Guided tour

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

4.8 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: Kraków Explorers
Guided tour

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Activity provider: Kraków Explorers

From US$ 1.15 per person

Explore one of the oldest, most authentic districts in Poland on this guided tour. Discover the history, culture, and traditions of the Jewish people in Kazimierz.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • The second oldest Synagogue in Europe
  • Holocaust memorial
  • Heroes of Ghetto Square
  • The Jewish cemetery
  • Schindler’s List filming spots
Full description
Having been established as a city on the island in close vicinity of Krakow, Kazimierz was supposed to become a competition to its neighbour – Krakow. The Jews who in the Middle Ages were prosecuted in the Western Europe started settling in Kazimierz and soon this city became a place of Jewish prosperity. It is here where you can find Jewish synagogues, cozy and tiny streets on which the hustle and bustle of Jewish life was prevailing before the catastrophe of WW2. See the oldest synagogue in Poland, trace the filming spots of the ‘Schindler’s List’ . Learn who are Ashkenazim and Sephardim, get to know Helena Rubinstein, Roman Polanski, Ludwick Zamenhof, and Maximilian Faktorowicz. Join us for 2.5-hour tour where we will discover the Jewish heritage in Krakow, get to know their traditions and exciting people who were creating the Jewish history in Poland.
  • Experienced local tour guide
  • 2,5h walking tour
  • food and drinks
  • gratuities

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Meeting point

We start in front of st. Mary's basilica at the main market square. Look for the guides with an orange umbrella.

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Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Party groups

Know before you go

  • Why the price is so low? Because this is a Pay-What-You-Want concept so that anyone can participate in this tour.
  • Tours are almost entirely Tip-based so that everyone is able to join. There's only a small online booking fee (that one you pay to guarantee your participation).
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4.8 /5

based on 46 reviews

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My guide was Slavek who seemed to genuinely care about being up to date with what’s going on in the Jewish community in krakow now as well as have a great knowledge about the history of Jews in this city. The way he presented us with all kinds of stories and historic facts was very pleasant and I found it extremely easy to follow and keep listening! Would 10/10 recommend this to everyone interested in Kraków’s history and past.

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March 28, 2023

Brilliant way to get insight into Jewish life & see main parts in Jewish quarter. Our guide was Bart , he was excellent kept us well informed & great company , we visited all the places the itinerary mentioned & Bart told us about more places we could visit at a later date . It’s a free tour you are just paying for booking fee but at end you tip him how much you feel his times been worth . I would highly recommend this tour & will be doing the old town one on my nxt visit . Thanks again Bart

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March 28, 2023

The guide is waiting for you with a smile on his face and an umbrella with the British flag, written with free tour, right in front of the Church in the Market Square The tour includes a lot of useful information, plus a short 15-minute break in Plac Nowy, where you can eat and drink like a local, at attractive prices

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 416743