During this walk I take tourists to the district of Kazimierz - currently becoming the artistic district of Cracow filled with designer café’s, bars, art and craft galleries. This trendy location is surrounded by buildings that witnessed shocking Holocaust history. It is also the place where before World War II, Jewish culture flourished for centuries and it was a film set for Steven Spielbergs Oscar winner. Then, we continue to the district of Podgórze to the surviving remnants of the second World War Ghetto. I tell stories and legends familiarise my customers with local customs and traditions. Through the tours I am keeping my tourist involved in the discussion about features of local architecture, exchange opinions on European history, though I'm not overloading anyone with too much historical data in order to keep pleasant holiday feeling.
I’ve been working with several tour companies from Cracow as English or Russian speaking tour guide for long time. I keep on delivering various strolls and bike tours around Old Town of Cracow or Jewish district and former Jewish Ghetto area. I have a very good set of contacts in the local cafeterias in order to provide customers with some quality break time during the tour. What’s very important is my background - I was born and raised in Cracow; therefore, my range of knowledge about this town is vast. I can show you the city from a perspective of a local person, who not only is well aware of the local history, folclore and legends, but also is up to date with ongoing events in the city.
We will meet nearby St. Adelbert Church on Main Market Square. I will brief you there on the history of Cracow. We will go near St. Mary's Basilica to the Lesser Market and to Planty Park, where is the map. There I explain how cities of Cracow and Kazimierz were arranged in medieval times, from there we will go through Starowiślna Street to Kazimierz. There we will see Szeroka St. and various synagogues, later we will go to the Ghetto area.
If you would like to make sure that the tour is English only (because Russian language is an additional option) book the private tour. In case you see some people have booked already for given date, you can always confirm with me which is their language preference before placing your reservation.