Jewish heritage in Warsaw

Cultural & Theme Tours in Tatras

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This tour focuses on visiting places connected with lasting for centuries Jewish presence in Poland. You can see still functioning Jewish cemetery; Nozyk Synagogue which survived WWII; remaining part of the ghetto wall; installation of the bridge connecting small and big ghetto; Umschlagplatz memorial at the former station from which Jews were deported to the death camp; Rappaport monument dedicated to heroes of the ghetto; and recently opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Also visit Jewish Historical Institute in original building of former Judaistic Library with newly arranged exhibition. In Prague site (across the Vistula river) we can see pre-war mykveh, former nursery and shelter for Jewish children, and Jewish students' dormitory. Stroll along unchanged streets where "The Pianist", film by Polanski was made.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Warsaw Ghetto, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandFormer Warsaw ghetto was totally destroyed after the collapse of Uprising in ghetto, but now it is marked with Rappaport monument deduated to Heroes of ghetto, Mila 18, Umschlagplatz and Shmul Zygelbojm memorial.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandLooking at the preserved matzevots you can learn a lot about the history of Jews in Warsaw and their input to Polish literature, science and art.Mass graves from WWII and symbolic stones dedicated to those who perished in extermination camp in Treblinka.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Umschlagplatz, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandIt is located in the site of former railway station from which 300 thousands Jews from Warsaw ghetto were deported to death camp in Treblinka in summer 1942. On walls of it 300 first names in alphabetical order of thoses who started their last journey make symbolic inscription.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Nozyk Synagogue, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandIt is the only synagogue in Warsaw which survived WWII. It was built at the beginning of 20th c., still functioning. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Warszawskie Zoo, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandIt is where Zookeeper's wife (with her husband, of course) saved about hundred Jews who foung there shelter from ghetto. At Praga site there are also preserved shelter for olderly and poor people and orphans, as well as Jewish students dormitory, where Menahem Begin lived in his youth.Duration: 1 hourStop At: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandAfter the tour you can visit Polin, museum of the history of Polish Jews, on your own or using audioguides, learning about almost 1000 years of coexistence of Polih Jews and christians.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Warsaw Ghetto
  • Entry/Admission - Umschlagplatz
  • Entry/Admission - Warszawskie Zoo

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)
  • Entry/Admission - Nozyk Synagogue
  • Entry/Admission - POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews