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Polish Krakow Adventure
- 3-4 hours
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Krakow has a mindblowing amount of historic sites. Join this Krakow tour to walk the streets with a local guide who will show you iconic places of influence, intrigue and inspiration.
* Get a local history lesson on Krakow with a local guide
* Take panoramic photos from the top of Wawel Hill
* Uncover Polish history at the Royal Castle and Cathedral
* See where beloved Pope John Paul II attended university
* Visit the largest medieval square in Europe
* Snack on some ‘obwarzanek’ – a traditional bread that has come to symbolise Krakow
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Krakow Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
As we visit some Catholic churches, we recommend clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Polish climate is moderate, but because the weather changes it is good to have an umbrella and something warm with you, just in case.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Think you know all there is to know about Polish history? Think again! This walking tour of Krakow will tell you all you need to know about the history of this area, from a local perspective that you won't find the in the guidebooks!
Join your expert local guide and start your Krakow tour with a short walk to the top of Wawel Hill. The view over the city from here is nothing short of spectacular, making it an excellent place to take scenic snapshots, so don’t forget your camera!
Continue your Krakow city tour by walking to the Royal Palace and Cathedral nearby, where Polish kings were crowned for centuries. Learn a little about the history of these buildings before moving on to satisfy your stomach! Stop and buy a typical Polish snack called ‘obwarzanek’. This doughy treat is sometimes referred to as a symbol of Krakow, and if you really want to feel like a local your guide can give you some phrases to use to order your snack in Polish!
Refreshed with snacks, we'll move on with this Krakow tour and head to the historic Collegium Maius, where Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II once studied. Listen to stories of Copernicus, who went on to become one of the world’s most influential scientists and astronomers.
Continue to tour Krakow by strolling to what could be considered the real heart of Krakow – Rynek Glowny (Grand Square). This medieval square is the perfect place to observe local life in action, as people wander through the market and sip coffee. Next, visit St Mary’s Basilica and admire the ancient, wooden altar crafted in the Gothic style many years ago by Weit Stoss.
Finish up your Krakow tour by listening to the unforgettable sounds of the traditional bugle call, which is played each hour by a local trumpeter. This melody has come to be the signature tune of Krakow and is a fitting finale to this adventure through one of Poland’s oldest and most loved cities. What's not to love about a tour that ends with a soundtrack?
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