Krakow of John Paul II
Price: from 50 € (per group)
Visiting the historical streets of Jewish Kazimierz might be an exciting adventure. You will find out a lot about its monuments and rich history of the prewar inhabitants of the district.
We can associate Kazimierz district without any hesitation with the Jewish culture. It is here where the influences of Christianity and Judaism permeated, giving the testimony of its coexistence till the present day. We invite you for a fascinating journey through time to the world famous Remuh synagogue and a walk along the historical streets of Kazimierz. You will learn not only about the past of these places but also about culture and tradition of Jews who lived there. In addition, you can reveal a mystery of kosher food and try your talents at Jewish dance. You are also invited for an extraordinary meeting with a rabbi who will disclose to you the secrets of Judaism.
* guide service
* TourGuide headset (recommended for groups of 11 and more)
- Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery - 1.5, 0.5 €
- Old Synagogue - 2, 1.5 €
- Temple Synagogue - 1.5, 0.5 €
* additional options 4 - 9
The price is set individually and depends on the number of people and option selected and varies from 5 € to 40 € per group.
Ca. 2,5 hours, depending on the selected options
Options 4-9 require additional time (1 – 1.5 hours each)
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 and a few steps in the Old synagogue.
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.
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 and 2 are usually selected during the trip. Options 4-9 require additional time (1 – 1.5 hours each).
1. The Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery (Interior Tour) - occupies 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.
2. The Temple Synagogue (Interior Tour) - one of the most beautiful synagogues in Kazimierz; it belongs to the society of reformed Jews.
3. The Old Synagogue (Interior Tour) - the oldest synagogue in Poland; next to the Worms and Prague synagogues it belongs to the most valuable Jewish architecture complex; today it houses the exhibition of Jewish history and culture in Poland.
4. meeting with a rabbi - we invite you for an extraordinary meeting with a rabbi who will tell you not only about religion and Jewish traditions but also about his duties, responsibilities and community today. The meeting is arranged individually and depends on the rabbi’s time availability.
5. kosher food - enjoy tasting of kosher cuisine and listen to the story about kosher traditions.
6. workshops of Hebrew calligraphy - calligraphy art takes a special place in the Jewish culture and tradition; we invite you to workshops that disclose specific nature of Hebrew alphabet, its origin and explain why it is different from all the other alphabets in the world; you will also have a chance to try your hand at this difficult but beautiful art.
7. klezmer music concert - this is an original Jewish music which dates back to the half of 18th century; its flourishing success was interrupted by the outbreak of WWII and the Holocaust; it survived in America where it has been enriched with new elements e.g. jazz; it is popular in Poland again; the Klezmer Local Bands play music based on the culture of nations that occupy the south-eastern and central Europe, especially the Jews, whose music combines Balkan and Slavonic motives. Their repertoires present both instrumental Jewish folk pieces in Yiddish of Ashkenazi Jews and local pieces of the Orthodox Jewish settlers. The program and place for the concert are arranged individually.
8. concert of Yiddish songs - Jewish songs appeal to us no matter when and where we are; they illustrate all human emotions and life experience – love, faith, politics and jokes; let’s sit and listen to Yiddish songs The program and place for the concert are arranged individually.