- 4-hour Jewish history and heritage tour of Krakow
- Trace the story of Krakow’s Jewish community through the centuries and during WWII
- Explore Kazimierz, the city’s historical Jewish district, with its synagogues, monuments and kosher restaurants
- Visit the Old Synagogue, Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, and other sites
- Hear about Kazimierz in WWII, and how its people were herded into the Jewish ghetto
- Learn how Steven Spielberg filmed Schindler’s List here and see some of the locations
- Visit the Oscar Schindler’s Factory museum to chart how Schindler saved many Jewish lives
What You Can Expect
R A H
Very small group with attentive guide Anna who really explained the history
And stories of the this piece of Jewish history.
Very good tour. The gide was very good
Tour took in even more than expected! Schindler's factory excellent, tour guide very informative!
The whole trip was excellently managed from beginning to end-from pick-up point to drop off. On this trip there were only three of us in the party, and our guide on the tour, Karolina, was excellent. She spoke perfect English, was a very patient guide, and whats more, had an absolutely thorough command of her subject matter. My deepest thanks to Karolina for a completely absorbing material, and congratulations to whoever designed the tour for allowing it to be so interesting.
Great trip throughout the Jewish area in Krakow. We stopped at all the important stops. Our guide was terrific. The museum at the end, Oscar Schindler's museum, was incredible.
DJ & SJ
We sat to the side of the altar in this picture, on the 17th April. Our tour guide told us the meaning of the curtain, the inscriptions and all the details in this, one of the few remaining Jewish Synagogues in Krakow still in full use. Men in their little skullcaps came in, bowed to the Altar, and left quietly, whilst our Tour was in progress - leaving me at least feeling like we were intruding. The "cage" is where the Tora is read, a most sacred part of the building. Tora of course being the Jewish bible, from the first 5 parts of the Old Testament known to Christians, only. We found it fascinating to learn about putting stones on the graves in Jewish burials/cemetries and when we were taken to one, I put some small stones on a large grave stone, to mark my "Respect" - stones and rocks prevent animals and birds digging up the body, and in the desert where there are no flowers available anyway, a stone was used to signify "Respect". In Schindler's List at the end, the survivors and the actors are seen placing little stones around the name of Oskar Schindler. Now we understand.