Ayelet's Traveling University
with Rabbi Sam Kieffer
Eastern Europe Adventure
September 2016

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Tour Overview:

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This Amazing Tour Includes:

2 nights Intercontinental Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
3 nights Grand Hotel, Krakow, Poland
2 nights Kempinski Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
3 nights King David Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
All touring and sightseeing per an agreed upon itinerary in a deluxe
air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking guide
Train from Warsaw to Krakow
Breakfast daily
Chopin concert
Welcome dinner in Warsaw
Dinner at Beit Warsawa
Shabbat dinner in Krakow
Shabbat lunch in Krakow
Farewell dinner in Prague
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
(Available to book separately during registration process)
Internal flight from Budapest to Prague (charged separately on invoice)
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)

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Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1, Monday, September 5, 2016:

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

DAY 2, Tuesday, September 6, 2016:

• We arrive in Warsaw where we are met by our local host and transferred to our hotel.
• This afternoon we enjoy a panoramic tour of Warsaw including Old Town Square and Lazienki Park.
• Early this evening we enjoy a special Chopin concert before enjoying our welcome dinner and orientation lecture with Rabbi Sam Kieffer.

O/N Warsaw

DAY 3, Wednesday, September 7, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Private lecture this morning with Rabbi Sam Kieffer.
• 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).
• Tonight we meet with members of Beit Warsawa, the new progressive congregation in Warsaw. We enjoy dinner and hospitality as we learn more about Judaism alive in Poland today.

O/N Warsaw

DAY 4, Thursday, September 8, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We depart Warsaw by train for Krakow.
• 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, Schindler's Factory and the Plashow Concentration Camp.

O/N Krakow

DAY 5, Friday, September 9, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Private lecture this morning with Rabbi Sam Kieffer.
• 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 return to Krakow.
• Tonight we enjoy Shabbat services followed by Shabbat dinner at our hotel.

O/N Krakow

DAY 6, Saturday, September 10, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel. Shabbat Shalom!
• This morning, we invite you to join us for Shabbat services at a local congregation.
• Shabbat lunch together.
• This afternoon, our city walking tour includes Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Church, the Renaissance Cloth Hall and other historic landmarks.

O/N Krakow

DAY 7, Sunday, September 11, 2016:

• After breakfast we travel from Krakow 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. Rabbi Sam Kieffer will lecture on the bus.
• Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

O/N Budapest

DAY 8, Monday, September 12, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Private lecture this morning with Rabbi Sam Kieffer.
• 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.

O/N Budapest

DAY 9, Tuesday, September 13, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today we transfer to the airport to board our flight to Prague, the Czech capital, also known as "the City of One Thousand Spires" with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks and ancient city walls.
• Upon arrival, 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.

O/N Prague

DAY 10, Wednesday, September 14, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Private lecture this morning with Rabbi Sam Kieffer.
• Today we travel to Terezin, the former "model" Nazi concentration camp.
• We visit the Fortress, Jewish Cemetery, Museum, the hidden synagogue, the Memorial Monument and the town itself.

O/N Prague

DAY 11, Thursday, September 15, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today 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.
• Farewell dinner together this evening.

O/N Prague

DAY 12, Friday, September 16, 2016:

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Transfer to the airport for our flight back to the United States.

The Memories Last Forever!

*Itinerary subject to change