Krakow Jewish Ghetto
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Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

1. Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day. Meet at the designated meeting point so you don't get lost in the city. Your driver/guide will take you on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric car. This method of transport guarantees that you can visit the city's 3 most historical districts in just 2 hours. Get to know the city and its history during this amazing city tour. Along the way you can expect to see the following: • Old Town: Wawel Castle, Barbakan, gorgeous churches, and many other historical buildings • Jewish Quarters: Breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz • Ghetto: Remains of the Ghetto’s walls and Main Square as well as Schindler’s Factory After the 2 hour tour, you will be dropped off at the Schindler's Factory Museum. You will receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) and you will have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After 1 hour, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the place where the tour started. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will return to the tour starting point.

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Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

2. Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your city tour around Krakow in an electric car with an audio guide in your language. You will visit Old Town, Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarter, former ghetto, and Schindler's Factory. Your tour will take 1.5 hours, and during your tour, you can listen to information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments in your choice of 28 languages. One car can take up to 7 people on board. In case of more people, there are next car available. The roof is panoramic, so you will be able to see the monuments clearly. During good weather the car will be open, but in case of rain, you can use transparent curtains so as to still see your surroundings.

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Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

3. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

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Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

4. Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

Get to know Krakow and its history. Visit Wawel Castle, many gorgeous churches, the Bishop's Palace, the Jagiellonian University, and many other historical buildings in Old Town Explore the Jewish Quarters and see breathtaking Christian Churches, old Jewish Synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz. See the remains of the Ghetto’s walls and the Main Square. Afterward, visit Schindler's Factory Museum. Receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the starting point. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will go straight to the starting point. Begin the audio-guided tour of Wawel, starting from Tourist Information Grodzka 52A. Follow your audioguide to Kanonicza Street and to Wawel Hill via Herbowa Gate. Hear the role of every building on the Hill and its history behind it. Visit Wawel Hill, Main Courtyard, and Arcaded Courtyard. End the tour next to the Dragon’s Den.

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Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

5. Kraków 2-Hour Guided Tour: History and Photos

Spend an authentic day in Krakow after a well-planned route through the city. Instead of showing the most popular Old Town with the main market square that everyone can, this is a special trip by electric golf car. Discover the most important and suggestive monuments surrounding the Old Town, Kazimierz (Christian part with churches and Jewish part with synagogues), the Jewish ghetto from the Second World War and Oskar Schindler's Factory. Explore the most famous churches, synagogues and monuments. Explore less popular but beautiful streets, where you will feel the true climate of the district. On the tour you can try the most famous Zapiekanki (open-faced sandwich) on Plac Nowy. To reminisce about the trip for a long time, be photographed at the most interesting points. If your English is not very good, don’t worry - you have the opportunity to hear the history of the monuments from the installed audio system in your language.

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Krakow: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

6. Krakow: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

Experience a city tour of Krakow by electric car. Jump on board and admire the Old Town, Wawel Hill, and the Kazimierz District on this all-encompassing tour. You will be accompanied by a professional local guide who will tell you about the fascinating history of Krakow, from early Medieval times to the present day. Admire the beauty of Krakow Old Town and soak up the atmosphere at the Main Market. Here you will find amazing buildings like St. Mary’s Basilica and the famous Cloth Hall. See the Town Hall, the Wawel Castle, and the Jagiellonian University. The last stop will be the Kazimierz District, the former Jewish district with a rich history.

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Krakow: Guided Segway Tour

7. Krakow: Guided Segway Tour

See the most important sights in the historical center of Krakow by Segway and learn more about the history of the monuments from an expert guide. Get a short training session on the self-balancing personal transporter before you set off to explore the medieval buildings of the Old Town. Ideal for those on their first trip to the city who want to broaden their knowledge about its origins and cultural life, you will see the highlights from more than 6,000 historical sites and marvel at the rich variety of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic palaces, churches, theaters. Discover impressive stained glass windows and works of art, including paintings, sculptures and more. Enter the traditional Kazimierz district to get a feel for its mix of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Hear how the inhabitants were forced to relocate across the river to the Jewish Ghetto in Podgórze by the occupying German army in 1941.

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Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting

8. Krakow: Guided Sightseeing E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting

Meet your guide then hop onboard your e-scooter and begin your sightseeing adventure. Glide through the city streets and pass by a selection of famous landmarks. The tour covers the areas of Old Town, Podgórze, and Kazimierz. Highlights include Florian’s Gate, Wawel Castle, Wawel Dragon, the Ghetto Wall, the Old Synagogue, Bernatek Footbridge, the Cloth Hall, and more. Along the way, listen to your guide explain the history and importance of each site. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, stop for some traditional Polish snacks. The treats on offer are Oscypek (smoked sheep's cheese) and Obwarzanek (a traditional snack unique to Krakow). As well as some locally produced ice cream and other authentic delicacies. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen and tasted the very best that Krakow has to offer.

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Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

9. Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

Visit Schindler’s Factory on this guided tour. This tour includes the admission ticket, so there’s no need to worry about buying a ticket on the day. Learn about the history of Schindler’s Factory and the Jewish Ghettos from your guide as you explore the museum and its surroundings. See interactive exhibitions in the Schindler’s Factory museum and visit the former Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp. Walk past buildings where thousands of displaced Jewish people lived and stop at the remaining pieces of the wall that surrounded the Jewish ghetto.

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Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

Learn about the different faces of the occupation of Krakow and its inhabitants during World War II on a guided walking tour, including a visit to the famous Oskar Schindler Factory Museum, and to the nearby former concentration camp in Płaszów. Meet your expert guide at Oskar Schindler's Factory. Learn about the presence of the famous German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Next, make your way to the Podgórze district, where the Jewish Ghetto was once located. You will see a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, the pharmacy Under the Eagle, whose owner helped thousands of Jews, and a monument with 68 chairs in the Jewish Heroes' Square. Next, visit the sites of the former concentration camp in Płaszow, which is depicted in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List movie, and which supplied several military factories and a quarry with labor workers. The area which held the camp now consists of sparsely wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964, and several smaller ones. This tour is designed for the curious visitor who wants to do more than just scratch the surface. 

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What people are saying about Krakow Jewish Ghetto

Such an amazing experience today on the tour! So helpful, with suggestions on where to eat and places to go. We opted to go to the museum and would highly recommend. Very informative! Can not fault this experience!

It was great. Guide( Tom) was really polite and good. Unfortunately, I had only one card with me so I couldn’t give tip but he deserved it for sure.

Our guide was fantastic! I learnt so much and I’ve been on this trip before! Honestly, the best guide! Thanks so much!

Really enjoyed the day the driver was very informative and helpful would defo recommend it

Great Krakow tour with a cool guide speaking many languages. We highly recommend.