This post lists the best free walking tours you can take in Krakow, including self-guided tours, and small group tours.
WHAT IS A FREE TOUR?
Free walking tours are run on a pay-what-you-like basis. You don’t need to pay anything upfront and can pay what you feel the experience was worth with the local guide.
We suggest €5 to €15 per adult if you enjoy your walking tour.
Keep in mind that while free walking tours are incredibly convenient and budget-friendly, the groups can be quite large. So if you want to have a more personal experience and be able to have more conversation with your guide, you might consider taking a small-group walking tour.
TIP: If you’re looking for other types of tours, purchasing this hop-on-hop-off bus tour comes with a boat tour and a tour of Schindler’s Factory as well.
TOP FREE WALKING TOUR COMPANIES
Below are our 3 picks for the best pay-what-you-like walking tours of Krakow. Several of the companies listed below also offer other, themed walks with upfront fees.
This company offers 2 tours per day for 2.5-hours. These tours are available in English and Spanish and start at 10:10 am and 16:00 (4:00 pm). During the 2.5-hour tour, you will see the best of the city and learn about both triumphant and tragic chapters of Polish history.
Free Tour Krakow
Free Tour Krakow will let you explore the entire city over multiple walks, which makes these tours perfect for the travelers who are first-time visitors. The morning tour will introduce the city and teach you the Krakow’s art and architecture. The afternoon tour focuses on Krakow’s history. Learn about the nobility, crusades, dungeons, and other hidden gems within the city.
Guru Walk offers multiple free walking tours – you can choose between morning and afternoon start times as well as English and Spanish-speaking guides. The guides are all local and make sure to give you special insider tips into the city.
SELF-GUIDED KRAKOW TOURS
If you don’t want to be bound to a specific schedule, taking yourself on a self-guided tour is a great option.
You don’t have to purchase the Krakow Card to access their free audiobook download – all you need to do is sign up for their newsletter with your email address. However, if you’re looking for free transportation on local public transportation as well as entry into museums, St. Mary’s Basilica, and Oscar Schindler’s factory, we suggest utilizing this discount pass.
Emily’s Guide to Krakow
This blog has multiple sample itineraries and walking tours you can get inspiration from. Looking to sample local foods? There’s a food-based walking guide to follow. If you’re interested in the historical center, you can follow Emily’s guide and learn more about the history of Krakow as well.
FREE WALKING TOURS IN OTHER CITIES
Enjoy free walking tours in other cities around the world with Free Tours by Foot and our recommended companies.
- New York City
- Washington, DC
- New Orleans
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco