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Stories of Jewish Prague - 3 hour Small Group tour

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Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Stories of Jewish Prague - 3 hour Small Group tour

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Explore Prague’s Jewish history with a local historian on a 3-hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. Visit the city’s five remaining synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the Jewish Town Hall, while learning about Prague’s deep Jewish history, the tragedies of the Holocaust, and the modern-day revival of Jewish life in the city.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Jewish Prague
  • Explore medieval, wartime, and modern Jewish experiences
  • Visit the city with a local historian
  • See the city's five synagogues
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Historian guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees to Jewish Museum and Old-New Synagogue (530 CZK/adults; 370 CSK/students)
Maiselova 38 , Maiselova 38, Josefov, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

Please meet your guide outside Jewish Museum Information Center and Cafe Maiselova 38/15, 110 00 Josefov.

Prague , Prague, Czechia
Make your way to the Old-New Synagogue, the longest functioning synagogue in Europe, then set out on a specially-designed route through the Jewish Quarter. Start with the deepest roots of the Prague Jewish community, when local Jews hired Christians to build the synagogue in the late 13th century, and learn about Jewish religious and social customs during the medieval period.

Continue to the Renaissance Town Hall that Mordechai Maisel built during the ‘golden age’ of Prague’s Jewish community. Find out how Maisel, then the mayor of the Jewish Quarter, used his own money to pave the neighborhood streets and provide charity.

Hear stories about the intellectuals of the period, including writer and theologian Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel. Follow local Jews through the tumultuous years when Empress Maria Theresa expelled the entire community, then her son's reversal of the order with the ‘Edict of Toleration.’

Learn about life in the Jewish Quarter as Nazi Germany decimated Prague’s Jews, and the local politics and ethnic tensions that preceded Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. Finally, learn about the Jewish experience during the Communist era, and finish the tour with a discussion of Prague’s Jewish community today.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Choice of morning and afternoon departure; please advise at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insight Cities
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Amazing Guide
robert_w
, Jun 2019
I thought I sent this in, but if I didn't, I didn't want to miss the opportunity. Martina was among the best guides we have ever had in Europe. Bright, articulate, informative, kind, respectful, and a pleasure to be with. Every quality you want in a guide. Hope we expressed ourselves clearly.
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Amazing Guide
robert_w
, Jun 2019
Martina was among the best Guides we have ever used in Europe. She was personable,intelligent, informed, professional, and very aware of our needs, and interests. Could not possibly have had a better experience!
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Very informative
Michael_M
, Jan 2019
Martina was absolutely awesome!!She is knowledgeable, interesting, fluent, and has a great sense of humor!My husband and I really enjoyed her tour of Jewish Prague this morning.
star-5
Tour was fantastic. The guide was...
rena k
, Jun 2018
Tour was fantastic. The guide was amazing. We learned so much. It was the highlight of our trip.
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This was the best tour I have had so...
CAROL B
, Apr 2018
This was the best tour I have had so far and cannot stress enough how excellent Martina was. She was so knowledgeable and passionate and she made this tour the highlight of our visit to Prague. The history of Jewish Prague came alive and we thank Martina so much for a truly outstanding tour.
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While our guide did have some...
Ralph S
, Mar 2018
While our guide did have some interesting stories and history to tell us, she was somewhat verbose and talking on a very intellectual level, assuming we already knew some of the history of Jewish Prague. While we were very pleased that our guide showed us all of the sights in the Jewish section, the scheduled 3 hour tour took 4 hours. She had an in-depth knowledge of the history of the area, but her admitted lack of knowledge of any Jewish religious practices and rituals compromised the effectiveness of her presentations.
star-5
This was one of the most...
alchristie84
, Nov 2017
This was one of the most interesting, informative, and moving experiences I've had in my many travels. Our guide Petr was wondering and obviously very passionate and knowledgeable. My husband and I had a private tour as we were the only people who signed up that day, and we loved it. We toured the Jewish Cemetery and all the synagogues/museums while learning a ton. The cost for entrance to everything was 500 CZK per person. You will be on your feet the entire time, but it is very relaxed...mostly standing and walking at a relatively slow pace, so it would be fine for most people. I would highly recommend this tour.
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This was a wonderful way to get the...
pstumacher
, Nov 2017
This was a wonderful way to get the history and background of the old Jewish quarter. There were only 3 of us and our guide answered all questions with great knowledge of the places and events of the past. Well worth it.
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Our guide, Katerina Prusova, did an...
Kathleen S
, Oct 2017
Our guide, Katerina Prusova, did an outstanding job of bringing to life the history of Jews in Prague. Having access to the old Jewish cemetery was a added plus and the tour of the synagogues and museums was phenomenal. Highly recommend!
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Definitely worth the day trip from...
Jack R
, Sep 2017
Definitely worth the day trip from Prague even though it was a long ride. Our tour guide was fantastic and relagated us with stories and history of the entire region from Prague to Cesky Krumolov. It was amazing that she talked for three hours pointing out significant landmarks so that it wasn' t just a bus ride. The Castle felt that it was right out of the movies.

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