We heard about this tour on our 2nd night in Kracow and went on the 3rd day but wish we had known about it sooner as we picked up so much really useful information. Navya or Navia (sorry didn't ask how to spell!) was our...More
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!
I took part in tree tours: Old Town, Jewdish quarter and Holocaust traces. With the guides August, Michal, and Macek. I enjoyed all of them, but especially the tour with Macek. It was really interesting, he's very knowledgeable and keeps you interesting from the beginning...More
I urge everyone to do this tour, as you get 1000 years worth of history in 2 hours and 30mins. We had just landed in Krakow and raced to catch the last tour of the day. Matt was a fantastic guide, and the tour carried...More
Maciek guided the tour this morning of about 15 people. He was excellent in giving all the interesting information about the different sites and places. The tour lasted 2 and half hours and worth every minute. Maciek presents the tour in a fun way and...More