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Krakow: full day private tour from Warsaw

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Explore Krakow on this private day trip from Warsaw. Discover narrow streets and the biggest medieval square in Europe. Learn about the city's great heritage and meet the Dragon on the Wawel Hill.

Highlights

  • Explore the medieval streets and architecture of Krakow
  • See the Jagiellonian University the oldest in Poland and in this part of Europe
  • Stop by the tombs of Polish monarchs in the complex of Wawel Hill
  • Take a selfie with Sukiennice - symbol of city, the oldest “commercial centre”
  • Marvel at the imposing Barbican of the old city walls

Description

Wake up early and meet your driver at the hotel. Make your way to the Warsaw Central (Warszawa Centralna) railway station, where you board a train heading to Kraków. Get your train ticket by e-mail in advance. On your ticket, find a number of a car, compartment and seat. Take a 3h scenic train ride from Warsaw to Krakow, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, and meet a local guide who shows you all of the city's top sights. Along the route, take in the stunning city of this charming Eastern European country. Arriving in Krakow Main (Krakow Glowny) railway station, look for your guide who awaits you at the platform with your name. Begin your guided tour with a walk from the train station through the Old Town. Listen to stories about the architecture, inhabitants, local history and attractions of Krakow. Walk along Florianska, one of the most famous and most exemplary streets of Kraków, leading straight to the heart of the city – the Main Market Square. Today it tempts with a variety of shops, restaurants, and clubs, while centuries ago it hosted the solemn coronation and funeral processions of monarchs. Admire the Main Market Square, the most important public space in Krakow, the most expansive Market Square of medieval Europe, gathering everything most characteristic of the city and having the most distinctive hallmarks, the most beautiful, the most important, the most charming, the most… Stop by the Collegium Maius and the Jagiellonian University the oldest in Poland and in this part of Europe. Immerse yourself in the culture of Krakow visiting Wawel Hill an ancient centre of power: legendary – connected to Krak or Krakus, the mythical founder of the stronghold and his descendants, and historical: ducal, princely, ecclesiastical, and royal. Be amazed by the castle and the cathedral with a bell tower and catacombs where many Polish monarchs are buried. See the six-metre tall Wawel Dragon statue and stop by the cave on the bank of the Vistula where the legendary dragon inhabited, terrorised the locals and demanded offerings of cattle, though in an alternate version of the tale these were virgins. Heading back down into Old Town, walk along the medieval cobblestone streets to St. Mary's Basilica with a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call and the star strewn murals by Jan Matejko covering the vaulting. Visit Sukiennice - Cloth Hall - full of stalls offering typical Krakow souvenirs. See the defensive walls and Barbican fortress before hopping on the train back to Warsaw.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Train: Warsaw – Krakow – Warsaw (II class) Local guide in Krakow 4h

Important Information

  • You will get your train ticket by e-mail. On your ticket you will find a number of a car, compartment and seat.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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