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Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Tour by Retro Car

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This tour covers all of the essential sites from the Jewish Ghetto, the story of the Uprising in 1943, main scenes like the Ghetto Heroes memorial, and the places off the regular tourist path.

Highlights

  • Get to know the story of Jewish minority in Warsaw
  • Hear the sad facts from the Nazi occupation of Poland
  • Find the last fragments of the Ghetto wall
  • See the most important buildings, sites and..
  • .. places off the beaten path

Description

After the hotel pickup, the tour starts at the memorial of Janusz Korczak. He was a Polish-Jewish educator, children's author, and pedagogue. After many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused to escape and stayed with his orphans until their end in the Treblinka extermination camp. Next is the Grzybowski Square. It represents Warsaw in Nutshell - the city which changed dramatically during the XXth Century, witnessed two World wars, two totalitarian systems, and, finally, notable changes and re-uniting Europe in the early XXIst Century. It was a Jewish part of Warsaw, and thanks to Próżna street, one can still find traces of the past. Próżna street is a historical street in Warsaw, Poland. It is the only former Warsaw Ghetto street featuring four tenement houses. Few fragments of the Ghetto Wall running between the properties are preserved, as well as the walls of the pre-war buildings that marked the border of the ghetto. The three best-known parts of the wall are located in the former small ghetto, although some of them are periodically not accessible: the guide takes you to one of them. The Waliców street tenement house is, as we say, the last ghost from the Ghetto since it remains as a ruin up to now. Also - there is a fragment of the Ghetto wall preserved at the same place. In 1941 Ghetto was divided into two parts by the Chłodna street, used for East-West transfer traffic. The wooden bridge was built near the intersection of Chłodna and Żelazna streets to link two parts. It reached the third floor of the buildings, which allowed the “Aryan” trams, German military transports and cars to pass beneath it, as we can see in many photographs. The next stop is the Muranów district. Again, the first impression is that it is just a regular neighbourhood filled with squared blocks of flats. But there is much more from the past to be discovered with the help of a guide. The monument of the Ghetto Heroes and Polin museum are two symbolic and essential places where your guide takes you. Both are located near the spot where the first armed clash of the 1943 uprising took place. Yet, at the same time, it is the place where Polish, Jewish and German nations became reconciled through several events throughout the last 50 years. Underworld smugglers constructed the bunker at 18 Miła in 1943. On 8 May 1943, three weeks after the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when the Nazis found the bunker, there were around 300 people inside. Few of them escaped, while the rest decided to commit suicide; their remains are buried in that basemen till this day. The last place visited on tour is also the scene, which marks the end of the Jewish community in Warsaw. It is the Umschlagplatz, a train station where Nazis used to load Jews and transport them to the Treblinka extermination camp. Finally, in peace, one can uncover the memorial and buildings at Stawki street, which witnessed those horrifying scenes in 1942.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off within 3-kilometer radius of city center Professional English-speaking local guide Transport by retro communist minibus

Important Information

  • • Transfer from and to the hotel is counted into the total time of the tour. Sometimes it is better to meet the guide in the city center, rather than spend the time on transfer from the far located hotel • Cars are used mainly for transfers between locations where guests have walks with their guide • Tours with retro minibuses are available only for persons taller than 150 cm (4.9 ft) • Youth under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult • Retro minibuses are not equipped with air conditioning, they are equipped with an efficient heating system for wintertime • Some of the retro minibuses are not equipped with seatbelts (which is legal with classic vintage cars) • Please contact the supplier before booking the tour if you have any health issues or mobility limitations

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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