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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: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

2. 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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Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

3. Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

Learn about Oskar Schindler, a German entrepreneur who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Visit Schindler's Villa and see the outside of the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory. Listen to the story that inspired the book, "Schindler's Ark," as well as Stephen Spielberg's movie, "Schindler's List". Relive the famous scenes from the movie and see where they took place, such as the little courtyard in Kazimierz at Józefa 2 where Mrs. Dresdener took refuge under the stairs.  Dive deeper into the history of World War II in Poland. Discuss Schindler's impact on the city both in the past and the current day with your guide and get an in-depth look into Schindler's life and character. End your tour at Film Cafe near Schindler's factory, where you can relax with a complimentary tea or coffee. If you choose, you can find out more about Oskar Schindler and explore the museum on your own after the tour.

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Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

4. Krakow: Discover the Old Town with a Group Bike Tour

Cover distances that are impossible to walk with a two-hour group bike tour of the Old Town. Visit 4 churches and see the vibrant Old Town market squares and shopping areas. Ride along the royal route and take in views of the Wawel Royal Castle. Go to the Vistula embankment and the famous Wawel Dragon Cave. Discover the well-known and hidden gems. Take in the true atmosphere and plenty of street art with help from your guide. Find places that can only be reached by bike.

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Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

5. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

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Kraków: Wawel Castle, Schindler's Museum, Auschwitz

6. Kraków: Wawel Castle, Schindler's Museum, Auschwitz

Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Stop for lunch at a local café. Later, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 3: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Kraków. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Kraków: Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

7. Kraków: Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Stop for lunch at a local café. Later, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 3: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Kraków. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Krakow Walking Tour with Private Guide

8. Krakow Walking Tour with Private Guide

Choose from 4 different tour options, each featuring their own history and landmarks. After being picked up from your accommodation, meet your local expert city guide who will be ready to answer your questions and provide facilities according to your needs.  Walk around the Krakow Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by Planty park, where the city walls used to stand in the Medieval times. See the main square with its famous St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall and the Barbican and Florian’s Gate. Every hour, listen out for the same bugle call played from the Basilica’s higher tower. Climb the Wawel Hill, where you’ll find a complex of sacred buildings including the Royal Wawel Castle, which is the historical monument and symbol the of many national and religious traditions of Poland. Pass by the Wawel dragon and the Royal Cathedral which was the place of the coronations and burials of many Polish kings. Pick the option to explore the Kazimierz and Podgorze Quarters and take a journey through the history of Jewish culture in Krakow. Experience the unique atmosphere of the district and see the most important synagogues, impressive gothic churches, and the oldest Jewish cemeteries. Wander through the streets and marvel at the mixture of old architecture, modern elements, and artistic murals. In the Podgorze district, see the remnants of ghetto walls and authentic photographs of its residents. Visit the main market of the district called Rynek Podgorski which features one of the most beautiful neo-Gothic churches in Krakow - St. Joseph's Church. Walk through the Bohaterow Getta Square, where people were gathered and taken to the concentration camps. Enjoy the option to visit the permanent exhibition at Schindler’s Factory which depicts the story of Krakow during the occupation period. Get to know contemporary Polish and Jewish citizens through authentic photos, stories, and illustrative materials of old Krakow. Learn about Oskar Schindler, the man who saved more than a thousand lives of Jews and was depicted in the famous Spielberg’s movie Schindler's List.

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Warsaw: Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

9. Warsaw: Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

Spend the first part of the day in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous symbol of Nazi domination in Europe, and the largest extermination and concentration camp ever built on the old continent. Visit prison blocks, the Wall of Death, gas chambers, a crematorium and a vast camp area. Realize how thoroughly and carefully the Third Reich planned the complete extermination of European Jews, Poles, the Romani people, and Soviet Prisoners of War. After an emotionally exhausting visit, go for lunch in a nearby town and after a short drive, reach Krakow. Breathe the history in the second largest city in Poland and one of its most important, scientific and cultural centers. Observe the original medieval street layout, impressive buildings and soaring gothic church towers of Krakow, a symbol of Poland's power and wealth at the time when it was ruled by kings.

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Krakow: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

10. Krakow: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

Discover the highlights in Krakow as you view the city from the deck of a modern catamaran on a Vistula River cruise. Drive on an eco-friendly golf cart through the vibrant streets of the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts. Explore the city's past at the Schindler's Factory museum.  Start your tour with a catamaran ride on the Vistula River. Take in panoramic views of the defensive walls of Wawel, the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, and the mysterious silhouette of a dragon. Hear facinating commentary from your audio guide as you pass these sights. Jump aboard a comfortable electric golf cart and roll through colorful cafes and rich religious sites in the Kazimierz district. Pass by Jewish cultural monuments before heading to the site where the WWII ghetto existed in Podgórze. Learn about the WWII history of Krakow from your audio guide. Finish your tour with a guided tour of the Schindler's Factory Museum. Discover the story behind the German entrepreneur who saved many Jews during WWII by employing them in his factory. Get lost in the story of the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation.

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What people are saying about Wawel Hill

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Thoroughly enjoyed this tour our guide was very knowledgeable. We Went all over including wawow and saw the dragon and he randomly blows flames from his mouth. We visited the Jewish quarter and was told about all the stories and history which was fascinating and then finished off the trip in schindlers factory. Loved every minute of it.

Great from start to finish. our guide was informative and spoke about everything we saw with passion. she was excellent and in my opinion the whole experience was better because of her. It was also very good value for money. Thanks

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!

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