Are you the kind of tourist that wishes to use the maximum of their time while travelling and wants to see as many things as possible in a short period of time? Are you interested in exploring more than just the city centre? Do you want to travel with someone who actually lives in the place you’re visiting and can tell you about all its secrets? Do you not want to waste money on constantly having to order taxis to drive you from one place to another or having to cramp with other people in public transport? Do you value private, comfortable tours where no one else slows you down or hurries you up and you can see everything at your own pace? We may have something that will definitely interest you during your visit in Krakow!
Only we can give you a unique, personalised and fully educational experience with our Krakow Private City Ride. We will pick you up directly from your accommodation – no matter in which part of Krakow you’re staying or whether it is a hotel or an apartment and you will spend around 2 hours with one of our English speaking drivers who will take care of you for the whole time, while at the same time will tell you about Krakow’s history and will take you to any place in the city that you wish. After the tour, we will also drop you off directly at preferable location or just directly at your hotel.
Our suggested route would be to start your tour in the eastern part of Krakow – at Plac Centralny (Central Square) in Nowa Huta district – one of the most flagship places when it comes to the history of communism in Poland. Nowa Huta was built in 1949 as an ideal socialist city and to this day it preserved its unique architecture and atmosphere that you won’t see in any other place in the world. After that, we will take you to see Schindler’s Factory Museum, one of the best World War II museums in Poland, focused on the lives of common citizens.
Afterwards, you will see the historical district in which Schindler’s Factory is located and in which Jewish ghetto was located during World War II – Podgorze. There, you’ll be able to see two most characteristic places of the district – Podgorski Square as well as enormous and beautiful St. Joseph’s Church built in Gothic style. We will then drive you to the other side of the Vistula river to slowly move to Kazimierz district – the old Jewish district of Krakow. You will comfortably see two main squares of Kazimierz – Plac Wolnica and Plac Nowy, colloquially called “Jewish Square” by Krakow’s citizens. For many years, Kazimierz was a place where Polish and Jewish culture coexisted so it’s full of historical synagogues and churches, as well as original 18th and 19th century townhouses.
The next destination on the ride is the Old Town. You’ll be able to see Krakow’s most famous theatre – Juliusz Slowacki Theatre. Built in 19th and meant to imitate a Baroque building it is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important place on the cultural map of Poland. Moving closer to the Main Market Square, we will show you medieval Barbican and St. Florian’s Gate where Krakow’s Royal Road begins. On the other side of the street, you will visit Matejko Square where Grunwald Monument – commemorating one of Poland’s most victorious battles, the Battle of Grunwald – is located.
While slowly exiting the Old Town and moving to the other side of the city, you can’t miss the stunning building of Collegium Novum – the main building of Jagiellonian University, which is the oldest university in Poland. Moving west, you’ll see The National Museum in Krakow and nearby Blonia Park – a huge and gorgeous meadow which is the recreational centre of Krakow, you can always see people riding a bike, roller skating or just simply taking a walk through the green area. The penultimate stop is Kosciuszko Mound in Zwierzyniec district, there is no other place in Krakow from which you’ll be able to see such an amazing panoramic view of the city as from there!
*Price for whole group per run: Transfers between 11pm and 6am will be charged the night-time fare - additional 30% per ride.