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Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Jewish Prague Walking Tour

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Overview

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
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Náměstí Republiky 1037/3 , Náměstí Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

Departure Point: Central Prague Address: Náměstí Republiky 3 110 00 Prague 1 Directions: Meet your guide in The Yellow Kiosk, Republic Square, opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate)

10:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Zidovske Muzeum v Praze
One of the oldest and continuously existing Jewish museums in the world, was founded in 1906
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stary zidovsky Hrbitov
The most important person buried in the Old Jewish Cemetery is Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known as Rabbi Löw with whom is associated with the legend of the artificial creature – the golem.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Staromestske namesti
The square was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. Here you can admire the Tyn Church, St. Nicholas Church and the Astronomical clock.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cedok
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Jewish Prague Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Prague Walking Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Ask your guide about the golem if he/she does not offer." See review

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star-4
good walking tour
Jodi_L
, Oct 2019
the only problem was several languages on tour and we had to share the tour guide as she spent alot of time speak to the other non english speaking participants there were enough people to do an english only tour
star-3
Viator needs meeting location maps!
Bruce_K
, Sep 2019
This tour started out badly. We used the location indicated on the ticket purchase confirmation to try and find the meeting place, which was stated as a yellow kiosk. However, when we emerged from the metro, we couldn’t find it. Eventually we did, but not after 15-20 frantic minutes. We barely made the tour on time - and we had deliberately come early! Viator needs to provide Google Maps style maps showing the meeting place! The same thing happened on a tour in Normandy. The actual tour was ok but seemed rushed. It spent the first 15 minutes or so getting to the Jewish district, including a church stop. Why it didn’t begin closer to the district is unclear. The tour guide, whose name I don’t recall, was fair. She was very brief with responses to questions and her eye contact was with one or two members of the group. That said, she was quite knowledgeable. Any misgivings with the tour are not because of her.
star-1
Jewish Prague Walking Tour was not what it said
Caren W
, Jul 2019
The tour was a huge disappointment. We were 4 people who ordered the tour and thought we were having a private guide as it said in the description. We had 13 people on the tour not just the four of us and two were Russian speakers so the guide kept stopping to explain everything in Russian. Because of this she was running late so skipped certain things. For example The description says Discover an exhibition dedicated to the famous author, Kafka, in the Old Town Square. All she did was point out the house he lived in. Totally not worth the money.
star-3
Fast & Furious
Joseph_M
, 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.
star-3
Need more knowledgeable guides
swschwartz
, 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
star-1
This is the WORST tour I have aver...
Charles_D
, 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.
star-4
Very interesting to hear the history...
Renate V
, 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
star-5
Great tour guide and incredibly...
Victoria M
, Mar 2018
Great tour guide and incredibly intuitive! Would recommend.
star-5
Excellent tour, dont be confused, in...
Gustavo E
, 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
star-4
This was a really good tour. The...
Connie C
, 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.

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