Warsaw Jewish Heritage Tour in a Retro Fiat - in Warsaw - LikeALocal Guide

Warsaw Jewish Heritage Tour in a Retro Fiat

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37.25 EUR

Get to know the fascinating yet tragic history of Warsaw’s Jewish community on a private 4-hour tour with a local guide. You’ll be driven to places associated with the city’s Jewish community in a retro Fiat 125p, your guide providing insightful commentary all along the way.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • French
Knowledgeable and thoughtful, our guide Rafal gave us a comprehensive tour of the Jewish experience in Warsaw including life prior to the WWII, during the Nazi occupation, the Warsaw Ghetto, the Ghetto uprising, the "Great Deportation" and the present day community. For over 3 hours we had a quality educational tour on our first day in Warsaw, providing us with the understanding and meaningful context of the Jewish presence in Warsaw.
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a private 4-hour tour of Warsaw’s Jewish districts and landmarks in a Fiat 125p
  • Explore the places associated with the city’s Jewish community through the ages
  • Tailor your trip to include locations from the movie, The Pianist, and other points of interest

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Description

During this tour you’ll learn about the history of Warsaw’s Jewish community and how it struggled during the World War II Nazi occupation.

You’ll visit the former Jewish ghetto and see the remains of the ghetto wall. Built in 1940, this red-brick construction effectively isolated more than 400,000 Jews from the rest of the city.

You’ll see photos of and hear stories about those times before passing Grzybowski Square (Plac Grzybowski), which was once part of the ghetto, on your way to the Nożyk Synagogue. You’ll have the chance to look around this still-operational synagogue, the only one in Warsaw to have survived World War II.

Next, you’ll venture deeper into the former “large” ghetto of Muranów, a district built on the rubble of the ghetto and adorned with modern buildings and street art. Take a walk around the Jewish Cemetery and see some of its thousands of graves.

Afterwards, bow down at the impressive Monument to the Ghetto Heroes.

If you wish, ask your guide to show you some locations from Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning movie, The Pianist, set in Holocaust-era Warsaw.

Please note: the Nożyk Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery are close on Saturdays.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off (centrally located hotels only)
  • Private local guide
  • Transport by retro Fiat 125p
  • Snacks in the car
  • Photos emaild after the tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Synagogue entrance fee
  • Cemetery entrance fee

Meeting point

Centrally located hotels only

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

Top tour!
Very nice tour, well organised and Artur was a very good guide!
Rafal, our guide was terrific!
Knowledgeable and thoughtful, our guide Rafal gave us a comprehensive tour of the Jewish experience in Warsaw including life prior to the WWII, during the Nazi occupation, the Warsaw Ghetto, the Ghetto uprising, the "Great Deportation" and the present day community. For over 3 hours we had a quality educational tour on our first day in Warsaw, providing us with the understanding and meaningful context of the Jewish presence in Warsaw.
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Great tour to learn about the history of the Jewish people of Poland
Marcin picked us up from the hotel and took us on a very thorough and well informed tour focusing on the Jewish history in Poland during WW II. We went to the few remaining homes inner courtyards where we could truly imagine the life of people as the ghetto became more and more crowded. Then we went to the many memorials and landmarks and finally to the cemetery. All the while Marcin was showing us pictures he brought with him and giving us thorough explanations. I would highly recommend this tour. Such a powerful telling of the Jewish people's struggle for survival.

This operator has 19 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

Really fun!
Really interesting learning about Warsaw, our guide Paulina was really really knowledgeable about every aspect of the architectural history. Would heavily recommend.
Great way to explore the city!
We enjoyed this tour a lot. Driving around Warsaw in the old cars was a fun experiences. As we had already walked around the city center the previous day we chose the Communism Tour to see some other parts of Warsaw. Konrad our guide was both informative and entertaining. Definitely recommendable!
T
Martin brought a deep understanding of history together with wonderful warmth and humour to increase our connection with the villages, forest and sanctuaries to the west of Warsaw. It was very flexible as a tour and Martin concentrated in our interests. He was a great host.
P
Great insights
Fun trip about communist historie of warsaw: great guide with many intersting stories.
Fantastic few hours
Our guide Simon was absolutely fabulous. He picked us up promptly and the car was great fun. Simons knowledge of the history of Poland and Warsaw was outstanding and his passion for his city and country was very evident. He exceeded his duties as a tour guide he came very prepared with pictures of the historical buildings pre the war. We saw all the sites and more. He educated us not only on the history but the way of life of locals. He was very patient answering all of our questions. He is a great ambassador not only for his company but for his country. We had a fabulous time.
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Tour operated by: WPT 1313