Krakow Old Town Walking Tour & WWII Sites

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  • Day Tour
  • Max People: 30
  • Krakow

Explore the Cultural and Wartime History of Krakow with Our Walking Tour

Delve into the heart of ancient Krakow, once the vibrant capital of Poland, on our comprehensive walking tour. This journey embraces the city’s ancient roots and poignant World War II history. Considered the symbolic heart of the Polish nation, Krakow – and especially Wawel Castle – offers a unique lens through which to view the nation’s past.

A Krakow Old Town Walking Tour with an Expert Local Guide…

Discover the sprawling Old Town Market Square, Europe’s largest, brimming with life and history. Marvel at St. Mary’s Basilica, a 14th-century masterpiece, and uncover the mystery behind its two distinct-sized spires. Experience the enchanting trumpet call from a church spire every hour and learn the intriguing story behind its abrupt end.

The formidable Wawel Castle, the Polish Kings and Queens’ residence for centuries before the capital moved to Warsaw, awaits your exploration.

Interested in deepening your World War II knowledge? Ask us about adding a Tour to Auschwitz from Krakow when booking your tour.

(Have more time in Poland and want to explore the history of other cities? Browse our WW2 Day Tours in Poland for more options.)


This is a walking tour and will require a lot of walking. Wheelchair access is restricted in some places. Please consider you will be travelling over rough ground.

The minimum age for this tour will depend on parents and their mobility with the child.

Special Notes

Sturdy walking shoes required.

Bring weather appropriate clothing, sun-protective clothing, hat, and sunscreen in summer, warm clothing in winter.

Ensure you bring along any snacks and water you will need for the journey, however can be purchased at the Museum.

Price From

The price of the tour is €210.00 (incl of VAT) + €7.00 total per person for entry to both St Mary’s Basilica and Wawel Castle Cathedral.

Krakow Old Town Walking Tour Includes

  • Meet at The Cross of Katyn outside the Church of St Giles, 67 Grodzka St, Krakow, in the shadow of Wawel Castle.
  • Escorted by local, licenced, and highly experienced English, Polish, German, French or Swedish speaking guide.
  • Entry to St Mary’s Basilica and Wawel Castle Cathedral
  • Drop-off at Old Town Square
Price Excludes
  • Costs involved with travel to & from Poland.
  • Costs involved with travel to & from Gdansk from elsewhere in Poland.
  • Accommodation.
  • Airport or train station transfers, however can be arranged.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner throughout tour.
  • Activities outside of the quoted itinerary.
  • Gratuities (e.g., for guides, hospitality) at the discretion of guests.
  • Other personal expenses.

Krakow Old Town Walking Tour & WWII Sites Itinerary


Meet at The Cross of Katyn outside the Church of St Giles, 67 Grodzka St, Krakow, in the shadow of Wawel Castle.

The beautiful Old Town Market Square of Krakow – the largest in Europe

St Mary’s Basilica (14th century) – learn why the 2 spires are of different sizes

On the hour listen to the trumpeter who plays from a church spire and learn why he mysteriously stops playing mid-tune

Mighty Wawel Castle (external only) – Home to Polish Kings and Queens for centuries before moving their seat of power to Warsaw

Jagiellonian University


Finish tour in Old Town Square

Krakow Old Town Walking Tour Route