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Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

1. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, and see the famous factory of Oskar Schindler, where many lives were saved. Then, be dropped off at the meeting point or any location in the city center.

Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

2. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

3. Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

Learn about the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Start the tour outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district. This district has been home to the Jewish community for centuries. Explore the charming streets of this now trendy neighborhood with your guide, as you learn about the history of Jewish people in Krakow. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. Learn about the horrors of the Holocaust, and Oskar Schindler's heroic efforts to save Jewish people from the concentration camps operated by the Nazi regime. Finally, make your way to the site of the former Jewish ghetto, where many Jews were forced to live during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Learn about the suffering and overcrowded conditions endured by the Jewish community. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the monument of 68 chairs in Heroes' Square.

Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

4. Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

Discover the historical area of Krakow with this electric golf cart tour of the Old Town. Drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz . Find out where the Jewish Ghetto was located. Listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Be picked up from the meeting point and start your tour with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Krakow Old Town. Put on your headphones and listen as your audio guide provides context for what you see. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square. View the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. Marvel at the towering St. Mary's Church and the green space in Planty park. Cruise down narrow streets with many temples, universities, and charming houses. Appreciate splendid views of Wawel Castle, on the way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz, the oldest district in the city.

Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

5. Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

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.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

6. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Take a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Next, begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

7. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

Discover the oldest historical area of Krakow which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Travel in an electric, eco-friendly golf cart and view more than 20 monuments. Listen to interesting commentary on your audio guide. Visit the Main Market Square at the heart of the city, and take in Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which are surrounded by a park called Planty. Enjoy wonderful narrow streets with many temples, universities and charming houses. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and see the castle. Head to Kazimierz to see the oldest district of Krakow which was once a separate city. Dive through the picturesque streets of Kazimierz with old synagogues, cafes, and stalls. Learn more about these spectacular sights from your audio guide.

Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

8. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz and Ghetto by Electric Golf Cart

Cruise through Krakow's historical highlights on an electric, eco-friendly golf cart with interesting commentary from an audio guide. View more than 20 monuments, including the Historic Center of Krakow from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the Main Market Square at the heart of the city. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church, which are surrounded by Planty park. Enjoy wonderful narrow streets with many temples, universities and charming houses. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and Wawel Royal Castle. Head to Kazimierz to see the oldest district of Krakow which was once a separate city. Drive through the picturesque streets of Kazimierz with old synagogues, cafes, and stalls. Along the way, learn more about these spectacular sights from your audio guide.

Krakow: Cruise, Golf Cart Ride and Schindler's Factory Visit

9. Krakow: Cruise, Golf Cart Ride and Schindler's Factory Visit

Take a look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. See Krakow from the riverside, and see monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel, with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, the silhouette of a dragon and more. Follow the footsteps of Jewish cultural monuments in Krakow in a comfortable, eco-friendly golf cart. Visit monuments in the Kazimierz district and the ghetto that existed during the war in the Podgórze district, and learn about their history. Enter the Schindler's Factory Museum - one of the most popular museums in Krakow. Learn about the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation, while walking through a museum named for a German entrepreneur who saved many Jews by employing them in his factory. Experience the interactive exhibition and learn about the history of Krakow with a knowledgeable guide.

Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

10. Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

Learn about the most tragic period in Krakow's history on a guided tour. Walk through streets that still bear the scars of the terrible events they witnessed. Meet your guide outside the Emalia factory-museum. Hear about Schindler's exploits. Next, stop at a fragment of the walls that once surrounded the ghetto. Get an introduction to the uprising, the ghetto's history, and its topography. Then, visit Ghetto Heroes Square, the center of life in the so-called Jewish Housing District. Discover how the Kraków Jews were forced to live during the war. Pay tribute to them at the monument commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. Learn about the monument's meaningful symbolism. Next, visit the Eagle Pharmacy, whose owner, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, helped Jews in various ways during the occupation. Listen to the stories of the everyday heroism of ordinary people during a terrible period of history.

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 552 reviews

Ewa was a wonderful guide.She knew her stuff.Thoughful,Informative.Spoke excellent English.Made the events come alive.Learnt far more yesterday than history lessons at school.Would recommend her if we travelled to Krakow again-Regards Pat/Michele from UK Did the trip on 15/06/22

We were two groups of 5 each and this tour was the best we have ever experienced. Highly recommended!

The tour guide Aneta Jop was excellent in terms of content and very nice. We recommend.

Very nice Seemed more difficult than it was Seen and learned a lot

It was an interesting tour in the old Jewish quarter of krakow.