On the eve of the WW2 Warsaw was a vibrant center of Jewish life and culture. It was the world second largest Jewish community after New York, home to almost 370 000 Jews, one third of city’s population. This world was almost completely annihilated during the Holocaust, with most of the community murdered by Germans in the gas chambers of Treblinka, few hours away from Warsaw. But the Jewish life, though much ruined, has managed to survive. Join us on an amazing journey of discovering the richness of prewar life, horrors of the Holocaust and the energy of contemporary Jewish life, still in process of reshaping itself.

During the first part of our tour, we will visit Grzybowski sq., a center of Jewish communal life for over a century. We will see Nożyk Synagogue, the only still standing prewar synagogue and All Saints Church, one of three churches inside the Warsaw ghetto. Then we will move to see Chłodna st. which divided the ghetto into two parts, connected by a bridge at the corner of Żelazna and Chłodna. From there we will walk to Waliców to see remnants of the ghetto wall and finally arrive at the Jewish Cemetery at Okopowa st. This remarkable necropolis, one of the biggests in Europe, is a resting place of Isaac Leib Peretz, father of Yiddish literature, and fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, among others. After having lunch in the cafeteria of POLIN Museum, we will tour the core exhibit of the Museum, in 2016 named the best one in European Union. Our tour will end with walking the Memorial Route, from the Monument of the Ghetto Heroes in front of the Museum, through Miła 18 where Mordechaj Anielewicz, commander of the Ghetto Uprising, commited suicide, to the Umschlagplatz, from which Jews were taken to trains bound for Treblinka.


  • In order to make the most of the tour, we recommend using our efficient public transport (15 PLN for a 24h ticket). We will be also happy to arrange a car for you shall you need one – please see our price list (price list).
  • Lunch, entrance to the Jewish cemetery (10 PLN) and POLIN Museum (25 PLN, free on Thursdays) are not included in the price.
  • This is our day-long tour of Jewish Warsaw. In case you have less time, join us on 4 hours tour available here
  • Would you like to know even more about Jews in Warsaw? Join us on on Jewish Praga tour

During this 8 hour tour you will:

See the narrowest house in Poland built for a famous Israeli writer
Discover the 1000 years of the history of Polish Jews told in POLIN Museum
Be amazed by diversity and richness of the Jewish cemetery at Okopowa
Find a ghetto wall built into a skyscraper