With such an extensive & remarkable history, Krakow’s Old Town is fairy tale-like with it’s beautiful, impressive architecture, medieval character & ancient cobble-stones. But this area of rich cultural heritage also harbors ghosts of a less romantic past and this free walking tour is a fantastic way to learn all about them. From blood-curdling facts about torture & punishment and more recent stories of murder to twisted tales & urban legends, the local guides reveal the macabre side of the Old town in a thrilling and chilling hour and a half. As the historical & cultural legacy of the Old Town is aesthetically obvious for all to see It really is a fascinating tour, well-worth doing to get a broader insight to what life was like here through the ages, warts and all!
During the walk thorugh the narrow streets of old town you will hear about Krakow/s Lady In Black and other city/s ghosts and urban legends. You will find out about some of the instruments of penance used here in dark medieval times. Your blood will run cold when we will unveil the secrets around the executioner/s profession as you will have a chance to feel a hangman/s knot. At the gates of monastery you will hear a story straight from the gothic romance, story of forbidden love and punishment. And last but not least, you will hear the historically factual tales albout brutal serial killers terrorizing Krakow in XXth century.
We will show you places in the Old Town, which hide Krakow’s dark secrets.
This tour includes:
English-speaking guide — History — Storytelling — Old Town — Dark secrets
“A fabulous tour even if you're not a history buff!”
Reviewed on June3, 2016
Our tour guide, Maciek, really made the tour extremely informative and entertaining! We did the Old Town Krakow tour. I'm not the biggest history buff, like my husband, but I thoroughly enjoyed…
Reviewed on June3, 2016
Ania took us to an interesting tour through the old town and through the Jewish quarter kazimierz she was very professional funny and an excellent guide if we come back again to Kraków we will…
“A great experience”
Reviewed on June2, 2016
We went on the free walking tour, and yes it is free, but a tip is expected at the end, and we gave without hesitation, the tour takes 3-4 hours and it wasn't a moment too long, just wear comfortable…
In front of St. Mary´s Church on Main Market Square.
Things to note
Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!