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Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

1. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the dark history of Poland on this guided tour. Start your tour with pickup by your instructor who will explain to you the sightseeing plan for the day before starting your audio-guided tour of Kazimierz and Podgórze district.   For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Its Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is an important center of cultural life in the city. Explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Ghetto Heroes Square, 6 synagogues, Szeroka Street, and more. The last stop on your tour will be a 2-hour visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This museum tells the story of Oskar Schindler and the fate of the Jews during wartime in Krakow. Using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artifacts, and dynamic media installations, you’ll delve even deeper into the darker sides of Krakow’s history.

Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

2. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Krakow's Kazimierz district has a long Jewish history. From the medival times Jews were living around this district. The memory of this rich history are beautiful preserved synagogues, prayer houses and small shops located around Kazimierz. Your guide will walk with you around the famous Szeroka Street with Remu and Old Synagogue, old city walls, original Schindler’s factory in the city’s industrial district of Zabłocie and the Podgorze where Getto was located during World War II. In Podgorze you will have chance to see Pankiewicz Eagle's Pharmacy and Plac Bohaterow Getta square with memorial made of 68 chairs.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

3. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

Travel to Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow on a group electric golf cart tour. Experience a place where Jewish and Christian cultures intertwine. View over 20 monuments in Kazimierz, and in the former Jewish ghetto. Ride along the vibrant streets of Kazimierz in a comfortable and eco-friendly vehicle. Cruise through twists and turns to discover charming shops and restaurants. Learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Head to the former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war. Find traces of those terrible events. Be moved as you see a fragment of the ghetto wall, the houses of displaced Jews, Pod Orłem pharmacy, and the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

4. Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

Discover the historical area of Krakow with this electric golf cart tour of the Old Town. Drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz . Find out where the Jewish Ghetto was located. Listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Be picked up from the meeting point and start your tour with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Krakow Old Town. Put on your headphones and listen as your audio guide provides context for what you see. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square. View the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. Marvel at the towering St. Mary's Church and the green space in Planty park. Cruise down narrow streets with many temples, universities, and charming houses. Appreciate splendid views of Wawel Castle, on the way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz, the oldest district in the city.

Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

5. Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

The Holocaust almost totally destroyed the rich culture of Polish Jews. Almost. Experience a mixture of feelings — perhaps sadness, nostalgia, and hope, as you discover the rebirth of Krakow’s Jewish district on this guided afternoon tour. Meet your guide in one of the most interesting parts of Krakow, Kazimierz, the only Jewish city of medieval Europe that has survived to this day. Nowadays, Kazimierz is one of the most popular parts of Krakow, with a unique, bohemian atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife. As you walk through the area, talk with your guide about the co-existence of two cultures and religions, the traditions of Krakow’s Jews, their customs, and famous Poles of Jewish origin.   On numerous squares, surrounded by synagogues, and near the ghetto wall, learn about events that were important for Jewish history and culture. Together, you’ll search for answers to difficult questions that concern us all.

Krakow Jewish Quarter: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Expert

6. Krakow Jewish Quarter: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Expert

Shalom at the Jewish Kazimierz! The historic district of Krakow was for centuries seen as the Jewish capital city of the former Polish and Lithuanian Commonwealth. Kazimierz was home to world-famous Rabbis including the most famous one, Moses Ben Israel Isserles, also known as Remu. You can find here the Old Synagogue, one of the oldest preserved synagogues in Central Europe, as well as the Remu cemetery, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Poland. Unique architecture along with charming restaurants and historical significance all add to the extraordinary atmosphere of Kazimierz. The famous Szeroka Street also hosts the biggest Jewish Festival in Europe. The Jewish Kazimierz tour is also an important history lesson of the Second World War, pictured in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.” The old Jewish ghetto in the Podgorze district is associated with this turbulent period. The Kazimierz district also tells the story of brave and devoted people who in the darkness of the Second World War risked their own lives to help the Jewish dwellers of the Ghetto. The most important heroes included Tadeusz Pankiewicz (the Eagle Pharmacy) and Oskar Schindler (Enamel Factory). Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well-traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.

Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

7. Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

Take a look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on a heated deck with leather sofas on cold days. Enjoy the beautiful views from the upper deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside, and see such monuments as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, the silhouette of a dragon, and more. Follow the footsteps of Jewish cultural monuments in Krakow in a comfortable, eco-friendly golf cart. See authentic monuments in the Kazimierz district and the ghetto that existed during the war in the Podgórze district, and learn more about its history. On the route of the tour, see over 20 monuments, visit the beautiful, picturesque streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Visit one of the most important areas on the map of Krakow, where that the cultural life of contemporary residents and tourists takes place.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Sightseeing Golf Cart Tour

8. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Sightseeing Golf Cart Tour

Travel to Kazimierz, the oldest district of Krakow, which was once a separate city. Experience a place of peaceful coexistence where Christian and Jewish cultures intertwine. See over 20 monuments. Ride along the beautiful, picturesque streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Explore one of the most important neighborhoods in city. Head to former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war and view traces of those terrible events like a fragment of the ghetto wall, houses where displaced Jews lived, the historic pharmacy Pod Orłem, and the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

9. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Tour

10. Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Tour

Explore the Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the history of the district from the 14th century up until today—the closed life of the first settlements, assimilation during the 19th century, and the tragedies of the Second World War. See where traditional Jewish institutions such as synagogues and old cemeteries still stand. Get a feel for the beatnik vibe of the district today, with its fashionable shops and cafes. Then, visit the unique and modern exhibition at Schindler's Factory Museum. Gain a deeper knowledge of the tragic events that took place in Krakow during the Second World War. Learn the story of the German entrepreneur who strived to save many Jews, a story which inspired Stephen Spielberg's Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List."

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 141 reviews

I loved it - our guide was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. The tour was interesting and getting to ride a Segway was a very enjoyable experience!

Great tour, very friendly woman who led us through the district, told many details and answered all questions, spoke German very well! Highly recommended!

Pauline was very knowledgeable and made the tour thoroughly enjoyable and extremely interesting. Her English is perfect!

I highly recommend ! A passionate and exciting driver. We had a great time rich in culture and history

was very informative, makes you appreciate what we have in life know