Study & Educational tours - Jewish legacy: Warsaw-Lublin-Zamosc-Cracow

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in the Polish capital and check in. Dinner at a Jewish Old Town restaurant on request.
Overnight in Warsaw.


Day 2: Warsaw

Breakfast and city sightseeing tour of Warsaw incl. the area of the former ghetto. Out of three synagogues that existed before the World War II, only the Nozyk Synagogue is still there; the Jewish community has been using it since 1983. On Ludwik Zamenhoff Street, there is the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto. In front of the monument, Willy Brandt, the German Chancellor, kneeled down in December 1970 asking for forgiveness in a gesture of humility. The Memorial Route to the Struggle & Martydrom of Jews (1940-1943) begins at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The next stop is the Umschlagplatz Memorial, commemorating the place from which over 300.000 Jews were deported to death camps. Nineteen granite blocks on the route remind about important persons and events related to the fights in the Ghetto area. On Okopowa Street, there is a Jewish cemetery, a burial place to more than 200.000 people. After a visit to the Pawiak prison of the Gestapo, on request a visit to the Old Town.
Overnight in Warsaw


Day 3: Lodz

Excursion to Lodz and city sightseeing tour. With about one million inhabitants, Lodz is Poland's second biggest city. Because of its many textile factories, it is known as "3Polish Manchester". Thanks to Jewish textile manufactures, in the 19th century Lodz developed into a world centre of textile industry. On the site of the former ghetto, visitors can find the monument to the thousands of Jewish victims who did not survive the occupation. The Jewish Cemetery, founded in 1884, is the biggest in Europe.
Drive back to Warsaw and overnight there


Day 4: Kazimierz Dolny

You leave the Polish capital and go for a visit to Kazimerz Dolny, a small picturesque town with rich Renaissance architecture. From the Middle Ages to the Holocaust many Jewish families lived here. After a sightseeing tour including Jewish Cemetery, drive to Majdanek, a suburb of Lublin. Here, you will have the possibility to visit the former death camp, where 120.000 people died including the mausoleum and the monument to the victims.
Overnight in Lublin.


Day 5: Lublin

In the morning, a city sightseeing tour of Lublin with a synagogue from the 19th century and a commemorative table in its interior. Many important people are buried on the 16th century Jewish Cemetery, e.g. Zaddik Jakub Icchak Horowitz, better known as the "Clairvoyant of Lublin".
Overnight in Zamosc.


Day 6: Lancut

Drive to Lancut and visit to the former Jewish Cemetery from the 17th century with the tomb of the famous "Zaddik from Ropczyce". Inside the baroque synagogue, visit to the Museum of Judaism.
Overnight in Cracow, where dinner can be arranged in a typical Old Town restaurant.


Day 7: Cracow & Auschwitz

Drive to the concentration and death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau incl. a film about the liberation of the camp. Return to Cracow and guided walk through the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz. Almost 70.000 Jews lived in Cracow before 2nd World War. From year to year the interest in Jewish history and culture is growing, focusing around the Jewish Quarter. Here, in 1993, the American film director Steven Spielberg filmed the story of a German businessman Oskar Schindler in authentic surroundings. The seven local synagogues were gradually renovated and the 15th century synagogue has been turned into a Jewish Museum. In the evening, on request dinner with Jewish Klezmer concert.
Overnight in Cracow


Day 8: Departure

Breakfast and departure


Services:

  • 3 nights in Warsaw
  • 1 night in Lublin
  • 1 night in Zamosc
  • 2 nights in Cracow
  • half board including.
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • 7 x three-course dinner at the hotel
  • city sightseeing tour of Warsaw including.
  • former ghetto area
  • Umschlagplatz
  • Gestapo prison
  • city sightseeing tour of Lodz including
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • city sightseeing tour of Kazimierz Dolny including.
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • city sightseeing tour Lublin including.
  • synagogue
  • commemorative table
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • city sightseeing tour of Lancut including.
  • synagogue
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • Museum of Judaism
  • visit to Auschiwtz/Birkenau former concentration camp including.
  • documentary film and headphones
  • guided walk through Jewish district of Kazimierz
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