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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.

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

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

Explore the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Begin outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district, 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.

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Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

3. 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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Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

4. 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.

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Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

5. Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

Learn about Oskar Schindler, a German entrepreneur who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Visit Schindler's Villa and see the outside of the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory. Listen to the story that inspired the book, "Schindler's Ark," as well as Stephen Spielberg's movie, "Schindler's List". Relive the famous scenes from the movie and see where they took place, such as the little courtyard in Kazimierz at Józefa 2 where Mrs. Dresdener took refuge under the stairs.  Dive deeper into the history of World War II in Poland. Discuss Schindler's impact on the city both in the past and the current day with your guide and get an in-depth look into Schindler's life and character. End your tour at Film Cafe near Schindler's factory, where you can relax with a complimentary tea or coffee. If you choose, you can find out more about Oskar Schindler and explore the museum on your own after the tour.

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Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour in Krakow’s Kazimierz district to discover the Jewish history of this area. See local shops, and visit beautifully preserved synagogues. Listen to your guide share amazing stories of Jewish families that lived here previously. Explore the Kazimierz district, and view how the memory of its rich history has been preserved in synagogues, prayer houses, and small shops located around Kazimierz. Be guided along the famous Szeroka Street with both the Remah Synagogue and the Old Synagogue, the storied walls of the old town, Plac Nowy (New Square), and many charming streets teeming with life today. Choose from the additional tour options to take a walk in Krakow's Podgórze district, where the ghetto was located during World War II. Along this route, take a look at the Pankiewicz Eagle Pharmacy and Ghetto Heroes Square with a monument made of 68 chairs. Or select the option to visit a modern exhibition devoted to the occupation of Krakow. The exhibit is located in the former enamel factory associated with the name of the German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler.

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Krakow: Schindler's Factory and Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory and Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour

Visit one of the most important museums in Krakow at Oskar Schindler's with your professional guide. Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war at the exhibition Krakow Under Nazi Occupation. Walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, the houses where thousands of displaced Jews lived, the Pod Orłem pharmacy, and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs.

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Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

8. Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

During World War II, the Poguzhe district was the site of a Jewish Ghetto. 75 years after the end of the war, the district still keeps this heritage alive. The area serves to remind visitors of the horrors of war and the need to prevent such things from happening again. Visit the famous Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes' Square), where Jewish inhabitants of Krakow were identified and sent off to concentration camps. See a fragment of the original ghetto wall, which now serves as a monument and place of pilgrimage for many Jewish people visiting from abroad. Continue to the buildings where thousands of displaced Jews used to live in cramped conditions. The final stop will be the famous "Under the Eagle" pharmacy.

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

9. 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.

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Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

Visit the former concentration camp at Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about its dark history, how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay your respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims. Come to understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like. Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, Schindler's List. Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 25 reviews

This is a must do in Krakow especially if, like us, you are only there a short time. We would never have seen everything otherwise. Paulina our guide was so friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of her city giving us lots of extra information other than the recorded guide. The buggy was clean and comfortable and blankets were provided to keep you warm! I would thoroughly recommend this trip.

Phil the tour guide was absolutely amazing. Fantastic English, so knowledgable and was able to answer every single question we had. He was a pleasure to be around and made us feel like the first customers he’d ever had. Just wish we could have tipped him more (cashless society habits). Thank you very much Phil!

Excellent must do tour of Krakow. All the highlights are covered. Old Town, Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, The Ghetto, Churches etc.

Amazing experience Pre book online to get the best rate then tip Our guide was excellent

Great opportunity to see the city! Highly recommended.