What To Do During 4 Days In Krakow? Full Itinerary

Krakow, with its rich history and vibrant culture, is a city that captures the hearts of all who visit. If you have the luxury of spending four days in this charming Polish city, you can get even deeper into its treasures. Here’s a comprehensive guide for an extended 4 Days In Krakow visit.

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Day 1 of 4 Days in Krakow Itinerary

Florian Gate and Barbican (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Start your day by crossing through the Florian Gate, an iconic 14th-century entrance to Krakow

Stepping through this gate, one of the eight original entrances to Krakow is like entering a portal to the past. You immerse yourself in the architectural marvels of a past era, all gathered within the walls of Old Town. A short stroll leads to the Barbican, one of Europe’s best-preserved examples of medieval fortifications. As you explore these medieval landmarks, keep in mind it’s not just the stones beneath your feet, but are the remains of a time when these structures were integral to the city’s defense.

The Florian Gate stands as one of the eight original entrances to the city of Krakow. As you pass through, entering the Old Town becomes a captivating leap into a world where the very essence of the surroundings reflects the rich heritage of times long past.

How to get there? 

The Florian Gate is the entry to the Old Town in Krakow. It takes a 5-minute walk to get there from the main railway station. If you are coming directly from the airport, public transport will bring you to the same station.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Within one ticket visit the Defence Route which includes Barbican and Florian Tower. It takes about half an hour of sightseeing.

What’s the cost?

The ticket is rather cheap, it costs 18 PLN (just over 4€), and card payment is available at the entrance, but if you want to skip a possible queue, order tickets online.

Tips

If you are on the budget, you can just walk through the gate for free, and take some photos on the way to the Old Town.

St. Mary’s Cathedral (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

As you reach the main square of the Old Town, you will come across a landmark, that cannot be overlooked. St. Mary’s Cathedral (Bazylika Mariacka) stands proudly as one of Krakow’s most iconic landmarks, showcasing the elegance of Gothic architecture. It plays a main role in Polish history and culture. The cathedral’s distinguishing feature is its twin towers, with the taller one soaring to 81 meters (265 feet), treating visitors to breathtaking panoramic views from its observation deck.

Inside the cathedral, a true beauty unfolds before your eyes. The magnificent Vit Stwoss altarpiece graces the grand nave, one of a kind. Today, this altarpiece, hailed as one of medieval Europe’s most significant sculptures, adds to the cathedral’s rich artistic heritage and unmeasured value. Yet, the true enchantment of St. Mary’s Cathedral reveals itself from the outside. It is a captivating tradition known as the Hejnał Mariacki the Trumpet Call.

Every hour, a bugler emerges from the higher tower and plays the same melody. The hauntingly beautiful tune is interrupted by an abrupt end. This ritual is in remembrance of a 13th-century trumpeter who was shot in the throat while alarming the alarm to warn the city of an approaching enemy.

How to get there? 

The Cathedral is in the center of the Old Town, it cannot be overlooked.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Dedicate about 30-45 minutes to the Cathedral itself. It takes longer if you add a climb up to the tower, which I highly recommend. Give it at least two hours for the complex sightseeing.

What’s the cost?

You will need two tickets to visit both, the Cathedral and the Tower, and it is about 15 PLN (3.50€)

Tips

Children under 8 years old are not permitted to visit the Tower, as the climb is a bit dangerous. There will be queues during summer, and especially on weekends, it is best to reserve some extra time.

Sukiennice – Krakow Cloth Hall (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

In the heart of Krakow’s Main Market Square is Sukiennice, also known as the Krakow Cloth Hall, which stands as a Renaissance-style architectural gem. This iconic landmark was very important throughout the city’s history, serving as a busy center for international trade. Beyond its historical significance, the Sukiennice is a testament to Krakow’s economic and cultural vibrancy. It also stands today as a meeting point for merchants, and craftsmen.

Venturing inside this storied hall unveils a world of treasures. Stalls and shops offer a captivating array of traditional Polish handicrafts, souvenirs, jewelry, and remarkable artwork. The Sukiennice is a haven for those seeking distinctive, locally crafted items, from mesmerizing amber jewelry to the timeless charm of Polish pottery and traditional folk art.

Climbing up to the upper floor, you are greeted by the Sukiennice Gallery. The gallery is a part of the National Museum, and its collection is a true treasure of Polish art and culture. The walls of the museum are home to the masterpieces of renowned Polish artists like Jan Matejko. Sukiennice is a standing witness to the Polish artistic legacy. Out of all the places in Krakow this one is the top to be visited.

How to get there? 

The Sukiennice is located in the center of the Old Town Market. It is the very heart of Krakow.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

For visiting only, 2 hours will be enough to explore, the ground floor stalls, and the top floor gallery.

What’s the cost?

The ticket is rather cheap, it costs 14 PLN (just over 3€) with discounts to the eligible groups.

Tips

The ground floor stalls are a perfect place to shop for souvenirs and keepsakes.

Rynek Underground (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM)

Situated exactly beneath the Main Market Square, the Rynek Underground, also known as the Underground Museum, offers an amazing journey into the city’s history. It is another passage to the old times. In this museum, you get to experience the real life, of people of Krakow from before five hundreds years ago.

Under the ground were ruins of the old market square, and old streets are, you can relive the life of
townsfolk. This archaeological site, once discovered, and preserved, has become now a sightseeing point for visitors.

This unique museum showcases multimedia displays and reconstructed scenes
that present daily life throughout the centuries. You will have the opportunity to explore recreated market stalls, workshops, and a medieval town square, providing valuable insights into the vibrant atmosphere of the past.

How to get there?

The Underground Museum is located under the Cloth Hall Market.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

There are 3 types of sightseeing routes. The shortest route takes about 45 minutes, while if taking the longest, you need to reserve about 2 hrs.

What’s the cost?

The regular price ticket costs 32 (7,50 €)PLN regular price.

Tips

The Underground Museum is one of the most visited museums in Poland. There will be queues. Best to book your ticket online.

Slowacki Theater (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Coming out from the underground passage from the Railway Station, you will find yourself in front of the Slowacki Theater. Despite, that the theater doesn’t have a typical museum room, you can still walk inside to admire the impressive interiors. Golden decorations, marble columns, and splendor will leave you mesmerized and unforgettable visual experiences. The theater has no separate museum, but part of its interior is accessible to visitors. This is one of the greatest theaters in the world.

What can you see during the tour of the theater? You will have the chance to see the main auditorium, the foyer, the entrance hall, and the exhibition galleries. With a guided tour, you will learn the history of the theater and its cultural significance.

How to get there?

The Theatre is located within the walls of Old Town.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

You need about one hour to visit the theater, and of course, you can stay for a
performance.

What’s the cost?

The tour ticket with an English-speaking guide is 30 PLN (7€)

Tips

The sightseeing closes at 7 pm, so be there on time.

Get Lost in the Old Town Streets (7:30 PM onwards)

Take a delightful evening stroll through Krakow’s Old Town for a magical experience. As the sun sets, the charming streets light up, and iconic landmarks like St. Mary’s Basilica create a picturesque setting. As long as the weather allows, enjoy the atmosphere of these lively streets, with street performers adding a musical touch to your walk.

Meander through the Market Square and discover hidden cafes and local treats. The Old Town, or the Kazimierz Quarters, everywhere you will feel the vibe of the city. When night falls, bars and clubs wait for you to play and have fun until late.

Day 2 of 4 Days in Krakow Itinerary

Wawel Castle and Kazimierz District

Dedicate the second day of your 4 days in Krakow to these two attractions, Kings Castle is a place that will take you through the history of the Polish country and the first monarchies. Kazimierz Quarters on the other hand is a place, that will help you understand the past way of life of the Jewish community,

Wawel Castle (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

The oldest residence of Polish rulers was established on Wawel Hill in the first half of the 11th century. The residence was located in the highest, northeast part of the hill, by the Vistula River banks.

The complex includes, among other things, a residential building, a palace hall, and the rotunda of Saints Felix and Adaukt, the best-preserved example of pre-Romanesque architecture in Lesser Poland.

A Bit Of the History Of the Castle

In the 14th century, the Romanesque palace was transformed into a Gothic residence. The Upper Castle was enclosed by defensive walls. At the end of the 14th century, during the reign of Władysław Jagiełło, the so-called Danish Tower was built. The current shape of the palace was determined by a major reconstruction during the reign of King Sigismund the Old.

The entrance to the palace courtyard leads through the gate building, rebuilt in the Renaissance style. The Piast Eagle is carved on its facade. In the vestibule, shields with Poland, Lithuania, and the Sforza family coats of arms are displayed. The classical crowning of the facade dates from the end of the 18th century.

The Castle Today

Currently, the palace interiors house exhibitions presenting the museum collections of the Royal Castle on Wawel. The first-floor rooms mainly housed private rooms for the king, the court suite, and guests.

The most picturesque rooms in the palace are in Kurza Stopka, and in the eastern wing, on the first floor, there is one of the best-preserved Renaissance interiors of the castle.

The second-floor rooms were representative and served various court ceremonies. Most of them have a Renaissance character. The most famous room in the palace is the Poselska room, also known as Pod Głowami. It has one of the most beautiful Renaissance ceilings in Europe. Among the second-floor rooms, the following stand out: the Tournament Room, the Under the Review of the Army Room, the Under the Birds Room, the Under the Eagle Room, and the Senatorska Room, also known as the Dancer’s Room.

Beyond the castle walls, Wawel Hill offers even more to discover. Explore the Dragon’s Den, a legendary cave said to be the lair of the mythical Wawel Dragon. You can see the dragon sculpture come to life as it breathes fire, captivating the youngest visitors.

Visit Wawel to explore this amazing architecture, but also to immerse yourself in the heart of Polish culture, history, and heritage. See as well The Royal Tombs at the cathedral.

How to get there?

Wawel Castle is located in the Old Town, railway station, and bus station are located just about 30 minutes walk to reach the castle gates.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Reserve about 3 hours of your time, for sightseeing.

What’s the cost?

The entry price will vary, depending if you want to visit the castle on your own, or you decide with a guide. In general, the price starts at 80-100 PLN (around 20 €)

Tips

Monday is a free entry day to the Castle.

Kazimierz Quaters (1:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

Visiting Kazimierz is a must on the itinerary for exploring Krakow. Cozy cafes and restaurants, galleries, and antique shops of this district, along with its cobbled streets and Jewish cultural landmarks, create a charming atmosphere that is irresistible.

Kazimierz is a vibrant place with cultural life, hosting many cultural events, and an internationally renowned celebration. During these days, the streets come alive with multicultural crowds and music, and people gather for open-air concerts, dancing, and singing.

You can explore the district by two tourist routes. The first, the St. Stanislaus Route, is part of the Krakow Saints’ Trail, starting from Wawel through Skalka and the Church of St. Catherine to Wolnica Square. The second trail leads through the Jewish Heritage Route, and takes you through the streets of the former Jewish Quarter, starting at Meiselsa Street, and ending at the new Jewish cemetery on Miodowa Street 55.

The History of The “Unfinished” City

In the 14th century, Krakow residents led a rebellion against their ruler, Wladyslaw Lokietek. To avoid similar surprises in the future, King Casimir the Great founded a separate urban center on a vast Vistula island in 1335.

The renowned Academy of Krakow, later known as the Jagiellonian University, was established here, along with magnificent churches. However, a significant portion of Kazimierz was prone to flooding, which hindered the city’s development. An interesting fact is, that although Kazimierz appears equally impressive as Krakow in its first portrayal from 1493, it was, in reality, more modest.

The fact that Kazimierz remained an “unfinished” city, paradoxically contributed to its present fame. When Jews were banned from living in Krakow in 1495, they could settle here. This created the only city in the contemporary world governed by Jews, subject only to the king.

Kazimierz as a Separate City

Kazimierz remained a separate city for centuries, joining Krakow only in the late 18th century. From then on, it became a provincial suburb of Krakow. Eventually, the destruction of the Jewish city walls was ordered and Jewish settlement was allowed throughout Kazimierz and later in Krakow. Soon, wealthier Jews moved to the city center, leaving poverty behind.

The times of Nazi occupation and the Holocaust brought the saddest period in the district’s history. Although Kazimierz’s historic buildings mostly escaped damage, the city suffered a painful blow—losing those who had shaped and loved it for generations. The Jewish part of Kazimierz became deserted; its residents perished in German concentration camps: Belzec, Plaszow, and Auschwitz.

Kazimierz Quarters Today

Today, Kazimierz is once again a meeting place for different cultures and nationalities. The people of Krakow decided to preserve this part of their city’s, as well as national and European history. The enthusiasm with which they have undertaken the task of restoring Kazimierz’s past glory attracts visitors from around the world. It seems like the “golden age” of Kazimiesz is now, and not when it was originally established.

Exploring Kazimierz District

One of the best ways to explore this unique place is to get lost in the streets of Kazimierz You’ll see a blend of architectural styles, giving living proof of the existence of diverse cultures and religions. Gothic churches, and Renaissance buildings, alongside the well-preserved remnants of the Jewish Quarter with synagogues, including the famous Remuh Synagogue and the historic Old Synagogue. Szeroka Street, Jozefa Street, and Nowy Plac are the most popular places to stroll. You will see colorful small coffee places, interesting murals, and old shop signs.

How to get there?

Kazimierz district is about 1500 meters from the Old Town Market, it is about 25 minutes walk. You can get there by tram as well.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

It takes 2-4 hours to discover the Kazimierz district. If you plan to stop there for a meal, allow some extra time for this attraction.

What’s the cost?

If you are going to explore the place on your own, only the entry ticket to the synagogue and museum will be your cost, about 20PLN (4,50€), plus a coffee, or a dinner in the traditional Jewish restaurant. An English-speaking tour guide costs about 400-600 PLN (90€-140€)

Tips

On Monday the Old Synagogue has a free entry. Kazimierz District, is next to Jewish Quarters in Prague, Czech Republic the only place that preserved the Jewish culture and traditions. It is truly a unique place.

Kosciuszko Mound (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

If you visit Krakow during the warm months, you still have the chance to visit the Kościuszko Mound within the second day of your 4 days in Krakow. I you age here in the winter months, and it’s already getting dark outside and it’s cold, swap this attraction with visiting Christmas Market ( before Christmas) or other attractions available during winter in Krakow.

Vantage Point and a Tribute

Kosciuszko Mound, also known as Kopiec Kosciuszki i. It is a man-made mound that serves as a tribute to Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a national hero.

The mound is a vantage point, from which you can admire the panoramic view over Krakow. Getting to the top requires some physical activity for those who want to get there on foot. But if you are not fit this, the elevator is at your service. Regardless of how you manage this, getting to the top will reward you with stunning views.

Tadeus Kościuszko was a great leader, and important figure, back in the 18th century, he fought for the independence of Poland. After the fallen uprising, he migrated to America, where he to became famous as a great leader.

How to get there?

To get to Kosciuszko Mound from Kazimierz, you would need to cross the river over the Grunwaldzki Bridge and get a bus line 101. It will take you right to the outside of the Mound.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

It takes about 1 hour to explore the museum and to spend some time at the mound, admiring the panoramic view of the city.

What’s the cost?

The regular individual ticket is 24PLN (5,50 €)

Day 3 of 4 Days in Krakow Itinerary

Reflective Visit to Auschwitz

Entering the grounds of the former German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim, one might feel that for several years, hell was located in this very place. Hunger, medical experiments, terror, forced labor, diseases, executions, gas chambers, Jewish, Polish, and representatives of other nations experienced all of this here. A visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum in Oświęcim is not a regular tour.

Exploring the camp evokes memories of the Holocaust, of the cruelty that happened. Passing the gate of the camp is an experience that gives shivers down the spine, and provides much to contemplate.

The visiting options

If you don’t come with an organized group, you have several options for touring. The most popular ones are individual tours without an educator and general tours. Those are also free of charge. However, I highly recommend taking a guided tour.

Individual Tour without Educator: Individual tours without an educator are only possible early in the morning and after peak hours from April to October. Admission is free, and you need to reserve a ticket online through the museum’s website.

General Tour (with Educator): A general tour with an educator lasts about 3.5 hours. I my opinion this is the best option if you want to learn about the history of the camp and the dramatic events that took place there. Each visitor is provided with headphones and a guide.

Visit to Auschwitz I

You enter the camp, by passing through the gate with the sign “Arbeit macht frei” (Work sets you free) above it. In front of you are the brick barracks where exhibitions on various themes are now located. These exhibitions show the life of prisoners from the moment they crossed the gate to their cremation. Photos hanging on the walls show the faces of those who ended up in there. They were stripped of everything, even their names. Piles of suitcases, prosthetics, cosmetics, and cut hair make a strong impression.

Between barracks 10 and 11, you pause for a moment. The wall, where flowers and candles are placed, was the place where prisoners were executed by firing squad. The last point of the visit to Auschwitz I is the entrance to the gas chamber and crematorium. Traces of the nails of people seeking escape from Zyklon B are still visible on the chamber walls.

Visit to Auschwitz II (Birkenau)

You cover the distance from Auschwitz I to Auschwitz II (Birkenau) by a free bus between the camps. You get off near the guardhouse and the main gate of Auschwitz II, the final stop on the “journey” of so many people. Those who were directed to heavy labor were given a number and then tattooed. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the only Nazi camp where this was done.

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau is a deeply moving and emotional experience. It is a journey into the dark history of humanity, a place that bears witness to the unimaginable suffering and cruelty that occurred during the Holocaust.

How to get there?

Auschwitz is about 70 km away from Krakow. There is a train leaving every hour from Krakow Central Station to Auschwitz, and it takes about 1.5 hours to get to the Camp.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

The sightseeing takes 4 to 6 hours to visit all the places and exhibitions. However, allow time to get there whether by train or by car.

What’s the cost?

Visiting The Camp is free to all. There is an option to join a group of people and have an organized tour with an educator. Book a tour here.

Tips

I recommend taking a tour with an educator to fully understand the history of the Death Camp.

Schindler’s Factory Museum (4pm-6pm)

“Schindler’s Factory” refers to the factory of Emmanuel Ringelblum in Krakow, which was the main setting for Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List.” And unlike Auschwitz, this place is rather a looking at the Holocaust, and cruelty from the perspective of good, and hope.

Schindler’s Factory is today a partially preserved historical site and a museum dedicated to the history of the Holocaust. Visitors can see the original factory buildings and exhibitions related to life during World War II and the fate of the Jews during the Holocaust. The museum serves as a reminder of the importance of historical memory and the need to counter prejudice and violence based on racial and religious backgrounds.

The History Behind Factory

The museum currently houses a permanent exhibition, “Krakow Under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945,” which is one of the most interesting and important exhibitions in Krakow, portraying both the individual and collective dimensions of the horrors brought by the war.

The exhibition tells the story of wartime Krakow and its residents fed Nazi propaganda, Jews forced to live in the ghetto, and victims of wartime terror. The creators have perfectly captured the multidimensionality of these extraordinary Krakow stories and introduced the figure of Oskar Schindler, who will forever be recorded in the annals of history.

Who was Oskar Schindler?

Oskar Schindler (1908-1974) was a German entrepreneur and member of the NSDAP. He is credited with saving about 1200 Jews, whom he deliberately employed in his factories to help them avoid the terrible conditions of life and ultimately death in Nazi labor camps.

Currently, the Oskar Schindler Factory houses two museums: MOCAK, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Schindler Museum.

Schindler Factory Today – Why It’s Worth Visiting

The museum is yet another step to go back in time – the entire exhibition structure leads through a narrow corridor resembling the ghetto walls, and separate rooms are arranged to resemble very specific places – a particular street, a hairdressing salon, a labor camp, a railway station, and many more.

So, while visiting one room after another, everyone can imagine what the ghetto residents were dealing with and reflect on their fate. It is an extremely interesting way of telling the history of wartime – it gives the impression that as visitors, we are actively participating in a journey through history.

How to get there?

Schindler; ‘s Factory is in Krakow about 25 minutes by bus from the center.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

It will take you up to two hours to visit the museum.

What’s the cost?

The price varies from 24 to 28 PLN (5.50€- 6,50€)

Tips

The museum opens its door with free entry every Monday

Day 4 of 4 Days in Krakow Itinerary

Wieliczka Salt Mine (9am-12pm)

Take the unique opportunity to visit a continuously operating salt mine that dates back to the Middle Ages. The incredible microclimate, expansive chambers, entire underground halls, chapels, and lakes – this is what awaits you during the long underground journey through mining corridors. Wieliczka is one of the biggest attractions near Krakow, captivating tourists from all over the world.

A Few Facts About The Salt Mine

The salt deposits on which the Wieliczka mine was founded are 15 million years old! Salt was one of the main treasures around Krakow, so rulers took special care of the mine. This is just one of the many fascinating stories associated with this place.

The Wieliczka mine is very big, with its oldest preserved parts dating back to the 13th century, and the lowest level is located at a depth of over 300 meters! The mine is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour takes place along the Tourist Route, where you can find all the most beautiful sites (including the magnificent St. Kinga’s Chapel).

The mine also offers tours along the Mining Route (where you can try your hand at salt extraction in working attire with a pickaxe), and deep underground, you’ll find the impressive Salt Mine Museum.

Some More Interesting Facts

Among the guests who admired the wonders of the Wieliczka Mine were Goethe, Mendeleev, Bill Clinton, and John Paul II. It’s high time to follow in their footsteps!

How to get there?

The easy way to get to Wieliczka Salt Mine is by taking a train from the Main Railway Station is Krakow. It takes about 30 minutes by train and then 10 minutes by walking to the site.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Taking into calculation the time you need to get there and then back to Krakow, allow at least four hours for visiting.

What’s the cost?

There are different routes to explore the salt mine, and the prices will vary, starting from 80 PLN (18€). Check this article to see the options. They range between

Tips

Check out the stay over the night in the mine options, this could be an amazing adventure.

Museum Of Illusion (2pm-3pm)

The Kraków Illusion Museum offers a 400 m2 space where illusion meets art and scientific inventions. illusions.

The illusions on display in the museum are created by artists and engineers, combining physics, light, and shadow. In this way, they enable a playful engagement of all the senses. You come to a point, where you are not sure if what you are seeing is real or not.

This is a fun place to be, and perfect for all year groups, so it’s an easy target for a family attraction.

How to get there?

The Museum of Illusion is just outside of the Old Town, very near to the Raddison Blu hotel, 15 15-minute walk from the Mian railway station.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

You would need about 1-1.5 hours to fully enjoy the experience.

What’s the cost?

The tickets are 45PLN at regular price and down to 19 PLN (4,30€) with a discount for eligible groups.

Tips

Check out the “stay over the night in the mine” options, this could be an amazing adventure.

Aviation Museum (4pm-5pm)

The Aviation Museum in Krakow stands as an ideal destination for aviation enthusiasts, committed to preserving and displaying Poland’s aviation history. Within its walls, visitors can delve into a varied array of aircraft, engines, and aviation artifacts spanning different eras.

The museum presents a comprehensive view of Poland’s aviation accomplishments, encompassing both military and civilian aircraft. From early flying machines to contemporary fighter jets, the collection offers a captivating exploration of the evolution of aviation.

How to get there?

From the Main railway Station take a bus line 5, it will take about 15 to 20 minutes to get there.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Two hours will be enough.

What’s the cost?

The entry ticket costs 27 PLN (6 €)

Tips

Check if there are any attractions and events planned for the day, you might find something very interesting.

Horse Carriage Tour in Krakow (6pm-7:30pm)

In Krakow, the enduring presence of horse-drawn carriages stands as a quintessential aspect of the city’s character. Winding through its labyrinthine streets, charming alleys, and historic landmarks, these carriages offer a picturesque window into Krakow’s rich historical landmarks.

Today, they have evolved into a prominent tourist attraction, particularly appealing when accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who can illuminate the city’s past.

As the tourist season unfolds, Krakow’s carriages become even more popular, transforming them into almost every street corner. To optimize your experience, secure a reservation for your carriage ride in advance. This not only facilitates a seamless boarding process but also ensures a comfortable seat within one of these iconic Krakow conveyances.

Consider adding this charming experience to your itinerary, appreciating the city’s history in a uniquely nostalgic manner. Horse carriages are reachable at nearly every street corner, beautiful white horses and white carriages want to take tourists on this fantastic tour around the Old Town and Kazimierz Quarters.

How to get there?

Look for them in the streets of Old Town.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Horse carriage tour – 1-2 hours, about 650PLN – 1300PLN (€150-300€)

What’s the cost?

about €150-300

Tips

During high season make sure to book a carriage online in advance.

Experience The Nightlife in Krakow (after 8 pm)

Krakow is not only about history and culture. This is vibrant full of students and tourists city, and has a very rich nightlife. It is a trendy destination for a stag night or hen night.

Whether you prefer lively clubs, cozy pubs, or cultural experiences, Krakow has it all. Here’s a glimpse into the city’s diverse nightlife, and where to look for it.

NightLife Options In Krakow

  • Old Town Square and Kazimierz District:
    • Pubs and Bars: The Old Town Square and Kazimierz district are filled with pubs and bars, both historic and modern. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with a drink in hand while soaking in the historic surroundings.
    • Cafes and Restaurants: Kazimierz comes alive at night with numerous cafes and restaurants offering a blend of local and international cuisines. Many places feature live music, creating a lively and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Clubs and Nightlife Hotspots:
    • Main Market Square Area: Find a variety of clubs around the Main Market Square, ranging from dance clubs to live music venues. Some venues host themed parties, ensuring there’s always something exciting happening.
  • Cultural Events:
    • Theatre and Music: Krakow is known for its cultural events, including live music performances, theater shows, and art exhibitions. Check local listings for events happening during your visit.
  • Rooftop Bars:
    • Panoramic Views: Experience Krakow’s skyline at night by visiting one of the city’s rooftop bars. These establishments offer panoramic views, making for a memorable evening.
  • Boat Parties on the Vistula River:
    • Scenic Experience: In the warmer months, consider joining a boat party on the Vistula River. These events combine music, drinks, and stunning views of the city lights reflecting on the water.
  • Student-Friendly Hangouts:
    • District IV: If you’re looking for student-friendly places, head to District IV. This area is popular among the younger crowd and offers a mix of affordable bars and clubs.
  • Krakow Beer Gardens:
    • Relaxed Atmosphere: During the summer, enjoy the city’s beer gardens. These outdoor spaces provide a more relaxed atmosphere, perfect for socializing with friends.

Remember that outdoor places might not be available during the winter months.

Where to stay for 4 days in Krakow?

Luxury Travelers – Hotel Stary One of the best hotels in the city

Privet Accommodation – Well Well Aparthotel. A short distance from Old Town.

Budget travelers – Bubble Hostel, the place offers privet rooms, as well as dormitories. Short walking distance from the Railways Station, and not too far from the Old Town.

What To Eat And Drink During 4 Days In Krakow?

  • Obwarzanek – braided ring-shaped bread. You can get it from vendors spots in the Old Town Market
  • Pierogi – dumplings traditional Polish recipes at Starka Restaurant
  • Bigos – a must-try Polish slow-cooked stew
  • Zapiekanka – an absolute must try, baguette with mushroom and cheese, best at Zapiekanka u Endziora
  • Pączki (donuts) – a must-try dessert, look for them in bakeries.
  • vodka –Banialuka, try this place, located within the Old Town, they offer good deals plus their snacks are delicious.

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