Nowhere in Europe is Jewish culture and historic influence more rich than in Krakow. Join us for a private tour to see the streets and Synagogues that make up the city’s Jewish areas and find out about the community’s turbulent history.
Highlights and Themes
- Learn about Jewish history in Krakow and Poland from an expert guide
- Visit the Holocaust Memorial and World War II ghetto area
- See the influence of Krakow’s Jews in Old Town and explore bohemian Kazimierz
- Entry ticket to the Tempel and Remu synagogues
- Private guide for you and your group, refreshment break included
Dates & Times
All year round: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday. Daily: 11.00
No tours on Jewish Holidays
At your accommodation.
In case accommodation is not centrally located:
meeting point can be arranged in Absolute Tour Center: Floriańska 37, 31-019 Kraków
Conclusion point: Tour ends in downtown
Group of 1 - 2 people: 140 € / group. Group of 3 people: 160 € / group
Group of 4 people: 180 € /group. Group of 5 - 15 people: 39 €/ person
Child (3-12): 20€. Infant (0-2): Free
Students: same as adult rate
Duration: 3 Hours
Full Tour Description
Introduction to the Private Krakow Jewish Walking Tour
This is a private walking tour, so your guide can pick you up from you city-center accommodation, or you can meet at our office in the heart of the Old Town. Your personal guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know them, and lots of time to ask for local tips and hints of where to go and what else to do during your stay in Krakow.
Throughout the centuries, Polish and Jewish history have been closely entwined, and no trip to Krakow would be complete without getting to know the the religious, artistic and historical heritage of Krakow’s Jewish community. Jews played an important role in the country’s cultural, economic and political life and this Krakow Jewish Walking tour will take you through the ages with an expert guide to explore and understand important events over time.
We start our Krakow Jewish Walking tour in Old Town where we’ll hear about the origin of the Jewish community in the middle ages before making our way over to the Podgorze district which was a key site during the most devastating event of the 20th century for Europe’s Jews – the Holocaust. Here we’ll not only visit the memorial to those who perished during the war, but also hear the heroic stories of those who risked their livelihoods to save others, including Oscar Schindler.
Jewish life in Krakow
Then we’ll make our way back over the Vistula River to Kazimierz – once the home to more than 65,000 Jews and the center of Jewish life in Krakow. Here we’ll learn about thriving Jewish life past and present, get to know some of the most important characters from this community and the work of Krakow’s Jews that was felt throughout the world. The tour includes an interior visit and entry ticket to both the Tempel and Remu Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, and we’ll also learn about the Old Synagogue, Isaac’s Synagogue, kosher shops and Jewish cultural centers. This Krakow Jewish Walking tour also includes a short refreshment break where you’ll have a further opportunity to get hints and tips from your expert guide.
Important notice: Due to the restrictions set by the Synagogues, male guests will be required to wear a skull cap during interior visits (provided). Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Synagogue.
Private English speaking guide, coffee or soft drink with dessert, entry to Remu Synagogue and Old Cemetery, entry to Tempel, public transport tickets during the tour, many stops for photos and questions.
Food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.
Groups over 15 people please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org