Krakow – When you’re short of time…. The Royal Route, Jewish District and ghetto
Price: from 30€ (per group)
Would you like to learn more about Jewish Kazimierz and turbulent fate of its inhabitants? We invite you for a tour to the vanished world.
Kazimierz exists in people’s minds as the place where coexist two cultures: Jewish and Christian. Thanks to its rich history it is one of the most frequently visited places in Krakow. During a walk along the narrow streets of Kazimierz you will visit world famous Remuh Synagogue with adjacent graveyard and a qualified guide will tell you about the history of these places as well as culture and tradition of Polish Jews. Next we will cross the Vistula river to get to the place where in 1941 the Nazis organized the ghetto. You will see the tragic history of its inhabitants and their everyday life behind the walls. During the tour you will also become familiar with the profiles of Poles and Germans who helped the persecuted risking their own lives. We will visit, among others, the widely known Eagle Pharmacy that functioned in the ghetto due to the Nazis’ permission, the Ghetto Heroes’ Square which was the main deportation square in the ghetto and world famous Oscar Schindler’s Factory. This tour is a perfect introduction before a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau or other camps.
* guide service
* TourGuide headset (recommended for groups of 11 and more)
Interior Tour is not compulsory. The entrance tickets are not applicable then.
- Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery - 1.5, 0.5 €
- Temple Synagogue - 1.5, 0.5 €
- Eagle Pharmacy - 1.5, 1 €
Ca. 3 hours, depending on the selected options
The lobby of your hotel
The tour is available all year round. We suggest not visiting on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, because synagogues and cemeteries are closed. Ask first about the opening hours which change according to the season and religious holidays.
People in wheelchair may encounter a little inconvenience in the Remuh synagogue and at the cemetery due to entrance thresholds and uneven sidewalks.
This is a wireless system for tour groups giving all participants in the group the opportunity to listen to the explanations of the guide in the same way regardless of the distance from him (the average transmission range is about 100 meters, and each participant has its own receiver), the system provides comfort when sightseeing and the ability to move freely in locations where silence is expected.
You will be under the care of licensed and experienced guides. We have worked with them for many years, and many surprising and unusual situations have proved that we can rely on them.