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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
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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, Oct 2018

The tour was good but I felt we had to move very quickly. I was disappointed the old synagogue was not included. Some of the details about Jewish customs and traditions described were not accurate and I needed to correct the guide.

, Sep 2018

The tour of the Jewish Quarter is a must for all visitors to Prague Unfortnately, our guide did not have the knowlege needed to bring this area to life. Ask your guide about the golem if he/she does not offer. The tour was very meaningful in spite of Jon’s inadequacies

, Jun 2018

This is the WORST tour I have aver been on in any city of the world.
        The guide was appalling.
        We met on the far side of the city walked 10 mins to the square where we met up with others. Why not all meet in the main tourist square?
        We booked an English tour, yet the tour was amalgamated with a German Tour, so every commentary was repeated in English and German which meant we went slowly and learnt far less.
        We went to the first Synagogue when the guide left us for 20mins while we returned to his HQ to sort out an admin problem.
        There was no toilet nor drink break for the whole 3 hour duration. In fact he told my wife she could not use the toilet in one of the synagogues which was clearly untrue, since she then asked the synagogue who were totally happy for her to use it
        The guide provided few stories which would bring the tour to life.
        All the people on the tour were Jewish and interested in the Prague Jewish History, yet he persisted to tell us about Judaism and very little about Pragues Jewish History.

The Tour Guide was called Petr.

, Apr 2018

Very interesting to hear the history of the Jewish people other than WW2. Lots of walking but easy to do. I cant understand why the guide didn't have the necessary tickets with her but made us wait while she buys them. But her knowledge was very good and she introduced us to the folklore as well

, Mar 2018

Great tour guide and incredibly intuitive! Would recommend.

, Jan 2018

Multi language missing to much detail

, Oct 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

, Oct 2017

This was a really good tour. The only thing that was disappointing is we did not get to go into the Old-New Synagogue. But it was really easy to go back later in the week on my own and do it seperately. I really learned a lot about Jewish history on this tour. I would definitely recommend this trip.

, Oct 2017

Very very slow and what could have been done in 1 1/2 hours took 3. The guide, Sara, certainly knew her stuff but she was very repetitive and because she had to speak in 2 languages Spanish and English, the tour seemed to take forever. The synagogue with all 180 000 names of the people who died during the Holocaust was memorable as was the cemetery. The final synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, was spectacular.

, Oct 2017

Good tour. But guide was a little snarky. Not a friendly person. But it was worth it nonetheless.

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