's colorful history from your local guide as you glide through the city's iconic neighborhoods and past its main landmarks. See Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarters, and the former Jewish Ghetto all from the comfort of your e-buggy. Embark on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric buggy through the charming streets of Krakow. Visit the city's three most historical districts with ease and comfort. First, make your way to the Old Town to see the enchanting Wawel Royal Castle towering over the city and the Vistula River, the Barbican with its fortified turrets and walls, impressive churches, and a number of other historical buildings. Next, head to the city's historic Jewish quarter with its breathtaking array of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and the historical buildings of the former city of Kazimierz. Marvel at the trendy shops, bars, and galleries that now line these streets. Finally, ride to the remains of the former Jewish ghetto's walls and main square before ending your tour at Schindler's Factory Museum. Here, if the option has been selected, visit the museum at your own pace, unguided, with pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets. After an hour in the museum, be picked up and brought back to the original starting point of the tour. Alternatively, if you don't visit the museum, be dropped off immediately after the tour ends at the original starting point of the tour.

From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

8. From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

Visit one of Poland's top tourist attractions on a guided tour from Krakow to the small ancient village of Zalipie. Get maximum convenience out of your trip with pickup and drop-off from Krakow. After pickup at your hotel in Krakow, make your way to Zalipie in southeastern Poland with your driver who is also your tour leader. Once there, take a guided tour to find out more about the history and tradition of the village.  Explore the colorful village renowned for the decoration of its houses, featuring cheerful paintings on the walls and stoves, crepe-paper flowers, and paper-cut designs. Visit the Homestead of Felicja Curylowa Museum (inside), the former home of the most famous practitioner of the folk art the village is known for. Then, discover a small shop with unique handmade souvenirs. Afterward, get driven back to Krakow for drop-off at your hotel.

Krakow: 3-Hour Guided Old Town Tour

9. Krakow: 3-Hour Guided Old Town Tour

Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, Krakow was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe, and most of the city’s opulent design remains untarnished by history. Discover its unique charm for yourself along a 3-hour group walking tour.  Visit the largest market square in medieval Europe, the oldest functional university building in the world, an ancient souvenir shop, a well-preserved medieval altar and much more.  With an expert guide by your side, traverse one of the most Instagrammable routes in all of Poland. See St. Mary's Basilica, the city's quaint Old Town, and the majestic Wawel Royal Castle. Learn about the fascinating history of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you go.

Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

10. Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

Spend an authentic day in Krakow after a well-planned route through the city. Instead of showing the most popular Old Town with the main market square that everyone can, this is a special trip by electric golf car. Discover the most important and suggestive monuments surrounding the Old Town, Kazimierz (Christian part with churches and Jewish part with synagogues), the Jewish ghetto from the Second World War and Oskar Schindler's Factory. Explore the most famous churches, synagogues and monuments. Explore less popular but beautiful streets, where you will feel the true climate of the district. On the tour you can try the most famous Zapiekanki (open-faced sandwich) on Plac Nowy. To reminisce about the trip for a long time, be photographed at the most interesting points. If your English is not very good, don’t worry - you have the opportunity to hear the history of the monuments from the installed audio system in your language.

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What people are saying about Krakow Old Town

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This was my first time riding a segway and oh boy was it enjoyable! It didn't take very long to get the hang of. Within a few minutes, I felt like a pro. Arthur was a great host who's passionate of Krakow and its history.

Great connection between the musicians - violinist and accordion player. Very lively and upbeat concert!

Really enjoyable tour. Guide was very friendly it was the best way to do the tour on a hot day

Really enjoyed the tour around the City on the segway tour. Fantastic morning

Brilliant. Tour guide was fantastic both me and my daughter loved it xx