Private Tour: Warsaw's Jewish Heritage by Retro Fiat

Cultural & Theme Tours in Warsaw

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Trace the story of Warsaw’s Jewish community on this 4-hour private tour, by chauffeured vintage Fiat 125p. With insightful running commentary from your driver-guide, board your car and explore the World War II Jewish Ghetto district to visit the Ghetto Wall, Nożyk Synagogue, Jewish Cemetery and, if you wish, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Ask to see any places of particular interest, savor onboard snacks, and stop on route to enjoy an optional Jewish meal at a traditional restaurant (own expense). This private tour ensures the full attention of your guide.
Start your private tour with a pickup at any point you wish in Warsaw, including your central Warsaw hotel or Warsaw airport. Meet your knowledgeable guide and settle into your Fiat 125p, the 1980s car that was a fixture of life in communist-period Warsaw. Your tour includes a souvenir photo of you with your car, and onboard snacks to sustain you during your explorations.On route, learn about the history of Warsaw’s Jews and how they faced the perils of WWII’s Nazi occupation with great forbearance. If you wish, ask your guide to tailor your route to include any particular points of interest to you.Explore the former Jewish Ghetto area and see the remnants of the Ghetto Wall, the red-brick edifice built in 1940 that effectively imprisoned more than 400,000 Jews. View photos and hear stories about this terrible period, and then pass Grzybowski Square (Plac Grzybowski), once a part of the ghetto, on your way to the Nożyk Synagoue. Head inside to look around this still-operational synagogue, the only one in Warsaw to survive WWII.Continue deeper into the former ‘Large Ghetto’ of Muranów, built on the rubble of the ghetto, and now adorned with street art and modern buildings. Park here and take a walk around the Jewish Cemetery to see some of its thousands of graves.Next, pay your respects at the imposing Ghetto Heroes Monument and, if you wish, visit the nearby Museum of the History of Polish Jews (own expense). Opened in 2013, this acclaimed modernist space documents 1,000 years of Polish Jewry through artifacts and imagery. Inspect the exhibits and follow the personal life stories told here as you explore. If you wish, ask your guide to show you some locations used in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning movie,The Pianist, set in Holocaust-era Warsaw. See some of the settings in the Praga-North (Praga-Północ) district and then perhaps finish your explorations with an optional kosher lunch or dinner (own expense) at a local restaurant.Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at the original start point.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transport by private retro Fiat 125p
  • Onboard snacks
  • Souvenir photo

What’s not included

  • Optional lunch or dinner at a kosher restaurant
  • Optional museum entry
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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