The Old Town tour is what you should start with after coming to Krakow!

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’s and Polish history and will show you our recommendations where to go and what to do, to help you to organise 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 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.

Take a stroll around the city which boasts over 1000 years of history. We will show you the royal beauty of Krakow filled with medieval architecture, beautiful renaissance palaces, and gorgeous churches. Immerse yourself in the culture of Polish people, get to know outstanding Poles who greatly contributed to the way our world looks today.

Learn what is the most famous window in Poland, for whom the Sigismund’s Bell at the Wawel castle (~11000kg)tolls, see the living symbol of Krakow –the trumpeter who plays his melody every hour from the St. Mary’s church, visit the cafeterias which were frequented by such celebrities as Chopin, Wyspianski, and even the infamous leader of the proletarian revolution Vladimir Lenin! Learn why Krakow was lucky to preserve its beauty in the days of WW2 and was not devastated by the German Nazis like Warsaw.

During the 2.5-hour tour you will see the best of the city and what is even more important, we will unveil you the most glorious but also tragic chapters of Polish history.


  • 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

DURATION – aprox. 2,5h

PRICE – based on donations

An exciting guide around Kraków’s Old Town

Need a guide around the old town? Don’t look for book tips but take advantage of the knowledge of Kraków Explorers. With us you will not only see the most important buildings in the city, which will amaze you with their diversity, but also get to know their unusual stories. The information about important places we share with you is easily accessible, so that everything will remain in your head for a very long time. You won’t even notice when our story draws you in!

Kraków – a walk across the epochs

Every guide to Kraków’s Old Town must admit that it is really fascinating and brings together many architectural styles from different epochs. It is impossible to pass by the cathedral and the Wawel Castle, the main square of the city and many other magnificent monuments.

A guide to the old town and old days

If, apart from admiring the extraordinary richness of Kraków’s architecture, you want to learn something about its history, we invite you to book a trip around the Old Town. You will have the chance to look at the medieval 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. Remember to check out our other tours!

Opinions about us

The excursion through the Old Town of Kraków with Kraków Explorers was a real adventure. The guide had extensive knowledge and was able to convey it in an interesting way. So, together with my friends, I decided to go on another sightseeing tour included in the offer. I recommend it with all my heart!

I like to get to know new places with a competent person. The guide who walked us around the old town exceeded my expectations. He turned out to be a person with extraordinary storytelling skills, thanks to which I learned many interesting things about Kraków.

I recommend a trip around the Kraków Old Town. This is a great way for adults and children alike to get to know the city. Our whole family was delighted.


The meeting place for all tours is St. Mary’s Church on the Main Market Square.
Look for guides with an ORANGE umbrella.

Rynek Główny 4
31-042 Kraków
In front of St. Mary’s church