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Krakow Jewish Ghetto: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

1. Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day. Meet at the designated meeting point so you don't get lost in the city. Your driver/guide will take you on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric car. This method of transport guarantees that you can visit the city's 3 most historical districts in just 2 hours. Get to know the city and its history during this amazing city tour. Along the way you can expect to see the following: • Old Town: Wawel Castle, Barbakan, gorgeous churches, and many other historical buildings • Jewish Quarters: Breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz • Ghetto: Remains of the Ghetto’s walls and Main Square as well as Schindler’s Factory After the 2 hour tour, you will be dropped off at the Schindler's Factory Museum. You will receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) and you will have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After 1 hour, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the place where the tour started. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will return to the tour starting point.

Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

2. Krakow: Bike Tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto

The joys of this tour lie not only in what you will discover but also in the simple pleasures of biking through the beautiful gardens, along the lazy Vistula river, and through the colorful streets of Kazimierz. Despite being extensive, the tour is not too strenuous and is suitable for all levels of fitness. There are plenty of stops for historical explanations and photo opportunities. The duration of the bike tour is 4 to 4.5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch at a traditional Polish restaurant where you can order anything from pirogies to Żurek, a sour wheat soup. The city bike tour begins every day under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. 

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

3. Krakow: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Kazimierz was once a Jewish district, and before World War II the Jewish culture flourished. But the area, and the neighbouring district of Podgórze, became the scene of Nazi devastation, with most of the remaining Jewish population fleeing following the war. However, since the late 1980s the area’s Jewish heritage has come back to life, the progress aided by the success of the Spielberg film, Schindler's List. Now, you can experience the history of this interesting district and see exactly why Spielberg chose it as the set for his Academy Award-winning movie. Wander through Kazimierz, then across the bridge to Podgórze to see Schindler’s factory and surviving remnants of the WWII ghetto. Along the way, you’ll see attractions such as the New Cemetery, a place where Krakow’s distinguished Jews were buried in the 19th and 20th centuries. You’ll also visit the Old Synagogue, the oldest remaining example of Jewish architecture in Poland. Built in the early 1500s, the synagogue is now the site of many exhibitions devoted to Polish Judaism. Another highlight is Isaac’s Synagogue. While the renovation of this historic building is still in progress, it is quite possible the most interesting and beautiful Jewish monument in Krakow.

Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

4. 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.

Krakow: 3-Hour Segway Supreme Tour

5. Krakow: 3-Hour Segway Supreme Tour

Take this complimentary Kraków tour on a Segway and find out all of the city's secrets! On this 3-hour tour, your tour guide will bring you into the medieval times of the former capital of Poland, recounting all the crazy stories about the kings who used to live in the Wawel Castle and also introduce you to local life in the Jewish Quarter! The Old Town, with its large medieval Main Square, will provide you with a trip down memory lane to the city's finest years. Your tour guide will tell you of Kraków and its unique history. You'll only fall in love with this city even more! Take a trip to the Jewish Quarter and discover the culture on which it was based, the architecture and everything that makes this part of the city so unique and different. Let yourself get lost for a moment in this magical place and enjoy some of the best Polish snacks - zapiekanki! Your tour guide will make sure the tour is perfectly balanced between fun and knowledge for the whole duration.

Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

6. Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

Spend an authentic day in Krakow after a well-planned route through the city. Instead of showing the most popular Old Town with the main market square that everyone can, this is a special trip by electric golf car. Discover the most important and suggestive monuments surrounding the Old Town, Kazimierz (Christian part with churches and Jewish part with synagogues), the Jewish ghetto from the Second World War and Oskar Schindler's Factory. Explore the most famous churches, synagogues and monuments. Explore less popular but beautiful streets, where you will feel the true climate of the district. On the tour you can try the most famous Zapiekanki (open-faced sandwich) on Plac Nowy. To reminisce about the trip for a long time, be photographed at the most interesting points. If your English is not very good, don’t worry - you have the opportunity to hear the history of the monuments from the installed audio system in your language.

Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

7. Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

Learn about the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Start the tour outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district. This district has been home to the Jewish community for centuries. Explore the charming streets of this now trendy neighborhood with your guide, as you learn about the history of Jewish people in Krakow. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. Learn about the horrors of the Holocaust, and Oskar Schindler's heroic efforts to save Jewish people from the concentration camps operated by the Nazi regime. Finally, make your way to the site of the former Jewish ghetto, where many Jews were forced to live during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Learn about the suffering and overcrowded conditions endured by the Jewish community. 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 monument of 68 chairs in Heroes' Square.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

8. 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: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour with a Local Historian

9. Krakow: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour with a Local Historian

A bicycle tour is a great opportunity for all, both young and old, who would like to get to know Royal Krakow in an active way. The route leads through the most important monuments of the Old Town, the picturesque Vistula Boulevards and the Jewish Kazimierz (it also includes the Krakow Ghetto and the Schindler’s Factory). This bicycle tour is a great choice for those who would like to explore the city on two wheels, and want to discover the most important sights of Krakow and Kazimierz. 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. Your guided Krakow bike tour includes such sites as the Old Town, Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Cloth Hall, Planty Park, Medieval City Walls, Wawel Hill, the Ghetto Heroes Square, and the Jewish Quarter.

Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

10. Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your city tour around Krakow in an electric car with an audio guide in your language. You will visit Old Town, Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarter, former ghetto, and Schindler's Factory. Your tour will take 1.5 hours, and during your tour, you can listen to information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments in your choice of 28 languages. One car can take up to 7 people on board. In case of more people, there are next car available. The roof is panoramic, so you will be able to see the monuments clearly. During good weather the car will be open, but in case of rain, you can use transparent curtains so as to still see your surroundings.

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What people are saying about Krakow Jewish Ghetto

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Our guide Mateusz was so lovely and informative, it was like a private tour due to being just my party attending and he made sure we were all comfortable and gave us a more in depth tour, he had so much knowledge that he shared with us and helped with recommendations of other sites to see, places to eat etc and to get the best out of Krakow! We don’t have much free time here left but will definitely use his recommendations when booking our next visit!

I can’t recommend this enough. Really easy to get to grips with using the Segway (we were novice users). Such a fantastic and enjoyable experience. Great guide and informative and engaging.

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!

Had a great time on the Segway. Arthur was a great guide with a lot of knowledge. Would definitely recommend.

Excellent and very knowledgeable guide. A really interesting exhibition. Well worth a visit.