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Jewish Culture Walking Tour

Now £56 pp

Kraków, Poland

4 Hours

10-25

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Kraków, or Kroke in Yiddish, is a city with a rich, vibrant Jewish culture. Join this tour to peel back the curtain on Jewish history and their ways of life in the city, by getting up close and personal on this tour led by a local.

Valid for 12 months

£89 or two people

Jewish Culture Walking Tour

What You'll Do

Kraków, or Kroke in Yiddish, is a city with a rich, vibrant Jewish culture. Join this tour to peel back the curtain on Jewish history and their ways of life in the city, by getting up close and personal on this tour led by a local.

For centuries, Jewish people have helped shape the Kraków and its culture. By understanding how Jewish culture has grown, been oppressed, resisted and ultimately thrived in Kraków, you come to a far deeper understanding of the city as a whole.

We start the tour at Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, where you will get a full introduction to the Jewish people in Kraków, their customs, their histories, all in a quaint quarter of the city, characterised by cobbled alleyways, hidden archways and colourful squares.

You’ll learn about some of the most famous individuals who grew up or lived in this UNESCO World Heritage site, which made its name culture tour without after the release of the Schindler’s List.

Of course, you can’t go experience a Jewish culture tour without mentioning the horrors that took place in the 1930s and 40s, and you will hear the full story about the attempted extermination of the Jewish people in Kraków.

Your local guide will take you to the former Jewish ghetto, where the Jewish people were confined to before being sent to the various death camps around the country. You’ll also gain access to the Schindler Factory museum, where you will learn the incredible story of Oskar Schindler, and gain further insight into the Nazi regime, and the evils they inflicted upon the Jewish population.

This museum is a highly poignant, highly emotional experience, as you learn the individual stories of those who were forced to hide and fight for their lives on account of their religion. To commemorate these people, we finish the tour with a visit to a monument honouring those that died in the Nazi concentration camp in Płaszów.

This site acts as a stark reminder for the inconceivable horrors the Jewish population had to endure, and the resilience they showed in the face of unmitigated hatred. A tour that is, really, essential if you want to truly understand Kraków as it is today, and hear stories that have and will echo for generations to come.

Experience
Highlights

Explore Kazimierz, the city's historical Jewish district, with its synagogues, monuments and kosher restaurants

Hear about Kazimierz during WWII, and how its people were herded into the Jewish ghetto

Visit the Oscar Schindler's Factory museum to see how Schindler saved many Jewish lives

Your Local Host:

Agnieska

Meet Agnieszka Olechów. Throughout all her years, she has been specialising in unique and off the beaten track tours in and around Kraków.

Her tours show you the most beautiful and important places in Kraków and the city's surroundings in a way that allows you not only to visit them, but also to experience their unforgettable spirit.

Location Information

Meeting point and time: 10:30, Ulica Krokodyli Pub & Cafe, 30 Szeroka Street. Look for the guide with Cracow Tours sign.

  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Ticket to the Old Synagogue
  • Ticket to the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery
  • Ticket to Schindler's Factory
  • Transportation

FAQs

The tour starts at 10:30 on Wednesdays and Sundays, and at 15:00 on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Not wheelchair accessible.