One of the most striking things about Krakow is its architecture, and some of the most stunning buildings include its churches and its historic Wawel castle area. Enjoy a private tour and an interactive history lesson from one of our expert guides.
Highlights and Themes
- Explore with just your group and a knowledgeable guide.
- Take an in-depth look at Krakow’s most important religious buildings.
- Explore the Wawel Castle, learn about its history and enjoy the views.
- Entry ticket to check out St Mary’s Basilica and Wawel Cathedral.
- See some of Krakow’s lesser known churches and learn their secrets and stories.
Dates & Times
10:30 Daily except Sundays and Christian Holidays.
At your accommodation.
In case accommodation is not centrally located:
meeting point can be arranged in Absolute Tour Center: Floriańska 37, 31-019 Kraków
Conclusion point: Tour ends in downtown
Group of 1-2 People: 140 € / group. Group 3 People: 160 € / group
Group 4 People: 180 € /group. Group of 5-15 People: 39 €/ person
Students: same as adult rate.
Children: (3-12 yrs): 20 €.
Infant (0-2): Free
Duration: 3 hours
Full Tour Description
Krakow is well known for it’s stunning Catholic and Medieval sights and a trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without the chance to check them out in detail. Join us on this tour of the most important Krakow churches and cathedrals, and learn all about its historic castle area too.
Old Town Start
The Krakow Churches tour starts at our office in the heart of the Old Town from where we’ll take a short stroll to the ornate baroque St Anne’s Church and then on to see the unveiling of the altar inside St Mary’s Basilica (entry included) – a uniquely intimate experience – before moving onto the oldest church in Krakow – St Adalbert’s. Situated in the centre of the biggest Medieval market square in Europe, there will be a chance to take in the atmosphere of this buzzing place and take a few photos as well.
We’ll then make our way into the Franciscan Church (entry included) where it’s magnificent stained glass windows and cloister are sure to impress. It’s here you’ll also learn about Krakow’s unique Christmas traditions and see the hall of important Polish religious figures.
Pope John Paul II
The Bishop’s Palace (outside only), once home to Pope John Paul II, is next and we’ll see his famous window before walking down the oldest street in Krakow to take in the church of St Peter and St Paul and hear the story of the nuns of St Claire the Poor.
Finally, we’ll wrap up our Krakow Churches tour with a trip to see one of Krakow’s most magnificent buildings – the Wawel Cathedral (entry included) and castle area where you’ll hear the stories of years gone by and get to know the most prominent figures in Krakow’s history. In the castle area, we’ll also visit the inside of the cathedral and get a close-up view of the legendary Sigismund Bell from the top of the belltower.
At the conclusion of the Krakow Churches tour, your guide will help with ideas, tips, hints, directions and more!
Please wear modest clothing (covering the shoulders and thighs) when visiting our Krakow churches. Male visitors are requested to enter with a bare head – unless this is against the rules of their religion.
If participants would like to visit the Sigismond Bell (included as part of the tour) they must be fit enough to climb up the 70 steps into the bell in the tower of the Wawel Cathedral.
Private English speaking guide, entry tickets to St Mary’s Basilica and Wawel Cathedral, transport tickets during the tour when needed.
Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip, food and beverages.
Groups over 15 people please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org