From a unique Yiddish theatre and Nobel prize winners to uprisings and the Holocaust: discover the incredible cultural heritage and tragic history of Jewish Warsaw on this free walking tour.
Jewish Warsaw Free Walking Tour Itinerary
After meeting your tour guide in front of All Saints Church in the heart of the Polish capital, you'll begin your free walking tour through Jewish Warsaw. The church is located in what was the former Warsaw Ghetto, which was the largest Jewish ghetto in Nazi Germany-occupied Europe between November 1940 to May 1943. Even before the war, the city was home to a huge and flourishing Jewish community, with thriving artists, actors and writers making this a vibrantly cultural area.
From All Saints Church you'll follow a route around the former ghetto, discovering important sites for the past and present Jewish communities of Warsaw while your English-speaking guide explains the history and significance of each place.
You'll see the contemporary building which houses the Museum of the History of Polish Jews; the memorial located at the former "Umschlagplatz" where ghettoised Jews were gathered together before being transported to death camps in World War II; and the remains of Pawiak Prison.
Hear all about the most famous names that called the city home: from Nobel Prize Winner Isaac Bashevis Singer to Irena Sendler, who saved thousands of Jews during World War II, and contemplate the Ghetto Heroes Monument, a memorial commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.
Your free walking tour through the highs and lows of Jewish Warsaw will come to an end after approximately two and a half hours.
- It is not possible to reserve this tour for groups of more than 6 people.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children permitted per adult.
- This tour does not enter any paid monuments.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Warsaw history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Warsaw).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
All Saints Church.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.