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World War II in Kraków Tour by Walkative!

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Despite undeniable charm of Kraków, the city still bears scars of the horrors of the Second World War. Traces of the German occupation still remain on the walls and streets of the city, but most of all they remain in the memories of our parents and grandparents, still haunting some of them at night.

World War II was a moment of the greatest trials and tribulations, a time that awoke the best in some and the worst in others. This was a time of courage and sacrifice, fear and treason. It was a moment in history when even the smallest decision could bear grave consequences.

Walk with us through the streets of Kraków, hear about the most brutal officers of the Nazi machine, and learn about the deadly tools they used to repress their victims. Hear about ordinary people facing the Nazi regime and rising up to become silent heroes. Let us surprise you with the most spectacular resistance actions taken by individuals and organised groups. Confront some of the most difficult decisions people had to make and try to answer: what would you do? Some of these questions remain valid even today, as they touch the very core of human nature.
We guarantee you will never see the city the same way after hearing these stories.

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  • Meeting point:
    Grodzka 64, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
    Grodzka 64, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
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    You will meet us at the Katyń Cross at the end of Grodzka Street with a view of the Wawel Castle. Look for the yellow umbrella.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

(37 ratings)
4.81
By category
Professionalism
4.91
Fun
4.62
Expression
4.91
Quality
4.88
Route
4.75
Paul 02 Jul 2024
Los Angeles

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Knowledgeable, interesting, caring and answering all questions. Friendly and sensitive to the group
Brigit 01 Jul 2024
Boca Raton

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Our tour guide was amazing. Very personable and professional.
Nataliya 19 Apr 2024
Bergamo

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Tom was absolutely great. Polish with perfect English. He told us really interesting stories. We would stay to listen to him for the whole day. Tom is very well prepared, passionate about the topic. We are very thankful for this experience today.
Andrew 24 Mar 2024
Catania

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Big Tom was the best tour guide I had in Krakow. A krakow native with a sense of humor, he has first hand account from his family and upbringing of WWII history presented from several different angles which makes it super enlightening.
Amy 27 Feb 2024
Lyon

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Big Tom was a fun and informative guide. He had really done his research and effectively brought to life historical events with facts and details. It was a fun trip and we thoroughly enjoyed this time with him! Thank you!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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