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Krakow Old Town: St. Mary's Basilica and Rynek Underground Guided Tour

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Visit the 800-year-old Krakow Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore St. Mary's Basilica and Rynek Underground Museum on this guided tour.

Highlights

  • Explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Krakow's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this live guided tour.

  • Take a trip down history as you stroll through the 800-year-old Main Square and listen to urban legends, some magical, and others gruesome!

  • Spend some time meditating and admiring the Gothic architecture at St. Mary's Basilica, including the iconic wooden altarpiece by German sculptor Veit Stoss.

  • Step into the underworld as you go 4 meters below the surface of the Main Square to visit the medieval artifacts at the Rynek Underground Museum.

  • Apart from marveling at the traditional beauty of Krakow's Old Town, gain valuable insights about the history and culture of this place from your guide.

  • Fun Fact: You can find out how to bury vampires at the Rynek Underground Museum!

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Krakow Old Town, St. Mary's Basilica and Rynek Underground Museum

  • Entry tickets to St. Mary's Basilica

  • Entry tickets to the Rynek Underground Museum

  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Visiting exhibitions other than those listed

  • Tips

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

A step back in time to experience Polish history

The Krakow Old Town, also known as the Historic Centre of Krakow, used to be the former capital of Poland and the seat of Polish royalty. Now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this age-old district remains a favorite among travelers due to its architectural beauty and rich historical significance. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Main Square, and gaze at the medieval buildings, as your live guide regales you with fascinating tales about the kings and queens of this region.

A dark tale of murder hidden behind an age-old monument

During this live guided tour, you'll be visiting the iconic St. Mary's Basilica. The St. Mary's Basilica is a Gothic-style church originally built in the 13th century. Apart from its architectural beauty, the church also features a magnificent altarpiece by famed sculptor Veit Stoss, Gothic arches, and majestic pieces of art. However, the beauty of this structure hides a dark story of fratricide. It is believed that the mismatched height of the two towers of the church is due to a jealous rage of one brother against another, resulting in a murder and suicide.

Of medieval stories and vampires

Your next stop is at the Rynek Underground Museum, situated 4 meters below the surface, right under the Main Square. This museum will take you 800 years back in time as you see what Krakow and its Main Market looked like centuries ago. Walk through the Dungeon Main Market and gaze at medieval artifacts and findings. Polish history is incomplete without some mysticism! While at the museum, find out how people buried those they believed to be vampires so that the vampires wouldn't resurrect!

What to bring

  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.

Additional information

  • The tour is available in English, French, German and Polish.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Students must show valid Student ID.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Pomnik Piotra Skargi.

  • Address: plac Świętej Marii Magdaleny, 31-044 Kraków, Poland.

  • Guide Identifier: Your guide will be holding an "excursions.city" sign.

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