Krakow day tour in small group from Warsaw
This tour brings you in a day to visit Krakow, a must see, if you are in Poland. Your guide will show you all the most important places of the city. The Old Town offers a unique atmosphere with thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-driven cabs. You will see among others the Main Market Square (the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe), the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica and the Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice (Renaissance Cloth Hall), the main centre of international trade.
After that, the Wawel Hill will expect you, with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle, the most picturesque and important sights in Krakow. Some of its oldest stone buildings are dated back to 10th century. Until 1611 Wawel was the formal seat of the Polish monarchy – it was the place of royal coronations, weddings and funerals. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, the Wawel Dragon had his lair. Nowadays it is a common tourist stop.
You'll also visit the famous Kazimierz district, the historic Jewish quarter. From the 14th until the 19thcentury, Kazimierz was an independent town – a place of coexistence of Christian and Jewish cultures, separated from Krakow by the branch of the Vistula river. In this day and age it is the cultural centre of the city and young people’s favourite place of meetings.
In the end you'll visit the Schindler's Factory Museum, which is located inside the former enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, the industrialist who saved more than 1000 Jews from death - a story that has become particularly famous thanks to Steven Spielberg's movie "Schindler's List". Today, the former factory houses the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków.