When you’re short of time… The Royal Route & the Jewish Quarter
Price: from 30 € (per group)
Short of time? This tour is for you! Explore Krakow gems from the perspective of a Melex vehicle. Visit the historical Royal Route, Jewish Kazimierz and the site of the former ghetto. Fast and exciting!
Dynamic tour around Krakow by convenient Melex vehicle. You will get to know the most beautiful Krakow monuments during not too long 2.5 hour tour. Take a fascinating trip along the Royal Route where royal processions and magnates made their way towards the Wawel Hill. Passing by the Barbican, the Cloth Hall and the Main Market Square we will direct our steps towards St. Mary’s Church and the Wawel Hill to discover together their history and abundantly decorated interiors. Next, we’ll go to Kazimierz – the famous Krakow district which became popular for permeating two cultures: Jewish and Christian. There we will see the famed in the world Remuh Synagogue and the graveyard. Then we’ll drive to Podgorze where in 1941 – 1943 was a Jewish ghetto. We’ll see the tragic history of its inhabitants and their everyday life behind the walls. We’ll visit widely known Pharmacy under the Eagle which functioned in the ghetto thanks to the Nazis’ permission, and after we’ll go to the Ghetto Heroes’ Square and world famous 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 comfortable journey by Melex vehicle.
* guide service
* TourGuide headset (for groups of 7 and more)
- 70 € / group (1-4 people)
- 20 € / person
- Royal Cathedral - 3.2 €
- St. Mary's Church – 1.5, 1 €
- Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery - 1.5, 0.5 €
Ca. 2,5 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
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.
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) - 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.