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Sightseeing, shopping and more in Krakow

Wondering what to do in Krakow? Let us be your guide to this incredible historical city, brimming over with magnificent medieval monuments and world-class cultural institutions. Discover its eclectic shopping, underrated culinary scene, bohemian cafés and tucked away nightspots.

Stroll around the city centre at your leisure and you’ll soon see why it is considered a treasure trove of historic monuments. Or for a sobering experience, book an Auschwitz-Birkenau tour. Shop at charming little shops or bustling markets, then sip coffee at a cool café. Sample the mouth-watering Polish cuisine or groove to the beats at a chic underground club.

Sightseeing in Krakow.

Sightseeing in Krakow

See the 13-tonne Sigismund Bell at splendid Wawel Cathedral. Then take in the majestic Renaissance palace that is Wawel Castle. Explore the former Jewish district of Kazimierz and visit the poignant Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The Wieliczka Salt Mine, with its incredible 700 year-old carvings, is also not to be missed.

Krakow shopping.

Krakow shopping

Satisfy all your retail needs at the gargantuan Galeria Krakowska shopping mall. Or barter for bargains at flea markets in Kazimierz. Browse colourful stalls laden with fresh flowers, fruit and vegetables at the Stary Kleparz indoor market. Or pick up souvenir glassware from the famous Polish Krosno factory at Alhena.

Eating out in Krakow.

Eating out in Krakow

Feast on divine dishes such as crayfish stew at Wentzl, where happy customers have been dining since the 15th century. Tuck into a delicious, Jewish-inspired meal at the atmospheric Dawno Temu na Kazimierzu. Or sit in a 19th-century carriage-cum-booth as you eat, at the Italian/Polish eatery Cherubino.

Krakow nightlife.

Krakow nightlife

Enjoy a coffee by day and listen to funky sounds by night, at the bohemian Singer Café. Groove to the beats at quirky underground club, Łódź Kaliska. Sample frothy beer brewed on the premises at CK Browar. Or sip wine in the chic surroundings of Cava.

Memorable Krakow experiences

See the best Krakow has to offer with these unforgettable experiences


Spend a day remembering the victims of the Holocaust on this educational Auschwitz-Birkenau tour from Krakow. Auschwitz is the most infamous of all the Nazi concentration camps, where an estimated 1.5 million people lost their lives during World War II. On this small-group tour, led by an expert guide, you will be one of the first groups to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. After exploring the preserved grounds, you will head inside the museum and explore the moving exhibits.

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Krakow super saver.

Visit two of Poland’s most important places on this two-day tour, while saving 10% on the price of booking the excursions separately. On Day 1, prepare for a moving experience as you explore the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, at the site of the infamous concentration camp where over 1 million prisoners perished during World War II. Then on Day 2, discover the awe-inspiring Wieliczka Salt Mine. The stunning Chapel of St Kinga is among the highlights of this 700 year-old mine.

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Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour.

Take in all of Krakow’s must-see attractions in one day on this excellent sightseeing tour. You’ll start with a short walk through the streets of the former Jewish district of Kazimierz. Then it’s on to Wawel Hill, crowned by the magnificent Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral. You’ll continue to the hub of Krakow – Rynek Glówny, Europe’s largest market square, before visiting the beautiful 14th-century Cloth Hall. The final stop is at St Mary’s Church, with its famous medieval altar.

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Polish folklore dinner and show in Krakow.

Enjoy a feast for the senses with the Polish Folklore Dinner and Show in Krakow experience. Spend an evening sampling traditional Polish cuisine and culture in the setting of Michalik’s Cave – a former favourite of Krakow’s bohemian crowd. Take your seat for an interactive showcase of traditional Polish folk dances, songs and more, with performers in colourful regional costumes. The show is followed by a two course dinner of delectable national dishes, for example traditional Polish broth with pasta.

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Explore Krakow’s medieval Old Town and discover its history on this guided tour. Starting at one of the oldest churches in Poland, St Adalbert, you will then follow your guide to Rynek Glówny, Krakow’s 10-acre central square. The twin-spired St Mary’s Church is the next stop, before continuing to the medieval Cloth Hall for a browse of its craft stalls. Jagiellonian, Poland’s oldest university, is the next stop before Krakow’s must-see attraction – Wawel Hill and the majestic Wawel Cathedral.

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