Jewish traces and New Synagogue
Many Jewish merchants came to Gdansk from Lithuania in the fifteenth century
In later centuries more immigrants came from Ukraine, Volyn, Latvia, Russia, Podolia, Great Poland.
The main synagogue was opened in the nineteenth century.
Before the IIWW many Jews emigrated.
Many of those who remained in Gdansk was murdered by the Nazis in the camp of Stutthof.
During the tour you'll touch the places connected with Jews' life like New Synagogue, the cementary in Sopot or in Chełm, place where getto was situated. It will be also a chance to see the house in which lived a merchant and art collector Lesser Giełdziński.
His judaica collection can be seen in New York, but it is worth to look into the house, in which he lived and worked and by occassion to see the Old Town.
Visit in New Synagogue, one of the chosen cementary and walk alongside the heart of the Old Town.
In option: visit in Stutthof Museum and Sabbath Dinner with Jewish community.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet
- in Gdansk or Gdynia harbour,
- at Gdansk Airport,
- at the reception of your hotel in the centre of one of Tricity towns (Gdańsk, Sopot or Gdynia,
- in other agreed place.
I will keep in my hands the paper with your name and I'll have my guide ID.
End location: Hotel in Gdańsk or Gdansk/Gdynia harbour.
After the tour you can stay in Gdańsk or Gdynia or to go yourself to some museums, to have your lunch, to have a rest in caffe/pub/restaurant, etc.
I can assist you also in your return way to the hotel, if you wish.
Furthemore the tour can be modified and for example visit in Museum Stutthof can be added.
If you like to spend extra time, send me a message and I'll create a customized tour for you.
Museum Stutthoff is opened every day while some others are closed on Monday and either the Main Town Hall in Gdańsk or Artus Court can be closed due to official meeting at any time.
Duration: 5 hours
The duration can be affected by weather, traffic on the road and some other circumstances which are beyond of my control.
Car and walk. It is possible also to exceed the number of people and to hire bus or coach at additional cost. Ask for price for more than 5 people.
If visa to Poland is required all visa formalities also related to ashore (according to Polish law) should be dealt before the coming to Poland and/or start the cruiser journey.
Visas for citizens of about 90 countries are not required.
English speaking guide service, transport cost from the meeting point to the end location.
The entrance to Artus Court to see Lesser Giełdziński office.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
120 PLN - (abt USD 40). Entrance to the additionally chosen objects in the Medieval part of Gdańsk:
to the Main Town Hall, Amber Museum - each PLN 12,-/person;
Uphagen House - PLN 10;
Lunch - PLN 30-60/person
Glass of beer - PLN 5-12,
cup of tea - PLN 4-6, coffe 6-8.
Toilets - PLN 2-3.
The entrances to other museums and objects, coffee, tea, beer during the break,lunch, maps and books, toilet fees on the way, insurances.
At the earlier request Shabbat Dinner with the member of Jewish community can be ordered at extra price.
List of about 90 countries
whose nationals may enter Poland
without a visa
are published on the page
of the Ministry of Foreigh Affairs Republic Poland http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/