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Old Town Kraków & Wawel Castle Free Tour
We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Germany, France, Ukraine and Israel and cooperate in promoting our partners across all of Europe - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 3 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish, Polish and German mostly.
Welcome to the heart of Krakow, where history, culture, and beauty intertwine. The Old Town that survived the Second World War pulsates with the ambiance of the days when it used to be the capital of Europe’s largest country. Join us for a tour of a city that hasn’t changed much since the Middle Ages to find out why it was included on the first-ever UNESCO Heritage List!
Explore the Royal Route:
As you follow the Royal Route, you'll pass by breathtaking landmarks, including the magnificent Wawel Castle, the awe-inspiring St. Mary's Basilica, and the bustling Main Market Square. Each site holds a piece of the city's story, and our expert guides will bring those stories to life, adding the precious context of the history and culture of Poland.
Krakow's Old Town has long been a cultural hub, hosting artists, scholars, and leaders from across Europe. We will show you where to look to find traces of the city in its heyday in the 15th and 16th centuries, when Copernicus himself walked these streets.
A UNESCO World Heritage Gem:
The Old Town & the Wawel Castle are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and for a good reason. Its charming streets, stunning architecture, and rich history make it one of Europe's most well-preserved and cherished destinations.
A Unique Experience:
What makes our Old Town tour truly exceptional is the depth of insight you'll gain. We don't just show you the sights; we provide context, stories, and a genuine understanding of this extraordinary place.
On this 2h 30 minutes’ FREE Walkative! TOUR you will see:
- medieval city walls and the Barbican
- Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall
- St Mary’s church with its famous trumpeter
- Collegium Maius, the oldest building of the oldest university in central-eastern Europe
- Archbishop Palace and John Paul II “papal window”
- Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and Castle’s courtyard
- Wawel Dragon
- and much more…!
ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules
Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.
If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (10 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.
Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.
This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors.
Please respect our rules.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Floriańska 59, 31-019 Kraków, PolandFloriańska 59, 31-019 Kraków, Poland
Between St. Florian's Gate and the Barbican, guide with a yellow umbrella
1Outside visitThe Barbican
Medieval city walls and fortifications.
2Outside visitMain Square
Famous central square with the Cloth Hall.
3Outside visitBasilica of Santa Maria
St Mary’s church with its famous trumpeter.
4Outside visitCollegium Maius
The oldest building of the oldest university in Poland.
5Outside visitPapal Window
Archbishop Palace with its famous spot connected to John Paul II.
6Outside visitWawel Royal Castle
Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and Castle’s courtyard.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).