When you’re short of time… The Royal Route & the Jewish Quarter
Price: from 30 € (per group)
Krakow on a bicycle tour is a great idea to spend your time actively and at the same time become familiar with the history and monuments of this exceptional town. Get on a bike with Memoria Travel.
Bike tour is an option for those who like to spend time actively. During the tour you will cycle along the Royal Route where royal processions and magnates entered the city and made their way towards the Wawel Hill. You will discover Kazimierz throbbing with Jewish history and tradition. A qualified guide will introduce you to the most beautiful Krakow monuments inside like St. Mary's Church with a gorgeous historic altar by Veit Stoss - a masterpiece of late medieval sculpture, Wawel Cathedral - the coronation and burial place of Polish kings and world famous Remuh Synagogue with adjacent graveyard. You will also learn more about the tragic fate of the Krakow Jews during WWII. We will finish our tour in front of the widely known Oscar Schindler’s Factory. This is the unique tour option of this kind available in Krakow - a combination of history told by an experienced tour guide and visiting monuments inside during a relaxing bike tour.
This tour is available also for people in wheelchairs and with limited mobility. As a first company in Krakow we have a special bike with a wheelchair instead of the front wheel. The wheelchair can be easily separated from the bike which allows the visitor to enter the monument inside without the need to change the seat.
* guide service
* TourGuide headset (for groups of 7 and more)
- 10 € / person (4 hour bike renting, insurance, raincoats)
- Royal Cathedral - 3.2 €
- St. Mary's Church – 1.5, 1 €
- Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery - 1.5, 0.5 €
Ca. 4 hours, depending on the selected options
The lobby of your hotel
The tour is available all year round. On Sunday, we suggest that you start exploring after 12 due to morning Masses. Also 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
This tour is also available for people in wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility. We are the first company in Krakow that owns a specialist bike with a wheelchair attached in front. The wheelchair can be easily separated from the bike and that enables the visitor to enter the monument inside without the need to change the seat.
People in wheelchairs cannot visit the Sigismund Bell and the crypt in Wawel Cathedral (lots of stairs and no ramps in buildings) and may encounter a little inconvenience in the Remuh synagogue and at the cemetery due to entrance thresholds and uneven sidewalks.
From the available options, you can choose interesting proposals, you can also suggest a starting time and then the final plan will be prepared. In case of doubt, please contact us and ask questions .
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.
One guide can lead a group of no more than 20 people.
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.
Options 1, 2 and 3 are usually selected during the trip. Interior Tour is not compulsory. The entrance tickets are not applicable then.
1. Wawel Cathedral (Interior Tour) - occupies a unique position in Polish history and consciousness of the Polish nation, for centuries a place of worship of St. Stanislaus. Coronations and royal burials were held here and it is the burial place of poets and national heroes.
2. St. Mary's Church (Interior Tour) - one of the largest and most important, after Wawel Cathedral, Krakow church, filled with works of art, of which the best known is the high altar by Veit Stoss, a masterpiece of late medieval sculpture.
3. The Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery (Interior Tour) - occupy a unique place amongst the Synagogues of the Kazimierz. The name was given in memory of philosopher and scholar, Rabbi Moses Isserles, known as Rabbi Moses - in short Remuh. In the adjoining cemetery (one of the oldest in Europe) is the tomb of this famous rabbi in Europe. A stroll through the cemetery is a walk among the tombstones of great personalities of the Jewish world once associated with Krakow. The synagogue is visited by large numbers of Jews from all over the world.