Jewish Warsaw Free Walking Tour
Overview of the tour in Warsaw
Before the horrors that followed the Second World War, Warsaw used to have the biggest Jewish community in Europe, and the only city that came close to it was New York. It’s a story of stubbornness, as for many centuries the Jews were not allowed in the city. However, that did not stop them from participating in city life – during good times and bad. The Jews played an important part in the fight against occupying powers, helping the citizens with their struggles. In the 19th and the early 20th century the city experienced a great influx and during the Interwar Period, the city flourished where hundreds of artists, actors, writers, and journalists built up a cultural life that can hardly be matched again and will forever be cherished. The Second World War and the following Holocaust changed Warsaw forever and left a deep, permanent scar on the city, its culture, and history.
But there is more to Jewish Warsaw than the past. There is also the here and now – the living Jewish community with a synagogue, kindergarten, school, and the only regularly functioning Yiddish theatre in the world: the Ester Rachela Kamińska Jewish Theatre.
This activity includes:
- Muzeum więzienia Pawiak
- POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- Monument to the Ghetto Heroes
- Miła 18
- Jewish Theatre
- Umschlagplatz Monument
- English speaking local guide
- Former area of Warsaw Ghetto
All Saints Church
All Saint's Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
Things to note
Please arrive at the meeting point on time.
ATTENTION - booking rules
Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travellers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel to a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.
If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group, our guide will ask you for the payment (10 euro/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation, please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.
Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.
This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors.
Please respect our rules.
You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.