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Peel back the layers of Prague’s Jewish history on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. With an expert guide to show you the sights, explore the old neighborhood, known as Josefov, and one of only a few central European Jewish districts to survive World War II’s Holocaust. Stroll around the Old Jewish Cemetery; see famous synagogues; and view sites associated with late Jewish writer Franz Kafka. Along the way, pay a visit to the fascinating Jewish Museum, where the exhibits chronicle the story of the Czech Jewish community.


  • Explore Prague Jewish ghettos on a narrated walking tour
  • Retrace the lives and stories of the Czech Jewish community with your private guide
  • See Prague's historical synagogues and visit the Jewish Museum
  • Discover an exhibition dedicated to the famous author, Kafka, in the Old Town Square

What You Can Expect

Jewish Prague Walking Tour

Jewish Ceremonial Hall

Travel independently to the tour starting point in central Prague and meet your knowledgeable guide. Listen to an enlightening introduction to the history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter that goes by the name of Josefov, and then set off on your 2.5-hour walking tour of the area.

As you walk, listen to fascinating nuggets about the district, whose origins date back more than 1,000 years. Hear about the many sites that stand witness to the its rich past and that make it one of Europe’s major centers of Jewish life.

Take a stroll through the Old Jewish Cemetery, a graveyard used between the 1400s and 1700s, and home to around 12,000 visible tombs. Hear how many thousands of burial places are believed to lie under these graves, and about the some of the famous figures buried here, including the 15th-century poet and scholar Avigdor Karo.

In-between walking and talking, visit some of the area’s six synagogues to uncover their history. Walk down Maiselova Street, one of the two main thoroughfares of the area, and lined with handsome 19th century townhouses.

Here, head inside the Jewish Museum to view its fascinating collections of maps, artifacts and documents that chart the history of Jewish people in the Czech lands.

Stop at the birthplace of Franz Kafka, Prague’s famous literary son, and view a small exhibition on his works and tragically short life.

Lastly, spill out into the Old Town Square, and end your tour at the original starting point.

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Customer Reviews

Hannah R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Our guide. Sarah, was both knowledgeable and interesting. I really enjoyed her extra bits of information and insights. We covered a lot of ground but it was worth every step. Thoroughly recommend this tour

lutib Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour is well worth doing. The tour guide we had, Jana, was very well versed in all things Jewish and made the tour a pleasant and enjoyable one. Shame we only visited 4 of the 6 Synagogues in Prague but there is only so much one can do in 3 hours.

Frank R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour, tour guide was very knowledgeable

Noah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour! Our guide Sara was outstanding. Her vast knowledge combined with her enthusiasm for the subject matter was an unforgettable experience. The commentary and time spent at each location were perfect. The only negative was the Viator meeting place. Out of the way but this tour is a must!

Seif B Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent tour and Nora was an excellent guide with a great knowledge of jewish european culture

Raelene J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour. If you are interested in Jewish history then this tour is a must do. Had a great guide too.

Neil J H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An outstanding tour, our guide was excellent. We felt that it was every bit a good as other private tours we have taken yet significantly less expensive. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was excellent...knowledgeable, helped with getting into museum sites expeditiously, and giving us an overall good tour. Although this was supposed to be an English tour, we had one dutch couple for whom our guide repeated everything which took some time from the rest of us.
Negatives for the day: It was raining and made it a bit messy one couple got lost in the Spanish synagogue and we lost time finding them it was incredibly crowded which points out the popularity of this historical Prague area. We would have gone back to some of the museums/synagogues on our own after the tour but decided not to fight the crowds.

Sharon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Informative, interesting would recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed tour very informative and guide was very knowledgeable. Would have liked more time in some places but it was extremely busy and crowded on the day, perhaps consider running tours on a daily basis during peak season.

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