INCLUDED:2 nights Bristol Hotel, Odessa3 nights Premiere Palace Hotel, Kiev2 nights Leopolis Hotel, LvivAll touring in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with expert English-speaking guidesLectures by Professor Natan Meir throughoutBreakfast daily3 dinners, including Shabbat dinner in KievInternal flight from Odessa to KievEntrance fees per itineraryPorterageNOT INCLUDED: Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surchargesBorder taxes or visa feesTips to guides, drivers and dining room waiters ($18 per person, per day; pre-collected)Meals not listed aboveItems of a personal natureTravel insurance is recommended - group policy available
About Professor Natan Meir:
From his groundbreaking research on the Jews of Russia and Ukraine to his work as a consultant for Moscow’s Jewish Museum, Professor Natan Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University in Oregon, has earned an international reputation as a scholar of Jewish social, cultural, and religious history. His latest book, Stepchildren of the Shtetl, recovers the histories of Jewish Eastern Europe’s social outcasts: the disabled, the mentally ill, orphans, and beggars. His previous book, Kiev, Jewish Metropolis, explored Jewish life and culture in a Ukrainian city under Russian imperial rule. Students praise his classroom as an inspiring intellectual space. An avid trailrunner, he speaks eight languages and is now working on his ninth.