The Chest of Historical Sights: Krakow Day Trip from Ostrava

Day Trips & Excursions in Brno

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On this full-day guided tour you will see the wealth and historical wonders of Krakow like no other. Walk through the streets and explore Rynek Główny, including the former town fortification and premises of the Jagiellonian University. Stroll along the river under the royal Wawel Castle where you'll confront the notorious dragon to find out about a legend connected to dragon's bones hanging at the entrance to the Royal Basilica. Trace the steps of the Jewish community in the Kazimierz Quarter.
After a morning pickup the tour will stroll through Florian Street which leads to the Barbican, the original Gothic fortified gate. Pass the Czartoryski Museum where Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece ''Lady with an Ermine'' is displayed. During the stroll to Rynek Główny, stop to taste the local specialty, obwarzanek (pretzel). Then it's off to the diverse main square, Rynek Główny. The square pulses with life the whole day as it offers a lot of typical restaurants, cafés and beer-gardens for get-togethers with friends while being surrounded by beautiful town houses. In the middle of the square there is a lavishly decorated building Sukiennice. This market hall offers infinite an number of goods, from souvenirs to gold, silver and amber jewellery. Visit St. Mary's Church where the true gem of Krakow can be found, a Gothic wooden altar, a 15th century altar associated with an unsettled history.The charming historical streets take you up a gentle slope to the Wawel Castle and the Royal Basilica where the most prominent Polish figures are buried. Have a lunch in one of the local restaurant (own expense). Be sure not to miss the Sigismund Bell which is said to guard the city from all evil forces. One more legend awaits you as you confront a fire-breathing dragon.The rest of the tour will be spent in the historical Jewish district of Kazimierz. In 1993, Stephen Spielberg shot his film Schindler's List here and this drew international attention to the district. Your guide will introduce you to its fascinating history before you pay a visit to one of its most interesting expositions, Schindler's Factory. Return to your accommodations after.

What’s included

  • Tour program
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/coach
  • Entry/Admission - Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius
  • Entry/Admission - St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow
  • Entry/Admission - Czartoryski Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Wawel Royal Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Ticket to the Dragon's den
  • Ticket to the Zigmund's bell in the Wawel Cathedral
  • Travel insurance

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour by minibus
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