Jewish Heritage Tour

7 days from $2,688 per person*
  • Visit the Lodz Jewish Ghetto and Old Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw.
  • Learn the haunting history of Auschwitz with expert guide.
  • Explore the Gothic Royal Castle with private guide.
  • Led by private guide, enjoy a city tour of Warsaw.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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This touching journey will take you through 1000 years of Polish Jewish history and let you explore the reawakening of Jewish life today. For one thousand years, Poland was the cradle of Jewish civilization and the majority of world Jewry can claim their ancestral roots in this magnificent country which used to be home to the largest and most vibrant Jewish life. Your journey will take you from the vivid and colorful capital, Warsaw to the beauty of Krakow and the touching experience of Auschwitz. More than sixty years after the Holocaust, Poland is once again home to a Jewish community proud of its heritage and culture. Join this journey to explore the past while you encounter the present of Jewish life in Poland today.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Warsaw
    Warsaw
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistance
    • Poland - Welcome Package Warsaw(2)
  • Day 2 Warsaw
    Warsaw
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Jewish Sightseeing Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Lublin to Krakow
    Lublin to Krakow
    • Lublin - Krakow [Lublin & Majdanek] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Krakow
    Krakow
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Wawel Hill Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Visit Kazimierz Jewish Qtr (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Krakow
    Krakow
    • Tour - Private - Auschwitz and Museum (6hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner in a Jewish Restaurant - Dinner
  • Day 6 Krakow to Warsaw
    Krakow to Warsaw
    • Krakow - Warsaw [with Lodz Ghetto & Cemetery Visit] - Vehicle/Drive/ Local Guide
  • Day 7 Warsaw
    Warsaw
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistance
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Warsaw

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Polonia Palace (4*)

Polonia Palace is a stylish and elegant luxury hotel, located in downtown Warsaw. As the leading and most prestigious Grand Hotel in Warsaw since 1913, it is superbly located facing the Palace of Culture and Science, business districts and shopping areas. After its recent renovation, the hotel blends a revitalized sense of charming history with state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the splendid guest rooms and dine at the elegant Strauss Restaurant before sipping on a delectable cocktail at the trendy Bojangles Bar & Lounge. Check out the state-of-the-art fitness room, including two saunas, and relax both your mind and body as you truly get the most out of your stay at the beautiful Polonia Palace Hotel.

Warsaw
Warsaw
Polonia Palace (4*)
Polonia Palace (4*)

Day 2: Warsaw

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Warsaw with local guide including visit to the Old Town as well as places related with Jewish Heritage: The Jewish Cemetery, Monument of the Ghetto Heroes and the The Nozyk Synagogue. Includes entrances to Nozyk Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery.

Accommodation: Polonia Palace (4*)
Monument of the Ghetto Heroes
Monument of the Ghetto Heroes

Day 3: Lublin - Krakow

This morning your personal guide will pick you up from the hotel for a sightseeing tour of Lublin. The city was for centuries known as a centre of Jewish intelligence. After the tour you will be transferred to Majdanek and visit the Concentration Camp. In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Krakow via Lezajsk and Lancut.

Includes entrance to Majdanek concentration Camp.

Accommodation: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*)

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel invites you to the heart of Krakow, Polish cultural capital and a city full of life. The hotel is established in a newly renovated 19th century building, perfectly placed between the Old Town Square and the trendy area of Kazimierz. It is ideally located away from the noise, yet only minutes walk from the city’s main attractions. The fusion of traditional architecture with modern and elegant interiors, combined with a great location and perfect service will make for a memorable stay in Krakow.

Saint Mary's church
Saint Mary's church
Metropolitan Boutique Hotel
Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Day 4: Krakow

Half day tour of the Wawel Hill. This Gothic Royal Castle was built on the remains of a 10th century settlement. The magnificent Renaissance interiors contain numerous paintings, furniture and national memorabilia. Collection of famous "Wawel Tapestries" designed and made in Flandre, especially for the castle’s interiors, is truly unique. The renowned Sigismund Chapel with gold-plated dome is one of them. The Cathedral is also a necropolis of Polish Kings, Dukes and noble citizens, buried in numerous crypts, sarcophaguses, tombs and chapels. A walk down the river concludes the tour, and leads to a limestone cave, which is said to be the shelter of a legendary dragon. Entrance fees to wawel Castle and Cathedral are included.

Jewish community of Kraków gathered in the Kazimierz district in the 15th century, forming a unique, commercial, religious and cultural center. During the Holocaust, this small Jewish world was destroyed. Recent restorations have allowed for this community to regain some of its original, traditional Jewish appearance. During your tour, visit old and new synagogues. Take time to enjoy coffee, kosher wine and Paschal dish in the local restaurants. The area is also well know as the place that the film "Schindler's List" was shot. The tour also includes a drive by former Nazi labour camp in Plaszów, Schindler's glazery and house.

Accommodation: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*)
Wawel Castle
Wawel Castle
Old Synagogue, Kazimierz District
Old Synagogue, Kazimierz District

Day 5: Krakow

All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz was designed as the venue of the "final solution of the Jewish question in Europe". From spring 1942 until the fall of 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over Nazi-occupied Europe. It was the largest Nazi extermination camp, and site of the biggest genocide. The area is well preserved and nowadays it houses the Holocaust Museum, listed as being UNESCO Heritage site. The tour will include a 15-minute documentary movie serving as an introduction, then a visit to the brick-mortar barracks in Auschwitz I, and the extensive area of the large wooden extermination camp at Auschwitz II – Birkenau. Entrance fee is included. ((Your private guide will take you to Auschwitz and provide explanations, the actual tour of the site is a shared experience led by an Auschwitz guide.)

Enjoy dinner in a Jewish restaurant Ester located in the very heart of Krakow's Kazimierz district by the Old Synagogue. Surrounded by historic architecture, its kitchen serves traditional Polish, European, and Jewish dishes. Ester's chef assures a good atmosphere and the best food, whether at breakfast in the morning with freshly baked rolls, or lunch or dinner featuring exceptional original dishes.

Accommodation: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*)
Auschwitz
Auschwitz

Day 6: Krakow - Warsaw

Enjoy a private transfer from Krakow to Warsaw. During this transfer you will have a sightseeing tour of Lodz including the Ghetto area and Cemetery. After the tour you will continue on to Warsaw.

Entrance to Lodz Jewish Ghetto and Old Jewish Cemetery included.

Accommodation: Polonia Palace (4*)
Lodz Radegast Rail Station Memorial
Lodz Radegast Rail Station Memorial

Day 7: Warsaw

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Polonia Palace (4*): Warsaw

Polonia Palace is a stylish and elegant luxury hotel, located in downtown Warsaw. As the leading and most prestigious Grand Hotel in Warsaw since 1913, it is superbly located facing the Palace of Culture and Science, business districts and shopping areas. After its recent renovation, the hotel blends a revitalized sense of charming history with state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the splendid guest rooms and dine at the elegant Strauss Restaurant before sipping on a delectable cocktail at the trendy Bojangles Bar & Lounge. Check out the state-of-the-art fitness room, including two saunas, and relax both your mind and body as you truly get the most out of your stay at the beautiful Polonia Palace Hotel.

Polonia Palace (4*)
Polonia Palace (4*)
Polonia Palace - Lobby
Polonia Palace - Lobby

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*): Krakow

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel invites you to the heart of Krakow, Polish cultural capital and a city full of life. The hotel is established in a newly renovated 19th century building, perfectly placed between the Old Town Square and the trendy area of Kazimierz. It is ideally located away from the noise, yet only minutes walk from the city’s main attractions. The fusion of traditional architecture with modern and elegant interiors, combined with a great location and perfect service will make for a memorable stay in Krakow.

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel
Metropolitan Boutique Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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