Private Tour: Krakow Catholic Churches and Monuments

Location: Krakow
Category: Walking & Bike Tours
Duration: 3 hours

Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Warsaw
Highlights Instant ConfirmationPrivate guide for a more personalized experienceSoak up the atmosphere on a walking tourGreat overview and orientation of the city
Visit Wawel Cathedral and St Mary’s Basilica with a private guide, and check out a selection of Krakow’s most interesting Catholic churches, too. Admire the baroque façade of the Church of St Anne, discover one of the oldest churches in Krakow Old Town and learn about the Poor Clare Sisters who live in a city convent. Pass Wawel Royal Castle and climb the bell tower of Wawel Cathedral to finish the private tour on a high note. Even better, enjoy personalized commentary from a private guide.

Meet your private guide at your central Krakow hotel and begin with a stroll to and around Krakow Old Town and chat about your itinerary. If there is anything you really want to see, let your guide know. The best thing about having a private guide is that the commentary can be tailored to the things that interest you most: be it the churches’ religious history or perhaps their architecture and artwork. Most of your tour is done on foot, but a public transport ticket is included, should it need to be used.
Your first stop is outside the ornate Church of St Anne, a building often said to be one of Poland’s most beautiful baroque churches. Learn about its history, and then cross Rynek Główny to visit St Mary’s Basilica. Admire its towering Gothic altarpiece, carved by the leading German sculptor Veit Stoss.
Continue to the Church of St Adalbert (aka the Church of St Wojciech), one of the oldest churches in Krakow Old Town, and cross to the Church of St Francis of Assisi to see its stained-glass windows and cloister. The Bishop’s Palace is next up, so have your camera ready to capture snaps of the so-called “papal window” where Pope John Paul II addressed his followers when in Krakow.
Hear tales of the popular pope as you walk onward the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. As you pose for photos in front of its baroque façade, learn about a group of nuns, known as the Poor Clare Sisters, who live in the nearby convent.
Finally, stroll up the hill to see Wawel Royal Castle and visit Wawel Cathedral. Hear stories and secrets from the castle’s past, and make your way up to the cathedral’s Sigismund Bell. The route to the bell tower takes in some 70 steps; if you’re not up for the climb, use the time to explore the cathedral instead.
After three hours, your private tour ends in the city center from where you can make you way back to your hotel on nearby Public transportation. Feel free to ask the guide for directions.

Commentary English: Guide
Included Private English speaking guide
Hotel pick-up
Entry/Admission - Wawel Cathedral
Excluded Food and drinks
Hotel drop-off
Groups over 15 people
Know before you go Please wear modest clothing (covering the shoulders and thighs) when visiting our Krakow churches. Male visitors are requested to enter with a bare head – unless this is against the rules of their religion. If participants would like to visit the Sigismond Bell (included as part of the tour) they must be fit enough to climb up the 70 steps into the bell in the tower of the Wawel Cathedral.
Wear modest clothing that covers shoulders and thighs to visit the churches
Male visitors are requested to enter with bare heads, unless this is against the rules of their religion
Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • If you would like to visit the Sigismond Bell (included as part of the tour), you must be fit enough to climb up the 70 steps into the bell in the tower of Wawel Cathedral

  • Tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.

  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours

  • Supplier is not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents

  • We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.

Operating Info:

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: Absolute Tour Center: Floriańska 37, 31-019 Kraków, Krakow, PL
Start Location Notes Absolute Tour Center: Floriańska 37, 31-019 Kraków, Krakow, PL


Cancellation Policy: custom
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Get in touch for the cancellation of the private bookings.


Adult 18-64 years €140.00 Available on request
Child 3-12 years €20.00 Available on request
Youth 18-64 years €180.00 Available on request
Infant 0-4 years Available on request
Senior 65-120 years €39.00 Available on request


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