11 Days Central Europe Bar Mitzvah Tour

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10 Days Eastern Europe Jewish Heritage Tour

Rates are US $ per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 10 people traveling
For private tour 4 - 8 people please click on Independent Tour above to view the rates.
 

 


Day 1 Thursday

DEPART KRAKOW

Overnight flight for Poland.  Meals served during the overnight flight.


Day 2  Friday

Day 2 Friday

ARRIVAL KRAKOW (B)

Arrival in Poland.
Upon your arrival, after passport control and claiming your luggage, meet with your IBMT Tours European Tour Manager, who will accompany you on this journey.
Private minivan transfer from the airport to your hotel in Krakow for check-in.
Queen Boutique Hotel 4* (TBC) or similar. Time to refresh.

Afternoon departure for the Wieliczka Salt Mines. “Magnificent chambers chiseled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometers of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground.”

Notes: 
-The average time needed to complete the route together with visiting the Krakow Saltworks Museum is approximately 3 hours. 
-Please bring warm clothing. Temperatures underground range between 14° and 16° C.
-This visit is always conducted under the supervision of a guide.
After your visit return to your hotel. Dinner and rest of the day on your own. Overnight in Krakow.


Day 3 Saturday

Day 3 Saturday

KRAKOW (B)

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel.
Meet your local guide for a an informative guided tour of the historic center of the city. Your tour this morning includes the Kazimierz Quarter, Market Square, Altshul (Old Synagogue), Rema Synagogue and the Cemetery, the Temple – Reform Congregation and the Galicia Jewish Museum.
Before world war II, “Kazimierz was a Jewish district where Jewish culture flourished. The neighboring district of Podgórze, became the scene of Nazi devastation, with most of the remaining Jewish population fleeing after the war. Now, you can experience the history of this interesting district and see exactly why Steven Spielberg chose it as the set for his film, Schindler's List.
Entrances included in this visit: Old Synagogue (Altshul), Rema Synagogue and Cemetery, Temple and the Galicia Jewish Museum.
After your guided tour enjoy some free time lunch on your own

During the afternoon continue your guided tour of Podgórze (Jewish Ghetto).
You will get to know Krakow's ghetto history and some famous people connected to it.  See Schindler’s Factory Museum, and surviving remnants of the WWII ghetto.”
Rest of the day on your own. Overnight in Krakow.


Day 4 Sunday

Day 4 Sunday

KRAKOW | AUSCHWITZ | PRAGUE (B-L)

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel.
Hotel check-out and departure for Auschwitz.
A somber 3.5 hour guided tour of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz I and II (Birkenau).
“Tour the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp and the most important original camp buildings in Auschwitz II-Birkenau: The prisoner barracks, the unloading platform (ramp), and the ruins of gas chamber and crematoria II or III. There is no way to understand postwar Europe and the world without an in-depth confrontation between our idea of mankind and the remains of Auschwitz.

Boxed lunch will be provided after your guided tour.

Continue to our next destination, Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors. Known as "the city of hundred spires",
known for its Gothic and Baroque buildings and its astronomical clock, known as "Orloj".

Check in to hotel K+K Hotel Fenix 4* (TBC) or similar.

Rest of the day and dinner on your own. Overnight in Prague.


DAY 5  Monday

DAY 5 Monday

BAR MITZVAH DAY | CESKY KRUMLOV

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel. BAR MITZVAH Ceremony
The Ceremony will take place at the Jerusalem St. Jubilee Synagogue (TBC)
 
After the Bar Mitzvah Ceremony and lunch get ready for head up to ?eský Krumlov.

Meet with your Prague local guide for your tour of the city and its historical center.
“Your guided will take you to explore the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the Church of St. Nicholas. These are just some of the iconic sites you’ll see on this guided walking tour. Learn about more than 10 centuries of the Czech capital’s history.”
Prague’s Castle entrance ticket included. Lunch on your own.

Leaving Prague, we head to Ceský Krumlov one of the picturesque towns in Europe. On arrival stroll through the winding streets, the romantic hermitages and a unique urban complex dominated by the imposing castle construction on a bend of the Vltava River. The city has plenty of excellent exhibitions of the most famous artists from around the world, concerts, music festivals, theatrical performances, taverns and even medieval taverns.  Since 1992 the historical center and the complex of the castle buildings have become part of the UNESCO world heritage. Visit (entrance included) the Ceský Krumlov Castle and listen to explanations of a local guide. The Castle is the second largest monumental complex of the Bohemian region, belongs to the most precious dwellings of Central Europe. Its building development has been preserved with the original layout, material structure, interior installations and architectural details from the 14th to the 19th century.

After your visit in Ceský Krumlov we will check into our hotel K+K Hotel Fenix 4* (TBC) or similar.
Overnight in Prague.


DAY 6 Tuesday

PRAGUE (B-D)

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel.

Continue your full day of guided visit of Prague with a tour in the Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. “Explore the area for an overview of the area's history and modern life, starting outside the Rudolfinium on Jan Palach Square. Hear stories about the Jewish community and its most famous people. Look at the synagogues in the area, and go to the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest in Central Europe. Your guide is an expert in the Jewish history of Prague and its people and will tell stories that bring the history of the Jewish Quarter and its synagogues to life.”
Included admissions:  Maisel, Pinkas, Klausen, Spanish and Old-New synagogues. Old Jewish Cemetery and the Ceremonial Hall.
End of your guided tour. Lunch on your own and return to the hotel to refresh, relax and get ready for tonight’s river dinner cruise.
Arrival at the pier for embarkation for a cruise on the Vltava River.

Cruise along the Vltava River from the Cechuv Bridge in the Old Town. Glide gently down the river towards the Charles Bridge. Pass along the hill at Petrin, see the historic fort of Vyšehrad and admire the neo-Renaissance Concert Hall of the Rudolfinum. See the famous Dancing House on the Rašínovo Embankment and enjoy a panoramic view of Prague Castle while being serenaded by live Czech music on board the boat. Enjoy a deluxe buffet dinner (cold buffet, warm buffet and desserts). As you cruise, and purchase drinks from a tempting selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. (additional cost)
At the end of the cruise return to your hotel and overnight in Prague.


DAY 7 Wednesday

PRAGUE | TEREZIN | PRAGUE (B-D)

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel.
Depart for Terezin where you will meet with a local guide for your visit of the town.
Learn about some of the darkest days in European history on a full-day tour to the Terezín Concentration Camp in the sleepy Bohemian countryside. Terezín played a double role, both in the Nazi pursuit of the Final Solution, and their propaganda efforts to conceal the Holocaust. See the monuments and memorials at Terezín and visit the museum to find hidden traces of its dark past.
Included entrance tickets: Small Fortress, Ghetto Museum and Magdeburg Barracks.

After your visit in Terezin time for lunch on your own.

Return to Prague. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner in a local Prague restaurant (with Folk Music) Overnight in Prague.


DAY 8 Thursday

PRAGUE | BUDAPEST (B-D)

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel.

Hotel check-out and depart for Budapest,  the capital of Hungary enjoying the panoramic view en route to Budapest. Stop for lunch on your own (place for lunch will depend on the route taken by the driver, could be Bratislava or Vienna).

Arrival in Budapest and check into your hotel Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center 4* (TBC) or similar.

Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Budapest.

 


DAY 9 Friday

BUDAPEST (B-D)

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel.
Meet your local guide for this morning guided tour of the Jewish Ghetto of Budapest.
Discover the area of the former Ghetto and its synagogues,cemetery, memorials and unique architecture. The three major religious wings of Hungarian Jewry are represented by the Jewish Triangle. Explore the history, culture and religious life of a community that plays an important role in the development of multicultural Hungary.
Included admissions: Dohany Street Synagogue and Jewish Museum.

After your guided tour time for lunch on your own.
Rest of the afternoon free.

Celebrate Shabbat dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Budapest.


DAY 10  Saturday

DAY 10 Saturday

BUDAPEST (B-D

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel.

Meet with your local guide for your classic Budapest sightseeing tour. Learn about Hungary’s 1,000-year-old history and such landmarks as St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament, and more. Walk around the Buda Castle District, soaking up city views from Fisherman’s Bastion and Gellért Hill, and view the monuments to Hungary’s kings and national heroes at Heroes’ Square, Liberty Square and the Shoes on the Danube Promenade. 
End of your guided tour and time for your own lunch.

After your lunch take our private minivan for a visit of Szentendre Center and the Synagogue accompanied by your Tour Manager (25 minutes’ drive from Budapest).
The enchanting little settlement (Szentendre) next to the Danube bank is nicknamed the artists’ town for a reason. You will be sure to fall in love with Szentendre’s galleries, museums and local manufactures inside the centuries old buildings while walking along the town’s trademark cobblestoned streets.
Return to Budapest for the balance of the day at leisure. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Budapest.


DAY 11 Sunday

BUDAPEST | DEPARTURE (B)

Buffet breakfast will be served in your hotel. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

(In case of an early flight a boxed breakfast will be provided by the hotel).


Dates & Rates

Rates are US $ per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 10 people traveling
For private tour 4 - 8 people please click on Independent Tour above to view the rates.
 

 

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13 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 23 Jun 2019 $3863 $5014 $3609 BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 07 Jul 2019 $3863 $5014 $3609 BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 $3863 $5014 $3609 BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Independent Dates & Rates

Rates are US $ per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 10 people traveling
For private tour 4 - 8 people please click on Independent Tour above to view the rates.
 

 

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Inclusions


Hotels

Nights Hotel City
2 Queen Boutique Hotel or similar Krakow
4 K+K Hotel Fenix Prague
3 Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center Budapest

*Room category is based on standard run of the house unless otherwise noted.

Price Includes

  • Welcome meet and assist by IBMT Tours Europe representative
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in 4 & 4.5 star hotels in Krakow
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4 & 4.5 star hotels in Prague
  • 3 nights accommodation in 4 & 4.5 star hotels in Budapest
  • Krakow: 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide
  • Prague: 3 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide.
  • Budapest: 3 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide.
  • 1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Daily buffet breakfast throughout the tour
  • 5 dinners throughout the main tour Prague & Budapest
  • 1 lunch


    * B- Breakfast  L-Lunch  D-Dinner

Not Included:

  • Air fare and departure taxes
  • Rabbi service and ceremony
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Early check in | late check out
  • Meals & beverages not mentioned
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any tips to guide / driver and restaurants staff

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