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Jewish Heritage Tour

5 days / 4 nigths

Krakow - Old Synagogue (Kazimierz)

Day 1  Warsaw

Warszawa - Old Town

Private transfer to the hotel.
Time at leisure.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Day 2  Warsaw (City Tour)

Warsaw - Palace of Culture and Science

Highlights of your tour include: former Ghetto area, Memory Lane from the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto to Transportation Square. (Umschlagplatz), visiting the Jewish cemetery at Okopowa Street – the most valuable monument of Jewish culture in Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Institute and Museum, Royal Castle, former residence of Polish Kings , Old Town Quarter, Old Market Square, documentary movie in Historical Museum, the Barbican and medieval defence walls, visit to Lazienki Palace, private residence of Polish King and its evocative sculpture of Chopin surrounded by rose bushes. View from the highest floor of Palace of Culture and Science ( gift from Stalin).

Day 3  Warsaw - Cracow (Old City)

Krakow - Main Market Square (Rynek)

After breakfast private transfer hotel - train station , departure for Cracow. transfer train station – hotel.
After check-in and lunch half day Cracow Old City walking tour. Sightseeing including: Wawel Royal Cathedral - for centuries a burial place of Polish kings (entrance), Market Square with Renaissance Cloth Hall with numerous souvenir, Gothic St.Mary’s Basilica, Collegium Maius, the oldest College of Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 year.

Day 4  Cracow - Kazimierz - Oswiecim - Cracow

Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum

Morning: Kazimierz Cracovian Jewish District & Podgorze - former Ghetto area. Transfer from the hotel, then a walk through the cosy lanes of Kazimierz allows us to move backwards to another époque and with some imagination you can see the town as described in the Isaac B. Singer's books. On the way we will pass two synagogues - Tempel and Isaac, which are, without doubt, the prettiest on Kazimierz. Visit the famous Remuh Synagogue (entrance), named after the great Cracovian rabbi and scholar Moses Isserles; Remuh Cemetery, which was in use from 1551 till 1800. The atmosphere of the old times can be re-found in the local restaurants and cafes, which offer delicious dishes and drinks of the traditional Jewish cuisine, accompanied by charming music which only here sounds so special.
Then drive to Oswiecim/ Auschwitz and visit of former KL Auschwitz - Birkenau. The death camp known as Konzentrations Lager Auschwitz-Birkenau was in fact the biggest Nazi death factory and it is the largest cemetery in the world (local guide & documentary movie) Return to the hotel in the nlate afternoon.

Day 5  Cracow - Tarnow - Bobowa - Nowy Sacz - Cracow

Bobowa - Synagogue

Departure after breakfast. First stop in Tarnow (Tarnow Market Square, Bimah, former Jewish District). Then visit of Bobowa synagogue and cemetery with grave of the famous tsaddik Halberstam (Bobowa Hasidim). En return route via picturesque beskidy landscapes visit of Nowy Sacz ( Old Synagogue).

Day 6  Cracow

Breakfast. Private transfer hotel - airport or train station.

  • Shalom Tadeusz

    We returned safely home this morning.
    I like again to thank you for all you help and assistance for arranging our trip to Poland.

    Hope to see you in Israel

    N.& A. I. – Israel

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