Krakow Old Town and Jewish District

Quick Details

Duration: 6 Hours

This tour runs everyday

  • Morning tour leaves at 09:30
  • Afternoon tour leaves at 12:30

Meeting Point

  • We meet at Wawel Castle main gate
  • Your guide will have a signboard that says Walks In Europe. Here’s the address:


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Pleasantly upbeat old town Krakow

Explore Poland’s former capital and second city on a walking tour of Krakow. Discover the Wawel Castle and Rynek Glowny, the largest medieval city square in Europe.

During the WWII, the Nazis liked the city so they made it their home in a country whose population they wished to exterminate. This decision preserved Krakow while the rest of Poland was bombed during the war.

Krakow has a large student population, so it is lively, upbeat, and full of life. It is also home to some spectacular and significant churches and cathedrals. Our Krakow Old Town and Jewish District walking tour includes stops at the most prominent churches of Krakow.

Krakow’s old quarter offers many things to do. Besides the castle and the churches, a clutch of excellent museums provide cultural diversion, and your local guide also points out things to do on your own when your tour finishes. Downtown Krakow is great with many local eateries so your guide will recommend one before you proceed to the second part of your Krakow tour.

The second half of the tour focuses on the Jewish District of Krakow: Kazimierz. Kazimierz was once an independent town, governed separately from Krakow until the late middle ages. Later, it became known as the Jewish Quarter of the city and finally transformed into a center for Krakow’s beatnik bars and cafe culture. All that history makes for one impressive array of activities and sights.

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  • Old Town Sites: 

    1. Royal Wawel Hill
    2. Cathedral Church
    3. Dragon’s Cave
    4. Kanonicza street – the oldest street of Krakow
    5. St. Andrew’s Church
    6. St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church
    7. Royal Route
    8. Episcopal Palace – Papal Window
    9. Franciscans’ Church
    10. Old University Quarter
    11. Main Market Square
    12. Medieval Town Hall
    13. The Cloth Hall
    14. St. Mary’s Church
    15. Triumphal Gate of Krakow
    16. Fortifications of Medieval Town
    17. The Barbican
    18. Grunwald Battle Monument

    Jewish Sites: 

    1. Oskar Schindler’s Sites in Krakow
    2. Jewish Ghetto Area
    3. Remnants of the Jewish Ghetto Walls
    4. Resettlement Actions Square
    5. The Eagle Pharmacy
    6. Remuh Synagogue
    7. Remuh Cemetery
    8. Old Synagogue
    9. Izaak’s Synagogue
    10. Krakow’s Transit Camp
    11. High Synagogue
    12. Temple Synagogue
    13. Jewish Market Place
    14. Helen Rubinstein’s Family House
    15. Jewish Memorials
  • Chevron down Included
    • Scholarly and local Walks In Europe Tour Guides
    • Small groups of 8 or private tours
    • Admission fees
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    • Transport if you’re staying outside of Krakow
    • Drinks
    • Lunch