Krakow Full day tour – The old town, Jewish quarter, ghetto area

Feel the city with the local guide. Check out landmarks such as the Saint Mary’s Church, Townhall tower & the stunning Wawel Castle. Walk through the jewish quarter with its remarkable Klezmer music. Hear the stories about the former jewish ghetto and Oskar Schindler

Reasons to book this tour:

  • Discover all in one tour– 3 main districts of the city
  • Find out why dragon is a symbol of the city
  • Admire the medieval city wall, main square & cloth hall
  • Get lost in the narrow streets of the jewish district
  • Have a quick break in the middle for delicious ice cream
  • Hear the stories about the former jewish ghetto and Oskar Schindler
  • Visit jewish synagogue and catholic Royal Cathedral at Wawel – coronation place
  • See The Ghetto Hero Square and the Factory of Oscar Schindler
  • Cross the lovers’ bridge and admire its levitating sculptures over the bridge

Duration: 6 hours

Price: 160 EUR or equivalent in a different currency

Type of the tour: Walking, Private only

Included:
* My services as your private guide,
* Guest pick-up
*Local recommendations
* delicious ice cream

Excluded:
* Entrance fees during the tour

Meeting Point: Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address

Description:

Discover 3 main districts in the city. Highlights of the old town with Wawel – the seat of polish kings as well as the medieval city with impressive medieval walls. Jewish district called Kazimierz – home for Jews for many centuries. Podgorze, the third important district was a place where Nazi’s created Jewish ghetto during Warld War 2. The tour will also include the trail of the Spilberg’s movie – Schindler’s list.

Cracow was established in 1257. It became a royal city in 14th century. Most of the polish kings ruled from Wawel castle hill until the beginning of 17th century when the capital was moved to Warsaw. Cracow was not destroyed during World War Second. Why? Ask during the tour.

Royal route goes through highlights and the most beautiful places in the city. You will find out more about the history of Poland. You will hear some legends and anecdotes and you will find out about typical dishes of polish cuisine.

Jews have been part of the city from the medieval time, when they started to come to Poland . Kazimierz, Jewish city, was established in the 14th century by the polish king Kazimierz the Great. In Krakow there was one of the biggest Jewish communities in Poland before the World War Second. Holocaust was a catastrophe for the polish citizens who were Jews. In Krakow most of the Jews were unfortunately killed.

During World War Two Nazi’s built separate places for the Jews – ghetto. Ghetto was located in Podgorze on the other side of the river. In Podgórze you can find Oskar Schindler’s Factory. The history of Schindler was filmed by Steven Spilberg. The movie was shot in Cracow.

 Plan of the tour

Pick-up

  • Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address
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The old town

  • Medieval City Walls and Barbican
    Discover the medieval entrance to the city and Barbican – its protection against attack
  • Market Square and The Cloth Hall
    Be amazed by the place where the locals go for their daily shopping in the medieval time
  • St. Mary Church
    Admire medieval interior of the church which was built by the rich merchants
  • The Ancient Head
    Find out about the controversy of this modern head at the medieval square
  • The University quarter
    Discover Collegium Mayus – outstanding medieval building to study and garden of professors
  • Stain glass by Wyspianski
    Adore the magnificent stained glass window of the World creation by Wyspianski
  • Kanonicza
    Walk through the oldest and the most charming street in Krakow
  • Wawel castle
    Visit the seat of polish kings with the magnificent arcaded courtyard
  • Royal Cathedral and Krakow’s dragon
    See the fascinating coronation cathedral and hear the legend about the dragon?
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Jewish District

  • Holocaust Memorial Monument
    Find out more what holocaust did for the Jewish community in Krakow
  • Remuh Synagogue
    Visit an active synagogue with the medieval cemetery
  • Family house of Helena Rubinstein
    Find out more about the founder of cosmetic empire
  • Szeroka street and the The Old Synagogue
    Walk through the most famous Jewish street
  • Schindler’s list
    Discover the places where the movie was shooted and some gossips about it
  • Local Ice Cream
    Short break is a good time for a refreshing ice cream
  • Former Jewish Slaughter House
    Find out more about Jewish kosher regulations regarding to the meat
  • Love Bridge
    Cross the Vistula river and look at the exciting open-air museum along the bridge
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    Ghetto district

    • Former Jewish Ghetto
      Discover the place where Jewish people well walled and see remains of the orginal ghetto wall
    • Ghetto Heroes Square
      Hear the stories about the ghetto and find out what is the symbol of empty chairs
    • Schindler’s Factory Museum
      See the former factory of Oscar Schindler and hear the story about him
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