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Old Town Kraków Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    Stunning, magnificent, romantic, charming, fun, friendly and most of all cute… there are countless words to describe Kraków, but none of them entire show its spirit. Old Town Kraków Private Tour is walk around a city that hasn’t changed much from the Middle Ages to find out why it was included on the first ever UNESCO Heritage List! It all begins long time ago… (Yes, it’s like a fairy-tale, and we will guide you through it: sometimes joyful, sometimes sorrowful.)

    We will journey through the city’s legendary beginnings and its development in the Middle Ages. We will show you where to look to find the city at the height of its power and glory in the 15th and 16th centuries where its streets were walked by Copernicus himself and the city was the capital of the biggest country in Europe, sometimes called United States of Europe.

    These were the times when the streets of Kraków were like the streets of London or New York today: reverberating with sounds of many different languages, colorful with clothes and exotic goods, and teeming with people from all around the world.

    The city itself hasn’t changed much since those days. When Kraków experienced times of collapse and decline, there simply was no money to introduce big changes and necessary improvements. So Kraków remained as it was at that time: small, cute, and a bit provincial.

    The city experienced its decline in the 17th and 18th centuries, but rose like a phoenix from the ashes in the 19th century. Then, cultural life flourished and the city was full of artists such as Jan Matejko and Stanisław Wyspiański.

    From the 19th century, we just have to take a small step forward to enter the city’s darkest hour: when the Main Market Square had its name changed to Adolf Hitler Platz. It was also during this time that Kraków became the home of a young man who later changed the fate of Poland. His name was Karol Wojtyła, better known as John Paul II.

    Like every story, Kraków’s story should have a happy ending, right? And today’s city will surely provide one! Be ready to watch, touch, listen, smell and taste. You will definitely need all of your senses to discover Kraków!
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    Departure Point
    On request. Pick up from hotel.
    • Hotel pickup
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 35 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    First- it was not a private walking tour. It was a group tour, Tripaadvisor did not have my tour as an option. The tour was a good introduction to the city and some amazing facts. Big Tom was a very good guide. He was knowledgeable...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank 471karlal
    walkative, Manager at Krakow Free Walkative Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Dear 471karlal, That's very kind of you that you left a comment and five star rating. I really appreciate that yet considering the last paragraph - the next time you write a review on TripAdvisor please be way more selective with words. English language is...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Amazing tour! Best guides Big Tom and Augustine! Fascinating stories and very interesting ways of presenting the history of the city

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Miruna M
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    This free tour, which lasts 2.5 hours, is well worth it. The knowledgable, local tour guide enhances the experience with relevant commentary and by putting historical sights in context. As a tourist staying short-term in the city, this is the best way to optimize sightseeing...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank davidjobin
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Found our tour with our great tour guide (Guy who looks like Marshall from HIMYM) very interesting! Such a good way to learn about Krakow and it’s history. Thank you!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank jadieswan
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Tom was a very enthusiastic tour guide of his home town. He had studied history and was very knowledgeable. We saw the highlights and could go back to tour inside places in depth later. Being tall, he was easy to keep track of. And a...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank SusanfromCapeCod
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    • Krakow Free Walkative Tour
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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