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Our city tours offers innovative and meticulously planned itineraries in Poland cities, held by first-rate licensed local tourist guides with Historical, Artistic and Literary University background, and great communicative skills and in your language.
Our privately guided tours are unequally comprehensive, and are conceived and planned to learn not only about the major monuments of the world’s most beautiful city, but to disclose Poland lesser-known treasures, sometime accessible only by special arrangements.
This one week tour include comprehensive view of the Jewish history in Poland for more than 700 years.
The tour follows the main culture life of the jewish community in Poland and take place in Warsaw, Lublin, Krakow, Wroclaw and Lodz with Jewish Guide in English Russian and Hebrew languages.
For Jewish travelers, a tour to Poland may be a difficult yet essential journey. The statistics themselves are harrowing: During the Holocaust, 90% of Poland’s three million Jews were annihilated. Still, Jewish roots go centuries-deep in this country, and we have made great contributions to it. In the past, Jewish travel to Poland was limited to Krakow and Warsaw. Today, however, one can see other important historical sights, as well as the vivid present-day return of a Jewish Poland. To create a more in-depth experience for the sophisticated Jewish traveler, we now also include Tykocin, Kazimiers Dolny, Lublin,Lezajsk, Lancut, Wroclaw, Lodz and more – all featuring new sights and new insights into our complex and continuing life in this part of the world.
Day 01 Arrival to Warsaw
Arrival to Warsaw, and transfer to your hotel to rest and refresh. In the afternoon, begin sightseeing this fascinating city. Today, Jewish life is coming back: The Jewish community is growing, kosher stores and restaurants are opening, and more and more Poles are interested in commemorating, restoring and reviving Jewish culture. Jewish sights will be highlighted, and include the Warsaw Ghetto monument, Umschlagplatz, Mila 18, Nozyk Synagogue, and the impressive Jewish Historic Institute and Museum.
Day 02 Warsaw – Tykocin – Treblinka – Warsaw
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the village of Tykocin in Eastern Poland, whose restored 17th century synagogue also serves as a Jewish Museum. Later, visit the Lupochowa Forest, where the Jews of Tykocin were executed during the Holocaust. Lunch, followed by a visit to Treblinka. Return to Warsaw in the late afternoon, perhaps to be comforted by a Chopin concert – this French-Polish master’s music is played extensively here.
Day 03 Warsaw – Kaizmiers Dolny – Majdanek – Lublin
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, drive towards Lublin, in the southeast. En route, see historic Kazimierz Dolny, a resort once beloved by Jews, whose sights include the Maly Rynek Synagogue. Lunch. Continue towards Lublin and visit the former great Yeshiva and the Old Synagogue. Later in the afternoon, pay respects at Majdanek, before returning to Lublin.
Day 04 Lublin – Lezajsk – Lancut – Tarnow – Krakow
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Lublin for a drive south towards Leżajsk for a visit to the cemetery and the Ohel of Tsaddik Elimelech – a holy site at which, it is believed, wishes are granted through the greatness of the “Tsaddik” (or righteous man). Continue, through lands formerly covered with sthetls, to Lańcut, and tour the Synagogue with Judaica collections. You will also visit Potocki’s beautiful gardens. Later, drive to Tarnow and see its former great synagogue. Arrive in Krakow in the late afternoon. In the evening, enjoy Friday Night Dinner.
Day 05 Krakow
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is at leisure. Krakow is rich in Jewish history and the site of a proud Jewish past (It is also the site of Oskar Schindler’s Iron Factory). Today, with Jewish life returning, Krakow has regained its position as one of the most popular towns in Central Europe, particularly for quality Jewish heritage tours. In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour on foot, including a visit to the Old Town, Market Square, and the Galicia Jewish Museum. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 06 Krakow – Auschwitz – Wroclaw
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, pay your respects at Auschwitz and Birkenau. Later, continue to the town of Wroclaw in western Poland, where you will visit the beautifully restored Wroclaw Stork Synagogue, and the thriving Jewish Community School.
Day 07 Wroclaw – Lodz – Warsaw
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit Lodz, home of the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe (there is talk of making these holy grounds a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit the synagogue – the only one to have survived – and the Lodz Holocaust Memorial. Lodz also features a statue of Moses; let us hope that the commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Kill,” will from now on be revered, not only by Poland, but the world. Continue to Warsaw in the afternoon.
Day 08 Departure from Warsaw
Transfer to Warsaw airport or train station.
The tour is in 5 star hotels on H/B basis with modern bus include WC/DVD and English speaking guide and include all entrances as in the tour plan.
Price of the tour – 745 Euro (per person in DBL)