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Old Synagogue, Krakow

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Krakow: Schindler's Factory Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Tour with Entrance Ticket

Visit one of the most important and most popular museums in Krakow. Schindler’s Enamel Factory, located on 4 Lipowa street, is a part of the Historical Museum of Krakow. The main exhibition title is ''Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945'.  You are invited to join the tour with a professional English speaking guide who will explain to you all aspects of the exhibition, including the story of Oskar Schindler. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a guided walk through the Kazimierz district (Old Jewish Quarter), Real Krakow Ghetto, or Salt Mine in Wieliczka.

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: City Pass with 40 Museums and Attractions

3. Krakow: City Pass with 40 Museums and Attractions

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 40 museums and monuments. Learn more about World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass include: "1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. The Princes Czartoryski Museum (Lady with Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum (Main building) 7. Archaeological Museum (Underground of the Church of Saint Adalbert) 8. Archaeological Museum (Nowa Huta Branice) 9. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 10. The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice 11. The Stanisław Wyspiański Museum 12. The Zwierzyniec House 13. The Jozef Mehoffer House 14. St. Adalberts Church Underground 15. History of Photography Museum 16. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. The Main Building of the National Museum 23. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 24. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 25. Pomorska Street 26. Celestat 27. MOCAK 28. Town Hall Tower 29. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 30. Galicja Jewish Museum 31. The Barbican 32. The Eagle Pharmacy 33. The Krzysztofory Palace 34. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen Emil Fieldorf Nil 35. The Jan Matejko House 36. Nowa Huta Museum 37. Legends of Cracow 38. Kościuszko Mound"

Krakow: Shared or Private City Sightseeing Tour by Golf Cart

4. Krakow: Shared or Private City Sightseeing Tour by Golf Cart

Meet us at our meeting place and see the most interesting places in Krakow. Learn about the history of the medieval city - the Old Town of Krakow, the Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz and Podgórze (former territory of the Krakow ghetto). Come with us on a wonderful journey in our golf cart. Explore over 29 places and discover our wonderful city! Krakow City Tour - Sightseeing Tour is trip prepared for people who value holidays at the highest level. We connect everyone - the elderly, young, active and those who prefer sightseeing without a lot of steps, fat, thin, short, tall - it doesn't matter our mission is to make your stay in our city a great memory for you! The most important features ? An alternative way of sightseeing, the most interesting places in the city, a bit of history, a bit of laughter and the icing on the cake - the panorama of the city from the Krak Mound! We invite you to book! What You see ? 1. Barbakan 2. Matejko Square 3. St. Florian's Church 4. Planty Park 5. History Krakow - description 6. Wawel Castle 7. Jewish Quarter - description 8. Skałka Church 9. Church of St. Catherine 10. Wolnica Square - Jewish City Hall 11. Church of Corpus Christi 12. Tempel Synagogue 13. Kupa Synagogue 14. Isaac Synagogue 15. Ciemna Street 16. Old Synagogue 17. Popper Synagogue 18. Family House of Helena Rubinstein 19. Remuh Synagogue and old cemetery 20. Memorial Stone of the Nissembaum Family Foundation 21. Old Jewish Shops 22. Former Ghetto - description 23. Ghetto Heroes Square 24. Pharmacy under the Eagle - Residence of Tadeusz Pankiewicz 25. Oskar Schindler's - history 26. Life in Ghetto - description 27. Ghetto Wall 28. Church of St. Joseph 29. Krakus Mound - Panorama looking The most important rule of the trip? have fun, don't worry be happy :)

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

5. 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: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Krakow's Kazimierz district has a long Jewish history. From the medieval 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 highlighting Remu and Old Synagogue - one of the most valuable monuments of Jewish religious architecture in Europe. You will also get to see the Kupa Synagogue and the Tempel Synagogue, along with vibrant New Square, surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants, and the spectacular Corpus Christi Church, famous for its stunning and photogenic interior.

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

7. 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 3.5 to 4 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch. The city bike tour begins every day under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square.  In the summer you can choose between the morning 4h tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz - Jewish District and Podgórze - the WWII Ghetto and the evening 2h tour of the Old Town and Kazimierz - Jewish District

Krakow: E-Car City Tour

8. Krakow: E-Car City Tour

Embark on a journey of discovery through Poland's capital city in an eco-friendly electric car. In the company of a professional, English-speaking driver, visit 3 of the city's most iconic historical districts in just 1.5 hours. Benefit from an audio guide available in 8 languages to help you understand the city's rich history. After meeting your driver, head to the Old Town. Admire the beauty of Wawel Castle, as well as Barbacan, Florian's Gate and Planty. Next, head over to the Jewish Quarter. Here, see a mix of breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings. At last tour will take you to the former Jewish Ghetto, where you can see the remains of the Ghetto walls and Getto Main Square. Finish the tour in front of Oscar Schindler's Factory, where you can decide to go back to city center with your driver or stay at site to visit museum, but remember that if you stay you have to make your way back on your own.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

9. 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 setting for his Academy Award-winning movie. You’ll also see 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. Other highlights are the Isaac’s Synagogue and the Remuh Synagogue.

Jewish Krakow Walking Tour

10. Jewish Krakow Walking Tour

Poland was once a home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world and a center of this thriving civilization was Kraków. Its historical Jewish district is a jewel of Jewish art and architecture. A place where 7 ancient synagogues, that amazingly survived the destruction of World War II and the Holocaust, stand witness to the test of time. During our tour we will discover the historical context of the local Jewish community, talk about the death and destruction of World War II but also witness the amazing Jewish culture’s revival in contemporary Kraków. Present-day Kazimierz, a historical Jewish district is also a cultural heart of the modern city of Kraków and home to a small but vibrant Jewish community. Podgórze, the area of the former WWII Jewish Ghetto is still telling us the story the tragedy that original buildings witnessed in 1941-1943. Join our tour and get ready for a deeply moving and fascinating history!

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This is my favorite tour I’ve ever done abroad. While I like to book through getyourguide normally, I realize now that I should be looking at who operates the tour on the listing and trying to book direct… for example this tour is run by Krakow Explorers, and if I had booked direct on their website I could have chosen how much to pay and the actual guide would have received all of this money. The guide I had offered to refund on site any amount I wanted- which I didn’t do because the tour was well worth what I paid. (Honestly a great value). But for the guide’s sake- I wish I had realized that GYG is just a huge booking platform and not an actual tour company.

We went on the first day in Krakow and it was a great way to get a feel for the area. There was only four of us on the tour so it felt quite personal compared to other tours I've been on with large groups. The tour guide knew his facts and we stopped frequently to look at artitecture, statues, bridges and places of historical interest. He told us both historical facts aswell as local legends and tales which gave an great feel for the area and its history. Overall great experience, would recommend.

The tour of The Jewish Quarter and Ghetto was extremely interesting, informative. The guide departed to us the history of the area, the Jewish people, Nazi occupation in a very sympathetic and heartfelt way. I learned a lot and have gone back to visit the important places he pointed out on the tour. Highly recommend this young man as a tour guide.

Amazing experience, takes you round a lot of the places you wish to visit in an hour and half. Highly recommend and very interesting

Slawomir was amazing, excellent tour full of history put in context, fascinating stories, made me cry by the end. Highly recommend!