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9 Day | Private Jewish Tour of Budapest & Prague

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  • 7 nights' accommodation using selected hotels
  • 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle + 1-day walking tour with licensed, English-speaking local tour guides
  • 1 transfer and assistance to and from the airport in Budapest
  • 1 transfer and assistance to and from the airport in Prague
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast
  • Porterage at the hotels



Day One: Sunday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Monday
ARRIVAL IN BUDAPEST | no guide

  • Arrive at Budapest International Airport.
  • Welcome by your driver and transfer to your hotel in the center of Budapest.
  • Check into the hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Overnight: Budapest

Day Three: Tuesday
EXPLORING BUDAPEST
 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Ascend Castle Hill to view the city from atop the Fisherman's Bastion.
  • Guided visit through downtown Budapest, including Heroes' Square and the sprawling Andrassy Boulevard of Budapest.
  • Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter.
  • 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.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Budapest

Day Four: Wednesday
FREE DAY IN BUDAPEST | no guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure to explore Budapest on your own, with the opportunity to:
  • Wander along Vaci Utca (Vaci Street), with its many shops and cafes.
  • Walk through the enormous enclosed market, where you can find anything from fruits and vegetables to souvenirs.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Danube River to see Budapest's major landmarks in a different light.

Overnight: Budapest

Day Five: Thursday
FROM BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE | no guide
 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Budapest International Airport
  • Depart Budapest for Prague by plane (cost of flight not included).
  • Upon landing at the Prague International Airport, transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to get acclimated and explore on your own.
  • We recommend taking a walk along Pariszka Street towards Prague's Old Town Square to enjoy the architecture and atmosphere of Prague's busiest square. Make sure to take a look at the Astronomical Clock on the southern wall of the Old Town City Hall building. The medieval astronomical clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.

Overnight: Prague

Day Six: Friday
THE GRANDEUR OF PRAGUE | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 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.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • 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.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Evening: Attend a performance of Prague's famous “Black Light Theatre”, bringing mime, music and movement to life.
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Prague

Day Seven: Saturday
SHABBAT AT LEISURE IN PRAGUE | no guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 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.

Overnight: Prague

Day Eight: Sunday
EXCURSION TO CESKY KRUMLOV / TEREZIN

  • Breakfast at the hotel.

Option 1:

  • Depart Prague and drive south to 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.
  • Explore the town and view the houses built in Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance styles.
  • Return to Prague.

Option 2:

  • Depart for Terezin, the town that was turned into a ghetto and concentration camp; the visit includes the Historical Museum, the Art Exhibits and the so-called Hidden Synagogue.
  • Packed lunch en route.
  • Return to Prague.

Both Options:

  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Prague

Day Nine: Monday
RETURN TO THE USA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Prague International Airport.
  • 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 4 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 4-9 passengers:
        $20 per participant per day for the local guide & $10 per participant per day for the driver  
      • For a group of 10-19 passengers and more:
        $10 per participant per day for the local guide & $5 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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