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

  • 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)

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  • 2 - 3 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking & Transport
  • Skip The Line Tickets for Priority Access
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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.

  • 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)
  • Private car transfers with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (in 2-hour option)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Giovani Monument (Monumento a Giovanni delle Bande Nere), Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy (in 2-hour option)

Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Florence

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. The walking tour of the Jewish Quarter is not included in the basic 2-hour 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.
  • The Great Synagogue is an active place of worship, so interior tours during scheduled events (such as the Sabbath, prayer times, concerts etc) are limited. Please dress and act appropriately. Yarmulkes (the proper attire to visit the synagogue) are available on site free of charge.
  • For the comfort of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests. If there are 26-50 people in your group, we will provide the service of 2 licensed guides so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well.
  • The 3-hour option includes an estimated 1-hour round-trip transfer between the meeting point and the accommodation address provided when booking. Please note that the transfer time quoted is for information purposes only and can take longer or shorter depending on the distance and traffic.
  • We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a larger van for groups of 5 people and more. If you’re traveling in a smaller group but want to travel in a more spacious car, we recommend booking a 5-people tour to take advantage of a larger vehicle.