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

    1. 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. 

    Highly recommend informative funny guide with loads of historical and local knowledge Absolutely beautiful city and cycling is definitely the way to appreciate more of it Do this tour first as the guide will point out a lot of places you will want to visit

  • Krakow Vistula River Cruise

    2. Krakow Vistula River Cruise

    Sit back and relax on a cruise along the Vistula River in Krakow. Take this unique opportunity to see Krakow from a different perspective. It begins at the bottom of the Wawel Hill and takes you along the Vistula boulevards, past famous churches and other Krakow attractions.  You will have a loudspeaker in English and Polish so you have the opportunity to hear historical information on Krakow’s history and the sights you will pass by in the boat.  Starting from Wawel Hill traveling up the river, you will pass famous places including: Wawel Castle, Old Town, Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Schloss Wartenberg, Podgorze and Kazimierz.

    The boat was old and you can't listen the guide because of the noisy engine,but after a long day you can relax and enjoy the ride in the river

  • Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

    3. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

    Learn about the everyday lives of the Jewish community before and during World War II. In a tour of a maximum of 12 people, you will learn about the beginning of Nazi occupation, the first resettlements and the harsh conditions of life in the ghetto. The tour starts in Kazimierz where you will see the Jewish Quarter, the center of Jewish life until the beginning of World War II. Explore the neighborhood and learn about one of the largest synagogue complexes in Europe. From Kazimierz you will head towards Podgórze, the district where the Jewish ghetto was located. The tour passes the Ghetto Heroes Square with its meaningful monument of empty chairs, the Eagle Pharmacy, and fragments of the Ghetto Wall.  At the end, you will get an insight into the history of Oskar Schindler and see the original factory which now houses the Historical Museum of Kraków. The tour ends in front of Schindle...

  • Krakow: 2-Hour Electric Car Sightseeing Tour

    4. Krakow: 2-Hour Electric Car Sightseeing Tour

    Your tour begins next to the Wawel Castle at an easy-to-find meeting point. From there, you will begin covering the most important parts of Krakow. Begin by explore the Old Town, including Wawel Castle. This area contains many gorgeous churches as well as the Bishop's Palace, the Jagiellonian University, and many other historical buildings. You will then explore the Jewish Quarters, which contain breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz. You will then discover the remains of the Ghetto walls and Main Square, as well as Schindler’s Factory. Following those 2 hours, you will have some time to go inside Schindler's Factory on your own. Please check the price of the ticket and if the museum will be open this day, and your driver is able to wait for about 50 minutes before driving you back to the city center.

    We absolutely loved our tour guide. She was great and highly informative regarding Kraków. Couldn’t recommend this enough. *****5tar

  • Krakow: Electric Scooter Tour of the City

    5. Krakow: Electric Scooter Tour of the City

    Starting in the heart of the old town, your guide will show you how to ride your scooter before taking you on an immersive route through the old city of Kazimierz. You will discover Krakow’s past as you visit the largest medieval market square in Europe. Enjoy a chance to admire the architecture and take in the views as your local, charismatic guide tells you the history of the streets you drive through. Learn more about the city as the tour continues around the Royal Wawel Castle, through the old town and past other 11th century monuments, before finishing back at the meeting point. Children up to 12 years of age can share a double scooter with their guardian. You can also choose to pair up with your travel buddy (up to 180 kg Max). For these cases, please book only one scooter.

  • Krakow: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

    6. 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 ...

    I highly recommend this tour! The tour guide is very competent and friendly. During almost 3 hours you get to know all important places from the movie Schindler’s list and you get a load of information about the Jewish quarter

  • Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

    7. Krakow: Segway Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz & Podgorze

    Visit the Old Town, the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and the former ghetto of Podgorze, on this guided tour by segway. Meet your guide in the center of the city, and begin the tour with a short training session. Head out to explore the city, beginning your segway adventure in the Old Town. Admire the Bishop's Palace and Planty Park, and ride to Wawel Hill to see the famous Dragon sculpture. Next, follow your guide along the beautiful riverside into the Jewish district of Kazimierz, and learn about its rich history and culture. Your tour will also take you to Podgorze, the location of the city's former ghetto, before concluding at the main square.

  • Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

    8. Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

    During World War II, the Poguzhe district was the site of a Jewish Ghetto. 75 years after the end of the war, the district still keeps this heritage alive. The area serves to remind visitors of the horrors of war and the need to prevent such things from happening again. Visit the famous Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes' Square), where Jewish inhabitants of Krakow were identified and sent off to concentration camps. See a fragment of the original ghetto wall, which now serves as a monument and place of pilgrimage for many Jewish people visiting from abroad. Continue to the buildings where thousands of displaced Jews used to live in cramped conditions. The final stop will be the famous "Under the Eagle" pharmacy.

  • Krakow Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    9. Krakow Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the historic sites of Krakow in the company of a professional guide, and discover a city brimming with wonderful monuments and charming places. Tour the Old Town, and the fascinating neighborhoods of Podgórze or Kazimierz - the former Jewish district - and get an introduction to the rich history of the city. Each tour is set individually, leaving you to decide what to see. Go to the Barbican, the fortified outpost that was once connected to the city walls. Admire the imposing red brick St. Mary's Basilica, and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. Soak up the old market atmosphere of the Main Square, and admire the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, established in the 14th century. Walk to Wawel Hill to see the Royal Castle and Cathedral. Alternatively, explore the former Jewish districts of Kazimierz and Podgórze, location of the Jewish Ghetto and Schindler’s factory. Sites still...

    Our guide met us at our apartment, and gave an informative and friendly tour, at our own pace. The price is for a group, though we had our guide for just ourselves. It was great - our guide Joanna was great.

  • Krakow: Guided Segway Tour

    10. Krakow: Guided Segway Tour

    See the most important sights in the historical center of Krakow by Segway and learn more about the history of the monuments from an expert guide. Get a short training session on the self-balancing personal transporter before you set off to explore the medieval buildings of the Old Town. Ideal for those on their first trip to the city who want to broaden their knowledge about its origins and cultural life, you will see the highlights from more than 6,000 historical sites and marvel at the rich variety of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic palaces, churches, theaters. Discover impressive stained glass windows and works of art, including paintings, sculptures and more. Enter the traditional Kazimierz district to get a feel for its mix of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Hear how the inhabitants were forced to relocate across the river to the Jewish Ghetto in Podgórze by the occupying Germ...

    The tour guide showed us and explained in detail the history of old town, jewish town and other parts of the town. Really enjoyed every minute of it. just a note that if you're doing the tour in winter, wear something warm and wear gloves. On the day it rained and felt cold but on the whole A+++

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What people are saying about Podgórze

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 674 reviews

Highly recommend informative funny guide with loads of historical and local knowledge Absolutely beautiful city and cycling is definitely the way to appreciate more of it Do this tour first as the guide will point out a lot of places you will want to visit

We absolutely loved our tour guide. She was great and highly informative regarding Kraków. Couldn’t recommend this enough. *****5tar

A great way to get around the city and hear interesting stories while enjoying bike riding. Michael was an excellent guide.

Everything was just great and Mike was such a full of information guide!

Simon was an excellent guide, fun and full of knowledge.