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Cracow Local Private Tours Guide
Welcome to one of the most famous and world-renowned Polish cities. Let me help you explore the rich cultural heritage and numerous historical sites of Cracow. Book one of the offered local tours to learn more about wonders of our former capital with a private city guide.
Choose the walk around the Old Town to see the legendary Wawel, Barbican and the beautiful market square. During a private Cracow city tour you will discover Kazimierz – historic district, renowned for once being the cradle of Jewish culture in Poland. Today you can learn more about its compelling and sad history, while exploring places like the Old Synagogue, the remnants of the Jewish Ghetto and Szeroka street. If you are interested in the history of communism, choose the private local tour around Nowa Huta. In this district you can see the examples of social realism in architecture and how paradoxes of socialism impacted everyday lives of Cracow’s residents.
For those travelers who want to see the famous “Wieliczka” Salt Mine or Tatra Mountains, I recommend day tours. Choose from 3 different options – you can ski on some of the most popular Polish ski routes and visit the charming town of Zakopane, explore the underground saline lakes and chambers of the medieval salt mine, or learn more about the tragic events of Holocaust in Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, where you will see the post-camp relics. The private tours will give you an amazing opportunity to explore all those destinations with a licensed city guide.
I am a licensed city tour guide, but I am also truly passionate about this city – its history, local culture, people. I appreciate every opportunity to share my love for beautiful sites and the past with other people. That is why I will gladly adapt to your schedule and show you a few different places on the same day, if, for example, your stay here is short. I rediscover this beautiful place with pleasure over and over again. As an experienced and licensed guide I will show you around the old town. The private experience includes trying the most exquisite local cuisine you will not get to try anywhere else! You will also get to know some useful tips and tricks to help you understand our local customs.
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Visit the charming district of Kazimierz – the center of Jewish cultural heritage in Cracow and in Poland. Its history dates back to late medieval times. Here you can see the famous monuments and places like the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, the remnants of the Jewish Ghetto or the spots where Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” was […]
Explore the “ideal communist town” during a walk around Nowa Huta district. This local tour will help you understand the paradoxes and absurdity of socialism. You will see astonishing examples of the Socio-Realist architecture, along with soviet relicts and remnants, like the People’s Theatre. Nowa Huta is also a memory of its citizens’ rebellion and […]
The most famous and renowned historical sites are located here – in the Old Town of Cracow. Walk around the UNESCO World Heritage Site, discovering places of legends, like Barbican, Wawel Castle or the dazzling Cloth Hall. During this local tour you will also hear interesting historical insight, amusing anecdotes and intriguing tales. And of […]
Taste specialties of polish cuisine in Krakow Krakow is a great place to learn about the regional food and taste same local specialties. When you think about polish cuisine probably pierogi comes to your mind as a first. These meet or potatoes dumplings are served almost everywhere in Poland but Polish cuisine has also different […]
Footsteps of John Paul II, one of the most recognizable Polish Footsteps of John Paul II, who was The great men not only for the Catholics. Thanks to him the changeover for the communism to democracy went through was possible. He was supporting Solidarity movement. It had an influence on Polish history. The route is […]
See the monumental peaks of the High Tatras and ski on some of the best ski routes in Podhale region. If you are visiting Poland during summer or spring, we can take a long walk in the hills and the mountains to admire the beauty of Polish nature. We will also take a local tour […]
If you are visiting Cracow, you simply cannot miss the majestic underground saline chambers and corridors of one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. This stunning, mysterious world consists of a few routes – like the Tourist Route, the Miners’ Route or the Pilgrims’ Route. You decide what interests you most about this exceptional […]
If you want to learn more about the dark side of the Polish history and tragic events of Holocaust, we can visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, listed as UNESCO heritage site. Here you can see the remnants of the Auschwitz concentration camp, one of the largest places of genocide built during World War II. The tour […]
Bartek is an excellent guide. Our group of five from the the U. S. Found his English excellent. He has a great command of his subject matter and the ability to deliver it in an interesting and insightful way. The pace made our day relaxing and enjoyable. Our tour was a wonderful learning experience.
Bartek is fantastic! We spent 6 hours together and he taught us so much. He provided such great insight to the history of Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. Our trip was made so memorable because of Bartek!
I did the tour to Austwitz with Bartek. He arrived at the hotel at the fixed time. We went to Austwitz in his own car which was confortable, clean and in good conditions. Bartek demonstrated to be very knowledgeable during all the tour doing his best to satisfy us and very flexible to accommodate to our needs. His is very friendly person, polite, good sense of humor and easy smile. He is an easy ongoing guy which in my opinion is very important for a relax day. I highly recommend Bartek as guide in Krakow
Highly recommend Bartek. He was very engaging and flexible. Learned so much from him about this spectacular city. This full day city tour was perfect for first time visitor. Great itinerary; adaptable to current conditions. His local perspective on many issues were invaluable. Can’t wait to return.
Bartek was brilliant. Extremely informative and speaks great English. He took four of us to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Saltmines. He translated for us during the tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau as it was extremely busy. I was aware of this beforehand so not a problem. He also took us to a lovely polish restaurant for a late lunch. Comfy clean car and safe driver. Thoroughly enjoyed his company. Highly recommend him.
Had a great day. Stopping for cheese was an unique experience. Zakopane beautiful. Had lunch in a great off the beaten path restaurant. Would like to do another tour with this guide.
This is a tour which complements the other tours on offer and is not in any way a positive take on the awful communist era but the see in concrete what they actually did. I would have liked to see the mainly mothballed steel works but we did the tour by Tram and walking not by car. Our guide provided comprehensive commentary from both an official and personal viewpoint. I can highly recommend this tour.
Bartek provided us with an outstanding tour of old town Kraków. His knowledge of the city and of Poland is exceptional. We had a travel hiccup which could have — but ultimately didn’t — affect our tour and he was available and accommodating throughout be email. Bartek clearly loves his city and was able to provide historical context along with insights about modern Poland. We appreciate his expertise and would tour with him again.
Bartek was an excellent tour guide. He was most affable and we had a lovely conversation. We also discovered a cemetery that we knew nothing about and learned a great deal of history about the Jews in the 1760s who were buried there. The caretaker opened the cemetery for us and gave us a tour which was a real bonus! He asked for no payment and actually opened a mausoleum which had the headstones of famous Jews from his small town. What a bonus. I’d use him again as a guide in a heartbeat! Thank you!!
Our guide Bartek was great. He emailed me before we arrived in Krakow, confirming day by day touring plans. He made suggestions for music events and sights, bought tickets in advance, and secured transportation. During the tours he was insightful and knowledgable, helpful with walking directions and always thoughtful. 5 star recommendation from our small group.
The hardest tour I had to do in Poland being Polish it was difficult to enter a site like that and see what was in it, overall the driver was amazing and lovely, the tour guide in Auschwitz amazing job and overall great tour but something I wouldn’t do again to the fact Auschwitz is a taunting place
This tour was the highlight of our stay in Poland. The drive from Krakow to Zakopane through southern Poland is beautiful. We customized the tour to include a nice hike along the way. And Zakopane is a nice place and the Tatra are beautiful. What really made this tour were Bartek and Tomas. What great guides. Very helpful in making arrangements and accommodating to what we were interested in doing. And very fun and knowledgeable to travel with. You will not regret it. Just contact them.
Cracow Tour Prices
Krakow’s Old town Private Tour
Jewish District and Ghetto
Communist Tour to Nowa Huta
Auschwitz – Birkenau Private Tour
Wieliczka Salt Mine Private Tour
Zakopane and Tatra mountains private tour
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