Walkative! Kraków
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Krakow, Poland

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1–2 hours
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Chapmancolchester
Colchester, UK1 contribution
Aug 2022
I really enjoyed the free (donation based) walking tour of Jewish History from the Middle Ages through to the Holocaust.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. I was one of several History teachers on our tour and he was able to pitch the tour at the right level to suit those of us who knew a bit already and also to those who were finding things out for the first time. To keep us all enthralled for three hours, without any notes, is pretty impressive. His English was very natural and he presented the big story of Jewish History in Krakow as well as some of those smaller personal stories that really help the messages to resonate.

I just wish I could remember of what he had told me as it would undoubtedly help me to deliver much better lessons on the Holocaust or earlier Jewish/European history. These guys put a lot of effort into the tours so is well worth the donation at the end, which i'd say is probably worth the same as entrance to a western European museum at least. These tours bring the city to life and you would not be able to unlock the story of Krakow by just wandering around on your own, regardless of how much swatting up you do in advance of your trip!

I will certainly look to check out similar tours with this company on my future travels around Europe.
Written August 16, 2022
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Dave T
29 contributions
Sep 2022
Booked on to the tour at the last minute and what a good decision that was. Our guide Damian was extremely informative and had a very deep knowledge of the city and the Jewish community associated with it. Damian, aside from his knowledge, was an extremely engaging gentleman who captivated the group with his anecdotes and understanding of historical events. Although this is in part a very sombre tour, I found it extremely interesting and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to experience it. This tour was free to access, and you pay your guide what you think the tour is worth, for the cost of a few beers I suggest they are well worth it. Thank you, Damian
Written September 24, 2022
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WrldTrvler1111
NYC1,235 contributions
Aug 2022
In my search for a walking tour of Krakow I came across Walkative. I was only looking for a self walking tour/map on a day I really had NO plan at all. I was interested in checking out the Jewish Quarter and Walkative sounded interesting so I booked it and then saw the Old town tour so I booked that as well.

I thought I would give it a chance and if the 1st tour wasn't great I'd skip the 2nd. Well the 1st tour with Jack was fantastic. His passion and knowledge as well as anecdotes were great. Normally I do not like organized tours but this was pretty loose, a good group and I really enjoyed it.

Jack raved about the macabre tour that evening but since I had the old town tour in the afternoon I decided to stick with that. The old town tour was equally great, although a different guide, Isabelle (I believe), this tour was a good overview of the Old Town. In the end I booked the macabre tour as well, it was short and interesting.

I'd highly recommend Walkative, so much so, that I went on to take their tours in Gdansk and Warsaw.

Best part of these tours is you pay what you want, there is no set fee for these specific tours but I'd encourage everyone to give what they would for a regular tour, assuming they see the value like I did.

There are also paid tours but all the ones I wanted in the 3 locations were unavailable on the days I have or I would have tried one or two of those as well. For someone who doesn't usually like the tour, these were short and fact filled. Check out walkative!!
Written September 7, 2022
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Dave K
Chinnor, UK13 contributions
Jun 2022
One of the best tours I have ever attended. Big Tom is super knowledgeable, entertaining and professional guide who is willing to answer questions, welcomes everyone and delivers awesome performance. You really know he knows what he is doing. It was a great tour about very difficult subject however you feel like you could with him for another 10 hours and he still would be something to say. He has been amazing after the tour when he stayed with those who were interested in communist history in Poland and explained another subject without any hesitation or need to leave early. I can 100% recommend this tour in Krakow for all those who are interested in history, social life in the past and present and something that is not mainstream however extremely important part of European's heritage.
Written June 20, 2022
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Daniel
Hertford, UK1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
I and 3 other friends did the old town walking tour with Thamosz (Big Tom) and had an excellent time. Tom clearly has a passion for history and an excellent understanding. He was a great guide and has a perfect mixture of humour and charisma to make a long walking tour feel quick. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Krakow, Tom was definitely one of the best tour guides I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Written July 22, 2022
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Sofia_Z
1 contribution
May 2022
We did an almost 3 hour tour that covered the whole Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) and the Ghetto area in Podgórze district. Our guide, "Big Tom", was exceptional!! Even tough most of the tour took place under really heavy rain, we were all so mesmerized that no one left. He was very communicative, extremely eloquent and vivid. He seemed to know every little bit about the history of the city and Jewish community, answered all our questions. His presentation is a mixture of historical facts, names, important dates but also deeply moving personal stories, and anecdotal storytelling. We are certainly doing another tour with him, the next time we visit Krakow!
Written May 29, 2022
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Jana C
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We took the walking tour through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz as well as the Jewish ghetto in Kraków. Our tour-guide was Max, who was able to explain complex contexts in a funny and easily understandable manner. My husband and I really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the Jewish history of the city. Thank you very much for this enriching experience!
Written July 14, 2022
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SweetManta
Tel Aviv6 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We were 4 friends aged 35+. We took the macabre tour with Mitchell, who was funny, theatrical and very interesting.
It's not a scare tour. nobody jumped on us from dark corners wearing silly costumes. It was freezing (around 4 degrees Celsius) yet we were all hanging on every word, learning about the darker pieces of history of Krakow - death and executions and the middle ages.
The kind of tour that even after you walk around for an hour and a half, still feels like it ends too soon.
Thanks Mitchell
Written November 30, 2022
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AlexRo13
Caerphilly, UK21 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We did two free tours with Walkative, first the tour of the Jewish quarter with our guide Anna and secondly the Macabre Krakow tour in the night with Jack.
Both tours were extremely informative and interesting. We learnt all about the history of the Jewish community in Krakow visiting key places in the Jewish neighbourhoods. Anna’s passion about sharing the full history of the Jewish Quarter was just so brilliant, she was so knowledgeable, approachable and we learnt so much. And the macabre tour was a fun way to learn about the darker history of Krakow with some spooky legends and tales thrown in, with some real humour by Jack.
These tours are a real gem and all for a small optional donation at the end of the tour to help the guides carry on doing what their doing, it’s a must for any visit to the city.
Written March 24, 2022
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Walkthisway
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We went on a Free Walking Tour in Kraków Old Town with Max but we were fairly disappointed.
The guide started the tour saying that he needs to pay to the city for each tour he makes and that we should pay at the end. And during the tour he was making marketing for other paid tours.
The stories he was telling about Kraków weren't very interesting and sometimes even had nothing to do with the city itself. And really this is a magnificent city with full of fascinating stories and a long history (traces of inhabitants back in the Paleolithic era). The worst thing was that he spent 30 min explaining the history of Europe from the 10th century up to 1990 while he mentioned very little about the role of Cracow in this presentation. It wasn't necessary at all as we all had history lessons at school and it didn't help us understand why Cracow was so important and why it was the Polish capital for few centuries.

We don't recommend this tour at all. Only if you have 3 hours of nothing to do in Cracow (which is very rare because there are plenty of attractions here).
Written September 4, 2021
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