Warsaw area: Jewish Heritage tour
Tykocin was once an important trade centre owned by Polish kings. Tykocin became a typical Jewish shtetl by 1800, the population was 70% Jewish. Before WWII, the village had 5, 000 inhabitants, half of them Jewish. All of the 2, 500 Jewish residents of Tykocin were taken to the nearby Lopuchowo forest and shot by the Nazis in the Summer of 1941.
Today Tykocin looks the same as it did before WWII - you can still see Jewish wooden houses, one of the finest Synagogues in Poland built in 1642 (now a museum), and admire the perfect harmony of both Christian and Jewish architecture. On the way back, visit Treblinka Extermination camp memorial (optional).
Tour Duration - approximately 9 hours
The tour starts in Warsaw with car transfer to Tykocin and optional Lopuchowo (extermination site).
Optional lunch in Tykocin restaurant possible (not included in the tour fee).
On the way back, visit to Treblinka Extermination Camp memorial site is possible (optional), visit to the Holocaust place (including memorial in the forest and exhibition / museum). Return to Warsaw.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel in Warsaw or other location chosen - to be discussed
End location: your hotel in Warsaw or other location chosen - to be discussed
Duration: 9 hours
The tour duration may slightly vary depending on the traffic conditions. The tour may be extended on demand
each additional hour - 45 EUR
car and walking tour
car transfer during the tour for up to 4 pax included
Vehicle - Suzuki Sx4 S-Cross, a/c, year of production: 2017
For larger groups demanding transfers extra transportation (mini-van, bus) cost will be added - please contact for details.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 Polish Zlotys - per person
- Tykocin synagogue museum entrance fee - 10 PLN per person
- Treblinka museum exhibition entrance fee - 6 PLN per person
- lunch en route (optional)
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Ewa was perfect and exactly what I was hoping for! She customized our trip because I wanted to go the village my grandfather was born in & the village where his parents were married. She did some research ahead of time, perfect for me since I do not speak Polish. She got the priest to open the church for us, great restaurant for lunch, great, great great amount of information for the 5-6 hours in the car driving. Helpful about Polish sights to see along my travels, knows so much history, very personable.