Krakow Excursions & Tours: Hear about the origin of the Jewish community in the middle ages before making our way over to the Podgorze district, which was a key site during the most devastating event of the 20th century for Europe’s Jews - the Holocaust.
* Jewish Krakow and Polish history with an expert private guide
* Holocaust Memorial and WWII ghetto area
* Feel the trace of Krakow’s Jews in Old Town and explore bohemian Kazimierz
* Entry ticket to the Tempel and Remu synagogues
* Private guide for you and your group, refreshment break included
Here we’ll not only visit the memorial to those who perished during the war, but also hear the heroic stories of those who risked their livelihoods to save others, including Oscar Schindler.
Then we’ll make our way back over the Vistula river to Kazimierz - once the home to more than 65,000 Jews and the center of Jewish life in Krakow. Here we’ll learn about thriving Jewish life past and present, get to know some of the most important characters from this community and the work of Krakow’s Jews that was felt throughout the world. The tour includes an interior visit and entry ticket to both the Tempel and Remu Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, and we’ll also learn about the Old Synagogue, Isaac’s Synagogue, kosher shops and Jewish cultural centres. This tour also includes a short refreshment break where you’ll have a further opportunity to get hints and tips from your expert guide.
At the beginning of your private walking tour, your guide may pick you up from your centrally located accommodation, or you can meet us in our office in the heart of the Old Town. Your personal guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know them, and lots of time to ask for local tips and hints of where to go and what else to do during your stay in Krakow.
Throughout the centuries Polish and Jewish history have been closely entwined, and no trip to Krakow would be complete without getting to know the the religious, artistic and historical heritage of Krakow’s Jewish community. Jews played an important role in the country’s cultural, economic and political life and this tour will take you through the ages with an expert guide to explore and understand important events over time.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel's reception ((if your hotel is not centrally located, or if you miss to provide accommodation info the default meeting point is Absolute Tour Center - Plac Szczepanski 8, 31011).
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 2pm.
Opening days/period: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Dress code: Please consider that you will be visiting places of religious worship and you should be appropriately covered (shoulders and knees). Men will be required to wear a skull cap (provided) during the entry to synagogues.
Medical restrictions: Participants must be fit for light continuous walking for up to 2 hours.
Required documentation: ID, Student ID.
Others: Alternative in case of conditions which affect the activity operation. Includes entry to Remu Synagogue and Old Cemetery, entry to Tempel, café and cake stop, public transport tickets during the tour.