Private whole day city tour.
Cracow (Krakow) - the former capital of Poland, is nowadays said to be the cultural capital of this country because of its beauty and vitality. Cracow gained a special recognition with the title of the host city for the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2000. The city of artists, students and. . . travelers.
Karzimierz use to be an independent town. Karzimierz soon became a center of Jewish community and Jewish community was growing fast. In 16the century it became the largest in Europe.
At the beginning 19th century Karzimerz was incorporated into Krakow. By 1939 the city was home to nearly 60. 000 Jews. During the communist rule was a forgotten place on Krakow's map. Actually Karzimierz is a tourist attraction with the seven large synagogues.
It is the biggest such complex in Europe, comparable with the Jewish monuments in Prague.
Enjoy a day exploring the cultural wealth of this great city with me!
Below are my suggestions for exploring in Krakow:
walking tour along the Royal Route
the remnants of Cracow fortifications
the Main Market Square (the Cloth Hall, the tower of Town Hall, St Mary church with world famous gothic altar by Wit Stwosz)
Collegium Maius - the oldest building of Jagiellonian University (15th century) with the outstanding inner courtyard
St Peter and Paul church - the first Baroque church in Cracow
St Andrew church dating back to the 11th century
Wawel Hill - the former seat of Polish rulers; the Royal Cathedral-burial and coronation place, the Royal Castle-inner courtyard
We will start our tour along Szeroka Street-before the World War II, the centare of Jewish life.
On the main street we can see three Jewish temples. The most precious of these is the Old Synagogue. Next we can visit the Renaissance Remuh Synagogue and cemetery . Among the tombs, there is Rabbi Moses Isserles and only from outside the 17th-century
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel or your apartment
End location: I will drop you to your hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Walking tour but we will use modern and spacious a/c car to get to Karzimierz and ghetto.
I offer you the abililty to modify any of the tours on offer.
My service includes:
-guided tours in English
-transfers by comfortable car and van.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
41 złoty - Entrance to St Mary Church , the Royal Cathedral and Schindler Factory Museum
You will pay entrance fees to museums, lunch, snack, drinks.
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Marta has an intimate knowledge of Krakow's history, both as a native and through formal education. She speaks excellent English and makes the history come alive. In addition, we had an authentic and delicious lunch at a small local restaurant. Her tour is well worth the cost, and more important, the time spent.