Skip-the-line Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum Private Tour


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Explore Jewish history, culture & heritage on private tour of the Great Synagogue, Jewish Museum and Jewish Quarter in Florence. Learn about the local Jewish community, Judaism, the Holocaust, & more.

Highlights

  • Visit the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum with a Jewish History Guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the museum and synagogue
  • Explore the Jewish Quarter and learn about the history of the Jews in Florence
  • See excellent exhibits on Jewish culture and the Holocaust
  • Book private car transfers from your accommodation (3-hour option only)

Description

Immerse yourself in the little known history of Jewish people in Tuscany on a guided tour of the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum in Florence. Includes skip-the-line, expert’s commentary in your native language and optional transfers. Follow the Jewish trail through the turbulent Middle Ages and the Holocaust to the present day. Book a 2-hour tour of the Great Synagogue, Jewish Museum and the former Jewish Quarter in Florence. This experience will reveal the hidden Jewish symbols and monuments of the Renaissance City, such as the Star of David on the facade of the Santa Croce Basilica. You will also discover the Balagan Café and other kosher shops, restaurants and cafes, especially at Via Luigi Carlo Farini, which was once the center of Florence’s Jewish Quarter. Here, you will take a moment to admire the amazing Moorish architecture and grand dome of the Great Synagogue, one of the largest synagogues in South-central Europe. Learn about its construction in the age of the Jewish emancipation and step inside to discover the opulent interior covered with colored designs. The Jewish Museum is housed within the synagogue’s walls, displaying a collection of ancient objects of Jewish ceremonial art as well as old photographs, films and objects illustrating the history of Florence’s Jews. Your Expert Guide will help you understand the exhibits and answer all your questions about the political, religious and social life of Jewish people in Florence. Choose a 3-hour option to book private car transfers with a 2-hour guided tour of the Great Synagogue, Jewish Museum and the former Jewish Quarter in Florence. The estimated 1-hour round-trip transfer by private car includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodation to make it easier to join this Jewish tour.

Includes

Private Tour the Great Synagogue, Jewish Museum and the Jewish Quarter in Florence (itinerary depends on the selected option) Licensed Jewish History Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Skip-the-line tickets to the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum Expert commentary on the history of Florence's Jewish community Private car transfers with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (3-hour option only)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour. The number of attractions depends on the selected option. Skip-the-line tickets to the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum grant you immediate entry at your booked time, without waiting in line at the ticket office. Please arrive on time. Admission to the Great Synagogue during prayer time and scheduled events is restricted. Please dress and act appropriately. Yarmulkes are available on site free of charge. For the best experience, we will limit your group size to 1-25 guests per guide. We will arrange additional guides for larger groups. The 3-hour option includes an estimated 1-hour round-trip transfer from the accommodation address provided when booking. Transfer time can take longer or shorter depending on the distance and traffic. We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for 1-4 people, and in a larger van for groups of 5+ people. You can book a 5-people tour for a larger vehicle.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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