Duration: 2 and 1/2 hours (approx.)
Private Walking Tour
Offered in: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
- Legends and true stories
- Walk through historic streets of Krakow
- Dark and gold sides of the city!
- Opportunity to take unique pictures
- You will get to know the most important monuments of Krakow: Market Square, St. Florian’s Gate, University Quarter, Planty Park, the Royal Route, the Wawel Hill
What To Expect
Whether you have just arrived to Krakow and want to orientate yourself in the city, or want to experience its beauty when the sun goes down, this tour will give you what you are looking for. Your tour guide will show you the most beautiful and interesting places and monuments in the city and tell you about the hidden stories behind them. You will learn old secrets, tales of alchemists, vampires, witches and kings. You will learn how plagues were dealt with in the past, what martens were used for and what was the executioner’s duties.
Your tour guide will take you for a walk through the maze of romantic, mysterious and mystical streets of Krakow and will share with you many stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. You will discover the charming alleys of the medieval city, the most beautiful and interesting places – the icons of Krakow. You will walk through the Old Town, which is a really different place at night. There is a story around every corner … some of them are scary … others are funny. They are all unique! We have selected for you those that make the tour a fascinating alternative to a traditional day visit.
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
The tour is a great alternative to some others daily tours. You will see Krakow in a different light and hear the stories about the wonderful monuments of Krakow, alchemists, vampires, witches and kings, who lived here in the past centuries.
Sightseeing part I (~ 1 h)
A professional local guide will take you for the first part of the walk to the Florian Gate, the oldest gate in the city. The walk leads along romantic, mysterious and mystical streets, squares and alleys next to the catacombs, the bell for the dying and the only place where convicts could stop and light a candle. This is a particularly mystical part of the tour, during which you will have the opportunity to photograph non-obvious but beautiful places in Krakow that are known only to city residents. Then you will see the beautiful building of Slowacki Theatre – a copy of the Garnier Opera in Paris, and the former medieval hospital of St. Roch which offered treatment to the poor. You will go through the Small Market Square where people were burned live in the Middle Ages for offences against God and counterfeiting coins, and finally you will reach the Main Market Square.
Sightseeing part II (~ 1½h)
You will discover the Main Square and all the most important monuments located there. You will also learn about the location of the bell for the dying, the lantern protecting Krakow from plague, the old cemeteries, the pillory and the martens. You will discover deeply hidden, sometimes dark, stories of Krakow and the mysterious places where the executioner announced the death of the condemned. Then you will go to the picturesque University Quarter with Collegium Maius, the oldest of the preserved university buildings, where the world famous Nicolaus Copernicus and John Paul II studied. Next, the walk will lead you along the Royal Route to the Wawel Castle. You will discover mysterious narrow streets and learn stories about alchemists, vampires, witches and kings that are known only to the Cracovians who live here. You will also have the opportunity to take unique photos.
End of the tour
You will end the tour on Kanonicza Street, the oldest street in the city, from where you will admire the wonderful view of the Wawel Castle. After the tour you may want to try one of the many atmospheric restaurants, recommended to you by your guide, to enjoy a delicious dinner and experience the magical atmosphere of the city.
What to bear in mind
- How to dress – as most of the tour is outdoors, please bring adequate warm or rainproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas). Please wear comfortable footwear.
- Disabled people and families with children – this tour is suitable for people with disabilities and people with small children.
- Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour – Your guide will be a local resident for whom being a guide is a regular job, not just a hobby.
- Meeting place and time: 18:00, in front of the entrance to Krzysztofory Palace, Rynek Glowny 35, 31-011 Krakow
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We kindly ask you to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the meeting time.
- End of the tour: Dom Długosza, 25 Kanonicza Street, 31-002 Krakow.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE:
- Services of a local licensed expert guide
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts.
- If you cancel in less than 48 hours before that time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 48 hours before the tour starts will not be accepted.