Private Warsaw tour: They lived among us
This tour focuses on visiting places connected with lasting for centuries Jewish presence in Poland. You can see still functioning Jewish cemetery; Nozyk Synagogue which survived WWII; remaining part of the ghetto wall; installation of the bridge connecting small and big ghetto; Umschlagplatz memorial at the former station from which Jews were deported to the death camp; Rappaport monument dedicated to heroes of the ghetto; and recently opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Also visit Jewish Historical Institute in original building of former Judaistic Library with newly arranged exhibition.
In Prague site (across the Vistula river) we can see pre-war mykveh, former nursery and shelter for Jewish children, and Jewish students' dormitory. Stroll along unchanged streets where "The Pianist", film by Polanski was made.
After the tour with me you can explore new exhibition in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews on your own or with audio guide (10$) or with a museum guide
We start with the remaining fragments of wall surrounded former ghetto with the map of teritory of ghetto,
Former ghetto area marked with monuments (Rappaport), memorial route (each stone dedicated to someone who contributed to saving Jews), Umschlagplatz, from where 300 thousands Jews were deported to extermination camp in Treblinka in 1942,
visiting Nozyk synagogue (on Sabbath opened only for prayers),
Jewish cemetery still functioning (closed on Saturdays),
Prague site: 2 original prewar houses serving Jewish population,
streets where Pianist by Polanski was filmed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Usually the most convenient place to meet your guide is the lobby of the hotel where you stay. But if you prefer to meet me in any other place like railway or bus station upon your arrival, let me know and we'll settle it.
End location: I can take you back to your hotel or if you prefer - in the area where we finish the tour, for example Old Town.
Duration: 6 hours
Car and walking. I will take you to all mentioned places by my car, Nissan Qashqai, comfortable, air-conditioned crossover from 2016. Where there is no access to cars, like parks or Old Town, we will stroll.
Included: Guiding, car transportation, explanation in English
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 zloty (PLN) - Jewish Historical Institute 25 PLN, Cemetery 10 PLN, Nozyk Synagogue 10 PLN.
Lunch, entrance tickets.
If you would like to be picked up at the airport, send me a message and I'll create customized tour for you.
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Renata was so professional and nice. She was very knowledgeable about history of Warsaw. Thank you Renata for a great experience.