Famous Islands of Wroclaw - Cathedral Island and Sand Island
Discover the oldest part of the city where the history of Wroclaw started over 1100 years ago. In a small group, limited to 10 people, you will see and learn more about the pearls of the Gothic and Baroque architecture: the Cathedral of John the Baptist, Church of the Holy Cross and other ancient churches of Wroclaw. Your passionate, local guide will reveal to you interesting facts and legends of the famous islands of Wroclaw.
• Visit the Cathedral Island – a very special and authentic place illuminated with the gas lanterns
• Visit the Sand Island with the monumental Church of Our Lady on the Sand.
• Listen to insightful information about Wroclaw history and legends of the islands; including the adventures of Casanova’s visit to Wroclaw, legend of the Dumpling Gate and many others.
• For those who would like to see more – there is also the possibility to visit the inside of the Cathedral
• 2 h walking tour with an expert, local guide
• Small groups limited to a maximum of 10 people.Itinerary
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Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, Plac Katedralny 18, Wroclaw 50-329 Poland
Your tour will start outside the Cathedral main entrance. From there you will walk round the picturesque Cathedral Island to see where in medieval times, wrongdoers could escape justice. Whilst walking, your guide will provide insight on why hundreds of years ago, dukes and clergy chose to live on the island and why the Cathedral Island is not an island anymore. Pass By:
St Giles' Church, plac Katedralny, 50-328 Wrocław, Poland
You will see The Church of St. Giles - the oldest existing church in Wroclaw. The Leaning Tower of Wroclaw and the Dumpling Gate. A few steps away, an entrance to the 19th century Botanical Gardens is waiting for those who like to explore parks and nature. Pass By:
Archbishop's Palace in Wroclaw, Katedralna 13, 50-328 Wrocław, Poland
Furthermore, you will stop by the Archbishop’s Palace to listen to an amazing story of one brave cardinal who in 1980 hid 80 million zloty for the Solidarity movement and subsequently what happened to the money.Pass By:
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St. Bartholomew, plac Kościelny 1, 50-329 Wrocław, Poland
Across the street, you see a two-tier building. This is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in the Silesia area – the Church of the Holy Cross and Bartholomew with a copy of the Turin shroud hidden inside. Your guide will tell stories about other magnificent buildings in the neighbourhood; Orphanotropheum – a former orphanagePass By:
Tumski Bridge, Wroclaw Poland
You will finish your tour on the Cathedral Island passing Tumski Bridge, representing the border for the church’s jurisdiction and leading to the Sand Island where you will see the monumental Church of Our Lady on the Sand.Pass By:
Piasek Island, Unnamed Road,52-007, 50-266 Wrocław, Poland
The biggest Gothic church if Wroclaw – church of Our Lady on the Sand. You will also see the former Augustinians monastery, charming tenement houses – the only remains of the old residential buildings on Sand Island.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Face masks required indoor public spaces"
Duration: 90 To 120 Minutes
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, plac Katedralny 18, 50-329 Wrocław, Poland
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.