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Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

1. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

Discover the beauty of Wroclaw during a 2-hour electric car tour. See many of the interesting sights and landmarks of the city in a convenient and comfortable way. The itinerary takes visitors to 30 of the most important monuments and attractions of the capital of Lower Silesia. Routes for the tour were prepared by licensed city tour guides and include places such as Saint Elisabeth Church, Jatki, the University of Wrocław, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Piasek Island, Piasek Bridge, Cathedral Island, Botanical Gardens, Saint Martin Church, and more. Commentary on board is available in multiple languages. The high-quality sound system in the electric car makes it possible to learn about the exciting history of the city in the language of your choice.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour of Old Town

2. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour of Old Town

Discover the sights of Wroclaw and wander the beautiful old town on this tour. Start at the Marketplace and visit the famous Piwnica Świdnicka restaurant, then head to the Old Town Hall of Wroclaw and to Pranger where you can see parts of the city that have existed since the Middle Ages. See the old city prison, the university, the famous Fontanna Szermierza fountain and the largest marketplace in the city – the Hala Targowa. Visit Wroclaw Cathedral and countless other architectural masterpieces from the 10th to 18th centuries. Learn more about the legends of the city's landmarks and wander along the promenade back to the marketplace.

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

4. 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: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

5. Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

Discover Wroclaw, a city with more than a thousand years of history, which has changed its name more than thirty times. Throughout the centuries the city was under the Polish, Bohemian, Habsburg and German authorities. This tour provides an overview of Wroclaw, which can serve as an encouragement for you to explore the city on your own. This tour is a classic itself and at the same time a solid introduction to the city. During this tour you get the chance to see the most important buildings and places in the city center – 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. These places will help you get to know the rich and complicated history of the city and find out how Wroclaw has changed in the course of time.

Wroclaw: University Baroque Tour

6. Wroclaw: University Baroque Tour

In 1702, Emperor Leopold I, King of Bohemia, created a university in Wroclaw as a School of Philosophy and Catholic Theology. It was a time of a so-called counter-reformation, launched by the Catholic church to gain believers that had converted to Protestantism a century earlier. In this “fight for souls,” architecture and art played a very important role. The aim of this tour is to explore one of most precious edifices from the Austrian period - the University of Wroclaw. Admire the grand Baroque ceremonial hall, which hugs the banks of the River Odra, and was named after the school's founder, Aula Leopoldina. Get panoramic city views from the Mathematical Tower.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour by Electric Car

7. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour by Electric Car

Drive through Wroclaw in an electric car and discover the history and attractions of the city in a comfortable and environmentally friendly way. Start the tour at the Market Square, one of the largest flower markets of Wroclaw. First, explore the area surrounding the marketplace, starting with the Jewish quarter with the White Stork Synagogue, then continue on to St. Elizabeth’s Church, home of the famous Wroclaw dwarfs and the large butchers’ stalls with a copper monument to the animals. See the old city jail and the University of Wroclaw with the Fencer Fountain. Learn more about the Wroclaw students before continuing on to the Monastery of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. Admire the Matthias High School and Wroclaw Pier, which is the perfect starting point for a boat or gondola ride on the Oder River. Explore Cathedral Island and visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, where you can see the Baroque Chapel of St. Elizabeth and the Elector’s Chapel. Drive over the Peace Bridge and take a look at Grunwaldzki Bridge and the Water Tower. Afterwards, see the Iglica, which represents the landmark of the city together with the Centennial Hall. At the Pergola, find a multimedia fountain with water displays late into the night. Then, head back along the Oder promenade, passing by Gondola’s Bay and the National Museum. Drive along Szewska Street to St. Mary Magdalene Church and hear the legend of the Poor Sinner Bell and the Witches’ Bridge. Head down Świdnicka Street and past Wroclaw Opera to return back to the marketplace.

Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

8. Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

Get to know Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia, on a 3-hour walking tour that introduces you to its history and culture. Explore the most beautiful and noteworthy monuments of Wroclaw, starting in Market Square (Rynek) where the unique beauty of the late gothic City Hall is truly worth seeing. Strolling through the medieval streets, come across the university campus where the main assembly hall is a striking example of beautiful Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times. The tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere.

Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

9. Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

Meet your guide, choose your scooter and get a brief induction before you begin your tour. Pick up your helmet and your audio system, and start your fascinating journey. Head to Nowy Targ Square and enjoy an introduction to Wroclaw History. Ride to see the buildings of the Panorama of Raclavice, its huge panoramic painting, and Nationa Museum. Take a chance to ride along the Odra River and cross Grunwaldzki Bridge, the most picturesque bridge in Wroclaw. Behind the bridge, turn right and ride back along Odra River to the UNESCO-listed Centennial Hall, and take a short break for coffee or to use the facilities. Then, drive straight to Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city. Move on to see the Hala Targowa indoor market, Saint Vincent Church, Ossolinski Institute, and the University of Wroclaw. Finally, return to your starting point with a camera full of photos and a mind full of knowledge!

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about University of Wrocław

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based on 935 reviews

A great tour of the old town, Cathedral Island and Centennial Hall. The tour guide, Yanek was an excellent communicator and really knew the history of Wroclaw. He was really engaging. The electric vehicle was warm and the blankets appreciated in December! At the end of the tour Yanek recommended a coffee place and a venue for dinner in the old town. We tried both, and they were excellent too! Recommended.

I was the only guest on a snowy midweek tour. Shawn (native English speaker) was a superb guide, very well prepared, informative, impressive knowledge of Polish history. A great introduction to Wroclaw. I felt sorry for the huge groups on the free tour whose guide sounded robotic., when I had such an interactive tour

We enjoyed learning about the history of charming Wroclaw while a bit off the beaten path. Absolutely recommend!

Well worth the money . Extremely informative guide saw lots of the main sights. would highly recommend

Patrick was an excellent tour guide, was so nice and informative