Grzybowski square in Warsaw - Church in the background and children are playing

Jewish Museum in Warsaw and Tours

Trace the history of Warsaw’s Jewish community in the amazing Jewish Museum (POLIN). Explore World War's II traces of the Jewish Ghetto, and visit the: Ghetto Wall, Nożyk Synagogue, Jewish Cemetery.


Warsaw's POLIN Jewish museum

Warsaw was the biggest Jewish community in the whole world after New York.

The Jewish Museum in Warsaw (POLIN) is the best place to discover the History of the Polish Jews.

Recently, the core exhibition of the museum was enriched with a new installation, which presents the stories of Jewish residents who were imprisoned in the Ghettos during WWII.

Also, the core exhibition of the museum is a journey through the 1000–year history of Polish Jews!

Tickets to the Jewish Museum in Warsaw are 25 PLN, concessions: 15 PLN, and it's free admission on Thursdays!

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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.

Couple standing next to a Yellow Fiat in Warsaw: Jewish Tour in Warsaw by Retro Fiat

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.


Jewish Tour in Warsaw by Retro Fiat

Start your private Jewish tour in Warsaw with a pickup at any point of your preference. It 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 Synagogue.

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.

Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw - included in the Jewish Tour

Next, pay your respects at the imposing Warsaw 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.

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


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Tours by Bike - Warm Weather!

Forget walking, forget the 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, the 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 remainder of the Warsaw Ghetto Wall
  • Nożyk Synagogue
  • Grzybowski Square
  • Próżna St.

Check the Jewish Bike tour with online booking (Summer Time) -- Note that might not be available due to weather conditions.


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