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Warsaw: 3-Hour Car Tour of Jewish Warsaw

Activity provider: PolinTours

Warsaw: 3-Hour Car Tour of Jewish Warsaw

Activity provider: PolinTours

From US$ 59.48 per person

This 3-hour tour takes you to places where you can still admire the climate of pre-war multi-cultural Warsaw. You will visit the only synagogue which survived WWII and the Jewish cemetery where famous rabbis and Jewish families are buried.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel
Private group


  • Learn about great Jews that lived in Warsaw and the largest Jewish community in Europe
  • Admire the climate of pre-war multi-cultural Warsaw
  • Discover the only synagogue in Warsaw that survived WWII
  • Find out what the words mezuzah, Aron Kodesh and rabbi mean
  • Visit the newly-opened Jewish Museum
Full description

It is impossible to understand Warsaw without looking at the history of Warsaw's Jews. Before WWII, Warsaw Jews made up 30% of Warsaw’s population.

Great names that lived there include Literature Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer, the pediatrician and children’s author Janusz Korczak, the founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio Samuel Goldwyn, and Wladyslaw Szpilman, the main hero of the "The Pianist" by Roman Polanski.

After WWII, Jewish Warsaw ceased to exist, but you can still find remnants of the history of two nations in one country.  This 3-hour tour of Jewish Warsaw takes you to places where you can still admire the climate of pre-war multi-cultural Warsaw. You will visit the only synagogue which survived WWII and the Jewish cemetery where famous rabbis, Tzadiks, and Jewish families are buried.

You will discover what the words menorah, Torah, Aron Kodesh and mezuzah mean. You will also learn about the symbolic meaning and architecture of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to the history and present of Polish Jews.

Take a look at the synagogue, the last streets of Jewish Warsaw, the Jewish Cemetery, and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews with a local expert.

  • Pickup at your hotel and drop off at your hotel
  • Certified tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • City map and information booklets
  • Headsets by groups up to 10 pax
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • On Fridays, visits to the synagogue and cemetery are only permitted until 1:00 PM
  • Please note that the synagogue and the cemetery are closed on Saturdays
  • During this tour, no guided tour of the POLIN Museum is offered
  • It is recommended to explore the core exhibition with audio guides, which are available in English and other languages as well. It is a good idea to have at least 2.5 hours to visit the core exhibition.
  • Please plan your visit considering the opening hours of the POLIN Museum.
  • Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 pm (the last entrance: 4:00 PM). Tuesday: closed. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (the last entrance: 6:00 PM).
  • The Museum is closed on: April 1, May 31, September 19, November 1, December 24, 25, 31
  • It is recommended to either purchase a public transport ticket in advance (the best option is the 24 hours ticket which is approximately €4 per person) or bring approximately 20 PLN per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Very good especially for German speakers

I really liked the tour. Most of the time we were walking on the lower floor, which made it much easier to see the places than on the bus. Our tour guide brought a lot of knowledge and really showed us and explained many important places. She spoke excellent German, which is why I can recommend the tour for German speakers without knowledge of English.

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May 17, 2019

Insightful, excellently designed tour

The tour guide speaks excellent German and knows her way around very well. She has a lot of background knowledge and gives space for personal questions and interests. We felt we were in very good hands. We were very efficient with the guide's private car, and she also did a great job of parking with the electronic payment of parking fees. This tour was an absolute highlight of our visit to Warsaw. We recommend!

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September 12, 2013

Very good competent friendly guide

June 5, 2018

Product ID: 33319