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Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

1. Krakow: Old Town "Royal Route" Walking Tour

See the most important historical monuments registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on this unique route through the city. The name of the tour route refers to the formal entries of Polish Kings heading for their residence on the Wawel Hill.  Along this route, you'ill walk around the Old Town which is surrounded by the luscious green Planty park. Make your way to Main Market Square, the largest one in Europe, and see the gothic-style St. Mary Basilica and Cloth Hall. Every hour, near Basilica’s tower you can hear the bugle call.  Next, pass by Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland before visiting the castle and cathedral situated on Wawel Hill. Here, you can see the Wawel dragon breathing fire.

Krakow: Historical Old Town City Exploration Game

2. Krakow: Historical Old Town City Exploration Game

Lose yourself in the magic of Krakow as you visit some of the city's most iconic landmarks & secret treasures, such as St Florian’s Gate and Wawel Royal Castle. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about Rynek Glowny, the largest medieval square in Europe. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in just over 1 hour. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Krakow: Traditional Polish Folk Show with Private Transport

3. Krakow: Traditional Polish Folk Show with Private Transport

The restaurant Skansen Smaków is situated in the picturesque surroundings of the forest near Kryspinów lake just 10 km from the heart of the Krakow's Old Town. Skansen Smaków is made of round wooden logs by centuries-old traditional method and gives the feeling of being in a magical place with character. The garden restaurant invites you to spend time in the nature especially in the evenings with live folk music.  See the folk dances: cracovienne, polonaise, oberek and mazurka while learning about their origin. During the evening you will be invited to participate  through singing and dancing to the rhythm of lively polkas, pleasant waltzes and a popular play with embroidered handkerchiefs. Menu: Welcome drink with cherry brandy Soup: Krakow sour rye soup with egg and sausage Main course: Traditional Polish pork chop in golden breadcrumbs, baked potatoes with herbs Dessert: Home-made apple pie with vanilla ice cream Unlimited: Coffee, tea, water, fruit compote Wine, beer Regional cold buffet: Homemade bread, homemade lard, pickled cucumbers Board of meats, poultry jellies with vegetables, salad bowls Buffet with salads, regional cheeses, juicy fruit from polish orchards Regional warm buffet: Wine-cooked bigos (hunter's stew) Mix of dumplings Potato casserole with onions and sausage Grilled specialties Vegetarian meals are available on request.

Krakow: Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

4. Krakow: Wawel Castle & Old Town Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover the highlights of Krakow's history during this walking tour. Start with the top attraction in the city, the amazing Wawel Castle. First, have an opportunity to explore this fascinating castle from the outside, where you will see its most important points like defensive walls, Wawel Dragon, Wawel Cathedral and much more. Outside, your guide will treat you to information about this place and its history. After this introduction, step inside Castle Wawel which is even more impressive than its exterior. Explore the most important parts of the castle, including the royal staterooms. In addition to many precious monuments, the castle is also full of ancient paintings and stunning tapestries, which have been preserved from the interior's original decoration. Next, follow in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. Get to the Main Market Square to admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica. Marvel at the decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall, where traveling merchants would meet to discuss business and barter their wares. Finally, pass one of the world's oldest universities, Jagiellonian University, and go to the green oasis of Planty Park, built on the site of the medieval city walls.

Krakow Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

5. Krakow Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Krakow at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Krakow’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. You'll visit Town Hall Tower, the Krakow Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Florian’s Gate, the Kraków Barbican, Plac Szczepański, Saints Peter and Paul Church, Wawel Cathedral, Wawel Royal Castle, and Smok Wawelski, where the tour ends.

Krakow: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Guided Tour

6. Krakow: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Guided Tour

Explore the historic sites of Krakow in the company of a professional guide, and discover a city brimming with wonderful monuments and charming places. Tour the Old Town, and the fascinating neighborhoods of Podgórze or Kazimierz - the former Jewish district - and get an introduction to the rich history of the city. Each tour is set individually, leaving you to decide what to see. Go to the Barbican, the fortified outpost that was once connected to the city walls. Admire the imposing red brick St. Mary's Basilica, and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. Soak up the old market atmosphere of the Main Square, and admire the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, established in the 14th century. Walk to Wawel Hill to see the Royal Castle and Cathedral. Alternatively, explore the former Jewish districts of Kazimierz and Podgórze, location of the Jewish Ghetto and Schindler’s factory. Sites still standing include the Remuh Synagogue, completed in 1557, and the baroque Isaak Synagogue. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide an interesting commentary, along with advice on the best places to visit during the rest of your stay.

Krakow: Family Friendly Historical Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Family Friendly Historical Walking Tour

Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the highlights of Krakow with a family-friendly private guide. Swap boring historical facts for intriguing legends and fairy tales to keep your kids entertained at all times. Marvel at the monuments of Main Market Square in the historic Old Town, along with other landmarks such as St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Cathedral on Wawel Hill where the Kings of Poland set up residence in the 17th century. Try to defeat the legendary Wawel dragon to look inside his amazing cave. Hear about events from the Middle Ages and learn about the more recent history of the city along the way. Opt for the 3-hour tour option to check how actually confectioners are doing candies. Sugar artists will show you the art of hand-made sweets in their factory. After this, taste still warm candies and get them home. If you choose the 4-hours version, enter the Historyland. It’s very modern place where the history is shown in a unique way - by LEGO bricks! Let kids find themself in the heart of events and learn the history of Poland by models built from LEGO bricks and interactive solutions.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

8. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

Travel through Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary, and see such monuments as Planty park with the remains of medieval walls and the Barbican, the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, the Latin Quarter, the Church of St. Anna, the Academy of Fine Arts and St. Florian, a 13th Century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, the Papal Window, and Wawel's Royal Cathedral and Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city after the ride, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on cold days on a heated terrace with leather sofas. Admire the beautiful views from the observation deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen.

Krakow: Historyland Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

9. Krakow: Historyland Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

Visit Historyland in Krakow and learn about the history of Poland in a fun and unique way. In Historyland, history is shown through LEGO bricks. Walk through different LEGO brick models of a variety of events that took place in Poland. Look at Medieval brave knights fighting for their castles on battlefields. Find out interesting facts about the turbulent history of World War II. Use virtual reality goggles to travel over the monastery of Jasna Góra and play St. Mary’s trumpet call. Motion sensors control the light and weather displayed on the screen to create a fun experience. Young explorers can visit the games room where they can create LEGO models of towns and people.

Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

10. Krakow: Old Town Tour by Golf Cart and Vistula Cruise

See the most important tourist attractions of Krakow's Old Town during a ride in an eco-friendly and comfortable golf cart with audio commentary. Visit Planty Park with its medieval remains. Stop at Main Market Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, St Anna’s Church, and a Franciscan Monastery. Experience the Latin Quarter, and venture to the Wawel with the Royal Cathedral and the Royal Castle. Continue exploring the royal city, this time from aboard a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Enjoy the heated terrace, or try the observation deck on board to witness the views of Krakow from the water.

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