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10 Day | Jewish Tour of Budapest, Vienna & Prague

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  • 8 nights' accommodation using selected hotels
  • 6 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus and 2 days of walking tours with licensed, English-speaking local tour guides
  • Da'at tour educator accompanying the group from arrival to departure
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 3 dinners
  • Porterage at the hotels


Day One: Sunday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Monday
ARRIVAL IN BUDAPEST

  • Arrive at Budapest International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel on your own. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • 2:00 p.m. Meet your tour educator and other group members in the hotel lobby.
  • Begin an introductory tour of Budapest by ascending Castle Hill to view the city from atop the Fisherman's Bastion.
  • Visit the Medieval Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in the area of Budapest.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus Looking at the Ever-Changing Map of Europe: Welcome dinner and orientation dialogue with your tour educator.
  • Evening walk through the center of Budapest.

Overnight: Budapest

Day Three: Tuesday
JEWISH LIFE IN BUDAPEST

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus An Inside Look into Hungary - Politics, Economics & Society: Dialogue with a leading scholar.
  • Explore the story of Jewish Budapest over the past 150 years, including visits to:
    • The Dohany Street Synagogue, the largest in Europe.
    • The Jewish Museum, built on the site of the house where Theodor Herzl was born.
    • The Community Holocaust Memorial.
  • Lunch on own at the Budapest Market, with free time to purchase local spices and delicacies.
  • Special program with the local Jewish community at the Jewish Community Center OR Israeli Cultural Institute.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Free time to explore on your own, with the opportunity to:
    • Visit Budapest's City Park (Varosliget), which features Vajdahunyad Castle, the City Park Lake, which is great for rowing in summer and ice skating in winter, the Budapest Circus and the Municipal Zoo, which is over 100 years old.
    • Visit the Széchenyi Bathhouse, the largest medicinal bath in Europe, which houses a number of indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Depart as a group for a special cruise on the Danube River
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Budapest

Day Four: Wednesday
THE FOLKLORE OF BUDAPEST

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Stop at the Shoes on the Danube Promenade, a memorial created by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay on the Pest side of the Danube, honoring the Jews shot by fascist Arrow Cross militants during World War II. The memorial represents the shoes left on the river bank as the victims fell into the water.
  • Guided visit through Downtown Budapest, including Heroes' Square and the sprawling Andrassy Boulevard of Budapest.
  • Take a drive to the picturesque artists' village of Szentendre, where you'll have a chance to wander through the different shops and coffee houses and visit one of the world's smallest synagogues.
  • Lunch on your own in Sztendre.
  • Return to Budapest.
  • Free time for wandering along Vaci Utca (Vaci Street), with its many shops and cafes, or walk through the enormous enclosed market, where you can find anything from fruits and vegetables to souvenirs.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Budapest

Day Five: Thursday
THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel, depart Budapest and drive to Vienna.
  • LaDa'at Focus An Introduction to Vienna with your tour educator.
  • Begin with an orientation tour of the city and view the Hofberg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings and St. Peter's Cathedral.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Visit the Jewish Museum of Vienna in Palai Eskeles and Museum Judenplatz, which offers a modern presentation of the history of Viennese Jewry.
  • Stop at the Memorial to Austrian Holocaust Victims.
  • Visit the Vienna Temple (Stadtempel), the only surviving synagogue from pre-WWII days, located near the Judenplatz, the main square of the Jewish community for nearly 500 years. 
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Free time to explore the city on your own, with the opportunity to:
    • Ride Vienna's famous Giant Ferris Wheel for great views of the city.
    • Take a boat ride on the Danube River.
    • Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens.
  • Dinner on own with a chance to try the famous wiener schnitzel.

Overnight: Vienna

Day Six: Friday
FROM THE DANUBE TO THE VLTAVA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel, depart Vienna and drive to the Czech Republic.
  • Visit Cesky Krumlov, a fairytale town with a maze of narrow cobbled streets; it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Continue to Prague and check into the hotel.
  • Optional Kabbalat Shabbat services at a local synagogue.
  • Shabbat dinner with members of the local Jewish community.

Overnight: Prague

Day Seven: Saturday
THE GRANDEUR OF PRAGUE | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus An Inside Look into the Czech Republic - Politics, Economics & Society: Dialogue with a local journalist.
  • Transfer to the Prague Castle for a guided tour of the Castle and an overview of the City of 100 Spires, a walk along the Golden Lane and a visit to the Toy Museum.
  • Walk through the Lesser Town and over the Charles Bridge.
  • Continue on a walking tour though the Old Town of Prague, concluding at the Astronomical Clock.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • In the Footsteps of Kafka: Walking tour through landmarks in Kafka's life.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own.
  • Evening: Attend a performance of Prague's famous “Black Light Theatre”, bringing mime, music and movement to life.

Overnight: Prague

Day Eight: Sunday
THE GLORY OF JEWISH PRAGUE | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus The Jewish Community of Prague - A Millennium of Complex Coexistence with your tour educator.
  • Guided visit through Jewish Prague, including the Old Ghetto and the Precious Legacy Exhibit at the Jewish Museum, which encompasses the Altneu Shul, the Maisel Synagogue, the Pincus Synagogue, the Old Cemetery and the Spanish Synagogue.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to explore Prague on your own, with the opportunity to:
    • Bike along the river.
    • Take the funicular up to Petrín Hill, for great views of the city from Petrín Tower and a stroll through the Rose Garden.
    • Visit art galleries.
    • Visit the Franz Kafka Museum.
    • Take a boat ride on the Vltava River.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Prague

Day Nine: Monday
MEMORY & CONTINUITY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Terezin accompanied by a Holocaust survivor.
  • Visit Terezin, the town that was turned into a ghetto and concentration camp, including the Historical Museum and the Art Exhibits, the so-called Hidden Synagogue and the Crematorium.
  • Packed lunch en route.
  • Return to Prague.
  • Free time for last-minute shopping, packing or to explore on your own.
  • Festive farewell dinner and group reflection at a restaurant.

Overnight: Prague

Day Ten: Tuesday
RETURN TO THE USA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Transfer on your own to the Prague International Airport. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.

 

 

Need to Know

  • Tour rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 15 full paying participants. 
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers and the tour educator are included.  
  • Hotels are subject to confirmation. If the hotels listed cannot be confirmed, we will use other hotels on the same level.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin (not full- or queen-size) beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Tour Educator: All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities included for restaurant and hotel staff only (for guides and drivers, see below).
  • Baggage: All tour packages / group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of the incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach. Please check with your individual carrier with regard to permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.



Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. Airfare may be purchased from us for travel originating in the United States. 
  • Supplemental cost for Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony (to be advised upon request).                  
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls, Wi-Fi usage and postage are not included.
  • Guide and Driver Gratuities (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants):
      • For a group of 15-19 passengers:
        $10 per participant per day for the Da'at tour educator, $5 per participant per day for the local guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver  
      • For a group of 20 passengers and more:
        $8 per participant per day for the Da'at tour educator, $5 per participant per day for the local guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver
         


    Additional Information

    • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
    • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S., you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
    • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
    • Holidays and Museum Closures: Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
    • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.


     
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