• Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Victoria M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour guide and incredibly intuitive! Would recommend.

Gustavo E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour, dont be confused, in the picture the Jerusalem Synagogue that is not part of the tour. If you want to visit the Old New synagogue you need to buy ticket and visit by yourself

catherine.malone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

First of all we got lost trying to get to the meeting place and were very late. The young lady at the information booth, went above and beyond locating where the group were at so we join up with them. Then she had another team member walk us over to where the group where. I'm sorry I did not get their names as they deserve a huge recognition for going above and beyond customer service. Thank you.
The tour was very informative. Our guide was great and covered a lot.

Darryl G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wow what a great tour and fantastic guide. His knowledge , description and they way he related to the group was first class. He spent time answering all questions and nothing was too much trouble for him . Overall a great experience

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Very interesting and informative Camilla was a great tour guide with real passion for the subject. We were with Jewish friends and the tour was very interesting to both Jew and non Jew alike. I had been to the Josef quarter some years ago, but learnt far more from this tour and would thoroughly recommend it and as it was one of the hottest days of the year - way up in the 20s was quite prepared to drop out if it got too much. Very good.

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 August 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

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