Central Europe – World War II & Holocaust

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Length

12 days

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Destinations

Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Zakopane

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare*
  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Travellers Insurance
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Topographie des Terrors
  • Jewish Museum
  • Sachsenhausen
  • Prague Jewish Quarter
  • Prague Castle
  • Theresienstadt
  • Schindler’s Factory
  • Auschwitz
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Berlin, Germany

Day 2 – Berlin

  • Arrive in Berlin, Germany
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Berlin Walking TourBrandenburg Gate, Site of Hitler’s bunker, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, The Berlin Wall and more…
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Topographie des Terrors – Where once were located the headquarters of the SS and the Secret Police Office, now is the main center for the documentation of Nazi crimes.
  • Jewish Museum – A timeless monument to Jewish history and life in Germany, Daniel Libeskind’s Berlin Jüdisches Museum is one of the world’s undisputed museums and architectural gems.

Day 4 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Oranienburg
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp – A nazi concentration camp, used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May 19

Day 5 – Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Prague (4h30), Check-in & Refresh
  • Prague Walking Tour – Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Rudolfinum, City Hall
  • Prague Jewish Quarter (Josefov) – The tour will include the oldest active synagogue in western Europe, related to the legend of the Golem, and Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery.

Day 6 – Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Prague Castle – The largest coherent castle complex in the world, dating from the 9th Century, is now also official office of the President of the Czech Republic.
  • Petřín Hill Lookout Point

Day 7 – Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Terezin
  • Theresienstadt – A hybrid concentration camp and ghetto established by the SS between 1941 and 1945  in the fortress town Terezín.
  • Sleeper Train to Krakow

Day 8 – Krakow

  • Arrive in Krakow, Drop Bags & Refresh
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Krakow Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) & Jewish Ghetto – Learn about the historical coexistence of Jews and Christians in this neighborhood and visit the old synagogue and the Jewish Ghetto.
  • Schindler’s Factory – The factory where Oskar Schindler wrote his list saving many Jews now hosts two museums.

Day 9 – Krakow

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Auschwitz
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp – The largest  complex of concentration and extermination camps in the Third Reich.

Day 10 – Krakow

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine – Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt, underground saline lakes and unique statues sculpted in salt. Learn why the mines were so important in the history of the Polish people.
  • Transfer to Zakopane, the gateway to the Tatra Mountains
  • Drop Bags and Refresh

Day 11 – Zakopane

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Hike the Tatra Mountains – Enjoy the stunning views and the pristine nature of the “Polish Alps”, the highest range of the Carpathian Mountains.
  • Return to Krakow
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 12 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Return Home from Krakow, Poland

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