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Jewish tours in Warsaw - Professional and Private Tours

Trace the history of Warsaw’s Jewish community with a professional private Jewish tour. Explore World War II Jewish Ghetto district and visit the Ghetto Wall, Nożyk Synagogue, Jewish Cemetery. See also the Museum of the History of Polish Jews!


Warsaw, was the biggest Jewish community in Europe before World War II.

The only other city with a Jewish community of a similar size was New York!

Join this Jewish tour in Warsaw and discover the Jewish History.


History of Jews in Warsaw and Poland

The story of Jewish Warsaw is a story of stubborn returns. For many years, even centuries, Jews were banned from the city. However, that did not stop them from participating in city life – during good times and bad.

Jews joined Varsovians in their struggles against occupying powers, and they played an active part in the Polish uprisings.

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Ask to see any places of particular interest, savor on-board snacks, and stop on route to enjoy an optional Jewish meal at a traditional restaurant (own expense). This private tour ensures the full attention of your guide.

Tour Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Jewish Tour in Warsaw by Retro Fiat

Start your private Jewish tour in Warsaw with a pickup at any point of your preference. Can be a central Warsaw hotel or the Warsaw airport.

Meet your knowledgeable guide and settle into your Fiat 125p, the 1980s car that was a fixture of life in communist-period Warsaw.

Your tour includes a souvenir photo of you with your car, and onboard snacks to sustain you during your explorations.

On route, learn about the history of Warsaw’s Jews and how they faced the perils of WWII’s Nazi occupation with great forbearance. If you wish, ask your guide to tailor your route to include any particular points of interest to you.

Explore the former Jewish Ghetto area and see the remnants of the Ghetto Wall, the red-brick edifice built in 1940 that effectively imprisoned more than 400,000 Jews.

View photos and hear stories about this terrible period, and then pass Grzybowski Square (Plac Grzybowski), once a part of the ghetto, on your way to the Nożyk Synagoue.

Head inside to look around this still-operational synagogue, the only one in Warsaw to survive WWII.

Continue deeper into the former ‘Large Ghetto’ of Muranów, built on the rubble of the ghetto, and now adorned with street art and modern buildings. Park here and take a walk around the Jewish Cemetery to see some of its thousands of graves.

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Retro Fiat Jewish tour in Warsaw - Continued

Next, pay your respects at the imposing Ghetto Heroes Monument and, if you wish, visit the nearby Museum of the History of Polish Jews (own expense).

Opened in 2013, this acclaimed modernist space documents 1,000 years of Polish Jewry through artifacts and imagery. Inspect the exhibits and follow the personal life stories told here as you explore.

If you wish, ask your guide to show you some locations used in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning movie,The Pianist, set in Holocaust-era Warsaw.

See some of the settings in the Praga-North (Praga-Północ) district and then perhaps finish your explorations with an optional kosher lunch or dinner (own expense) at a local restaurant.

Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at the original start point.

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Tours by Bike - Warm Weather!

Forget walking, forget traffic and get on a bike! With this tour you see twice as much as on a regular tour.

If you’re looking for an active way of visiting the city suitable for all people, regardless of their physical ability, bike is the answer. You will cover about 15 km / 9 miles, cycling at a very relaxed pace.

Highlights

  • Pre-war Nalewki St
  • Muranów District
  • Museum of History of Polish Jews
  • Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto
  • Miła bunker - Umshlagplatz
  • The Ghetto Wall
  • Nożyk Synagogue
  • Grzybowski Square
  • Próżna St.

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