7. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour
Join us on a historical and cultural tour of Wroclaw, “The Venice of the North.” With an abundance of watercourses and islands, and amazing architectural monuments, Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. Explore Old Town highlights and see how many dwarfs you can find! The 2-hour tour will start under the Small Iglica spire at the charming Solny Square, lined with colorful old tenement houses. You will stroll around the medieval Market Square to see the notable residences such as the Griffin House, House Under the Golden Crown and the House Under the Golden Deer. See the iconic Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall and Pillory (Pregierz), which was used for punishment by public humiliation during the Middle Ages. The historic Old Town boasts fascinating history and legends, such as the one of the holding hands of the Hansel and Gretel Houses. Your knowledgeable Private Guide will help you find some of the dozens of adorable copper dwarves spread throughout the city, and share tips on the best local restaurants, clubs and bars. You will see the towering 14th century Gothic St Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic parish then explore the narrow alleys of the District of Four Denominations. The tour will continue along the scenic Oder River and end at the main building of Wroclaw University, known for its stunning Baroque Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Choose the 3-hour option to learn even more about the city! Admie the amazing views across the Oder River, such as Tamka Island and Piaskowa Island, and see architectural monuments like the Cathedral of St. Vincent and St. James and the 20th century Market Hall. Explore the hidden gems of Slowacki Park, such as the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, the ruins of Bastion Ceglarski, which marks fragments of the old city fortifications. The highlight of this tour will be visiting the 12th century Church and Monastery of St Adalbert to admire its elegant Gothic architecture and hear its fascinating history. Pick the 4-hour option to get a full experience of Wroclaw Old Town. During the extended route, your Private Guide will show you the oldest part of the city, Ostrow Tumski, also known as the Cathedral Island. Here, you will find a plethora of medieval landmarks, monasteries and churches. See the iconic Tumski Bridge, Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St. Bartholomew, Archbishop's Palace and step inside the monumental Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The Cathedral is one of the most iconic symbols of the city, with stunning chapels and phenomenal views from its tower. Fall in love with the beautiful skyline of Wroclaw!