Tracing Jewish Culture – Krakow, Poland

Tracing Jewish Culture – Krakow, Poland

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Key Details

Tour Duration
4 hours
Live guide
English

Hotel Pick-up

Pick-up from hotels for morning tours: 07:55 Chopin, Sympozjum 08:00 Matejki Sq. no 2 08:05 Galaxy, Park Inn 08:10 Ibis Old Town, Hilton Garden Inn 08:15 Ester, Puro 08:25 Batory 08:30 Wyspianski, Holiday Inn, Andels 08:35 Radisson BLU 08:40 Golden Tulip 08:45 Royal, Logos, Novotel Centrum / ibis Centrum 08:50 Sheraton 09:00 Bus Park at 11 Powiśle Street

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Highlights

  • Trace the history of Jewish culture in Poland
  • Explore the district of Kazimierz, the traditionally Jewish part of Krakow

Overview

Retrace the steps of Jewish culture in Poland since the 14th century in the Krakow district of Kazimierz, seen in the film "Schindler's List," and the former concentration camp of Płaszów.

Description

Join an enlightening journey tracing Jewish culture, and history in Krakow; leading you through the historic district of Kazimierz, to the site of the former Nazi concentration camp of Płaszów.

Named after the king who invited the Jews to Poland in the 14th century, Kazimierz became a flourishing centre of Jewish religion and culture. Due to a policy of religious tolerance that prevailed in Poland from the 15th century, the district became a safe haven for diverse groups of Jewish refugees from all over Europe until the Nazi occupation of WWII.

The tour aims to retrace this cultural diversity, resulting not only in the construction of numerous synagogues (including the oldest preserved synagogue in Poland), but also the absolutely unique atmosphere which is still present today. Visit numerous sites along the route, including locations that appeared in the filming of the Oscar winning drama Schindler's List.

Conclude the tour with a visit to the Krakow suburb of Płaszów, and the monument commemorating the victims of the former Nazi concentration camp.

What's Included

  • English speaking guide.
  • Hotel pick-up from most hotels.
  • Entrance fees.

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities.
  • Food, and drink.

Good to Know

• The pick-up bus is not necessarily the tour bus – you may be changing buses depending on scheduling.
• Please accept our apologies if departure is delayed due to heavy traffic.
• If you wish to come directly to our bus station, our central starting point is at the Cracovia Hotel.
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