This interesting tour highlights Jewish life in Warsaw, both historically and currently.
Warsaw was once home to the 2nd largest Jewish community in the world (after New York). Today, the city is the center of the movement within Poland to re-establish Jewish communities and revitalize Jewish life.
Guided by an expert in Polish and Jewish history, our tour begins in the heart of Jewish Warsaw on Grzybowski Square. Once a center of life and culture, the square was a battleground of the Warsaw ghetto and was almost entirely destroyed in fighting. The postwar development dramatically re-formed the area but today you can see the Jewish Information Center, Café Menora, Jewish Theater, and the Nozyk Synagogue.
From the square, we will walk to the Saxon Garden, the oldest public park in Warsaw. Once known for its Baroque style and opulent palaces it is still one of the most beautiful and relaxing spots in the city, despite losing most of its defining features in WWII.
The Jewish Historical Institute is one of the defining institutions of modern Jewish Warsaw. Inside, you’ll see exhibits on historical and contemporary Jewish life. Their scholars and academics are on the forefront of developing a cultural memory in Warsaw.
We end our tour with stops at the remaining points of interest in the Big Ghetto, including Nalewki Street, an edge of the former ghetto, the Yiddish Cultural Center, the Kosher Shop and the outside of the POLIN (History of Polish Jews) Museum.
- Admissions, food, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
- Entrance fees to museums and synagogue tours must be paid in local currency in cash at the time of the visit. A few locations accept credit/debit cards.
There are often slightly reduced fees for children, students and those over age 60.
Approximate entrance fees:
Jewish Historical Institute - 12 Polish Zloty (approximately 2.80 Euros), Nozyk Synagogue - 10 Polish Zloty (approx 2.5 Euros)
- This tour can accommodate a maximum of 7 guests.
- This tour can accommodate those with walkers and collapsible wheelchairs provided the guest can transfer in and out of the vehicle with assistance. There are ramps at most stops. Please indicate if anyone in your party has limited mobility during the checkout process.
- YOU MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT IN ORDER TO VISIT THE SYNAGOGUE.
- You may not have time to see everything mentioned in the tour description. As this is a private tour, it is entirely customizable. Contact ShoreTrips for more information.
Days offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday