Central Europe – WWI, WWII, Psychology & Culture

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Length

12 days

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Price

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Dates

Summer 2020

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Destinations

Berlin, Prague & Vienna

Program includes

  • 10 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 3 Group Dinners
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Museum Island
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • Jewish Museum
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • Prater Amusement Park

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Berlin, Germany

Day 2 – Berlin

  • Arrive Berlin
  • Airport Transfer – Check In, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 
  • 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
  • Berlin Walking Tour – Brandenburg Gate, Site of Hitler’s bunker, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, The Berlin Wall and more…
  • Lunch Break
  • Museum Island – Museum Island is a unique ensemble of five museums on Spree Island in the district of Mitte in Berlin. The entire complex is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp – Sachsenhausen was one of the most important concentration camps in the Third Reich. It was the first camp established under Heinrich Himmler as Chief of the German Police, and its architectural ​layout was used as a model for almost all concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
  • Lunch Break
    Berlin Street Art Walking Tour

Day 5 – Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bus Transfer to Prague (approx. 4 hours)
  • Check-in, Relax & Refresh – Orientation Tour
  • Prague Welcome Dinner

Day 6 – Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Old Town Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Astronomical Clock, House of the Black Madonna, Church of Our Lady before Týn, Introduction to Czech History, Jewish Quarter, Site of Prague Uprising in WW2, Powder Tower and more…
  • Jewish Museum – one of the oldest and continuously existing Jewish museums in the world, was founded in 1906. The mission of the museum is to document the history, traditions and customs of the Jewish population in Bohemia and preserve valuable artefacts from the Prague synagogues that were destroyed during the liquidation of the Prague ghetto.

Day 7 – Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Castle Hill Walking Tour – Learn about more than ten centuries of the city’s history while exploring the biggest castle complex in the world!
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 8 – Vienna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bus Transfer to Vienna (approx.4 hours) 
  • Arrive Vienna – Check-in & Orientation Tour
  • Austrian Welcome Dinner

Day 9 – Vienna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Vienna – Opera House, Hofburg, St. Michael’s Square, Imperial Crypt, Mozart, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Bermuda Triangle, St. Rupert’s Church and more…
  • Lunch Break
  • Schönbrunn Palace – Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. The 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country.

Day 10 – Vienna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum – The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is one of the foremost museums in the world, with rich holdings comprising artworks from seven millennia – from Ancient Egypt to the late 18th century.
  • Lunch Break
    Prater Amusement Park – An amusement park for many, place of nostalgic dreams for some, oasis of greenery for almost everyone.

Day 11 – Vienna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Vienna
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 12 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Budapest, Hungary for Home

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