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Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square) Tours

Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square)
The gigantic town square of Rynek Główny (most often translated Main Market Square) is the centrepiece of Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and the largest medieval square in Europe. Dominated by the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and flanked by colorful neoclassical buildings, the square is both an architectural landmark and the main hub of local life. 

The Basics
As the navigational center of the Old Town and home to many of Krakow’s historic monuments, the main square is seen on almost all city tours. A walking tour offers the best photo opportunities; an experienced tour guide will point out the architectural highlights and explain the many historical events that took place on Rynek Główny. You'll see the name written many different ways in English: Main Square, Central Square, Market Square, Main Market Square, and even Grand Square.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Horse-and-carriage rides depart from Rynek Główny during the summer and Christmas seasons.
  • Krakow’s main tourist information office is located at the Cloth Hall.
  • Museums on Rynek Główny include the Historical Museum of Krakow, the Polonia Wax Museum, Rynek Underground Museum, and the Polish Art Gallery. 

How to Get There
Rynek Główny is located in the center of Krakow Old Town and is reachable on foot from several centrally located attractions, including Wawel Royal Castle and Planty Park. It’s about a 20-minute walk from Krakow’s central train station. 

When to Get There
Rynek Główny is buzzing with activity at all hours. Head there early in the morning for crowd-free photo opportunities or in the evening to grab a drink at one of the many bars and cafés lining the square. Although it’s busiest in July and August, the square is at its most atmospheric during the festive season, when it hosts a large Christmas market. 

Historic Monuments of Rynek Główny
Now home to a shopping arcade and an art gallery, the 16th-century Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) stands at the center of the square. Next to that, the Gothic-style Town Hall tower affords views over the Old Town; the magnificent St. Mary's Basilica, which dates back to the 14th century, stands at the eastern end of the square. Other architectural highlights include St. Adalbert Church, Krakow’s oldest church, and a number of notable sculptures including Igor Mitoraj’s Eros Bendato and monuments to the poet Adam Mickiewicz and the cabaret legend Piotr Skrzynecki. 
Address: Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-125, Poland
Admission: Free
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Golden Era Film Music Festival

Golden Era Film Music Festival

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Royal Chamber Orchestra The Royal Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2007 by Sławomir Prokopik. It consists of young musicians, students and graduates of the Academy of Music in Kraków, performing and touring all over the world. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Brahms are only a few names from the Quartet’s repertoire. Additionally, they perform contemporary film scores and jazz pieces. The Royal Cracow Quartet has given concerts in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the United States. They have played in numerous notable concert halls, including the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Wiener Musikverein, the Rzeszów Philharmonic, the Wrocław Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic and the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Aula of the Collegium Minus of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, etc. In 2009 they have released their debut album.
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  • 55 minutes
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$22.79
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Krakow Virtual Tour with a local guide

Krakow Virtual Tour with a local guide

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Basically, you’ll delve into the life of people who live in the royal capital of Poland. By using google maps, pictures and videos, we’ll show you what makes Krakow so special and unique. Find out what you can do in Kraków and what you can’t. Having 5 years experience of guiding we would like to share with you the top things our tourists ask us about. For example, why you could be imprisoned for 3 years for saying Polish Death Camps; or why would you have big troubles for wearing some certain type of cloth in Krakow. Discover what is the reason why 2.5 mln came to Krakow for 10 days and some people dress like “Ku Klux Klan” but in black. What is the most favorite place of Roman Polanski in Kraków and what is the most picturesque spot in the city. In general, it’s a light tour which gives you a feeling of Kraków’s spirit with its unusual traditions and dramatic history. So grab a coffee or wine and your comfiest pajamas and let’s “meet” in Kraków!
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  • 1 hour
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$61.09
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$61.09

Miniature Park: mini world and medieval stronghold

Miniature Park: mini world and medieval stronghold

Visit Miniature Park and Medieval Stronghold. Use the transport in an air-conditioned vehicle in two directions from Krakow with pick up and drop off from your hotel (without having to travel to another meeting place). Enjoy the time spent in the Miniature Park without having to wait in queues for tickets, thanks to advance booking. Discover the history of the Middle Ages by visiting the castle and the village. Have fun using all the attractions without a limit under one ticket.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$97.49
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ENERGYLANDIA: Amusement Park

ENERGYLANDIA: Amusement Park

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Visit Energyland the largest amusement park in Poland. Use the transport in an air-conditioned vehicle in two directions from Krakow with pick up and drop off from your hotel (without having to travel to another meeting place). Enjoy the time spent in the Amusement Park without having to wait in queues for tickets, thanks to advance booking. Have fun using all the attractions without a limit under one ticket.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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$122.17
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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Private Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Private Tour

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Visit the Auschwitz and Birkenau camp. Discover the history of the largest Nazi camp in Europe thanks to a professional guide. Use the transport from your hotel and booking service without waiting in queues. Travel by comfortable air-conditioned car or minvan from Krakow. Travel by a private vehicle with a personal driver at your disposal the entire travel, without having to share the vehicle with other travelers. • Round-trip door-to-door transfers to Auschwitz-Birkenau are provided • No need to buy tickets on site - admission is included • Learn about historical events dating back to World War II from your guide • Hear commentary clearly - headphones are provided REMEMBER ! Visiting the camps takes place in groups of up to 30 people (the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum does not organize visits for smaller groups). For you, for your private disposal is a vehicle and driver during the trip.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

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Make your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum as easy as possible on this tour from Krakow. In a group limited to 12 people, travel to the former Nazi concentration camp in a comfortable bus before embarking on a shared guided tour of the complex. Hotel pickup in Krakow and headsets are included.
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  • 7 hours
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$43.19
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Shared Tour from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Shared Tour from Krakow

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is a place devoted to the memory of those who lost their lives there during World War II. This tour will help you understand more about when the site was a concentration camp. After a morning pickup, you’ll travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Auschwitz-Birkenau. You’ll avoid crowds as you’re guaranteed to skip the long lines. A guided tour will enrich your experience as your guide will explain the history of the area in more depth.
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  • 6 hours
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Segway Tour of Krakow: Old Town Tour - 1,5-Hour of Magic!

Segway Tour of Krakow: Old Town Tour - 1,5-Hour of Magic!

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Discover Krakow’s historic charms in a thoroughly modern manner as you cruise through the city on this Segway tour. Over the course of 90 minutes, you’ll learn about Krakow’s history, culture, and cuisine. Visit the Barbican armory, the Main Square, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Castle. Your Segway allows you to cover a great swath of the city with ease.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Krakow Private Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Krakow Private Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

We prepared with high precision and special for you a unique program of tour. During this tour you will explore the top attractions, the most famous places and beautiful views which are full of history and culture. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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$70.59
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1 Day Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

1 Day Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

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Pay your respects to those who lost their lives at the former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland by visiting Auschwitz—Birkenau Museum. The package includes door-to-door transport, admission, and a guided tour. By exploring Auschwitz-Birkenau with a guide, you understand more about the historical events and what happened at the site.
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  • 7 hours
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Zakopane, Tatras & Thermal Pools: Complete Private Tour

Zakopane, Tatras & Thermal Pools: Complete Private Tour

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Enjoy a level of access that’s just not possible with independent travel on this door-to-door private tour of the Tatra Mountains. Explore inside a traditional wooden house at Chocholow village and choose to meet a local sculptor. Ride the funicular and shop for souvenirs and gourmet produce in Zakopane. Finally, enjoy a long, leisurely soak at the Bukowina Hot Springs.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Krakow Private City Tour

Krakow Private City Tour

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Get a close-up view of Krakow on this walking tour around the Old Town area. As this is a private tour, you can go at your own pace, customize the itinerary, and see and do exactly what you want. Krakow’s streets and buildings are full of history, and you’ll learn all about it from your English-speaking guide. This is an ideal tour for first-time visitors to Krakow, and travelers who want an active way of seeing the city.
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  • 3 hours
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Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour

Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour

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Treat your taste buds to a food and walking tour through the evening-lit streets of Krakow. Try tastings of local dishes that may include smoked cheese and ‘pierogies,’ the famous stuffed dumplings filled with meat and potatoes, as you travel through the hidden haunts of the Main Market Square. Wash it all down with a cold Polish beer before heading to the vibrant Kazimierz district. There, savor delicious Jewish fare and a shot of ‘bison grass’ vodka before parting ways with your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Krakow Night Tour: Ghosts, Vampires and Legends of the Old Town

Krakow Night Tour: Ghosts, Vampires and Legends of the Old Town

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This tour will take you back centuries, through medieval Krakow. Your guide will show you some of the most beautiful buildings, tell you about the hidden histories behind them, and share with you the many stories that have been passed down for generations. Stories of Vampires, Ghosts, Dragons and Devils. You will learn of some of the greatest men in Krakow’s history too, the Alchemists and Kings whose exploits are the stuff of legends even today! Whether you’ve just arrived and want to orient yourself in the city, or to experience the Gothic beauty of it all when the sun goes down, this tour will give you what you seek.
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  • 2 hours
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$25.42
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Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

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Zip around Krakow in an electric car on this sightseeing tour. Led by a private driver, soak up the city's rich history as audio commentary offers background on the passing attractions. Travel through the Jewish district of Kazimierz, see the Barbican and Cloth Hall in the Old Town, and experience a poignant piece of World War II history in the former Jewish Ghetto of Podgórze. Your private tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.36
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$49.36
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E-Cruiser Krakow Tour - experience the adventure

E-Cruiser Krakow Tour - experience the adventure

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The new way of experiencing the city. The only one E-Cruiser tour in Krakow. Chilling and cruising :) Explore the biggest medieval square in Europe, learn about it`s heritage with the city`s heartbreaking history. During the tour you will learn the history and legends, enjoy the views, take some great pictures, meet other tourists and ask all the questions to our local guide. Enjoy the freedom and choose the tour route and duration that suits best your preferences: 1. Old town tour - 2 hours in Old Town 2. Total tour - 3 hours - Old Town and Kazimierz the former Jewish District 3. Jewish Quarter Tour - 1,5 hour only for Kazimierz. Special offer for limited time only: you will get a 40% discount to rent our scooters after the tour! If you need more freedom, you can choose only the E-Cruiser rental and experience Krakow on your own.
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  • 3 hours
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$16.52
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$16.52
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WIELICZKA SALT MINE Guided Tour

WIELICZKA SALT MINE Guided Tour

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After a pickup from youur's accomodation, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world. With your included entrance fee, enter the mine and descend more than 200 steps into an expensive underground network. A guide shows you the way through a maze of tunnels, chambers, and stairways built over eight centuries. Learn about the fascinating history of the mine and browse a collection of antique mining equipment that dates back to the Middle Ages. Breathe deep in the mine’s mineral-rich microclimate, which is thought to have health benefits, and admire detailed shrines and sculptures carved entirely from salt rock. You're dropped off at your accomodation in Kraków after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$69.88
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Creepy Krakow City Walking Tour

Creepy Krakow City Walking Tour

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Learn about the creepy side of Krakow with this evening walking tour. Your local guide will regale you with ghost stories, tales of medieval torture, urban legends, and true crime accounts. Make your way to some of the city’s favorite landmarks like St. Mary's Basilica, Collegium Maius, and Katyński's Square, but this time discover their lesser-known dark pasts.
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  • 2 hours
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$15.89
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$15.89

Krakow Skip The Line Wawel Castle Guided Tour

Krakow Skip The Line Wawel Castle Guided Tour

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Highlights: • Discover with local Expert-Guide why Wawel Castle was granted to UNESCO-list • Visit Top 3 attractions in Krakow: Wawel Castle State Rooms, Royal Apartments and Wawel Cathedral • Don’t waste your time staying in long queue, skip the line and save over 2-hours • Enjoy tour in small group up to 15 people and avoid crowded 30-people groups as other agents offer • Learn about Polish powerful Monarchs as the King Zygmunt III Waza and see what luxury and wealth mean centuries ago Visit the most important part of Wawel Castle and Cathedral, take advantage of skip the line tickets to avoid a few hours long queue and learn its history from licensed live guide. Look around and see hidden gems of rich heritage of former Polish Kings. It’s Must Do while visiting Krakow!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.42
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$48.42
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Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour by Eco Friendly Electric Car With Audio Guide

Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour by Eco Friendly Electric Car With Audio Guide

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Cruise through Krakow in an electric car on this 60- or 90-minute private city tour. Enjoy an open-air ride through the Old Town, passing the Rynek Główny, the Cloth Hall and the medieval structure of the Barbican, and delve into areas closed to normal traffic. Then, experience a poignant piece of World War II history as you pass Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Ghetto Heroes Square and the city’s former Jewish quarter. As you go, your private guide will discuss the stories behind this vibrant Polish city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.21
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$22.21
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Krakow Private Walking Tour with Schindler's Factory

Krakow Private Walking Tour with Schindler's Factory

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Get a fantastic introduction to the rich history and resilient spirit of Krakow with this private city walking tour. See where Polish kings ruled and are buried at the Royal Wawel Castle, stroll through the atmospheric streets of the Kazimierz district, tour the remnants of the old Jewish ghetto established by the Nazis, and much more. Delve deeper into the city's wartime history with an included visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory, and enjoy hotel transfers and personalized attention from your private guide, who will answer all your questions about this captivating Polish city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.77
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$139.77
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The Black Madonna of Czestochowa - Private Tour from Krakow

The Black Madonna of Czestochowa - Private Tour from Krakow

Częstochowa is a city in Silesia, about 130 km from Krakow. The story goes that during the Swedish Flood of the 17th century, the Swedish army tried to take control of the monastery and steal the image of the Black Madonna. But brave monks successfully defeated them and hid the picture in a safe place. Every year this monastery is visited by pilgrims from all over the world, it was also a place of pilgrimage for Pope John Paul II. Places that you can visit in Jasna Góra with a guide: Knights' Hall, Museum of the 600th Jubilee of Jasna Góra, Bastion of Saint Roch, Jasna Góra Basilica, Treasures, Chapel of the wonderful image of the Mother of God This is a private tour, so we adjust the pick up time from the hotel to the customer's needs. Includes Proffessional guide in Częstochowa in your language.
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  • 7 hours
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$109.83
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$109.83
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Krakow Private Tour - 6 hours tour of Old Town and Jewish District

Krakow Private Tour - 6 hours tour of Old Town and Jewish District

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Private  walking Krakow Tour , 6 hours tour of Old Town and Jewish District with Schindlers Factory. Tour with private, licensed english speaking local tour guide. Your tour guide will meet you in your hotel. This tour includes 2 parts , one part is the Krakow Old Town and the other is Krakow Jewish District including tour in Oscar Schindler's Factory. There will be a break for lunch or coffee during this day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.95
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$137.95
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Cracow in 4 Hours - Guided Walking Tour

Cracow in 4 Hours - Guided Walking Tour

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The tour covers the must see spots of Cracow letting you understand a full picture of Cracow and Polish culture at it's best. Run by friendly, knowledgeable and very local indeed guides. See you in Cracow !
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.51
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$18.51
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Auschwitz Birkenau and Salt Mine Full Day Guided Tour from Krakow hotel pick up

Auschwitz Birkenau and Salt Mine Full Day Guided Tour from Krakow hotel pick up

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When visiting Kraków, see a pair of Poland’s UNESCO-listed monuments in a single day with this combo tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum plus the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Feel the weight of Holocaust history on a guided tour through the remnants of the largest Nazi concentration camp of World War II. Later, explore more than 700 years of Polish history from the depths of the mine, a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers filled with intricate salt sculptures.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.86
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$78.86
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Krakow Grand City Tour by golf cart

Krakow Grand City Tour by golf cart

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Unforgettable Krakow City Tour by electric car. Visit all 'must see' places: Old Town, Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter Kazimierz, Former Ghetto and Oskar Schindler's Factory. During the 2-hour tour audio guide in your language will tell you about the monuments and places you pass by. English speaking driver will ensure safety and provide additional informations. Comfort and time are the biggest advantages of the service. Cars are well prepared for any kind of weather (transparent raincovers and heating for winter time). Available 28 language versions: Polish, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic
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  • 2 hours
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$37.07
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$37.07
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Segway Tour of Krakow: Full Tour (Old Town + Jewish Quarter) - 3-Hours of Magic!

Segway Tour of Krakow: Full Tour (Old Town + Jewish Quarter) - 3-Hours of Magic!

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Discover the best of Krakow on this comprehensive Segway tour. Over the course of 3 hours, you’ll see highlights like the medieval Main Square, historic synagogues, Wawel Castle, St. Mary’s Church, and more. This customizable tour can be tailored to your interests, with additional stops like Schindler’s factory and places to sample Polish cuisine.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.38
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$28.38
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Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

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Cycle the scenic streets of Krakow on this bike tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past the city’s top attractions, such as Jagiellonian University, Wawel Castle, the Jewish quarter and more. Learn about the area’s rich history and architecture as you go, stopping to relax with a traditional Polish lunch. After an afternoon of exploration, your tour concludes at your original departure point.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$27.15
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 138 Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square) costs USD 22.79. Guided Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square) tours start around USD 22.79 per person. See all 138 Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square) tickets and tours on Viator.
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