4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location:Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz in Krakow

Learn about Krakow’s Jewish heritage and World War II history on a 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz, the city’s Jewish quarter. Pass by top landmarks including Oskar Schindler’s factory, the Old Synagogue and more. As you stroll through the streets, an expert guide will fill you in on the area’s rich and poignant history, from its 14th-century origins through the Holocaust. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz in Krakow
  • Learn the history of the Jewish in Krakow and the events of World War II in the city
  • See synagogues like Old Synagogue, which survived the war, plus Christian sights like Skalka
  • Hear about Steven Spielberg’s filming of Schindler’s List in Kazimierz
  • See Oskar Schindler’s enamelware factory, which saved many Jewish lives during WWII

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz in Krakow

Old Synagogue in Kazimierz in Krakow

Meet your guide in Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town to begin your tour. Gaze up at the 11th-century St Adalbert, one of the country's oldest churches, before heading to the Jewish quarter.

Home to a large Jewish community from the 1300s to World War II, the landscape of Kazimierz changed drastically during the Holocaust, when the community disappeared as a result of mass deportations. Study the surviving architecture as you walk with your guide, including the High Synagogue and Old Synagogue, and see the area's remaining testaments to the residents who once flourished there.

Conclude your tour with a stop at Oskar Schindler’s factory, where many Jewish lives were saved during WWII. Today the factory has been renovated into a museum dedicated to the stories and history of the lives lost. Your tour ends in front of the museum, where you can continue exploring on your own.

Customer Reviews

robinfischle Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was interesting in that it gave an insightful look at the Kazimierz area of Krakow. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting.

TJ Hooker

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great insight into the ghetto's and the surrounding area of the Jewish quarters in Kazimierz that included a visit to Schindlers factory. Entry is free on the second Monday of each month note, entry is not included in the tour. We decided to go into the factory which is now a magnificent museum that holds invaluable material about the Holocaust and events leading up to the Second World War. Worth a visit a truly fantastic exhibition.

Mary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent your guide. Lots of great information

Denise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic! The guide was excellent, with great knowledge in the history of the city, the country, the war and the life of the Jewish people in Poland, and was also very kind.

Janina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Top guide, the best!

Knew everything that was thrown at him, gave great tips!!

Pamela J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Very thorough tour! About 6 miles of walking is required so be ready for that.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very good - guide was very informative and the tour was well organised.

Michael E. C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

I'm sure the tour would be great. Unfortunately my 82 year old aunt was not able to do the tour so we had to cancel.

Marcie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Our guide Gregory was very knowledgeable and did a great job of showing a 30-people-group around snowed Krakow. We walked for 3 hours while snow fell incessantly and got the tram back! The group was big because it was Easter Sunday and many other attractions were closed. Since this tour was one of the few running, many people decided to join, I guess. We were taken to see the place were scenes of the Schindler's List were shot and the birth place of Helena Rubinstein. We could not visit Oscar Schindler's factory because it was closed on Easter Sunday 31/03/13, but will definitely go back sometime in the summer to learn more about the fascinating story behind it. Great tour.

George D United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

we enjoyed our trip, however, it could be improved by the provision of a map showing the route - we did wish to return to on of the restaurants in the evening, however, we could not find it!

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