Discover Krakow's Finest Treasures!

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Anyone who has spent even a few days in Krakow knows how much the city has to offer; so much so that in fact most tourists leave the city with the majority of her treasures left undiscovered. There simply isn't enough time to cover them all!

Although Krakow's inexhaustible resources of relaxation and wonder are a godsend for the residents and expats of the city, the vast majority of visitors to Krakow simply do not have the luxury of staying the many months it would take to appreciate them all. If you're in town for only a weekend or so you certainly don't want to waste your time and energy visiting only the tourist traps. Sure there are some sights you simply have to see - the Wawel Castle and St. Mary's Basilica for starters - but after a while it should become obvious to you that this city loves the curious. You need to get off the beaten path and do some exploring if you want to make the most of Krakow! Don't know where to start? That's where these guys come in...

Krakow is chock full of tour providers. You can find everything from the big agency guys to the wacky local operator (much more interesting!). If you fancy a real 'out there' trip, for example, sign up for Communism Tours. You'll drive around Nowa Huta (Stalin's gift to Krakow) in a real East German Trabant - younger generations in particular are likely to find this much more exciting than your run-of-the-mill tour bus. Too much for you? Fine, tour the tried-and-tested Old Town and Jewish District, but do it with class: let an expert guide on the city take you around in a private group. Where can you find such a service? The friendly folk of Krakow Tours would love to help you out.

These are just a few suggestions. You might find that the most interesting spots are those immediately outside of Krakow, such as the Salt Mines at Wieliczka, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Ojcow National Park or the mountain jewel of Zakopane. Of course, nothing beats simply wandering around aimlessly through the winding streets of the Old Town, but a little bit of variety never hurt anyone.

Krakow Tours

Krakow Tours
Personal attention from professionals! See everything from the Salt Mines and Auschwitz to alternative trips such as hot air ballooning and river rafting.

Communism Tours
Tour the eastern bloc the way it was meant to be seen... in a Trabant!

Auschwitz Tours
Avoid overcrowded buses and take a personal tour of one of Poland's most poignant museums.

Salt Mines
Go underground to visit the UNESCO-listed wonder. Simply stunning.

Snowmobiling in Zakopane
Head out to the mighty Tatra Mountains for a day you'll never forget... Tearing up virgin snow on machines irresponsible people like you should never be able to lay their hands on! Transport to and from Krakow is included, as is beer and BBQ afterwards. Email for a quote.

Cycle Rides
How long is it from Budapest to Krakow? How fast can you peddle?

If that isn't enough Cracow Tours to keep you busy then head to our entertainment section where you'll find plenty more ideas on how to spend your time in Krakow. Paintball, shooting, go-karting... There's absolutely no excuse for being bored!


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I did the Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour today with my husband. Picked up from Hotel by tour bus on time. Arrived at Auschwitz an hour later. Our Polish English speaking guide was very knowledgeable and guided us respectfully around the Concentration and Death camp. So moving and quite upsetting at times when shown and told of what went on there. Next was Birkenau, and this camp had the same effect on us. A must for everyone, this shouldn't be forgotten. Well run tour, good time allowed. Slight difficulty understanding our guides English at times, but otherwise an excellent tour.

Reply Feb 1st, 2020
fred oz aiyeki

i have heard so mucl about this crocow of a city but i was planing for vienna this summer b'cos my friend lives there, or should i start with crocow? but i have no body there or can i get an invitation for a quick visa. i reside in tripoli libya

Reply Jul 5th, 2010
Harry & Aisha
United Kingdom

We visited Krakow in Feb.2008. Krakow-tours arranged our transfers and tours of the City, Salt mines & Auschwitz. We can not speak highly enough of the service we received. Prompt, efficient, informative and friendly guides took all the hassle out of our arrangements. No rip off prices either, in fact better value than many others. No problem in reccommending Krakow- tors to anyone thinking of visiting the city.

Reply Feb 16th, 2008
United Kingdom

we used Cool tours for a tour of the Jewish quarter. we were the only ones on the tour so were very fortunate to have our own private tour for 80pln. excellent. recommended.

Reply Sep 14th, 2007
United States

Anna, our guide for the city walk, was absolutely charming. She was very knowledgeable and spending an afternoon with her was a pleasant way to learn about Cracov. I highly recommend you try to book a tour with her!

Reply Aug 1st, 2007
Big Will S
United Kingdom

Cracow offers some of the most amazing tours i;ve ever been on. Auschwitz and the Salt Mines simply blow your mind, and there's plenty to see in the Old Town itself. Can't wait to get back and discover more. Cracow is the place for me!

Reply Jun 12th, 2007
United States

Here we went for dinner on a lovely boat, which cruised down the river Vistula, great city walk ! WAWEL rules : )

Reply Mar 16th, 2007