Krakow Tour Overview
Before Krakow was the second largest city in Poland and a European center for culture cultural, it was a small Stone Age hamlet overlooking the Vistula River. In the hundreds of years since the Stone Age, Krakow has transformed into a thriving city of eight million people.
Krakow dates back to the 7th century. From 1038 to 1569 it was the capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland. Krakow’s time as a royal capital is on full display for visitors. Wander the castle grounds and imagine life as a Polish king or queen.
In more recent history, Krakow has experienced great hardships. It was the invasion of Poland that started World War II, and the country was under Nazi control until 1945. Visitors can learn more about this dark chapter in Poland’s history by traveling to Auschwitz, a museum and memorial dedicated to victims on the Holocaust.
One of the few Polish cities to escape World War II destruction, Krakow is a historical and cultural gem. A shining example of how to blend past and present, the city has centuries of history, a vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene, beautiful scenery, and the largest and liveliest main square in Europe.
On your Krakow your, immerse yourself in its rich history and culture. Wander the coronation path of Medieval kings, do some Renaissance era shopping at the Cloth Hall, and explore Oskar Schindler’s WWII factory. And don’t skip the cuisine! Pile your plate high with pierogi and sip ice-cold vodka while relaxing on the city’s main square.
We’ll guide you through all the best local spots for your Krakow tour and give you a chance to explore cool neighborhoods, iconic sites, local restaurants, artisan shops and markets, top museums, and the best places to grab a cup of coffee or cocktail.
The Krakow tour on the TripScout mobile app takes you to all the most interesting local spots in the city.
Enjoy your Krakow tour!
Krakow Tour Benefits
- Curated Sites
- Audio Tours
- Offline Map