Krakow Old Town
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Krakow: Underground Museum Tour

1. Krakow: Underground Museum Tour

Once the capital of Poland, Krakow boasts a rich history waiting to be discovered and the city’s Old Town has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list for over 40 years. Discover the secrets of this city on a 2-hour guided walking tour with a local expert guide and visit Krakow's underground museum hidden beneath the famous Market Square. Follow your guide through the underground corridors and listen to stories, tales and anecdotes about Krakow’s history and culture. Admire the museum's countless relics and items found by archeologists during some of the country’s most important excavations. Learn about Krakow’s history and what the city used to look like before modern developments changed its streets and buildings. At the end of the tour, visit the glass pyramid room of the museum and marvel at the view of St Mary’s Basilica.

Krakow: Underground Museum Visit & Old Town Private Tour

2. Krakow: Underground Museum Visit & Old Town Private Tour

Go beneath the surface of Krakow’s long and tangled history with a tour of the one-of-a-kind Underground Museum. Enjoy convenient skip-the-line entry and an exclusive private tour that allows you to avoid the crowds and enjoy the exhibition in a small intimate group. Reach the museum under Krakow's famous Market Square and follow your guide through underground corridors, learning about the countless relics and items uncovered by archeologists. Take advantage of the private tour setting to adjust the tempo and topics of the tour to your tastes. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of an earlier Krakow as you stroll through the city's original streets and cellars of buildings that no longer exist.  Then continue your private tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of Krakow. Admire the beauty of monumental Wawel Castle and the cozy Kazimierz District. Walk along the famous Royal Route from the Middle Ages and pass top sights like St. Mary's Basilica and Cloth Hall. Visit hidden gems with your guide that will make you feel like a local.

Archdiocesan Museum in Krakow

3. Archdiocesan Museum in Krakow

The Archdiocesan Museum in Krakow belongs to the authority of the metropolitan bishop of Krakow - Stanisalaw Dziwisz. It is situated at Kanonicza Street which is one of the oldest, most beautiful and magical streets in the city. The Archdiocesan Museum is proud to host dozens of collections of art and sacral works, including paintings, craftwork and sculptures. The goal of the museum is to display the permanent exhibition and make visitors familiar with the artistic legacy of the Krakow bishopric. The whole exhibition is arranged in rooms furnished with baroque furniture. The exhibition encompasses a total of approximately 600 works of art housed in 16 historic rooms.

Krakow: Biographical Museum of Jan Matejko Entrance

4. Krakow: Biographical Museum of Jan Matejko Entrance

Explore the life of Jan Matejko, a genius painter who brilliantly portraited Polish history. See paintings which uncovered what kings really looked like so the public could think of them as people. Find out about Poland's national painter. When visiting Matejko House, focus on amazing expositions and objects to better understand the history of his life and work, including everyday objects, furniture, memorabilia remaining from his relatives, collections of artistic craft, fabrics, weapons and ethnographic souvenirs. Enjoy this unusual opportunity to walk around his home and watch what his family's everyday life looked like.

Krakow: Historyland Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

5. 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, Wawel, and Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

6. Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this multi-stop Krakow tour. Visit the most important places in the Old Town in a comfortable, eco-friendly golf cart. Embark on a guided tour of Wawel Castel and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have an authentic Polish lunch.  Jump aboard a heated electric golf cart and listen to your audio guide as you see Planty Park with the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Drive through the Main Market Square with Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. Pass through the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard, the Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, a Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Stop at Wawel Royal Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle to start your guided tour. See the collections of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, gold, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Partake in a 2-course lunch. Head to the Salt Mine for a guided tour that includes an underground church. Experience the unique microclimate and see the Salt Mine Health Resort.

From Warsaw: Krakow and Schindler's Factory Full-Day Trip

7. From Warsaw: Krakow and Schindler's Factory Full-Day Trip

Explore Krakow, one of the most important attractions on the tourist map of Poland and visited by several million tourists from around the world every year. Learn about the history of the city during the Second World War and the Jewish population from your local guide. Walk through Kazimierz, a multicultural district full of life with many charming cafes, art studios, and cultural events. Begin your trip by visiting the historic Old Town in Krakow. See the delightful main square, Floriańska Street, and slowly make your way to Wawel Hill to see the medieval castle and panoramic views over the city. From there, head to Kazimierz to see the Jewish quarter. When World War II broke out the Jewish community here constituted for over 25% of Krakow’s population. Enjoy a tasty lunch here at one of the many cozy cafes. Finally, visit the museum located in the former factory of Oskar Schindler, who saved over 1,000 people from being sent to extermination camps during the war. Return back to Warsaw, where your professional guide will be happy to answer any of your unanswered questions and recommend good places to eat and drink.

Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

8. Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

Tour Krakow's old town in an eco-friendly electric golf cart. Discover the grandeur of Krakow's royal past on a tour of the Wawel State Rooms and Cathedral. Go below the Main Square to see excavations from the middle ages. Hop aboard a heated golf cart and travel to the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Explore Planty Park, which has the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Drive through the Main Market Square where you can spot Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. See the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard. Listen to your audio guide as you pass the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, a13th-century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and a Papal Window. Disembark the golf cart at Wawel Royal Castle for a guided tour of the ornate State Rooms where kings and queens once entertained royal guests. Follow your guide to the Wawel Cathedral to see a mixture of architectural and artistic styles that have been used to adorn this royal burial site. Rejuvenate yourself with a delectable 2-course Polish lunch. Go 4-meters underground to the Market Square Underground Museum to uncover what the city was like in the Middle Ages.

Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

9. Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

See the oldest historical areas in Krakow with an electric golf cart tour. Discover more about the Old Town and the Kazimierz district with an audio guide. Stop at the Schindler's Factory Museum for a guided tour.  Be picked up by your driver and head to the Main Market Square. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which is surrounded by the greenery of Planty park. Drive through narrow streets past temples, universities, and old stone houses. Marvel at Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill. Continue to the picturesque streets of Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow. See over 20 monuments and learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Finally, be dropped off at Schindler's Factory Museum for a guided tour. Experience an interactive exhibition on one of the most famous stories from the Nazi occupation and find out more about the fate of Krakow during this dark time.

Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

10. Krakow: Old Town, Wawel, and Underground Museum with Lunch

Visit the most important places in Krakow's Old Town with a group golf cart tour. Learn about these sites with an audio guide. Tour Wawel Castle and the Market Square Underground Museum with a local guide. Have a nice 2-course meal. Hop aboard a heated golf cart and travel to the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Explore Planty Park, which has the remains of medieval walls and the Krakow Barbican. Drive through the Main Market Square where you can spot the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. See the Latin Quarter with the Collegium Maius courtyard. Listen to your audio guide as you pass the Baroque 17th-century Church of St. Anne, the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Florian’s Church, the 13th-century Gothic Franciscan Monastery, and the Papal Window. Stop at Wawel Royal Castle for a guided tour of the State Rooms and Cathedral before having a delectable Polish lunch. Go 4-meters underground to the Market Square Underground Museum and find out what the city was like in the Middle Ages.

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What people are saying about Krakow Old Town

Overall experience: 9/10. The service was amazing: Ella (our English tour guide) was very helpful and funny; the whole trip went very well and we learned so many things about the concentration camps thanks to the lovely and enthusiastic tour guides. Overall there was nothing to complain about the trip, minus 1 because of the duration for lunch break was quite short.

Excellent tour guide! Top class! Kamil Rozanski… very passionate about his job and very knowledgeable. Have done this tour before, but Kamil was a super guide. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

Tour Guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau was fantastic and very informative. Think her name was Sylvie or Sylvia. Never felt that she was rushing us and always took the time to answer any questions.

Great tour which really opens your eyes to the atrocities that took place. Very professionally run excursion

Excellent tour guide, great service, would recommend to anyone