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Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

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Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

From US$ 20.06 per person

Discover one of Krakow's most vibrant neighborhoods, the Jewish district of Kazimierz. Walk and talk with your guide about the history of the district, the Jews who made it what it is, and the significance of this district in Europe's history.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere of the Jewish Quarter
  • Explore the history of the co-existence of two cultures and religions
  • Learn all about famous Poles of Jewish origin
Full description
The Holocaust almost totally destroyed the rich culture of Polish Jews. Almost. Experience a mixture of feelings — perhaps sadness, nostalgia, and hope, as you discover the rebirth of Krakow’s Jewish district on this guided afternoon tour. Meet your guide in one of the most interesting parts of Krakow, Kazimierz, the only Jewish city of medieval Europe that has survived to this day. Nowadays, Kazimierz is one of the most popular parts of Krakow, with a unique, bohemian atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife. As you walk through the area, talk with your guide about the co-existence of two cultures and religions, the traditions of Krakow’s Jews, their customs, and famous Poles of Jewish origin.   On numerous squares, surrounded by synagogues, and near the ghetto wall, learn about events that were important for Jewish history and culture. Together, you’ll search for answers to difficult questions that concern us all.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Rhemu Synagogue ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the Old Synagogue. Your guide will be holding a sign reading "YCG".

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Overall experience was great. Jimmy was a fantastic guy who is very knowledgeable (he’s a Historian). Answered all my questions and provided a good tour experience. Only reason it’s not 5 stars is because the tour says the Rhemu Synagogue ticket is included but it was not—nor was anything mentioned about visiting there. So it felt misleading. Other that that, all good.

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September 21, 2021

We highly recommend Tomas and this tour to other guests! It was very interesting and we could have listened to Tomas for another couple of hours. He has a great knowledge about history, good language skills and a good sense of humor. We really enjoyed the tour - thank you so much!

June 1, 2021

The tour through the Kazimierz district of Kraków was carried out by a very knowledgeable and funny tour guide. The guide had a very good knowledge of German and a very high level of knowledge in relation to the history of Krakow. The tour not only gave us an insight into the history of Krakow, but also into the cultural aspects of Judaism. The expectations of the tour were definitely exceeded and I can recommend it to anyone who is also interested in getting to know Krakow outside of the tourist hotspots.

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August 3, 2020

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