Krakow - Guided Tours


We would like to provide our guests with a unique and rewarding experience of Krakow, that's why we offer you sigh-seeing tours with well-tried guides.

We worked out several tours, but two of them are especially recommendable: ‘The Old Town of Krakow’ and ‘Kazimierz – the Jewish district’. Other worth seeing tours are: ‘Schindler’s List - The fate of Krakow Jews’, ‘Second Rom - the churches of Krakow’, ‘In the footsteps of John Paul II’.

The price for a Tour with an English speaking guide takes about 3 hours and costs 60 euros.
You can order Guided Tour via e-mail, phone or on the day of your arrival. See Contact.


Kazimierz– the Jewish district of Krakow

At the turn of the 15th century, Kazimierz - an independent city at that time - became one the most important centers of Jewish culture. Today it is the best-preserved former Jewish quarter in Europe. Plentiful built heritage that bears testimony to the magnificence of the culture can be admired to this day.

The walking- tour with guide will give you a historical overview of Jewish life in Krakow and Kazimierz. You will visit among other things the Jewish Museum in the Old Synagogue, the Old Remuh Synagogue and cemetery, pass by the Kupa Synagogue, the Isaac Synagogue, the Wysoka (High) Synagogue, finally go outside the historic core of Kazimierz, to see the New Jewish Cemetery at ul. Miodowa 55.

 

The Old Town of Krakow

We start on the medieval Main Market Square at the Cloth Hall, getting to know the history and mystery behind one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. We go to see St. Mary's Church with its famous altar designed by Veit Stoss. We continue to the old buildings of Jagiellonian University, where Nicolas Copernicus and the legendary Dr Faustus both studied. We visit the gothic courtyard of Collegium Maius. Walking through All Saints' Square you can see the gothic Dominican and Franciscan churches. We will stroll across the Royal Route and charming Kanonicza Street to the Wawel Hill, where on the arcaded courtyard of the castle we learn about the history of this former residence of Kings and Princes of Poland. Than we go to the Wawel Cathedral - the coronation church of the Kings of Poland, which contains the Royal tombs.

 

‘Second Rom - the churches of Krakow’

Because of its nearly 140 churches, monasteries and convents in the center, Krakow was called ‘second Rom’. We’d like to show you the most important – religious, historic, architectural and artistical. Among others the Romanesque Church of St Andrew, the precious monastery complexes of Dominicans and Franciscans, the baroque SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, the St Catherine’s Church – the purest example of French Gothic form.

 

‘Schindler’s List - The fate of Krakow Jews’

On March 21, 1941 the SS moved the entire Jewish commu­nity of Krakow from Kazimierz into the cluster of 329 buildings – the ghetto in the Podgórze suburb. The Holocaust of Krakow Jews and the story of their rescuer Oscar Schindler was told by Steven Spielberg in his film “Schindler’s List”, shot in authentic places in Krakow, Kazimierz, Podgorze (ghetto and Schindler’s factory) and the Plaszow concentration camp.

During the tour you will come to know places relevant to events in "Schindler's List" and the Holocaust, among others - the Ghetto Museum in the Pharmacy Under the Eagles (recently renovated thanks to support of Roman Polanski – an inmate of the Ghetto).
 

In the Footsteps of John Paul II

This route leads you to most important places linked to a remarkable man: John Paul II. Having started at the palace of Krakow bishops, it then takes you among others to the Franciscan Church, the Archbishop Metropolitan Seminary of Krakow, the Dom Dziekański (Deanery), Wawel Cathedral, Pauline Monastery 'na Skałce' (i.e. 'on the Rock'), the Krakow's Błonia Common Green.
 
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