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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Kazimierz

Krakow: Segway Tour of the Old Town & Jewish Quarter

Product ID: 118360
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Book the combined tour of the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter with a professional guide plus extra time.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Polish, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the most important sights of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter in 90 minutes
  • Discover the heart of Kraków’s artistic, bohemian character behind the wooden shutters of dozens of antique shops and art galleries
  • Get the best sense of pre-war Jewish culture on the continent
Full description
Kazimierz – the district south of the Old Town between the Wisła River and ulica Dietla (where a tributary of the Wisła once flowed) - was the center of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years, before it was systematically destroyed during World War II. During the communist era, it became one of Kraków’s dodgiest districts while gradually falling into disrepair.

Rediscovered in the 1990s, thanks to the fall of the regime and worldwide exposure through the lens of Steven Spielberg, Kazimierz has rebounded and is today Kraków’s most exciting district – a bustling, bohemian neighborhood packed with historical sites, atmospheric cafes and art galleries. Well-known for its associations with Schindler and Spielberg, traces of Kazimierz’s Jewish history have not only survived, but literally alive in the form of the district’s numerous synagogues and Jewish cemeteries. In fact, no other place in Europe conveys a sense of pre-war Jewish culture on the continent better than Kazimierz. As a result, the district has become a major tourist draw and pilgrimage site for Jews, which has led to the return of contemporary Jewish culture in the area.

Each summer since 1988, the massively popular Jewish Culture Festival has filled Kazimierz’s streets and cafes with music, while educating Kraków’s residents and guests about the city’s pre-war Jewish history and celebrating modern Jewish culture. The fact that it's one of the year’s biggest parties proves that there’s more to Kazimierz than sepia photographs and old synagogues. Here, you’ll find the heart of Kraków’s artistic, bohemian character behind the wooden shutters of dozens of antique shops and art galleries. Peeling façades and obscure courtyards hide dozens of bars and cafes, many affecting an air of pre-war timelessness. Centered around the former Jewish square now known as Plac Nowy, Kazimierz has emerged as the city’s best destination for cafe culture and nightlife. Alternative, edgy and packed with oddities, Kazimierz is an essential point of interest to any visitor. This tour combines sightseeing of the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter in just 90 minutes.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Tuition
  • Extra time
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Not for pregnant women
• No drinking (alcohol) and driving
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 17 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.9/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Segway Krakow Bontour

Product ID: 118360