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Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise

1. Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your walking tour with a wander to the city's market square where you can admire the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Next, you will visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church, where you can see the famous copper dwarfs, as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. You will then pass by the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University, and can learn more about the students of Wrocław as you pass by Fencer's Fountain. You will continue on to the former Matthias School and its Baroque garden, before seeing the old Market Hall and Wrocław Cathedral. You can admire Cathedral Island from the Odra river, and enjoy the views from the bridge as you stroll along the promenade. The short walking tour will end with a cruise on the river Oder on a passenger ship. You will sail for 50 minutes towards the zoo, before returning back to the port. The ship includes a bar, three decks for passengers, and one deck with sun lounges. Onboard you can enjoy beer, wine, coffee, as well as various sweet goods. During the cruise, you can admire beautiful views along the Oder River. You will pass Cathedral Island, the Grunwaldzki Bridge, the National Museum, the Water Towers, and Wrocław Zoo. Your guide will also inform you on the inland waterway transport system, as well as various monuments as you pass them. Your trip will then end at the marina in the city center.

Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

2. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as well as many other churches and cloisters that lend the area an extraordinarily spiritual atmosphere. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions of where to go from here to complete your exploration of the city.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Mysterious Walking Night Tour

3. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Mysterious Walking Night Tour

After meeting with your guide at the tour meeting point, your tour will begin. Starting at dusk, you will begin your thrill-seeking walk through the mysterious streets and squares of the city. You will tour Wroclaw's Old Town, which in the past had a rather bad reputation. Plundering, murder and debauchery were commonplace for the inhabitants of this area in the past. The biggest moral scandals, secrets of the city, reports from police chronicles and terrible stories and anecdotes await you on this night tour. With every step you will discover more and more about the dark side of the Oder metropolis. From the flower market, to the Jewish Quarter and to Liebich's height. Towards the conclusion of the tour, you will head in the direction of Cathedral Island, before your tour ends at the pier with a viewpoint over the cathedral.

Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

4. Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

Hop on a well-maintained and stylish bike for a guided three-hour tour of Wroclaw. Avoid tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic while benefiting from the knowledge of an informative guide.  During this tour you will be able to admire the impressive baroque architecture of Wroclaw's Old Town, which was carefully reconstructed following WWII, check out Ostrow Tumski or Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city, and visit Centennial Hall, an architectural masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Besides these sites, your tour will take you to the Main Square, Old Town Promenade, Jatki, Spiż monument of animals for slaughter, Old City Prison, University of Wroclaw, Swordsman Monument, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Polish Hills, Grunwaldzki Square, Zwierzyniecki Bridge, Wroclaw Zoo, Japanese Garden, Iglica, Szczytnicki Park, the National Museum, the House of Old Stock Exchange, and the Salt Market.

Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

5. Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

Discover the historic city of Wroclaw with its dark sides, secrets, and long-forgotten stories from the past. Start the tour at the market square and learn the history of the altar houses and the huge globe monument. Find out where the mysterious tunnel under the market leads. See the salt market then head towards the Cathedral Island, overlooking the beautiful, old Wroclaw University. On the way, your guide will answer all of your burning questions about the many statues and monuments that you pass. Learn about the German occupation of the city, when the town was named Breslau. Hear stories about Hitler's impact in the city, the history of WWII, and what happened to the 60 German monuments at the end of the war. From the pier, admire the beautiful view of Cathedral Island and its architectural masterpieces. Visit some of the most beautiful Gothic buildings and churches in the city. At the end of the tour cross over the Lessingbrücke and walk along the Oder Promenade. The tour ends at the Witches Bridge and the Maria Magdalena Church where you will find out about the many crimes that took place there.  

Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

6. Odra River Cruise: Wroclaw Old Town, Ostrow Tumski Island

Begin your journey with a transfer from you hotel to Kardynalska Harbour. Placed in a picturesque corner of Wroclaw city, the harbour hides within the neighbourhood of the Zoological Garden and the Centennial Hall. Cruise along the Odra River to admire the breathtaking panorama of the Old Town and beautiful city bridges. Enjoy stunning views of the Grunwaldzki suspension bridge from the second biggest river in Poland. During your cruise you will be taken on a journey to see lots of famous monuments, such as Szczytniki lock, Pressure Tower and Ostrow Tumski Island - the oldest part of Wroclaw. You will also learn from your knowledgeable guide about the city’s history and legends gone by. After the tour you will be transferred back to reach your hotel.

Wrocław: Jewish Heritage and History Private Tour

7. Wrocław: Jewish Heritage and History Private Tour

Begin your tour in the Market Square of Wrocław's Old Town. Admire the beautiful old Jewish department stores elegantly constructed in the Art Nouveau style as you take a stroll through the district. Stop at the Barash Department Store. This gorgeous business built in 1904 and located within a building called “Phoenix,” stands as the crown jewel of the Old Town. Along the way, stop and pause at the “Stolpersteine” or stones in the pavement that commemorate the victims of the Nazi regime. Journey to ul. Meadow, the street where the largest synagogue in Na Wygonie once stood. The synagogue there was once a significant place of worship for the Reform Judaism movement. Members of this sect mitigated certain religious restrictions, allowing them to achieve an active public life in German society, while at the same time maintaining their religious devotion. Tragically, the synagogue was destroyed during the Kristallnacht in 1938. Explore the Jewish Quarter and see the former Jewish Theater as well as the Ghetto Heroes' Memorial in Plac Bohaterów Getta. Enter the courtyard of the White Stork Synagogue. Many concerts and exhibitions take place at this important center of Jewish culture. Next door is the Little Synagogue which surrounded on three sides by the offices of the Wrocław Jewish Community. Your tour ends in the Jewish Quarter, where if you choose, you can have lunch at one of the neighborhoods many Jewish restaurants for an additional 12€.

Wroclaw Private Old Town Guided Walking Tour

8. Wroclaw Private Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Discover the ancient city of Wroclaw on this guided walking tour of Old Town. Over the centuries, the city has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, the Austrian Empire, Prussia, and Germany and has been part of Poland since 1945 as a result of border changes after World War II. Begin the tour with a visit to the 13th-century cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located on Ostrow Tumski Island, the oldest part of the city. Cross the bridge over the Oder River and enter the Old Town to discover Wroclaw's University famous for Aula Leopoldina, a beautiful baroque hall. Then continue down medieval cobblestone streets that lead to the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe, surrounded by old tenement houses with the gothic Town Hall in the center.

Wroclaw: Full-Day Cultural Tour

9. Wroclaw: Full-Day Cultural Tour

You will start the tour on the market square, at the entrance to the restaurant Schweidnitzer Keller at the town hall. Then go around the market square, briefly visit the Elisabeth Church, which is free. Then go in the direction of the university. Take a short stop at the Fencing Fountain and visit the most beautiful Baroque halls of Wroclaw: Aula Leopoldina and Oratorio Marianum. If you wish, you can go to the viewing platform on the Mathematical Tower and admire the beautiful old town panorama. Then go to the cathedral island, past the old Matthias Gymnasium through the baroque garden, at the old town mart hall, through the sand bridge and then to the sand island. On the way you will see the beautiful panorama. Then you visit the cathedral island with numerous churches and the Wroclaw St. John's Cathedral. Then take the steamer from the Schifffsanlegestelle for 30 minutes to the Jahrhunderthalle. Here you will briefly visit the former exhibition and exhibition grounds at the famous Jahrhunderthalle. See also the "Pergola" with the multimedia water features, the Japanese Garden and, upon request, the four-Dome Pavilion. At the pergola you can also enjoy a small visit to the regional restaurant and enjoy the Polish cuisine with a view of the water features. Then go to the pier and take the boat back to the old town.

Wroclaw: Half-Day Old Town and Alternative City Tour

10. Wroclaw: Half-Day Old Town and Alternative City Tour

During the first part of the tour, see the most important buildings and places in the city center, including the Old Town Hall, the Market Square, the Salt Square, the Pillory, the Elizabeth Church, the Old Prison, the University’s main building, the Ossolinski National Library, the Market Hall and the oldest part of the city, the Cathedral Island. Get to know the rich and complicated history of the city and find out how Wroclaw has changed in the course of time. In the second part of this tour, visit the one and only Nadodrze District, full of places where many directors, including Steven Spielberg, made war movies, and street artists from all over the world created their works. Find out how the city council has been trying to change this neighborhood for the last years, and see the current state of gentrification. Compare the new with the old, hip pubs versus shops with cheap alcohol and one-armed bandits, young, well-educated people versus modest living retirees. This diverse mixture and these contrasts are the mark of Nadodrze. Today, Nadodrze is also well-known for small galleries run by young, local artists, crafts companies and projects of the social economy. Walk in this neighborhood until you're hungry. Nadodrze also offers one of the best bakeries and ice cream parlors in the city. 

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What people are saying about Old Town, Wroclaw

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Really interesting, with a very helpful and knowledgeable guide! With thanks to a local expert with fluent English, we got to apprecaite so much more than if we were self guided!

It was fantastic - the guide, Sean, was so knowledgable, patient with questions and overall an absolute delight! Cannot recommend highly enough

A great way to show the city to your friends, bikes are very good, guide Michał 15/10. Everything's a plus.

Super interesting, responds very well to individual questions, thank you for a great experience.

Sean was fantastic and very friendly. highly recommend tour of Wroclaw