130 PLN
per person

Jewish Kazimierz Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hrs Start 10am / end by 12pm
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Kazimierz – The Krakow Jewish District

For almost seven hundred years, Krakow was home to a large Jewish community. This was all but extinguished during the war, yet the echoes of this world can still be felt across the city.

After a long period of post-war inertia, colour is returning to the districts that Jewish families once knew so well. Splendid synagogues are again functioning as places of worship, and vibrant museums have opened in tribute to the lost world. Jewish klezmer music, reborn with a contemporary twist, echoes from the cellars of Kazimierz, the ancient heart of Jewish Krakow, drawing a host of young Polish and international fans.

About the tour

On this walk we will explore the streets of Kazimierz, stopping at synagogues, market squares and beautiful old graveyards, (the magical Remuh cemetery is the best-surviving Renaissance Jewish graveyard in Europe). It is likely that there will be interesting one-off exhibitions on in the district, and we can have a look at the best of the shows that are being held.

There is also the possibility to cross the river and explore Podgorze (a short walk from Kazimierz). This area, once a prosperous mercantile district, became Krakow’s Jewish ghetto during the war. Fragments of the old wall still survive as a chilling reminder of a past that is really not that long ago at all. Whilst a few Jews managed to escape from the ghetto (Roman Polanski is a well known example) most were transported from here to the death camps.

We will end the walk back in Kazimierz, which today is enjoying a far-reaching renaissance.

Prices and Group Bookings

Price Per Person (up to 10 persons) 130 PLN

Groups over 10 Persons – price negotiable

What’s included in the price?

Private city tour with English speaking guide; tour of Jewish Kazimierz district. Entrance fees not included (10-15 PLN extra per person). Minimum 2 persons required for tour.

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Jewish Kazimierz Walking Tour Reviews

 Guest 25th Sep 2016
We covered the areas of interest to us. Our guide knows the city and told us may interesting stories.
 Val Williams
Monique was very knowledgable and informative. Excellent walking tour.
 P. Veitch
Monika fatastic young lady. Well mannered and knowledgable. Also had a good way with her and a sharp sense of humour. Great tour.Many thanks Monika..
 Susan Barclay
Our guide was excellent and very informative. Took her time to answer any questions that we had and also tried to rearrange our other tour to a sunday to allow us to visit the musuems.
 Olga
Our guide Kasia Kos was great ... knowledge and personality! Her English was easy to understand.
 Bruce Dalgleish
Anna was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. The tour was an enjoyable and informative experience for all of us, enabling us to appreciate the beauty and the history of Kraków. So much better than a trip in a glorified golf buggy! Excellent value for money.
 Guest
The guide Anna was very good en had very good knowledge of de historic krakow
 Guest
The tour guides were absolutely wonderful and did a great job, we all enjoyed the tour very much.
 Ross McGill
The Krakow city tour was excellent. Melex carts are not my favourite form of transportation. I would never use them again. The guide was so good we hired her for a detailed tour of the Wawel Cathedral.
 Guest
Very nice and we had a guide with great knowledge about Polen and Krakows history.
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