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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

1. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Meet your friendly guide and get acquainted with the day’s itinerary, then jump into an electric vehicle and head out on your audioguided tour of Kazimierz. For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence for ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures until the Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces. On the tour, discover what life was like for Krakow’s Jewish residents during the war, and see the former Ghetto across the river where they were forced to live. Some of the landmarks visited on the tour include Plac Bohaterów Getta (Heroes of the Ghetto Square), and Apteka Pod Orlem (Pharmacy Under the Eagle). Finally, the highlight of the tour is a stop at the iconic factory of Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.

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

2. 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.

Schindler's Factory + Ghetto in Krakow and Wieliczka Tour

3. Schindler's Factory + Ghetto in Krakow and Wieliczka 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.

Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

4. 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.

Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

5. Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

Take a look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on a heated deck with leather sofas on cold days. Enjoy the beautiful views from the upper deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside, and see such monuments 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. See authentic monuments in the Kazimierz district and the ghetto that existed during the war in the Podgórze district, and learn more about its history. On the route of the tour, see over 20 monuments, visit the beautiful, picturesque streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Visit one of the most important areas on the map of Krakow, where that the cultural life of contemporary residents and tourists takes place.

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

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

Tour Schindler's factory with a licensed museum guide. Oskar Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," employed thousands of Jews and saved approximately 1200. Next, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the gruesome events that took place during World War II. See a part of the undestroyed wall surrounding 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. Then you will 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, and 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: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

7. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

Travel to Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow on a group electric golf cart tour. Experience a place where Jewish and Christian cultures intertwine. View over 20 monuments in Kazimierz, and in the former Jewish ghetto. Ride along the vibrant streets of Kazimierz in a comfortable and eco-friendly vehicle. Cruise through twists and turns to discover charming shops and restaurants. Learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Head to the former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war. Find traces of those terrible events. Be moved as you see a fragment of the ghetto wall, the houses of displaced Jews, Pod Orłem pharmacy, and the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

Krakow: Kazimierz by Golf Cart and Schindler's Factory Tour

8. Krakow: Kazimierz by Golf Cart and Schindler's Factory Tour

Pass through the top sights in the charming Kazimierz district in Krakow on a group golf cart tour. Drive by over 20 monuments while listening to your auido guide. Stop at the Schindler's Factory Museum for tour with a live guide. Be picked up by your driver at the meeting point. Cruise through the charming streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. View many traces of Jewish heritage in this vibrant district like the Orthodox Jewish Old Synagogue, the booming Jewish cultural center of Tempel Synagogue, and the 17th-century Kupa Synagogue.  Gain a deeper understanding of the tragic history of Krakow during WWII as you go to Ghetto Heroes Square, view a fragment that still remains of the ghetto wall, and hear the story behind the Pharmacy Under the Eagle. See the brightly colored shops and houses on Szeroka street. Go by Christian religious sites like the Gothic Corpus Christi Basilica and the towering Église Saint-Joseph church. Admire the fountain in Wolnica Square. Disembark at the Schindler's Factory Museum and start your guided tour. Uncover the story of a German entrepreneur who saved many Jewish people from Nazis. Be moved by this interactive exhibition. Find out about Krakow during the Nazi occupation and touch a piece of history.

Krakow: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

9. Krakow: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

Discover the highlights in Krakow as you view the city from the deck of a modern catamaran on a Vistula River cruise. Drive on an eco-friendly golf cart through the vibrant streets of the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts. Explore the city's past at the Schindler's Factory museum.  Start your tour with a catamaran ride on the Vistula River. Take in panoramic views of the defensive walls of Wawel, the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, and the mysterious silhouette of a dragon. Hear facinating commentary from your audio guide as you pass these sights. Jump aboard a comfortable electric golf cart and roll through colorful cafes and rich religious sites in the Kazimierz district. Pass by Jewish cultural monuments before heading to the site where the WWII ghetto existed in Podgórze. Learn about the WWII history of Krakow from your audio guide. Finish your tour with a guided tour of the Schindler's Factory Museum. Discover the story behind the German entrepreneur who saved many Jews during WWII by employing them in his factory. Get lost in the story of the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Sightseeing Golf Cart Tour

10. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Sightseeing Golf Cart Tour

Travel through Kazimierz, the oldest district of Krakow, which was once a separate city, on a golf cart. See historic sights, a former Jewish ghetto, and listen to commentary from an audio guide along the way. Ride down the picturesque streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Explore one of the most important neighborhoods in the city. See over 20 monuments throughout the district. Head to a former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war. See parts of the former ghetto, including the fragment of the ghetto wall, the former houses of displaced Jews, and the pharmacy Pod Orłem. Stop at the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

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What people are saying about Pharmacy Under the Eagle

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 354 reviews

Was great. Ms Paulina (I think) has a very cool approach, tells everything at ease, knows a lot, and shows nice places where you can eat something and it's really worth it (we were). The trip was most successful, we learned a lot from the loudspeaker and from Mrs. Paulina.

I highly recommend ! A passionate and exciting driver. We had a great time rich in culture and history