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  • Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

    1. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

    Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, a...

    thank you very much for guide! it was amasing! tour was very interesting, visited so much places in 1,5 hour.

  • Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

    2. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

    The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

    This is a great way to explore Krakow and to learn more about its history. We got to see many of the main interests in the Jewish Quarter and our guide even made some suggestions about good restaurants to visit.

  • Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

    3. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

    Take a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Next, begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometer...

    Wonderful experience! The guides are great at explaining and have great knowledge in history and brings everything into life. Would highly recommend, the tours are operated separately but very successful and we weren’t lost and guided all the way.

  • Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

    4. Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

    Visit the former concentration camp at Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about its dark history, how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay your respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims. Come to understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like. Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, Schindler's List. Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

  • Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

    5. Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

    Visit Krakow’s old Jewish Quarter on a private tour with an expert local guide. Start the tour from wherever and at whatever time you choose, giving you flexibility to plan your day as you wish.  After you meet your guide, explore the narrow cobbled streets, squares, cozy restaurants and cafes serving up traditional Jewish-Polish dishes and old town houses.  See the major sights of the district, such as the synagogues, old cemetery, Monument to the Memory of Krakow Holocaust Victims, Jan Karsk’si Bench, Helena Rubinstein's birthplace, or the yard where the famous movie ‘Schindler's List’ was filmed.  In the Podgórze district, walk through the Ghetto Heroes Square with its 70 empty iron and bronze chairs, symbolizing the Polish Jews’ plight during World War II. To finish up, visit the remains of Ghetto Walls, before the end of the tour.

    I will definitely go with this company next time I'm in Krakow, the guide was superb, very knowledgable and said very interesting stories.

  • Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

    6. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

    Tour Schindler's factory with a licensed museum guide. Oskar Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," employed thousands of Jews and saved approximately 1200. Next, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the gruesome events that took place during World War II. See a part of the undestroyed wall surrounding the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle," and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Then you will be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, and the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilom...

  • Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Guided Tour with Lunch

    7. Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Guided Tour with Lunch

    Discover what life was like in Krakow during the Second World War on this full-day guided walking tour. Explore the area where the Plaszow camp once stood and hear the stories of all those who lived there, including the life of Oskar Schindler. Start your tour in the Old City and pass through the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz to the Podgorze district of Krakow, where the Jewish ghetto was once located. Immerse yourself in the past as your guide explains the history behind each turn. Then, take a quick break for lunch. Next, head towards the site of the Plaszow concentration camp, and discover the role of Oskar Schindler and how his actions inspired the award-winning film "Schindler's List." Explore the wooded area where the camp once was and see the memorial dedicated to all victims built in 1964 as well as other smaller tributes. Continue to where the director Steven Spielberg b...

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

Had a nice tour! Picked up right on time at the agreed place. Enthusiastic guide Valentino really takes the time to tell everything in a nice way. Tip to do this tour as the start of your city trip. Because the guide tells you exactly where you can find the highlights and good restaurants. Recommended!

Wonderful experience! The guides are great at explaining and have great knowledge in history and brings everything into life. Would highly recommend, the tours are operated separately but very successful and we weren’t lost and guided all the way.

Fantastic experience, Olga was our tour guide for Schindler's factory and the Jewish ghetto, then Krzysztof drove us to the salt mines. Both very knowledgeable and very good tour guides. I can't wait to get back to Poland

Perfect and inspiring tour. A “must do” in the beginning of your stay in Krakow

Olga made the tour fascinating, passionate and caring about her subject.