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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: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, and Schindler's Story

2. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, and Schindler's Story

Learn about the everyday lives of the Jewish community before and during World War II. In a tour of a maximum of 12 people, you will learn about the beginning of Nazi occupation, the first resettlements and the harsh conditions of life in the ghetto. The tour starts in Kazimierz where you will see the Jewish Quarter, the center of Jewish life until the beginning of World War II. Explore the neighborhood and learn about one of the largest synagogue complexes in Europe. From Kazimierz you will head towards Podgórze, the district where the Jewish ghetto was located. The tour passes the Ghetto Heroes Square with its meaningful monument of empty chairs, the Eagle Pharmacy, and fragments of the Ghetto Wall.  At the end, you will get an insight into the history of Oskar Schindler and see the original factory which now houses the Historical Museum of Kraków. The tour ends in front of Schindler’s Factory which you can explore on your own, or you can be dropped off at the starting point.

Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

3. Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day on an eco-friendly electric buggy city tour. Learn about the city's colorful history from your local guide as you glide through the city's iconic neighborhoods and past its main landmarks. See Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarters, and the former Jewish Ghetto all from the comfort of your e-buggy. Embark on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric buggy through the charming streets of Krakow. Visit the city's three most historical districts with ease and comfort. First, make your way to the Old Town to see the enchanting Wawel Royal Castle towering over the city and the Vistula River, the Barbican with its fortified turrets and walls, impressive churches, and a number of other historical buildings. Next, head to the city's historic Jewish quarter with its breathtaking array of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and the historical buildings of the former city of Kazimierz. Marvel at the trendy shops, bars, and galleries that now line these streets. Finally, ride to the former Jewish ghetto walls and Getto Heroes Square before ending your tour at Schindler's Factory Museum. Here, if the museum is open and tickets available to buy, you can visit the museum at your own pace, unguided. After an hour in the museum, be picked up and brought back to the original starting point of the tour. Alternatively, if you don't visit the museum, be dropped off immediately after the tour ends at the original starting point of the tour.

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

4. 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: Tour of Podgórze Former Jewish Ghetto

5. Krakow: Tour of Podgórze Former Jewish Ghetto

Learn about the city's Jewish history with your professional guide. Visit the Jewish ghetto, and see Heroes Square and the ghetto wall monument. Visit Krakow's Podgórze district, the city's former Jewish ghetto during World War 2. The district is preserved to commemorate the memories of the victims, and to document the horrors of war. See the Ghetto Heroes Square, and learn about the eloquent symbolism of the monument consisting of dozens of empty chairs. See a fragment of the original ghetto wall that now serves as a pilgrimage site for many visitors Encounter the buildings where thousands of displaced Jews lived in cramped conditions. Hear commentary from your guide who will explain the history of this moving Krakow landmark.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Sightseeing Golf Cart Tour

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

Travel to Kazimierz, the oldest district of Krakow, which was once a separate city. Experience a place of peaceful coexistence where Christian and Jewish cultures intertwine. See over 20 monuments. Ride along the beautiful, picturesque streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Explore one of the most important neighborhoods in city. Head to former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war and view traces of those terrible events like a fragment of the ghetto wall, houses where displaced Jews lived, the historic pharmacy Pod Orłem, and the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

7. 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 Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

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

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

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4.4 / 5

based on 593 reviews

Best tour we have ever been on. Golf buggy was heated, guide provided us with a blanket. Audio guide was also in the buggy. Our Guide was born in the Ghetto before '45. He was fantastic, he gave us so much info re the Ghetto and the Jewish Quarter. You will love this tour!

Great driver, the audio is also first class and as a bonus apart from seeing the churches etc it gives you the opportunities to spot places for reference on other days.

This was away better than I expected it to be. Our driver was well imformed and really helpful in answering any questions one might have.

Great tour, excellent organisation, good value for money, and a really informed tour guide. Highly recommended!

Super easy and very informative. Perfect for the snow when walking the city just isn't possible.