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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)
Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) Tours and Activities

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Built during the fifteenth century blending German and Bohemian Gothic architectural styles, the Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) is the oldest surviving synagogue in Poland. The structure was rebuilt in 1570 by Italian architect Mateo Gucci, who added a Renaissance aesthetic, and was subsequently renovated several times throughout the early twentieth century. During World War II, Germans took over the building and used it as a warehouse, during which time the furnishings and the ceiling were destroyed.

Today, the reconstructed synagogue houses a Jewish history and culture museum; the collection includes Jewish ceremonial items, Ark curtains, Torah adornments and holiday costumes and craft items, as well as a permanent exhibit on family and private life.

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Monday - 10am to 2pm; Tuesday to Sunday - 9am to 5pm
24 Szeroka Street, Krakow, Poland
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Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

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Zip around Krakow in an electric car on this sightseeing tour. Led by a private driver, soak up the city's rich history as audio commentary offers background on the passing attractions. Travel through the Jewish district of Kazimierz, see the Barbican and Cloth Hall in the Old Town, and experience a poignant piece of World War II history in the former Jewish Ghetto of Podgórze. Your private tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.50
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$48.50
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Krakow X2 Segway Tour

Krakow X2 Segway Tour

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Explore Krakow’s medieval and modern attractions the fun and eco-friendly way on an X2 Segway tour. Choose from different routes and durations, from a 15-minute teaser ride to a 3-hour off-road adventure. Glide through the historic city streets on a self-balancing electric scooter, and see landmarks such as Wawel Castle, the Barbican fortress, Szeroka Square, and the Kazimierz district with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.78
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$15.78
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Krakow City Bike Tour

Krakow City Bike Tour

Cycle through the scenic streets of Krakow on this 4.5-hour bike tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past the city’s top attractions, such as the former residence of Oskar Schindler, Wawel Castle, the Jewish quarter and more. Learn about the area’s rich history and architecture as you travel, stopping to relax with a traditional Polish lunch (not included, available for purchase during the tour). After an afternoon of intense exploration, your tour will conclude at your original departure point.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.61
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$31.61
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Krakow Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Krakow Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

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Explore the resilient history and local culture of Krakow’s old Jewish district on a 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz. Learn about the area’s 14th-century founding by King Kazimierz the Great and its modern emergence as the artistic heart of Krakow. Hear how the neighborhood was shaped by the devastating events of World War II, and visit important Jewish landmarks including the Old Synagogue, the New Cemetery and the factory of Oskar Schindler.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.34
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$21.34
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Skip the Line: Krakow Museum Ticket & Attraction Official Pass

Skip the Line: Krakow Museum Ticket & Attraction Official Pass

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Enjoy complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums with the Krakow Museums and Transport Pass. Gain entrance to 40 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory; and a wealth of art galleries, churches and more. THis card offers generous discounts at select restaurants, shops and on other activities, and it’s a money-saving way to enjoy Krakow.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.99
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$27.99

Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

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Delve into Krakow’s Jewish heritage on a private, 3-hour tour of Kazimierz, once the largest Jewish community in Europe. See all seven of the area’s synagogues and the hear tales from Kazimierz’s long history, from its 14th-century founding to its current renaissance as a contemporary center of art and culture. Learn about the expulsion of Jews and the creation of the Jewish ghetto during World War II, and visit several sites used in the filming of ‘Schindler’s List.’
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.67
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$180.67
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Meet Krakow in 3h! Private tour through ALL historical areas.

Meet Krakow in 3h! Private tour through ALL historical areas.

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Whether you’re short on time, prefer not to walk, or both, check off Krakow’s highlights in less than half a day, all from the comfort of a private, climate-controlled minibus. Choose one, two, or all three hour-long audio-guided tours. They cover Krakow Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, bohemian Kazimierz, once the city’s Jewish quarter, and Podgorze, site of the Jewish ghetto.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.12
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$35.12
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The Traces of Jewish Culture Walking Tour from Krakow

The Traces of Jewish Culture Walking Tour from Krakow

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Discover the stories of Krakow’s Jewish community on a walking and minivan tour. Led by a local guide, explore the Kazimierz district, depicted in Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Schindler’s List’, and home to a thriving Jewish community previous to World War II. Pass the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, the Old Synagogue, and learn about how many Jewish lives were saved at Oscar Schindler’s Factory Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.88
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$84.88
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Krakow Walking Tour : Old Town and Jewish Quarter

Krakow Walking Tour : Old Town and Jewish Quarter

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Enhance your experience of Krakow’s top sights on a 5-hour walking tour of Poland’s second city. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour covers Krakow Old Town, home to the cobblestone Main Square (Rynek Glowny), and Kazimierz (Jewish District). Plus, you’ll ascend Wawel Hill to take a guided tour of Wawel Royal Castle (Zamek Wawelski), the symbol of Poland’s national identity and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.71
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$11.71

Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

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Enjoy complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums and its bus and tram network with the Krakow Museums and Transport Pass. Choose from a 2- or 3-day pass and gain entrance to 38 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory. • Admission to attractions is possible upon presentation of our Card at the ticket office (valid for 1 day starting from the day of issuing the card) • Discounts: restaurants, car rental, cinema • Free and unlimited city’s public transport for 1 day (zones I & II) • The card doesn't need to be validated, in the event of an inspection, it is enough to show it to the person checking the tickets • 13 Card collection points within the city center
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.98
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$41.98

Schindler's Factory, Old Synagogue, Remuh Synagogue - Discount Monday in Kraków

Schindler's Factory, Old Synagogue, Remuh Synagogue - Discount Monday in Kraków

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During this 3 - 3,5 hour tour with the assist of the city guide you visit 3 historical places and meet with different periods of the Jewish history, life and culture in the best price.
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  • 3 hours
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$37.31
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Entrance to The Old Synagogue

Entrance to The Old Synagogue

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Purchase prepaid admission to the Old Synagogue in Kazimierz, Krakow’s historic Jewish neighborhood. Visit 8 Szczepański Square or 13 Wolnica Square for a printed voucher. Enter the synagogue’s main prayer hall to learn about holidays like Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement. Get a glimpse of Jewish Krakow’s rich pre-war past, and explore Kazimierz to see how Jewish life is re-emerging in the neighborhood.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.98
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$41.98

Jewish Quarter, Oskar Schindler's sites and Kraków under Nazi occupation

Jewish Quarter, Oskar Schindler's sites and Kraków under Nazi occupation

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In the beginning we go to see the very well preserved medieval Jewish quarter in Kazimierz, with its most interesting, ancient streets: Meisselsa, Józefa and Szeroka. Having this background we go over the Wisła (Vistula) River to find out the history of the Closed Jewish District (ghetto) in Podgórze. We also see the remaining parts of the ghetto wall in a very striking "matsevah-like" shape. Then we visit the historical museum in the former Schindler's Factory in Zabłocie. The new (opened in 2010), interactive exhibition shows how Kraków looked like days before WWII started and how WWII affected its people. Finally we visit the area of the concentration and labour camp in Płaszów, the monument and a villa where infamous commandant SS-Hauptsturmführer Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes in the movie) used to live.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.19
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Private guided walking tour of Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter

Private guided walking tour of Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter

The former Jewish quarter in Kazimierz (district of Kraków) is one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. Kazimierz (name after Kazimierz the Great, the last Piast and one of the greatest rulers in Polish history) used to be an independent city and from 15th century, a flourishing centre of Jewish religion and culture. The policy of religious tolerance allowed diverse groups of Jewish refugees from all over Europe to come and settle in Poland. Kazimierz became a safe paradise, dominated with the Jews. Today, however very few Jews live in Kazimierz, the district plays role of the artistic centre of Krakow and lots of bars, cafes and Jewish style restaurants help to feel its atmosphere. Your guide will also help you to recognize some of the sights that appeared in the Oscars winning "Schindler's list" movie which was shot in this area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.38
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$133.38
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Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

Visit one of the most important and most popular museums in Krakow. Schindler’s Enamel Factory, located on 4 Lipowa street, is a part of the Historical Museum of Krakow. The main exhibition title is ''Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945'.  You are invited to join the tour with a professional guide who will explain to you all aspects of the exhibition, including the story of Oskar Schindler. Thanks to this tour, you don't have to wait in a long line to purchase your tickets. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a guided walk through the Kazimierz district, the Old Jewish Quarter in Kraków.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.80
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$38.80

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz Guided Tour

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz Guided Tour

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Seize the Krakow Jewish Quarter with professional guide. Within 2 hours you will discover the second most popular district of Krakow. Amazing architecture, several synagogues, many historical facts and legends are just some of what awaits you during this excursion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.13
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$12.13
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Krakow sightseeing by eco friendly vehicle (Melex)

Krakow sightseeing by eco friendly vehicle (Melex)

Tick through Krakow’s top sights in an eco-friendly electric car. Hop aboard with a driver, and admire the landmarks as you glide around Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and other districts. An English speaking driver will assist you during the whole tour. You can pick the audioguide in one of the 26 languages. Explore the main square, Rynek Główny, see the Cloth Hall and Barbican, view the haunting sites associated with the Holocaust of World War II, and delve into areas closed to normal traffic.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.14
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$42.14
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[Combo] Wieliczka and Krakow City Pass with transport

[Combo] Wieliczka and Krakow City Pass with transport

Enjoy complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums with the Krakow Museums and Transport Pass. Gain entrance to 40 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory; and a wealth of art galleries, churches and more. This card offers generous discounts at select restaurants, shops and on other activities, and it’s a money-saving way to enjoy Krakow. This combo includes the entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine with English Guide. Krakow Museums and Transport Pass offers free public transport and can be picked up either from the airport (which will allow you to use free public transport from airport to Krakow city center) or from Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point at Szczepanski Square 8. You can reach Wieliczka Salt Mine with public transport as well - please use bus number 304.
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  • 2 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.55
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$89.55

Jewish Quarter&Auschwitz - Birkenau Musem All Day Tour

Jewish Quarter&Auschwitz - Birkenau Musem All Day Tour

Explore Kazimierz during 3 hours tour and discover the Jewish/Polish side of Krakow to learn more about the historic equilibrium of two different cultures. For many centuries, .Later, see the place where during The Second World War ghetto was and visit Oskar Schindlers factory to see what Krakow was like under Nazi occupation.explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Heroes of the Ghetto Square, and Apteka Pod Orlem (Pharmacy Under the Eagle). For the highlight of your tour, make a stop in the former Oskar Schindler's factory, and discover the history of this eerie place with the ticket we provide you. After a break for a lunch on your own expense start your tour on a comfortable coach and visit the largest Nazi concentration camp complex from World War II Auschwitz and Birkenau ( 2-hour visit to the Auschwitz I camp and afterwards, spend 1,5 hour at Auschwitz II Birkenau. See ruins of the crematories, the unloading ramp, remaining barracks and the monument dedicated to the victims of the camp.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.40
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$87.40

Exclusive Krakow City Pass with Transport and Wieliczka Entrance

Exclusive Krakow City Pass with Transport and Wieliczka Entrance

Plan your whole visit with just one booking. See marvelous Wieliczka Salt Mine with English guide and receive Krakow City Pass which gives you complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums and public transport. With over 40 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory; and a wealth of art galleries, churches and more, the card gives you endless possibilities to explore Krakow. This card offers generous discounts at select restaurants, shops and on other activities, and it’s a money-saving way to enjoy Krakow. Krakow Museums and Transport Pass offers free public transport and can be picked up either from the airport (which will allow you to use free public transport from airport to Krakow city center) or from Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point at Szczepanski Square 8. You can reach Wieliczka Salt Mine with public transport as well - please use bus number 304.
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  • 2 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.55
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$89.55

Krakow Jewish District Private Tour- short 1,5 hour walking tour

Krakow Jewish District Private Tour- short 1,5 hour walking tour

Krakow Jewish District private walking city tour. History of Krakow Jews in a pill, perfect way to do city tour for people who have not got much time in Krakow. Private walking tour includes Old Jewish Quarter, Ghetto Site and Schindlers Factory Museum from outside. . Tour with private tour guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.78
Price varies by group size
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$55.78
Price varies by group size
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Krakow Jewish Ghetto Private Tour with Old Synagogue

Krakow Jewish Ghetto Private Tour with Old Synagogue

We prepared with high precision and special for you special unique program of tour. During this tour we will deliver you a big portion of knowledge about Jewish history and culture. Also you will experience the life of Jews in authentic Jewish Quarter. So you can explore Jewish culture and as well compared how it looks like especially in Poland. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.99
Price varies by group size
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$87.99
Price varies by group size
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Jewish Quarter Kazimierz Guided Walking Tour in Krakow

Jewish Quarter Kazimierz Guided Walking Tour in Krakow

Within 2 hours you will discover the second most popular district of Krakow Jewish Quarter with professional guide. Amazing architecture, several synagogues, many historical facts and legends are just some of what awaits you during this excursion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.13
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$12.13
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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) hours of operation: Monday - 10am to 2pm; Tuesday to Sunday - 9am to 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 23 Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) costs USD 11.71. Guided Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) tours start around USD 11.71 per person. See all 23 Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) tickets and tours on Viator.
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