Travel back in time and discover the tragic history of World War II in Krakow on this 5-hour private tour led by a licensed guide. You'll visit Kazimierz, home to Krakow's Jewish population for centuries, the site of the Jewish ghetto and the Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum, Oskar Schindler's Factory, the site of the Plaszow Concentration Camp, and the Gestapo Headquarters at Pomorska Street. Tour includes entrance fees and private vehicle.
Choose your preferred time to start your private World War II Krakow tour. Pick any time from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Tuesday and Sunday. Along the way, follow the Remembrance Route, and visit Krakow's most important WWII sites.
After pickup from your hotel, start out in the main square of Kazimierz, the Jewish District, where Krakow's Jews lived for hundreds of years. Explore the restored center of the Jewish quarter, and see the synagogues that the Nazis converted into storehouses.
In 1941, the Nazis established a ghetto in the district of Podgorze, and forced all Jews in Krakow to move there. Just a short drive from Kazimierz, but a world away, this is the next stop on your tour. You'll see the main square of the old ghetto and the famous Eagle Pharmacy, where the Catholic pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz worked to save the Jews, now home to a modern museum, the Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum.
Next, walk up the street to the place immortalized in the movie Schindler's List, Oskar Schindler's Factory. The modern multimedia museum established in 2010 in the original factory's administrative building delivers a stunning insight into Krakow's WWII history, while there are pieces of Schindler memorabilia as well.
Not far from here is the patch of land where Schindler's workers came from, the site of the old Plaszow Concentration Camp, home to a handful of buildings, a monument, and scattered memorials.
Finally, you'll visit the old Gestapo Headquarters at Pomorska Street. Besides a fascinating museum about the Gestapo and freedom fighters, you'll see the original cells of the Gestapo's prison, where Polish people, fighting for Polish freedom, were tortured.
You'll be back at your accommodation within five hours.