World War II History Tours in Krakow

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Krakow may be Poland’s cultural capital, but the city also harbors a dark past. Occupied by the Nazis in World War II, Krakow still shows traces of its history today. Learn about the city’s past with a tour of its WWII sites—here are your options.

City Tours
Discover Krakow's Jewish heritage and learn about the city during WWII on a walking, biking, or Segway tour of Kazimierz, Krakow's Jewish quarter, and the old Jewish ghetto in Podgorze. Along the way, see the original WWII Ghetto wall and Ghetto Heroes Square; take a tour of Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, where many Jewish lives were saved during the war; and visit filming locations from Steven Spielberg's award-winning movie, Schindler's List. Tours typically last between 3 and 5 hours, while guided tours of Schindler's Factory are 90 minutes long.

Day Trips
About a 1.5-hour drive from Krakow is one of the most notorious WWII sites in Europe—the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, which is now preserved as a museum and memorial. Most day tours from Krakow last least 6 hours and include hotel pickup, round-trip transport, and a guided tour of the camp that includes stops at the Holocaust exhibitions and the prisoner barracks.
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Auschwitz- Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine in One Day

See two of Poland’s most-visited UNESCO World Heritage sites in a single day on this combo tour from Krakow. Pay tribute to the lives lost during the atrocities of World War II at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, where you can tour the former Nazi concentration camp and view exhibits related to its history and more than a million victims. Then, descend into a fascinating underground city ornately carved out of salt and stone at the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$88.95 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow

Take in a poignant piece of World War II history on a half-day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. Led by an expert guide, you'll explore the UNESCO-listed former Nazi concentration camp complex and be part of one of the first groups to enter the museum onsite. Pass through the old prison blocks and exhibits, and preserve the memory of those who perished there. Your small-group tour is limited to 22 people and will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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$65.38 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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$72.78 USD  $7.40 USD savings

Private Tour: Krakow Walking Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz and Wawel Hill

Soak up a more personalized experience of Krakow on a 3-hour walking tour with a private guide. Explore the bustling Jewish quarter of Kazimierz and the Old Town, including St Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall and other major landmarks. As you go, learn about Krakow’s medieval legends and rich history from your guide. Refuel with a Polish dessert and beverage before topping off your trip with a visit to Wawel Royal Castle and the cathedral.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$45.05 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial from Krakow

Remember victims of the Holocaust with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the largest and most infamous Nazi concentration and extermination camp. On this full-day trip from Kraków, learn about the dark history of the camp through informative displays and a guided tour of the surviving prison barracks, gas chambers, and crematorium. En route to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, watch a documentary film about the liberation of Auschwitz for added historical context.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Krakow Private Walking Tour Including Kazimierz

The UNESCO-listed Old Town and Kazimierz Jewish Quarter are two of Krakow’s most atmospheric districts, but visiting on a group tour can mean limited time for sightseeing. This private 3-hour walking tour ensures a personaslied expeierence and includes the Royal Route, Wawel Castle, the Archbishop´s Palace, and Remuh Synagogue. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Krakow Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Explore the resilient history and local culture of Krakow’s old Jewish district on a 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz. Learn about the area’s 14th-century founding by King Kazimierz the Great and its modern emergence as the artistic heart of Krakow. Hear how the neighborhood was shaped by the devastating events of World War II, and visit important Jewish landmarks including the Old Synagogue, the New Cemetery and the factory of Oskar Schindler.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Jewish Krakow Walking Tour Including Podgórze and Kazimierz

Learn about Krakow’s Jewish heritage on this private 3-hour walking tour. Led by a personal guide, explore the Jewish districts of Podgórze and Kazimierz, as well as the impressive Old Town. See the Remuh and Tempel synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery and hear stories of the Jewish employees at Oskar Schindler’s Factory. Soak up the rich history of the city as you go, pausing midway to relax with a Polish dessert and coffee.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sightseeing Tour of Krakow's Jewish District Kazimierz: Retracing the Locations in Schindlers List

Discover the incredible neighborhood of Kazimierz on this guided walking tour in Krakow. Learn about Jewish life in the neighborhood and about how Kazimierz became one of the hippest and trendiest spots in Krakow today. See some locations where Schindler's List was filmed and then go to the former Jewish ghetto, Pogorze.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$50.83 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Krakow Private Sightseeing Tour: Old Town, Kazimierz and Nowa Huta

Make the most of your time in Krakow with this info-packed and entertaining private guided tour of Old Town, Kazimierz and Nowa Huta. Stroll around the enchanting Old Town, learning about the ancient history of the area and seeing the main square and St. Mary's Basilica. Then head to Nowa Huta, the socialist-era part of town, founded in 1949, that was home to the Poland's first integrated steelworks. Finally, linger for a while in trendy Kazimierz, once the center of the city's Jews and location for some scenes in Schindler's List.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$67.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour of Kazimierz Jewish District and Podgorze District

Immerse yourself in Krakow's most intriguing neighborhood on this guided walking tour of Kazimierz. Learn about the neighborhood's history and about what Jewish life was like in Kazimierz and Podgorze. Hear how the neighborhood became a trendy and hip part of town and see some of the actual locations used for Schindler's List.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$55.45 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

Delve into Krakow’s Jewish heritage on a private, 3-hour tour of Kazimierz, once the largest Jewish community in Europe. See all seven of the area’s synagogues and the hear tales from Kazimierz’s long history, from its 14th-century founding to its current renaissance as a contemporary center of art and culture. Learn about the expulsion of Jews and the creation of the Jewish ghetto during World War II, and visit several sites used in the filming of ‘Schindler’s List.’
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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History City Tour of Krakow by Minibus

Explore and discover all the jewels and gems of Krakow, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, on this historical heritage tour by minibus. Visit the Old Town, as well as, some more off-the-beaten-path parts of town, such as Nowa Huta and Kazimierz.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Jewish District Private Walking Tour in Kazimierz

Enhance your experience of Krakow’s charming Jewish district on a private 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz from Krakow. As you listen to informative commentary, you’ll visit prominent landmarks like Skalka Church, Tempel Synagogue and St Catherine’s Church. Delve into the rich history of Kazimierz and relish the artistic energy brought about by the bars and galleries that pepper the streets of the Jewish Quarter. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$115.52 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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