Learn about history of Warsaw Jewish community on a private tour. Your private driver guide will take you to the most important locations connected with Warsaw's Jews. On the tour you are driven in a historical car Fiat 125p.
What to Expect
Start your private tour being picked up from your central hotel in Warsaw. Meet your knowledgeable and helpful driver- guide and board your comfortable Fiat 125p, iconic car of the 1980’s. Your tour includes a souvenir photo of you with your car, and onboard snacks to sustain you during your explorations.
During your tour, learn about the history of Warsaw’s Jews and how they struggled during WWII’s Nazi occupation. If you wish, feel free to ask your guide to tailor your route to include any particular points of interest to you. Explore the former Jewish Ghetto territory and see the remains of the Ghetto Wall, the red-brick construction built in 1940 that effectively isolated more than 400,000 Jews from the rest of the city. View photos and hear stories about those times, and then pass Grzybowski Square (Plac Grzybowski), once a part of the ghetto, on your way to the Nożyk’s Synagoue. Look around this still-operational synagogue, the only one in Warsaw to have survived WWII.
Go deeper into the former ‘Large Ghetto’ of Muranów district, built on the rubble of the ghetto, and now adorned with street art and modern buildings. Park here and take a walk around the Jewish Cemetery to see some of its thousands of graves. Next, bow down at impressive Ghetto Heroes Monument and, if you wish, visit the nearby Museum of the History of Polish Jews (own expense). Opened in 2013, this acclaimed modernist space documents 1,000 years of Polish Jewis through artifacts and imagery.
If you wish, ask your guide to show you some locations used in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning movie,The Pianist, set in Holocaust-era Warsaw. See some of the settings in the Praga-North (Praga-Północ). Your tour ends with a drop-off back at your picked place.
- Private local guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (centrally located Warsaw Hotels)
- Transport by Fiat 125p
- Snacks on board of the Fiat
- Photos (e-mailed after your tour)
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Gratuity (optional)
Know Before You Go
• Please note: the Synagogue and Cemetery are closed on Saturdays
• Transport in a historical vehicle - 1980's Fiat 125p
• Tour requires a moderate amount of walking