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Cracow ZOO was formerly located on the Wawel Hill where lions, monkeys, leopards, camels and rodents could be seen. After transferring the capital of Poland from Cracow to Warsaw by the king Sigismung II Wasa, the zoological garden was closed. In 18th and 19th century many zoological gardens were established in different parts of the city such as in Kraków Park. Thanks to the efforts of the activists of Cracow department of Natural Association, a zoological garden was opened in Wolski Forest on Pustelnik hill, near the monastery of Camaldolites in Bielany. The opening ceremony took place on 6th of July 1929 led by the former president of the Republic of Poland – Ignacy Mościcki.  At the beginning, the Zoo was a home for 94 mammals, 98 birds and 12 reptiles. Currently, there are 1500 animals, over 250 species to be seen in the Zoo, which is constantly developing and is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.

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Important information

In the ZOO is prohibited to:

  • Feed and tease the animals
  • Cross safety barriers, approach the cages and marked electric fences
  • Walk outside lines designated for the visitors
  • Throw items into cages and pass objects to the animals
  • Enter under the influence of alcohol
  • Consume alcohol and smoke
  • Make noises and use music equipment
  • Destroy the greenery
  • Use bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades and scooters
  • Enter with dogs and other animals
  • Enter of children under 12 without supervision
  • Use pyrotechnic articles, firecrackers, fireworks as well as gas rifles, firearms and gas cartridges
  • Enter with balloons and balls

Tour details

  • Tour lasts about 3 hours
  • Pick-up from the hotel at any time of the day (details in the email confirmation)
  • The ZOO is open every day – also on Sunday and on holidays from 9 am to 3 pm
  • Feeding the animals: elephants – during the season at 11 am and 1 pm, outside the season (late autumn and winter) at 1 pm (in suitable weather conditions)
  • Sea lions – at 10 am and 2 pm (except Fridays)
  • The ZOO is closed on: 1st of January, 26-28th of January, first day of Easter, on 16th of April and on 25th of December
  • Easy cancelation system
  • Full refund in case of cancelation up to 24 hours before the beginning of the tour

Additional fees:

  • Entry tickets: regular fare: 18 zł, reduced fare: 10 zł
  • Children under 3 years free admission
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Tour price includes:

  • Pick-up from the hotel
  • Private transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an experienced driver/English-speaking tour manager
  • Come back to the hotel
  • All parking and fuel charges

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