Jewish Warsaw Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

280890


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. I have 2 seats for small kids between 20 and 77 Ibs.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), Polish (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Private Car & Walking Tour


The tour is perfect for visitors who are interested in the life of Jewish people before, during and after WWII in Warsaw and Poland.

Although the Jewish quarter was completely destroyed during the Jewish Ghetto Uprising in 1943, there are still a lot of remnants of the Jewish culture in the city.

You will learn about great Warsaw's inhabitants such as the composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the main character of the "The Pianist" by Roman Polanski, Literature Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer, as well as the paediatrician and children's author Janusz Korczak.

If you want to change the program of the tour, make it for a larger group of people, make it longer or visit a museum, let me know. I am flexible and will do my best to make you satisfied.

Itinerary

We are going to start the tour with the center of the former Jewish ghetto, Grzybowski Square (Synagogue, pre-war Jewish buildings).

Then we will see a fragment of the ghetto wall which survived the war.

Next we are going to see the place where the famous Footbridge which connected the small and the big ghetto was, we will see some old photographs, as well as the Keret House, "the narrowest house in the world. "

Later we will see the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Monument to the Ghetto Heroes as well as Umshlagplatz where Jews were assembled for deportation to death camps (a visit to the museum is not included in the tour. )

In the end we will walk in the Jewish cemetery to see monuments and matzevas which date back to the 19th century.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: You will be picked-up from your hotel lobby or any other place you specify (the airport, train station, private apartment).

End location: You will be dropped-off at your hotel or any other place chosen by you (a restaurant, museum, airport, train station).

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Chevrolet Cruze (2013, for 5 people, station wagon, modern and clean, A/C, fully equipped)

or:

Chevrolet Captiva (2012, for 7 people, modern and clean, A/C, fully equipped).

For larger groups I can hire a van or a bus for an extra fee.

What’s Included

Other: A government-licensed private guide with fluent English
Transportation by private car

Estimated Local Cash Needed

16 PLN - The cost of PLN 16 is the admission fee to the Jewish cemetery and Institute.

If you want to visit the Synagogue or the POLIN Museum, let me know. Then the tour should be made longer.

Admission fees:
- Synagogue USD 2.5
- POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews USD 6.50

What’s Extra

Other: Usually there is no lunch break during the tour. We may have a coffee break if you wish so, then it costs approximately USD 7 (PLN 15).

Restrictions

My vehicle can fit up to 6 passengers. If you need a bigger one, let me know and I will organize a van or a bus.

I can create tailor-made tours as well. If you have any special wishes/requests, let me know.

A Recent Review of this tour

I booked with Gosia for both of my first two days in Warsaw. After a good nights sleep, I was ready to focus on the Jewish sites in the city. In particular, I was deeply moved by my visit to the cemetery...a site that should really be more famous than it is. In the end I was more than satisfied with both of my tours with Gosia, and recommend touring with her wholeheartedly!
Clay C.

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