Explore the history of Krakow from medieval times to World War II and the Polish People's Republic to the present. See the best places, which are known only to locals. Encounter the new history with funny stories and explore the everyday life of Krakow. 

  • See highlights of Krakow and experience unforgettable moments during our guided tour
  • Have a look at the main market square, historic Old Town, St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Wawel Cathedral and much more
  • Get to know the full history of the Krakow from the medievals ages to nowadays
  • See historic monuments such as Wawel Castle and St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Get to know everyday life of the locals and also things Krakow is famous for

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Activity details

  • 4 - 6 hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
  • Just buy and we get organized immediatelyYour booking guarantees that the tour is already fully organized, come and enjoy!
  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Walking tour
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Discover the highlights of lovely Krakow! See historic Old Town and New Town as well. Learn more about the monuments from a private guide during this Krakow Guided Tour. Follow footsteps of the kings of Poland as you explore the famous Royal Route from the medieval Old Town to Wawel Hill and even more!

At first meet adorable Little Market Square. Make your way to the Main Market square to admire St. Mary’s Basilica. Marvel at the Gothic exterior. Secondly see decorative details of the historic Cloth Hall. Years ago the traveling merchants would meet there to discuss business and barter their wares. Pass one of the world’s oldest universities – the Jagiellonian University.

Continue to magnificent Wawel Hill. During Krakow Guided Tour you will discover centuries-old churches and beautiful Renaissance buildings. The main is the royal residence of Wawel Castle. Look inside Wawel Cathedral. Here the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. People usually visit the Old Town of Krakow but overlook the new contemporary history which is even more interesting.

During the tour, you will get to know the whole history of the city and have an opportunity to see how everyday life looks like. Your guide will show you the best places in Krakow and for sure you will enjoy this experience.

From World War II and the Polish People’s Republic to the present – it means only one thing. You will become acquainted with the most turbulent history of Poland and Krakow. If you want to find out how Krakow has become the most modern city in Poland then this trip is exactly for you! Krakow has numerous business centers and with the largest number of tourists.

Opt for extended 6-hours version to visit also beautiful Kazimierz district, historic place full of life and significant for cultural growth in Krakow, well known for being Jewish district of Krakow. Nowadays it has become the main part of cultural life in the city but still remains its historical aspect. Your guide will tell you history of this area, take you to its highlights but also will show you hidden gems known only by locals.

  • Private walking tour in Krakow led by licensed guide
  • Visiting of Wawel Cathedral (free part)
  • Pickup from the hotel (only hotels in Krakow Old Town)
  • Tour program adapted to the preferences of the group
  • Tips about local restaurants, patisseries, pubs
  • Visiting of Kazimierz the former Jewish quarter and Temple Synagogue with tickets (extended 6-h version)
  • Hotel pickup from hotels not in Krakow Old Town
  • Museum entrance fees (about 8 EUR) – optional

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Barbakan Krakowski, Basztowa, 30-547 Krakow - from the Brama Floriańska (Old Town) side Open in Google Maps

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour for important information
  • Please notice that the the synagogues are closed on Saturdays
  • Please note that the pick up from your hotel is only possible from the Krakow Old Town. Guests from Kazimierz or outside Krakow Old Town are encouraged to arrange transportation when making a reservation
  • If you want to be picked up from your accommodations, please send us the address of your accommodations
  • Wawel Cathedral is open April – October from Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM; November- March from Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 12:30 – 4:00 PM
  • Wawel Cathedral is closed on Catholic Holidays, New Year’s Day, and in the event of a administrative decision