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Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

1. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

Travel through the story of Prague and the Czech Republic on a guided tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, and learn chapters from the city’s timeless and sometimes turbulent history. Hear the historical tales behind the house signs and statues on Powder Tower. Go to the Municipal House, and marvel at the façade of the Church of St. Nicholas. See the legendary Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square. Venture into the heart of the Old Town, before going to the former Jewish Ghetto, where your guide will tell bizarre stories about Rabi Loew’s legendary monster Golem, talk of Jewish habits and traditions, and tell the story of the Jewish writer Kafka's life and work. See city synagogues, including the oldest in Europe. Discover the site of the Jewish Town Hall. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, and build a picture of life for the Jewish community throughout the history of Prague.

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Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

2. Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

Get to grips with the Jewish history of Prague on this informative walking tour led by an expert guide. Walk through central Europe’s only existing Jewish town–the quarter that survived the Holocaust. See several important sites such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, Old-New synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue. The tour begins with a stroll through the Old Jewish Cemetery. This was established in the first half of the 15th century, and its oldest tombstone dates back from 1439! Pay your respects at the grave of poet and scholar Avigdor Kara, and see the place-of-rest of the famous Liwa Ben Bazalel, also known as Rabbi Löw. Walk through Maiselova Street to reach the Old Town Square. The Old-New Synagogue was built in the early Gothic style around the middle of the 13th century. The main hall is the only existing Medieval type hall of its kind. This is an informative tour offering you a unique insight into the city’s history, with guide and entrance fees to the scheduled sites all-inclusive.

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Prague: Jewish Quarter Premium Tour

3. Prague: Jewish Quarter Premium Tour

Learn the history of the Jewish communities in Prague, and visit several famous synagogues on a 3-hour walking tour. Meet your guide in the city center, and walk to the 13th-century Old-New Synagogue. Admire the exterior of the still-active synagogue, said to be Europe’s oldest north of the Alps. Then, go to the Pinkas Synagogue to discover a hallowed museum dedicated to the Czech victims of the Holocaust. See a heart-wrenching exhibition of drawings by the children of the Terezin Ghetto. Next, go the Klausen Synagogue to see its permanent collection regarding the Maharal of Prague, along with exhibits relating to everyday Jewish life and rituals. Discover an extensive collection of Judaica at the Maisel Synagogue, and end at the newly restored Moorish-inspired Spanish Synagogue. During the tour, you will also visit the Ceremonial Hall of the Prague Burial Society at the Chevrah Kaddisha building, and see the Old Jewish Cemetery to find densely packed layers of graves, sometimes up to 12 levels deep.

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Prague: 3-Hour Private Jewish Quarter Tour

4. Prague: 3-Hour Private Jewish Quarter Tour

Head to the Jewish Quarter where you will visit all the sites of the Jewish ghetto owned by the Jewish Museum: Old Jewish Cemetery, ceremonial hall and the synagogues (Old-New, Pinkas, Klaus, and Maisel). Only with a local guide can you fully understand the 1000-year history of the Prague and Bohemian Jews. Through the visit, your guide will explain the position of the Jews in Czech society - from the medieval ages to the 20th century till today and why all the sites are located in the city center, and what is so special in each of the buildings.  In each synagogue, there is a different exhibition and your guide will help you to understand and appreciate what you have in front of you and what is significant of the object. Enjoy the fully narrated tour with your personal guide who is ready to explain all the questions about Judaism.

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based on 13 reviews

The tour was very well organized and very exciting. I was the only registered participant and the tour took place anyway. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The whole tour took longer than planned because we also visited the Old New Synagogue (you buy an additional ticket). I am very grateful to my guide for giving me her time to tour the Old New Synagogue. In general she didn't look at the clock and I found that very relaxed. I also recommend visiting the old mikvah by the Pinkas Synagogue. The ticket for the mikveh costs only 50 crowns. You will get another competent tour and enough time for photos. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in this topic.

The tour through the Jewish districts was impressive and immersed in Jewish history and way of life. My tour guide had guided me through the synagogues with devotion.

A wonderful, highly interesting tour with an extremely personable guide. We highly recommend the tour.

Really interesting trip, our guide had big knowledge of history and she was really nice

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