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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

1. 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.

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Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

2. 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.

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Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

3. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour in Krakow’s Kazimierz district to discover the Jewish history of this area. See local shops, and visit beautifully preserved synagogues. Listen to your guide share amazing stories of Jewish families that lived here previously. Explore the Kazimierz district, and view how the memory of its rich history has been preserved in synagogues, prayer houses, and small shops located around Kazimierz. Be guided along the famous Szeroka Street with both the Remah Synagogue and the Old Synagogue, the storied walls of the old town, Plac Nowy (New Square), and many charming streets teeming with life today. Choose from the additional tour options to take a walk in Krakow's Podgórze district, where the ghetto was located during World War II. Along this route, take a look at the Pankiewicz Eagle Pharmacy and Ghetto Heroes Square with a monument made of 68 chairs. Or select the option to visit a modern exhibition devoted to the occupation of Krakow. The exhibit is located in the former enamel factory associated with the name of the German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

4. 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.

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Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

5. Krakow: Private Guided Tour with Transportation

Meet your guide to start a private tour of Krakow's best highlights. Start by exploring Nowa Huta, and admire the massive blocks of communist-era apartment blocks. See Central Square in the middle of this section of the city designed according to the ideals of socialist architecture. You'll also discover where Lenin used to take regular walks. Next, explore Kosciuszko’s Mound. From the top of the hill, you will see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. Stroll through an exhibition telling the secrets of this well-known fort. Hear about important periods in the history of Poland. Continue following the guide to reach Wawel Hill. Listen to stories about Polish kings during medieval times. Admire the royal residence of the Wawel Castle. Go inside Wawel Cathedral, where the kings of Poland were crowned and laid to rest. Visit the Old Town, where your guide will show you around the huge Market Square, the Town Hall Tower, the historic Cloth Hall, and the monuments of Mickiewicz and Eros. See the impressive St. Mary’s Basilica built in the gothic style. Pass by one of the world's oldest universities, the Jagiellonian University. Finally arrive at the former Jewish District. Take in the architecture, the cute narrow alleys, and the laid back coffee shops. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture. Your guide will tell you stories about this area and show you hidden gems known only by locals.

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Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

6. Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

Go on an audio guided tour of Kraków's Jewish district in the comfort and style of an electric car. Kraków's Old Town is the historical and central district of Kraków, and is one of the most famous old districts in Poland. The district features the centrally located Rynek Główny (Main Square), which is the largest medieval town square of any European city. There is a number of historic landmarks in its vicinity, such as the St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), the Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's), and the Church of St. Barbara, as well as other national treasures. At the center of the plaza and surrounded by kamienice (row houses) and noble residences, stands the Renaissance cloth hall Sukiennice. Kazimierz is the district south of the Old Town and was the center of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years before being systematically destroyed during World War II. It was rediscovered in the 1990s thanks to the fall of the regime and worldwide exposure gained from the lens of Steven Spielberg. This has caused Kazimierz to rebound, and it is today Kraków’s most exciting district. It is a bustling, bohemian neighborhood packed with historical sites, atmospheric cafes, and art galleries. As a result, the district has become a major tourist draw and pilgrimage site for Jews, which has led to the return of contemporary Jewish culture in the area.

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Katowice: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

7. Katowice: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

Explore all the best that Krakow has to offer on a fully immersive six-hour tour with transportation from Wroclaw. There are two options to accommodate your travel preferences: take a seat on a comfortable train with your friends or family and be picked up by a local Krakow guide, or be picked up by an English-speaking driver who will drive you directly to Krakow. Start your tour in the Old Town where you can see the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Basilica. Follow the Royal Route where Polish kings used to walk and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around the courtyard and learn all about the history behind this building. Enter the most important cathedral in Poland, the former site of coronation for Polish kings and burial place for many famous Polish people. Discover the Kazimierz district, formerly the Jewish district of the city prior to WWII. Discover hip cafes, up-and-coming bistros in tucked-away alleyways, and an overall different vibe to the Old Town. Visit the Synagogue Temple, admire its architecture, and learn about the local community.

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Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

8. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Later, take a short walk around the former Kraków Ghetto with your guide. Visit the Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) and witness a unique art display - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square - symbolizing the scattered belongings of the Jewish community after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43. Day 2: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide. Day 3: Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.

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From Warsaw: Krakow Guided Private Tour with Transport

9. From Warsaw: Krakow Guided Private Tour with Transport

Head to Krakow for the day with a private guided tour. Tailor your trip with a choice of transportation by either train or car from Warsaw. Whatever your choice, enjoy comfortable transportation, a private local guide, great sights, and incredible stories. Tour round the Old Town first with your guide, where you will encounter sites such as the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, andCloth Hall. At St. Mary’s Basilica, follow the Royal Route that Polish monarchs used to tread and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around courtyard as you find out the history behind the cathedral. Enter to see the site of historical Polish coronations, and burial place for many famous figures. Next up is a different period of history in the Kazimierz District, previously a Jewish neighborhood. Visit the Tempel Synagogue and admire its architecture as you listen to tales of former local community.  Be picked up and dropped off at the train station by your guide should you choose the train option, or have the service of a driver for the vehicle option.

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Krakow: Galicia Jewish Museum & Jewish Quarter Private Tour

10. Krakow: Galicia Jewish Museum & Jewish Quarter Private Tour

Immerse yourself in Krakow's turbulent history on a guided tour of the Galicia Jewish Museum and the enchanting Jewish quarter. Visit a one-of-a-kind museum with a large collection of Jewish artifacts. Walk through fascinating exhibitions with a knowledgeable guide and learn facts about Krakow's Jewish history. Discover what daily life was like for Jews in the city, how they survived Holocaust, and what they accomplished in Krakow. Inside the museum, admire several internationally acclaimed photo collections, as well as an exciting range of temporary exhibitions, both curated in-house and sourced from around the world. You can also extend your tour with a tour of the Kazimierz District, Krakow's historic Jewish Quarter. Here, admire traditional architecture that is characteristic of Jewish culture, small alleys, and synagogues. Enjoy a detailed commentary from your private local guide. With the 4-hour tour, enjoy access to Tempel Synagogue. Enjoy a guided tour of the synagogue's interior and learn about its rich history.

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The tour through the Kazimierz district of Kraków was carried out by a very knowledgeable and funny tour guide. The guide had a very good knowledge of German and a very high level of knowledge in relation to the history of Krakow. The tour not only gave us an insight into the history of Krakow, but also into the cultural aspects of Judaism. The expectations of the tour were definitely exceeded and I can recommend it to anyone who is also interested in getting to know Krakow outside of the tourist hotspots.

We highly recommend Tomas and this tour to other guests! It was very interesting and we could have listened to Tomas for another couple of hours. He has a great knowledge about history, good language skills and a good sense of humor. We really enjoyed the tour - thank you so much!

Perfect tour with Dr. Magdalena Jackowska-Göbel. Perfect German, excellent knowledge of the subject, very friendly and helpful. An absolute recommendation.

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

Great tour with a really good guide. Thanks to Tomaz