Krakow

Carriage Rides

  Rynek Główny      (+48) 535 50 20 10     01 Mar 2019
If you're wondering about the ever-popular antique horse-drawn carriages that line the market square, these handsome vehicles are available to hire for a leisurely sightseeing trot around town. Operated by a number of different companies, routes and prices are individually determined with the driver, but the most popular route from the market square to Wawel Hill is generally 200zł (about 30mins), and you can expect to pay about 500zł if you carry on to Kazimierz. Most carriages fit 4-5 people and the number in your party has no bearing on the price. Unfortunately the drivers don't disseminate any information about what you're seeing along the way (see, you might need this guidebook after all); that bright idea hasn't occurred to anyone yet. Still, it's every girl's dream to be lifted into one of these things, so be prepared. And don't forget to ask the driver to take your picture; it's the least they can do for the money.
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Carriage rides are generally available every day 10:00 - 22:00, rain or shine.

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26.02.2019
Mads

would never take these trips. I looked into the eyes of one of these horses. Sad eyes, wanting constantly to spit out the metal rod in his mouth and getting away from walking on the hard asphalt and stone brick streets forthe novel satisfaction of constant stream of tourists.
13.11.2018
Foteini
Krakow
It's realy sad to treat to those animals like that.It's torture and cruel.They passing their lives carrying stupid people around the town.They are doing that every day and hole day from morning till late at night.I came to krakow to see the city but I don't even think to use this way to see krakow.This is an exploitation and nothing more.Those praople are unacceptable.Think your self to be in their place.with no water walking all day with carrying so much weight and minimum doze of food.Many of them fainting and injuring.STOP being stupid and paying for something like that it's cruel and anexeptable in 21 sentury.
14.09.2018
Wendy
England
I loved Krakow but I was heart broken watching these same horses pulling these carriages day in day out, how boring for these poor animals, one owner laughed in my face when I asked her about them, she admitted they were used every day all day. These horses deserve a life too, they are not here to be exploited like this for humans. I loved the old market Square but this put me off and not nice to see
25.06.2018
Naomk Ammar
Krakow
Do not ride these horse drawn carriages. These horses are used for several hours a day and are exhausted. They are made to stand still and whipped if they don’t. They are constantly shifting and moving due to mass discomfort and you can see the mouth pieces annoy and possibly hurt them. It’s awful to watch. This is animal abuse. Any animals used for tourist attractions are never tested well behind closed doors. If you ride them, you are contributing to their pain.
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