Private tour of the Jewish district in Kazimierz

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Tour Number

Activity Level

247839


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers since the tour is also about the history of the WWII.

Friendly: Yes.
The tour can be a challenge for people using wheel chairs - mostly because of cobbled stones the streets are paved with. There are places where it's uneven so it is better to have personal assistance.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Polish (fluent), Italian (basic), French (conversational), English (fluent)

Learn more about the Jewish history in Krakow with a local guide


No visit to Krakow would be fully valuable without a tour of Kazimierz. For centuries it remained an independent town and it's inseparably bound with the history of Polish Jews.

Today Kazimierz is a district of Krakow situated within a walking distance of the Old Town, attracting tourists with its unique atmosphere and history.

Bear in mind that the city wasn't destroyed during the II World War so Kazimierz is one of the best preserved Jewish districts in this part of Europe.

During the guided tour you will visit the synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, learn about colorful, fascinating and touching history of Krakow's Jews.

Itinerary

The tour includes Szeroka Street, once the Jewish town's main square, the Old Synagogue and the Remuh Synagogue with the old Jewish Cemetery, the burial place of one of the most renowned Polish-Jewish scholar - Rabbi Remuh.

We will pass picturesque Jozefa Street to see the High Synagogue, the Tempel (Progressive) Synagogue, the Nowy Square and Wawrzynca Street.

The tour of Kazimierz is also a lesson of traditions of Polish Jews, their religion and customs. We will try to bring back to life the world that no longer exists.

The tour can be extended with the sightseeing of Christian part of Kazimierz. It's famous for its beautiful gothic churches - Corpus Christi and St. Catherine's. The Church on the Rock with a crypt of the greatest Polish artists such as Stanislaw Wyspianski or Czeslaw Milosz is a special place too.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

It's a walking tour but if your hotel is located in the Old Town it's sometimes better to take a taxi or tram to get to the Jewish district.

What’s Included

Other: The private tour in English and a local tax is included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 zlotys - This amount of money (per person) will cover entrance fees to synagogues, museums etc.

What’s Extra

Other: Other entrance tickets, tram tickets or taxi transportation is not included.

Restrictions

I do not have a license to give tours inside of Wieliczka Salt Mine nor inside of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (they have their own local guides).

A Recent Review of this tour

Alicja did a fantastic job showing me the Jewish history in Krakow. It was very meaningful. I highly recommend her as a tour guide for any sights in Krakow. I will be back!
James Cargile

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    178 AUD PER TOUR(for up to 10 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    247839


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers since the tour is also about the history of the WWII.

    Friendly: Yes.
    The tour can be a challenge for people using wheel chairs - mostly because of cobbled stones the streets are paved with. There are places where it's uneven so it is better to have personal assistance.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Polish (fluent), Italian (basic), French (conversational), English (fluent)

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