A city where history is still alive. Kraków, filled with monuments, culture and legends, has attracted visitors from all over the world for centuries. It’s the former capital of capital of Poland
A city where history is still alive. Kraków, filled with monuments, culture and legends, has attracted visitors from all over the world for centuries. It’s the former capital of capital of Poland, home to royalty and also… students, since this is also where one of the first universities in the world was established. With its numerous museums, galleries and historical treasures -– as well as lively pubs and restaurants – Krakow has something to offer everyone to find something for themselves. There are also a lot of natural attractions here: the city is located in the midst of charming valleys, filled with fascinating rock formations and caves formed during the Jurrassic period.
Bustling with life, the Old Town is the beating heart of Kraków, with its beautiful tenement buildings and historic churches, particularly the mesmerizing, gothic-style St Mary’s Basilica. Winding its way through the city is the Via Regia, which was the route taken by Polish kings and queens with processions of royals and their distinguished guests as they made their way to Wawel Hill, perched on top of which a are more architectural pearls of the city - Wawel Castle and the Cathedral.
Only a short walk away is Kazimierz, once a separate town but nowadays one of Krakow’s most unique districts. Its ancient synagogues, bars hidden away under the historic signboards of pre-war shops, vibrant flea markets and maze of tight streets will delight all who visit there.
Across the Vistula River is Podgórze, a district which was witness to a tragic history – during World War II, it was the location of the ghetto and the famous Schindler’s Factory. Also worth visiting is Nowa Huta, a living relic of the Polish People’s Republic and the fulfilment of the concept of the ideal city embodying the spirit of communism, where it is even possible to visit one of the underground nuclear bunkers!
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Learn about the history of the most important sites of Krakow's Old Town during an enjoyable walk with a professionally prepared audio guide. While strolling around Krakow's Main Square and its surrounding areas, listen to a recording rich in important facts, but also trivia and legends.
Book a skip-the-line ticket to the Schindler's Factory and enjoy the sightseeing without waiting for tickets, no risk of running out of tickets
Learn the history and functions of individual buildings of the Wawel Castle and the surrounding area during a pleasant walk with a professionally prepared audio guide.
Discover Kraków quickly and comfortably in an eco-friendly electric car. Learn about the city’s most important landmarks and its history. Take advantage of ending the tour at the famous Schindler's Factory or returning to the starting point.
Visit selected parts of Kraków with a licenced city guide at your exclusive disposal. Explore the most important monuments and walk around the Old Town, Wawel Hill or Kazimierz. Learn about their history in the company of an expert who will answer all of your questions.
In southern Poland. Krakow is a city and capital of Malopolskie province.
Be sure to visit the Old Town, Kazimierz, Wawel. See the Lady with an Ermine and Schindler's Factory. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum.
In Krakow you have to try original Krakow obwarzanki, but also traditional Polish dishes such as dumplings, sour rye soup, bigos.
W Krakowie jest mnóstwo hoteli i hosteli. Airbnb jest bardzo popularne.
Krakow is not expensive. It is much cheaper than many popular cities in Europe such as Paris, Milan or Vienna.
Public bus or train, cab or private transfer.