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Old Town Kraków & Wawel Castle Free Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Germany, France and Ukraine - 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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Kraków is a city built around mysterious pagan structures and immersed deeply in history, myths and legends. For centuries it has been a seat of Polish rulers and a political center of what once was the biggest empire in Europe – the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was also a busy, multicultural commercial hub, where one could meet traders and pilgrims from all around the world. But history has not always treated Kraków gently – the city has witnessed wars, pillages, plagues, and natural disasters. It was occupied by Swedes, Austrians, Nazis to name only a few. Miraculously Kraków came out from these disasters almost unscathed. Over a thousand years of history left here a unique collection of breathtaking architectural masterpieces from all periods. For Polish people, Kraków is a source of pride – the foundation of the national identity, traditions, and legendary heritage. Let us go together on this fascinating journey, one you simply cannot miss!


During the tour you will see:

  • medieval city walls and Barbican 
  • Main Market Square with Cloth Hall 
  • St Mary’s church with it’s famous trumpeter 
  • Collegium Maius, main building of the oldest University in Poland 
  • Archbishop Palace and “papal window” 
  • Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and Castle’s courtyard 
  • Wawel’s 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 (8 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.     

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  • Meeting point:
    Floriańska 59, 31-019 Kraków, Poland
    Floriańska 59, 31-019 Kraków, Poland
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    Between St. Florian's Gate and the Barbican, guide with a yellow umbrella

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).

Tour opinions

468 ratings
4.9
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4.92
Fun
4.73
Expression
4.82
Quality
4.83
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Denise 04 Dec 2022
Düsseldorf
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Unser Guide war eine Muttersprachlerin, die sich sehr gut ausdrücken konnte - das hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen-, mit Spaß bei der Sache war und auf Wunsch sogar eine kurze WC-Pause eingelegt hat. Eine ganz klare Empfehlung!
Rainald 03 Dec 2022
Borsdorf
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Anna hat mit Begeisterung und sehr kenntnisreich ihre Stadt vorgestellt. Wir haben viel gelernt und sind begeistert. Wir hätten ihr stundenlang folgen können. Unbedingt zu empfehlen.
Kathrin 03 Dec 2022
Essen
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Wir haben die Tour mit Anna gemacht und waren restlos begeistert. Anna hat alles so toll und liebevoll erklärt und uns einfach begeistert. Würde jederzeit wieder eine Tour mit Anna machen und generell auch eine Tour bei Walkative besuchen! Danke Anna für den tollen Vormittag
Step... 26 Nov 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
A really great tour. Our guide, Jack, was very knowledgable and had a great style. He knew so much, was happy to answer any and all questions, and kept us moving to time which is hard with a group of slow tourists 😂
Aris 25 Nov 2022
London
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Big Tom was a pleasure to be around. He kept his and the group's spirits high in the cold weather and adapted to our needs -we had a longer break indoor so that we avoid the cold outside, which he used to tell us about the city. It was one of the best delivered walking tours on which I've been.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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