Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 1MONDAY – ARRIVE WARSAW
Arrive in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. MEET YOUR TRANSFER DRIVER AT THE AIRPORT ARRIVAL HALL AFTER CUSTOMS. LOOK FOR THE SIGN WITH YOUR NAME ON IT. Transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Warsaw on your own. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner together. (D) airplane Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 2TUESDAY – WARSAW
Today the story of Warsaw’s once thriving Jewish Community unfolds. This morning, drive to the former Jewish Ghetto. Walk along Memory Lane to see the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes monument and the marble plaque commemorating Mila 18. Stop at Umschlag Platz-the rail station where Jews were transported to Treblinka. Visit the Old Cemetery, which dates back to 1806. Continue on a walking tour to the charming old town and lively Market Square, with its delightful outdoor cafes and displays of local crafts. View the magnificent Royal Castle and the reconstructed Barbican. (B) Untitled 16 Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 3WEDNESDAY – WARSAW-KRAKOW
Depart Warsaw this morning on a pilgrimage to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Visit Block 27, dedicated to the martyred “kedoshim.”

Arrive in Krakow in the early evening and check into your hotel. (B)

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Day 4THURSDAY – KRAKOW
Morning drive to the magnificent Castle and Coronation Cathedral, perched high atop Wawel Hill. Continue to Kazimierz, the former Jewish section, where the original buildings still remain intact. Visit the ancient Remuh Synagogue, where Jews still worship today, and the nearby Old Cemetery. Stop at the 14th century Alt Synagogue, recently restored, which houses the Museum of Jewish History and Culture. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then drive via Oskar Schindler’s former factory and other sights highlighted in the movie Schindler’s List. Spend the rest of the day at Market Square with its Renaissance-style Cloth Hall – the arcades lead to numerous shops. (B.L) Untitled 3 Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 5FRIDAY – KRAKOW-BUDAPEST
Depart from Krakow. Cross the Slovak border and drive through the scenic countryside of Slovakia, which is dotted with charming villages and farms. Please note that U.S. citizens do not require Visas for Slovakia – other passport holders should check to see if a Visa is required. After a brief stop (a box lunch will be provided) continue on to Budapest. Check into your hotel. Evening services at the Dohany Street Synagogue. (B.LL) Untitled 1 Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 6SATURDAY – BUDAPEST
Morning optional Shabbat services at the Dohany Street Synagogue. This afternoon, join the group for an orientation walking tour of the majestic capital of Hungary. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own. Walk across the beautiful bridges spanning the Danube or stop in a local shop for some souvenirs. Return to the hotel and enjoy an evening dinner at the world-famous Gundel Restaurant. Evening at leisure. (B.D) Untitled 17 Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 7SUNDAY – BUDAPEST
This morning, explore Buda and Pest in this elegant city with its wealth of historic monuments linked by eight graceful bridges. Drive via Heroes Square, the Castle District and Fishermen’s Bastion with its glorious view of the Danube. Afternoon visit to the Dohany Street Synagogue, built in 1859; it is the largest in Europe and has been magnificently restored. Continue to the Jewish Museum with its wealth of artifacts and documents relating to Jewish life in Hungary. Stop at the unique “Weeping Willow” Holocaust Memorial, dedicated to the 500,000 Jews who perished during the Nazi reign of terror. Then continue on to the Raoul Wallenberg Monument, built in honor of the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Tonight enjoy a boat cruise on the Danube River; see Budapest’s most beautiful monuments aglow at night. (B)
Day 8MONDAY – BUDAPEST-PRAGUE
Depart on your short morning flight to Prague (OK 787 BUD-PRG 8:55AM-10:15AM). Arrive in golden Prague, resting on the banks of the Vltava River, the main artery of the Bohemian waterways; meeting, assistance, and transfer to your hotel. Time to rest, relax and unpack before your sightseeing program. Your afternoon panoramic city tour includes views of the State Opera, Wenceslas Square, the National Museum, and Charles Bridge. Continue to Prague Castle and walk across the castle courtyards to see St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue by bus across the Vltava River to be dropped off at the Old Town, where you will continue on a walking tour of this pedestrian area. See the Old Town Hall and the amazing astronomical clock. Evening at leisure. (B) Untitled 12 Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 9TUESDAY – PRAGUE
Morning guided Jewish interest walking tour features a visit to the Jewish Museum complex, home of the Precious Legacy, including the 13th century Alt-Neu Synagogue and the Pinkas, Klaus and Maisel synagogues. Then, walk to the Jewish Cemetery, which dates back to the 15th century. Continue to the 16th century Jewish Town Hall with its distinctive tower and clock with Hebrew letters. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 10WEDNESDAY – PRAGUE
Full day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city, or depart this morning on an optional (not included in the price) pilgrimage to Terezin, former “model” concentration camp. Visit the Small Fortress, Museum, and the Jewish Cemetery with its impressive Menorah Sculpture surrounded by symbolic, nameless graves. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Evening farewell dinner. (B.D) Untitled 13 Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 11THURSDAY – PRAGUE-DRESDEN-BERLIN
Transfer by private motorcoach to Berlin with a stop in Dresden to see this beautiful baroque city. Arrive in Berlin; transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day to explore this amazing city on your own. (B)
Day 12FRIDAY – BERLIN
“The Jewish Life in Berlin” half-day tour covers all the major sites and buildings associated with the community in its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries. View the New Synagogue, the New Jewish Museum, the memorial “Murdered Jews of Europe,” former site of the Old Synagogue, and much more… The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B) Untitled 14 Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Berlin
Day 13SATURDAY – BERLIN
Morning half-day tour includes views of the Memorial Church, the KaDeWe department store, former Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, remains of the Berlin Wall and the Reichstag (Parliament). See the House of the Wannsee Conference. The conference concerned itself with the implementation of the “Final Solution”, the decision to deport the Jewish population of Eastern Europe to the East and murder them. Also see the Grunewald Memorial, erected by the train station which was one of the major sites of deportation of the Jewish population to the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Terezin. Afternoon at leisure.
This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner to share memories of your wonderful trip with your newfound friends. (B,D)
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Day 14SUNDAY – En Route
Transfer to the airport for return flight. (B)
Informations…
(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (LL) Light Lunch, (D) Dinner / The exact order of sightseeing each day is subject to change due to weather and operational conditions. Meals on this tour are NOT KOSHER.
Your hotels
Plan WARSAW KRAKOW BUDAPEST PRAGUE BERLIN
Gold Plan BRISTOL SHERATON KEMPINSKI INTERCONTINENTAL PALACE
Silver Plan BRISTOL ANDEL’S MARRIOTT PRESIDENT PALACE

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