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Old Town Kraków & Wawel Castle Tour by Walkative!

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

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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.


Cultural Hub: 

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.     

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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

  • 1
    Outside visit
    The Barbican

    Medieval city walls and fortifications.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Main Square

    Famous central square with the Cloth Hall.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Basilica of Santa Maria

    St Mary’s church with its famous trumpeter.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Collegium Maius

    The oldest building of the oldest university in Poland.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Papal Window

    Archbishop Palace with its famous spot connected to John Paul II.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Wawel 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).

Tour opinions

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4.88
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4.69
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Isabella 15 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Kris is an exceptional tour guide, he will take you around the city filling you with information, colourful stories and funny moments. More than two hours with not a dull moment, we can only recommend a tour with him. Thanks Kris!
Monica 13 Apr 2024
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Natalia gave us a different perspective on the history of this beautiful city. She is very knowledgeable and a great guide. we were very lucky to have her and discover this beautiful city. awome guide!
Jean 11 Apr 2024
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Enjoyed the fun facts and humor of Big Tom! Kept the whole tour engaging.
Jorge 10 Apr 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Bien el tour pero le falta un poco de integración
clare 09 Apr 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Really good and informative. I gave top score for everything except fun because this was primarily a history tour full of detail and information with the odd joke thrown in from Michael. Very good
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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