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Jewish Warsaw Bike Tour

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31 EUR

Travel back in time and discover Warsaw’s Jewish past on a fascinating 3-hour bike tour. Learn about Jewish life in Warsaw before WWII, the horrors of the Ghetto and the re-emergence of the Jewish community in modern-day Warsaw.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Warsaw is Ashkinasy history and have done this tour for the second time with Gawal. Good knowledge and tackles all your questions. Allow 4 hours for private tour. Recommend.
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Reviewed by Anthony

Highlights

  • Pre-war Jewish Nalewki Street
  • Muranów Residential District
  • POLIN: Museum of History of Polish Jews
  • Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto
  • Miła bunker of the fighters - ghetto area
  • Umschlagplatz - ghetto area
  • The Ghetto Wall - ghetto area
  • Nożyk Synagogue - still operating

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Description

Did you know that Warsaw was the biggest Jewish city in Europe? They made up 30% of the city’s population. Jews lived here since the settlement of the city in the medieval period. For more than 600 years they co-created the city and its rich culture. The creator of Esperanto language lived here, Noble Prize lived here as well. We’ll show you the fascinating yet dramatic story of the Jews in Warsaw.

Warsaw is relatively flat, making cycling a safe and hassle-free way of getting around. If you can ride a bike, you can do this tour and not get tired! We’ll cover approximately 12 kilometres in total.

SAFETY
The participant confirms s/he can ride a bicycle. Drinking alcohol just before or during the tour is forbidden. If the guide responsible for the tour shall consider the participant to be unreliable or otherwise inapt for the tour (visibly unfit, drunk etc). s/he may refuse to accept the participant on the tour. The refusal for safety reasons is not grounds for a refund. The participant confirms s/he knows Polish law of the road regarding bicycles.

Helmets and baskets are available on request.

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What’s included & not included

  • Bike rental
  • Expert local guide
  • refreshments along the way
  • rain poncho (5 PLN)

Meeting point

Station Warsaw bike tours (Koźla 16/18)

Reviews from travellers (6)

5.0/5

M
The bike tour of Jewish Warsaw was one of the highlights of our trip! The guide was very knowledgeable, knew a lot and found a very good way of telling us. The bikes were good for biking the city, and it was good to have a guide to show us the best bikeable paths and ways through the city. Also, the guide took up our wishes and adapted the tour to our interest. Thanks a lot for this great tour. I highly recommend it to anybody that knows how to ride a bike and travels to Warsaw, whether for the first time or as a repeat visitor.
D
Gawel took my wife on a simply wonderful tour of what was the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw. He is happy to share his vast knowledge of Warsaw's Jews in the 1940's. The tour is highlighted with historic photos that are essential as very very little of the Ghetto exists. Bikes are the most expedient way to get from spot to spot. He even mentioned a terrific Vietnamese restaurant a stones throw from the place where the tour begins and ends.
P
Our tour guide Gavel gave us an in-depth historical tour of Jewish Warsaw. This was extremely important to my understanding of Warsaw's very recent history. What once was a huge part of culture in Warsaw, the Jewish community, is now very small, and this happened so recently. This tour is crucial to realize what has been nearly eliminated from a city, which may go unnoticed without the tour. Highly recommend it. And Gavel is an extremely nice and intelligent person. Thanks!

This operator has 32 reviews for other tours

4.8/5

A good insight in the beer history of poland
It was a lot of information that some of us enjoyed. Tried various of beers and food that was great
M
Great food tour in Krakow!
This food tour was definitely a highlight of my Krakow trip. It exposed me to different Polish dishes, from the traditional to the modern. It started off in Kazimierz and ended up in a neighborhood a little on the outskirts of the Planty. The tour guide Maurycy was very knowledgable and personable. He made the tour very enjoyable and provided a good insight into Polish culture as well. There is quite a bit of walking and towards the end the pacing of the restaurants are little rushed. The next restaurant was literally across the street so there was no time to digest the previous restaurant's food, but this is probably a minor critique to a great food tour.
M
First class service, food and drink throughout!
Really enjoyed this. We chose the Vodka tour as we have a mild interest in Vodka enough to warrant the tour.
We were lucky enough to meet Ania who we can't thank enough. It was myself and husband and we thought just the two of us on the tour along might make the evening conversation strained however Ania not only spent her time chatting about the various types of Vodka but also went into extensive detail on each meal that accompanied the Vodka and also gave us an insight into Polish life, family and traditions. We got so much out of the tour it acted nicely as a snippet of Poland in general.

The evening started in a traditional bar where we were served two shots and food. We then moved onto a really unusual shop / bar whereby there were over 60 types of flavoured Vodka to choose from and we were able to try a few. Favourite being Granny Vodka (cherry) and dare I say it Pepper flavoured. We fell in love with the concept of the store and it helped us appreciate the many types and traditions behind it. Next we went to another traditional bar and was served more food - enough to feel full! All traditional polish dishes. Finally we moved onto a similar concept to a Speakeasy bar that was very 'in fashion' and were treated to a choice of coctails to finish the night off.

In total we tried over eight different vodkas and five food types.

This for me was a highlight of the trip and is a must for anyone new to Poland wanting to experience the culture.

First class service, food and drink throughout!
N
Fun and Informative Craft Beer Tour
We toured the Krakow Craft Beer scene with Tomek and it was GREAT. Tomek knows way more about beer, craft beer, beer brewing, history of beer, than you can possibly imagine. Being a craft brewer himself, he has a true passion for the subject and truly enjoys sharing his knowledge with the novice tourist. He took my sister and I to very interesting places, with GREAT food and GREAT beer. He tuned in immediately to our beer preferences, and made sure we got acquainted with beers we could really enjoy. He is very pleasant and considerate guide and when offered many great recommendations for food and beer for the rest of our stay. Don't miss this tour!
L
Fun-Filled Vodka Tour
I had a great time on the Vodka Tour this week. Karol was an excellent guide, shared great information, interesting historical perspectives and many personal stories and experiences about Vodka. You can tell he loves what he does! I also loved the extra tidbits about the various restaurants we visited, the history and background! This made for a fabulous tour! I look forward to returning to Warsaw in November and booking this tour for our group who will be in town for a convention! Well done, Karol!
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Tour operated by: Station Warsaw