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  2. Mazovia Province
  3. Warsaw
  4. Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Product ID: 33452
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Immerse yourself in the captivating and moving history of the Warsaw Ghetto on this 3-hour tour. Learn all about its origins, everyday life inside, and the 1943 uprising of the ghetto. See the remains of the ghetto walls and visit the synagogue.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pick-up service

Pick up from hotels in the city center. The guide will wait for you at the reception desk/in the lobby or outside. By other/remote location the meeting point will be agreed via e-mail.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the turbulent history of the establishment and liquidation of the largest ghetto in Europe
  • See real places where the plan for the final solution was put into practice
  • Explore the last street of the ghetto and fragments of the ghetto walls
  • Visit the only synagogue in Warsaw that survived the Second World War
  • Put yourself in the times of the heroic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Learn all about the symbolic meaning of the collection point
  • Stop at the location where the German Chancellor Willy Brandt famously fell to his knees
  • Visit the remaining neighborhood of Muranów on the ruins of the ghetto
Full description
Experience an informative and impressive tour of the Warsaw Ghetto. The topic of this tour is the history of the establishment and liquidation of the largest ghetto in Europe. In 1940 the Nazis established the ghetto in the heart of Warsaw. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were crammed in an area of 4 square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, and disease and more than 300,000 were killed in Treblinka extermination camp.

As a result of the attempt to completely liquidate the ghetto, an uprising broke out in 1943. The unequal struggle between the rebels against the armed German troops lasted nearly one month. In revenge, the Nazis completely destroyed the ghetto. It was survived by only a few Jews including Władysław Szpilman, the hero of the movie “The Pianist” by Roman Polanski.

Before the Second World War, the second largest Jewish community lived in Warsaw, making up 30 percent of the entire city population. Within less than 3 years, the Jewish community no longer existed in Warsaw.

During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real places and hear authentic stories. Discover fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and neighborhoods that were located within the ghetto. Visit the only synagogue that survived the Second World War and is still in operation.

Find out where the supposed logic of destruction came from and how the plan of the final solution was put into action. Learn about everyday life in the ghetto, why the Jews took up arms, and who helped them. Discover the symbolism of the Umschlagplatz (collection point) and the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. Although the ghetto has no longer existed for a long time, its history needs to be told.
Includes
  • Pick up from hotels in the city center
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fee to the synagogue
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

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
• The tour is conducted by foot and on public transport. You'll spend 2.5 hours walking and 30 minutes on public transport
• The synagogue is closed on Saturdays and Sundays
• This is a private tour that operates with a minimum of 1 participant
• This tour does not offer a guided tour of the Jewish Museum
• The Jewish Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Closed on Tuesdays
• This tour is not recommended for children
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• It is recommended that you buy a public transport ticket in advance (a 24-hour ticket costs approximately 4€ per person) or have cash with you
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 105 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 33452