Havurat ShalomTour to Eastern Europe
April 13 - 24, 2017

Tour Rates & Dates:

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Tour Overview:

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This AmazingTour Includes:

2 nights Intercontinental, Prague, Czech Republic
2 nights Hilton AM Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria
2 nights Kempinski Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
2 nights Mercure Old Town Stare Miasto, Krakow, Poland
2 nights Polonia Palace Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
All touring and sightseeing per an agreed upon itinerary in a deluxe
air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking guide
Train from Krakow to Warsaw
Breakfast daily
Welcome Shabbat dinner in Prague
Brewery tour and dinner
Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Tanya Segal in Krakow
Dinner at Beit Warsawa
Chopin concert |
Farewell dinner in Warsaw
Transfers included if arriving/departing with the main group
Entrance fees as per itinerary

These prices do not include:

Roundtrip airfare & departure taxes and fuel surcharges
(listed separately)
Any border taxes or visas
Tips to guides, driver, and dining room waiters
($15.00 per person, per day-pre-collected)
Any items of a personal nature
Travel Insurance
(Highly recommended)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Thursday, April 13, 2017:

• We depart the United States on our overnight flight to Eastern Europe.

Day 2, Friday, April 14, 2017:

• We arrive in Prague, the Czech capital, also known as "the City of One Thousand Spires" with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks and ancient city walls. We are met by our local host and transferred to our hotel.
• This afternoon, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jewish interest sites, with a visit to the Old City to view the Josefov, Prague's Jewish Town with its Old Town Hall, the Alt-Neu Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Maisel Synagogue, the Jewish Cemetery and the State Jewish Museum.
• This evening, we enjoy Shabbat Services with members of the Jewish community, followed by Shabbat Dinner together.

O/N Prague

Day 3, Saturday, April 15, 2017:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today we travel to Terezin, the former "model" Nazi concentration camp.
• We visit the Fortress, Jewish Cemetery, Museum, the hidden synagogue, the Memorial Monument.
• We see the 1,000 year-old Royal Castle of Hradcany, the Charles Bridge, the Astronomical Clock and St. Vitus Cathedral before transferring to the hotel.
• Continue to the Strahov Monastic Brewery for a tour and dinner.

O/N Prague

DAY 4, Sunday, April 16, 2017:

• Departure from Prague to Vienna.
• Afternoon tour of major landmarks throughout Vienna, including the Hofburg Imperial Palace (once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), Belvedere Palace, the UN Buildings and St. Stephens Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city's imperial history.
• Continue to the State Opera House, considered one of the most important opera houses in the world and the house with the largest repertoire.
• Optional opera or other cultural event this evening.

O/N Vienna

DAY 5, Monday, April 17, 2017:

• Today we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jewish interest sites, including Juden-platz Holocaust Memorial, the Jewish Community Center, and the New Jewish Museum at Place Eskels.
• Continue to the Stadttempel, built in 1826, with its plain exterior and stunning interior - this is the only synagogue in the area that survived the Reichskristallnacht in 1938.

O/N Vienna

DAY 6, Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

• After breakfast we travel from Vienna to Budapest. Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges.

O/N Budapest

DAY 7, Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We begin our day at the Raul Wallenberg Memorial Statue and then visit the Dohany Synagogue, the 2nd largest synagogue in Europe.
• We continue to the Jewish Cemetery and Museum and the Holocaust Memorial.
• We see the Parliament, the Royal Palace, the Castle Hill area, the Fisherman's Bastion.
• Continue to the Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Approximately 6-miles of interconnected caves and cellars beneath Buda Castle Hill, this museum is dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.

O/N Budapest

DAY 8, Thursday, April 20, 2017:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning we depart for Krakow, driving through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras and into the Great Plains of Poland.
• Our Jewish Heritage tour includes the Old Jewish District, Kazimierez, where we see the Old Synagogue (a massive fortress-like building erected in the 15th and 16th Centuries), the "Temple" and the Remuh Synagogue.
?? We continue to the Little Museum at the Drug Store inside the Jewish Ghetto, and Schindler's Factory.
• Our day ends at the Krakow Pinball Museum. There over 300 interactive pinball machines in the exhibition including top rated game titles. The machines are maintained in top technical condition and the best thing is that they are all free to play. On the way to the hotel, we pass Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Church, the Renaissance Cloth Hall and other historic landmarks.

O/N Krakow

DAY 9, Friday, April 21, 2017:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning we travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous Nazi Concentration Camps where many Jews and others perished in WWII. Here we see the museum and pay tribute to the victims.
• We end our day in Krakow and have Shabbat dinner together with Rabbi Tanya Segal from the Galicia Museum and talk about Judaism in Krakow today..

O/N Krakow

DAY 10, Saturday, April 22, 2017:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We depart Krakow by train for Warsaw.
• Upon arrival, we enjoy a panoramic tour of Warsaw including Old Town Square and Lazienki Park.
• Early this evening we meet with members of Beit Warsawa, the new progressive congregation in Warsaw. We enjoy dinner and hospitality as we learn more about the Judaism alive in today's Poland.
• Later tonight we enjoy a special Chopin concert before returning to the hotel.

O/N Warsaw

DAY 11, Sunday, April 23, 2017:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today we have a sightseeing tour encompassing the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Nozyk Synagogue (the only surviving synagogue in Warsaw, founded in 1900), Chopin's Monument, the Warsaw Ghetto, the Jewish Resistance Bunker at Mila 18, Stawski Street buildings (where the SS had their headquarters), the Gensa Cemetery (established in 1806, containing the graves of about 250,000 people and known as the largest cemetery in Poland).
• Farewell dinner together this evening.

O/N Warsaw

DAY 12, Monday, April 24, 2017:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Transfer to the airport for our flight back to the United States arriving home later today.

The Memories Last Forever!

*Itinerary subject to change