An interactive private tour where you'll get fully acquainted with Krakow's Jewish heritage.
Throughout the centuries, Polish and Jewish history have been closely entwined, and no trip to Krakow would be complete without getting to know the religious, artistic and historical heritage of Krakow's Jewish community.
Highlights and Themes
- Polish and Krakow's Jewish history with an expert guide
- Holocaust Memorial and WWII Ghetto area
- Trace the history of Krakow's Jews in Old Town and explore bohemian Kazimierz
- Entry ticket to the Tempel and Remu Synagogues
- Private guide for you and your group, refreshment break included
Group over 5 people
Prviate English speaking guide, coffee or soft drink with dessert, entry to Remu Synagogue and Old Cemetery, entry to Tempel, public transport tickets during the tour, many stops for photos and questions.
Food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.
WhenFebruary - March: 10:30
April - January: 11:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
No tours on Jewish Holidays
At your accommodation
In case your accommodation is not centrally located, we'll meet in the Absolute Tour Center
Duration: 3 hrs
Throughout the centuries, Polish and Jewish history have been closely entwined, and no trip to Krakow would be complete without getting to know the religious, artistic and historical heritage of Krakow's Jewish community. Jews played an important role in the country's cultural, economic and political life and this tour will take you through the ages with an expert guide to explore and understand important events of the era.
We start our tour in the Old Town where we'll hear about the origin of the Jewish community in the middle ages before making our way over to the Podgorze District which was a key site during the most devastating event of the 20th century for Europe's Jews - the Holocaust. Here we'll not only visit the memorial to those who perished during the war, but also hear the heroic stories of those who risked their livelihoods to save others, including Oscar Schindler.
Then we'll make our way back over the Vistula River to Kazimierz - once the home to more than 65,000 Jews and the center of Jewish life in Krakow. Here we'll learn about thriving Jewish life past and present, get to know some of the most important characters from this community and the work of Krakow's Jews that was felt throughout the world. The tour includes an interior visit and entry ticket to both the Tempel and Remu Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, and we'll also learn about the Old Synagogue, Isaac's Synagogue, kosher shops and Jewish cultural centers. This tour also includes a short refreshment break where you'll have a further opportunity to get hints and tips from your expert guide.
Due to the restrictions set by the Synagogues, male guests will be required to wear a skull cap during interior visits (provided).
Please wear modest clothing (covering your shoulders and thighs) when visiting the synagogue.
- Student rate will require a valid student ID card when joining the tour.
- Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
- Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
- The supplier is not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
- Programs cancelled within 72 hours of travel date incur 100% cancellation penalty with no refunds given.
- No show or non-participation on tour/program will not be refunded.
- Discounted pricing:
Infant(s) free up to 2 years, children: 3-12 years special price, 13 years and older are charged at student price, student rate will require a valid student ID card when joining the tour.