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Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

1. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Most of Kazimierz is full of tourists, expensive restaurants and cozy hotels. You will find tons of galleries and antique shops. There are also beautifully preserved synagogues and Christian churches. And a whole lot of food trucks, cafes, street stalls with aromatic smells spreading around. There is also a lot of colorful street art and neglected, even deterrent tenement houses ... Thousands of scenes in hundreds of films were shot here. Kazimierz, however, is thoroughly permeated with the culture, history and life of Jews. Those who founded this city centuries ago formed a closed community and died in the Holocaust. Follow your guide along the famous Szeroka Street with Remu and the Old Synagogue, old city walls and tenement houses, towards Nowy Square and Podgórze where the ghetto was located during World War II. Explore and feel the legacy of Jewish culture that remains hidden in the maze of streets in a fashionable district.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

2. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Having been established as a city on the island in close vicinity of Krakow, Kazimierz was supposed to become a competition to its neighbour – Krakow. The Jews who in the Middle Ages were prosecuted in the Western Europe started settling in Kazimierz and soon this city became a place of Jewish prosperity. It is here where you can find Jewish synagogues, cozy and tiny streets on which the hustle and bustle of Jewish life was prevailing before the catastrophe of WW2. See the oldest synagogue in Poland, trace the filming spots of the ‘Schindler’s List’ ,learn who are Ashkenazim and Sephardim, get to know Helena Rubinstein, Roman Polanski, Ludwick Zamenhof, and Maximilian Faktorowicz. Join us for 2.5-hour tour where we will discover the Jewish heritage in Krakow, get to know their traditions and exciting people who were creating the Jewish history in Poland.

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

3. 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: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

4. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Meet your friendly guide and get acquainted with the day’s itinerary, then jump into an electric vehicle and head out on your audioguided tour of Kazimierz. For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence for ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures until the Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces. On the tour, discover what life was like for Krakow’s Jewish residents during the war, and see the former Ghetto across the river where they were forced to live. Some of the landmarks visited on the tour include Plac Bohaterów Getta (Heroes of the Ghetto Square), and Apteka Pod Orlem (Pharmacy Under the Eagle). Finally, the highlight of the tour is a stop at the iconic factory of Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.

Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

5. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

Cruise through Krakow's historical highlights on an electric, eco-friendly golf cart with interesting commentary from an audio guide. View more than 20 monuments, including the Historic Center of Krakow from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the Main Market Square at the heart of the city. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church, which are surrounded by Planty park. Enjoy wonderful narrow streets with many temples, universities and charming houses. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and Wawel Royal Castle. Head to Kazimierz to see the oldest district of Krakow which was once a separate city. Drive through the picturesque streets of Kazimierz with old synagogues, cafes, and stalls. Along the way, learn more about these spectacular sights from your audio guide.

Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Learn about the long Jewish history of Krakow's Kazimierz district. The rich memory of Jewish settlement in this district is preserved through synagogues, prayer houses, and small shops. Walk with your guide 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. Check out Podgorze where the ghetto was located during World War II. In Podgorze, see Pankiewicz Eagle's Pharmacy and Plac Bohaterow Getta square with a memorial made of 68 chairs.

Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour of Kazimierz

7. Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour of Kazimierz

Follow the history and culture of the Jewish community in Krakow on a guided tour of Kazimierz, the former Jewish district. You will see all of the most important places that are related to the culture and history of its former inhabitants. For many centuries Jews played their part in creating the history and culture of the city of Kroke, as Krakow is known in Yiddish. Before World War II they made up as much as 25% of the city’s population. It was here that the famous philosopher Mojżesz Isserles (called Remuh) taught, Helena Rubinstein was born, and Roman Polański spent his childhood. Meeting point We will meet you on the stairs at the Old Synagogue, 24 Szeroka Street, 31-053 Krakow. Sightseeing part I (~ 1.5h) Our guide will take you for a walk along the streets of Kazimierz, the former Jewish district in Krakow where Jews settled in the 14th century. You will start your walk from Szeroka Street which used to be the center of the so-called Jewish city. The importance of Szeroka Street is evidenced by the fact that four synagogues here, something that has not happened anywhere else in Europe. You will get to know three of them as the fourth one was demolished during World War II. On Szeroka Street you will see the buildings that were built in the 16th or 17th centuries, such as The Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue with the old cemetery (entrance), the building of the former ritual bathhouse or the house where the "queen of cosmetics," Helena Rubinstein, was born. Break for rest and a cup of delicious coffee (0.5h) You will have an opportunity to rest while sipping a cup of coffee in the world-famous restaurant where Steven Spielberg loved to hang out when he was filming "Schindler's List." There you may want to discuss the lives of the world-famous Jewish entrepreneurs and outstanding personalities of culture and art or learn more about the Jewish traditions. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) Your guide will take you for the second part of the walk along the mysterious and picturesque streets, where synagogues, ritual slaughterhouses, and prayer houses are located. See the Jewish Market Place, surrounded by countless bars, pubs, and restaurants. Hear the stories related to the everyday life of the quarter and get taken to the so-called Schindler's Backyard which is shown in the film “Schindler's List” and which looks as if it was taken straight from the pre-war days. Later, you will enjoy the charm of small art galleries with locally made souvenirs, which are located one after another, on a street that used to be one of the most characteristic streets of the Jewish district. End of the tour You will end your tour at the High Synagogue. After the lunch break, you may also want to decide on joining other tours organized by our company on that day.

Krakow: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

8. Krakow: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

Take advantage of this excursion's private setting to ask any questions you might have and chat with your guide about all of Krakow's main landmarks, which you will visit throughout the day. Stay curious and discover this beautiful city in the comfort of your own group of friends. See Barbacan, the entrance gate to Old Krakow, before moving on to the lovely Planty Park and the historic Old Town Square, along with the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. Learn the history of the trumpet tower and the Krakow bugle call. Stop by Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest in the world. Afterward, see the remarkable Wawel Castle and hear about the interesting legend of Krakow's dragon. Move on to the artistic Kazimierz area, once known as the Jewish Quarter a current vibrant bohemian place.

Krakow: Cruise, Golf Cart Ride and Schindler's Factory Visit

9. Krakow: Cruise, Golf Cart Ride and Schindler's Factory Visit

Take a look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. See Krakow from the riverside, and see monuments such 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. Visit monuments in the Kazimierz district and the ghetto that existed during the war in the Podgórze district, and learn about their history. Enter the Schindler's Factory Museum - one of the most popular museums in Krakow. Learn about the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation, while walking through a museum named for a German entrepreneur who saved many Jews by employing them in his factory. Experience the interactive exhibition and learn about the history of Krakow with a knowledgeable guide.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

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

Discover Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow, on a group electric golf cart tour. Uncover how local Jewish and Christian cultures have intertwined in this dynamic district. View over historic 20 monuments in Kazimierz and 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 WWII. Be moved as you see a fragment of the ghetto wall, the houses of displaced Jews, the Pod Orłem pharmacy, and the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

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What people are saying about plac Nowy

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

The guide have established varm and welcoming atmosphere in the group. Appropriate amount of information, number of stops and time for questions made the activity worth of recommending it to others.

Our guide, Krzysztof was wonderful, kind and intelligent, he gave us a very good, informative presentation with full of interesting details. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.

Really worth doing, wish we had done it when we first arrived. We did this on our last day, the guide was brilliant, we stopped to take some photos and had a look around a few places .

It was a free tour. So if or when you tip it's for the guide. he doesn't get money for the reservation with this app. The tour itself was .

Young, competent tour guide who tried very hard and gave additional information in English. German leadership was spoken from the tape.