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Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna & Prague – Honoring the Jewish Heritage

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$6,890
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
May - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Prague, Vienna, Auschwitz, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest
Warsaw Budapest Vienna Prague Jewish Heritage Tour
Warsaw, Poland

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Prayer and a Q&A with a Rabbi during exclusive, private access in the Frankel Synagogue in Budapest

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Visits to the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, Umschlagplatz, the Jewish Historical Institute, Nozyk Synagogue and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN)

 

Visit to Plaszów concentration camp in Kraków

 

Visit to Poland's poignant museum and memorial at Auschwitz-Birkenau

 

Private piano recital of Chopin music in Warsaw

 

Walking tour of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter; Dohány & Kazinczy synagogues

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

3
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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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A powerful and emotional journey awaits you past artifacts, monuments and stories of the past on our Jewish heritage tours.

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

Become immersed in the cultural legacies and poignant history of the Jewish communities of Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna and Prague on this special Jewish heritage tour. Emotionally stirring, historic sites are inextricably linked to their Jewish heritage, offering a chance to learn, in depth, reflect and remember the sacrifices that were made there.

Sites include the Ghetto Memorial, the Jewish Historical Institute, Nozyk Synagogue and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) in Warsaw; Kazimierz (the former Jewish Quarter) and Plaszów concentration camp in Kraków, with a stop at Oskar Schindler's factory; and the poignant museum and memorial in Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Budapest, visit Dohány and Kazinczy synagogues in the Jewish Quarter; the Holocaust Memorial; and enjoy private access, prayer and a Q&A with the Rabbi at the Frankel Synagogue. A walking tour of Old Town Bratislava offers insights on the Jewish Holocaust in Slovakia. Explore Leopoldstadt, the Judenplatz, the synagogue and the Jewish Museum in Vienna; and Terezin concentration camp, the Czech Republic's Memorial of National Martyrdom, the Museum of the Ghetto and Josefov, Prague's historic Jewish Quarter, during a stay in Prague. Read Less

Visit Warsaw's Holocaust memorials and POLIN

Day 2

In Warsaw, explore the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, Nozyk Synagogue, POLIN and more

Before World War II, Poland was once home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, which had thrived for centuries in an environment of religious tolerance. Your time in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, includes visits to Holocaust memorials including Nozyk Synagogue, the only one of Warsaw’s 400 synagogues to survive the war; the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943; the Umschlagplatz (the “taking away place”), the deportation point for thousands of Warsaw’s Jewish Holocaust victims; and the internationally-acclaimed POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, built on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, which immerses visitors in the 1,000-year history of the Jews in Poland through interactive exhibits, reconstructions, and multimedia.

The Plaszów memorial and more

Day 4

Your travels in Kraków include the former Schindler factory and the Plaszów concentration camp memorial

In Kraków’s industrial district of Zablocie on the right bank of the Wisla River stands the former enameled vessels factory once operated by German industrialist Oskar Schindler, whose efforts to protect the lives of his Jewish workers was portrayed in the film, “Schindler’s List.” Today the former factory is a branch of the City of Krakow Historical Museum chronicling life in Krakow under German occupation, and includes several exhibits involving the story of Schindler and his workers. After a brief visit here, you’ll continue on to pay your respects at the remains of and memorial to victims of Plaszów, the infamous forced labor camp turned concentration camp from which Schindler managed to save more than a thousand Jewish workers.

A poignant visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial

Day 4

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial outside Kraków, and tour of the sites of both infamous camps

Dating back to 1335, a re-emerging Kazimierz – Kraków’s historic Jewish Quarter – thrives anew today with cafés and bistros, antique shops, museums and galleries… despite being nearly destroyed by the Nazis during the Holocaust of World War II. On a guided tour of the district, you’ll visit the 15th-century Old Synagogue museum where exhibits showcase the history and traditions of Polish Judaism. Then, journey some 40 miles southwest of Kraków for a poignant visit to the memorial and museum at the former extermination camp complex at Auschwitz-Birkenau – including Blocks 4, 5, 7 and 11 at Auschwitz – followed by a tour of the Birkenau site. Back in Kazimierz, dinner is accompanied by Klezmer music.

Private luncheon cruise in Prague with a Holocaust survivor

Day 11

A private luncheon cruise on Prague's Vltava River includes a Q&A with a Holocaust survivor

For many of Europe's greatest cities, the rivers that flow through them are often their lifeblood and their defining feature. So it is with Prague, ancient capital of the Czech Republic, split by the Vltava River but joined by the historic Charles Bridge (and 17 others!). And there's no better or more unique way to experience the heart of this timeless city than aboard a private luncheon cruise on the Vltava through Prague's Lesser Town and Old Town. And during your cruise, you'll be joined by a Czech concentration camp survivor for a poignant discussion of the Holocaust in wartime Czechoslovakia, followed by a memorable Q & A session.

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You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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