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European Jewish Heritage Tour

Germany, Poland, Czech Republic
Israel Tour / European Jewish Heritage Tour

European Jewish Heritage Tour

$100

per person

Join Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn’s European Jewish Heritage Journey. Our Jewish heritage tour will explore: The long and rich history of Jewish life in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.

Join Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn‛s European Jewish Heritage journey
Warsaw, Krakow-Auschwitz/Birkenau, Prague, Terezin

European Jewish Heritage Tour

Warsaw, Krakow-Auschwitz/Birkenau, Prague, Terezin

Berlin and Potsdam

Our Jewish heritage tour will explore the long and rich history of Jewish life in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany. We will learn about the systematic destruction of Jewish life by the Nazis by visiting Berlin, the center of Nazi power, and the Auschwitz, Treblinka and Terezin Concentration camps. We will remember what once was, we will learn how each country has come to grips with its role in the Holocaust and, we will see examples of the rebuilding and reawakening of Jewish life in Europe. Each destination has its own significance and place in our history. Join us as we learn, remember, and memorialize.

Tour Costs:

  • Land Only: $4,475
  • Land and Air package $5,895 per person in a double room (Single room supplement $1,123)
  • Includes Round Trip Air Taxes and Fuel Surcharge
  • Additional cost: tips for Guide and Driver $165 per person

Included in Tour:

  • 2 nights Intercontinental Hotel Warsaw, 2 nights Holiday Inn City Center Krakow, 3 nights Grand Bohemia Prague 4 nights Westin Grand Hotel Berlin*
  • All touring sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary in Deluxe air-conditioned bus*
  • English speaking guide *
  • Breakfast daily * 7 lunches 7 kosher and vegetarian dinners
  • Group manager throughout the trip* Group transfers upon arrival and departure

For additional information please contact Sherry at 800.247.7235 e-mail: sherry@itctours.com

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Day 1

Depart from New York

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Day 2

Krakow (L, D)

Arrive and transfer via private coach to embark on a full day city tour. En route stop for a 3 course lunch at a local restaurant. Tour includes entrance to: the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, Isaac Synagogue, Old Synagogue, Temple Synagogue, Eagle Pharmacy, Oskar Schindler‛s Enamel Factory. Kosher dinner at the Olive Tree restaurant. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Krakow
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Day 3

Krakow (B, D)

This morning we travel to Auschwitz/Birkenau complex, the former Nazi concentration camps that were established by the Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. About 3 kilometers from Oswiecim, in the former village of Brzezinka, the Nazis established a new camp Auschwitz II Birkenau. Visit the historic synagogue (one of the three surviving in the center of Oswiecim) we will recite Kaddish together. Boxed lunch on route, return to Krakow. Dinner. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Krakow
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Day 4

Arrive Warsaw (B, D)

Depart by First class train to Warsaw. Today‛s visit includes the last remaining fragment of the Ghetto wall at 62 Zlota St., the Mila Memorial, the Ghetto Heroes Monument, Umschlagplatz Monument. Entrance to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews with autoguide. Lunch on own. Kosher dinner at Galil Restaurant. Overnight at the Intercontinental Warsaw
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Day 5

Warsaw – Auschwitz/Birkenau – Warsaw (B, L, D)

Today‛s visit includes entrance to the Nozyk Synagogue, the Jewish Cemetery. Three course Lunch at a local restaurant. Travel to Treblinka. You will visit the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom at Treblinka. Overnight stay at the Intercontinental Warsaw.
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Day 5

Jewish Prague (B, D)

Transfer to the airport for an early flight to Prague. Visit Prague Castle, Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Daliborka Tower, Lobkowitz Palace Museum Lunch on one‛s own at Lobkowitz Palace Museum including lunchtime classical concert (1:00 pm daily). Walk down to the old town via Charles Bridge. Check in the hotel , get ready for Shabbat, Shabbat services with Masorti Community Dinner at Dinitz kosher restaurant ( We will invite Rabbi Hofberg for Dinner), Overnight Grand Bohimia Hotel Prague (or similar)
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Day 6

Shabbat in Prague (B, L)

Shabbat Services (optional) Lunch at Dinitz. Afternoon walking tour of the Charles Bridge and the town center with its magnificent Astronomical clock. Evening Cruise Prague Jazz Boat: Cruise through Prague, take in the sights, and be entertained by a jazz band. Dinner is not included in this boat trip, but should you wish to dine there is a restaurant and on board. Cruise Duration: 21⁄2 hours. Overnight Grand Bohimia hotel
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Day 7

Prague Josefov Town (B, D)

Walking tour of Prague Josefov‛s Town- Prague Jewish town includes; Old town hall, Old- New Synagogue (Altneuschul), Maisel, Pinkas, Klausen and Spanish Synagogue, Lunch. Old Jewish Cemetery, Guttmann Gallery and Ceremonial Hall. Jewish Museum, The rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner at Maitrea Vegetarian. Overnight Grand Bohimia Hotel Prague
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Day 8

Terezin and Lidice (B, L, D) Lunch boxes and snacks

Travel to Terezin the former Nazi “model” concentration camp, the Small Fortress, the Jewish museum and the recently discovered synagogue previously hidden in a potato shed. We will recite Kadish. Lidice (in German: Liditz). It is built on the site of a previous village of the same name which was part of the Nazi-created Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, On our way to Berlin by coach bus , we will visit the Meissen Porcelain factory and enjoy a light meal at their Café. Check into the Hotel. Welcome Dinner at one of Berlin‛s popular restaurants. Overnight Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
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Day 9

Berlin (B, L)

Start with a visit to Weissensee Jewish Cemetery – giving us a sense of the size and importance of Berlin‛s Jewish community before the Shoah. Topography of Terror, Documentation Center. Lunch at Café Schmus in the Jewish Museum including tour. The Museum was finished in 2001; this architecturally profound museum was designed by Polish-born Jewish- American architect Daniel Libeskind. Next, a drive with an overview city tour and a stop at Check Point Charlie (photo opportunity) – the old Cold War border crossing point into Communist East Germany, Brandenburg gate and more Dinner on one‛s own. Overnight Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
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Day 10

Wannsee and Potsdam (B, L)

Gleis 17 or Track 17 – where Berlin Jews were deported to Riga, Auschwitz, Warsaw and Thereisinstadt, we will Recite Kadish. The Wannsee Conference Villa – where the “Final solution “conference was held. Lunch next to Wannsee House. Potsdam – was the residence of the Prussian kings and German Kaisers until 1918. It is the site of the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany. The city is now the capital of the German federal state of Brandenburg and a home to three public colleges and a major film production studio. We will spend the evening on Bandenberger Strasse in Potsdam. Ramble about Potsdam‛s baroque old city or the center of Babelsberg. Discover the city around Brandenburg Street with its shops and modern shopping malls in old inner courtyards. From here you can easily visit the Dutch Quarter with its galleries, upscale boutiques, restaurants and trendy pubs. Dinner on your own. Return to Berlin. Overnight: Westin Grand Hotel Berlin.
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Day 11

(B, L, D)

Visit to the Reichstag housing the parliament called the Bundestag; it is topped with a strikingly contemporary glass dome where we will see fantastic views of central Berlin. Lunch on the roof top at Dachgarten Restaurant. Holocaust Memorial’s Field of Stelae. Walking tour of the Jewish sites of East Berlin, Otto Weidt‛s Workshop for the Blind, Hackesche market, Jewish Boy‛s school, The New Synagogue and Centrum Judaicum, one of the most important locations for contemporary Jewish life in Berlin. Visit the museums of Museum Island; see the Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon and other art treasures. Farwell dinner at Milo kosher Restaurant. Overnight Berlin Hotel
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Day 12

Day of departure Home (B)

After breakfast, Transfer from hotel to airport for your international departure for :USA

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Land Only: $4475 – Land and Air package $5895 per person in a double room

Single room supplement $1123 Includes Round Trip Air Taxes and Fuel Surcharge

Additional cost: tips for Guide and Driver $165 per person For additional information please Sherry at 800.247.7235 e-mail: sherry@itctours.com

  • Rabbi Paul and Melissa Kerbel Warsaw, Krakow-Auschwitz/Birkenau June 4 -16, 2017

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