Krakow Old Town and Jewish District

Quick Details

Duration: 6 Hours

This tour runs everyday

  • Morning tour leaves at 09:30
  • Afternoon tour leaves at 12:30

Meeting Point

  • We meet at Wawel Castle main gate
  • Your guide will have a signboard that says Walks In Europe. Here’s the address:

 

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Pleasantly upbeat old town Krakow

Explore Poland’s former capital and second city on a walking tour of Krakow. Discover the Wawel Castle and Rynek Glowny, the largest medieval city square in Europe.

During the WWII, the Nazis liked the city so they made it their home in a country whose population they wished to exterminate. This decision preserved Krakow while the rest of Poland was bombed during the war.

Krakow has a large student population, so it is lively, upbeat, and full of life. It is also home to some spectacular and significant churches and cathedrals. Our Krakow Old Town and Jewish District walking tour includes stops at the most prominent churches of Krakow.

Krakow’s old quarter offers many things to do. Besides the castle and the churches, a clutch of excellent museums provide cultural diversion, and your local guide also points out things to do on your own when your tour finishes. Downtown Krakow is great with many local eateries so your guide will recommend one before you proceed to the second part of your Krakow tour.

The second half of the tour focuses on the Jewish District of Krakow: Kazimierz. Kazimierz was once an independent town, governed separately from Krakow until the late middle ages. Later, it became known as the Jewish Quarter of the city and finally transformed into a center for Krakow’s beatnik bars and cafe culture. All that history makes for one impressive array of activities and sights.