Krakow, Poland

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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the stories of Krakow’s Jewish community on a 4-hour walking and minivan tour. Led by a local guide, explore the Kazimierz district, depicted in Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Schindler’s List’, and home to a thriving Jewish community previous to World War II.  Pass the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, the Old Synagogue and learn about how many Jewish lives were saved at Oscar Schindler’s Factory museum.
  • 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
Your tour will begin in central Krakow, where you’ll join up with your guide and hop aboard your minivan. On route, hear an introduction to Krakow’s Jewish history and heritage, and the community’s significant role in the development and culture of the city before WWII.
Journey to the former Jewish district of Kazimierz and hop out to stroll the streets, now home to monuments, synagogues and kosher restaurants. Learn why Steven Spielberg chose this area to depict the Jewish ghetto of Podgorze in ‘Schindler’s List.’ Traveling further back into history, hear how the revered rabbi Moses Isseries, known as Remuh, taught here in the 16th century.
Then step into the Old Synagogue, the longest surviving temple in Poland, and admire its Gothic design. Visit the active Remuh Synagogue and wander the ornate headstones of the Remuh Cemetery, including the tomb of Moses Isseries.
Afterward, make a stop at Oscar Schindler’s Factory museum. See the space of the original enamelware factory where Schindler protected Jewish workers from deportation. Examine the remaining documents and exhibits that tell the stories of Schlinder and his workers during that dark time in Krakow’s history.
Your tour will conclude at the WWII Plaszow concentration camp, where you can pay respects to the memorial honoring the thousands of Jews and Poles imprisoned here.

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R
, Jan 2017
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, Jan 2016

Fantastic! There were only two of us so it was like a private tour. Lidia was an amazing guide, very engaging and knowledgeable about the Jewish history of Kraków. She guided us through the Schindler Museum explaining the key elements and made sure we could go through again at our own pace afterward

R
, Sep 2015

Very small group with attentive guide Anna who really explained the history
And stories of the this piece of Jewish history.

S
, Jul 2015

great guide
great program

i
, Jun 2015

Very good tour. The gide was very good

A
, Jul 2013

Tour took in even more than expected! Schindler's factory excellent, tour guide very informative!

C
, Jul 2013

Tour was excellent but a little rushed for me. This was not a fault of the guide or really the tour - only that they were trying to give you an overview and I wanted a bit more. Guide made sure that I could go back into Schindlers Museum after the tour had finished and I spent another 2 hours there. Overall I was very happy with the tour.

H
, Sep 2012

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.

T
, Jul 2012

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.

M
, Jul 2012

Disappointing, a significant portion ofhte tour was visitng sites from the film Shindler's List. Too much focus on the movie, too litle n the Traces of Jewsih culture. Tour guide was very good.


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