WUPJ/Netzer Summer Youth Camp Mission to Europe July 2017
Led by Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander


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Tour Overview:

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Escorted Tour Includes:

2 nights Hotel Dnipro Cherkasy, Cherkasy, Ukraine
2 nights Premiere Palace Hotel Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
2 nights Hotel Novotel Toulouse Centre Compans Cafarelli, Toulouse, France
2 nights Hotel Panorama Einbeck, Einbeck, Germany
2 nights Gustav Stresemann Institut & Hotel, Bonn, Germany

INCLUDED - These prices include:
All touring and sightseeing per an agreed upon itinerary in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with local English speaking guides
Tour Director throughout
Breakfast daily
7 dinners, including Shabbat dinners at camp and in Einbeck
5 lunches at summer camps
2 internal flights in Europe
July 24: Kiev to Toulouse
July 26: Toulouse to Hanover
Transfers included if arriving/departing with the main group
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Porterage

NOT INCLUDED - These prices do not include:
Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges
(Please contact Ayelet Tours for assistance booking flights)
Any border taxes or visas
Tips to guides, driver, and dining room waiters ($18.00 per person, per day-pre-collected)
Lunches and dinners not listed above
Any items of a personal nature
Travel Insurance (highly recommended)


Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Wednesday, July 19, 2017: DEPARTURE
• We depart the United States for our flight to Kiev, Ukraine.

Day 2: Thursday, July 20, 2017: WELCOME TO UKRAINE!
• Each traveler arrives in Kiev on own (Airport code KBP) by 2:30pm. We will meet at a designated place and time for the transfer to Cherkasy (approx. 2 hour drive).
• Dinner together this evening with members of the Jewish community in Cherkasy.

Overnight in Cherkasy

Day 3: Friday, July 21, 2017: WUPJ/NETZER SUMMER YOUTH CAMP: UKRAINE
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we visit the local Jewish Kindergarten, as well as other key places within the community. We also have a chance to view the highlights of the city of Cherkasy itself.
• Later, we transfer to our WUPJ/Netzer Summer Youth camp site. We enjoy a full afternoon and evening interacting with staff and campers, culminating in a rousing Shabbat celebration at sundown.
• Lunch and dinner included at camp.

Overnight in Cherkasy

Day 4: Saturday, July 22, 2017: UKRAINE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP - SHABBAT SHALOM!
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We spend Shabbat with staff and campers, including lunch and dinner at camp.
• After dinner, transfer to Kiev for a late night arrival (2 hr drive)

Overnight in Kiev

Day 5: Sunday, July 23, 2017: KIEV
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We enjoy a Jewish heritage tour of Kiev, with stops at Podol, the center of Jewish life in Kiev, and the Central Synagogue for a tour of the building by a local resident.
• Meet with Rabbi and visit the local Reform congregation, Hatikva Kiev.
• Our final stop today is at the Museum of Sholom Aleikhem, the great Jewish writer, one of the founders of Yiddish literature, including children's stories.
• Dinner together this evening with members of the Jewish community.

Overnight in Kiev

Day 6: Monday, July 24, 2017: BABI YAR / TO FRANCE
• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• This morning, we visit Babi Yar, the infamous site where a series of devastating massacres were carried out during World War II.
• We transfer to the airport for our afternoon flight to Toulouse, France (flight included in our tour).
• Check in to hotel and free evening in Toulouse.

Overnight in Toulouse

Day 7: Tuesday, July 25, 2017: TARN SUMMER YOUTH CAMP
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We transfer to the WUPJ/Netzer's French Summer Youth camp near Tarn for a full day camp experience! Lunch and dinner are included at camp.

Overnight in Toulouse

Day 8: Wednesday, July 26, 2017: TOULOUSE
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we enjoy a tour of the charming French city of Toulouse.
• We transfer to the Toulouse airport for our flight to Hanover, Germany
• Upon arrival, we transfer for our late night check-in in Einbeck, Germany

Overnight in Einbeck

Day 9: Thursday, July 27, 2017: NETZER GERMANY SUMMER YOUTH CAMP
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We transfer to the WUPJ/Netzer Summer Youth Camp near Einbeck in the morning for a full day of camp activities, including lunch and dinner at camp.
• We return to our hotel in the evening.

Overnight in Einbeck

Day 10: Friday, July 28, 2017: EINBECK TO BONN
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We drive this morning to Bonn, near Cologne (3.5 hours), to join the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany at their Regional Conference. We'll enjoy the conference sessions, as well as Shabbat dinner with participants of the conferences.
• Kabbalat Shabbat services together at the conference.

Overnight in Bonn

Day 11: Saturday, July 29, 2017: UNION OF PROGRESSIVE JEWS CONFERENCE
• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today, we celebrate Shabbat and learn as participants in the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany Regional Conference. Lunch and dinner are included with our participation.

Overnight in Bonn

Day 12: Sunday, July 30, 2017: DEPARTURE
• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• Transfer to Frankfurt airport (1.5 - 2 hr drive) to connect to flights home (booked separately - please book flights to depart after 1 pm local time).
• We land in the United States later today.




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