Prague: Jewish Quarter Premium Tour

4.7 / 5

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Prague: Jewish Quarter Premium Tour

From $64.62 per person

Discover the treasures of Prague’s historic Jewish Quarter, and see inside 4 famous synagogues on a 3-hour walking tour. Marvel at the exterior of Europe’s oldest still-active synagogue north of the Alps at the Old-New Synagogue, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting times 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Czech, English, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Go to 4 former active synagogues in the heart of Prague
  • Learn the history of the Czech Jews in the Holocaust
  • Visit the Ceremonial Hall of the Prague Burial Society at the Chevrah Kaddisha building
  • Discover the dense layers of graves at the Old Jewish Cemetery
  • Admire the exterior of the Old-New Synagogue
Full description
Learn the history of the Jewish communities in Prague, and visit several famous synagogues on a 3-hour walking tour. Meet your guide in the city center, and walk to the 13th-century Old-New Synagogue. Admire the exterior of the still-active synagogue, said to be Europe’s oldest north of the Alps. Then, go to the Pinkas Synagogue to discover a hallowed museum dedicated to the Czech victims of the Holocaust. See a heart-wrenching exhibition of drawings by the children of the Terezin Ghetto. Next, go the Klausen Synagogue to see its permanent collection regarding the Maharal of Prague, along with exhibits relating to everyday Jewish life and rituals. Discover an extensive collection of Judaica at the Maisel Synagogue, and end at the newly restored Moorish-inspired Spanish Synagogue. During the tour, you will also visit the Ceremonial Hall of the Prague Burial Society at the Chevrah Kaddisha building, and see the Old Jewish Cemetery to find densely packed layers of graves, sometimes up to 12 levels deep.
Includes
  • Admission to Pinkas Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, and the Spanish Synagogue
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to the Old-New Synagogue

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Meeting point

The Franz Kafka Memorial Statue at the Spanish Synagogue. Found at: https://goo.gl/maps/ju7BddK7SCLC3C5o9 Vězeňská 1, 110 00 Staré Město. You may use the nearby cafe PastaCaffe if you wish to wait in there, or use their bathrooms.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour
  • Please note that tours do not operate on Saturdays as the Jewish Museum is closed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5
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It was a nice educative experience about the lives

It was a wonderful experience where we were immersed into the fascinating history of the Jews in Prague and in Europe in general by our guide, who was immensely knowledgeable and catered to all our questions and whims! I would recommend this to anyone who has the slightest interest in history and culture.

21 October 2019

After some confusion about our booking when we arrived at the meeting area, everything was great. Our guide was the son of a couple that actually met in a concentration camp, survived and were married after the war. He was extremely knowledgeable and our small group of seven made it easy to hear him and ask questions.

16 August 2019

Very informative and interesting

We were in a small group of 4 people plus a guide, which could have made the tour a bit more flexible. Dana, our guide, had a lot to explain, but it was a little stiff. You also had to be very focused to understand their English with the Czech accent. Otherwise there is nothing to complain about. Unfortunately, the Spanish synagogue is currently not available (for the next two years?). That was a shame, but nobody can do anything for it. Exploring this topic is hardly better than in this place. So much well-preserved and presented history and at the same time you can feel and see that Judaism is still actively lived there. Very impressive!

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25 June 2019

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