Above, you will find an overview of the Activities and Tours in Krakow that we offer. Please visit this site on a regular basis, because our product list is always being constantly updated with new, exciting activities, some of which have been created after being suggested to us by visiting guests! “It would be really cool if you offered...” we are often told. And, if it can be done, we will certainly think about offering it!
Not only is Krakow one of Europe's leading centres for culture and study, but it is also, in our humble opinion, one of the continent's greatest cities to live and hang out in or to visit. There are so many exciting and unique things to do in Krakow that we believe the city will soon be one of Europe's Top Ten Incenticve destinations. The possibilities seem limitless: from Krakow Spa to Krakow Ski, this UNESCO-protected city has it all. AK-47 shooting?Parachute Jumping? Off-roading in former Soviet Bloc military facilities? Professional karting?
In fact, 'Karting in Krakow' is one of the most popular Internet search terms for this Polish city, and helps explain the enduring qualities that this destination has as a place for partying, adventure and relaxation for your incentive or corporate event.
The good news is that we live and work in this fantastic city and therefore know exactly what you need to see (and when) in order to get the very most out of your cultural exploration of Poland's most beautiful city. To this end, Krakow Out There has put together a collection of fascinatingly informative and educational Cultural Tours that reflect the very best of Krakow History and Culture.
While Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture in 2009 and Tallinn is the continent's cultural show piece in 2011, Krakow had already earned this title as far back as the year 2000. Yes, Krakow has dozens upon dozens of amazing museums, galleries, churches, Gothic buildings and districts to be discovered, but this is also a city renowned across Poland – and increasingly Europe – for its countless festivals, where guests can enjoy fantastic cutting edge art and music from all over the globe.
Krakow has enough attractions to fill several weekends' worth of visits. It is worth noting, however, that a number of places of interest are also to be found outside of the city. The most important areas of Krakow for most visitors are Wawel Castle, the Old Town and the Kazimierz Jewish quarter.
Wawel Castle was the seat of Polish kings for many centuries and radiates a special and authentic centuries-old vibe that can only be found in a handful of destinations across Europe. Adjacent to Wawel Castle is its Cathedral – one of many stunning religious structures in this quite remarkable city.
For many visitors and locals alike Krakow simply would not be the inspiring city it is without its Market Square, Rynek. Not only is this the largest medieval square in Europe, but it is also home to the centuries-old Cloth Hall and St.Mary's Basilica. This is the place where many of you will spend countless afternoons and bright summer evenings relaxing and drinking, taking in the timeless atmosphere of Cracow. It's most memorable to enter here via the Florianska Gate, and to stroll slowly taking in the sights, as the clocks chime and the birds flutter in the skies above. And while we remain in central Krakow also consider visiting Krakow National Museum and the former Krakow Ghetto, which are both amongst the Krakow Top 10 Places of Interest.
Out of town must-sees include Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka mine, Zakopane and the Tatra mountains. Of course, we use the expression 'must see' with discretion when describing Auschwitz as a visit will likely be one of the most upsetting and humbling experiences you have had in your life. However, anybody who does visit here will subsequently gain a better understanding of the horrors that occurred in Europe during World War II and the dangers threatening the world today as we witness an increase in support for Fascist-inspired political movements across the European continent.
Meanwhile, Wieliczka mine is a UNESCO-listed heritage site with sections of it full of carvings, statues and even a chapel. It is a surreal tourist attraction that will leave you feeling like you have entered the pages of a dystopian Sci-Fi novel.
To get the most out of your time in Krakow we suggest that you join one of the many Krakow Out There City Tours and Day Trips. These combine all of the places of interest mentioned here both inside the city itself, and further afield in places like Zakopane and Wieliczka.
Krakow, along with amazing cities such as Prague and Budapest, rates amongst the most beautiful and culturally blessed urban centres in all of Europe. It is no exaggeration to say that Krakow is an absolute treasure trove of ancient churches, listed buildings and fascinating museums.