The Old Town Tour

A tour of the Old Town includes the most important sites within the medieval part of the city. Among the key points are:

  • Main Market Square
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Cloth Hall
  • Medieval fortifications
  • University
  • Wawel Castle
  • Cathedral

Duration: 2-2.5h

Meeting point is in front of St. Mary's Basilica

On the OLD TOWN FREE WALKING TOUR, you will see the most beautiful and important places in Krakow you shouldn’t miss. We will introduce you to Krakow and Poland’s history while showing you our recommendations where to go and what to do, which will surely help you organize your stay in Krakow. We will share with you our knowledge and passion about the old royal capital of Poland. One of the most popular tourist destinations in this part of Europe!

On the tour you will get knowledge about the largest mediaeval market square and why the trumpeter plays the melody from St. Mary’s Basilica every hour on the hour. You will see one of the oldest European “shopping malls” – Sukiennice, where you can buy the best souvenirs in Krakow.

Our storytelling guides will show you remains of the Old Town walls and some anecdotes about saving them till today. You will walk to one of the oldest universities in Europe, where famous Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II used to study. We will help you to understand the terrible history of World War II, and the reasons why Krakow survived. The icing on the cake will be the Wawel Castle. One of the most spectacular renaissance royal residences all over the World. After that you will know why the capital of Poland has been moved to Warsaw. Our OLD TOWN FREE TOUR will end with the story of the terrifying Dragon, which is one of the symbols of Krakow.

After a 2.5h walking tour you will be able to understand the mentality of Poles, their history and see the best of the best in Krakow.

The best guides in Krakow!

Difficult to believe? Join us and check this out! We do our tours in a different way than most guides. You won’t see only the most important sights in Krakow. You will be amazed by history and architecture, which we always mix with a big dose of humour, and anecdotes from our personal experiences. We love questions and interaction on the tour, which make every OLD TOWN FREE TOUR special and accessible. You won’t even notice when our story draws you in! You will have the chance to look at the mediaeval or renaissance buildings to your heart’s content and learn more about their history at the same time. This is the best and the most memorable way to explore the local heritage.


  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • The Juliusz Słowacki Theater
  • The Barbican
  • The remnants of the medieval walls
  • The St. Florian’s gate
  • Main market square
  • The Cloth Hall

  • The medieval Town Hall
  • Collegium Maius
  • The Pope’s window
  • The Planty Park
  • The Wawel Cathedral
  • The Wawel Castle
  • The dragon’s cave and much more


START – 10:15 AM & 3:00 PM Everyday (Less often outside High Season, always check by clicking BOOK NOW)

DURATION – aprox. 2,5h

PRICE – based on donations