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Jewish Krakow Adventure
- 3 hours
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Experience another side of Poland on this informative walking tour through the streets of Krakow. Join a local guide and get acquainted with the Jewish faith and culture while discovering historic cemeteries, synagogues and famous film locations along the way. With the chance to pick up some local lingo and try traditional Polish fare, this Urban Adventure delivers doses of history, spirituality, culture and cuisine.
* Walk through the historical district of Kazimierz
* Visit synagogues to learn more about the Jewish faith
* Uncover Jewish funeral traditions while visiting one of Poland’s oldest cemeteries
* See where Steven Spielberg filmed the Oscar winning movie ‘Schindler’s List’
* Tuck into a ‘zapiekanka’, a traditional Polish sandwich
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Krakow Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
As we visit some Jewish religious places, we recommend clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. For men it is obligatory to cover a head while visiting synagogues and cemeteries (kippa is available at the entrance top each of visiting synagogues). Polish climate is moderate, but because the weather changes it is good to have an umbrella and something warm with you just in case.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Meet up with a local, English-speaking guide to delve into the Jewish heart of Krakow on this interesting Urban Adventure. Begin by hopping on a local tram to ride to the historic district of Kazimierz. This area is known as the epicentre of Jewish culture in Krakow, so there’s no better place to uncover Jewish heritage and customs than here!
Walk through the old Jewish Quarter and soak up the history that lives on here. Continue on to visit an orthodox synagogue before walking to one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Poland. Here, learn about Jewish funerary traditions, visit famous graves and find out about the symbolism of certain tombstones. Next, walk to the New Square, which houses a cultural centre and pre-war kosher slaughterhouse. Take the chance to sample a traditional Polish snack called ‘zapiekanka’, which is sold from street carts nearly 24 hours a day. Why not learn some Polish language from your guide and order the snack yourself?
After finishing your tasty treat, continue on to see the place where many of the scenes from the award-winning movie ‘Schindler’s List’ were filmed by Steven Spielberg years ago. Next, continue the adventure by walking to another, more modern synagogue. Reformed Judaism is more liberal, so you will notice the difference between the design and style of this synagogue as compared to the orthodox one visited earlier on in the tour. Continue the walk by visiting a significant bridge and monument, commemorating the many lives that were lost during WWII.
The journey ends at Oskar Schindler’s factory, the place where more than 1,000 Jewish lives were saved decades ago. Choose to independently visit the interesting museum here, head back to the city centre or stop for a coffee at a local café to toast the end of this adventure.