Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is the city’s most atmospheric district and the best way to explore is on foot. This 3-hour walking tour checks off all the highlights, including the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex; the medieval St. Mary’s Basilica and 17th-century St Peter and Paul’s Church; and the historic Cloth Hall.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Krakow’s Old Town
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed monuments of Krakow’s oldest district
  • Explore the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex
  • Admire architectural wonders such as St Peter and Paul’s Church, St Mary’s Basilica, and the Cloth Hall
  • Learn more about Krakow’s fascinating history and heritage from a local guide

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • KrakowTIP - Tourist Information Point
    Grodzka 18, 30-001 Kraków, Poland

End point

  • Wawel Royal Castle
    Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland

What To Expect

Meet your guide in Krakow’s Main Market Square in time for a 2pm departure and set out to explore the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town.

Follow your guide down the Royal Route, and walk in the footsteps of the Polish Kings as you hear about Krakow’s stint as the royal capital. Pause to see historic landmarks such as St. Florian's Church, and admire the grand medieval buildings along Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza Streets.

Arrive at Wawel Castle and spend time exploring the magnificent castle complex, including the Cathedral, the Royal Chambers, and the Armory. Marvel at the Medieval, Romanesque, Renaissance, and Baroque architectural styles, and take in the views from the top of Wawel Hill, gazing out over the Vistula River and the gold-roofed Sigismund Chapel.

Continue to Rynek Główny, where the star attraction is the 13th-century St. Mary’s Basilica, home to an impressive altarpiece by Veit Stoss, and some striking paintings by artists including Matejko, Mehoffer, and Wyspiański. Nearby, St Peter and Paul’s Church is another important religious monument, build in the 17th century and still the most significant Jesuit church in Krakow.

After enjoying a coffee break (own expense) at a local café, visit one of the city’s most photographed landmarks – the elaborate Cloth Hall and the Underground Museum.

Your tour ends around 5pm back in the Main Market Square.

St Mary's Basilica

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wawel Royal Castle

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ulica Kanonicza - Kanonicza Street

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ulica Florianska

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Muzeum Krakowa - Rynek Podziemny (Pass By)

Ulica Grodzka

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Church of St. Adalbert

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Wyspianski Pavilion (Pass By)

Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Wawel Cathedral

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

A must tour for anyone visiting Krakow for the first time.
The walk was comfortable for group members of all ages.. and finally walking in the rains of Krakow was fun!


269 reviews
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Amazing tour
Niall_M, Sep 2023
The tour guide was really knowledgable and I learnt a lot from her. Made the tour fun I enjoy the history of the tour and the buildings as well
A great way to see Krakow with a wonderful guide
Olivia_C, Sep 2023
Joanna was such a knowledgable guide. We got the story without getting lost in unnecessary detail. Beautifully planned with just the right emphases Thank you
Old town Krakow amazing.
Samantha_T, Sep 2023
Our guide Krzysztof was very informative and made our trip through the old town very enjoyable. A lot of information but easy to understand and highly recommend this tour.
Susan_S, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and not rehearsed like other tours I have been on. We had a coffee break in wawel castle ground which was needed. Answered all Questions put to her
Great experience.
Ian_C, Sep 2023
Our guide was up against it as the weather was horrible but his vast knowledge and stories kept everyone interested during the 3 hours. Thankyou. I would highly recommend this tour.
Katherine_T, Sep 2023
Never connected. Poor directions to meet. Arrived from Warsaw by train with one hour to find my hotel, drop off my bag and run to the tour. The main square is so big and has so many streets going off it that are not so well marked, that although the tour director was communicating with me on my phone we had trouble meeting. The group had left. She told me to try to catch up with them at the castle, could not accompany me and there were too many groups to find mine.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Katherine, Our Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour Meeting Point is clearly listed and marked on Google Maps: Meeting point KrakowTIP - Tourist Information Point Grodzka 18, 30-001 Kraków, Poland Open in Google Maps We understand that you were running on a tight schedule but this tour was the only service that you booked with us. Therefore we cannot be held responsible for the fact that you were left with little time between your arrival in Krakow and the starting time of the tour. We tried to accommodate you and let you join the tour after departure. Please keep in mind that the Tour Guides' main responsibility is to conduct the tour according to the schedule with all the guests that reported to the starting point accordingly. Kind regards, SeeKrakow
Krakow on a sunny day
Jason_k, Sep 2023
very enjoyable our guide (sorry I can't remember your name) very knowledgeable,lovely sunny weather,was only 3 of us on this trip which made it even better would do it all again some good history of Krakow myself I think it was well worth the money.
Great Walking Tour
Julie_N, Sep 2023
Very informative and well paced. 3 hours seemed to be a long time when booked but it flew by as we were shown different historical areas of Krakow. I believe our guide said her name was Joanna. She was a wealth of knowledge and seemed to easily answer any question thrown at are about Krakow and Poland's history. Would highly recommend.
Confirm only 1 language on trip
Lisa_O, Sep 2023
This tour did not work for us. I selected an English guide, however there were 2 polish people in the group and the guide did the entire trip in both languages. We left the tour as you can imagine. I have done dozens of Viator trips and this was the worst.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Lisa, We are sorry for your disappointment however you have posted your review to the wrong company and tour listing. Your Tour with us was a Private Tour organized for You and your companion only. Total of 2 persons. No other people participated in the tour that you had with us. This tour was conducted as booked and confirmed by us with you and went as planned. We did not hear from You at the beginning, during or after the tour that there were any issues. Kind regards, SeeKrakow
Well organized tour
Zeynep_T, Sep 2023
Definitely recommend this tour. Nice pace and a great introduction to the city history. Truly enjoyed Ania's guidance.
Noranda_D, Sep 2023
Very nice guide.Because it was 3 hrs it should have a break halfway like toilet break but he allowed us anyway .Thank You
Good information
Hal_N, Sep 2023
Good information on the town and history. We left the tour early to go to the cathedral at the castle
Fantastic welcome to Krakow
David_T, Sep 2023
Fantastic walking tour, Isabella was so passionate and very proud of Krakow history and culture. Discovered so much, things you would normally walk past without knowing the history or importance, this is a fantastic way to really get to know the city, would highly recommend 👍
Nice 3-hour walking tour
Gary_H, Aug 2023
Good overview 3-hour tour, with much information. Perhaps even a bit too much detail. We enjoyed Krakow.
Informative tour of Old Krakow.
Jason_B, Aug 2023
Our guide Christopher was terrific. Incredible knowledgable about the city and its history. We saw a lot in a short amount of time.
Excellent knowledge of Polish and Krakow history
Gregory_P, Aug 2023
Excellent tour guide (Christopher), very knowledgeable on Krakow and Polish history. He went beyond our tim and showed us many hidden gems to visit.
Great Tour!
Janice_A, Aug 2023
This is a great introduction to the city and the 3 hours fly by. Andrzej is an excellent guide and shared an interesting narrative throughout the city and great stories about local people. I highly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour
Lloy_W, Aug 2023
I wish I could remember our guide’s name, because she went above and beyond the call of duty! Spent her day showing us around. Great tour.
Cracow walking tour!
Michael_W, Aug 2023
Outstanding! Our guide was very passionate and made it special. Often guides just go through the motions, this was not that. A superb and colorful history tour of fantastic place.
Tour of Old Town Krakow
NatalieChristine_C, Aug 2023
The tour was excellent and very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared cool stories of the old town. I really loved it. One note: when I booked the tour I don’t recall it saying it was 3 hours which is a little long. It would be great to call that bit out a little better so it’s more visible.

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