Jewish Heritage Tour – Central Europe

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9 days / 8 nights
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Tour Details

Central Europe rank high on the list for Jewish travelers. Budapest, Vienna and Prague rank indisputably as 3 of Central Europe’s most culturally glorious cities. This tour is historically and visually rich, with time to enjoy art, architecture, music and food. From the fascinating and authentic city that created Kafka, to the sensuous, rich feel of Hungary and the old-world sophistication, music and coffeehouse culture of Vienna. Jewish Heritage is strong here, woven like a golden thread throughout this part of the world. You will be filled with a feeling of being somewhere you have been before, as though in a dream.

Highlights of this Tour

  • Visit of the Dohany Synagogue Budapest
  • Join a Shabbat Service in one of Budapest's many synagogues
  • Good old Vienna
  • Picturesque Prague

Arrival / Departure Airport

Budapest Airport / Prague Airport

Price Includes

  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • 8 overnights as per itinerary
  • Licensed, english speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
Itinerary
Day 1 - Welcome to Budapest
Day 2 - Budpaest
Day 3 - Budapest
Day 4 - Budapest to Vienna
Day 5 - Vienna
Day 6 - Vienna to Prague
Day 7 - Terezin
Day 8 - Prague
Day 9 - Departure Day
  • Arrival in Budapest
  • First orientation Tour in the city
  • Transfer to your hotel and Check-In
  • Overnight in Budapest
  • Visit the birthplace of Theodor Herzl, the Jewish Museum and the Dohany Synagogue.
  • Weeping Willow Memorial Tree, walk through the former Jewish Area
  • In the afternoon you will visit hilly Buda side. Enjoy panoramic views on River Danube and the city.
  • Castel Hill, Royal Palace, St. Matthias Church, Fishermans Bastion and the Citadel are followed by the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial.
  • Overnight in Budapest
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Enjoy a day at leisure.
  • In the morning you can choose to join the Shabbat services in one of Budapest’s many synagogues.
  • Overnight in Budapest.
  • Start your day with breakfast in Budapest.
  • Board your coach for a drive through the Hungarian countryside towards Austria. Or take the hoover ferry boat.
  • Upon arrival visit of Schonbrunn Palace and its Gardens
  • City tour around Ringstrasse, City Hall, State Opera ending at Hofburg Palace.
  • Check-in and Overnight in Vienna
  • Jewish tour of Vienna starting at Leopoldstadt area, once the center of Jewish life in the city. 
  • Continue to the place where the Gestapo Headquarters once stood.
  • Visit Vienna’s only surviving pre-war Synagogue, the Stadttempel. Today houses the Community
    Offices and the Chief Rabbinate.
  • Walk toward Judenplatz and look at the touching new Holocaust Memorial.
  • See Vienna’s most impressive landmark, St. Stephen’s Cathedral before arriving at the Jewish
    Museum.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • Overnight in Vienna
  • After breakfast board your coach.
  • Drive towards Czech Republic. Enroute visit the little known pearls Cesky Crumlov and Trebic.
  • Arrival in Prague and check-in at the hotel.
  • Overnight in Prague
  • Breakfast. Today is dedicated to a Jewish tour in Prague. Begin in the uniquely-preserved Jewish
    Quarter, known as Josefhov, which survived, ironically, due to the Nazi’s demonic intention of making Prague itself a museum of the “Vanished Jewish Race.”
  • The Jewish Quarter is actually one of the principal sights for tourists of all religions when touring
    Prague. Stroll the charming streets and visit the Maisel, Spanish, Pinkas, and Klaus Synagogues, the Ceremonial Hall, and the oldest existing Synagogue, the Old-New (“Alt-Neu”) Synagogue. Prague’s Jewish Museum uses several of these Synagogues as exhibits, and thus boasts one of the most extensive Judaica collections in the world. Also visit the striking Old Cemetery, dating back to the 15th century, which is the burial place for many of Prague’s famous Jews, among them the legendary Rabbi Loew.
  • Enjoy Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Later, depart for an excursion to Terezin (Theresienstadt). This former fortress was, on the order of Heydrich, transformed to a notorious “model” concentration camp, from which Jews from all parts of Europe were assembled while waiting to be transported to their deaths.
  • Return to Prague for an evening at leisure.
  • Overnight in Prague
  • A short drive will bring you to the Prague Castle, situated on top of Hradcany Hill. Visit the imposing Castle, now the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic.
  • Continue to the stunning St. Vitus Cathedral before walking towards the Lesser Town and its
    picturesque streets, typical baroque houses, and galleries featuring emerging local talent.
  • Cross the historic and famed Charles Bridge, always crowded with visitors and artists showing their work.
  • Continue to explore the delightful and colorful streets of Prague, or take the short walk back to the
    hotel.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • In the evening, enjoy Farewell Dinner.
  • Overnight in Prague
  • Transfer to the airport of Prague.
  • Departure
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